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#Natural gas

# natural-gas - Saturday 30 April, 2022

After Moscow follows through on gas cut threat, 'all bets are off' on Europe's Russian supply
# Energy Crisis
# Energy Crisis

After Moscow follows through on gas cut threat, 'all bets are off' on Europe's Russian supply

Apr 30th 2022, 12:05 AM 39,650 Views 24 Comments
  • 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.

# natural-gas - Thursday 13 January, 2022

MEP calls on Taoiseach to oppose EU 'green' label for nuclear and gas
# Energy
# Energy

MEP calls on Taoiseach to oppose EU 'green' label for nuclear and gas

Jan 13th 2022, 2:15 PM 8,468 Views 32 Comments

The divisive proposal would classify natural gas and nuclear power as sustainable investments.

# natural-gas - Friday 7 January, 2022

At least five Irish MEPs to oppose contentious 'green' label for gas and nuclear power
# Climate
# Climate

At least five Irish MEPs to oppose contentious 'green' label for gas and nuclear power

Updated Jan 7th 2022, 3:10 PM 26,848 Views 54 Comments
  • 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.

# natural-gas - Saturday 1 January, 2022

EU proposes 'green' label for nuclear power and natural gas
# European Union
# European Union

EU proposes 'green' label for nuclear power and natural gas

Updated Jan 1st 2022, 7:35 PM 32,254 Views 69 Comments

If a majority of member states back the proposal, it will become EU law, coming into effect from 2023.

# natural-gas - Monday 5 October, 2015

6 times in life you just have to be in control
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# Sponsored By Gas Networks Ireland

6 times in life you just have to be in control

Oct 5th 2015, 4:27 PM 37,013 Views 11 Comments

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?
# Opinion
# Opinion

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

Jan 7th 2014, 7:00 AM 30 Views 25 Comments

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
# Fracking
# Fracking

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

Apr 10th 2013, 8:33 AM 4,502 Views 71 Comments

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
# Fracking

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

Mar 23rd 2013, 7:45 AM 38 Views 108 Comments

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
# Prime Numbers
# Prime Numbers

Gas, Gardaí and Tiny Dancers: The week in numbers

Jan 19th 2013, 7:30 PM 8,860 Views 3 Comments

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
# Fracking
# Fracking

Natural gas field in west Clare confirmed as prospective fracking site

Dec 1st 2012, 12:21 PM 8,001 Views 62 Comments

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
# Gas

Oireachtas committee to visit Leitrim to discuss fracking

Oct 13th 2012, 7:45 AM 3,725 Views 34 Comments

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
# Gas Altogether
# Gas Altogether

Bus Eireann introduces first natural gas-powered bus

Jul 17th 2012, 8:14 AM 3,908 Views 24 Comments

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

What the frack? Music video explains what fracking is all about
# What The Frack?
From The Daily Edge
# What The Frack?

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

Apr 28th 2012, 2:40 PM 2,797 Views 9 Comments

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
# Labour
# Labour

Rabbitte: No licences for fracking before EPA finishes research

Apr 13th 2012, 8:29 PM 2,152 Views 30 Comments

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
# Gas Fire
# Gas Fire

Fatal gas fire off Nigerian coast extinguishes after 46 days

Mar 6th 2012, 10:17 AM 828 Views 0 Comments

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
# Fracking
# Fracking

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

Feb 1st 2012, 3:48 PM 2,942 Views 40 Comments

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
# Fracking
# Fracking

Donegal and Sligo become latest local authorities to ban fracking

Jan 17th 2012, 10:50 AM 4,689 Views 46 Comments

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
# Fracking
# Fracking

Rabbitte orders review of fracking in response to concerns

Oct 6th 2011, 2:53 PM 815 Views 25 Comments

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
# Opinion
# Opinion

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

Jul 5th 2011, 7:40 PM 128 Views 33 Comments

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
# What The Frack?
# What The Frack?

Everything you ever needed to know about fracking

Jul 5th 2011, 7:06 PM 3,921 Views 24 Comments

‘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
# Fracking
# Fracking

'Serious concerns' over gas drilling in Lough Allen area

Jul 5th 2011, 7:04 PM 2,444 Views 43 Comments

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
# Energy
# Energy

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

Jun 13th 2011, 8:04 AM 168 Views 1 Comment

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.