Providence Resources, the oil and gas explorer, has raised $163m from share sales over the past decade to fund the development of its Irish offshore assets

Providence Resources, the oil and gas explorer locked in talks with its main creditor and financial advisers after a court ruling landed it a bill of (...)

Murdered Italian researcher Giulio Regeni’s personal belongings which Egypt’s interior ministry has said were found at a gang member’s house. Photograph: Egyptian interior ministry via AP

Egypt has postponed a meeting in Rome at which a Cairo delegation was due to hand over evidence relating to the torture and murder of the Italian rese(...)

The Irish Offshore Operators’ Association welcomed the interest which they said was not a surprise despite the low price of a barrel of oil

A record number of licencing options for offshore exploration have been received by the Government despite the drop in the price of oil. Some 43 ap(...)

Oil prices slid after rallying by 10 per cent on Friday. That led to losses by companies such as BP, Total and Eni

European shares fell yesterday as Spanish and Italian banks led a decline by banking shares and oil and gas companies lost ground when an oil price r(...)

Financial traders work at their desks underneath a display of the DAX Index curve at the Frankfurt Stock Exchange in Germany

European shares steadied near three month highs on Friday, with a benchmark index set for its best week in a month, though the rally was held in check(...)

Shell’s oil and gas production division, known as upstream, swung to a loss for the first time in years

Royal Dutch Shell on Thursday reported a sharp drop in third-quarter profits on the back of low oil prices and a hefty $8.2 billion charge which incl(...)

Apple shares were higher  after it posted a strong earnings report, driven by iPhone sales. Shares of Apple gained 2.5 per cent in New York. Photograph: Paul Miller/EPA

US and European stocks rose on Wednesday ahead of the Federal Reserve’s decision, which investors hoped would clarify the central bank’s rate hike p(...)

Petroceltic chief executive Brian O’Cathain

Pretax losses more than halved at Irish oil and gas exploration firm Petroceltic in the six months to the end of June with production slightly stronge(...)

Philip O’Quigley: the  CEO of Falcon Oil & Gas said the drilling results in Australia  had exceeded expectations. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Falcon Oil & Gas, an exploration company chaired by industry veteran John Craven, saw its share price surge by close to 8 per cent on Tuesday afte(...)

Aer Lingus surprised observers to close up 7.7 per cent at €2.67

European shares suffered their worst monthly performance in four years yesterday, as concerns over a Chinese economic slowdown and a possible US inter(...)