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Oil and gas debate 2
Energy Minister Fergus Ewing said the key challenges for the oil and gas industry were meeting the skills challenge highlighted in theOil and Gas strategy, tackling the ageing infrastructure and increasing the recovery levels of oil and gas.
Mr Ewing was closing the debate on oil and gas for the government on 9 January 2013.
The minister said an increase of just one percentage point in recovery rates would result in an additional £22 billion.
MSPs voted to pass the amended motion from Mr Ewing during decision time, with 118 MSPs backing it and 2 against.
Amendments from Scottish Labour and the Scottish Liberal Democrats were passed unanimously.
An amendment from the Scottish Greens was defeated.
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