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Welch Group Has Upped By $641,368 Its Procter & Gamble (PG) Position; Gulf Marine Services PLC (LON:

April 18, 2018 - By Dolores FordAmong 6 analysts covering Gulf Marine (LON:GMS), 3 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 3 Hold. Therefore 50% are positive. Gulf Marine had 47 analyst reports since August 12, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. JP Morgan maintained it with “Overweight” rating and GBX 156 target in Wednesday, September 30 report.

Solar Power Could Reinvent the Shipping IndustryIf We Let It NOVA Next

During his days in the Royal Australian Navy, Greg Atkinson recalls looking up and seeing plumes of black exhaust, or black carbon, pouring from his ships funnel. Id just be sitting therethe sun would be shining, the wind blowingand yet we were burning all this fuel, he says. I remember thinking, Theres gotta be some way of using these other resources.Decades after that initial observation…

The Energy 202: A key Senate Republican zeroes in on Scott Pruitt's emails

THE LIGHTBULBSen. John Barrasso, EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt and Sen. Mike Enzi talk to the press after a tour of the Black Thunder Coal Mine outside of Wright, Wyo. in March. (Josh Galemor/The Casper Star-Tribune via AP)So far, many Senate Republicans have steered clear of criticizing Environmental Protection Agency…

Ocean Autonomy: Norway To The Fore

By Elaine MaslinApril 18, 2018Marine autonomous systems working independently and in connected systems are fast becoming a growth sector within the ocean industry space, including the oil and gas industry.The emergence of new marine autonomous systems appears to be a weekly occurrence. As costs have reduced in numerous areas…
Total United States Recoverable Federal Offshore Oil Reserves ($100/bbl), Source: Dept. of Interior, 2016

Driving Reduced Demand for Offshore Oil, Part 3 of 3 – “Findings and Conclusions”

This is Part 3 of our blog series, “Electric Vehicles: Driving Reduced Demand for Offshore Oil,” which shows that given the advancements in vehicle electrification, expanding offshore drilling for oil and natural gas into protected areas, as  is intrinsically risky and unnecessary. Todays section of the series explains analysis demonstrating that much…

Energy Voice | Late subsea stalwart leaves "major sum" for school outreach scheme

A late stalwart of the oil and gas industry has bequeathed a major sum to the National Maritime Acquarium (NMA) in Plymouth.David Pridden died at the age of 66 in November, following a battle with cancer.Mr Pridden, the inaugural head of industry body Subsea UK, has left funds to the NMA to boost its national Schools Outreach…

Large legacy for National Marine Aquarium

The National Marine Aquarium (NMA) in Plymouth is to receive a substantial legacy from its late chairman. David Pridden, who sadly died in November last year, has bequeathed a major sum to support the organisations educational work, with the only stipulation being that funds must be matched from industry, organisations or individuals.With a long and illustrious career in the energy industry…

US push for Mass. wind power meets a current of resistance

For Trump administration, ‘energy dominance’ is just another way of saying, ‘Drill, baby, drill’It is the height of irony that Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke writes in support of offshore wind in Massachusetts at the same time he supports an offshore drilling plan that would have those wind turbines live alongside oil drilling rigs (“American energy dominance means Massachusetts wind…

Scientists hope new enzyme will 'eat' plastic pollution

PLYMOUTH, ENGLAND - AUGUST 08: Volunteers collect plastic rubbish and waste washed up on the beach besides the University of Plymouth's Marine Station as they take part in a awareness-raising event organised by the all-female eXXpedition crew who are preparing to sail around Britain to highlight plastic in the oceans on August 8, 2017 in Plymouth, England.

Opinion | Scott Pruitt Has Become Ridiculous

In addition, he tripled the size of his security detail, also at taxpayer expense. He ordered bodyguard coverage 24 hours a day. He insisted on flashing lights and sirens to take him to the airport and to restaurants, a perk customarily reserved for the president and vice president. He rented a room at $50 a night, well below market rates…

Canadian firm takes over BiFab yards

The troubled BiFab engineering firm has been taken over by a Canadian company in a move that could save hundreds of jobs in Fife and on Lewis.BiFab had warned workers at its yards in Methil, Burntisland and Arnish that they faced possible redundancy. Unions said in February that they had been told that 260 jobs were to go by the end of May, with the yards facing full closure a month later.

Canadian firm takes over closure-threatened BiFab yards

A closure-threatened engineering firm has been taken over by a Canadian company in a move which is hoped will save hundreds of jobs.Workers at BiFab marine engineering yards in Fife and Lewis had been facing the threat of redundancy after the company ran into financial difficulties.On Tuesday, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon announced Canadian company JV Driver…

3 seek District 5 seat in Currituck

CURRITUCK — The May 8 Repub­li­can pri­mary for the District 5 seat on the Cur­rituck County Board of Com­mis­sion­ers fea­tures an in­cum­bent seek­ing a third term, a for­mer county com­mis­sioner, and a po­lit­i­cal new­comer mak­ing his first bid for of­fice.Commissioner Marion Gilbert, who was first elected to the seven-member board in 2010, is seeking her third term.

Energy is, and always will be a national safety issue | Opinions

Dear Editor,Energy production and security have been topics of interest for every Commander in Chief since World War II, when resources were rationed because there wasnt enough to meet citizen and military needs simultaneously.That brings us to U.S. Department of the Interior, which is considering opening offshore waters for exploration…

New Zealand bans all future offshore oil and gas drilling – WikiTribune

New Zealand has become one of the worlds first countries to meaningfully ban future offshore oil and gas exploration, in a move designed to combat climate change (Financial Times  may be behind paywall). While France, Belize, and Costa Rica have previously announced restrictions on gas and oil exploration or production…

Scientists Accidentally Created a Mutant Enzyme That Could Solve The Worlds Plastic Nightmare

1 / 2Scientists Accidentally Created a 'Mutant Enzyme' That Could Solve The World's Plastic NightmareA couple years back, scientists discovered bacteria at a Japanese recycling plant that were breaking down a common type of plastic known as polyethylene terephthalate, or PET. With the hope of developing a solution to the worlds chronic plastic pollution problem…

Major ports to desalinate sea water: Gadkari

New Delhi, Apr 17 () To meet potable water demand, three major ports - Paradip, Ennore and Chidambarnar - will install plants to recycle and desalinate sea water, Union Minister Nitin Gadkari said today. The decision in this regard was taken in a meeting with chairpersons of major ports. "Paradip Port, Kamarajar Port &…

Shipping industry joins effort to tackle climate change

The global shipping industry has taken a crucial step in addressing climate change. More than 170 countries under the aegis of the International Maritime Organisation, a specialised intergovernmental body under the United Nation for regulating shipping, have committed to cutting greenhouse gas emissions by at least 50% by 2050.

Opinion | Earth, Wind and Liars

True, there are issues of intermittency remaining the wind doesnt always blow, the sun doesnt always shine although batteries and other energy storage technologies are also making rapid progress. There are also some energy uses, especially transportation, where fossil fuels retain a significant advantage in cost and convenience.

Plastic-Eating Enzyme Holds Promise In Fighting

April 16, 2018Scientists in Britain and the United States say they have engineered a plastic-eating enzyme that could in future help in the fight against pollution.The enzyme is able to digest polyethylene terephthalate, or PET - a form of plastic patented in the 1940s and now used in millions of tonnes of plastic bottles.