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World Court says it Can Rule on Guyana-Venezuela Border Dispute

Apr 07, 2023

Judges at the International Court of Justice (ICJ) on Thursday ruled they had jurisdiction over a long-running border dispute between Guyana and Venezuela, which could determine which country has rights to territory rich in oil and gas.Guyana in 2018 asked the ICJ…

Denmark Investigates Yacht Linked to Nord Stream Blasts

Mar 09, 2023

Danish police have searched for a yacht on a tiny Baltic Sea island near the Nord Stream pipeline blast sites, the local administrator said on Thursday.German authorities confirmed on Wednesday they had raided a ship in January that may have…

Supreme Court Sides With Offshore Worker in Overtime Case

Feb 22, 2023

An oil rig supervisor who earned more than $200,000 a year working for Houston-based Helix Energy Solutions Group Inc is entitled to overtime pay, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled on Wednesday in a decision with costly implications for the oil and gas industry…

Norway's Supreme Court to Hear Arctic Snow Crab Case Affecting Oil

Jan 23, 2023

Norway's Supreme Court will on Tuesday hear arguments on whether EU ships can fish for snow crab off the Arctic islands north of Norway, in a case that could decide who has the right to explore for oil and minerals in the region.At stake is whether EU vessels have the right to catch snow crab…

Jones Act Uncertainties Persist in US Offshore Wind

Jan 11, 2023

The Jones Act is a single sentence long, and yet somehow that reservation of U.S. domestic maritime commerce to qualified U.S.-flag vessels has spawned numerous complications with respect to offshore wind energy projects. Although not supported by prior experience…

Philippines' Supreme Court Voids 2005 South China Sea Oil & Gas Exploration Deal

Jan 10, 2023

The Supreme Court in the Philippines on Tuesday declared the country's 2005 energy exploration agreement with Chinese and Vietnamese firms was illegal, ruling that the constitution does not allow foreign entities to exploit natural resources…

How Will Japan Resolve Shipping Insurance for Russian LNG imports?

Dec 29, 2022

Japan, the world's top liquefied natural gas (LNG) importer, is facing its latest challenge in securing vital gas supplies from Russia after Western reinsurers said they would halt marine war insurance for ships travelling in Russian waters from Jan…

Exxon Sues EU in Move to Block New Windfall Tax on Oil Companies

Dec 28, 2022

U.S. oil major Exxon Mobil Corp is suing the European Union in a bid to force it to scrap the bloc's new windfall tax on oil groups, arguing Brussels exceeded its legal authority by imposing the levy.The windfall profits tax is 'counter-productive'…

Massachusetts Denies Motion to Delay Offshore Wind Contracts

Nov 08, 2022

Massachusetts utility regulators denied offshore wind power company Commonwealth Wind's motion to suspend its power purchase agreement with state electric utilities, raising questions about the future of Commonwealth's proposed offshore wind project…

Israeli Court Gives Green Light to Lebanon Maritime Deal

Oct 24, 2022

Israel's Supreme Court on Sunday rejected petitions that would have held up a landmark U.S.-brokered deal setting a maritime border with Lebanon, which Washington predicted could be finalized on Thursday. Four groups, including an Israeli opposition lawmaker…

U.S. Envoy in Lebanon Next Week with Maritime Deal to Sign

Oct 19, 2022

U.S. energy envoy Amos Hochstein will be in Beirut next week carrying a copy of the maritime agreement with Israel for Lebanese officials to sign, Lebanese negotiator Elias Bou Saab told Reuters on Wednesday. The deal - hailed by all three…

Lebanon Claims Israeli Gunboats Violated Its Territorial Waters

Oct 17, 2022

The Lebanese army said on Sunday that Israeli gunboats violated Lebanese territorial waters several times on Saturday in an area opposite Ras Naqura near the border between the two countries, an accusation Israel denied.The statement said there…

Israel Fast-tracks Lebanese Maritime Deal but Lawmaker Review Looms

Oct 12, 2022

Top Israeli ministers on Wednesday endorsed a U.S.-brokered deal to delineate a maritime border with Lebanon, paving the way for a potentially fractious two-week parliamentary review before it goes into force.Prime Minister Yair Lapid's security cabinet said the deal should be 'urgently' green-lit…

Israeli PM: Israel, Lebanon Reach Historic Deal on Maritime Border

Oct 11, 2022

Israel and Lebanon have reached 'a historic agreement' on their maritime border, Israeli Prime Minister Yair Lapid said on Tuesday. “This is a historic achievement that will strengthen Israel’s security, inject billions into Israel’s economy…

Israel, Lebanon Closing in on Maritime Border Deal

Oct 06, 2022

Lebanon and Israel are closer than ever to signing a deal demarcating their maritime border, opening the door to new oil and gas exploration, after years of U.S.-brokered negotiations.While limited in scope, the agreement is set to ease security and economic concerns in both countries…

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