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Wednesday 30 November 2011
Oil and gas explorer Cairn Energy revealed more misery for its controversial drilling campaign off the coast of Greenland today as it failed to find oil in two more wells.
Tuesday 29 November 2011
Life on Marsden
Wednesday 31 August 2011
Environmental campaigners today accused a UK oil company of "breathtaking irresponsibility" over its plans for clearing up a possible spill in the Arctic.
Tuesday 16 August 2011
Greenland said last night it would publish its oil spill response plan, in a move which could dampen some of the controversy surrounding oil exploration in its waters.
Thursday 04 August 2011
Investors in Cairn Energy were left disappointed yesterday after the oil prospector said a well drilled as part of its controversial Greenland exploration campaign had come up dry.
Friday 29 July 2011
Scarborough, the Yorkshire seaside town known for its bracing airs and donkey rides, plans to reinvent itself as the surf capital of the North.
Thursday 21 July 2011
Outlook Having seen what happened to BP in the wake of the Deepwater Horizon disaster, one can understand why Cairn Energy might feel a little edgy about the protests against its drilling for oil in the Arctic Ocean off the coast of Greenland. But if an oil company were to write a masterplan for setting itself up as a big bad bogey figure, the way Cairn is behaving in its continuing dispute with Greenpeace would surely provide the blueprint.
Wednesday 20 July 2011
Cairn Energy, the oil prospector whose Edinburgh offices were targeted by Greenpeace activists dressed up as polar bears on Monday, has been granted a court order to prevent a repeat of the incident.
Tuesday 19 July 2011
More than 60 Greenpeace activists, around half of whom were dressed as polar bears, entered and staged a protest at the Edinburgh headquarters of FTSE 100-listed Cairn Energy yesterday, demanding that the oil and gas prospector publish plans detailing how it would respond in the event of an oil spill at its Arctic operations off the Greenland coast.
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Friday 01 July 2011
How's this for a fact? Polar bears are so fat that even if they don't eat for eight whole months they'll still be fine. They're practically supermodels! Or this: their penises have bones in them. Huge ones. Giant white pieces of calcium.
Saturday 18 June 2011
Greenpeace ignored a court injunction and boarded a Cairn Energy drilling rig off Greenland yesterday, raising the stakes in a battle over the development of the area as a major new oil-producing province.
Friday 17 June 2011
Sir Bill Gammell, the founder of Cairn Energy, is to swap the chief executive's role for the chairman's as part a boardroom shake-up at the FTSE 100-listed oil company.
Saturday 04 June 2011
Environmental activists managed to get on board an oil exploration rig in Arctic waters today as part of an ongoing protest against drilling.
Monday 30 May 2011
Three Greenpeace activists yesterday climbed up an oil rig off Greenland's coast in an attempt to stop a Scottish oil company from starting deepwater drilling in arctic waters, the environmental group said.
Thursday 19 May 2011
Cairn Energy is expected to yet again extend the deadline for its long-delayed $9.6bn (£5.9bn) deal to sell its Indian assets to the mining giant Vedanta. The oil explorer, which is looking to focus on drilling off Greenland, is expected to confirm the news today as it faces questions over the delays at its annual meeting.
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