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India's ONGC Douses Fire on Offshore Gas-fed Plant

Sep 24, 2020

A fire at an Oil and Natural Gas Corp (ONGC) plant caused by a pipeline rupture has cut gas supplies to customers including power and fertiliser companies, said a person familiar with the matter at gas marketing firm GAIL (India) Ltd.The fire…

Oil Workers Flee as Third Storm in Month Aims for U.S. Offshore Fields

Sep 21, 2020

Royal Dutch Shell Plc halted some oil production and began evacuating workers from a U.S. Gulf of Mexico platform, the company said on Saturday, as a new tropical storm flared.Beta, the 23rd named storm of the Atlantic hurricane season, formed…

US, Guyana to Launch Joint Maritime Patrols Near Venezuela

Sep 18, 2020

The United States and Guyana will begin joint maritime patrols aimed at drug interdiction near the South American country’s disputed border with crisis-stricken Venezuela, the U.S. secretary of state and Guyana’s new president said on Friday…

Fire Breaks Out on Offshore Vessel Near Rig in Canada

Sep 18, 2020

A fire broke out earlier this week on a fast rescue craft aboard the Siem Diamond offshore support vessel in the Atlantic Ocean, east of St. John's Canada.According to the C-NLOPB, the offshore oil and gas safety body for the Newfoundland and Labrador area…

U.S. Gulf of Mexico Oil Firms Tally Hurricane Damages, Begin Restarts

Sep 18, 2020

Storm-tossed U.S. offshore energy producers and exporters began clearing debris on Thursday from Hurricane Sally and booting up idle Gulf of Mexico operations after hunkering down for five days.The storm toppled trees, flooded streets, and left about 570…

Hurricane Sally: More Than a Quarter of U.S. Gulf of Mexico Oil Production Shut

Sep 16, 2020

Hurricane Sally crawled offshore along the U.S. Gulf Coast on Wednesday, moving away from oil fields while soaking the region with heavy rains that could damp fuel demand in the U.S. southeast.The hurricane has shut more than a quarter of U…

Offshore Oil Wells, Ports Shut as Hurricane Sally Advances on U.S. Gulf

Sep 14, 2020

Energy companies, ports and refiners raced on Monday to shut down as Hurricane Sally grew stronger while lumbering toward the central U.S. Gulf Coast, the second significant hurricane to shutter oil and gas activity over the last month.The hurricane…

Kazakhstan Launches Probe After Black Smoke Spotted Over Kashagan Field

Sep 14, 2020

Kazakhstan's environmental authorities will inspect an oil and gas processing plant at the country's biggest oilfield, Kashagan, after gas flaring at the plant caused plumes of black smoke on Monday, the ecology ministry said.NCOC, the consortium of global energy majors developing Kashagan…

Oil Firms Halt Output as U.S. Gulf Coast Braces for Hurricane

Sep 14, 2020

Offshore platforms and one refinery along the U.S. Gulf Coast shut down on Sunday as they prepared for a second hurricane strike in less than a month.Phillips 66 began shutting its 255,600 barrel-per-day (bpd) Alliance, Louisiana, refinery as…

PDVSA Says Idled Nabarima FSO in 'Satisfactory' Condition

Sep 04, 2020

An idled oil storage facility off Venezuela's eastern coast is in 'satisfactory' condition, an official with state company Petroleos de Venezuela said, after a series of incidents in recent months raised concerns about environmental hazards…

Platform Leaking Natural Gas in US Gulf of Mexico

Sep 01, 2020

The U.S. Coast Guard said it was responding to a natural gas release from an unmanned production platform approximately three miles offshore of Corpus Christi, Texas, Tuesday.The agency said its watchstanders received a report of white smoke…

Storm Damage Still Hampering U.S. Gulf of Mexico Energy Ops

Sep 01, 2020

Catastrophic damage to power lines and communications outages on Monday weighed on U.S. Gulf Coast refineries' post-Hurricane Laura assessments and on offshore oil and gas production.Energy companies continued to inspect and restart offshore…

Oil Dips as U.S. Rigs, Refiners Appear to Have Avoided Worst of Storm

Aug 28, 2020

Oil prices fell in early trade on Friday as a massive hurricane raced inland past the heart of the U.S. oil industry in Louisiana and Texas, with a storm surge weaker than predicted.U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude futures fell 16 cents…

NATO Seeks to Avoid Accidents in East Med Dispute

Aug 27, 2020

NATO is looking at ways to avoid accidental clashes in the Eastern Mediterranean while supporting German diplomatic efforts to defuse the worsening dispute over energy resources there, the alliance’s chief said on Thursday.NATO Secretary-General…

Hurricane Laura: Workers Evacuated from 299 Gulf of Mexico Platforms

Aug 27, 2020

Oil companies in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico had, by Wednesday 11:30 CDT, evacuated workers from 299 oil companies due to a threat from the hurricane Laura, the U.S. offshore safety body BSEE said. According to the BSEE report Wednesday, oil firms…

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