Supporting the Oil and Gas Industry

Since his election in 2017 Ross has worked to deliver an oil and gas sector deal, so that the Government can work hand in glove with the industry to make the most of the industry’s potential, boosting our local economy.

Aberdeen has had a difficult few years with more than 100,000 jobs being lost as the oil price crash led to the worst downturn in the history of the North Sea. We are now emerging from that slump, and the 2018 report reflects an improving landscape. That positive news is testament to a concerted effort from the Conservative UK Government.

Ross said:

“After a lot of lobbying I was pleased to hear the Chancellor recommit this Government to the oil and gas sector in his Budget. The industry was looking for fiscal stability and the Chancellor provided it, despite pressure to hike taxes due to the higher oil price."

Ross has been campaigning to ensure that an oil and gas sector deal is delivered and there is currently a proposal on the table that is focused on supporting UK growth in transformational technology, underwater engineering and decommissioning. The view of industry is that this could galvanise the sector after what have undoubtedly been a tough few years.

Ross said:

“A sector deal could be a real game changer for the industry. I will continue to make the case for this deal to happen, and to make sure that this Government gets it right. The residents of Aberdeen South would expect nothing less.”

News

UK Energy Minister Visits Aberdeen

The North Sea oil and gas industry remains a “top priority” for the UK Government, a local MP said today, after the new energy minister made Aberdeen the first official visit of her tenure.

Ross Hits Out at SNP Over Immigration Powers

A different immigration system for Scotland would create an “unwanted barrier” for oil and gas firms that are competing globally for talent, a north-east MP has said following evidence given to a key Westminster committee.

WATCH: Ross Budget Debate

Ross spoke during the Budget Resolution debate on Global Britain. Aberdeen’s oil and gas industry, anchored in the UK, is global, powering the nation and exporting to the world.

Ross Welcomes TTH for Oil and Gas Industry

Ross Thomson, Scottish Conservative MP for Aberdeen South, said the support package for the oil and gas industry “delivered for the north-east”. Read more...

Written Question: 2015 Aberdeen City Deal

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what discussions he has had with (a) the Scottish Government and (b) Scottish local authorities on maximising the value of the 2015 Aberdeen city deal for the local and regional economy. (113490)

Lord Duncan and Ross meet with Lloyd's

Really useful meeting with Lloyd’s Banking Group and Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Scotland Ian Duncan today to discuss the local economy, oil and gas and Brexit. ‬

Scottish Conservatives Lobby Chancellor

Myself and my colleagues met again with the Chancellor Philip Hammond. I put forward what I believe is a strong and compelling case for supporting the oil and gas industry by introducing Transferable Tax History‬ which will allow the industry to lower its decomissioning costs.

Ross visits Airbus Helicopters

Ross visited Airbus Helicopters in Aberdeen for a tour of their warehouse and a demonstration of their helicopter simulator.

Ross said, "A pleasure to meet with Air Bus helicopters today to talk about the safety of Super Pumas serving the North Sea oil and Gas Industry".

Philip Hammond visits Aberdeen

The Chancellor Philip Hammond visits Aberdeen South as he reaffirms the government's commitment to the Oil and Gas industry. We will continue to deliver for the industry, supporting jobs and growth here in Aberdeen.