BP boss says North Sea oil best served by Scotland staying in UK

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BP Chief Executive Bob Dudley said on Wednesday he hoped Scots would vote against independence because the United Kingdom would better provide the stability required for long-term investment in the oil-producing North Sea.

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"As a major investor in Scotland - now and into the future - BP believes that the future prospects for the North Sea are best served by maintaining the existing capacity and integrity of the United Kingdom," he said.

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