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# 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 35,682 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 11,498 Views 4 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 55,757 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 11,019 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 34,802 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 13,592 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 11,617 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 14,770 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 13,291 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 22,906 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 10,585 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 51,197 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 16,058 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 22,309 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 12,614 Views 11 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 31,831 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 23,382 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 35,742 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 18,894 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 13,793 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 11,029 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 19,097 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 17,406 Views 59 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 28,729 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 13,863 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 30,632 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 16,766 Views 31 Comments

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

# oil - Sunday 1 May, 2016

After switching to a two-day work week, Venezuela moves clocks forward to save power
# Desperate Times
# Desperate Times

After switching to a two-day work week, Venezuela moves clocks forward to save power

May 1st 2016, 11:03 AM 39,655 Views 51 Comments

The country’s economy has been crippled by falling oil prices.

# oil - Wednesday 20 April, 2016

Three workers injured in explosion at oil facility in Mexico
# Coatzacoalcos
# Coatzacoalcos

Three workers injured in explosion at oil facility in Mexico

Apr 20th 2016, 10:44 PM 3,536 Views 1 Comment

The evacuation of hundreds of people has taken place.

# oil - Monday 8 February, 2016

There's a 60km oil spill in Limerick
# Abbeyfeale
# Abbeyfeale

There's a 60km oil spill in Limerick

Feb 8th 2016, 1:16 PM 26,697 Views 20 Comments

Drivers have been asked to exercise caution in the area.

# oil - Sunday 3 January, 2016

Here are 17 incredible facts about oil-rich Saudi Arabia
# Churchill's Sneeze
# Churchill's Sneeze

Here are 17 incredible facts about oil-rich Saudi Arabia

Jan 3rd 2016, 9:45 AM 73,860 Views 62 Comments

Apparently women drivers could “undermine social values”.

# oil - Tuesday 8 December, 2015

Why you can expect filling up the car to be cheap for a while yet
# Pumped
# Pumped

Why you can expect filling up the car to be cheap for a while yet

Dec 8th 2015, 4:31 PM 20,418 Views 44 Comments

Thank you international oil cartel.

# oil - Wednesday 2 December, 2015

Russia has accused Turkey's Prime Minister of buying oil from Isis
# Dirty Deals
# Dirty Deals

Russia has accused Turkey's Prime Minister of buying oil from Isis

Dec 2nd 2015, 2:45 PM 21,108 Views 74 Comments

Ties between Turkey and Russia have shattered after Ankara shot down the jet on its border with Syria last Tuesday.

# oil - Saturday 21 November, 2015

People are joining Isis because they're desperate for money...
# Starving
# Starving

People are joining Isis because they're desperate for money...

Nov 21st 2015, 8:30 AM 27,007 Views 70 Comments

Many Syrians who join the so-called Islamic State do so because they are starving according to one defector.

# oil - Wednesday 5 August, 2015

Russia's making a new grab for a vast swathe of energy-rich Arctic
# Oil And Gas
# Oil And Gas

Russia's making a new grab for a vast swathe of energy-rich Arctic

Aug 5th 2015, 10:18 AM 13,177 Views 33 Comments

The claim would potentially give Russia access to an estimated 4.9 BILLION tonnes of hydrocarbons.

# oil - Monday 22 June, 2015

An Irish oil company has agreed to a €220 million tax bill to Uganda
# Uganda Pay Up
# Uganda Pay Up

An Irish oil company has agreed to a €220 million tax bill to Uganda

Jun 22nd 2015, 8:53 AM 12,503 Views 10 Comments

Uganda represents a huge emerging market for oil exploration.

# oil - Monday 15 June, 2015

Irish-listed oil company to be sold for a whopping €5.1bn
# Liquid Gold
# Liquid Gold

Irish-listed oil company to be sold for a whopping €5.1bn

Jun 15th 2015, 10:46 AM 15,671 Views 6 Comments

Not a bad day’s work.

# oil - Sunday 12 April, 2015

Here's everything you need to know about business this week
# The Briefcase
# The Briefcase

Here's everything you need to know about business this week

Apr 12th 2015, 10:40 AM 13,973 Views 4 Comments

Everyone was talking about property prices, Greek debts and Dunnes reprisals.

# oil - Thursday 9 April, 2015

X Factor's Rylan asked a ridiculously stupid question and Twitter didn't let him off with it
# Barrel Of Laughs
From The Daily Edge
# Barrel Of Laughs

X Factor's Rylan asked a ridiculously stupid question and Twitter didn't let him off with it

Apr 9th 2015, 6:45 PM 9,992 Views 2 Comments

God bless.

The UK has struck oil...
# Black Gold
# Black Gold

The UK has struck oil...

Apr 9th 2015, 10:27 AM 26,541 Views 62 Comments

Quite literally. There could be 158 million barrels worth of the stuff beneath Gatwick Airport alone.

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