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Monday 17 December 2012
A £1 billion project to develop two oil fields in the North Sea has been given the go-ahead.
Monday 19 November 2012
An independent Scotland could face deeper cuts to public spending than the rest of the UK, despite North Sea oil and gas revenues, the widely respected Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) has concluded.
Thursday 01 November 2012
Shares in BG Group fell by 14 per cent to hit a two-year low yesterday after the gas producer that was spun out of British Gas admitted that its 2013 production forecasts were wrong and told the City not to expect any growth next year.
Friday 26 October 2012
The UK handed out 167 new licences to drill for oil and gas in the North Sea yesterday, with BP, Shell, Centrica and France's Total among the biggest recipients.
Monday 22 October 2012
An investigation is underway after 19 people were today rescued when a helicopter carrying oil workers made a “controlled ditching” in the North Sea.
Tuesday 28 August 2012
Scientists warn that neither the cause nor the consequence of today’s new record retreat for Arctic sea ice should be ignored. But with drilling opportunities at stake, which interest will prevail?
Tuesday 24 July 2012
Cnooc has agreed to buy the Canadian oil producer Nexen for $15.1bn (£9.7bn), in a deal that could make the Chinese oil giant the operator of the giant Buzzard field in the North Sea.
Friday 22 June 2012
It is just beginning to become clear that an ominous new age is dawning for Arctic, one of the world most unspoiled ecosystems: a stampede for the region’s minerals and other natural resources, oil and gas above all, as the exploitation of them is being made possible by the rapid melting of the Arctic Ice by the warming climate.
Monday 21 May 2012
Sun worshippers will finally be able to strip off their winter woollies and bask in some warming rays after weeks of grey skies and rain.
Monday 14 May 2012
A modern-day fairy tale from the small Siberian town of Tiksi, told through the lens of Evgenia Arbugaeva, is one of the highlights of the upcoming London Festival of Photography.
Thursday 10 May 2012
All of the passengers and crew from a helicopter that ditched in the North Sea have arrived safely back on land after air and sea rescues.
Thursday 26 April 2012
Sailing beyond the Arctic Circle is one of the few fast-growing sectors of the cruise industry. More ships are based at UK ports for the summer than ever, with many venturing to Norway, the Faroe Islands, Iceland and beyond. A voyage to the far north is immensely appealing. In one sense an Arctic adventure is the ultimate day trip, because the summer sun will not fall beneath the horizon all summer. And a thousand miles beyond the tree line, tourists can confront some of the world's rawest edges from the comfort of a cruise-ship cocoon. Mountains that no human has ever climbed soar from the ocean. Thick veins of snow trickle from the peaks and fuel the glaciers that gouge through the rock in geology's perpetual power struggle.
Thursday 15 March 2012
An exploration company has struck oil and discovered the first commercial well off the Irish coast.
Saturday 04 February 2012
A loss of sea ice could be a cause of the bitter winds that have swept across the UK in the past week, weather experts say
Wednesday 17 August 2011
Hundreds of tonnes of oil could still be inside an offshore pipeline which has been leaking for a week.
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