OGA support for Aberdeen City Deal welcome - Macdonald

Following the publication of the Oil and Gas Authority’s Corporate Plan for 2016-2021, North East Labour MSP Lewis Macdonald has welcomed the organisation’s commitment to supporting the Aberdeen City Region Deal.

Lewis said : “The OGA’s commitment to “proactively support” the Oil and Gas Technology Centre (OGTC) as part of the Aberdeen City Region Deal is good news for the North East and good news for the future of the North Sea oil and gas industry.

“The OGTC has a key role to play in maximising recovery from North Sea fields, as well as skills retention and developing new technological innovations for the industry.

"The support of the OGA for this project will be vital to its success.

“While the funding committed for a further round of seismic exploration by the OGA is also welcome, the UK Government must be willing to continue investing in such projects as long as they continue to protect the future of the North Sea industry.”

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