MPs to probe UK oil and gas firms

 
City A.M. Reporter
PARLIAMENT yesterday launched an inquiry into the mining and oil and gas industries in an attempt to understand their contribution to the economy and the impact of having scandal-prone companies listed in London.

The investigation comes as Britain seeks to maximise its hydrocarbon reserves in the North Sea and start exploiting shale gas reserves, and follows a series of scandals at mining companies with shares trading in London.