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# oil - Today’s News

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# oil - Monday 7 July, 2014

From Business ETC The conflict in Iraq could drive oil prices to record highs Energy Index

The conflict in Iraq could drive oil prices to record highs

The situation in Iraq could drive prices above the previous peak recorded in 2008.

# oil - Sunday 29 June, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Largest offshore survey to commence to attract oil companies to Ireland Oil Licences

Largest offshore survey to commence to attract oil companies to Ireland

Pat Rabbitte welcomed the survey saying it will help make decisions on exploration drilling.

# oil - Friday 27 June, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Losses mount at O’Reilly’s Providence Resources Gas Man

Losses mount at O’Reilly’s Providence Resources

The company blamed increased losses on administration expenses.

# oil - Wednesday 18 June, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Ireland will receive more taxes from oil and gas exploration under new terms Pat Rabbitte

Ireland will receive more taxes from oil and gas exploration under new terms

However, it has been criticised for ‘not going far enough’, with tax increases falling short of what was recommended by an Oireachtas committee.

# oil - Tuesday 3 June, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Poor people in Europe forced to choose between heating and eating Poverty

Poor people in Europe forced to choose between heating and eating

Oxfam is calling on G7 leaders who are meting tomorrow to reassess Europe’s energy strategy to move towards more sustainable and affordable fuels.

# oil - Thursday 29 May, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Revenue seizes oil, cigarettes and cash, uncovers a mobile oil laundry Not So Slick

# oil - Sunday 18 May, 2014

From TheJournal.ie 3,000 evacuated from Vietnam after wave of anti-Chinese violence Chaos

3,000 evacuated from Vietnam after wave of anti-Chinese violence

The violence was triggered by Beijing’s deployment of an oil rig in contested South China Sea waters.

# oil - Sunday 9 February, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Renewable energy met 42% of our electricity demand on one day last year 1866 MW

Renewable energy met 42% of our electricity demand on one day last year

The amount contributed to the grid was the highest recorded.

# oil - Friday 24 January, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Column: Ignorance, avoidance, distortion – media coverage of the Corrib gas project has failed Mayo

Column: Ignorance, avoidance, distortion – media coverage of the Corrib gas project has failed

The Irish media has failed to properly report on the local community’s resistance to Shell in Mayo. The reason? Journalism has fewer and fewer resources to filter the truth from the propaganda, Harry Browne writes.

From TheJournal.ie ‘Big oil’ welcomes new ‘sexy’ relationship with Iran in Swiss Alps Oiled Up

‘Big oil’ welcomes new ‘sexy’ relationship with Iran in Swiss Alps

The CEO of oil company Total has spoken to Iranian President Hassan Rouhani who told him to ‘be ready’ for the lifting of embargoes.

# oil - Tuesday 14 January, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Leitrim county councillors vote to ban fracking Fracking

Leitrim county councillors vote to ban fracking

Though councillors voted overwhelmingly in favour of the motion, plans in the county can still be approved with one councillor who voted for the ban saying it was “basically a waste of time”.

# oil - Saturday 11 January, 2014

From TheJournal.ie US court upholds BP settlement for Gulf oil spill Gulf Of Mexico

US court upholds BP settlement for Gulf oil spill

The British energy giant reached a $7.8 billion settlement in 2012

# oil - Monday 11 November, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Column: An oil spill in America provoked outrage, but other victims are more easily ignored Opinion

Column: An oil spill in America provoked outrage, but other victims are more easily ignored

People in the oil-producing areas of the Niger Delta have suffered thousands of oil spills – which have ruined livelihoods, public health and the environment. Why are they not being listened to? Because oil companies control information about the spills.

# oil - Saturday 9 November, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Tips on how to stay warm, protect the environment and heat your home this winter Buuuurrrrrrr

Tips on how to stay warm, protect the environment and heat your home this winter

The Environmental Protection Agency said that householders can save money and be environmentally friendly this winter.

# oil - Thursday 7 November, 2013

From TheJournal.ie NUIM dedicates book and audio archive to activist ‘ahead of his time’ Environment

NUIM dedicates book and audio archive to activist ‘ahead of his time’

Ken Saro-Wiwa was executed by the Nigerian military 18 years ago.

From TheJournal.ie Amnesty: Shell made ‘false claims’ on oil spills Bodo Creek This post contains images

Amnesty: Shell made ‘false claims’ on oil spills

Shell has said that it firmly rejects the report, and rejects claims that it exaggerated the impact of oil theft and sabotage.

# oil - Thursday 24 October, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Two Americans kidnapped by pirates off Nigerian coast Pirates

Two Americans kidnapped by pirates off Nigerian coast

The US Navy and the Marine Corps had not yet received orders to intervene.

# oil - Wednesday 23 October, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Russia switches Greenpeace activists’ charges from piracy to ‘hooliganism’ Greenpeace

Russia switches Greenpeace activists’ charges from piracy to ‘hooliganism’

The new charge – used against the members of Pussy Riot – carries a maximum sentence of seven years in a penal colony.

# oil - Monday 21 October, 2013

From TheJournal.ie New bill will mean just one environmental impact assessment needed for offshore projects Legislation

New bill will mean just one environmental impact assessment needed for offshore projects

Minister Jan O’Sullivan said the aim of the new bill will be to streamline the process for infrastructure development.

# oil - Wednesday 25 September, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Greenpeace activists could face 15 years in Russian prison for piracy Russia

Greenpeace activists could face 15 years in Russian prison for piracy

The 30 activists from 18 countries have been detained since they scaled an oil platform in the Arctic last week.

# oil - Friday 20 September, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Military troops among 40 dead in Yemen attack Bombings

Military troops among 40 dead in Yemen attack

Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula are targeting oil facilities, foreigners and security forces.

# oil - Monday 16 September, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Oil laundering plants uncovered, “large quantity” of cat litter seized in Monaghan operation Silverstream

Oil laundering plants uncovered, “large quantity” of cat litter seized in Monaghan operation

Customs officers and gardaí also found 20,000 litres of oil and three tonnes of toxic waste. One man has been arrested.

# oil - Sunday 15 September, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Just four commercial gas discoveries since the 70s but minister remains positive Exploration

Just four commercial gas discoveries since the 70s but minister remains positive

Junior miniser Fergus O’Dowd has said that the state should provide an environment that encourages companies to take the risks involved in exploration.

# oil - Monday 12 August, 2013

From TheJournal.ie The 5 at 5: Monday Take 5

The 5 at 5: Monday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

From TheJournal.ie Allegations of Shell booze bribes for gardaí ‘raise serious concerns’ Shell

Allegations of Shell booze bribes for gardaí ‘raise serious concerns’

A company that worked for shell until 2010 claims it delivered a large amount of alcohol to gardaí in Belmullet in December 2007.

# oil - Thursday 8 August, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Owner of derailed train firm that killed 47 in Quebec files for bankruptcy Canada

Owner of derailed train firm that killed 47 in Quebec files for bankruptcy

The company says the “obligations of both companies now exceed the value of their assets”.

# oil - Wednesday 31 July, 2013

From TheJournal.ie “Difficult to justify” oil refinery in Ireland – study Oil

“Difficult to justify” oil refinery in Ireland – study

The study, commissioned by a government department, said that overall oil demand has declined since 2006.

# oil - Thursday 25 July, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Mayo farmer to face criminal damage charge over Shell protest Corrib Gas Project

Mayo farmer to face criminal damage charge over Shell protest

Gerry Bourke is insisting he did nothing wrong, and is vowing to keep up his protest against the Corrib Gas Project.

# oil - Friday 12 July, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Skerries North Beach closed due to oil spill Beach

Skerries North Beach closed due to oil spill

A minor oil spill at a nearby harbour has led to the closure, and authorities are monitoring the situation.

# oil - Sunday 7 July, 2013

From TheJournal.ie 80 missing as train carrying oil derails and explodes in small Canadian town Train Crash

80 missing as train carrying oil derails and explodes in small Canadian town

The accident in the Quebec town, located around 250 kilometers east of Montreal, created a fireball and forced 2,000 people from their homes.

# oil - Tuesday 4 June, 2013

From TheJournal.ie €20 million seismic survey hopes to reveal Ireland’s true oil and gas wealth Exploration

€20 million seismic survey hopes to reveal Ireland’s true oil and gas wealth

Offshore explorers have welcomed the new push to figure out exactly what may lie under Ireland’s western waters,

# oil - Monday 3 June, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Rabbitte: Fracking could be good for Ireland – but only if it’s safe enough Natural Resources

Rabbitte: Fracking could be good for Ireland – but only if it’s safe enough

The natural resources minister also denies suggestions that Ireland is “giving away” its oil and gas reserves.

# oil - Saturday 18 May, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Top readers’ comments of the week You Told Us

Top readers’ comments of the week

Here’s our round-up of the best, the most interesting and the most commented-on pieces from the past week. Did you make it in?

From TheJournal.ie Pics: Oil laundering plant that used cat litter uncovered in Dublin Cat Litter

Pics: Oil laundering plant that used cat litter uncovered in Dublin

The first ever oil laundering plan found in Dublin had a potential loss to the exchequer of €1.75 million a year.

# oil - Thursday 16 May, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Column: You can get a tan from a bottle, so save your skin Read Me

Column: You can get a tan from a bottle, so save your skin

People in Ireland seem to be obsessed with getting a tan – but this country has one of the highest skin cancer rates in the entire world. It’s time to wake up to the real danger sun of exposure, says Pauline Power, who was diagnosed with a melanoma at 29.

# oil - Wednesday 15 May, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Oil companies raided in price-fixing investigation Oil Prices

Oil companies raided in price-fixing investigation

An inquiry has begun into claims oil prices may have been fixed for over a decade which could have resulted in petrol prices being kept artificially high.

From Business ETC Rabbitte: No point comparing Ireland’s oil prospects to Norway’s Apples And Oranges

Rabbitte: No point comparing Ireland’s oil prospects to Norway’s

The Minister for Communication and Natural Resources has said a Norwegian-style 80 per cent tax on oil finds would not work, saying: “We’re comparing apples with oranges.”

# oil - Tuesday 7 May, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Column: What role does oil play in modern day wars? Opinion

Column: What role does oil play in modern day wars?

While we can’t definitively rule out the possibility that the US attacking Iraq and Libya to seize control of their oil supplies, when all factors are considered one thing is missing from this hypothesis: a compelling reason, writes Scott Fitzsimons.

# oil - Tuesday 23 April, 2013

From TheJournal.ie EU reveals plans to buy oil from rebel-held parts of Syria Syria

EU reveals plans to buy oil from rebel-held parts of Syria

The EU’s member states have a trade embargo against the Syrian government – but will import petrol from rebel territory.

# oil - Monday 8 April, 2013

From TheJournal.ie 90% of construction industry insiders believe wind should be primary energy source Wind Energy

90% of construction industry insiders believe wind should be primary energy source

A survey has shown that most industry insiders also think €100 or higher would be a fair water charge for a four person household.

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