OilFiredUp – Week in Review

Irving Oil to Acquire Whitegate Refinery

Irving Oil announced has reached an agreement with Houston-based energy, manufacturing and logistics company, Phillips 66, to acquire its Whitegate refinery located in County Cork. The facility is Ireland’s sole refinery, processing up to 75,000 barrels of crude oil per day and producing transportation and heating fuels such as gasoline, diesel and kerosene……Read More

17,000 Tonne Drilling Rig Blown Ashore in Storms Off the Western Isles

Drilling rig blown ashore in storms off Western IslesA 17,000-tonne oil drilling rig with 280 metric tonnes of diesel on board has run aground after being blown ashore on the Western Isles. The Transocean Winner, under tow from Norway to Malta, was west of Lewis when it was hit by severe storms. It became detached from the tug boat overnight, before running aground at the beach of Dalmore in the Carloway area…….Read More

UK’s Oil and Gas Authority to be Established as Independent Regulator

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UK’s Oil and Gas Authority (OGA) will be established as an independent regulator by the UK Government as of October 1, 2016. On Tuesday the OGA announced the establishment as an independent regulator by the UK Government was made during Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Greg Clark’s visit to Aberdeen……Read More

First Shipment of Fracked Shale Gas to Arrive in Scotland

First Shipment of Fracked Shale Gas to Arrive in Scotland

The first shipment of shale gas extracted from fracking is to arrive in Scotland next month.

A ship carrying the ethane gas will arrive at the Ineos petrochemical plant in Grangemouth from the United States in September…..Read More

Australian Government Opens Up 28 Areas for Energy Exploration

Australian Government Opens Up 28 Areas for Energy Exploration

Australia has this week, opened 28 areas off the Western Coast of the country to energy explorers.

The 2016 Offshore Petroleum Exploration Acreage Release makes 28 new areas available for bidding in Commonwealth waters offshore from Western Australia and the Territory of Ashmore and Cartier Islands……Read More

Vaillant Launches Green iQ Heating Systems

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Vaillant has launched Green iQ Heating Systems; as the result of a two-year strategic investment project, Green iQ is Vaillant’s answer to the growing demand for energy efficient heating solutions that are supported by clear sustainability and performance credentials…….Read More