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Poland Cuts Dependence on Russian Oil but at a Cost

May 08, 2018

Poland's imports of Russian oil last year fell to their lowest level since 2005, a central bank report published on Tuesday showed, though Warsaw's bid to diversify its energy imports also meant paying higher prices.Russian oil accounted for 76 percent of all oil purchases…

Conoco Moves to Seize PDVSA's Caribbean Assets

May 07, 2018

U.S. oil firm ConocoPhillips has moved to take Caribbean assets of Venezuela's state-run PDVSA to enforce a $2 billion arbitration award over a decade-oil nationalization of its projects in the South American country, according to three sources familiar with its actions…

Chevron Greenlights Gorgon LNG Expansion

Apr 16, 2018

Chevron Corp will proceed with the second stage of its giant Gorgon liquefied natural gas (LNG) export plant off the northwest coast of Western Australia, the company said on Saturday.Chevron and its joint venture partners plan to sink 11 new…

Firms Complain of Contaminated Crude Lifted From U.S. SPR

Mar 29, 2018

Three firms that bought crude oil last year from U.S. emergency stockpiles raised concerns about dangerous levels of a poisonous chemical in the cargoes, according to internal Energy Department emails and shipping documents reviewed by Reuters…

Construction Begins on Saudi Aramco's Shipyard Joint Venture

Mar 16, 2018

Construction work has begun on a joint venture to build a shipyard on Saudi Arabia's eastern coast, oil rig builder Lamprell Plc said in a statement on Friday.The joint venture, International Maritime Industries (IMI), started operations…

U.S. Crude Exports to Asia Slump as WTI Outperforms

Mar 06, 2018

Exports of U.S. crude oil to Asia appear to be starting to struggle under the weight of a narrowing discount for its domestic benchmark crude to international grades and efforts by other suppliers to maintain competitiveness. Vessel-tracking and port data suggest Asian imports of U…

Brent Crude Eases, as Canadian Supply Drop Boosts U.S. Futures

Feb 20, 2018

Monday U.S. holiday pulls WTI's Friday gain into Tuesday. Brent crude oil prices eased on Tuesday, pulled down by a stronger dollar and a bout of profit-taking, while U.S. futures gained, bringing the discount between the two key futures contracts to a six-month low…

Brent Crude Nears $70 on OPEC Cuts, Demand

Feb 02, 2018

UBS sees upside for demand growth in 2018. Reuters survey shows strong compliance with output cuts. Brent oil prices held near $70 per barrel, supported by strong compliance with output cuts by OPEC and its ally Russia, as well as expectations for strong demand growth in 2018…

Trafigura to Ship Oil from Permian to Corpus Christi

Jan 23, 2018

Commodities trading house Trafigura said on Tuesday it signed a new agreement with Plains All American Pipeline to transport 300,000 barrels of crude oil per day from the Permian basin to the port of Corpus Christi, in a move aimed at boosting exports…

IEA Sees Oil Markets Tightening as PDVSA Output Sags

Jan 19, 2018

As U.S. oil output is poised to overtake Saudi Arabia, Venezuelan oil output is at 30-year low - and could fall further. Global oil markets are tightening quickly on falling supply from Venezuela, which posted 2017's biggest unplanned output fall and could see a further decline in 2018…

InterMoor completes COOEC projects

Oct 22, 2014

InterMoor, an Acteon company, has completed two major offshore projects for China Offshore Oil Engineering Corporation (COOEC).  To extend the life of the Hai Yang Shi You III FPSO, the first project involved full mooring system replacement in the Panyu field…

Tank support for the LNG revolution

Jul 22, 2014

A modern descendant of the first LNG containment system for ships could become one of the key technologies carrying gas transport and trading into tomorrow. Joe Evangeilsta reviews its evolution.  When the new Panama Canal opens in late 2015…

Euronav receives first 8 VLCCs from Maersk Singapore

Jul 01, 2014

On 5 January 2014, Euronav NV announced it would acquire 15 very large crude carriers (VLCC) from Maersk Tankers Singapore Pte Ltd. Today, Euronav said that eight of the VLCCs have been delivered in the first half of 2014. Deliveries…

BG signs Windsor Knutsen charter

Jun 13, 2014

KNOT Offshore Partners LP formed an agreement with Brazil Shipping I Ltd., an affiliate of BG Group, for the time charter of shuttle tanker Windsor Knutsen, the company announced on 13 June 2014. The charter has an initial term of two years…

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