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# oil - Monday 8 October, 2018

Explosion and fire rip through Canada's largest oil refinery

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

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'

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

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

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

# oil - Sunday 16 July, 2017

# oil - Monday 17 April, 2017

Petrol prices drop for first time in six months

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

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

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

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

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

The evacuation of hundreds of people has taken place.

# oil - Monday 8 February, 2016

There's a 60km oil spill in Limerick

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

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

Thank you international oil cartel.

# oil - Wednesday 2 December, 2015

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

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...

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

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 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

Not a bad day’s work.

# oil - Sunday 12 April, 2015

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

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

# oil - Thursday 9 April, 2015

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

The UK has struck oil...

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

# oil - Sunday 22 March, 2015

All of Greece's problems can be traced back to the 1970s Oil

# oil - Wednesday 11 February, 2015

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

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

# oil - Wednesday 28 January, 2015

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

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

# oil - Monday 19 January, 2015

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

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

# oil - Wednesday 14 January, 2015

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

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

# oil - Tuesday 13 January, 2015

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

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 - Monday 12 January, 2015

From Business ETC Oil prices tumbled AGAIN today – to the lowest level in six years Going Down

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

Are you seeing the benefit at the petrol stations?

# oil - Wednesday 7 January, 2015

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

Here’s why falling oil prices matter.

# oil - Tuesday 6 January, 2015

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

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

# oil - Sunday 28 December, 2014

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

There was one problem… Japan also wanted to.

# oil - Monday 8 December, 2014

Energy prices are at their lowest point for four years

Thanks to the collapse in price of Brent crude oil.

# oil - Tuesday 4 November, 2014

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

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

# oil - Friday 24 October, 2014

‘Half-baked madcap proposal’ – TD criticises proposed north Dublin pipeline project

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

# oil - Monday 20 October, 2014

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

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

# oil - Thursday 9 October, 2014

Here's the video that made LEGO kick Shell to the kerb Everything Is Not Awesome This post contains videos

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

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

# oil - Wednesday 24 September, 2014

Islamic State oil refineries hit in latest air strikes

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.

# oil - Friday 12 September, 2014

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

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

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