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Cambo Oil Field

September 24, 2021

By Paul Homewood




Amidst the ongoing energy crisis, a row has been developing about whether to go ahead with the new Cambo oilfield near the Shetlands.

The potential of the field is huge, expected to produce 800 million barrels over its 25 year life. This works out at about 5% of the UK’s consumption every year, helping to secure supplies and create jobs and wealth.

Naturally the BBC’s coverage has been largely anti-Cambo, along with Starmer and Sturgeon:


The simple reality, however, is that the UK will continue to need both oil and gas for many years to come.

Even the tripling of offshore wind capacity in the next ten years will barely make a dent in the figures below:


BP Energy Review

  1. September 24, 2021 3:03 pm

    Go for it Brits, and make a combo with the other energy resources, keeping waste at a minimum…

  2. Devoncamel permalink
    September 24, 2021 3:57 pm

    All UK political leaders have nailed their climate fear colours firmly to the renewables mast. They don’t think this is a vote loser so nothing will change unless the lights start going out.

    • Julian Flood permalink
      September 25, 2021 7:06 am

      ITYM ‘when’ not ‘until’.


      • Julian Flood permalink
        September 25, 2021 7:07 am

        Oops ‘unless’.


  3. September 24, 2021 4:00 pm

    Defund the BBC and get rid of the idiots who refuse to use oil or any of its by-products. I’ve just topped up my oil tank and the price has rocketed in the last month because of the environMENTAL activists and their supporters in the media.

    • September 24, 2021 10:09 pm

      They don’t want us to use oil & gas, but really want all the products made from and by them. Their hypocrisy is astounding, but they can’t see it.

  4. 2hmp permalink
    September 24, 2021 4:50 pm

    Some time in the near future reality will strike Boris. His avenues for saving money and developing our own energy resources are considerable and he can cut the financial burden on the population. But it will not be triggered by Kermit but by a collection of realistic Tory MPs. They should start sorting Boris out now.

  5. geoff bancroft permalink
    September 24, 2021 5:14 pm

    With Boris trying to make an impression at COP26 of leading the world in preventing global heating, It will be considered as losing face if it goes ahead, like the coal mine in Cumbria.

    • George Lawson permalink
      September 24, 2021 5:46 pm

      He might start to think in terms of reality when he gets COP26 out of his hair. If not, then MPs with greater common sense should remove him; he is a danger to the country.

    • September 25, 2021 9:04 am

      BJ won’t have any face left to lose at the next election, if he delivers power and other shortages plus extortionate energy prices, with climate clowns disrupting whatever they fancy as the police look the other way.

  6. Michael Kent permalink
    September 24, 2021 5:16 pm

    If only! Maybe our Parliament could claim the Guinness Book of Records prize for the most incompetent yet!

  7. Willing Birch permalink
    September 24, 2021 6:12 pm

    Maybe this is the right time to give Shetland & Orkney islands the same status as the Isle of Man. After all clearly “wee Jimmy Crankie” the SNP leader is not interested in developing the Cambo oil field so why should her government benefit from its development

    • Colin MacDonald permalink
      September 25, 2021 10:08 am

      It’s a matter reserved to the London government, which is probably a relief for wee Jimmy. Otherwise she’d be properly on the horns of a dilemma, do I piss off half a million Aberdonians or do I piss off the eco fascists in my own party. As with coronavirus she can blame Boris when things go wrong

  8. Harry Passfield permalink
    September 24, 2021 6:32 pm

    Trump made the US self-sufficient in energy but his successor made sure to follow his masters’ orders and make the US weak (and very woke).
    Boris seems determined to do the same to the UK. He’s playing with electoral fire.

    • September 24, 2021 10:13 pm

      They’ll all (Cons, Lab & LibDem) spin the energy crisis as not their fault, and say we need more renewables to solve it. The lunatics are in charge of the asylum.

  9. Cheshire Red permalink
    September 24, 2021 6:38 pm

    The case for energy self-sufficiency is so obvious that you’d need to be an exceptionally stupid prime minister to neither see nor implement it.

    • chriskshaw permalink
      September 24, 2021 9:31 pm

      CR, regrettably there’s a plethora of the imbeciles from one country to the next. I cannot fathom what’s going thru their heads. A choice between something very hard (impossible) that will bring all measure of hardships vs. adaptation and a long transition based on “I’m waiting on definitive data and the technology” meanwhile let’s do what we can. I guess I’m a Koonin fan cut from Lomborg cloth.

      • Duker permalink
        September 24, 2021 10:08 pm

        Its a religious belief in a future nirvana, thats why they ignore common sense and facts.
        Indeed, because it will be tough and deprivation will result, will just make the faith even stronger that they are on the road to nirvana.

    • Gerry, England permalink
      September 25, 2021 11:21 am

      And an exceptionally stupid and lying Prime Minister is what we have. and the lying extends through his ministers as we see Crazy Karting declare that having kept the Rough gas storage full with gas that was 14 times cheaper than now 20 months ago would make no difference.

  10. September 25, 2021 2:12 pm

    The pie chart on primary energy consumption is misleading I think. Electricity is only 15% of UK total energy consumption, so I don’t know how “renewables” can be 17% ?

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