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The study estimates that demand for electricity in Ireland may rise by up to 57 per cent in the next decade, with gas consumption expected to jump by 35 per cent by 2030, and oil rising by 15 per cent

A significant number of new jobs could be created following an oil or gas find in the Republic, according to a new report. According to the study, wh(...)

BMW’s electric car, BMW i3,  being charged at the charging station in front of the entrance of Nissan’s Global Headquarters  in Yokohama, Japan
Looking good to the west

Ireland’s track record when it comes to commercial oil and gas discoveries is not a good one. In the course of more than half a century of exploration(...)

Providence's Celtic Sea interest

As Providence Resources investors stared into the abyss in April, when shares in the oil explorer were suspended as it struggled to pay a legal bill a(...)

Investing in exploration is not for the faint-hearted. Photograph:  Finbarr O’Rourke

As get-rich-quick schemes go, searching for oil or gold could be the most foolish of them all. “Investing in exploration is not for the faint-hearte(...)

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(...)