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# Natural gas

Last year
# Energy Crisis
Eamon Ryan hails EU agreement on natural gas price cap after months of wrangling
Ryan said that it was vital that Europe remains united against energy supply being used as a ‘weapon of war.’
# nord stream
Fourth leak detected at Nord Stream pipelines in Baltic Sea
The Swedish coast guard could not immediately say why the latest leak only appeared days after the initial breaches.
# energy use
Detached houses use 82% more gas for heating than apartments, CSO finds
The report found that homes with better energy ratings consume more gas than lower-rated dwellings.
# gas supply
Russia's Gazprom to cut gas deliveries to Germany drastically from Wednesday
The gas giant said it was cutting daily deliveries via the Nord Stream pipeline due to technical issues.
# Energy Crisis
After Moscow follows through on gas cut threat, 'all bets are off' on Europe's Russian supply
Ireland imports no gas directly from Russia but a loss of supply to Europe could push up prices globally.
Russia may have 'crossed the Rubicon' by halting gas flows to Poland and Bulgaria this week, experts say.
The move by Gazprom throws into question assumptions about Russia's unwillingness to retaliate using its energy exports.
Ireland imports no gas directly from Russia but a loss of Russian supply to Europe could further push up global prices.
# Energy
MEP calls on Taoiseach to oppose EU 'green' label for nuclear and gas
The divisive proposal would classify natural gas and nuclear power as sustainable investments.
At least five Irish MEPs to oppose contentious 'green' label for gas and nuclear power
A report by
Lauren Boland
A European Commission proposal would classify natural gas and nuclear power as sustainable investments, sparking backlash from anti-nuclear states.
Five Irish MEPs will oppose a controversial green label for natural gas and nuclear power, with others still to decide, Lauren Boland reports.
The European Commission proposal would classify gas and nuclear as sustainable investments, which has sparked backlash from anti-nuclear countries.
Ireland's Department of Finance and the Department of the Environment are now considering the draft text.
'A step on the road': The climate action that Ireland will - and won't - take in 2022
Ireland split on whether to build a nuclear power station for clean energy
# European Union
EU proposes 'green' label for nuclear power and natural gas
If a majority of member states back the proposal, it will become EU law, coming into effect from 2023.
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# Sponsored By Gas Networks Ireland
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.’
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.
# Fracking
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’.
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.
# Prime Numbers
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?
# Fracking
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.
# 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.
# gas altogether
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.
# what the frack?
What the frack? Music video explains what fracking is all about
Watch this fracking hip video about the controversial drilling technique…
# Labour
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.
# Gas Fire
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.
# Fracking
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.
# Fracking
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.
# Fracking
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.
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.
# what the frack?
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?
# Fracking
'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.
# Energy
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.