Gardaí investigating the discovery of a suspect device at the headquarters of Shell Ireland on Leeson Street in Dublin on September 9 arrested four people on Abbeyfield Road in Killester in north Dublin.
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Tuesday November 11, 2008: 2pm UK Four people were arrested over a foiled bomb attack on energy giant Shell’s Irish headquarters. The two men and two women were detained during a raid at a home in the Killester area of north Dublin. A suspect device found in the house was later declared a hoax by [...]
Nov. 11 (Bloomberg) — Nigerian security forces killed six unidentified gunmen in the oil-rich Niger Delta region and recovered weapons used by the attackers, a military spokesman said.
Itar Tass reported that the construction of an 800 kilometer oil and gas pipeline by the Sakhalin Energy Company has been completed.
The activity was driven by the high price of conventional energy, as oil repeatedly hit fresh price highs; concerns over energy security; and the need to tackle climate change. But such exuberance could not last. Renewable energy projects often have high capital costs, and the credit crunch has shut down many sources of financing. The plunging price of oil has also changed the economics of clean energy.
The last time demand dropped this much was in 1981, on the eve of the recession that was until now known as the worst recession since the Great Depression.
Nov. 11 (Bloomberg) — Energy companies are cutting back development of Canadian oil sands, the world’s biggest energy reserves outside Saudi Arabia, as crude prices plunge and processing costs become prohibitive. Royal Dutch Shell Plc, the world’s second-largest oil company… said they will reduce plans to extract bitumen, the tar-like raw material for the crude, after prices fell 65 percent to $37.07 a barrel since July 4.
In September MEND staged what it called a six-day “oil war,” attacking oil installations and forcing Royal Dutch Shell to warn it might not be able to meet all its export commitments from Nigeria.
The Government is smarting from the withdrawal of a number of key players from the industry in Britain, including Shell and BP.