Peter McCusker

Peter McCusker

Peter McCusker is a journalist who specialises in the energy sector

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Petrol pump

Oil price collapse will hurt North East offshore sector but companies are prepared

North East Offshore firms braced for difficult times, but know that industry will recover

The E35 as it arrived from the fabricators

Wave and tidal energy sector at critical point

A number of big firms have abandoned plans for tidal energy, putting the future of the industry in doubt

Harrison Rafferty, logistics assistant with Geothermal Drilling Ltd

North East at the forefront of multi-million pound geothermal energy plans

Despite a recent setback, scientists say the North East has the potential to become the site of the UK’s first geothermal energy scheme in decades

The Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne delivers his Autumn Statement to MPs in the House of Commons, London

Energy sector in the North East gives mixed reaction to the Chancellor's Autumn Statement

It's fair to say the North Sea oil industry was underwhelmed by last week's Autumn Statement tax cut - but a subsequent declaration of Government support for the basin has boosted morale

An oil rig in the North Sea

Confidence falls in the North Sea oil and gas industry

Declining production levels and falling oil prices hit confidence in offshore sector particularly the North Sea

Concerns remain over the future of the UK's energy supply

The National Grid may have corralled enough generating capacity together to keep the lights on this winter, but serious concerns are now emerging for at least the next 10 years

George Rafferty, chief executive of NOF Energy

Falling oil price presents opportunities to North East firms

With the oil price falling sharply and the majors looking closely at expenditure plans, industry experts say North East supply chain companies should hold their nerve – and take advantages of the new opportunities on offer

Bryan Bunn of Nortech Solutions

North East firm Nortech Solutions wins US fracking work

Teesside entrepreneur Bryan Bunn leads one of the first North East businesses to win work in the American shale gas industry and he believes there is great potential for others to follow

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

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

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