All the latest news from the energy sector, including local firms leading the way for the North East. Plus information on energy opportunities, advice and comment pieces from business experts in the field.

Equipment at DeepOcean

Subsea firm DeepOcean is looking forward to a bright future

One of the region's premier subsea companies is looking towards a bright future based on a balanced portfolio of work in renewables and oil and gas. Peter McCusker speaks to DeepOcean

NOF Energy is on course to attract even more delegates to the conference than last year, when more than 400 attended

Leading contractors sign up for Energy: A Balanced Future conference

There are five months to go but the NOF Energy conference at Sage Newcastle is already drawing in big names

Managing director of FES International Rob Anderson

FES International report profitable year despite drop in UK turnover

The Northumberland fluid transfer systems firm reported profits of £3.23m

Chris Johnson and Nicky Atkinson, FW Capital Investment Executives, and Bill Scott CEO, Wilton Engineering Services

New grant scheme could help deliver thousands of jobs to the North East

North East manufacturers can now secure unique financial support which should help them land larger contracts and grow more quickly. Peter McCusker reports

Fastflow CEO and owner, Neil Armstrong

Big grid deal for Washington-based Fastflow Energy Services

Since launching two years ago Washington-based Fastflow Energy Services has created jobs for 100 people

Prime Minister David Cameron

Frack Northumberland and build nuclear power stations, David Cameron urged

The Prime Minister was told to shelve the Climate Change Act to which it was claimed there was "extraordinarily strong opposition"

Wind turbine at Lynemouth, Northumberland

Peers demand an end to 'ugly, noisy' Northumberland wind farms

'It's not even that windy there', said peers demanding change to 'bonkers' planning laws for wind turbines in the North East countryside

Freddy Shepherd at Sheherd offshore with the Technip subsea construction vessel

How Freddy Shepherd has masterminded a £100m revolution on the banks of the Tyne

Over £100m has recently been invested on the River Tyne's thriving north bank, with long-standing landowners Shepherd Offshore at the heart of this activity

Rotary driller in action for geothermal heating

The Journal Opinion: Geothermal energy could be the way forward

The Journal's opinion column for Tuesday, October 14, where we look at geothermal energy as a solution to power cut concerns

Trainers James Thomas, left, and Paul Ambury with a delegation of Nigerian students

Targeting new talent for the North East's subsea sector

Ensuring there is a steady supply of skilled staff is vital to the future of the North East's rapidly growing subsea and offshore sectors, as Peter McCusker reports

Grangemouth petrochemical refinery in Falkirk

Grangemouth dispute wipes £1.25m off Cordell Group profits

Cordell Group said it's in good shape, despite losing £1.25m in profit from the Grangemouth oil refinery contract

Electricity pylons with wind turbines in the distance

Energy efficiency will be the priority for future UK Governments

With prices continuing to rise and demand set to double households and businesses are being encouraged to using energy in a more efficient way

Energy, Marine and Offshore Industry

Business Supplement: Energy, Marine and Offshore Industry

The Journal is pleased to present the second of its twice annual publications covering the North of England's Energy, Marine and Offshore industry

Subsea Innovation

Subsea Innovation grow turnover by 38% to surpass £10m milestone

The Darlington-based designers and manufacturers of equipment for the offshore oil and gas industry reported a strong 2013

An oil rig in the North Sea

After Scotland's decision the future looks brighter for the North East

Friday's Journal features our latest supplement - the North of England Energy and Offshore Report - focusing on one of the region's most important industries. Peter McCusker looks ahead to this publication

Port of Blyth Chef Executive Martin Lawlor

Port of Blyth joins Rio de Janeiro and Singapore as one of three sites to house oil spill response equipment

The Northumberland port has won a competitive tender to station equipment that will be used across the Northern Hemisphere

An oil rig in the North Sea

Nigel Wright survey reveals average pay in the oil and gas sector tops £80,000

A survey from Nigel Wright suggests industry stakeholders, such as recruiters, have played a part in driving up wages

A North Sea oil rig

Scottish Independence referendum has caused years of uncertainty in the oil and gas sector, industry says

What will a Yes vote in tomorrow’s Scottish Independence Referendum mean for the North East energy economy?

Managing director of FES International Rob Anderson

Ashington's FES International scoop $1.2m North Sea contract

The suppliers to the offshore industry have secured a major contract with NOV Flexibles

Andrew Hodgson, vice chair of the North East Local Enterprise Partnership and chair of the Subsea NE

North East businesses must stay at forefront of subsea sector

Work is set to begin on the construction of a new national research centre on Tyneside which will help the North East maintain its world-leading prominence in the fast-growing subsea sector


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