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Wed Oct 10, 2012, 10:13 AM

Ireland 'close to oil billions'

Source: BBC

Ireland is on the verge of securing revenue from oil that could run into billions of pounds.

Providence Resources Plc, an Irish and UK company, has confirmed its Barryroe site, 30 miles off the Cork coast, should yield 280m barrels of oil.

The money generated will depend on the market value at the time of extraction and on licensing arrangements.

Providence chief executive Tony O'Reilly Jr said this was the beginning of an Irish oil industry.

Read more: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-19889948

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Bosonic Oct 2012 OP
Myrina Oct 2012 #1
Fuddnik Oct 2012 #4
AngryAmish Oct 2012 #2
sinkingfeeling Oct 2012 #3
Missycim Oct 2012 #5
Ikonoklast Oct 2012 #6

Response to Bosonic (Original post)

Wed Oct 10, 2012, 10:15 AM

1. Oh my, does Halliburton have them on the 'terrorist watch list' yet?

We may need to invade to ... uhh, secure the oppressed Irish folks' freedom pretty soon ...

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Response to Myrina (Reply #1)

Wed Oct 10, 2012, 10:25 AM

4. Nah, BP took over a long time ago.

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Response to Bosonic (Original post)

Wed Oct 10, 2012, 10:15 AM

2. This is how God makes jokes

I think I sold my house too soon.

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Response to Bosonic (Original post)

Wed Oct 10, 2012, 10:18 AM

3. Good for Ireland. They need an economic boost.

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Response to Bosonic (Original post)

Wed Oct 10, 2012, 10:25 AM

5. Ok don't want to be a wet blanket

 

but why is drilling for oil off the coast of Ireland a good thing but drilling for oil off the coast of CA is bad?


Just for fairness I am against both, we need to stop drilling and ween ourselves off of oil

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Response to Missycim (Reply #5)

Wed Oct 10, 2012, 11:04 AM

6. Because the environmental protections for drilling in the EU are more rigorous than

our domestic rules.

Until we stop letting the domestic extraction industries set the rules under which they operate in this country, we should restrict their operations.

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