Peter McCusker

Peter McCusker

Peter McCusker is a journalist who specialises in the energy sector

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From left: Bill Laurie, general manager at OGN; Dennis Clark, OGN chairman and Rt Hon Patrick McLoughlin MP

North East offshore supply chain offered a lifeline after Budget but there are still concerns for the future

North East experts say there was a lot in the Budget to encourage the beleaguered industry but raise concerns about investor confidence

NOF conference at the Sage Gateshead

North Sea energy sector sweating on the Budget

NOF conference hears from speakers who point to urgent need to bring help to the oil and gas sector

Harry Bradbury

North East energy firm Five-Quarter hits out at 'alarmist' petition against its activities

Five-Quarter wants to harness the coal lying off the coast of the North East to provide power for thousands of homes

An oil rig in the North Sea

Plummeting exploration is threatening the future of North Sea oil

Oil price crash and decline in production have led to historical lows in exploratory wells being sunk

Durham firm Tekmar is leading the way in providing equipment for offshore wind farms

The Newton Aycliffe-based company is at the forefront of the offshore wind industry's drive to reduce costs

Guss Weiss of GDF Suez Energy

Energy costs are making the UK uncompetitive, says power company boss

Head of GDF Suez Energy says the UK will lose businesses abroad if it carries on with its low-carbon targets

Andrew Hodgson, managing director of SMD

SMD boss Andrew Hodgson says offshore sector is set to boom

The £120m sale of SMD to a Chinese buyer demonstrates the on-going strength and healthy long term prospects of the subsea sector, says its chief executive Andrew Hodgson

Chief Executive of Oil & Gas UK Malcolm Webb speaking during the Summit

North Sea oil 'on a knife-edge' conference hears on offshore sector

Conference hears fears for future of offshore sector - but says companies in the North East could provide the solution

Paul Stonebanks, managing director of AIS

North Shields energy centre is blazing a trail for offshore training

AIS training centre in North Shields is expanding its activities even as the offshore industry feels the pinch

An oil rig in the North Sea

Oil companies told to 'hang on in there' during North Sea price slump

Offshore firms are hoping for drop in punishing tax regime in February's Budget

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