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Keppel Rejects Awilco Drilling's Rig Contract Termination. Ponders Legal Action

Jun 09, 2020

Singapore's offshore rig builder Keppel is considering taking legal action against Awilco Drilling after the drilling company on Monday said it had terminated a rig construction contract with Keppel.Awilco Drilling said Monday that its subsidiary Awilco Rig 1 (AR1) had notified Keppel FELS that it had exercised its contractual termination right under a newbuilding contract between KFELS and AR1 for the construction of the semi-submersible drilling rig…

KPMG Flags Oil Trader ZenRock's Questionable Deals

13 hours ago

ZenRock Commodities Trading Pte Ltd is unlikely to continue its core oil trading businesses in the long term, its court-appointed supervisor KPMG Services said in a report that also raised concerns over transactions by the Singapore-based trader…

Ocean Tankers' Supervisor to Start Restructuring Talks with Owners

Jul 10, 2020

EY, the court-appointed supervisor for Ocean Tankers Pte Ltd (OTPL), has proposed two restructuring options to the shipping company's owners and could meet with them as early as next week to discuss the plans, according to an EY report seen by Reuters…

China Grants Zheijang First Private Fuel Export License

Jul 09, 2020

China has granted Zhejiang Petroleum & Chemical Co (ZPC) a license to export refined oil products, making it the first private oil refiner to win such permission, two sources with knowledge of the matter said on Thursday.The license would allow…

Malaysia to Sue EU Over Palm Biofuel Restrictions

Jul 01, 2020

Malaysia, the world's second-largest palm oil producer, will take legal action against the European Union's restrictions on palm oil-based biofuels with the World Trade Organization (WTO), calling the policy a 'discriminatory action.'Plantation…

China to Boost Energy Reserve Capacity, Support Unconventional Gas Exploration

May 22, 2020

China said on Friday it will bolster the capacity of the country's energy reserves and offer lower gas and electricity charges to key industries, as it looks to ensure energy supply and offset the impact of the coronavirus pandemic.In energy announcements on the first day of the parliament…

Ocean Tankers Placed Under Court-appointed Supervisor

May 12, 2020

Two EY executives in Singapore have been appointed interim judicial managers of Ocean Tankers, the accounting firm said on Tuesday, following a Singapore court hearing to consider the shipping company's request to appoint independent managers…

Diamond Offshore Sues Beach Energy for Terminating Drilling Contract

Apr 27, 2020

Bankrupt Diamond Offshore Drilling Inc has sued Australian oil and gas producer Beach Energy Ltd for abruptly terminating a $65 million drilling contract.Beach Energy ended the agreement, claiming Diamond Offshore missed a 'contractual milestone to deliver the rig'…

Sembcorp Begins Proceedings Against Hin Leong Affiliate

Apr 27, 2020

Sembcorp Industries on Monday said its Sembcorp Cogen unit had begun legal proceedings to assert ownership over some gasoil reserves stored in tanks at Singapore's Universal Terminal, partly owned by oil trader Hin Leong Trading Pte Ltd.Just last week…

Bank Seeks Impounding of Ocean Tankers' Ships

Apr 20, 2020

India's ICICI Bank is seeking the impounding of two vessels operated by Ocean Tankers (Pte) Ltd, a unit of Singapore oil-trading company Hin Leong Trading Pte Ltd (HLT), an ICICI source said on Monday.The tankers, Wu Yi San and Chang Bai San…

Former China Energy Chief Jailed for Life

Dec 02, 2019

Former head of China's National Energy Administration Nur Bekri has been sentenced to life in prison for accepting bribes, China's Supreme People's Court said on Monday.The court said in a statement published on Chinese social media platform Weibo that Bekri confessed his crimes while on trial…

Sarawak Seeks to Recoup Tax from Petronas

Nov 21, 2019

Malaysia's state of Sarawak filed a writ summons and statement of claim against national energy firm Petroliam Nasional Bhd on Thursday to recover taxes owed, according to media reports.National news agency Bernama reported that the company…

Chevron, Thailand in Dispute Over Decom Tab

Sep 26, 2019

U.S. energy major Chevron Corp has opted to continue negotiations with Thailand rather than seek arbitration to resolve a dispute over who should pay for removing offshore oil and gas platforms, the company told Reuters on Wednesday.Thailand…

Tax Breaks Approved for Russia's Largest Oilfield

Sep 12, 2019

Russia's finance ministry has in principle approved tax breaks for developing the Priobskoye oilfield, Russia's largest, to oil giants Rosneft and Gazprom Neft, Alexei Sazanov, head of the ministry's tax department said on Thursday.He added…

Mexico, Pemex to Hedge Oil Output

Sep 09, 2019

The Mexican government has said in its 2020 budget proposal that it will maintain a strategy of hedging its oil output against lower prices.Mexico’s state oil company Pemex will also continue a similar but separate hedging program. Mexico’s…

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