CONOCO TO CONSTRUCT DOUBLE HULLED BARGES

Conoco Inc. will soon add five double hulled, 30,000 bbl capacity barges to its U.S. marine operations fleet to replace some older barges. The decision to build double hulled barges is part of the company's nine point environmental program unveiled in April (OGJ, Apr. 16, p. 89). The vessels, scheduled for operation by first quarter 1991, will be built in the U.S. and exceed American Bureau of Shipping and U.S. Coast Guard design standards.

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