First minister to chair new Scottish energy advisors (OE 2009)

Alex Salmond, first minister, told Offshore Europe 2009 that the new Scottish Energy Advisory Board he is to chair will play a role in the future of Scotland’s energy business.

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ABERDEEN, UK -- Alex Salmond, first minister, told Offshore Europe 2009 that the new Scottish Energy Advisory Board he is to chair will play a role in the future of Scotland’s energy business.

Optimism is returning to the oil and gas industry thanks to recovering oil prices and the return to normal of the capital markets, Salmond said, and he aims for Scotland and Aberdeen to use their natural resources to build on an existing status as an oil and gas hub to become a global energy hub.

An oil and gas advisory committee of key industry and public agency personnel will be established as part of the approach.

“With Scotland's natural resources and the world class skills of our people, I am confident we can build on our success as an oil and gas centre to become a global energy leader across the range of industries and technologies,” said Salmond.

9/9/2009

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