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Transocean Sees Multiple Offshore Rig Deals Awarded, One Terminated in Q2

Jul 22, 2021

Offshore drilling contractor Transocean on Wednesday released its quarterly offshore drilling rig fleet status report, which shows one contract terminated in Norway, and several new deals secured Norway, U.S. Gulf, Brazil, Angola, Brunei, and…

UN Expert Calls for Sanctions on Myanmar's Oil and Gas Sector to Cripple the Junta

Jul 08, 2021

A United Nations human rights investigator called on countries on Wednesday to impose economic sanctions on Myanmar's oil and gas sector to cripple the junta that took power five months ago.Myanmar has been in crisis since the military ousted Aung San Suu Kyi's elected government on Feb…

TotalEnergies Says It Did All It Could to Limit Gas Field Revenues Reaching Junta in Myanmar

May 28, 2021

Energy giant TotalEnergies said on Friday it had gone as far as it could for now to limit the revenues going to the military junta in Myanmar while staying within a legal framework and assuring power supplies.Total and U.S. energy company Chevron…

Total, Chevron Stop Payments to Myanmar Junta from Offshore Gas Project

May 27, 2021

French oil and gas group Total and U.S. energy company Chevron have suspended some payments from a gas joint venture that would have reached Myanmar's junta, earning praise from pro-democracy activists for taking an important first step.International…

Chevron Lobbies U.S. Officials to Protect its Energy Interests in Myanmar, as Sanctions Pressure Rises

Apr 22, 2021

U.S. oil giant Chevron Corp lobbied lawmakers and government officials to protect its energy interests in Myanmar during the first quarter, as the administration of President Joe Biden comes under pressure to impose sanctions against the south Asian country’s military junta…

Total Won't Stop Gas Production in Myanmar. Says Abandoning Offshore Field Would Hurt Workers, Cities

Apr 05, 2021

French oil and gas group Total said it would not stop producing gas on its Yadana fields in Myanmar as long as operations remained safe, in part to protect employees there who might otherwise risk repercussions from the military junta.Total…

Myanmar Coup: Right Groups Call on Oil Firm Total to Suspend Payments on Operations

Mar 16, 2021

Total faced calls from rights groups on Tuesday to suspend payments on operations in Myanmar following a coup, after the oil group said it was worried about the situation while also highlighting the importance of its business there.The French company…

Greek PM May Seek Sanctions Against Turkey in Gas Row

Jun 17, 2019

Greece and Cyprus will push their EU partners to penalize Turkey, including the possible option of sanctions, if Ankara is verified to have started drilling for gas west of Cyprus, Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said on Sunday.The discovery…

Cyprus Invites Bids to Explore for Offshore Gas

Oct 05, 2018

The government of Cyprus has invited companies to bid on a new energy exploration zone off the coast of Cyprus, said a report in Kathimerini News.The country decided to only permit energy companies already part of the Cypriot Exclusive Economic Zone to bid on the project…

Khodorkovsky is Putin jail again

Feb 02, 2011

The views expressed in this column do not necessarily reflect OE's position.Detesting cruel and unusual punishment, preventing double jeopardy and imposing statutes of limitations are basic tenets of the legal systems of democracies. A judiciary…

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