This image provided by the U.S. government and DigitalGlobe shows damage to the infrastructure at Saudi Aramco’s Abaqaiq oil processing facility in Buqyaq.

Oil prices rose as much as 20 per cent on Monday to above $71 (€64.50) a barrel – the most in nearly three decades – as markets reopened after an atta(...)

A satellite image shows thick black smoke rising from Saudi Aramco’s Abqaiq oil-processing facility following drone attacks. Photograph: Planet Labs/AP

Iran has dismissed US accusations that it was responsible for a swarm of explosive drone attacks on the world’s largest petroleum processing facility (...)

Lucky for some: a calendar marks the date as Friday the 13th in  Madrid’s Stock Exchange. Photograph: EPA

Shares globally were headed for a third weekly gain thanks to easing fears of a trade war and a new round of central bank stimulus. There was positi(...)

Iraqi oil workers inspect pipelines at one of the oil refineries in the Kirkuk area.

The International Energy Agency (IEA) doesn’t expect oil prices to rise significantly because demand is slowing and there is a glut in global crude ma(...)

Bord Gáis Energy managing director Catherine O’Kelly: “We want to be as competitive as we can be, because it is a truly competitive market out there in Ireland on price.” Photograph: Tom Honan

Catherine O’Kelly confesses that she loves energy. It captivated her when she was studying politics, philosophy and economics at Oxford. “I knew I wan(...)

Bord Gáis Energy managing director Catherine O’Kelly: ‘Part of being a customer supply business in Ireland is ensuring that you’ve got the supply to back that up.’ Photograph: Tom Honan for The Irish Times

Bord Gáis Energy may build a second power plant to cash in on the Republic’s growing appetite for electricity, says its managing director, Catherine O(...)

Floating panels are  up to 16 per cent more efficient because the cooling effect of the water helps to extend their life

Mass protests in London have underlined the degree to which governments struggle to achieve coherent renewable energy strategies. Solar power, it is h(...)

Then-minister for communications Pat Rabbitte (centre) at the launch of the National Broadband Strategy in 2012. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

It’s a saga that’s been running for almost seven years, but the national broadband plan finally looks like it’s going to proceed. Pat Rabbitte was th(...)

Minister for Climate Action and Environment Richard Bruton: “Ireland has not broken the link between economic growth and prosperity and greenhouse gases.” Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

The International Energy Agency (IEA) has recommended that Ireland implement automatic upward adjustments of carbon taxes on specific sectors missing (...)

Richard Boyd Barrett: he said  they had to discuss how to respond to the Government’s  “baby steps”  on climate change

Support for increased carbon taxes by the all-party Committee on Climate Action was “ill-judged”, People Before Profit has said. The party is to step(...)

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