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24 May 2017
Six oil company bosses have donated a total of £391,300 to the Tory party since Theresa May became prime minister - and Britain's place in the air pollution rankings is shameful
11 May 2016
Former prime minister Tony Blair played matchmaker with the Chinese dictatorship for Saudi royalty's oil concerns.
10 July 2013
Child benefit: Before MPs collect an anticipated £10,000 a year pay rise, our hard pressed politicians have been forced to claim expenses on their children
10 July 2013
Twenty five years ago, on 6 July 1988, the Piper Alpha North Sea oil platform was destroyed by a massive explosion and fire which killed 167 workers, writes Philip Stott, Socialist Party Scotland.
28 June 2012
There was a huge tail back of traffic outside the Esso Oil Refinery at Fawley in Hampshire this morning (27 June) where Unite staged a protest in defence of the NAECI/Blue Book agreement on wages and conditions
29 February 2012
Voting will begin next week in a strike ballot of over 2,000 drivers who work for seven major fuel distribution firms, has announced Unite the union
13 April 2011
The News of the World has finally admitted what the whole world knew - that phone hacking was far more widespread within that organisation than had been uncovered by the first police investigation, writes Ken Douglas.
12 January 2011
A PRELIMINARY report by the US National Commission (set up by president Barack Obama following the fatal Deepwater horizon oil rig blow-out in the Gulf of Mexico last April) has accused three companies - BP, Transocean and Halliburton - of cutting corners over safety in order to cut costs ie to boos...
22 September 2010
Big oil failure: NOTWITHSTANDING THE oil spill disaster in the Gulf of Mexico, which followed a fatal explosion on the BP-leased Deepwater Horizon rig in April, the UK government has refused to impose a moratorium on deepwater oil drilling in the North Sea...
30 June 2010
Oil plans: WITH BP's oil spill disaster continuing to pollute the Gulf of Mexico, executives of the big five oil companies - BP, ExxonMobil, Chevron, ConocoPhillips and Shell - recently appeared in front of a US Congressional hearing to defend their oil spill response plans...
9 June 2010
IT IS still difficult to assess the scale of the disaster that followed the explosion on the BP oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico on 22 April, which killed eleven workers, writes Pete Dickenson.
9 June 2010
THE DEEPWATER Horizon disaster provoked condemnation from Barack Obama who accused it of "nickel and diming" Louisiana residents while paying out billions of dollars to BP shareholders, writes Ken Douglas.
2 June 2010
THE OIL spill in the Gulf of Mexico following the fatal explosion on the BP leased Deepwater Horizon oil rig has exceeded the Exxon Valdez catastrophe of 1989, when eleven million gallons of crude oil devastated the pristine Alaskan coastline...
12 May 2010
AFTER THE explosion which sank the BP-leased Deepwater Horizon oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico, causing eleven deaths and threatening an environmental catastrophe, many people must be wondering what is to be done with the oil companies - not least the relatives of the workers killed in the explosion, writes Pete Mason.
5 May 2010
AN ENVIRONMENTAL catastrophe threatens the US coastline surrounding the Gulf of Mexico following an explosion and sinking of the BP leased Deepwater Horizon oil rig on 20 April.
As 240,000 gallons of oil each day gushes out of the destroyed oil well and with no immediate prospect of capping three major leaks, then the environmental and economic effects in the region will be severe and long lasting...
18 February 2009
Around 200 people attended a joint meeting in London on 13 February, organised by the Socialist Party and Respect, to discuss the lessons of the Lindsey oil refinery strike...
29 October 2008
OIL GIANT BP sparked widespread anger when it announced a record profit of £6.4 billion for the third quarter of 2008...
25 June 2008
GORDON BROWN can add last week's Jeddah oil summit to his ever-growing list of policy failures. The Saudi Arabia-held conference was supposed to see Britain's hapless prime minister persuade the oil producing OPEC countries to significantly increase...
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