Laggan and Tormore Fields (Productivity)

Part of the debate – in the Scottish Parliament on 9 February 2016.

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Photo of Mike MacKenzie Mike MacKenzie Scottish National Party

Given reports that the gas produced from the Laggan and Tormore fields is expected to provide around 8 per cent of the United Kingdom’s gas needs, equivalent to that of about 2 million homes, does the cabinet secretary agree that this is a significant boost to North Sea production; that with 22 billion barrels of recoverable oil remaining in the North Sea, the oil and gas sector still has a viable and, indeed, bright future; and that the UK Government needs to act now in the industry’s time of need to provide an appropriate fiscal regime that helps to maximise economic return?