The Scotsman cartoon: Oil price nosedives

THE Scottish Government has appealed to North-east energy giants not to axe jobs in Scotland as the global oil price continues to fall.

Illustration: Iain Green
Illustration: Iain Green

Opposition parties are demanding an official inquiry into the validity of SNP Government statistics as the oil price sinks to $59 a barrel - about half the value set out by SNP during the referendum.

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