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BP Submits Worst Case Scenario Contingency Plan For New Well
2011-10-13 04:59:28

BP has established contingency plans to fight a massive oil spill twice the size of last year´s Deepwater Horizon disaster in the Gulf of Mexico, BBC News reports. The oil giant submitted its "worst-case scenario" Oil Pollution Emergency Plan to the British government, from which it is seeking approval to begin drilling a new exploratory well 80 miles northwest of the Shetland islands early next year. BP has been exploring those deep waters for some forty years, and has been...

2010-04-28 10:59:00

HOUSTON, April 28 /PRNewswire/ -- The Scottish oil and gas industry generated a record 15.4 billion pounds sterling in sales in 2008-2009, an 8.3 percent increase from 2007-2008, according to a new report from Scottish Enterprise and Scottish Council for Development and Industry (SCDI). The Survey of International Activity in the Oil and Gas Sector outlines major growth in international sales activity from the oil and gas supply chain, which accounted for 42.6 percent of the total Scottish...

2009-11-25 01:00:00

LONDON, November 25 /PRNewswire/ -- - Community Trading Online is Booming - Schools Trader Page Hits up Over 95% Universitiestrader - the community trading site for students - is looking for 200 students to join as agents. Each agent will cover one university community in the UK and Ireland. http://www.universitiestrader.com has just been launched by the outfit behind Schoolstrader, one of the UK's leading online trading sites for school communities. Schoolstrader,...

2009-01-11 15:31:26

Flowers are being banned from an increasing number of hospitals in Scotland amid fears the traditional get-well gift is a health hazard, officials say. National Health Service officials say the ban makes sense because vase water may harbor dangerous bugs, bouquets can trigger allergies and spilled water can damage equipment, Scotland on Sunday reported. A spokeswoman for Shetland Health Board confirmed its policy of allowing flowers in its two hospitals was being reviewed. It is possible...

2008-07-25 06:00:33

A PILOT was forced to make an emergency landing yesterday - to change a faulty light bulb. The plane, carrying 32 passengers from Shetland to Aberdeen, was diverted after the pilot reported a smell of burning. A full emergency was declared and the fire service, ambulance and police went on standby at Kirkwall airport on Orkney to meet the Loganair plane. The Saab 340, which left Sumburgh airport at 2pm and had been due to arrive in Aberdeen at around 3pm, landed in Orkney at 2.54pm....

2008-07-08 06:00:32

By Frank Urquhart OIL giant Shell yesterday announced the completion of an agreement to sell eight of the company's oil and gas fields in the East Shetland basin of the North Sea and transfer hundreds of jobs to a subsidiary of the Abu Dhabi national oil company. Fears that Shell was preparing a retreat from its vast North Sea operations were first raised last June when the oil major announced plans to sell off its East Shetland assets on the same day as the company revealed it was...

2008-07-03 12:00:54

By DAVID ROSS HIGHLAND CORRESPONDENT IT started with what appeared to be just another storm in a Hebridean teacup but will end with significant changes in the management of the health service on Scotland's main island groups. Western Isles health board has had five chief executives in the last five years but only one had his home in the islands. Now it is looking for a sixth. Indeed, at the inquiry into the board's finances by the Holyrood audit committee in March, MSPs were staggered to...

2008-06-24 06:02:41

By JOHN ROSS THE Scottish Government was under pressure last night to resolve a damaging industrial dispute that disrupted the travel plans of more than 2,000 air passengers yesterday. Strike action by fire and rescue staff meant more than 70 lifeline flights were cancelled at nine of the 11 airports operated by Highlands and Islands Airports Ltd (HIAL) on behalf of the government. Barra, Benbecula, Campbeltown, Islay, Kirkwall, Stornoway, Sumburgh, Tiree and Wick airports were...

2008-06-23 00:00:17

STRIKE action is to hit nine Scottish airports today, with 2000 passengers having flights cancelled because of a pay dispute involving firefighters. Scheduled flights will be suspended due to the action by members of the trade union Unite. The action will lead to the closure of the airports at Barra, Benbecula, Campbeltown, Islay, Kirkwall, Stornoway, Sumburgh, Tiree and Wick. A second 24 hours of industrial action is planned for July 4. Operators Highlands and Islands Airports...

2008-06-20 12:00:28

By DAVID ROSS HIGHLAND CORRESPONDENT LOGANAIR, the airline which flies to some of the most remote and fragile communities in the country, is preparing to cut some of its flights this summer because of the rise in fuel costs. Passengers who have already booked will be offered flights the same day, but island representatives last night called on the Prime Minister and Chancellor to recognise the seriousness of this development . Loganair flies as British Airways franchisee to the likes of...