Scottish independence referendum: The issues Energy, oil and gas

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Energy firm notes poll 'uncertainty'

The firm which operates Scotland's two nuclear power plants says there is ongoing uncertainty about the impact of independence on the power sector.



TV moments: The story of oil

The issue of North Sea oil has been key ahead of the Scottish independence referendum. But how did it earn its place in the debate? Here, we've delved through the BBC archives to tell the story.

How the oil comes up

The process of oil extraction from the North Sea fields.

The Queen sets UK oil flowing

Queen Elizabeth II opens the UK's first oil pipeline at BP's operational headquarters outside Aberdeen.

Scottish Labour: Oil is for all UK

The Chairman of the Scottish Labour party states that North Sea oil is British, not Scottish

First trickles of North Sea oil

Energy Secretary Tony Benn marks the first delivery to shore from UK oil fields

Oil and the Scottish environment

The discovery of reserves of oil beneath the North Sea off the coast of Scotland has raised concerns among affected communities.

SNP oil policy

Alan Watson asks Scottish Nationalist Party MP Gordon Wilson what claim Scotland has over oil discovered beneath the North Sea.

Oil: Risk and reward

How the discovery of oil beneath the North Sea has revolutionised the economics of the United Kingdom and the politics of Scotland

Oil and independence

How oil discovered off the coast of Scotland has fuelled the ambitions of the Scottish National Party
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