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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.

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.

Northeast US offshore LNG terminal undergoes commissioning

May 6, 2009 After more than 3 months' delay, the newest US offshore LNG terminal delivered the commissioning cargo earlier this week for Excelerate Energy's Northeast Gateway deepwater port, 13 miles off Boston.

Britain offers to protect Iraqi oil supplies

Apr 30, 2009 British Prime Minister Gordon Brown, following talks in London with his Iraqi counterpart Nuri al-Maliki, said the UK wants to help protect Iraqi oil supplies even after its combat role in the Middle Eastern country comes to an end.

Transnet lets contract for South Africa products line

Apr 30, 2009 Transnet let a contract to GE Oil & Gas to supply 19 electric motor-driven centrifugal pumps to be installed at five stations along a new 24-in. OD multiproduct pipeline in South Africa.

Indonesian firms need $6.5 billion for tanker fleet

Apr 28, 2009 Indonesian shipping firms, eyeing favorable new legislation, need $6.5 billion to purchase 127 ships to replace foreign-flagged tankers currently carrying oil and gas in that country's waters.

Panama Canal expansion could facilitate oil flows to Asia

Apr 23, 2009 A $5.25 billion expansion of the Panama Canal could increase shipment of South American crude to Asia, especially as Venezuela has agreements with Japan and China to boost exports to the region.

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