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Report: Venezuela Resumes Oil Shipments to China Despite U.S. Sanctions

Nov 27, 2020

Venezuela has resumed direct shipments of oil to China after U.S. sanctions sent the trade underground for more than a year, according to Refinitiv Eikon vessel-tracking data and internal documents from state company Petroleos de Venezuela (PDVSA).Chinese state companies China National Petroleum Corp (CNPC) and PetroChina - long among PDVSA's top customers - stopped loading crude and fuel at Venezuelan…

Sherrard Enhances Squire Patton Boggs Commodities and Shipping Capabilities

Jan 04, 2021

Squire Patton Boggs continued the expansion of its commodities and shipping capabilities with the addition of partner Kate Sherrard into its Financial Services Practice. She joins the firm from Clifford Chance where she was Head of the Asia…

Singapore Suspends Hin Leong Unit's Bunker Licenses

Oct 19, 2020

Singapore has suspended the licenses to sell ship fuel held by a subsidiary of defunct oil trader Hin Leong Trading Pte Ltd since it could no longer meet the licensing requirements, the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) said on Monday…

Founder of Singapore's Marine Fuel Supplier Charged in Shell Oil Theft Case

Oct 02, 2020

The founder of one of Singapore's biggest marine fuel suppliers has been charged for his involvement in a large-scale oil theft from Shell's refinery in the city-state, according to a charge sheet reviewed by Reuters.Pai Keng Pheng, the founder and managing director of Sentek Marine & Trading…

Report: Seven Xihe Holdings Tankers Up for Sale

Sep 17, 2020

The supervisor of Singaporean shipping group Xihe Holdings Pte Ltd has put seven oil tankers controlled by the company up for sale as part of efforts to recoup funds owed to creditors, three sources said on Wednesday.   Xihe Holdings is part of the Lim family business empire…

Second Arrest Warrant Issued for GP Global's Tanker

Sep 16, 2020

An Indian court has issued a second arrest warrant for a marine refueling tanker owned by troubled UAE oil trader GP Global after it failed to make payments to its ship manager, court documents showed.On Sept. 10, the High Court of the western Indian state of Gujrat granted the vessel manager's…

Hin Leong's Owners Move to Block OCBC from Picking at Shipping Units

Jul 29, 2020

The family that owns beleaguered Singaporean oil trader Hin Leong Trading (HLT) is seeking to block creditor OCBC's request to appoint overseers for the family's Xihe Holdings and four other subsidiaries to recoup its debt.Oversea Chinese Banking…

KPMG Flags Oil Trader ZenRock's Questionable Deals

Jul 14, 2020

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…

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…

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'…

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