GMB, the energy union, has responded to the Rosebank oilfield being granted development and production consent.
Gary Smith, GMB General Secretary, said:
“The UK must be honest about where we are going to get the gas we need up to 2050 and beyond.
“Sourcing this securely from domestic supplies is so much better than doubling down on our dependence on imported gas, especially in an increasingly volatile world.
“Taking responsibility for more of our own gas supply will support good union jobs, both directly and in the wider supply chain.
“Crucially, it will also unlock investment for the carbon capture and clean power developments we need to confront the climate crisis.”
“If the UK is to achieve better energy independence and be in the global race for climate jobs, we need a plan, not bans.”