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Total offers Murban crude oil from China storage for first time - sources | Energy & Oil

SINGAPORE, Sept 18 (Reuters) - French oil major Total has for the first time offered Murban crude oil from storage tanks in southern China during the S&P Global Platts price assessment process, trade sources said on Tuesday. The producer offered 500,0000 barrels to 2 million barrels of Murban crude at the beginning of the Platts window session on Tuesday…

SDLP - Seadrill Partners Announces Contract Award for the West Aquarius | Business

London, United Kingdom, September 18, 2018  - Seadrill Partners LLC ("SDLP" or "the Company") has secured a one well contract with multiple  options  with ExxonMobil Canada, Ltd., for the West Aquarius in Canada. Backlog for the firm portion of the contract is expected to be approximately $24 million and commencement is expected between May and July 2019.

How A Portuguese Family Manor is Transformed Into a Heritage-Rich Island Getaway

Photo credit: Francisco NogueiraMoreFrom ELLE DecorWhen naval officer turned architect Luís Bernardo Brito e Abreu returned to his centuries-old family manor-on the remote Azorean island of São Miguel in Portugal-in 2006 after a six-year absence, he faced a number of design challenges familiar to those who inherit ancestral homes and significant historical properties.

Wärtsilä Wins Worlds First LPG as Fuel Order

Exmars new very large gas carriers will feature Wärtsilä technology that enables them to operate on LPG fuel. Photo: Exmar. The technology group Wärtsilä will provide an integrated cargo handling and fuel gas system for two new gas carrier vessels for Exmar, the Belgium-based fleet owner. The ships, which will transport liquefied petroleum gas (LPG)…

Commentary: Conservation groups urge lawmakers to reauthorize Land and Water Conservation Fund

This is a big deal for anyone who cares about public lands and outdoor recreation because the LWCF is set to sunset Sept. 30 unless Congress acts to reauthorize the fund. There's still work to be done, but the House committee's action looks to be a significant step to ensuring the conservation funding continues.For background…

Gas

Government urged to hold hearings on oil and gas changes in Taranaki

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says the end to oil exploration is for future generations. New Zealand's petrol producers are urging the Government committee dealing with plans to end offshore oil and gas exploration to hold some or all of its meetings in Taranaki.The Petroleum Exploration and Production Association of New Zealand (Pepanz) has written to Jonathan Young MP…

This Is What Sets ConocoPhillips Apart From Rivals

Matthew DiLallo, The Motley Fool,Oscar Wilde famously quipped that "imitation is the sincerest form of flattery that mediocrity can pay to greatness." That sums up what we've witnessed in the oil patch over the past year as a growing number of exploration and production companies (E&Ps) have copied the playbook developed by leading U.S. E&P ConocoPhillips(NYSE: COP) in the fall of 2016.

Hands on a Hardbody: VSU musical drives new season home | Local News

VALDOSTA It may be the first time a theatrical prop has been cited for a parking violation.But a parking ticket falls into the realm of the possible when a pickup truck is the centerpiece prop on stage in the Valdosta State University Theatre & Dance season-opening musical Hands on a Hardbody.The Hardbody is the truck…

India clears way for $2.2-billion frigates deal with Russia | India News

NEW DELHI: Two weeks after India significantly upgraded its defence ties with the United States through the Comcasa (Communications Compatibility and Security Agreement), the Modi government has cleared the way for one of the biggest purchases from Russia $2.2-billion frigates deal. The agreement, which will allow India to procure from Russia four new warships for the Navy…

ABS to Class Singapore's First LNG Bunker Barge

ABS was selected by FueLNG Pte Ltd to class Singapore’s first LNG bunker barge. The vessel is scheduled to begin construction in January 2019.“This project is an important milestone for the region and is a key component of Singapore’s strategy to become the world’s largest bunkering port,” said ABS Vice President Global Gas Solutions, Patrick Janssens.

Renewable

Leading port authorities combine forces to combat climate change

The Port of Rotterdam Authority has announced the launch of the World Ports Climate Action Program. In this new international initiative, the port authorities of Hamburg, Barcelona, Antwerp, Los Angeles, Long Beach, Vancouver, and Rotterdam will be joining forces and working together on a number of projects that address…

Acta Marine Reveals Name of Third Walk-to-work Vessel

The construction of Acta Marine’s third walk-to-work vessel and second Ulstein SX195 design is progressing well and has reached complete hullbeam at Crist shipyard in Poland. Acta Marine has announced that the vessel will sail under the name 'Acta Centaurus'. The vessel is named after the constellation Centaurus which is one of the largest constellations in the sky.It represents the centaur…

Continued Growth Tailwinds In Solomon Islands From Infrastructure And Tourism

Key ViewWe maintain our expectations for economic growth in the Solomon Islands to remain strong over the coming quarters.We forecast real GDP growth to come in at 3.0% in 2018 and 3.1% in 2019 (higher than the average of 2.7% over the past five years).The Tina River Hydropower project and the underwater cable telecommunication…

10 Best High-Growth Stocks for Young Investors

No investment strategy suits all the people all the time. This is particularly true for young investors in their 20s and 30s. Youth not only has social advantages; it can provide significant margin for your portfolio to grow. As such, high-growth stocks are ideal for the young-adult, millennial demographic.Talk to any financial advisor…

SCC Machining Club tours Charleston shipyard, gains industry insight

The Machining Club at Surry Community College toured the Detyens Shipyard in Charleston, South Carolina, during the college’s winter break to gain industry insight. Those who went on the field trip are, front row, from left, Jacob Cavanaugh of Mount Airy, Cesar Cardoso of Mount Airy, A.J. Hackbarth of East Bend, Aaron Dudley of East Bend…