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By Martin Kelly
A new report by Ernst and Young has revealed that the oil and gas industry contributes over £35bn to the UK economy. The study, commissioned by Oil and Gas UK, found that from 2008 to 2012, the number of people employed in the sector grew by over 21,000 jobs.
The number of people employed in the sector increased by 21,187 to some 127,102 between 2008 and 2012. The study also revealed average salaries increased from £42,000 in 2008 to £47,000 in 2012.