Tag Archives: Oil Prices

US lawmakers vote to end 26-year ban on offshore drilling

WASHINGTON (AFP) – US lawmakers Tuesday sought to overturn a decades-old ban on offshore drilling voting in favor of a new energy bill which has been spurred by spiralling oil prices.

Islanders return to peat heat

The high price of fuel has led to a resurgence of people using peat to heat their homes in the Western Isles.