Oil

Energy Firm Cyber-defence Too Weak

Graham Welch | Posted 04.03.2014 | 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 27.02.2014 | 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 24.02.2014 | 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 21.02.2014 | 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...

Iran and Iraq: Déjà Vu All Over Again

Dr. Joy Gordon | Posted 19.08.2013 | UK Politics
Dr. Joy Gordon

The sanctions imposed on Iran by the UN, the US, the EU, and others are supposed to be "smart sanctions." They are supposed to be measures that target the regime, the military, and above all, Iran's nuclear program. They are not supposed to be destroying Iran's health care, education, nutrition, or basic needs for the poor. But that is exactly what the sanctions are doing.

Can the West Finally Turn Off Its Tolerance for the Saudis?

Benjamin Lazarus | Posted 29.09.2013 | UK Politics
Benjamin Lazarus

For decades, the West has tolerated Saudi Arabia because of their oil supply. A blind eye has been turned as the country continually abused religious and political minorities, apostates, homosexuals, and women.

Police Criticised Over Arrests At Fracking Protest

PA | Posted 25.09.2013 | UK

Fourteen protesters were arrested as a blockade at a rural site earmarked for exploratory drilling by a fracking company was cleared. The arrests c...

Fracking Isn't a Fairytale, It's a Nightmare

Natalie Bennett | Posted 25.09.2013 | UK Politics
Natalie Bennett

There has been grave concern in the US about the chemicals used in fracking, which don't have to be declared there. We can only hope for more transparency on the issue of water contamination from fracking in the UK.

Iraqi Kurds: From Object to Subject of History

Gary Kent | Posted 24.07.2013 | UK Politics
Gary Kent

It sometimes seems that Iraqi Kurds have no word with the urgency of manana but it hasn't stopped Iraqi Kurdistan making tremendous strides in a few short years. The best start date for their renaissance is 2006, the first full year of the new Iraqi constitution, agreed by the people and which recognised Kurdistan as a largely autonomous region.

Putin and Mandela

Damon Boughen | Posted 22.07.2013 | UK Politics
Damon Boughen

As Nelson Mandela lies ailing in a Pretoria hospital, hundreds of miles away in a courtroom in Kirov, Russia, history may have repeated itself. With the conviction of Alexei Navalny under arguably dubious circumstances, Vladimir Putin has cast aside the strongest threat to his presidency. Yet, he may have also unwittingly strengthened the opposition's hand.

Summer's Here! But Do You Need to Worry Hair Loss in Hot Weather?

Jonny Harris | Posted 10.09.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Jonny Harris

At this time of year I see many patients who are trying to distinguish old wives' tales about hair loss in the summer months from anecdotal truths and plain facts. So, what should those wary of thinning hair be aware of?