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ASEAN Adopts Oil Spill Contingency Plan

Nov 30, 2018

International Maritime Organization (IMO) technical assistance and institutional support has been instrumental in the recent adoption of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Regional Oil Spill Contingency Plan.IMO said that the…

First Wärtsilä 31 Retrofit for Norwegian Fishing Vessel

Nov 25, 2018

Norwegian fishing vessel Gardar is about to become the first fishing vessel to be retrofitted with a Wärtsilä 31 main engine, with significant improvements promised in both emissions and fuel consumption.'Wärtsilä will deliver its first ever Wärtsilä 31 engine retrofit to Gardar…

BIMCO Eyes Asia with New Gas Contracts

Nov 19, 2018

Baltic and International Maritime Council (BIMCO) will begin work on two gas-related contracts in early 2019, an LNG (Liquid Natural Gas) Bunker Purchase Contract and a LPG (Liquid Petroleum Gas) voyage charter party.A press release from the…

Argus Adds New Marine Fuel Price Assessments

Nov 13, 2018

Oil price reporting agency Argus has launched five new price assessments for low-sulphur marine fuels, ahead of new global rules capping the amount of sulphur in marine fuels, also known as bunkers.International Maritime Organization (IMO) regulations…

Babcock Delivers World's Largest LNG Bunker Supply Vessel

Nov 01, 2018

Babcock International is celebrating the completion of its ‘first of its kind’ and the world’s largest liquefied natural gas (LNG) bunker supply vessel, M.V. Kairos, as it is delivered to Babcock Schulte Energy (BSE).BSE is a 50:50 joint venture…

Oil Prices Fall 2% on Rising Supply and Trade War

Oct 30, 2018

Oil prices fell more than 2 percent on Tuesday on signs of rising supply and concerns that global economic activity and fuel demand would be hit by a deepening U.S.-China trade dispute.Benchmark Brent crude oil fell by $2.25 a barrel to a low of $75…

China's Sinopec Q3 Profit Up 60% On Year

Oct 30, 2018

Chinese oil and gas major Sinopec's net profit rose to 18.38 billion yuan ($2.64 billion) in the third quarter, up 60 percent from a year earlier, on robust refining margins and improving earnings from crude oil and gas production.The figure was down…

BIMCO Hails Carriage Ban

Oct 28, 2018

Baltic and International Maritime Council (BIMCO) has been a proponent for a carriage ban of non-compliant fuel (unless the ship has a scrubber) and is pleased to see it adopted with a start date of 1 March 2020, said a release from the international shipping association…

Carriage Ban Adopted to Implement Sulphur 2020 Limit

Oct 28, 2018

An amendment to support consistent implementation of the forthcoming 0.50% limit on sulphur in ships fuel oil was adopted by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) on Friday (26 October), during the current session of the Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC 73)…

Maritime Rule Change Stirs Fears of Diesel Shortage: Kemp

Oct 25, 2018

The International Maritime Organization (IMO) has so far resisted pressure to soften or postpone the implementation of new regulations requiring ships to use bunker fuels with a lower sulphur content from the start of 2020.That has prompted…

Petrofac Consortium Awarded USD 4bn Project in Thailand

Oct 24, 2018

Petrofac, the international oil and gas services provider, leading a consortium with Saipem  and Samsung Engineering, has received an award notification for Thai Oil Public Company Limited’s (Thai Oil) Clean Fuels Project on the East coast of Thailand…

Australia's Woodside China's ENN Join Hands

Oct 23, 2018

Australia’s Woodside Petroleum has signed a Cooperation Agreement with Chinese private sector gas distribution firm ENN Group under which the two companies will work together to explore a broad range of potential business opportunities.The Cooperation…

MethaShip Project Projects Methanol as Future Fuel

Oct 22, 2018

The Methanol Institute has welcomed the findings of the MethaShip research project which has concluded that renewable Methanol offers a long term solution for the industry’s ambitious carbon emission reduction strategy.The MethaShip partners…

Yanbu South Terminal Boost Export Capacity

Oct 21, 2018

The oil giant Saudi Aramco has competed the rehabilitation and upgrade project of the Yanbu South Terminal (YST), which adds an extra three million barrels per day of crude oil to its West Coast export capacity.Yanbu South Terminal, which is…

Arkas Bunkering, Sumitomo Corporation in LNG Bunkering Deal

Oct 21, 2018

Arkas Bunkering have signed a protocol with Japan-based Sumitomo Corporation for the use of liquefied natural gas (LNG) as bunker fuel in Turkish and nearby seas. As environmentally-friendly buildings, vessels and fuels have become more popular than ever…

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