The newly discovered oil field west of Shetland, containing around 1 billion barrels, is just the latest in a long list of developments and discoveries which must have an impact on those for whom economic security will be the main factor in voting Yes next time around.
The Lancaster and Halifax oil fields contain a column of oil one kilometre deep! I hope their naming after English towns doesn’t hint at some kind of sense that they won’t be ours after independence. I liked the way the Sun described it as the biggest in the North Sea. Geography is clearly not their proof-reader’s strongest subject.
It’s worth looking back over the last year or so, though, to see that this is just one, a big one admittedly, of many announcements suggesting Scotland’s energy future is incredibly optimistic. See these:
4. Two new records for Scottish wind power ‘underline the massive progress Scotland is making in securing an ever increasing proportion of its electricity needs from wind power and other clean renewable sources’
Add to all this, we even had BBC Scotland telling us in 2016: ‘New Shetland gas fields ‘could supply whole of Scotland’ at: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-north-east-orkney-shetland-35568837
I don’t see how this could be much more positive. Wavering No voters need to see this: share, share, share.