UK seeks to drill more oil and gas from North Sea
24/03/2021 | news | science | 1,081
More oil and gas wells are to be drilled in the North Sea, the UK government announces.
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24/03/2021 10:03:25 19 15
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For this government, the mantra is greed not green.
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24/03/2021 10:09:49 18 9
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Wealth before Health.
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24/03/2021 10:22:33 4 3
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I'm not the biggest fan of this government, but you conveniently forget that we need hydrocarbons for many things.

If you argued that we should be investing more money into alternative schemes like geothermal and CCS, in addition to drilling for hydrocarbons, then I would agree with you.

Instead, you use this HYS to make a snide remark.
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24/03/2021 10:04:38 190 69
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We cannot instantly switch to everything carbon free. It will take a couple of decades at least to go carbon neutral.

Until then its best that we drill our own fossil fuels

- for our economy
- and we are likely to do it more cleanly than many other producers.
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24/03/2021 10:11:49 76 80
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Denmark is ahead of the UK. It will stop offering new licenses in the North Sea and stop production altogether in 2050.
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24/03/2021 10:56:55 32 4
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And the more that comes from the North Sea, the less reliant we are on supplies from Russia, that also pass through other countries that may cut off supplies.
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24/03/2021 11:06:07 14 4
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This is good news. It would be mad to cut adrift the exploration sector, which is also providing the technology (e.g. wind farms, carbon capture) for cutting emissions.
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24/03/2021 12:15:53 1 1
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Are you go to build the Carbon capture unit before starting the new oil and gas field and the cost of found some with renewable you do not have too
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24/03/2021 12:36:12 6 4
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Carbon neutral doesnt exist. Its an unachievable myth
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24/03/2021 16:52:59 3 0
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Yes, if we negotiate hard enough with the laws of physics we can win this argument. Our case is so reasonable that physics will agree in the end.
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24/03/2021 19:10:59 3 0
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If you thought we had reach peek government stupidity, apparently not. 2 decades is too slow only got 10 yrs at most.
24/03/2021 22:32:56 0 1
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What the Danes are not telling you is,,, they have already exhausted there easy to get at supplies... there just seeming to be nice, the reality is they don’t have hardly any left any way
24/03/2021 22:54:00 0 0
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LOL! All the revenue from the 80's oil boom were given away as tax breaks for the top 10%.
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24/03/2021 10:05:37 8 2
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Eventually our hydrocarbon reservoirs are going to become extinct.

Our geothermal reservoirs, though, will never become extinct. The potential output for geothermal is 100 GW_e in the US alone. Why aren't we investing more money into it?
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24/03/2021 10:09:18 16 7
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Difficult to make a toothbrush from steam.

Oil isn't just about energy.

Think how many things you use each day that are derived from oil.

Your keyboard being one.
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24/03/2021 10:10:20 4 0
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Never is a bit strong, eventually this planet will die one way or another
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24/03/2021 10:25:07 2 2
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"Our geothermal reservoirs, though, will never become extinct"

Yes they will, never is a long time
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24/03/2021 10:06:54 12 16
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Finally some good news.

I thought the government was actually beginning too take all this Green nonsense far too seriously.

Time to get that coking coal mine back on track too.

The UK has been held back for too long by these Green Luddites and their fantasy economics.
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24/03/2021 10:18:56 5 3
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Are you insane? You would risk creating a Venus type atmosphere and the end of all life on the planet for the sake of your ‘precious ‘economy’?

I wish we could put all your ilk on a spaceship to Venus so you could experience the future you’re endorsing first hand.
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24/03/2021 10:07:54 10 15
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Despicable. Every decision this government makes is another nail in the coffin for the planet. Where is the green revolution promised? Just more lies. Scotland needs to get Indy quick to block U.K. gov from any further access to North Sea oil and gas.
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ABM
24/03/2021 10:13:15 4 3
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No Scottish Independence; Boris won't allow it ??
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24/03/2021 10:26:06 1 2
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You will find that the companies that extract the oil & gas are London based, not Scotland based. The North Sea is part of the UK, unlucky
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24/03/2021 10:33:16 2 1
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What are you going to use instead.?you don't want nuclear power stations but you want everything electric. Wind farms can only do so much and those in the northsea are disturbing the sea creatures and solar farms have trouble getting the plans through..
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24/03/2021 10:08:53 12 14
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Trying to milk Scotland's Oil whilst they can I see.

The game for London will soon be up & whilst we watch in horror at this naked resource grab we can rest assured it will soon be over.

The mud slinging fest has predictably failed - wee Doogie has to reflect on his position as Chief Lackey for leading the vote of no confirdence before the Enquiry results were published - simply inept.
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ABM
24/03/2021 10:11:58 6 5
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No Scottish Independence; Boris won't allow it ??
You sound very "confirdent" indeed...and it was an "inquiry".

Round one to Sturgeon, I predict her ko'd about round 8 or 9. The husband though much earlier than that.

Salmond knows what's in all the closets .
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FLC
24/03/2021 10:09:08 0 3
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Open cast mining will continue and go right across the country, will not cease .
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24/03/2021 10:08:47 43 29
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My central heating is gas. My car is diesel - my next car will be diesel. These aren't about to change any time soon. We need o&g and will need it for generations to come.
The real environmental issue is China, India, Brazil, etc.... Unless and until these countries are confronted, there's little point in us making symbolic gestures.
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24/03/2021 10:11:02 25 37
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So we'll just ignore the biggest Polluter on the Planet in your La La World rant?
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24/03/2021 10:11:28 11 1
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And the USA
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FLC
24/03/2021 10:20:19 6 10
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My 20 tonner is diesel and I'm not buying some ridiculous Tesla nonsense, con of the century, any century.
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24/03/2021 10:23:07 12 6
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Ah yes. "Bigger countries need to do more, so I can carry on doing absolutely nothing".
It's a global, universal, individual problem.
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24/03/2021 13:52:05 1 0
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We can mix hydrogen into your gas supply so your boiler can burn it without you noticing (up to 20%) and fully convert it all very easily (so no loss of convenience). Buying a diesel car in the next few years will be a really bad investment for you though as the second hand market for those is likely to collapse. In 5 years time most makers will stop developing new diesel models.
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24/03/2021 10:05:37 8 2
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Eventually our hydrocarbon reservoirs are going to become extinct.

Our geothermal reservoirs, though, will never become extinct. The potential output for geothermal is 100 GW_e in the US alone. Why aren't we investing more money into it?
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24/03/2021 10:09:18 16 7
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Difficult to make a toothbrush from steam.

Oil isn't just about energy.

Think how many things you use each day that are derived from oil.

Your keyboard being one.
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24/03/2021 10:14:09 8 2
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I know and appreciate that, but my point still stands. My comment wasn't about stopping drilling for hydrocarbons but about the lack of investment in other forms of energies.

Not many places to share that kind of opinion on BBC. Seemingly never open HYS on this kind of article.
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24/03/2021 10:35:24 0 0
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We don't want all the plastics being made from oil either.
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24/03/2021 10:03:25 19 15
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For this government, the mantra is greed not green.
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24/03/2021 10:09:49 18 9
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Wealth before Health.
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24/03/2021 10:05:37 8 2
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Eventually our hydrocarbon reservoirs are going to become extinct.

Our geothermal reservoirs, though, will never become extinct. The potential output for geothermal is 100 GW_e in the US alone. Why aren't we investing more money into it?
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24/03/2021 10:10:20 4 0
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Never is a bit strong, eventually this planet will die one way or another
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24/03/2021 10:15:12 4 0
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Obviously, but that's going to be a long, *long* time after we run out of our natural hydrocarbon supply, isn't it?
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ABM
24/03/2021 10:10:38 8 11
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Might as well use up as much oil as we can now before the green brigade scuppers it.
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24/03/2021 10:10:41 114 24
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Does anybody equate oil with things other than energy?

Like all the things we're using to fight COVID, all made from oil.

It's about managing it. Which this is doing.
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24/03/2021 10:21:20 83 17
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You'd think.

But there are many on here who take an "out of sight and out of mind" attitude, whereby it's fine to buy in oil from the dirtiest, least environmentally friendly sources around the world, paying a big premium for the privilege, just as long as it isn't *us* producing the stuff...

Of course, pragmatism and basic common sense having long since left the echo chamber.
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24/03/2021 10:11:01 9 15
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Another boost for Scottish Independence. Another Tory greedy and IMPOSED decision by the UK Government so they can continue to pillage Scottish oil - EVEN THOUGH SCOTLAND DOES WANT THIS OR NEED THIS PREFERING GREEN AVENUES.
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ABM
24/03/2021 10:12:51 6 3
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No Scottish Independence; Boris won't allow it ??
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24/03/2021 10:08:47 43 29
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My central heating is gas. My car is diesel - my next car will be diesel. These aren't about to change any time soon. We need o&g and will need it for generations to come.
The real environmental issue is China, India, Brazil, etc.... Unless and until these countries are confronted, there's little point in us making symbolic gestures.
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24/03/2021 10:11:02 25 37
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So we'll just ignore the biggest Polluter on the Planet in your La La World rant?
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24/03/2021 10:59:59 4 2
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China is the biggest polluter. Weird random capitalization btw.
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24/03/2021 11:40:29 2 0
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Wow, the irony is strong in this one.
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24/03/2021 10:11:07 6 7
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Eh? We were told the oil was all gone....och
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24/03/2021 10:23:55 3 2
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It's astonishing that the disappearing Oil & Gas reserves keep on providing - you would have thought there was a concerted cover up campaign going since the 1970s.

We are truly cursed to have all these resources arent we?
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24/03/2021 10:08:47 43 29
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My central heating is gas. My car is diesel - my next car will be diesel. These aren't about to change any time soon. We need o&g and will need it for generations to come.
The real environmental issue is China, India, Brazil, etc.... Unless and until these countries are confronted, there's little point in us making symbolic gestures.
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24/03/2021 10:11:28 11 1
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And the USA
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24/03/2021 10:24:23 3 0
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Yup - and them
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24/03/2021 10:04:38 190 69
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We cannot instantly switch to everything carbon free. It will take a couple of decades at least to go carbon neutral.

Until then its best that we drill our own fossil fuels

- for our economy
- and we are likely to do it more cleanly than many other producers.
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24/03/2021 10:11:49 76 80
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Denmark is ahead of the UK. It will stop offering new licenses in the North Sea and stop production altogether in 2050.
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24/03/2021 10:41:37 23 11
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Yeah.

Sure they will.

Until a reason to change their mind comes up.
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24/03/2021 10:48:13 13 5
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But the Danes have a Bacon wealth fund to fall back on............
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24/03/2021 10:51:59 35 6
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Danes in a different place in the O+G life cycle. Their new exploration prospects were virtually non existent anyway. So easy decision + virtue signalling
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24/03/2021 11:28:51 8 7
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Good more for us
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24/03/2021 11:29:32 13 5
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Easy for Denmark, it has nothing left! Oil and gas will be always be needed - plastics etc. and diesel and aviation fuels can't be replaced yet.

Better in UK for jobs and where emission limits are followed than in Iraq, Saudi, Nigeria where they are ignored!

Anyway, the UK exported all our manufacturing and emissions to China years ago! Easy to be pious when you do SFA - the British disease?
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24/03/2021 11:36:14 3 5
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And??? Your point?
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24/03/2021 11:48:06 12 4
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...errr. By their own numbers Denmark will have produced every drop they have by 2050 anyway. Not much of a commitment really.
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24/03/2021 12:10:33 5 3
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They put very high taxes on new cars to discourage ownership (imagine the outcry if the UK did that), and have one of the highest income tax rates in the world. Their people buy used cars abroad and import them because they can't afford to buy new ones, so they're inefficient and polluting. Average car age in Denmark is 9.2 years. Only 0.7% of their cars are electric (about 1% UK).
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24/03/2021 12:37:28 4 2
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When? Where will it get its energy from ? Dont say renewables, because (a) they arent energy dense enough and (b) they arent carbon neutral. Solar panels are made from coal!!
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24/03/2021 13:03:11 3 0
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yeh 10 million people and no real % oil business - not credible comment
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24/03/2021 14:45:14 1 1
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There's only 5 million of them. They don't have the same problem as the UK.
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24/03/2021 22:22:20 0 1
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If I recall correctly there had been no interest from any prospective E&Ps in the previous Danish licensing rounds. A bit of pathetic virtue signalling by them when everyone knows you’ve got no resources left.
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24/03/2021 10:08:53 12 14
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Trying to milk Scotland's Oil whilst they can I see.

The game for London will soon be up & whilst we watch in horror at this naked resource grab we can rest assured it will soon be over.

The mud slinging fest has predictably failed - wee Doogie has to reflect on his position as Chief Lackey for leading the vote of no confirdence before the Enquiry results were published - simply inept.
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ABM
24/03/2021 10:11:58 6 5
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No Scottish Independence; Boris won't allow it ??
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24/03/2021 10:17:51 3 1
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King Canute style?
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24/03/2021 10:11:01 9 15
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Another boost for Scottish Independence. Another Tory greedy and IMPOSED decision by the UK Government so they can continue to pillage Scottish oil - EVEN THOUGH SCOTLAND DOES WANT THIS OR NEED THIS PREFERING GREEN AVENUES.
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ABM
24/03/2021 10:12:51 6 3
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No Scottish Independence; Boris won't allow it ??
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24/03/2021 10:19:57 1 2
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It is Wee Nikki who has spent the six years since the last failed referendum giving it 'Now is not the time'.

Yet, for the Little Scotlanders, this is somehow the fault of the Tories.

On the up-side, when the SNP are voted out in May, it will be somebody else giving it 'Now is not the time' for the next four years.
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24/03/2021 10:22:48 3 2
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I presume Boris is now trying to mimic King Canute now instead of Winston?
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24/03/2021 11:00:39 0 1
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Look for ANOTHER U turn. Lol
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24/03/2021 10:07:54 10 15
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Despicable. Every decision this government makes is another nail in the coffin for the planet. Where is the green revolution promised? Just more lies. Scotland needs to get Indy quick to block U.K. gov from any further access to North Sea oil and gas.
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ABM
24/03/2021 10:13:15 4 3
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No Scottish Independence; Boris won't allow it ??
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24/03/2021 10:09:18 16 7
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Difficult to make a toothbrush from steam.

Oil isn't just about energy.

Think how many things you use each day that are derived from oil.

Your keyboard being one.
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24/03/2021 10:14:09 8 2
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I know and appreciate that, but my point still stands. My comment wasn't about stopping drilling for hydrocarbons but about the lack of investment in other forms of energies.

Not many places to share that kind of opinion on BBC. Seemingly never open HYS on this kind of article.
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24/03/2021 10:40:27 1 2
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'Lack of investment in other forms of energies'?

You see that massive increase in your energy bills even though (up until a couple of months ago) oil was at about $40/barrel?

That's all the green levies to pay for windmills and solar panels and unicorns and canned children's laughter.
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24/03/2021 10:14:48 37 12
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This is a transition to green energy, NOT a revolution the activists shouting for immediate change are not the workers who would be made redundant by unthinking policy action...
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sj
24/03/2021 15:36:48 7 7
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We absolutely need a just transition. New oil and gas wells in the 2020s are not delivering a just transition. They are delivering stranded assets and future redundancies.
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MVP
24/03/2021 10:14:54 4 8
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The uk government is triumphantly announcing this as if it is a good thing.

What happened to the commitment to use fewer fossil fuels under the Paris Climate Change Agreement?

Are we breaking our promises already?
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24/03/2021 10:10:20 4 0
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Never is a bit strong, eventually this planet will die one way or another
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24/03/2021 10:15:12 4 0
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Obviously, but that's going to be a long, *long* time after we run out of our natural hydrocarbon supply, isn't it?
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24/03/2021 10:15:29 112 24
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How do people expect to make wind turbines without oil and coal!!! Steel cannot be made without coal (carbon) and carbon fibre composites cannot be made without chemicals derived from oil.
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24/03/2021 10:36:59 59 111
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And Earth turn into Venus when the global rising temperatures triggers all the stored methane pockets to release their gasses thus ending all life on the planet. Think you need to get your priorities sorted.
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24/03/2021 10:46:06 13 14
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Steel can be made without Coal - please check out Steel made with Hydrogen. A new plant has recently been built in Germany for just this purpose.
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JAS
24/03/2021 11:16:18 2 4
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I don't know if what you say is true. Even if it is, it is in a enterprise to save further use of what should remain underground as much as possible. Maybe using recycled steel etc. would be part of the process.
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24/03/2021 13:24:17 0 1
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Can actually they use hydrogen instead
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Leo
24/03/2021 14:35:37 1 0
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Steel can be made without coal, it's just (currently) more expensive to do so. There is also no specific need to use carbon-fibre composites in structures such as wind-turbines - it's just a bit more efficient in terms of weight/strength vs energy generated.
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24/03/2021 17:49:10 0 0
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Chemicals could be derived from combining co2 and water. This requires energy, the most common demonstrated so far is solar. The process removes co2 from the air which is out back later in combustion or for plastics is never put back
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24/03/2021 19:12:27 1 0
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Yes they can, if you're not part of the solution you're part of the problem.
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24/03/2021 10:15:29 12 7
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Green Energy Policy = Smoke and mirrors.
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24/03/2021 10:23:58 9 6
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And unicorns and children's laughter.

And drumming circles.
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24/03/2021 10:08:53 12 14
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Trying to milk Scotland's Oil whilst they can I see.

The game for London will soon be up & whilst we watch in horror at this naked resource grab we can rest assured it will soon be over.

The mud slinging fest has predictably failed - wee Doogie has to reflect on his position as Chief Lackey for leading the vote of no confirdence before the Enquiry results were published - simply inept.
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FLC
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You sound very "confirdent" indeed...and it was an "inquiry".

Round one to Sturgeon, I predict her ko'd about round 8 or 9. The husband though much earlier than that.

Salmond knows what's in all the closets .
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24/03/2021 10:21:42 7 2
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Look as hard as this sounds to the Loony Toons inhabiting the Yoonieverse this desperate attempt to land mud on Nicola failed - spectacularly so & Nicola will use this to increase yet more support as we all see it for what it is.

The Hamilton Enquiry & The Parliament vote is proof.

It's failed & the impact of London led smear campaign will rebound in favour of Scottish Independence.
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24/03/2021 10:17:16 4 4
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Will be interesting to see how this fits with govts green promises, carbon emissions targets etc.

Looking forward to seeing the political spin on this bitnof hypocrisy
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24/03/2021 10:17:23 6 10
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Hypocrisy, hypocrisy, hypocrisy... on a grand scale by the Conservative & English National Party!
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24/03/2021 10:17:44 78 14
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You do realise majority of plastic products are made with elements taken from oil extraction? It's not just petrol that oil makes.
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24/03/2021 10:34:37 62 33
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Yeah, the very plastic that is littering countryside, beaches and oceans? That one?
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24/03/2021 10:34:49 3 13
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Oh I see - that justifies ending all life on the planet then?
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24/03/2021 10:35:53 4 3
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Aspirin too.
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JAS
24/03/2021 11:20:23 3 1
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An argument against plastics.
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24/03/2021 12:05:56 3 4
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Yeah, but that doesn't mean that we need more of it.

We have enough plastic in our society thank you very much.
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24/03/2021 12:19:55 5 1
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If you pick anything in your home and everyday life; furniture, clothes, cosmetics, packaging, carpets, laminates, tarmac on the roads - almost everything is a bi-product of oil or is manufactured using a bi-product of oil.
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24/03/2021 10:17:50 39 9
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Oil and gas will be needed for the foreseeable future, regardless of what the green lobby demand, so it makes sense to make use of local natural resources.
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sj
24/03/2021 15:35:41 5 5
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It's not the green lobby you have to worry about. It's physics. CO2 won't interact with infrared radiation any different because it's politically and economically difficult not to produce it.
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ABM
24/03/2021 10:11:58 6 5
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No Scottish Independence; Boris won't allow it ??
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24/03/2021 10:17:51 3 1
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King Canute style?
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24/03/2021 10:18:19 127 16
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Polymers, thats plastic, paint etc etc so it isnt going to end any time soon as the polymers are petrochemical based .

The Oil Industry is Massive.
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24/03/2021 11:01:44 48 85
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So we need to look at alternatives ASAP. We don’t have time to hang about on this. Governments need to join up the technologist, scientists and producers to come up with non-oil based solutions now.

Shrugging shoulders isn’t an option. This needs to be number 1 priority and governments such as the Conservative one at Westminster aren’t prioritising and are showing disdain for everyone’s future.
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Leo
24/03/2021 14:30:49 1 0
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Research and initial testing has shown that cellulose is an effective replacement for plastic in most of the uses plastic is put to. While the technology isn't yet fully-developed it would be far better for govts committed to weaning off using fossil fuels (which plastic is made of) to invest in such technology than seek to further develop the fossil fuel industry.
25/03/2021 00:43:15 0 0
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"The Oil Industry is Massive."

Then rolls over and goes into a massive nosedive as almost all functioning fuel oil vehicles for transport switches over to EV leaving the fuel oil industry near collapse.

Only Mr Jeremy Melville on his noisy, smelly polluting 1922 Bantam 2 cylinder motorcycle seems concerned about the impending doom.

Change is coming, Mr Melville. Get use to it.
25/03/2021 10:26:46 0 0
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Very true although a lot of plastics are made from gas.

I don't see manufacturers rushing to package things in paper and make stuff from wood.
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24/03/2021 10:18:47 13 11
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More Tory greenwashing - you cannot believe a word they say about climate.

Words = green

Funding = oil & gas

Actions = do as our funders demand.
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24/03/2021 10:57:21 4 3
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We simply don't have the facilities to even begin replacing gas with Hydrogen. Even then, we would need a huge increase in electricity generation especially if we want to support electric cars.
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24/03/2021 10:59:00 3 3
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'you cannot believe a word they say about climate'

Thank goodness.

At last some mainstream party that hasn't been hi-jacked by the low-science, low-IQ, drum-circle 'activists' who go home to daddy's St John's Wood mansion every night to recuperate after a hard day blocking traffic.
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24/03/2021 10:06:54 12 16
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Finally some good news.

I thought the government was actually beginning too take all this Green nonsense far too seriously.

Time to get that coking coal mine back on track too.

The UK has been held back for too long by these Green Luddites and their fantasy economics.
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24/03/2021 10:18:56 5 3
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Are you insane? You would risk creating a Venus type atmosphere and the end of all life on the planet for the sake of your ‘precious ‘economy’?

I wish we could put all your ilk on a spaceship to Venus so you could experience the future you’re endorsing first hand.
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24/03/2021 10:38:06 1 2
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With your 'O' Level English Literature grasp of geology and engineering, there's very little chance of you designing a spaceship to the bottom of the garden, let alone Venus.
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24/03/2021 10:19:34 38 3
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The problem the UK government has is that UK oil is very expensive to extract and the big oil companies will only be interested if there are incentives. We all rely on oil products and that won't disappear anytime soon. There is a massive Covid bill to pay and any and all tax revenues will be squeezed for every penny.
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24/03/2021 11:09:10 20 13
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Except you're ignoring the elephant in the room and that is the massive amount of subsidies the UK government gives to private enterprise to extract massive profits at the expense of the UK taxpayer. In fact before leaving the EU, the UK led the way in fossil fuel subsidies!
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xlr
24/03/2021 15:12:47 0 1
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The other problem is much of that oil is under sea that would be Scottish property in the event of independence, and so even extracting it will fuel pro-independence feelings.
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24/03/2021 10:19:45 20 4
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The natural resources of Scotland, or 'Northern Britain' if you're sensitive to the S word.

Clearly playing a big part in the UK's climate and anti-climate ambitions.

Most tree planting will occur here, heavy focus on renewables and now back to oil.

On the positive side, a lot of high skilled jobs will be retained in the Aberdeen area.

Clear deviation of UK policy vs when it was in the EU.
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24/03/2021 14:37:08 4 0
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Who the hell is sensitive to the word Scotland?
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ABM
24/03/2021 10:12:51 6 3
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No Scottish Independence; Boris won't allow it ??
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24/03/2021 10:19:57 1 2
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It is Wee Nikki who has spent the six years since the last failed referendum giving it 'Now is not the time'.

Yet, for the Little Scotlanders, this is somehow the fault of the Tories.

On the up-side, when the SNP are voted out in May, it will be somebody else giving it 'Now is not the time' for the next four years.
59
24/03/2021 10:26:47 3 1
bbc
Seriously do you genuinely think the SNP are going to be voted out in May?

Which May is the obvious response.

If you mean this May then respectively suggest you get an online account opened at several of the Bookies offering sky high odds on on this highly improbable fantasy - pile in & let me know how you get on after the election please.
8
24/03/2021 10:08:47 43 29
bbc
My central heating is gas. My car is diesel - my next car will be diesel. These aren't about to change any time soon. We need o&g and will need it for generations to come.
The real environmental issue is China, India, Brazil, etc.... Unless and until these countries are confronted, there's little point in us making symbolic gestures.
40
FLC
24/03/2021 10:20:19 6 10
bbc
My 20 tonner is diesel and I'm not buying some ridiculous Tesla nonsense, con of the century, any century.
13
24/03/2021 10:10:41 114 24
bbc
Does anybody equate oil with things other than energy?

Like all the things we're using to fight COVID, all made from oil.

It's about managing it. Which this is doing.
41
24/03/2021 10:21:20 83 17
bbc
You'd think.

But there are many on here who take an "out of sight and out of mind" attitude, whereby it's fine to buy in oil from the dirtiest, least environmentally friendly sources around the world, paying a big premium for the privilege, just as long as it isn't *us* producing the stuff...

Of course, pragmatism and basic common sense having long since left the echo chamber.
116
24/03/2021 10:44:40 8 0
bbc
On that basis Norway's 5 million people are the biggest polluters in Europe. But they do have a few trillion dollars of Government funds to argue their point with based on it.
527
24/03/2021 12:52:56 1 2
bbc
But that doesn't give us the right to show double standards by increasing our levels of pollution as well does it? What makes us any better than them?

Also given your awful track record on this HYS when it comes to science. It is very rich coming from you accusing others of lacking "basic common sense" and "pragmatism".
You sound very "confirdent" indeed...and it was an "inquiry".

Round one to Sturgeon, I predict her ko'd about round 8 or 9. The husband though much earlier than that.

Salmond knows what's in all the closets .
Removed
42
24/03/2021 10:21:42 7 2
bbc
Look as hard as this sounds to the Loony Toons inhabiting the Yoonieverse this desperate attempt to land mud on Nicola failed - spectacularly so & Nicola will use this to increase yet more support as we all see it for what it is.

The Hamilton Enquiry & The Parliament vote is proof.

It's failed & the impact of London led smear campaign will rebound in favour of Scottish Independence.
88
24/03/2021 10:35:39 1 5
bbc
'The Hamilton enquiry' = your dad said you didn't do it

'Parliament vote' = all the SNP agreed that it wasnae you.
43
24/03/2021 10:21:58 45 11
bbc
At this moment, we need energy from a variety of sources so it makes sense to discover potential areas that can be used.

Oil is not only used for energy.

As science discovers new options and improves efficiency of existing sources that we will move much further from fossil to green.

Trying to change in one go is not realistic unless you want people to die of the cold on calm, dark winter days.
256
24/03/2021 11:17:27 17 0
bbc
Once the transition to environmentally sustainable energy sources has taken place oil will still be used as a feedstock for industrial processes - it will not need to be used as fuel.

.... although I expect that the transition to non-Oil fueled transportation will take quite a while.
442
24/03/2021 12:23:08 2 2
bbc
Nobody is advocating for an instant switch off of fossil fuel production. That would be silly.

But increasing the already significant and present fossil fuel production is what many on this HYS seem to not understand that the article is about. They assume our production is non-existent.

We don't need more. Especially if you are trying to meet certain promised emission targets.
44
24/03/2021 10:22:05 5 9
bbc
And now we see the Conservatives hand behind their attempts to unseat the First Minister and end Scotland’s road to independence.
48
24/03/2021 10:23:43 4 2
bbc
Yes, Putin would have been proud!
I suppose the Conservatives were behind the prosecution of Alex 'Consensual' Salmond too? Removed
61
24/03/2021 10:27:38 0 2
bbc
There is no road................
86
24/03/2021 10:35:09 2 5
bbc
Utter dross.

Sturgeon has dragged public life in Scotland into the gutter. No credibility, no integrity, no accountability, let down the electorate.
1
24/03/2021 10:03:25 19 15
bbc
For this government, the mantra is greed not green.
45
24/03/2021 10:22:33 4 3
bbc
I'm not the biggest fan of this government, but you conveniently forget that we need hydrocarbons for many things.

If you argued that we should be investing more money into alternative schemes like geothermal and CCS, in addition to drilling for hydrocarbons, then I would agree with you.

Instead, you use this HYS to make a snide remark.
20
ABM
24/03/2021 10:12:51 6 3
bbc
No Scottish Independence; Boris won't allow it ??
46
24/03/2021 10:22:48 3 2
bbc
I presume Boris is now trying to mimic King Canute now instead of Winston?
8
24/03/2021 10:08:47 43 29
bbc
My central heating is gas. My car is diesel - my next car will be diesel. These aren't about to change any time soon. We need o&g and will need it for generations to come.
The real environmental issue is China, India, Brazil, etc.... Unless and until these countries are confronted, there's little point in us making symbolic gestures.
47
24/03/2021 10:23:07 12 6
bbc
Ah yes. "Bigger countries need to do more, so I can carry on doing absolutely nothing".
It's a global, universal, individual problem.
44
24/03/2021 10:22:05 5 9
bbc
And now we see the Conservatives hand behind their attempts to unseat the First Minister and end Scotland’s road to independence.
48
24/03/2021 10:23:43 4 2
bbc
Yes, Putin would have been proud!
16
24/03/2021 10:11:07 6 7
bbc
Eh? We were told the oil was all gone....och
49
24/03/2021 10:23:55 3 2
bbc
It's astonishing that the disappearing Oil & Gas reserves keep on providing - you would have thought there was a concerted cover up campaign going since the 1970s.

We are truly cursed to have all these resources arent we?
50
24/03/2021 10:23:56 29 5
bbc
Aye oil is not going away anytime soon....it and its products are embedded in modern life......
440
24/03/2021 12:20:17 18 19
bbc
Fossil fuels have made life immeasurably better for billions of people. Unfortunately the largesse they have bestowed has allowed useless, ungrateful airheads to peddle nonsense. Taxpayers fund these green lunatics. This needs to stop and they need to get proper jobs.
27
24/03/2021 10:15:29 12 7
bbc
Green Energy Policy = Smoke and mirrors.
51
24/03/2021 10:23:58 9 6
bbc
And unicorns and children's laughter.

And drumming circles.
52
FLC
24/03/2021 10:24:27 4 1
bbc
Polyurethane foam is as bad as plastic, anyone discussing it ..greenpeace ? nope not a soul not a government . Hundreds of tons of this highly toxic product to landfill in Scotland daily.

It's cheap and the customers want it they wont pay for natural alternatives .
53
24/03/2021 10:24:33 1 2
bbc
The article might point as to why the UK sells Crown land for offshore wind farms to EU countries - because its inefficient tech based on a white paper from RES(UK)

The Company that comes up with the best lies gets the grants !
54
24/03/2021 10:25:01 6 6
bbc
Yeah, this will do a lot to our battered environmental credentials.

Party of the Rich showing their true colours yet again.
64
24/03/2021 10:28:13 5 8
bbc
Since when is rich a bad thing. We all want to be richer. Why do so many people buy lottery tickets if they don't want the money. It's the rich people that keep people in jobs.
66
24/03/2021 10:29:54 3 2
bbc
If you read the article, you will find that a 'Transition Commission', created by the Little Scotlanders themselves, has called for the transition to a 'green' economy to be done gradually so as to retrain the six-figure engineers of Aberdeen to milk the unicorns properly.
3
24/03/2021 10:05:37 8 2
bbc
Eventually our hydrocarbon reservoirs are going to become extinct.

Our geothermal reservoirs, though, will never become extinct. The potential output for geothermal is 100 GW_e in the US alone. Why aren't we investing more money into it?
55
24/03/2021 10:25:07 2 2
bbc
"Our geothermal reservoirs, though, will never become extinct"

Yes they will, never is a long time
75
24/03/2021 10:32:54 3 0
bbc
You're getting turned over on semantics. The entirety of the Earth's mantle is essentially a geothermal reservoir.

Never is obviously exaggeration, but the lifetime of a geothermal reservoir is much, much greater than a hydrocarbon reservoir.
56
24/03/2021 10:23:05 5 4
bbc
The 'concreting' over of the British Isles to accommodate the mass hoards is a permanent feature ...so why not the Sea also?!
44
24/03/2021 10:22:05 5 9
bbc
And now we see the Conservatives hand behind their attempts to unseat the First Minister and end Scotland’s road to independence.
I suppose the Conservatives were behind the prosecution of Alex 'Consensual' Salmond too? Removed
5
24/03/2021 10:07:54 10 15
bbc
Despicable. Every decision this government makes is another nail in the coffin for the planet. Where is the green revolution promised? Just more lies. Scotland needs to get Indy quick to block U.K. gov from any further access to North Sea oil and gas.
58
24/03/2021 10:26:06 1 2
bbc
You will find that the companies that extract the oil & gas are London based, not Scotland based. The North Sea is part of the UK, unlucky
72
24/03/2021 10:32:07 2 1
bbc
Currently yes.

Not for much longer though.
39
24/03/2021 10:19:57 1 2
bbc
It is Wee Nikki who has spent the six years since the last failed referendum giving it 'Now is not the time'.

Yet, for the Little Scotlanders, this is somehow the fault of the Tories.

On the up-side, when the SNP are voted out in May, it will be somebody else giving it 'Now is not the time' for the next four years.
59
24/03/2021 10:26:47 3 1
bbc
Seriously do you genuinely think the SNP are going to be voted out in May?

Which May is the obvious response.

If you mean this May then respectively suggest you get an online account opened at several of the Bookies offering sky high odds on on this highly improbable fantasy - pile in & let me know how you get on after the election please.
79
24/03/2021 10:33:29 1 3
bbc
Yes I do expect the SNP to be voted out.

Much to the surprise of everybody, 'Invisible' Joe Biden won in the US.

Politics is full of surprises.
17
24/03/2021 10:11:28 11 1
bbc
And the USA
60
24/03/2021 10:24:23 3 0
bbc
Yup - and them
44
24/03/2021 10:22:05 5 9
bbc
And now we see the Conservatives hand behind their attempts to unseat the First Minister and end Scotland’s road to independence.
61
24/03/2021 10:27:38 0 2
bbc
There is no road................
70
24/03/2021 10:30:55 3 0
bbc
Correct the road has now become a wide open Ocean.

Not long to go now.
62
24/03/2021 10:28:06 21 6
bbc
Oil & gas use isn't going to stop overnight, wiser we produce some of our own than import the lot. Much better for our balance of payments and unemployment rate.
250
24/03/2021 11:16:18 8 6
bbc
A smooth transition, allowing managed decline from existing fields while investing in alternatives such as offshore winf and green hydrogen production is one thing. Opening up new fields with lifespans of decades risking stranded assets is wuite another. Failure of moral leadership.
63
24/03/2021 10:28:07 5 5
bbc
"So-called "checkpoints" will be introduced "

Oh, you just love those checkpoints/regulations/restrictions introduced by Party of the Rich.

With history being a great guide to those, they'll be abolished within five years tops unless Labour gain power beforehand.
121
24/03/2021 10:46:54 1 2
bbc
Labour, who should be running away in the polls after the destruction of the UK economy at the behest of SAGE bedwetters, are stumbling around wondering why Sirkeer 'Forenzik' Starmer has failed so miserly to capitalise.

Labour are finished.

Just as they are in Scotland.
54
24/03/2021 10:25:01 6 6
bbc
Yeah, this will do a lot to our battered environmental credentials.

Party of the Rich showing their true colours yet again.
64
24/03/2021 10:28:13 5 8
bbc
Since when is rich a bad thing. We all want to be richer. Why do so many people buy lottery tickets if they don't want the money. It's the rich people that keep people in jobs.
78
24/03/2021 10:33:21 4 1
bbc
Nothing wrong with being rich.

Everything wrong in sucking your country dry to become one.
65
24/03/2021 10:28:24 66 13
bbc
We need petrol to power our cars for at least another 20 years. A diminishing supply admittedly but essential all the same. North Sea oil is a very light oil so very good for making petrol out of without residual by products.
The same applies to plastics from heavier oils. We must maintain a spectrum of supply until all uses are replaced.
Do we produce it or pay for overseas to produce it?
143
24/03/2021 10:38:55 31 66
bbc
No we do not. You have just committed us to twenty years more pollution flying in the face of the UK commitment to reduce emissions by 2030.
207
ljs
24/03/2021 11:07:04 3 1
bbc
What we need is MORE liquid hydrogen for ALL of our transport needs,

especially ships, jet engines, lorries, van, trains and buses to replace diesel.
Pip
25/03/2021 12:09:11 0 0
bbc
An idle argument............?
54
24/03/2021 10:25:01 6 6
bbc
Yeah, this will do a lot to our battered environmental credentials.

Party of the Rich showing their true colours yet again.
66
24/03/2021 10:29:54 3 2
bbc
If you read the article, you will find that a 'Transition Commission', created by the Little Scotlanders themselves, has called for the transition to a 'green' economy to be done gradually so as to retrain the six-figure engineers of Aberdeen to milk the unicorns properly.
112
24/03/2021 10:43:42 0 1
bbc
Smacks of envy all that.

You can get those six-figure salaries if you really want. Just need to work on those dangerous rigs...
67
24/03/2021 10:30:03 5 8
bbc
Scottish voters must vote Scottish greens and SNP at the next election as these are the only parties with the right commitment and policies that demonstrate they are serious on tackling climate change.

A vote for anyone else literally risks ending all life on the planet.
76
24/03/2021 10:33:15 5 5
bbc
The SNP isn't green. They banked their idiotic independence dross in 2014 on the back of a fictitious oil price.
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ABM
24/03/2021 10:34:47 3 1
bbc
Yes, because the Scottish Greens and the SNP are going to stop China, India, the US and any other nation that pollutes the planet!

Doh!
145
24/03/2021 10:55:27 0 4
bbc
SNP is not green at all.. its paying lip service to secure the vote of the Greens to keep them in power, nothing more. If the SNP had a majority green policies in Scotland would not exist all.
68
24/03/2021 10:30:14 4 6
bbc
A few mixed messages from WM.
Additional £16bn by 2030 in oil & gas terms does not seem much.
This is good for Scotland, but we need to wean ourselves off our addiction to oil & gas.
SG are silent on this again. There's a surprise.
73
24/03/2021 10:32:50 7 2
bbc
Did you read the part where it says "The commission - recruited by the Scottish government from industry"

and the bit where "the UK government has announced"?

Surreal, I'm amazed you didn't mention the SNP. Maybe you're saving that for later.
139
24/03/2021 10:36:00 3 0
bbc
Probably because parliament dissolves today and tories were embroiled in a shoddy attempt to unsurp the FM.

Which failed spectacularly.
69
24/03/2021 10:30:17 11 9
bbc
Again Bojo shows his true colours. He’s backed up his approval of more coal mines with more oil and gas. How does this fit in with his supposed green sustainable’ stance? Yesterday more lies and deception. He’s not fit for public office.
74
24/03/2021 10:32:51 11 8
bbc
Remember Labour handing out the badges like sweeties "Coal Not Dole" ?
118
24/03/2021 10:44:56 3 0
bbc
Yes,doing what is best for Britain.
182
24/03/2021 11:01:21 0 3
bbc
Who cares?
61
24/03/2021 10:27:38 0 2
bbc
There is no road................
70
24/03/2021 10:30:55 3 0
bbc
Correct the road has now become a wide open Ocean.

Not long to go now.
91
24/03/2021 10:36:29 1 2
bbc
In your dreams.

I wouldn't trust Sturgeon with independence just as I wouldn't trust her to be frank and upfront to a committee, even after 8 hours.
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ABM
24/03/2021 10:41:52 0 1
bbc
No Scottish Independence; Boris won't allow it ??
71
24/03/2021 10:31:02 5 6
bbc
"efforts would be better used to more rapidly harness existing skills and direct them toward the zero-carbon industries we all need.”

Absolutely spot on.

But - where have you heard of Party of the Rich actually implementing, rather than just blabbing about it, any workable industrial strategy ever?...
58
24/03/2021 10:26:06 1 2
bbc
You will find that the companies that extract the oil & gas are London based, not Scotland based. The North Sea is part of the UK, unlucky
72
24/03/2021 10:32:07 2 1
bbc
Currently yes.

Not for much longer though.
68
24/03/2021 10:30:14 4 6
bbc
A few mixed messages from WM.
Additional £16bn by 2030 in oil & gas terms does not seem much.
This is good for Scotland, but we need to wean ourselves off our addiction to oil & gas.
SG are silent on this again. There's a surprise.
73
24/03/2021 10:32:50 7 2
bbc
Did you read the part where it says "The commission - recruited by the Scottish government from industry"

and the bit where "the UK government has announced"?

Surreal, I'm amazed you didn't mention the SNP. Maybe you're saving that for later.
69
24/03/2021 10:30:17 11 9
bbc
Again Bojo shows his true colours. He’s backed up his approval of more coal mines with more oil and gas. How does this fit in with his supposed green sustainable’ stance? Yesterday more lies and deception. He’s not fit for public office.
74
24/03/2021 10:32:51 11 8
bbc
Remember Labour handing out the badges like sweeties "Coal Not Dole" ?
93
24/03/2021 10:37:47 4 3
bbc
That was 45 years ago. Why do you bother reading the news?
55
24/03/2021 10:25:07 2 2
bbc
"Our geothermal reservoirs, though, will never become extinct"

Yes they will, never is a long time
75
24/03/2021 10:32:54 3 0
bbc
You're getting turned over on semantics. The entirety of the Earth's mantle is essentially a geothermal reservoir.

Never is obviously exaggeration, but the lifetime of a geothermal reservoir is much, much greater than a hydrocarbon reservoir.
206
24/03/2021 11:06:40 0 2
bbc
Science is about linearity, accuracy and precision, you should try it sometime and pray that your surgeon does when he operates on you rather than just being vague.
67
24/03/2021 10:30:03 5 8
bbc
Scottish voters must vote Scottish greens and SNP at the next election as these are the only parties with the right commitment and policies that demonstrate they are serious on tackling climate change.

A vote for anyone else literally risks ending all life on the planet.
76
24/03/2021 10:33:15 5 5
bbc
The SNP isn't green. They banked their idiotic independence dross in 2014 on the back of a fictitious oil price.
5
24/03/2021 10:07:54 10 15
bbc
Despicable. Every decision this government makes is another nail in the coffin for the planet. Where is the green revolution promised? Just more lies. Scotland needs to get Indy quick to block U.K. gov from any further access to North Sea oil and gas.
77
24/03/2021 10:33:16 2 1
bbc
What are you going to use instead.?you don't want nuclear power stations but you want everything electric. Wind farms can only do so much and those in the northsea are disturbing the sea creatures and solar farms have trouble getting the plans through..
100
24/03/2021 10:39:27 1 2
bbc
That’s for scientists to figure out in the meantime no more oil or gas extraction as we can’t afford any more increase in global temperatures - you must realise this?
64
24/03/2021 10:28:13 5 8
bbc
Since when is rich a bad thing. We all want to be richer. Why do so many people buy lottery tickets if they don't want the money. It's the rich people that keep people in jobs.
78
24/03/2021 10:33:21 4 1
bbc
Nothing wrong with being rich.

Everything wrong in sucking your country dry to become one.
59
24/03/2021 10:26:47 3 1
bbc
Seriously do you genuinely think the SNP are going to be voted out in May?

Which May is the obvious response.

If you mean this May then respectively suggest you get an online account opened at several of the Bookies offering sky high odds on on this highly improbable fantasy - pile in & let me know how you get on after the election please.
79
24/03/2021 10:33:29 1 3
bbc
Yes I do expect the SNP to be voted out.

Much to the surprise of everybody, 'Invisible' Joe Biden won in the US.

Politics is full of surprises.
230
24/03/2021 10:47:56 1 1
bbc
You must live in england lol
247
24/03/2021 11:15:47 1 1
bbc
Keep dreaming
80
24/03/2021 10:33:36 4 8
bbc
Looks like the PM being driven by greed again.
135
24/03/2021 10:51:59 0 1
bbc
Good!
81
24/03/2021 10:33:48 77 20
bbc
Too many people out their ready to critise fossil fuels, yet not willing to change their lifestyle accordingly. Stop buying plastic, sell your car, ditch your phone and computer...of course you won't, so stop complaining.
99
24/03/2021 10:39:19 40 11
bbc
Tax packaging IMO. It'll encourage the likes of Amazon to not send a box within a box within a box.
110
24/03/2021 10:42:32 10 5
bbc
I was walking everywhere that I could or taking trains and busses before the pandemic. I haven't changed my phone for 3 years now. I don't by any clothes made from synthetic materials and I avoid buying things in plastic packaging where I can although that is harder as there still seem to be s lot of people like you Gordon who love the stuff.

Sorry to prick your bubble.
458
24/03/2021 12:28:38 3 1
bbc
Why do away with cars, 'phones. computers etc? I got rid of my cars years ago and only use public transport, but some do need a car. For a household of three our power usage is 250 KWh per month, which includes tv, 3 phones and 3 computers. The items you mention last for years so a more sensible approach is not to keep buying the latest fad and flying all over the place for holidays.
460
24/03/2021 12:28:47 1 2
bbc
here here, spot on Gordon.
607
24/03/2021 13:28:45 1 0
bbc
Ditched my car years ago. Couldn't see the point in paying the insurance/tax/HP for the occasional (5 min) trip to the Supermarket. Luckily, though, our high street is thriving and a 10 minute walk.

Phones: I have the latest Windows 'phone :-) Works a treat.

Computers: Have a couple for work. Works...

Lucky to have a dedicated 'office', though.
Pip
25/03/2021 12:08:06 0 0
bbc
Not sure what you expect people to do to earn a living, when you've ditched all the requirements needed to earn a living. Nice thought though.............?
82
24/03/2021 10:32:55 4 5
bbc
Scotland does not wish to harness these fossil fuels but prefers to invest in renewable clean energy such as wave, wind and tidal power. I do hope the new SG has a say in handing out these new licenses/permits.
94
24/03/2021 10:37:51 0 5
bbc
The Saudi Arabia of renewables.
124
OwO
24/03/2021 10:48:42 1 3
bbc
Why would the SG have anything do with British waters? Best they're left to warming the popcorn for Nicky's attempted coup.
177
24/03/2021 11:00:32 0 2
bbc
How you gonna operate your windfarm without hydrocarbon. Typical Nat, probably believes in Unicorns too
31
24/03/2021 10:17:44 78 14
bbc
You do realise majority of plastic products are made with elements taken from oil extraction? It's not just petrol that oil makes.
83
24/03/2021 10:34:37 62 33
bbc
Yeah, the very plastic that is littering countryside, beaches and oceans? That one?
153
24/03/2021 10:57:05 10 2
bbc
That's not the plastic's fault!
270
24/03/2021 11:19:58 3 2
bbc
All my plastic gets recycled. Although it does appear they take it & tip it into the sea & dump some in the countryside on the way to the coast.
I dispose of it responsibly & carefully so big off !!
499
24/03/2021 12:42:08 7 2
bbc
yeah the one that stops your mobile phone shorting out, provides impermeable PPE, ensures that undersea cables dont short out, extends food shelf life, allows clinical instruments to be sterilised and stored sterile.......wake up!!!
520
24/03/2021 12:49:00 3 1
bbc
The plastic's just there - people litter.
608
24/03/2021 13:29:02 0 0
bbc
Plastic doesn't do the littering, people do. I assume you use no plastics in your life. Grow up.
885
24/03/2021 17:53:52 0 0
bbc
Yes, the ones making the toys you buy your kids at the weekend which are in a plastic bag in a plastic container in a plastic coated cardboard box wrapped in plastic and hold the kids attention for 5 seconds. Try orchard toys for British made Non plastic toys
67
24/03/2021 10:30:03 5 8
bbc
Scottish voters must vote Scottish greens and SNP at the next election as these are the only parties with the right commitment and policies that demonstrate they are serious on tackling climate change.

A vote for anyone else literally risks ending all life on the planet.
84
ABM
24/03/2021 10:34:47 3 1
bbc
Yes, because the Scottish Greens and the SNP are going to stop China, India, the US and any other nation that pollutes the planet!

Doh!
31
24/03/2021 10:17:44 78 14
bbc
You do realise majority of plastic products are made with elements taken from oil extraction? It's not just petrol that oil makes.
85
24/03/2021 10:34:49 3 13
bbc
Oh I see - that justifies ending all life on the planet then?
44
24/03/2021 10:22:05 5 9
bbc
And now we see the Conservatives hand behind their attempts to unseat the First Minister and end Scotland’s road to independence.
86
24/03/2021 10:35:09 2 5
bbc
Utter dross.

Sturgeon has dragged public life in Scotland into the gutter. No credibility, no integrity, no accountability, let down the electorate.
9
24/03/2021 10:09:18 16 7
bbc
Difficult to make a toothbrush from steam.

Oil isn't just about energy.

Think how many things you use each day that are derived from oil.

Your keyboard being one.
87
24/03/2021 10:35:24 0 0
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We don't want all the plastics being made from oil either.
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24/03/2021 10:21:42 7 2
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Look as hard as this sounds to the Loony Toons inhabiting the Yoonieverse this desperate attempt to land mud on Nicola failed - spectacularly so & Nicola will use this to increase yet more support as we all see it for what it is.

The Hamilton Enquiry & The Parliament vote is proof.

It's failed & the impact of London led smear campaign will rebound in favour of Scottish Independence.
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24/03/2021 10:35:39 1 5
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'The Hamilton enquiry' = your dad said you didn't do it

'Parliament vote' = all the SNP agreed that it wasnae you.
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24/03/2021 11:52:16 2 1
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Interesting to note you are now decrying the results of the vote of no confidence brought by London's latest lackey (he wont be around for much longer) to Holyrood.

Motion was not brought by the SNP.

It was roundly defeated.

Is that clear for you?
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24/03/2021 10:17:44 78 14
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You do realise majority of plastic products are made with elements taken from oil extraction? It's not just petrol that oil makes.
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24/03/2021 10:35:53 4 3
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Aspirin too.
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24/03/2021 11:00:24 3 2
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But does it need to be and do we really want to be consuming it?
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24/03/2021 10:36:18 7 7
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I thought the oil was running out - turns out the tories and the better together campaign were lying about this too - is there no limits to the lies Unionist politicians are prepared to tell? As for the media mouth pieces of these yoons - they peddle the Yoon lies!
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24/03/2021 10:51:17 1 2
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What lies? The only people to say oil was running out were the scientists, some over 50 years ago.
No, you are lying or maybe confused like Nippy seems to be these days. NS reserves dropping year on year Removed
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24/03/2021 10:30:55 3 0
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Correct the road has now become a wide open Ocean.

Not long to go now.
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24/03/2021 10:36:29 1 2
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In your dreams.

I wouldn't trust Sturgeon with independence just as I wouldn't trust her to be frank and upfront to a committee, even after 8 hours.
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24/03/2021 10:15:29 112 24
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How do people expect to make wind turbines without oil and coal!!! Steel cannot be made without coal (carbon) and carbon fibre composites cannot be made without chemicals derived from oil.
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24/03/2021 10:36:59 59 111
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And Earth turn into Venus when the global rising temperatures triggers all the stored methane pockets to release their gasses thus ending all life on the planet. Think you need to get your priorities sorted.
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24/03/2021 11:32:09 13 1
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I'm guessing you're not an optimist then
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24/03/2021 11:36:16 19 3
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I think you need to read some science books, chap. You consistently embarrass yourself in these comments sections.
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24/03/2021 12:26:04 9 1
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Leroy - when you live in tent (made of leaves) , have no heating, eat only local foods, no car, don't travel , no holidays, no devices, no phones then I'll take your view seriously....
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24/03/2021 12:30:20 6 1
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You need to get yourself across to China, USA, Russia & Middle East to protest & make a difference. Let me know how you get on. The UK is far too insignificant to matter.
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24/03/2021 12:32:48 4 2
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Talking cobblers again. Venus and Mars both have 95% CO2 atmospheres. Venus is hot and Mars is cold, because of their respective atmospheric pressures. Do some research!
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24/03/2021 13:08:49 3 0
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We in the developed nations all need to reduce our carbon footprint, but some people won't be happy unless we're all huddling round the one candle we are allowed per week.
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24/03/2021 13:52:03 2 2
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No, I think you need to realise that it takes time to change technology. The internal combustion engine was invented in the late 19thc but horses were still being used on farms until the 1950s. New tech & products are expensive & 'the planet' doesn't give a fig about itself. Only you & your self obsessed friends are really bothered about the impact on their own dismal lives
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24/03/2021 17:51:08 0 0
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Then best we stop mucking around and start burning methane it was shown in the 70s that london cabs could be made to run on methane from London sewers
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24/03/2021 18:29:17 1 0
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It is a bit extreme to suggest that methane hydrate release would "End all life on the planet". But yes, it would be devastating indeed.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clathrate_gun_hypothesis

The most known example of Methane hydrate release occurring was the Permian-Triassic Extinction, which itself caused an increase of 6°C to the planet's temperature.

It is something to seriously avoid.
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Gaz
24/03/2021 18:34:47 0 1
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Best laugh I’ve had today.
Pip
25/03/2021 12:04:35 0 0
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You see if people in this little country are so blind to the problems we face, there's little point in arguing. The other 7 billion ain't that bothered...........?
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24/03/2021 10:32:51 11 8
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Remember Labour handing out the badges like sweeties "Coal Not Dole" ?
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24/03/2021 10:37:47 4 3
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That was 45 years ago. Why do you bother reading the news?
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24/03/2021 10:41:20 3 1
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Can't you count ? 45 years ago is 1975, coal not dole was 1984-5

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/UK_miners%27_strike_(1984%E2%80%9385)
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24/03/2021 10:32:55 4 5
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Scotland does not wish to harness these fossil fuels but prefers to invest in renewable clean energy such as wave, wind and tidal power. I do hope the new SG has a say in handing out these new licenses/permits.
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24/03/2021 10:37:51 0 5
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The Saudi Arabia of renewables.
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24/03/2021 10:49:53 0 0
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Isn't that Norway?
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24/03/2021 11:01:37 0 1
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Would the SNP rebrand to the Saudi National Party in that case, not sure I'd like that linkage due to Saudi politics.
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24/03/2021 10:44:53 0 0
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Good shout...We have the technology.

Although your Fiat will have to go ??
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24/03/2021 10:37:56 4 2
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On this day in 1603, King James of Scotland became the King of England thus beginning the creation of GB.
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24/03/2021 10:41:18 5 1
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Great Britain is the name of the island not the country
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24/03/2021 10:43:41 2 1
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Nice one, I shall toast King James tonight as I sip my whiskey.
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24/03/2021 10:43:57 1 3
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GB existed long before that. It's a geographical designation.

Great Britain being the biggest island of the British Isles. Ireland being the second largest.

I think you mean the creation of the UK.
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24/03/2021 10:18:56 5 3
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Are you insane? You would risk creating a Venus type atmosphere and the end of all life on the planet for the sake of your ‘precious ‘economy’?

I wish we could put all your ilk on a spaceship to Venus so you could experience the future you’re endorsing first hand.
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24/03/2021 10:38:06 1 2
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With your 'O' Level English Literature grasp of geology and engineering, there's very little chance of you designing a spaceship to the bottom of the garden, let alone Venus.
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24/03/2021 10:38:29 2 1
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Another example of, "Do as I say, not as I do!"
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24/03/2021 10:39:09 7 5
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Good news. I am fed up of environmentalist's views with rich daddy's that live away from the towns and cities telling the rest of us how we should live.
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24/03/2021 10:40:53 3 6
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Cancel COP 26.
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24/03/2021 10:47:56 4 2
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I am not rich. I do not have a rich daddy. I live in a city. I am not a socialist or a member of the green party. But I do care about the planet that we live on. We are making a mess of the place where we live and this action by the Government is continuing that mess and damage.
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24/03/2021 10:33:48 77 20
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Too many people out their ready to critise fossil fuels, yet not willing to change their lifestyle accordingly. Stop buying plastic, sell your car, ditch your phone and computer...of course you won't, so stop complaining.
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24/03/2021 10:39:19 40 11
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Tax packaging IMO. It'll encourage the likes of Amazon to not send a box within a box within a box.
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24/03/2021 11:12:52 8 1
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It isn''t JUST packaging. It is ALL oil-based plastic products. From TVs, PCs, phones, fridges, car insides, sofas, shelving, childrens' toys, clothing, window frames, building cladding, wires, etc etc etc. All plastic
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24/03/2021 10:33:16 2 1
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What are you going to use instead.?you don't want nuclear power stations but you want everything electric. Wind farms can only do so much and those in the northsea are disturbing the sea creatures and solar farms have trouble getting the plans through..
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24/03/2021 10:39:27 1 2
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That’s for scientists to figure out in the meantime no more oil or gas extraction as we can’t afford any more increase in global temperatures - you must realise this?