The Scottish Government has already matched the UK Government's contribution to the Aberdeen City Deal and gone beyond it - investing a total of £379 million in the North East of Scotland.
The First Minister also recently announced a £12 million Transition Training fund to support skills, and a further £12.5 million to help businesses innovate and internationalise.
After securing conference’s support for a motion urging for more action, SNP MSP Mark McDonald said:
“There is no doubt that this is a challenging time for the oil and gas sector and the North East economy in particular – but the SNP government is taking real action to support the industry and protect jobs.
“On top of the £1 billion that has already been invested in infrastructure in the North East over the last Parliament, the Scottish Government will invest a further £379 million, including its contribution to the Aberdeen City Deal.
“The upcoming UK budget is a chance for the UK Government to finally take the action required to properly support the oil and gas industry by reducing the headline rate of tax they pay.
“The UK Government have received £300bn in revenues from the North Sea over the last few decades – now is the time to give something back so that this industry can still have a future.
“The SNP government is committed to doing everything within its power to support the North East during these challenging times – it’s about time the UK Government’s own actions stepped up a gear and makes next week a turning point for this vital industry.”