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From TheJournal.ie Bord Gáis gas bills to rise by 8.5pc from October Bord Gais

Bord Gáis gas bills to rise by 8.5pc from October

The Commission for Energy Regulation approves an 8.5 per cent increase in Bord Gais Energy’s domestic gas prices.

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

The 5 at 5: Wednesday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

From TheJournal.ie Number of people having gas and electricity cut off has tripled Bills Bills Bills

Number of people having gas and electricity cut off has tripled

Almost 7,000 customers had their gas or electricity disconnected in the first three months of this year.

Medals, marathons and urine tests: London 2012 in numbers

How much gold is in an Olympic Gold medal? And just how bad IS that South Korean archer’s vision?

From TheJournal.ie Shell lorry stuck at Co Mayo crossroads Mayo

Shell lorry stuck at Co Mayo crossroads

Mayo County Council is working with contractors to create an emergency road widening at the crossroads.

From TheJournal.ie Bord Gáis planning 7.54 per cent price hike Money Matters

Bord Gáis planning 7.54 per cent price hike

The energy supplier has asked the regulator for permission to raise prices by 7.54 per cent in October.

From TheJournal.ie Egypt: Militants attack gas pipeline Egypt

Egypt: Militants attack gas pipeline

Militants have blown up a gas pipeline in the country’s Sinai Peninsula that used to transport fuel to Israel – the 15th such attack since last year’s popular uprising that ousted longtime leader Hosni Mubarak.

Should you drill for gas... under a cemetery?

It’s not just loved ones buried in Lowelville Cemetery in Ohio – there is natural gas too, and now trustees are being asked to allow drilling there. But should they?

From TheJournal.ie Man arrested in England after toddler death Explosion

Man arrested in England after toddler death

Police are treating the child’s death as suspicious and said this arrest is just one line of investigation.

From TheJournal.ie Bulgaria relaxes fracking restrictions Fracking

Bulgaria relaxes fracking restrictions

Bulgarian legislators voted today in favour of relaxing a ban on the controversial natural gas drilling method.

From TheJournal.ie World Health Organisation: diesel fumes cause cancer Cancer

World Health Organisation: diesel fumes cause cancer

The World Health Organisation has said that diesel exhaust fumes are more carcinogenic than second-hand smoke

From TheJournal.ie Regulator announces €3million fines for fracking safety breaches Fracking

Regulator announces €3million fines for fracking safety breaches

Companies engaged in any potential fracking will face stiff penalties including jail if they do not comply with regulations.

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

The 5 at 5: Friday

5 stories, 5 minutes, 5 o’clock…

From TheJournal.ie EPA fracking study reveals potential impact on groundwater and earthquakes What The Frack?

EPA fracking study reveals potential impact on groundwater and earthquakes

The study, commissioned by the Environmental Protection Agency, states that groundwater contamination is the most serious local environmental concern.

From TheJournal.ie Report calls for 'clear and transparent' policies on Irish gas and oil Exploration This post contains videos

Report calls for 'clear and transparent' policies on Irish gas and oil

Oireachtas Committee report on offshore exploration says tax on petroleum finds should be raised.

From TheJournal.ie Oireachtas report due on Ireland's offshore oil and gas exploration Exploration

Oireachtas report due on Ireland's offshore oil and gas exploration

Joint committee recommendations to focus largely on a fair and equitable tax regime for the petroleum industry.

From TheJournal.ie No change in Bord Gáis Energy Index in April Bord Gais

No change in Bord Gáis Energy Index in April

However the index showed that there were changes in the individual commodities such as electricity, natural gas, oil and coal.

What the frack? Music video explains what fracking is all about What The Frack? This post contains videos

What the frack? Music video explains what fracking is all about

Watch this fracking hip video about the controversial drilling technique…

'Eternal Flame' snuffed out over unpaid gas bill

Gas company cut off the supply over a €7,000 debt.

From TheJournal.ie UK: Ministers set to approve the extension of fracking Fracking

UK: Ministers set to approve the extension of fracking

Meanwhile, Ireland’s Environmental Protection Agency is undertaking an investigation the possible implications of fracking.

From TheJournal.ie Rabbitte: No licences for fracking before EPA finishes research Labour

Rabbitte: No licences for fracking before EPA finishes research

The communications minister says the Environmental Protection Agency will report back before any fracking can begin.

From TheJournal.ie APHCI lodges complaint against Bord Gáis with Competition Authority Investigation

APHCI lodges complaint against Bord Gáis with Competition Authority

The Association of Plumbing and Heating Contractors of Ireland has accused Bord Gáis of engaging in anti-competitive behaviour.

From TheJournal.ie Bad news for the environment: 4 out of 5 use fossil fuels to heat homes Census 2011

Bad news for the environment: 4 out of 5 use fossil fuels to heat homes

Census 2011 found a clear urban-rural split between people using oil and natural gas to heat their homes.

From TheJournal.ie How much is the Barryroe oil find actually worth to us? Natural Resources

How much is the Barryroe oil find actually worth to us?

The Barryroe well, 50km south of Cork, is Ireland’s first commercially viable oil well. But what can Ireland get out of it?

From TheJournal.ie Gas well at Barryroe oil site is 'highly productive' Yee-haw!

Gas well at Barryroe oil site is 'highly productive'

The gas reservoir at the site of the successful oil drilling operation “far exceeded expectations”, Providence Resources says.

From TheJournal.ie Irish company successfully taps commercially viable oil well off Cork Yee-haw! This post contains videos

Irish company successfully taps commercially viable oil well off Cork

Providence Resources says the rate of oil being tapped from the Barryroe well is almost twice what had been expected.

From TheJournal.ie Consumer group says Minister should intervene after Airtricity increases charges Energy

Consumer group says Minister should intervene after Airtricity increases charges

Domestic electricity and gas standing charges will increase by as much as €1.50 per month for the company’s 600,000 customers from April.

From TheJournal.ie Polish report: shale gas extraction 'not harmful' Fracking

Polish report: shale gas extraction 'not harmful'

A study in Poland has found that shale gas extraction at one site produced some toxic refuse but that the waste was reused and didn’t harm the environment.

From TheJournal.ie Concerns raised over use of fracking for 'multi-billion euro' gas reserve Fracking

Concerns raised over use of fracking for 'multi-billion euro' gas reserve

A company has said that the gas in north-west Ireland could lead to hundreds of jobs – but environmentalists have urged caution over the controversial technique.

What brands register with a five-year-old?

Jaguar, Puma and Greyhound lose out and unsurprisingly Disney and McDonald’s are in.

From TheJournal.ie EU to bring Ireland and UK to court over gas infrastructure Ireland

EU to bring Ireland and UK to court over gas infrastructure

The EU says that “inadequate” gas pipe infrastructures in Ireland and the UK pose a breach to EU competition regulations.

From TheJournal.ie Chinese premier stresses need to keep Hormuz open Energy

Chinese premier stresses need to keep Hormuz open

Major customer of Iranian oil and gas China stressed the importance of keeping the Strait of Hormuz open – amid threats by Iran to shut the strategic waterway.

From TheJournal.ie Donegal and Sligo become latest local authorities to ban fracking Fracking

Donegal and Sligo become latest local authorities to ban fracking

Donegal and Sligo join Clare, Leitrim and Roscommon in clamping down on the controversial practice to extract shale gas.

From TheJournal.ie Three people injured in gas explosion in Leixlip Blast

Three people injured in gas explosion in Leixlip

Bord Gáis Networks were attending to a leak in a nearby premises when the blast occurred.

From TheJournal.ie Rate of energy disconnections fell last year Arrears

Rate of energy disconnections fell last year

But service providers have been reminded to adhere to communication guidelines when contacting customers in arrears – with some providers being accused of “effectively harassing” bill-payers.

From TheJournal.ie Utility firms recover €440,000 in unpaid bills Bills Bills Bills

Utility firms recover €440,000 in unpaid bills

However, the number of legal actions against householders has dropped significantly since last year.

From TheJournal.ie Column: For now, Ireland’s oil reserves are best off in private hands Opinion

Column: For now, Ireland’s oil reserves are best off in private hands

Yes, our oil resources are rich – but the cost of exploiting them means we’re better off leaving it to commercial firms, writes Simon Tuohy.

From TheJournal.ie Take 5: Monday Take 5

Take 5: Monday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock.

From TheJournal.ie 13 licences granted for fuel exploration off Irish coast Energy

13 licences granted for fuel exploration off Irish coast

Some 13 new licences for oil and gas exploration off the Irish coast have been granted, the Minister for Energy has confirmed.