BP, Shell CEOs Wade Into Spat on Size of Scotland’s Oil Reserves

September 10, 2014 12:33 PM

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The chief executive officers of the largest U.K. oil producers waded into the dispute over the size of Scotland’s remaining crude reserves, as the future of the energy industry becomes a key part of the referendum campaign.

BP Plc (BP/)’s Bob Dudley and Royal Dutch Shell Plc (RDSA)’s Ben van Beurden put out statements saying they backed an estimate of oil reserves given by Ian Wood, the former chairman of oil engineer John Wood Group Plc, who published a report this year on the future of the industry. The pro-Independe...

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