Tag: Oil

News

‘Cost of living crisis: North Sea profits soar as millions pushed into fuel poverty’

Limited gas and oil supplies across the globe caused by the pandemic have resulted in market prices soaring and an already heavily monopolised industry desperately bustling for control over supply infrastructure. For British households, this may lead to a 54% increase in combined energy bills from April 1st, according to Ofgem (the UK’s energy regulator)…

Science

An Arctic Refuge

Trump’s oil development scheme for sale of Alaskan Arctic Wildlife Refuge land to energy companies appears unlikely to survive, due to the auction’s lack of real interest on January 6th. According to Anchorage Daily News, the profit was significantly less than anticipated, selling 11 out of 22 land tracts for a total $14.4 million, instead…

Global

Deadly protests continue in Iraq

Breaking out on the 1st October 2019, Iraq has been subject to the deadliest string of protests since 2003 and the capture of Saddam Hussein. Over 110 citizens have been killed and thousands more have been injured. The government authorities have been attempting to contain the news from reaching international media by implementing a near…

Science

Could coffee waste replace palm oil?

Revive Eco, a Scottish company set up by entrepreneurs Fergus Moore and Scott Kennedy, claims that recycled waste coffee grounds could be a worthy opponent for palm oil. The co-founders of the company developed their idea while working in coffee shops to support themselves during their time as business students at Strathclyde University. According to…

Travel

Where the wind comes sweeping down the plain

The tune to Oklahoma plays on the school bells as I hurry from the top of campus to the bottom. It is -7 degrees celsius but my Snapchat is blowing up with people drinking snakebites in the UEA square. My campus, is a dry campus. Oklahoma is a difficult place for most people to point…

Arts

Does this make me look like a president? Trump’s image in portraiture

Donald Trump is notoriously fastidious when it comes to his portraits. Two works that both had antipodal receptions come to mind when I think of the television personality-turned-politician. The first one is Andy Thomas’ The Republican Club, which depicts a scene of imagined camaraderie between the past Republican presidents Roosevelt, Eisenhower, Nixon, Ford, Reagan, both…

News

UEA’s attitude to protest criticised after oil firm demo

Student activists have criticised UEA’s attitude to protest after security services broke up a demonstration against oil companies last month. The protest, which took place outside of Careers Central on Friday October 24th, was organised by Fossil Free UEA and objected to a Career Central seminar held that day on finding work in the oil…

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