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#Natural gas

# natural-gas - Monday 5 October, 2015

6 times in life you just have to be in control

You’re definitely not a control freak though… you just ‘like things your way.’

# natural-gas - Tuesday 7 January, 2014

Column: The EU’s Eastern Partnership in tatters – is a fresh energy strategy the answer?

The creation of a vibrant renewable energy sector would not only give the EaP countries energy independence, it would also reduce Russian political interference in their affairs, writes David Moloney.

# natural-gas - Wednesday 10 April, 2013

Fracking ‘not a significant cause’ of earthquakes felt on surface: study

A British study says most hydraulic fracking activities release the same amount of energy ‘as jumping off a ladder’.

# natural-gas - Saturday 23 March, 2013

Column: The UK is exploring its shale gas future, we should do the same

Fracking is an emotively driven environmental issue – but the Irish government could do worse than follow the UK in opening up the market here for exploration, writes Aaron McKenna.

# natural-gas - Saturday 19 January, 2013

Gas, Gardaí and Tiny Dancers: The week in numbers

Just how popular IS the DublinBikes system? And how many spheres does a sex toy need to win approval from the ECJ?

# natural-gas - Saturday 1 December, 2012

Natural gas field in west Clare confirmed as prospective fracking site

UK-based company Enegi will now apply to the government for an exploration license before the end of February next year.

# natural-gas - Saturday 13 October, 2012

Oireachtas committee to visit Leitrim to discuss fracking Gas

Oireachtas committee to visit Leitrim to discuss fracking

Initial investigations suggest there could be a major gas reserve in the north-west of the country – but the possible use of fracking to extract the gas is highly controversial.

# natural-gas - Tuesday 17 July, 2012

Bus Eireann introduces first natural gas-powered bus

The trial bus will operate across a number of city routes in Cork until August, in partnership with Bord Gáis Networks.

# natural-gas - Saturday 28 April, 2012

From The Daily Edge What the frack? Music video explains what fracking is all about What The Frack? This post contains videos

What the frack? Music video explains what fracking is all about

Watch this fracking hip video about the controversial drilling technique…

# natural-gas - Friday 13 April, 2012

Rabbitte: No licences for fracking before EPA finishes research

The communications minister says the Environmental Protection Agency will report back before any fracking can begin.

# natural-gas - Tuesday 6 March, 2012

Fatal gas fire off Nigerian coast extinguishes after 46 days

The fire killed two people and destroyed a Chevron rig before it extinguished by itself.

# natural-gas - Wednesday 1 February, 2012

Concerns raised over use of fracking for 'multi-billion euro' gas reserve

A company has said that the gas in north-west Ireland could lead to hundreds of jobs – but environmentalists have urged caution over the controversial technique.

# natural-gas - Tuesday 17 January, 2012

Donegal and Sligo become latest local authorities to ban fracking

Donegal and Sligo join Clare, Leitrim and Roscommon in clamping down on the controversial practice to extract shale gas.

# natural-gas - Thursday 6 October, 2011

Rabbitte orders review of fracking in response to concerns

The possibility that hydraulic drilling could be carried out in the northwest has raised concern among environmental activists, residents, and politicians.

# natural-gas - Tuesday 5 July, 2011

Column: Never heard of ‘fracking’? You will soon

Several firms hope to use a controversial new drilling method to tap vast gas deposits under Ireland. This could mean environmental devastation, writes filmmaker Johnny Gogan.

Everything you ever needed to know about fracking

‘Fracking’ could soon begin in Ireland after sparking angry protests all over the world. So what’s all the fuss about – and what is it?

'Serious concerns' over gas drilling in Lough Allen area

Underground gas worth €120billion could be tapped by the controversial ‘fracking’ process, which some have linked to serious environmental damage.

# natural-gas - Monday 13 June, 2011

Households and businesses told to expect higher energy costs in months ahead

The high price of oil in the first half of 2011 is likely to filter into electricity costs in the latter half of the year.