"Oil and gas platforms in the North Sea may have to be shut down if there is either a hard Brexit or no deal on EU withdrawal, according to an industry body.
The latest economic report from Oil and Gas UK warns that new rules on accessing labour markets from EU countries could leave the sector with a skills shortage.
About 5% of workers in the UK oil and gas sector come from other EU countries and the report said it was “vital that arrangements are in place between the UK and EU to allow the continued frictionless movement of people”.
If difficulties arose in recruiting replacements then platforms would have to shut down operations and production." Scottish Business Buzz.