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Japan's First LNG Bunkering Vessel to Launch in 2020

Jul 06, 2018

Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Chubu Electric Power, Toyota Tsusho, and Nippon Yusen KK said on Friday that their joint venture has placed an order for a liquefied natural gas (LNG) bunkering vessel with Kawasaki Heavy Industries. The vessel, which…

Oil Slips, Weighed by Saudi Output, Trade Spat

Jul 06, 2018

U.S. crude inventories rise unexpectedly; U.S. implements tariffs on Chinese goods on Friday. Oil slipped below $77 a barrel on Friday, under pressure from higher Saudi production and trade tensions between the United States and China, despite support from oil supply disruptions…

Shell CEO: "foolhardy" to Set Carbon Reduction Targets

Jul 05, 2018

CEO says a target will expose Shell to lawsuits; BP has also taken cautious approach on targets. Royal Dutch Shell's boss said it would be 'foolhardy' for the oil and gas producer to set hard targets to reduce carbon emissions as it risked exposing the energy giant to legal challenges…

As Mexico Oil Sector Sputters, Crime and Violence Rattle Industry Towns

Jun 28, 2018

Until recently, Edgar Barrera enjoyed a life many Mexicans could only hope for. In a few short years, the 36-year-old bookkeeper rose from handyman to white-collar worker at what seemed to be one of the most stable companies in Latin America: state-owned oil firm Pemex…

Total, Singapore's Pavilion Energy Sign LNG Ship Fuel Supply Chain Deal

Jun 26, 2018

Total and Singapore's Pavilion Energy have signed a non-binding deal through their subsidiaries to develop a liquefied natural gas (LNG) bunker supply chain in the port of Singapore, the companies said in a joint statement on Tuesday.Total Marine Fuels Global Solutions…

ExxonMobil Mulls "multi-billion" Dollar Singapore Refinery Expansion

Jun 26, 2018

ExxonMobil said on Tuesday it plans to make a final investment decision in 2019 on what it called a 'multi-billion dollar' project that would expand its clean fuel and lubricant output at its Singapore refinery. The project is aimed at increasing…

LNG to Benefit Philippines, Says ADB Energy Expert

Jun 21, 2018

The Philippines stands to benefit from introducing liquefied natural gas (LNG) to support power generation and making it part of its energy mix, the government's Philippine News Agency reported quoting  an energy sector expert for the Asian Development Bank (ADB)…

Coal Soars on Rising Demand from Asia

Jun 07, 2018

Coal prices in Asia are being driven to multi-year highs by a rare combination of simultaneous demand growth in the region's top four importers.Depending on the price used, thermal coal is either close to a two-year high or near the strongest in six years as China…

New LNG Contract Framework to Spur 'Oil-like' Trading Model

Jun 07, 2018

Introduction of GTC contracts could spur trading, cut costs; traders say existing system inefficient and tedious. A new umbrella contract meant to streamline trading of liquefied natural gas (LNG), bogged down in red tape and wrangling over terms…

China Could Meet Emissions Pledge Earlier Than Expected

May 23, 2018

China emissions could peak before 2030. China's top climate envoy on Wednesday said the country could meet its pledge to cap carbon emissions ahead of its target of around 2030, while a senior environmental official said plans for a carbon market were on track despite ministerial restructuring…

Zero Emission Ships: Comparing Fuel Choices

May 16, 2018

There's a new report out from the Sustainable Shipping Initiative (SSI) -- authorted by Lloyds Register (LR) and University Maritime Advisory Services (UMAS) -- that examines different fuel options and costs as increasingly the world's oceangoing fleet is pushed toward decarbonization…

ADNOC to Supply First Oil Cargo for Indian Emergency Reserve

May 11, 2018

Abu Dhabi National Oil Co (ADNOC) will supply the first oil cargo for India's strategic petroleum reserve (SPR) over the weekend, an Indian government statement said, becoming the first foreign company to lease storage in the country.India,…

Iran: New Sanctions Won't Stop its Oil Industry

May 07, 2018

The Iranian oil industry will continue to develop even if the United States pulls out of the 2015 Iran nuclear deal, and Tehran would see the accord as operational as long as it can sell oil, the Oil Ministry website quoted senior officials as saying on Monday…

Vivo Energy IPO Launches with 2 bln Pound Valuation

May 04, 2018

Largest Africa-focused IPO since 2005; Vivo to join FTSE 250 index. Vivo Energy PLC launched on the London Stock Exchange on Friday with a valuation of nearly 2 billion pounds ($2.7 billion), the largest London IPO so far this year and the largest Africa-focused IPO in more than a decade…

Petrobras Seeks Partnerships

Apr 28, 2018

Petrobras informs that it has started the disclosure stage of two divestment opportunities (Teasers) related to the sale of its interest in refining and logistics in Northeast and South regions of Brazil. Petrobras intends to sell 60% of its equity interest in each of these new companies…

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