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#Oil

# oil - Sunday 7 August, 2022

17 missing and 121 injured after lighting strike causes fire at Cuban oil depot
# Matanzas
# Matanzas

17 missing and 121 injured after lighting strike causes fire at Cuban oil depot

Aug 7th 2022, 11:57 AM 6,965 Views 3 Comments

Cuban authorities said an unidentified body had been found late last night.

# oil - Wednesday 3 August, 2022

Taoiseach says he doesn't anticipate fuel rationing in coming months

Taoiseach says he doesn't anticipate fuel rationing in coming months

Aug 3rd 2022, 5:30 PM 14,749 Views 39 Comments

He said the Government’s immediate concern is the continuing price impact the energy crisis is having on people.

# oil - Tuesday 2 August, 2022

Oil giant BP triples its profits to $9.3 billion on last year despite exit from Russia
# Energy
# Energy

Oil giant BP triples its profits to $9.3 billion on last year despite exit from Russia

Aug 2nd 2022, 8:43 AM 19,260 Views 32 Comments

BP is the latest energy firm to post bumper earnings as oil and gas prices have soared following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

# oil - Tuesday 31 May, 2022

Explainer: What will the EU agreement to ban Russian oil mean for member states?
# Sanctions
# Sanctions

Explainer: What will the EU agreement to ban Russian oil mean for member states?

May 31st 2022, 10:13 AM 12,667 Views 30 Comments

The move will cut around 90% of oil imports from Russia to the EU.

# oil - Sunday 29 May, 2022

EU considers compromise to break deadlock on Russian oil embargo
# EU
# EU

EU considers compromise to break deadlock on Russian oil embargo

May 29th 2022, 6:00 PM 21,730 Views 6 Comments

The latest round of proposed sanctions has been blocked by Hungary, which has no access to seafaring oil cargo ships.

# oil - Wednesday 18 May, 2022

EU proposes 300 billion-euro roadmap to ditch Russian energy
# Energy Shift
# Energy Shift

EU proposes 300 billion-euro roadmap to ditch Russian energy

May 18th 2022, 4:14 PM 20,973 Views 13 Comments

The investment initiative is meant to help the bloc start weaning itself off Russian fossil fuels this year.

# oil - Friday 13 May, 2022

Russia to cut electricity to Finland as tensions rise over Nato bid
# Ukraine
# Ukraine

Russia to cut electricity to Finland as tensions rise over Nato bid

Updated May 13th 2022, 5:59 PM 63,297 Views 24 Comments
  • Sergei Lavrov has accused the EU of transforming from a "constructive, economic platform" into an "aggressive, militant player"
  • Kyiv has admitted it is unlikely to become a Nato member - but has forged ahead with an application to join the EU
  • Russian forces have been accused of committing atrocities - including the killing of unarmed civilians, torture and rape

# oil - Tuesday 3 May, 2022

Europe must 'turn off tap of money' going to Russia for oil and gas, Eamon Ryan says
# Ukraine
# Ukraine

Europe must 'turn off tap of money' going to Russia for oil and gas, Eamon Ryan says

Updated May 3rd 2022, 9:40 AM 27,563 Views 57 Comments

The European Commission is proposing a new package of sanctions to punish Russia for its invasion of Ukraine.

# oil - Monday 2 May, 2022

Recession brought on by energy crisis would 'hit Ireland early and hardest', MEP warns
# Oil Embargo
# Oil Embargo

Recession brought on by energy crisis would 'hit Ireland early and hardest', MEP warns

May 2nd 2022, 6:50 PM 38,611 Views 22 Comments

EU ministers today discussed plans for a possible oil embargo to punish Moscow for invading Ukraine.

# oil - Saturday 12 March, 2022

Government rules out turning away Russian oil from Dublin Port
# Sanctions
# Sanctions

Government rules out turning away Russian oil from Dublin Port

Mar 12th 2022, 12:10 PM 47,834 Views 49 Comments

The tanker is landing in Dublin Port today.

# oil - Tuesday 8 March, 2022

US bans Russian oil imports and UK to phase them out over invasion of Ukraine
# Russian Oil
# Russian Oil

US bans Russian oil imports and UK to phase them out over invasion of Ukraine

Mar 8th 2022, 4:39 PM 36,107 Views 54 Comments

Joe Biden said the ban on Russian oil was decided ‘in close consultation’ with US allies.

# oil - Tuesday 16 November, 2021

Gas prices soar as Germany halts Nord Stream 2 approval
# Gas Prices
# Gas Prices

Gas prices soar as Germany halts Nord Stream 2 approval

Nov 16th 2021, 8:33 PM 36,968 Views 29 Comments

European gas prices jumped about 10% on the announcement

# oil - Monday 4 October, 2021

'An environmental catastrophe': California beaches closed as major oil spill kills wildlife
# California
# California

'An environmental catastrophe': California beaches closed as major oil spill kills wildlife

Oct 4th 2021, 10:10 PM 23,309 Views 23 Comments

Dead birds and fish have begun washing up on the shore.

# oil - Monday 5 July, 2021

'The gates of hell opening up': What caused the massive Gulf of Mexico fire?
# Lord Of The Rings
# Lord Of The Rings

'The gates of hell opening up': What caused the massive Gulf of Mexico fire?

Jul 5th 2021, 1:13 PM 36,076 Views 29 Comments

Footage of the inferno went viral over the weekend.

# oil - Wednesday 2 June, 2021

Joe Biden suspends oil leases in Alaska’s Arctic refuge
# Climate Change
# Climate Change

Joe Biden suspends oil leases in Alaska’s Arctic refuge

Jun 2nd 2021, 9:35 AM 11,526 Views 5 Comments

It follows a temporary moratorium on oil and gas lease activities imposed by the US president on his first day in office.

# oil - Monday 20 April, 2020

The price of oil has plummeted to less than zero dollars a barrel
# Covid-19 Pandemic
# Covid-19 Pandemic

The price of oil has plummeted to less than zero dollars a barrel

Apr 20th 2020, 7:57 PM 55,781 Views 91 Comments

Storage space for oil is now running out, which precipitated today’s steep dive.

# oil - Wednesday 6 November, 2019

Money from drivers paying 2c levy on petrol will soon be used for government climate action plans
# OIL PRICE
# OIL PRICE

Money from drivers paying 2c levy on petrol will soon be used for government climate action plans

Nov 6th 2019, 7:00 AM 11,056 Views 49 Comments

The levy has been paid on petrol, oil and diesel since 1996.

# oil - Friday 11 October, 2019

'They're taking 2c off us that they don't need': Drivers paying levy on petrol that is no longer needed, committee hears
# Petrol
# Petrol

'They're taking 2c off us that they don't need': Drivers paying levy on petrol that is no longer needed, committee hears

Oct 11th 2019, 6:10 AM 34,945 Views 42 Comments

The levy has been paid on petrol, oil and diesel since 1996.

# oil - Sunday 22 September, 2019

Iranian president warns foreign forces to stay out of the Gulf
# Energy Security
# Energy Security

Iranian president warns foreign forces to stay out of the Gulf

Sep 22nd 2019, 12:15 PM 13,607 Views 67 Comments

It comes as the United States sends more troops to the region in a defensive capacity.

# oil - Saturday 21 September, 2019

Trump announces Iran sanctions as US sends more troops to Gulf
# Saudi Arabia
# Saudi Arabia

Trump announces Iran sanctions as US sends more troops to Gulf

Sep 21st 2019, 8:08 AM 11,637 Views 57 Comments

The US President said the sanctions were the toughest ever against another country, but indicated he did not plan a military strike.

# oil - Friday 20 September, 2019

Trump to be given several military options on Iran amid fears of 'all-out war'
# Oil
# Oil

Trump to be given several military options on Iran amid fears of 'all-out war'

Sep 20th 2019, 8:10 AM 14,791 Views 73 Comments

The US President will be presented with a list of potential airstrike targets, among other possible responses.

# oil - Monday 16 September, 2019

Iran seizes suspected fuel smuggling boat as tensions ratchet higher in the Gulf
# Strait Of Hormuz
# Strait Of Hormuz

Iran seizes suspected fuel smuggling boat as tensions ratchet higher in the Gulf

Sep 16th 2019, 2:38 PM 13,297 Views 12 Comments

A naval patrol of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps intercepted the vessel.

Oil prices soar and Trump says US 'locked and loaded' after attack on Saudi facilities
# Tensions
# Tensions

Oil prices soar and Trump says US 'locked and loaded' after attack on Saudi facilities

Sep 16th 2019, 6:52 AM 22,930 Views 32 Comments

Iran has denied allegations it is behind the attack.

# oil - Thursday 25 July, 2019

Eamon Ryan says he'll 'eat his hat' if new licences for gas exploration aren't stopped within a year
# Climate Emergency Bill
# Climate Emergency Bill

Eamon Ryan says he'll 'eat his hat' if new licences for gas exploration aren't stopped within a year

Jul 25th 2019, 7:20 AM 10,609 Views 61 Comments

He said new licences would not be countenanced in any future negotiations on a programme for government.

# oil - Thursday 13 June, 2019

US accuses Iran of being behind attack on two oil tankers in the Gulf
# Strait Of Hormuz
# Strait Of Hormuz

US accuses Iran of being behind attack on two oil tankers in the Gulf

Updated Jun 13th 2019, 8:23 PM 51,224 Views 97 Comments

The suspected attacks come amid spiralling tensions between Tehran and Washington.

# oil - Monday 13 May, 2019

Saudi oil tankers among ships targeted by 'sabotage attacks'
# Tension
# Tension

Saudi oil tankers among ships targeted by 'sabotage attacks'

May 13th 2019, 10:35 PM 16,073 Views 27 Comments

The ships suffered “significant damage” but none of the crew members were harmed.

# oil - Saturday 9 February, 2019

Opinion: Ireland is wrong about Venezuela - US regime change never brings improvement
# Opinion
# Opinion

Opinion: Ireland is wrong about Venezuela - US regime change never brings improvement

Feb 9th 2019, 7:30 PM 22,351 Views 192 Comments

‘An impressive spin campaign has been waged to create an illusion that all ‘civilised nations’ support regime change in Venezuela – similar to the ‘grand alliance’ which invaded Iraq’, writes Eilis Ryan.

# oil - Friday 11 January, 2019

This Young Scientist project is turning algae into pints of the black stuff (crude oil, that is)
# Not Stout
# Not Stout

This Young Scientist project is turning algae into pints of the black stuff (crude oil, that is)

Jan 11th 2019, 6:20 AM 12,650 Views 12 Comments

Greg Tarr has developed a more efficient method of making biofuel.

# oil - Sunday 25 November, 2018

'Thank you President T': Trump congratulates himself for falling oil prices
# Pat On The Back
# Pat On The Back

'Thank you President T': Trump congratulates himself for falling oil prices

Nov 25th 2018, 4:43 PM 31,842 Views 56 Comments

In a separate tweet, he called on Mexico to stop caravans of Central American migrants from trying to reach the US border.

# oil - Wednesday 21 November, 2018

'We’re not gonna give up hundreds of billions of dollars' - Trump cites oil prices and sticks by Saudi Arabia
# All About The Money
# All About The Money

'We’re not gonna give up hundreds of billions of dollars' - Trump cites oil prices and sticks by Saudi Arabia

Nov 21st 2018, 7:18 AM 23,401 Views 75 Comments

The US President acknowledged that Mohammed bin Salman may have known about the murder of Jamal Khashoggi.

# oil - Monday 8 October, 2018

Explosion and fire rip through Canada's largest oil refinery
# Irving Oil
# Irving Oil

Explosion and fire rip through Canada's largest oil refinery

Updated Oct 8th 2018, 10:50 PM 35,770 Views 6 Comments

Four people received hospital treatment for minor injuries.

# oil - Friday 29 December, 2017

South Korea seizes ship that was allegedly selling oil in secret to North Korea
# Red Handed
# Red Handed

South Korea seizes ship that was allegedly selling oil in secret to North Korea

Dec 29th 2017, 3:30 PM 18,912 Views 15 Comments

It follows US President Donald Trump’s tweets about the alleged transfer of oil.

# oil - Sunday 24 December, 2017

North Korea says new UN sanctions are an 'act of war'
# Tension
# Tension

North Korea says new UN sanctions are an 'act of war'

Dec 24th 2017, 9:56 AM 13,817 Views 64 Comments

The UN Security Council unanimously passed new, US-drafted sanctions that will restrict oil supplies.

# oil - Sunday 22 October, 2017

Explainer: Why Iraq taking back land from the Kurds is a major headache for the US
# All About The Oil
# All About The Oil

Explainer: Why Iraq taking back land from the Kurds is a major headache for the US

Oct 22nd 2017, 8:15 AM 11,050 Views 14 Comments

The two US allies are at loggerheads over disputed territory in oil-rich Kirkuk.

# oil - Thursday 19 October, 2017

Take extreme care: Truck spewing oil causes rush hour traffic chaos in Limerick
# Oil Spill
# Oil Spill

Take extreme care: Truck spewing oil causes rush hour traffic chaos in Limerick

Oct 19th 2017, 10:40 AM 19,111 Views 7 Comments

The spillage caused a number of minor collisions and the closure of a main road.

# oil - Sunday 16 July, 2017

Petrol and diesel prices have fallen for four months in a row and are set to drop further
# Now We're Sucking Diesel
# Now We're Sucking Diesel

Petrol and diesel prices have fallen for four months in a row and are set to drop further

Jul 16th 2017, 12:16 PM 17,449 Views 58 Comments

Prices are at a 12-month low.

# oil - Monday 17 April, 2017

Petrol prices drop for first time in six months
# Pump It Up
# Pump It Up

Petrol prices drop for first time in six months

Apr 17th 2017, 2:57 PM 28,803 Views 44 Comments

On average, a litre of petrol now costs 136.6c, while a litre of diesel costs 126.0c.

# oil - Monday 20 February, 2017

'We're not here for your oil': US Defense Secretary tells Iraq
# Black Gold
# Black Gold

'We're not here for your oil': US Defense Secretary tells Iraq

Feb 20th 2017, 8:54 AM 13,879 Views 28 Comments

Trump has repeatedly said the US should have grabbed Iraqi oil to help fund its war effort.

# oil - Saturday 3 December, 2016

Cruise company fined €37 million for deliberately dumping into the seas
# Cover Up
# Cover Up

Cruise company fined €37 million for deliberately dumping into the seas

Dec 3rd 2016, 10:22 AM 30,644 Views 19 Comments

The Caribbean Princess began making illegal discharges in 2005, a year after the ship entered service.

# oil - Thursday 24 November, 2016

Dublin firm hopes to strike it rich with rare multimillion oil project off Irish coast
# Deepwater Rig
# Deepwater Rig

Dublin firm hopes to strike it rich with rare multimillion oil project off Irish coast

Nov 24th 2016, 3:29 PM 16,814 Views 31 Comments

Providence Resources has struck a deal to drill an offshore well to the island’s south-west.

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