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Heat waves are seen as cars and trucks try and get past a wild fire 16km south of Fort McMurray, Alberta, on highway 63, on Friday. Chad Morrison, Alberta’s manager of wildfire prevention, said the cause of the fire hasn’t been determined, but that it started in a remote forested area and could have been ignited by lightning. Photograph: PA

A raging Canadian wildfire grew explosively on Saturday as hot, dry winds pushed the blaze across the energy heartland of Alberta and smoke forced the(...)

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(...)

Against the backdrop of increased international interest in the hydrocarbon potential of Ireland’s Atlantic margin, International Research Networks is(...)

Wang Yilin, chairman of Cnooc, during a news conference in Hong Kong this week. The  company posted a better-than-expected 7.9 per cent increase in first-half profit

Cnooc, China’s biggest offshore oil and gas explorer, posted a better-than-estimated 7.9 per cent increase in first-half profit as rising output helpe(...)