A tiny bat the size of a human thumb has become the first to be recorded crossing the North Sea from Britain to mainland Europe – before meeting an untimely end in the Netherlands.
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Thursday 02 December 2010
People turning up the heating to cope with freezing temperatures sent the gas market into a spin yesterday.
Tuesday 23 November 2010
A £150m oil rig deal between US oil group Apache and engineering contractor Offshore Group Newcastle (OGN) will create 1,000 jobs in the North-east over the next 20 months.
Monday 22 November 2010
A radical shake-up of the UK's North Sea oil industry is expected next year.
Thursday 18 November 2010
Saturday 13 November 2010
Greenpeace has launched legal action to try to halt deepwater oil drilling off the UK.
Thursday 11 November 2010
Britain was battered by strong winds and heavy rain today as storms broke over the country.
Monday 01 November 2010
It has been a busy week for small-cap oil exploration and production (E&P) companies with an interest in the North Sea. The Government's 26th offshore licensing round – postponed from early 2009 on account of the financial crisis – finally concluded. And out of 2,818 possible blocks on offer, a thoroughly healthy 114 licences covering 268 blocks have been awarded, with another 90 still undergoing environmental assessment which may yet turn into licences.
Tuesday 12 October 2010
A Greek tanker collided with a container ship 20 miles (30km) off the Dutch coast today and briefly leaked jet fuel into the North Sea, a Coast Guard spokesman said.
Thursday 30 September 2010
Tuesday 28 September 2010
Up to 400 new jobs are to be created at a factory building foundations for offshore wind farms, it was announced today.
Thursday 16 September 2010
The outgoing BP chief executive Tony Hayward yesterday described the fatal Deepwater Horizon disaster that unleashed the biggest oil slick in history as personally "devastating" because of his commitment to safety as the company's number one priority.
Sunday 05 September 2010
Saturday 28 August 2010
Dana Petroleum announced a 274 per cent increase in half-year profits yesterday and urged investors to take no action on a £1.87bn hostile bid from the Korea National Oil Company (Knoc) until it had set out its defence on 8 September.
Wednesday 25 August 2010
After a high speed dash up the North Sea the leaders in the Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race had covered 440 miles in the first 24 hours after leaving Cowes on the Isle of Wight and were heading for an attack on the Shetland Islands before turning left and west to skirt Scotland.
Scots guard: James Robertson has dedicated himself to preserving the native culture and language north of the border
Sunday 08 August 2010
Nigel Farage: Me vs Russell Brand on Question Time – he's got the chest hair but where are his ideas?
Shock poll shows voters believe Ukip is to the left of the Tories
Disgruntled RBS worker writes hilarious open letter to Russell Brand after anti-capitalist publicity stunt leaves him hungry
New era of cheap oil 'will destroy green revolution'
Ukip founder Alan Sked and Nigel Farage 'begged Enoch Powell to stand as a candidate'
Ukip candidate jokes about 'shooting peasants' in racist and homophobic rant
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