Topaz is acquiring a distribution business and a half share in a terminal in Dublin Port, where it already owns another

Topaz’s plunge for Esso Ireland looks like it will be the first big test for the newly minted Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (CCPC).So(...)

A Statoil carbon-capture unit in the North Sea. Photograph: Brian Vander Brug/Los Angeles Times

Radical plans to capture carbon dioxide (C02) and store it in underground reservoirs, instead of belching it into the atmosphere, were outlined in Bon(...)

Concepts for utilising wave power: floating bodies, buoys, oscillating shutters or tidal power plants Concepts for utilising wave power: floating bodies, buoys, oscillating shutters or tidal power plants. From top left: Dr Patrick Walsh from the department of mechanical and automobile engineering in Limerick; former minister for energy and natural resources Pat Rabbitte; and Conor Haughey, chairman of the Irish Wave Energy Developer’s Association

We used to be considered the edge of the world. A scary place. Now our position on the edge of the North Atlantic Ocean is a status symbol. At every s(...)

British prime minister David Cameron (left) talks with employees during a tour of the BP ETAP (Eastern Trough Area Project) oil platform in the North Sea, 100 miles east of Aberdeen, in February. The fate of North Sea oil revenues is a key issue ahead of the September 18th referendum to decide whether Scotland will end its 300-year-old union with England. Photograph: Andy Buchanan/Getty

Aberdeen in the northeast of Scotland, in the words of one oil executive who has experienced some of the toughest regions on earth, may not be the (...)

Helge Lund, chief executive officer of Statoil. Photograph: Andrey Rudakov/Bloomberg

Statoil, Norway’s largest t energy company, again delayed a development decision for the Johan Castberg project in the Arctic Barents Sea as it consi(...)

File photograph of a well owned part-owned by Tullow Oil. Photograph: Bloomberg

A group of US senators have praised public disclosures made by Irish company Tullow Oil on payments made to foreign governments in their call for tran(...)

There were declines today for Ryanair, which fell 0.7 per cent to €6.83. Photograph: Alan Betson

European stocks rose to a three-week high as companies from Deutsche Bank to Statoil reported earnings that b(...)

The Suncor oil sands extraction facility near the town of Fort McMurray in Alberta, Canada. Photograph: Mark Ralston/AFP

At a time of Russian sabre-rattling and with the Middle East in turmoil, a welcome geopolitical treble win could be on the cards. The United St(...)

Shell said it would postpone the project to provide subsea compression at Ormen Lange, Norway’s second-biggest gas field, because costs have soared and the technology is uncertain. Photograph: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

Royal Dutch Shell has dropped an innovative project to provide compression for a major Norwegian gas field without the need for a platform, dea(...)

Total will join other majors, ExxonMobil, Statoil and Royal Dutch Shell, to develop Russian shale oil, a key driver in Moscow’s efforts to at least maintain its oil output at more than 10 million barrels per day.  Photograph: Fabrice Dimier/Bloomberg

French oil major Total has secured the rights to explore three hard-to-recover oil blocks in West Siberia, according to a statement on the webs(...)