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# Oil and Gas

Last month
November 2023
Gas and oil industry faces ‘moment of truth’ ahead of COP28, report states
The report says the industry’s emissions need to drop by 60% by 2030 to keep global warning to an increase of 1.5 degrees “within reach”.
This year
Emissions of Abu Dhabi oil company owned by COP28 President to increase more than 40% by 2030
“This Jekyll and Hyde presidency of crucial climate negotiations is now a critical concern,” an analyst said
Rosebank: Britain's largest untapped oil and gas field gets green light for production
The world’s leading climate science authority said that there can be no new oil and gas development if internationally agreed global warming limits are to be met.
Last year
Taoiseach warns of ‘rocky’ times ahead after EU bans most Russian oil and gas
Micheál Martin said it will be “challenging” for consumers as the EU weans itself off Russian fossil fuels.
Ireland can 'take on this Putin regime' by cutting Russian fossil fuel imports, Eamon Ryan says
UN secretary-general Antonio Guterres said today that “addiction to fossil fuels is mutually assured destruction”.
All time
Ireland joins group of countries working to phase out oil and gas exploration
Several other countries have signed up to join this new alliance.
Opinion: Only a full ban can save Northern Ireland from the threat posed by fracking
Eddie Mitchell of Love Leitrim outlines concerns of border communities that fracking may be set to get back on the agenda in the North.
Taoiseach urged to tell banks to stop investing in fossil fuels during his UN speech in New York
Varadkar will attend the UN General Assembly and address the summit on sustainable development goals.
Poll: Should oil and gas drilling be banned in Irish waters?
The Dáil passed the ‘Keep it in the Ground’ Bill yesterday.
Dáil votes to ban oil and gas drilling in Irish waters
The Bill, if passed into law will make Ireland the 5th country globally to ban oil and gas exploration.
'A historic day': Ireland on a path to being the 4th country in the world to ban fossil fuel exploration
Costa Rica, Belize and France have already implemented similar measures to end oil activity in their waters.
The government wants to take a much bigger cut from this
Taxes are going up on oil and gas production.
Russia's making a new grab for a vast swathe of energy-rich Arctic
The claim would potentially give Russia access to an estimated 4.9 BILLION tonnes of hydrocarbons.
The owner of a small B&B may have just bought an oil company by mistake
The woman’s son apparently thought he was only buying 10% of its shares.
Dubai state-owned oil company plans €627m buyout of Irish exploration firm
Dragon Oil wants to take over Ireland-based Petroceltic, but no official offer is on the table yet.
Irish oil explorer gears up for drilling at billion-euro well near Cork coast
Providence Resources plans to start offshore oil drilling next year, but it’s still losing money.
Government asks experts for advice on Ireland's underexplored oil and gas
Minister Pat Rabbitte says he wants to strike a balance between attracting investment and maximising returns from the State’s natural resources.
Rise in Bord Gáis Energy Index for second consecutive month blamed on Syria
The Energy Index increased by four per cent in August as oil and gas prices rose.
New licence could extend Cork's potential oil field
Providence Resources says its been offered a licensing option for another 500 sq km beside the Barryroe oil field.
Sinn Féin accused of 'leprechaun politics' over oil and gas profits policy
Sinn Féin described the comments as “nonsense” and called for a more constructive dialogue on the issue.