Fears were raised last night that oil particles washed ashore at a north-east beach were spreading up a prominent river.
Oil-rich states should use the trillions of dollars they are making from soaring prices to finance new nuclear power plants in Britain, Gordon Brown said yesterday.
HUNDREDS of farmers and lorry and taxi drivers blocked roads in Brussels yesterday to push for help in coping with soaring fuel prices.
THE deal aimed at ending the bitter fuel tanker drivers' dispute is worth around 14% over two years, it emerged yesterday.
A deal to resolve the bitter fuel drivers' pay dispute was agreed last night, averting the threat of further strikes.
Pumps across many parts of Scotland ran dry yesterday as Shell tanker drivers prepared for their fourth day on strike.
Petrol supplies to Shell garages were hit yesterday as hundreds of drivers launched a four-day strike in a long-running row over pay which union leaders warned will lead to shortages over the weekend.
Last-ditch talks aimed at averting a four-day strike by hundreds of fuel tanker drivers in a row over pay broke down last night.
The chairman of UK oil major BP has rejected as "apocalyptic" a prediction by Gazprom chief executive Alexei Miller that oil prices would soar to $250 a barrel by the end of next year.
Fears over fresh rises in energy bills for long-suffering households grew yesterday after wholesale gas prices for next winter set a new record.
TENS of thousands of Spanish lorry drivers began an indefinite fuel price protest strike yesterday that could bring the country to a standstill. It immediately led to lengthy queues at many service stations across the country by drivers worried they would be left without petrol.
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THE impact of rising fuel prices was yesterday branded a "massive national outrage" by First Minister Alex Salmond.
Hundreds of oil tanker drivers contracted to oil giant Shell have voted to go on strike in a row over pay, it was announced yesterday.
The UK Government should push ahead with a "radical" system of personal "carbon credits" if it wants to meet emissions targets, MPs said yesterday.
British Energy said yesterday it had received a range of proposals from several parties wishing to make a full offer for the nuclear-power firm.
Budget airline easyJet said yesterday that soaring fuel costs caused half-year losses to more than double and added that rocketing oil prices would put many carriers out of business.
OIL hit another record high yesterday, climbing above $122 a barrel amid warnings that supply fears could push prices to $200.
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DOZENS of hauliers took their protest against record-high diesel prices to the streets of London yesterday.
Hopes of an end to the Grangemouth oil refinery dispute rose last night after a proposal was drawn up to break a deadlocked row over pensions.
Oil giants BP and Shell were the toast of shareholders yesterday but faced anger from motorists after pumping profits of more than £3million an hour.
The founder of Ineos was jeered by striking workers yesterday as he visited the Grangemouth oil refinery on the second day of a bitter dispute over pensions.
A tanker loaded with fuel docked in Aberdeen early this morning to deliver vital supplies to keep the north-east moving while Scotland's only oil refinery sits idle.
HUNDREDS of angry and defiant workers gathered at the Grangemouth oil refinery yesterday as they prepared to go on strike.