Future fears for workers at North Sea firm

By Ryan Crighton

Published: 13/12/2013

More than 1,000 North Sea workers face an uncertain future today after one of the world’s biggest oil companies announced plans to sell up and leave the UK.

Marathon Oil is putting its British and Norwegian fields up for sale as it aims to focus on the shale gas boom in the US.

The company – which has its British headquarters in Aberdeen – insisted last night that it would be business as usual until the assets were sold.

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