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# oil - Monday 12 August, 2013

Allegations of Shell booze bribes for gardaí 'raise serious concerns'

A company that worked for shell until 2010 claims it delivered a large amount of alcohol to gardaí in Belmullet in December 2007.

# oil - Thursday 8 August, 2013

Owner of derailed train firm that killed 47 in Quebec files for bankruptcy

The company says the “obligations of both companies now exceed the value of their assets”.

# oil - Wednesday 31 July, 2013

"Difficult to justify" oil refinery in Ireland - study Oil

"Difficult to justify" oil refinery in Ireland - study

The study, commissioned by a government department, said that overall oil demand has declined since 2006.

# oil - Thursday 25 July, 2013

Mayo farmer to face criminal damage charge over Shell protest

Gerry Bourke is insisting he did nothing wrong, and is vowing to keep up his protest against the Corrib Gas Project.

# oil - Friday 12 July, 2013

Skerries North Beach closed due to oil spill

A minor oil spill at a nearby harbour has led to the closure, and authorities are monitoring the situation.

# oil - Sunday 7 July, 2013

80 missing as train carrying oil derails and explodes in small Canadian town

The accident in the Quebec town, located around 250 kilometers east of Montreal, created a fireball and forced 2,000 people from their homes.

# oil - Tuesday 4 June, 2013

€20 million seismic survey hopes to reveal Ireland's true oil and gas wealth

Offshore explorers have welcomed the new push to figure out exactly what may lie under Ireland’s western waters,

# oil - Monday 3 June, 2013

Rabbitte: Fracking could be good for Ireland – but only if it’s safe enough

The natural resources minister also denies suggestions that Ireland is “giving away” its oil and gas reserves.

# oil - Saturday 18 May, 2013

Top readers' comments of the week

Here’s our round-up of the best, the most interesting and the most commented-on pieces from the past week. Did you make it in?

Pics: Oil laundering plant that used cat litter uncovered in Dublin

The first ever oil laundering plan found in Dublin had a potential loss to the exchequer of €1.75 million a year.

# oil - Thursday 16 May, 2013

Column: You can get a tan from a bottle, so save your skin

People in Ireland seem to be obsessed with getting a tan – but this country has one of the highest skin cancer rates in the entire world. It’s time to wake up to the real danger sun of exposure, says Pauline Power, who was diagnosed with a melanoma at 29.

# oil - Wednesday 15 May, 2013

Oil companies raided in price-fixing investigation

An inquiry has begun into claims oil prices may have been fixed for over a decade which could have resulted in petrol prices being kept artificially high.

Rabbitte: No point comparing Ireland's oil prospects to Norway's

The Minister for Communication and Natural Resources has said a Norwegian-style 80 per cent tax on oil finds would not work, saying: “We’re comparing apples with oranges.”

# oil - Tuesday 7 May, 2013

Column: What role does oil play in modern day wars?

While we can’t definitively rule out the possibility that the US attacking Iraq and Libya to seize control of their oil supplies, when all factors are considered one thing is missing from this hypothesis: a compelling reason, writes Scott Fitzsimons.

# oil - Tuesday 23 April, 2013

EU reveals plans to buy oil from rebel-held parts of Syria

The EU’s member states have a trade embargo against the Syrian government – but will import petrol from rebel territory.

# oil - Monday 8 April, 2013

90% of construction industry insiders believe wind should be primary energy source

A survey has shown that most industry insiders also think €100 or higher would be a fair water charge for a four person household.

# oil - Tuesday 2 April, 2013

'Several hundred million barrels' of oil may lie in new Petrel site off Kerry

Petrel Resources says it is holding talks with prospective partners after a second site in the Porcupine Basin suggests oil.

# oil - Sunday 10 March, 2013

INFOGRAPHIC: How does oil get to Ireland? Oil

INFOGRAPHIC: How does oil get to Ireland?

Did you know that Ireland imports an estimated 53,560 barrels of crude oil a day?

# oil - Wednesday 13 February, 2013

Ireland near the bottom of EU chart for energy independence

Eurostat figures for 2011, released this morning, show Ireland imported more of its energy than 23 other EU countries.

# oil - Tuesday 12 February, 2013

Providence surrenders licence for site off coast of Dublin

The company said the government in 1999 failed to transpose EU legislation into law which left it open to legal challenges.

# oil - Sunday 13 January, 2013

The 7 most important oil chokepoints in the world Oil This post contains images

The 7 most important oil chokepoints in the world

These are the narrow bodies of water over which almost half of the world’s oil production must travel – and are therefore vulnerable to disruption.

# oil - Friday 4 January, 2013

Almost 2,500 convictions for tax and excise offences in 2012

There were 25 convictions for serious tax evasion in 2012 according to figures released by Revenue this evening.

# oil - Tuesday 4 December, 2012

Marine conservation area may be setback to Dalkey oil bid Oil

Marine conservation area may be setback to Dalkey oil bid

Arts minister Jimmy Deenihan has designated some of Dublin’s coastline as a special area of conservation.

# oil - 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.

# oil - Sunday 25 November, 2012

These islands are first to be powered by solar energy alone

Tokelau islands in the Pacific have population of 1,500 and were using 2,000 barrels of diesel a year to power generators.

# oil - Saturday 24 November, 2012

Taking a dip in Dublin... this morning

Taking a dip in Dublin... this morning

There ain’t no protest like a freezing protest.

# oil - Saturday 17 November, 2012

From The Daily Edge Here is the week's news... skewed Not The News

Here is the week's news... skewed

Breaking via The Mire wire: Irish all to live to 100; John Waters outraged for men (again); Ireland’s election to Human Rights Council ‘not a joke’.

# oil - Monday 22 October, 2012

BP confirms advanced talks with Russia's state controlled oil company Oil

BP confirms advanced talks with Russia's state controlled oil company

The new $30 billion deal would put an end to recent disputes between BP and its partners

# oil - Saturday 6 October, 2012

Why we should be concerned about oil drilling in the Arctic

A land grab for oil and gas reserves is happening in the Arctic states – but the scenario of an oil leak there could be catastrophic for everyone.

# oil - Thursday 4 October, 2012

The Evening with added '80s childhood memories

The things we learned, loved and shared today.

The 5 at 5: Thursday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock….

Oil company granted licence for exploratory oil well in Dalkey

Providence Resources, which is drilling for oil at Barryroe off Cork, has been granted a licence for a single well.

# oil - Monday 10 September, 2012

Shell to Sea claims 'devastating mismanagement' of oil and gas resources

The group has released a report saying exploration companies believe oil and gas within Irish waters is worth €1.6 trillion.

# oil - Saturday 8 September, 2012

From The Daily Edge Medals, meat and dirty diamonds: the week in numbers Prime Numbers

Medals, meat and dirty diamonds: the week in numbers

How much is Ireland’s stash of Paralympic medals worth? And how much does the ‘typical’ debs cost?

# oil - Friday 7 September, 2012

Survey reveals up to 10pc difference in oil prices across Ireland

The National Consumer Agency’s home heating oil survey shows people in Galway could pay more than anyone else.

# oil - Wednesday 5 September, 2012

More oil off Cork coast, says Providence Oil

More oil off Cork coast, says Providence

An additional 778m barrels of oil at Barryroe site, says Irish oil company.

# oil - Tuesday 4 September, 2012

From The Daily Edge Did you see Dallas last night? Here's how it went down... Ewing Return This post contains images

Did you see Dallas last night? Here's how it went down...

After much anticipation to see those Texans again, Dallas premiered on TV3 last night with over 842,500 viewers. Here’s a recap.

# oil - Monday 3 September, 2012

Coconut oil could combat tooth decay

Coconut oil treated with enzymes stops the growth of the bacteria that causes tooth decay – a problem which affects 60 per cent to 90 per cent of children in industrialised countries.

# oil - Tuesday 28 August, 2012

In photos, video: Venezuela refinery fire finally extinguished Venezuela This post contains images

In photos, video: Venezuela refinery fire finally extinguished

Fatal fires raged at refinery tanks for three days before being put out.

# oil - Monday 27 August, 2012

New oil discovery by Statoil in North Sea

Between 140 million to 270 million barrels of recoverable oil equivalents have been discovered by the Norwegian company.