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Scotland's no vote ushers in UK Continental Shelf overhaul

The referendum may have kept Scotland in the UK, however there are many issues still to be resolved

Scotland's decision to remain part of the UK has provided a degree of certainty for North Sea operators. But, in the aftermath of the 18 September vote, a number of issues must now be resolved, not least the further devolution of power to Edinburgh, and the potential impact this will have on the UK Continental Shelf (UKCS).The independence referendum was hailed as the most important decision Scotland's voters would make for a generation. The vote was not as close as late opinion polls suggested it would be - in the event, 55% of the 3.6 million people registered to vote rejected independence. Some poll-watchers suggested that a number of issues, including Scotland's membership of the EU, whi

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