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ref date:19 Sep 1997 (ECON)
Shell to exploit ANOTHER Scottish field

Shell has announced it is to develop yet another field off Aberdeen.

This is good for Shell no doubt and they and the other companies are to be commended for their development of many new techniques to extract gas and oil in the treacherous waters off Scotland,BUT:

LONDON- will be the beneficiary as usual.

Will the Scottish parliament make it crystal clear to London it wants to regulate and reach accommodations with ALL oil companies without interference from London?

I can never see Westminster allowing that, so how to proceed a Scottish referendum setup by Edinburgh?