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Maersk Tankers to transport N. Sea area CO2

Mar 19, 2009 Maersk Tankers said that according to its studies, more than 750 million tonnes of CO2 are emitted from large stationary power plants near the sea in the North Sea region.

Chavez seizes control of Venezuela's oil ports

Mar 17, 2009 Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, using the need for drug interdiction as his reason, has ordered his country's navy to seize seaports in Venezuelan states having major petroleum-exporting installations.

Tanker demand to remain flat, says analyst

Mar 16, 2009 Demand for tankers is unlikely to see any increase in 2009 despite apparently firming demand during the fourth quarter of 2008, according to marine transport advisors, McQuilling Services.

Oman Shipping commissions product tanker

Mar 10, 2009 Oman Shipping Co., as part of a larger plan aimed at boosting its refined and oil transport capabilities, has commissioned the LR2 Haima product tanker built by Japan's Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding.

Petrobras facilities boost output to record level

Mar 9, 2009 Brazil's Petrobras, due to additional output from new production facilities, said it reached a company production record of 2,012,654 b/d on Mar. 4.

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Mar 9, 2009

Danton’s rising

Mar 9, 2009 Shipwrecks have always had an ethereal quality. But there is also excitement associated with them, despite the tragedy of the sinking, because of the possibility of discovering hidden treasure.

Vietnam proceeds with expansion of tanker fleet

Mar 3, 2009 Vietnam's Dung Quat Ship Building Co., based in the central province of Quang Ngai, has held a keel-laying ceremony for a long-planned 105,000-tonne Aframax oil tanker.

Watching The World: Storing oil in Orkney

Mar 2, 2009 The UK’s Orkney Islands, which lie just a stone’s throw off Scotland’s northern end, seem far away indeed from any major contact with the global oil and gas industry.

Abu Dhabi's IPIC, Greek shipping firm form JV

Feb 25, 2009 Abu Dhabi's state-owned International Petroleum Investment Co. has signed an agreement with Greek shipowner Victor Restis for investments in shipping, energy, and transport.

PTTEP Aussie unit lets contract for Montara project

Feb 24, 2009 Thai state company PTTEP Australasia has awarded a $116 million (Aus.) contract to Perth-based Clough Australia for the installation of the Montara oil facilities in the Timor Sea.


Feb 23, 2009

Marine CNG opens alternate production, delivery options

Feb 23, 2009 Recent offshore natural gas opportunities in US waters often share the same obstacle: a lack of pipeline infrastructure to support offshore drilling and transport the gas to shore.

Shipping analyst sees upside to current tanker market

Feb 16, 2009 Despite what it calls "the prevailing pessimism of massive tanker order-books and declining oil demand for 2009," transport analyst McQuilling Services says there is still an upside to the current market.

Libya takes delivery of two oil tankers

Feb 16, 2009 Libya's state-owned General National Maritime Transport Co. (GNMTC) has taken delivery of two 115,000-dwt oil tankers, the Al-Qadisiyah and Al-Jala, from Cido Shipping of Japan.

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