Jobs boost in the pipeline as gas terminal looks to expand

By Jamie Buchan

Published: 09/05/2011

A jobs boost is in the pipeline for the north-east thanks to plans for a major expansion at the St Fergus gas terminal.

It is hoped the huge plant on the Aberdeenshire coast will become a hub for Scotland’s first carbon capture and storage (CCS) project.

The Longannet power station in Fife has been earmarked for the development. The coal-fired base, owned by ScottishPower, is bidding for a UK Government subsidy to become a demonstration centre for CCS.

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