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Tourism big in other states opposing coastal drilling | Reuters

n">(Reuters) - The Trump administration's decision last week to exempt Florida from its national offshore drilling plan was based in part on the state's argument that a spill would cripple its crucial tourism industry. But several other states opposed to oil and gas drilling off their coasts are similarly dependent on tourism…

Fire breaks out in oil tanker off Kandla port | Rajkot News

Rajkot: A massive fire broke out in an oil tanker anchored around 15 nautical miles off Deendayal Port Kandla on Wednesday. The fire broke out in oil tanker MT Genessa, the 183 meter long vessel which is carrying around 30,000 tonnes of high-speed diesel. Sources in Coast Guard, which swung into action, said that 26 crew…

Fighting climate change will take both sides of the aisle

Thanks for Steve Chapmans column on offshore drilling and President Donald Trumps war on the environment. Although the present administration, I hope subconsciously, realizes that the running list of symptoms of climate change have been ballooning, what harm would adding the impacts of offshore oil drilling on the environment do?

Oil tanker fire doused, focus shifts to offloading diesel | Rajkot News

Ahmedabad: The massive blaze that had broke out on crude oil tanker MT Genessa near Kandla port was finally extinguished on Thursday night, after nearly 28 hours of relentless firefighting operations launched by the Deendayal Port Trust (DPT) and other agencies.DPT marine and fire staff along with deputy conservator and…

Shareholders approve Transocean acquisition of Songa

Image 1 of 1 Deepwater AsgardPhoto courtesy TransoceanOffshore drilling giant Transocean is finalizing its acquisition of Norway's Songa Offshore after shareholders on Thursday approved the deal.Swiss-based Transocean, which operates primarily out of Houston, is expanding its position as the world's largest deepwater driller…

Exxon set to begin drilling new well – Stabroek News

Just days after its major oil find at the offshore Ranger-1 site in the Stabroek Block, ExxonMobil’s subsidiary, EEPGL is preparing to begin drilling at the Pacora-1 well site.According to an advertisement in today’s Stabroek News from the Maritime Administration Department, Esso Exploration & Production Guyana Ltd (EEPGL)…
Some oil tankers parked near the Boreas River in the Adirondacks.

Schumer joins calls to stop Adirondack rail car storage

Image 1 of 3An old DOT-111 oil tanker parked on a section of the Saratoga and North Creek rail line in the Adirondacks. (Courtesy Brendan Wiltse)An old DOT-111 oil tanker parked on a section of the Saratoga and North Creek rail line in the Adirondacks. (Courtesy Brendan Wiltse)Image 2 of 3Some oil tankers parked near the…

Officials: Navy enacting changes in wake of deadly crashes

WASHINGTON Two top Navy officials told lawmakers on Thursday that a plan is underway to ensure safer conditions for sailors, following a series of deadly accidents at sea last year. The comments, which were made before a joint hearing of two House Armed Services Committee subpanels, come in the wake of two extensive Navy reviews of deadly warship crashes and mishaps last summer.

China says sunken Iranian tanker may be leaking bunker fuel

In a statement issued late on Thursday, the SOA said several previously unreported slicks were spotted by planes, vessels and satellites near the disaster site. The SOA said one, seen 2.5 kilometres (km) east of the wreck site around 0600 local time on Thursday, may indicate leakage of extremely toxic bunker fuel, the heavy…

Your Subsea News | ExxonMobil and MagnaBond to collaborate on well integrity evaluation technologies

ExxonMobil and MagnaBond to collaborate on well integrity evaluation technologies New technologies designed to address well decommissioning activitiesFocus on developing through-tubing cement evaluation and casing imaging toolExpected to provide a cost-effective alternative for inspecting and verifying cement integrityExxonMobil…
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Is China Helping North Korea? U.S. Intelligence Takes Pictures of Chinese Ships Giving 'illicit Carg

At least six Chinese ships covertly engaged in trade with North Korea in violation of sanctions imposed by the United Nations, according to satellite photographs and other intelligence gathered by U.S. officials, The Wall Street Journal reported Thursday. The ships reportedly turned off their tracking devices prior to entering North Korean ports, traded what U.S.

DNV GL approval for latest Kongsberg Digital engine room simulators

Kongsberg Digital has received DNV GL statements of compliance for two of its newest Engine Room Simulator models designed to provide in-depth training on the K-Sim Engine simulator platform. The DNV GL-ST-033 March 2017 Maritime Simulator Systems certification, which is based on the requirements of STCW Convention, Regulation I/12…

Oil at $70 Proves Too Hot to Handle for Some European Refineries

Oil’s surge to $70 a barrel has left plants that process crude in Europe struggling, as their margins plunge and demand weakens for some of what they make.The slump is most evident in the market for fuel oil, which is used in shipping and by power producers. Diesel also isn’t helping as high inflows of the fuel from the Middle East are capping those margins.

Icy weather in New Orleans metro: Live updates, road and school closures

Roads are icy, temperatures are frigid and most schools are closed Wednesday (Jan. 17) after an arctic airmass moved through the New Orleans metro area. Authorities are asking drivers to stay off the roads.See below for live updates on the effects of the "wintry mix" in New Orleans and other parts of South Louisiana.8:20 p.m.

Iranian oil tanker wreck produces two slicks in East China Sea: China | Article [AMP] | Reuters

BEIJING (Reuters) - An Iranian oil tanker that sank in the East China Sea has left two oil slicks covering a combined 109 square km (42 square miles), the Chinese government said late on Tuesday, as maritime police scour for damage and prepare to explore the wreck. Satellite imaging showed a slick of 69 square km (26.6 square miles) and a second 40 square km (15.4 square miles) slick…

Iranian Oil Tanker Wreck Produces 2 Slicks in East China Sea

BEIJING  An Iranian oil tanker that sank in the East China Sea has left two oil slicks covering a combined 109 square kilometers (42 square miles), the Chinese government said late Tuesday, as maritime police scoured the area for damage.Satellite imaging showed a slick of 69 square kilometers (26.6 square miles) and a second 40-square-kilometer (15.4-square-mile) slick…

FOREVER A HERO – The Observer Online

KEARNY Last Saturday afternoon, exactly 77 years to the day and to the hour that he gave his life fighting a meadowlands blaze, Firefighter Robert Hamilton was honored by the Kearny Fire Department, township officials and local residents for the supreme sacrifice he made.It was a solemn, and somewhat emotional, ceremony…

ST Engineering smashed records with $6.3b signed deals in 2017

ST Engineering smashed records with $6.3b signed deals in 2017MoreThe electronics division is expected to add $2b to the total.ST Engineering's electronics division has yet to release its total contract wins, but so far, the former has clinched $6.3b of orders in 2017, a record level.According to CIMB Research, a strong 4Q performance is expected from the electronics division as well.As of 9M2017…

Shell to Restart Development of Penguins Field in North Sea

By Zacks Equity Research, Zacks.comJanuary 17, 2018 | 09:00AMPhoto: ShutterstockBanking on the recovering energy landscape , Royal Dutch Shell plcRDS.A recently announced plans to redevelop the Penguins oil and gas field in the North Sea, the company's first major project in the aging basin in the last six years. Shell has agreed to construct a floating production…
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Musandam Independent Power Project (IPP)

Musandam Independent Power Project (IPP) is a 120MW gas-fired power plant developed by Musandam Power Company (MPC) in the Musandam region of northern Oman. The project sources natural gas from the adjacent Musandam gas processing plant (MGP).MPC is a joint venture between Oman Oil Company (OOC, 70%) and LG International Corp (30%).