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  1. BIG DOUBLE HULL CRUDE CARRIER JOINS NORWAY'S FLEET OF TANKERS

    Magazine Articles

    Mon, 5 Apr 1993

    places it among the world's fastest tankers. NKK said the Berge Sigval is only the third double hull very large crude carrier in the world. It is the first of two such VLCCs ordered from NKK by Bergesen. The second double hull tanker is under

  2. PDVSA unit signs crude carrier maintenance MOU with Argentine shipyard

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    Mon, 2 Aug 2004

    Petróleos de Venezuela's subsidiary PDV Marina has inked a memorandum of understanding with Argentine shipyard Astilleros Río Santiago for the repairs to oil tankers in PDVSA's fleet.

  1. First supertanker loaded from BTC pipeline

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    Wed, 21 Feb 2007

    By OGJ editors HOUSTON, Feb. 21 -- Statoil ASA is marketing the first oil to be exported by very large crude carrier from the Turkish port of Ceyhan. Oil from the Caspian Sea is transported through the Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan (BTC) pipeline

  2. ConocoPhillips VLCC leaves Orkneys for Chile

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    Thu, 4 Jun 2009

    Eric Watkins OGJ Oil Diplomacy Editor LOS ANGELES, June 4 -- 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

  3. China seeks oil security through fleet expansion

    Magazine Articles

    Mon, 8 Dec 2008

    China’s push for energy security has prompted a program for building 70 additional very large crude carrier (VLCC) tankers. The recent drop in oil price reduces the financial burden placed by oil imports on Chinese industry, but ensuring

  4. THREE DOUBLE HULL CRUDE TANKERS JOIN WORLD FLEET

    Magazine Articles

    Tue, 9 Feb 1993

    worldwide fleet of double hull tankers continues to grow. Early this month Chevron Corp. christened a 132,000 dwt crude carrier , Neste ON, took delivery of a 95,000 dwt shuttle tanker, and the first double hull supertanker built in Japan

  5. INDUSTRY BRIEFS

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    Mon, 23 Nov 1992

    TANKERS MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRIES LTD. this month unveiled the world's first very large crude carrier fitted with fuel saving contrarotating propellers. The propellers, developed by Mitsubishi, are mounted on concentric shafts

  6. MOBIL UNIT COMMISSIONS DOUBLE HULL VLCC

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    Mon, 6 Sep 1993

    Mobil Corp.'s Eagle, a double hull, very large crude carrier (VLCC), has been commissioned at Sumitomo Heavy Industries Ltd.'s Oppama shipyard in Japan. Mobil said the 280,000 dwt

  7. Kansas refinery starts up coke gasification unit

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    Mon, 5 Aug 1996

    Anne K. Rhodes Refining/Petrochemical Editor Double-hull VLCC joins fleet The double-hull, very large crude carrier (VLCC) Raven undergwent sea trials in advance of its delivery in June to Mobil Shipping & Transportation Co. The

  8. INDUSTRY BRIEFS

    Magazine Articles

    Mon, 10 Jun 1996

    Tankers Mobil Corp. commissioned its second double hull very large crude carrier at Sumitomo Heavy Industries Ltd.'s Oppama, Japan, shipyard. The 280,000 dwt Raven, 317 m long and 58 m wide, can carry

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