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Film about Shell’s controversial Corrib Gas Project wins major award at Galway International Film Festival

‘The Pipe’ has won the best documentary award at the prestigious Galway Film Fleadh, selling out both screenings and receiving standing ovations on both occasions. A documentary film, four years in the making, ‘The Pipe’ tells the story of the people of Rossport in the West of Ireland, and the efforts of the Shell Oil […]

Bye-bye BP?

NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Bye-bye BP? The British oil company faces a dramatic restructuring after Gulf Coast oil spill BY Helen Kennedy DAILY NEWS STAFF WRITER: Sunday, July 18th 2010, 2:53 PM Noonan for News: A BP gas station in Harlem was cleaned after being vandalized last month. The company’s image, however, may never recover. […]

BP should face criminal probe for its role in freeing Lockerbie bomber, Sen. Chuck Schumer says

NEW YORK DAILY NEWS BY Erin Durkin DAILY NEWS WRITER Monday, July 19th 2010, 4:00 AM Zeitvogel/Getty: An anti-BP sign is displayed at a home in Louisiana. BP should face a criminal investigation into its role in freeing the Lockerbie bomber, Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) said. Schumer and victims’ relatives called on Attorney General Eric Holder […]

Ratings downgrade for Ireland despite huge Corrib gas reserves

By John Donovan It is sad to see that the “Celtic Tigers” credit rating has today been downgraded by Moodys to Aa2. “Today’s downgrade is primarily driven by the Irish government’s gradual but significant loss of financial strength, as reflected by its deteriorating debt affordability,” said Moody’s lead analyst for Ireland Dietmar Hornung. (extract from […]

BP in shareholder talks on break-up

By Karl West Last updated at 10:37 PM on 18th July 2010 Under-fire oil company BP has started talking to leading shareholders about a radical restructuring, including a break-up of the business. The early stage discussions with investors have focused on a possible sale of the group’s petrol stations and refineries, scaling back its troubled […]

BP oil cap may not have stopped leak

Government demands answers as engineers detect seepage and possible methane gas leak on seabed of Gulf of Mexico Matthew Weaver: Monday 19 July 2010 08.22 BST Oil sheen is seen among vessels assisting near the source of the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Photograph: Mario Tama/Getty Images BP‘s new cap over its […]

Shell to Sea campaigner released from jail

The Irish Times – Monday, July 19, 2010 Pat O’Donnell: jailed for abusive behaviour towards a garda BY LORNA SIGGINS ERRIS FISHERMAN Pat O’Donnell has pledged to continue his opposition to the Corrib gas project on health, safety and environmental grounds, following his release from prison at the weekend. Mayor of Roscommon Cllr Luke “Ming” […]