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Coronavirus Knocks 4 Asia-bound LNG Tankers Off Course

Feb 14, 2020

Four liquefied natural gas (LNG) tankers bound for North Asia have changed destination or diverted after the coronavirus outbreak hit gas demand in China, the world's second-biggest buyer of the super-chilled fuel, five sources said. In addition, 15 LNG tankers are also flagged as 'floating storage' globally, with 11 of them scattered across Asia, Rebecca Chia, LNG analyst with data intelligence firm Kpler told Reuters…

Shell Exits Two Kazakh Offshore Projects

Oct 21, 2019

Royal Dutch Shell has pulled out of the Khazar offshore project next to the giant Kashagan field in Kazakhstan and a multinational consortium including Shell is also dropping plans for the adjoining Kalamkas block, officials said on Monday.'The…

Siemens Plans to List Energy Unit in 2020

Sep 10, 2019

Siemens plans to list its energy unit by around September next year, the head of its gas and power division said on Tuesday.The German conglomerate said in May that it was spinning off its gas and power business, which has dragged on the German…

BP and Eni Ink Exploration Deal in Oman

Jul 31, 2019

Supermajors BP and Eni on Wednesday signed an exploration and production sharing agreement (EPSA) for Block 77 in central Oman with the Ministry of Oil and Gas of the Sultanate of Oman.Block 77 covers a total area of over 2,700 square kilometers…

Total Launches Dunga Phase 3 in Kazakhstan

Jul 09, 2019

Total and its partners have approved the launch of Phase 3 development of the onshore Dunga field in the Mangystau Region of western Kazakhstan.Phase 3 of the Total-operated field will consist of adding wells to the existing infrastructure and…

Mitsui, JOGMEC join Arctic LNG-2

Jul 02, 2019

Japanese trading house Mitsui & Co and state-owned Japan Oil, Gas and Metals National Corporation (JOGMEC) have signed a sales and purchase agreement with Russia’s Novatek for a 10% participation interest in the Arctic LNG 2 project.The share will be acquired through the Dutch Company…

Brent Oil Climbed 5% This Week

Jun 21, 2019

Brent oil rallied above $65 per barrel on Friday and was on track for a 5% gain this week on fears of a U.S. military attack on Iran that would disrupt flows from the Middle East, which provides more than a fifth of the world's oil output.Brent crude was up $0…

UN Calls for Investigation on Tanker Attacks

Jun 14, 2019

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres called on Friday for an independent investigation to establish the facts and who was responsible for attacks on two oil tankers this week in the Gulf of Oman.The United States blamed Iran for the attacks on Thursday…

U.S. and Gulf Allies Face Task Protecting Oil Shipping Lanes

Jun 14, 2019

The United States and its allies may need to to start escorting commercial vessels to prevent further attacks in Gulf oil shipping lanes, Gulf sources and experts said.Even then, the conventional naval and air capabilities of Western and Gulf…

Oil Prices Jump 2% After Tanker Attacks

Jun 13, 2019

Oil prices settled 2.2% higher on Thursday after attacks on two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman stoked concerns of reduced crude trade flows through one of the world's key shipping routes.The attacks near Iran and the Strait of Hormuz reignited…

Two Tankers Attacked in Gulf of Oman

Jun 13, 2019

Two oil tankers were attacked in the Gulf of Oman on Thursday, leaving one ablaze and both adrift, shipping firms said, driving oil prices as much as 4% higher over worries about Middle East supplies.The Front Altair, carrying petrochemical feedstock…

Total Takes Over Toshiba's U.S. LNG Biz

Jun 04, 2019

French energy giant Total takes over the liquefied natural gas business of Japanese outfit Toshiba's Freeport LNG train tolling agreement and gains $800 million.The French oil and gas company will is paying $15 million for the shares in the Texan assets…

FSRU: Bangladesh Terminal Makes First STS Transfer

May 23, 2019

Bangladesh's second liquefied natural gas (LNG) floating facility is set to receive its first ship-to-ship transfer of gas from an Algerian cargo, a spokeswoman from operator Summit LNG Terminal said on Thursday.'Summit LNG', the floating storage and regasification unit (FSRU)…

KBR Awarded FEED Contract for Oman LNG

May 16, 2019

American engineering company KBR announced  it has been awarded a Front End Engineering Design (FEED) contract by Oman LNG L.L.C for the debottlenecking of their facility at Sur in the Sultanate of Oman.Under the terms of the contract, KBR will…

Oil Price Risks Rise

May 14, 2019

Supply disruptions in the Middle East on top of an already tight crude market could send oil prices violently upward, said the energy research firm Rystad Energy.Two Saudi Arabian oil tankers were reportedly attacked off the coast of the United Arab Emirates this weekend…

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