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This billion-dollar oil company founded in Carlow just posted its first loss in 15 years
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This billion-dollar oil company founded in Carlow just posted its first loss in 15 years

Feb 11th 2015, 1:56 PM 18,697 Views 19 Comments

The low oil price is not good news for exploration firms.

Thanks to falling oil prices, this is how much cheaper it is to get from A to B
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Thanks to falling oil prices, this is how much cheaper it is to get from A to B

Jan 28th 2015, 6:30 AM 16,245 Views 39 Comments

You’re saving cash, but not as much as you might have expected.

More than 137 filling stations shut down over licensing breaches since 2011
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More than 137 filling stations shut down over licensing breaches since 2011

Jan 19th 2015, 10:10 AM 9,248 Views 9 Comments

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan said that 31 oil laundries were detected and closed down.

Why aren't our electricity and gas bills coming down?
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Why aren't our electricity and gas bills coming down?

Jan 14th 2015, 6:45 AM 16,925 Views 72 Comments

It’s a matter of ‘when’, not ‘if’, according to the energy regulator.

Unsustainable oil prices? OPEC won't continue to step in to protect a certain price
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# Tough Love

Unsustainable oil prices? OPEC won't continue to step in to protect a certain price

Jan 13th 2015, 9:39 AM 14,764 Views 36 Comments

Yesterday the price of oil hit a six year low, but the UAE says they can’t under any circumstances be the only party responsible.

Oil prices tumbled AGAIN today – to the lowest level in six years
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Oil prices tumbled AGAIN today – to the lowest level in six years

Jan 12th 2015, 1:00 PM 17,610 Views 63 Comments

Are you seeing the benefit at the petrol stations?

Explainer: Oil prices have dipped below $50 a barrel. But Ireland could be a winner...
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Explainer: Oil prices have dipped below $50 a barrel. But Ireland could be a winner...

Jan 7th 2015, 11:43 AM 24,290 Views 32 Comments

Here’s why falling oil prices matter.

Oil is cheaper today than it has been for nearly 6 years
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Oil is cheaper today than it has been for nearly 6 years

Jan 6th 2015, 2:54 PM 13,625 Views 71 Comments

The price of a barrel of oil is now below $50 by some benchmarks.

Ireland wanted to sell water to Saudi Arabia for $5 a barrel in the 1980s
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# We Have What You Need

Ireland wanted to sell water to Saudi Arabia for $5 a barrel in the 1980s

Dec 28th 2014, 8:45 AM 20,133 Views 107 Comments

There was one problem… Japan also wanted to.

Energy prices are at their lowest point for four years
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Energy prices are at their lowest point for four years

Dec 8th 2014, 7:00 AM 6,548 Views 33 Comments

Thanks to the collapse in price of Brent crude oil.

Revenue busts oil laundering plant that could have cost State €10m a year
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Revenue busts oil laundering plant that could have cost State €10m a year

Nov 4th 2014, 11:49 AM 11,706 Views 66 Comments

A 42-year-old man was arrested in connection with the find, which included a large among of laundered fuel and toxic waste.

'Half-baked madcap proposal' - TD criticises proposed north Dublin pipeline project
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'Half-baked madcap proposal' - TD criticises proposed north Dublin pipeline project

Oct 24th 2014, 5:14 PM 9,367 Views 17 Comments

Independent Dublin TD Tommy Broughan raised his concerns in the Dáil yesterday.

How will 'unprecedented' levels of oil and gas exploration affect wildlife?
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How will 'unprecedented' levels of oil and gas exploration affect wildlife?

Oct 20th 2014, 5:29 PM 8,798 Views 31 Comments

The Government has announced a new plan to carry out surveys of areas of potential exploration.

Here's the video that made LEGO kick Shell to the kerb
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# Everything Is Not Awesome

Here's the video that made LEGO kick Shell to the kerb

Oct 9th 2014, 9:34 PM 23,557 Views 21 Comments

A Greenpeace campaign has led to the toy giant distancing itself from Shell.

Islamic State oil refineries hit in latest air strikes
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Islamic State oil refineries hit in latest air strikes

Sep 24th 2014, 11:27 PM 9,251 Views 44 Comments

Meanwhile, US President Barack Obama led the UN Security Council in approving a resolution demanding that countries take action to stem the flow of foreign jihadists to Iraq and Syria.

The EU is targeting Russia's oil and AK47s in its latest round of sanctions
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# Slap On The Wrist

The EU is targeting Russia's oil and AK47s in its latest round of sanctions

Sep 12th 2014, 12:24 PM 7,766 Views 88 Comments

Meanwhile in Ukraine, the UN has launched a food aid operation in the war-torn east of the country.

A Limerick company could have found $10 billion worth of oil in Tunisia
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A Limerick company could have found $10 billion worth of oil in Tunisia

Aug 26th 2014, 10:43 PM 28,906 Views 31 Comments

Circle Oil’s share price jumped almost 25% on the news.

Expect (some) good news at the fuel pumps later this year
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Expect (some) good news at the fuel pumps later this year

Aug 15th 2014, 1:24 PM 23,153 Views 70 Comments

The price of diesel and petrol is expected to fall – a little, at least.

The conflict in Iraq could drive oil prices to record highs
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The conflict in Iraq could drive oil prices to record highs

Jul 7th 2014, 5:34 PM 6,607 Views 30 Comments

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

Largest offshore survey to commence to attract oil companies to Ireland
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Largest offshore survey to commence to attract oil companies to Ireland

Jun 29th 2014, 6:19 PM 15,335 Views 39 Comments

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

Losses mount at O'Reilly's Providence Resources
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Losses mount at O'Reilly's Providence Resources

Jun 27th 2014, 5:20 PM 10,369 Views 22 Comments

The company blamed increased losses on administration expenses.

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

Jun 18th 2014, 4:29 PM 9,657 Views 50 Comments

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

Poor people in Europe forced to choose between heating and eating
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Poor people in Europe forced to choose between heating and eating

Jun 3rd 2014, 6:30 AM 6,624 Views 46 Comments

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

Revenue seizes oil, cigarettes and cash, uncovers a mobile oil laundry
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# Not So Slick

Revenue seizes oil, cigarettes and cash, uncovers a mobile oil laundry

May 29th 2014, 7:25 PM 14,360 Views 22 Comments

They’ve been busy this week.

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

May 18th 2014, 7:18 AM 6,655 Views 3 Comments

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

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

Feb 9th 2014, 8:00 AM 13,298 Views 97 Comments

The amount contributed to the grid was the highest recorded.

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

Jan 24th 2014, 3:18 PM 461 Views 69 Comments

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.

'Big oil' welcomes new 'sexy' relationship with Iran in Swiss Alps
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'Big oil' welcomes new 'sexy' relationship with Iran in Swiss Alps

Jan 24th 2014, 2:44 PM 8,931 Views 26 Comments

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

Leitrim county councillors vote to ban fracking
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Leitrim county councillors vote to ban fracking

Jan 14th 2014, 11:02 AM 9,402 Views 275 Comments

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”.

US court upholds BP settlement for Gulf oil spill
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US court upholds BP settlement for Gulf oil spill

Jan 11th 2014, 11:15 AM 6,166 Views 7 Comments

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

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

Nov 11th 2013, 7:30 PM 23 Views 14 Comments

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.

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

Nov 9th 2013, 7:30 AM 18,268 Views 69 Comments

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

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

Nov 7th 2013, 5:43 PM 5,574 Views 1 Comment

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

Amnesty: Shell made 'false claims' on oil spills
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# Bodo Creek

Amnesty: Shell made 'false claims' on oil spills

Nov 7th 2013, 6:45 AM 4,828 Views 9 Comments

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

Two Americans kidnapped by pirates off Nigerian coast
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Two Americans kidnapped by pirates off Nigerian coast

Oct 24th 2013, 9:37 PM 11,082 Views 26 Comments

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

Russia switches Greenpeace activists' charges from piracy to 'hooliganism'
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Russia switches Greenpeace activists' charges from piracy to 'hooliganism'

Oct 23rd 2013, 9:51 PM 5,160 Views 14 Comments

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

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

Oct 21st 2013, 10:14 PM 7,600 Views 32 Comments

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

Greenpeace activists could face 15 years in Russian prison for piracy
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Greenpeace activists could face 15 years in Russian prison for piracy

Sep 25th 2013, 7:58 AM 4,453 Views 35 Comments

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

Military troops among 40 dead in Yemen attack
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Military troops among 40 dead in Yemen attack

Sep 20th 2013, 4:22 PM 3,767 Views 8 Comments

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

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

Sep 16th 2013, 9:37 PM 13,837 Views 40 Comments

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