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Suspected terrorists arrested for plotting attacks in Suez Canal

Jul 20, 2009 Egyptian authorities have announced the arrest of 26 men, most of them engineers and technicians suspected of links with the terrorist al-Qaeda organization, on charges of plotting attacks on oil pipelines and ships transiting the Suez Canal.

Shell, Vopak to build LNG terminal in France

Jul 17, 2009

Royal Dutch Shell PLC and Koninklijke Vopak NV have announced the formation of a joint venture aimed at developing an LNG terminal at Fos-sur-Mer, France.

BTC pipeline to get fire, gas-detection systems

Jun 22, 2009

Tefken Construction & Installation Co. has chosen Honeywell International to design, configure, install, and initiate a fire and gas-detection system at the terminal of the 1,800-km Baku-Tblisi-Ceyhan pipeline.

London insurers withdraw 'war risk' policy for Venezuela

Jun 18, 2009

London’s marine insurance market, spurred by President Hugo Chavez’s recent confiscation of 300 service vessels and more than 70 gas processing units, has withdrawn maritime war-risk policy coverage for Venezuela.

Special Report: CFD techniques determine gas-lift valve behavior

Jun 8, 2009 A novel approach using computational fluid dynamics techniques provides a way for determining the characteristics of gas passing through a gas-lift valve.

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Jun 8, 2009

ConocoPhillips VLCC leaves Orkneys for Chile

Jun 4, 2009 A very large crude carrier (VLCC), after spending 3 months as a floating storage unit, sailed from the Scapa Flow in Scotland's Orkney Islands bound for Chile with a load of North Sea Ekofisk crude.

Iraq wants 'coordination' with Kurds over oil agreements

Jun 2, 2009 The Iraqi oil ministry, while acknowledging the right of semiautonomous Kurdistan to sign agreements with international oil companies, said it is concerned about the lack of coordination regarding them.

Vopak builds products storage terminal in Port of Amsterdam

May 28, 2009 Koninklijke Vopak NV has decided to build and operate a storage terminal for more than 1.1 million cu m of oil products in the Port of Amsterdam.

EU, Russia fail to reach agreement at summit

May 27, 2009 The recent EU-Russia summit in Khabarovsk, Siberia, failed to patch up relations soured by the 2008 war with Georgia and the January gas dispute with Ukraine that left many European countries without Russian gas.

Second Chinese LNG terminal begins operations

May 26, 2009 China National Offshore Oil Corp. received the first LNG commercial cargo at its Fujian terminal earlier this month.

Americas to see LNG terminals commissioned in June

May 25, 2009 In June, three LNG terminals in the Americas will begin commissioning.

Americas to see LNG terminals commissioned in June

May 20, 2009 In June, three LNG terminals in the Americas will begin commissioning.

MEND threatens to block Nigeria's oil waterway channels

May 19, 2009 The Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND) plans to block key channels for oil vessels to increase pressure on Nigeria's troubled oil and gas industry.

Cuban-Venezuelan oil shipping JV launches second tanker

May 15, 2009 Petroleos de Venezuela SA said Transportes del Alba, the joint Venezuelan-Cuban oil shipping line, has received its second vessel, the 490,000-bbl capacity tanker, Sandino.

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