Petrol and Gas Production Down in the UK But Low Carbon Energy Grows

UK primary energy production fell by a record 14 per cent in 2011 to 136.3 million tonnes of oil equivalent, following sharp falls in output from the UK Continental Shelf as a result of maintenance activity and slowdowns. On an annual basis, petroleum was down by 17 per cent, with gas production down by 20 … Read more

Tanker Driver Strike Could Hit UK Petrol Pumps

Fears over safety and growing instability in the fuel industry are pushing oil tanker drivers closer to national strike action warns Unite, Britain’s largest trade union. Voting will begin next week in a strike ballot of over 2,000 drivers who work for seven major fuel distribution firms. The ballot will embrace approximately ninety per cent … Read more

Over a Third of Dail Legislation Emanated From Department of Communications, Energy and Natural Resources

As the Dail rises today, Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources Eamon Ryan TD has announced that of the 13 Acts that have been passed during this parliamentary session, five emanated from his Department. The five bills from the Department of Communications, Energy and Natural Resources that were signed into law are: • Energy … Read more