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Oil giant Shell has pulled out of the controversial Cambo oil field development west of Shetland.

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Oil giant Shell has pulled out of the controversial Cambo oil field development west of Shetland

Shell pulling out of their 30% stake in the new oilfield west of Shetland is a huge blow to the project. Siccar Point have 70% stake and are “disappointed”…

#UK union sets out strike plans at #TotalEnergies  fields starting Dec. 6 | *Weekly 24-hour work stoppages at UK /condensate fields, #gastland '>Sh #gastland  plant *TotalEnergies working with contractor to ensure 'safe operation'

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In 2014, Alex Salmond said offshore oil in Scottish waters was worth up to £60bn and would pave the way for a prosperous independence. Now, Shell says the biggest unexplored area near Shetland is not economically viable and is abandoning its investment.

Big win for environmental groups as @Shell  quits the Cambo oil and gas project, situated 125km west of Shetland in water depths of between 1,050m and 1,100m.

Oil giant Shell has pulled out of the controversial #Cambo  oil field, west of Shetland It had a 30% stake in the proposed development, which is awaiting approval from UK authorities Majority stakeholder Siccar Point says it’s “disappointed” and will “review options”

Shell has pulled out of the Cambo offshore development, west of Shetland. It has a 30% stake. Operating firm Siccar Point is reviewing its options: @Shell  "the economic case for investment in this project is not strong enough at this time, as well as having potential for delays"

Toddler decided to give her Shetland pony a shower! 😂


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@AlokSharma_RDG  trying to defend the indefensible on #Marr  - Government has no leverage to persuade others to give up new fossil fuels when PM refuses to rule out coal mine in Cumbria & new oil field off Shetland#Cambo  We’re way off track to meet our own targets #WalkTheTalk 

Am I missing something? Why would ‘Shetland’ be waiting for a “Hebridean hero” when the series is set in err Shetland? (And the actor is Glaswegian?) What have the Hebrides got to do with it? Surely@TheScotsman  you can’t have?…….

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“I don’t think the UK is leading by example.” The UK’s climate policy is “incoherent”, Green MP Caroline Lucas tells @krishgm  amid the government’s “support for a new oil field off the Shetland Islands”.

#COP26 President @AlokSharma_RDG ⁩ says report must be decisive “wake up call” for countries to do more on climate I completely agree - but if he’s serious, UK Government should lead the way by scrapping plans for new #Cambo  oilfield off Shetland

??????? The SNP’s#SP21  campaign has begun. ? @NicolaSturgeon  will tour Scotland virtually, holding digital town hall meetings from Stranraer to Shetland. ? These times call for serious leadership - make it #BothVotesSNP  to re-elect Nicola Sturgeon as First Minister on May 6.

A boat has been captured in beautiful drone footage creating a channel through the ice for another vessel at Voe in Shetland

The Shetland Islands Council has voted 18-2 to explore ways of looking at independence - and claim its geographical share of North Sea oil. Laurance Reed examined the case for independence here:

The Shetland Islands are home to one of the UK's most charismatic mammals...the European otter ?❄️? #Winterwatch