Oil

US Airstrikes Against ISIS - America's Selective Humanitarian Interventionism

Dilly Hussain | Posted 14.08.2014 | UK
Dilly Hussain

The issue I want to raise is why the U.S. has decided to intervene now? Whilst I'm totally against any western military intervention in the Muslim world, one can't help but question the thought process of foreign policy makers in Washington.

Iran's Quiet Massacre at Qeshm, on Qatar's Behalf

Daniel Brett | Posted 18.07.2014 | UK Politics
Daniel Brett

While the news is dominated by conflict in Israel-Palestine and Iraq, tragedies elsewhere in the region are being overlooked. One tragedy is Iran's massacre of natives of the Arab-populated island of Qeshm.

Galloway Has Got It Right: Just Say Naw

Craig Todd | Posted 04.07.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Craig Todd

I, for one, cannot wait for this debate to be over in September. Once, we finally get over this issue, we can finally focus on the real issues - housing, social security, schooling, the NHS, pensions etc. Only when the referendum has concluded we will turn back to these issues and deal with them as a united nation.

ISIS: From Egyptian Goddess to Iraqi Devil

Andy Langenkamp | Posted 30.06.2014 | UK
Andy Langenkamp

What's in a name? Isis used to be an Egyptian goddess. The ideal mother and wife; patroness of nature and magic. Now ISIS refers to brutal violence, extremism, and war. Will the Islamist movement cause oil prices to explode?

If You Needed More Proof That a Fossil Fuel Economy Fuels Conflict...

Anders Lorenzen | Posted 22.08.2014 | UK
Anders Lorenzen

In the last half a year we have seen further evidence mount against fossil fuels and the role they play in creating conflicts. But you would not know that because this is not how it's being framed by our politicians and mainstream media...

It's Still About the Oil

Justin Huggler | Posted 18.08.2014 | UK Politics
Justin Huggler

The Iraq war was always about oil. The ISIS extremists who are trying to seize control of the country's largest refinery know that. Everyone was braced for the battle for Baghdad. But first they went after the oil. Just like the Americans.

Understanding the Kurdish Oil Dispute

Gary Kent | Posted 30.07.2014 | UK Politics
Gary Kent

The Kurds of Iraq cannot be accused of impatience over exploiting their energy riches. Oil has been underground for millennia and as it bubbled to the surface was used in traditional medical treatments. But those who ruled Iraq neglected it, apart from the Kirkuk region which was forcibly taken from the Kurds...

Energy Firm Cyber-defence Too Weak

Graham Welch | Posted 03.05.2014 | UK Tech
Graham Welch

Why are these critical infrastructure companies failing these tests? After all most of these large organizations are serious about cybersecurity. They run specialized departments tasked with protecting two key networks: data center (servers) and office automation (workstations).

Cameron and Salmond: It's Time to Wave Goodbye to the UK"s North Sea Oil and Gas Reserves

Anders Lorenzen | Posted 28.04.2014 | UK Politics
Anders Lorenzen

Scotland's First Minister, Alex Salmond, is basing the economics in these fossil fuels as the economic cornerstone of Scottish independence, while UK Prime Minister David Cameron is arguing that Scotland will need to stay in the UK for these resources best to be managed.

Can America Achieve Oil Independence?

Daniel O'Kelly | Posted 25.04.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Daniel O'Kelly

Oil is incredibly important in the global political economy. Private oil companies, many of which receive behind-the-scenes government support, play influential roles in oil's supply chain all the way from reserve extraction to refining to distribution.

PM To Take His Cabinet To Scoland

PA | Posted 23.02.2014 | UK Politics

David Cameron will take his cabinet to Scotland tomorrow to highlight the importance to Scotland's oil industry of staying in the UK. The prime min...

Mehdi's Morning Memo: It's The Oil, Stupid

Huffington Post | Mehdi Hasan | Posted 23.02.2014 | UK Politics

Here are the five things you need to know on Sunday 22 February 2014... 1) IT'S THE OIL, STUPID It's all kicking off in the debate over Scotland...

We Need a Parliament and Constitution for the Whole Country, Not SNP and UKIP Delusion

David Miles | Posted 22.04.2014 | UK Universities & Education
David Miles

Apart from 2014 being the 700th anniversary of the Battle of Bannockburn, the year Glasgow hosts the Commonwealth Games, and that Scotland plays host to the Ryder Cup, the vote on Scottish independence is also being held 100 years after the outbreak of the First World War.

Why Fracking Threatens Farmers and Food Safety

Andrew Wasley | Posted 09.04.2014 | UK
Andrew Wasley

The announcement this week by the gas company Cuadrilla that it wants to drill and frack up to eight new wells in Lancashire has alarmed local people and green campaigners alike; they are worried about the impact of hydraulic fracturing - the controversial technique which involves injecting, at high pressure, a mixture of water, sand and chemicals into the earth to release shale gas - on the area's countryside and wider environment.

Iran's Rouhani Tells West To Take A History Lesson

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

Iran's president Hassan Rouhani has hit out at his Western critics "under the influence of propaganda", asking them to take a history lesson to see wh...

The Real Significance of the New South Sudan Civil Conflict

Paul Reynolds | Posted 21.02.2014 | UK Politics
Paul Reynolds

The latest civil conflict within newly-independent South Sudan is a depressing, avoidable tragedy. This is a part of Africa that has already fought two 'civil' wars in pursuit of independence. It is chronically poor and suffers the worlds highest infant and maternal mortality - and female illiteracy.

Argentina Rejects British Protest Over Threats To Imprison Oil Companies Working Near To Falkland Islands

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK

Yet another incident is threatening to push Britain’s already strained relationship with Argentina further into antipathy with the rejection of a co...

Nigeria's Elder Statesman Is Still Centre Stage

Leo Cendrowicz | Posted 30.01.2014 | UK Politics
Leo Cendrowicz

By the standards of the grandiose mansions of Abuja, the planned city that became Nigeria's capital just two decades ago, Edwin Kiagbodo Clark's villa in a quiet, narrow, street is modest. The living room is dark and poky, and although large, portraits of Chief Clark, as he is known, are visible, most have yet to be hung up...

Mehdi's Morning Memo: Curb Benefit Tourism. Even If It Doesn't Really Exist.

Huffington Post | Mehdi Hasan | Posted 27.11.2013 | UK Politics

The five things you need to know on Wednesday 27 November 2013... 1) CURB BENEFIT TOURISM. EVEN IF IT DOESN'T REALLY EXIST Every serious study I...

Ankara-Erbil Relations Rare Bright Spot in the Middle East

Gary Kent | Posted 24.01.2014 | UK Politics
Gary Kent

When I began visiting the Kurdistan Region in 2006, one big issue was how best to deal with its awkward neighbour, Turkey. We heard stories of people finding it difficult to cross the border. One trade union delegation, delivering a fire engine to Erbil, was delayed for a day at the border without food or water. It was all pretty petty stuff but more serious dangers simmered. Just five years ago, 100,000 Turkish troops were poised on the border with the Kurdistan Region.

Household Energy: What Gas and Electricity Suppliers Must Learn From The Oil Companies

Hugh Salmon | Posted 21.12.2013 | UK Politics
Hugh Salmon

Labour Party leader Ed Miliband's laughably naïve announcement that, if elected, he would freeze energy prices for twenty months from the date of his election makes you wonder if these seat-of-the-pants, counter-punch 'policies' have been properly considered or professionally researched and analysed.

OPEC Boss Warns Scotland: Stay In The UK, Most Of Your Oil Is Gone

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 07.10.2013 | UK Politics

An independent Scotland would struggle to be economically self-reliant as most of its North Sea oil reserves are "depleted", the head of the Organisat...

WATCH: Greenpeace Cleverly Pranks Belgian Grand Prix

The Huffington Post UK | Charlotte Meredith | Posted 28.08.2013 | UK

Greenpeace found the perfect way to subtly annoy a major corporation and get their point across at this year's Belgian Grand Prix, by pulling a prank ...

Body Of Fourth Victim Of Shetland Helicopter Crash Recovered

PA | Posted 25.08.2013 | UK

The body of the fourth victim of a North Sea helicopter crash has been recovered from the aircraft wreckage. Four people were killed when the Super...

A Little Light Coup

Nick Abbot | Posted 20.10.2013 | UK Politics
Nick Abbot

The CIA has finally admitted that it orchestrated the downfall of Mohammed Mossadegh in 1953. You remember Mr Mossadegh don't you? Of course not, he a...