# oil - Today’s News
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# oil - Monday 11 November, 2013
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
The Environmental Protection Agency said that householders can save money and be environmentally friendly this winter.
# oil - Thursday 7 November, 2013
Ken Saro-Wiwa was executed by the Nigerian military 18 years ago.
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
The US Navy and the Marine Corps had not yet received orders to intervene.
# oil - Wednesday 23 October, 2013
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
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
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
Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula are targeting oil facilities, foreigners and security forces.
# oil - Monday 16 September, 2013
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
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
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
The company says the “obligations of both companies now exceed the value of their assets”.
# oil - Wednesday 31 July, 2013
The study, commissioned by a government department, said that overall oil demand has declined since 2006.
# oil - Thursday 25 July, 2013
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
A minor oil spill at a nearby harbour has led to the closure, and authorities are monitoring the situation.
# oil - Sunday 7 July, 2013
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
Offshore explorers have welcomed the new push to figure out exactly what may lie under Ireland’s western waters,
# oil - Monday 3 June, 2013
The natural resources minister also denies suggestions that Ireland is “giving away” its oil and gas reserves.
# oil - Saturday 18 May, 2013
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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
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
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.
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
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
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
A survey has shown that most industry insiders also think €100 or higher would be a fair water charge for a four person household.
# oil - Tuesday 2 April, 2013
Petrel Resources says it is holding talks with prospective partners after a second site in the Porcupine Basin suggests oil.
# oil - Sunday 10 March, 2013
Did you know that Ireland imports an estimated 53,560 barrels of crude oil a day?
# oil - Wednesday 13 February, 2013
Eurostat figures for 2011, released this morning, show Ireland imported more of its energy than 23 other EU countries.
# oil - Tuesday 12 February, 2013
The company said the government in 1999 failed to transpose EU legislation into law which left it open to legal challenges.
# oil - Sunday 13 January, 2013
These are the narrow bodies of water over which almost half of the world’s oil production must travel – and are therefore vulnerable to disruption.
# oil - Friday 4 January, 2013
There were 25 convictions for serious tax evasion in 2012 according to figures released by Revenue this evening.
# oil - Tuesday 4 December, 2012
Arts minister Jimmy Deenihan has designated some of Dublin’s coastline as a special area of conservation.
# oil - Saturday 1 December, 2012
UK-based company Enegi will now apply to the government for an exploration license before the end of February next year.
# oil - Sunday 25 November, 2012
Tokelau islands in the Pacific have population of 1,500 and were using 2,000 barrels of diesel a year to power generators.
# oil - Saturday 24 November, 2012
There ain’t no protest like a freezing protest.
# oil - Saturday 17 November, 2012
Breaking via The Mire wire: Irish all to live to 100; John Waters outraged for men (again); Ireland’s election to Human Rights Council ‘not a joke’.
# oil - Monday 22 October, 2012
The new $30 billion deal would put an end to recent disputes between BP and its partners