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Saudi-led Coalition Foils Remote Controlled Boat Attack

Oct 01, 2018

A Saudi-led military coalition fighting against Yemen's Houthi movement foiled an attack by two explosives-laden remote controlled boats deployed by the Houthis against Saudi Arabia's Jizan port, Saudi state news agency SPA reported on Sunday.“The Royal Saudi Navy Forces detected the movement of two remote control explosive boats headed to the port of Jizan. They were intercepted and destroyed... which has led to minimal damage…

Vietnam: Chinese Vessel Violated its Sovereignty

Jul 19, 2019

Vietnam on Friday accused a Chinese oil survey vessel and its escorts of violating its sovereignty and demanded that China remove the ships from Vietnamese waters.Vietnam and China have for years long been embroiled in a dispute over the potentially…

Saudis: Iran Created "Very Grave" Gulf Situation

Jun 20, 2019

Iran has created a grave situation and jeopardized global oil supplies with its aggressive behavior, Saudi Arabia's minister of state for foreign affairs said on Thursday, adding that the kingdom was consulting with allies on next steps.The…

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…

DNV GL Rolls-out Digital Hub in Singapore

Sep 04, 2018

DNV GL has launched a digital hub in Singapore as part of the transformation of the oil and gas, maritime and energy industries toward digitalization, including increased cyber security and smart infrastructure.The new Singapore hub is called Digital Consulting and Smart Cities…

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…

ABS Execs Discuss Key Maritime Topics in Singapore

Apr 27, 2018

ABS executives informed the industry conversation at Singapore Maritime Week, with presentations on the growing cyber security threat to maritime, new opportunities to take advantage of data, and the huge potential of LNG shipping for the region…

Philippines Eyes Exploration Deal with China in S.China Sea

Apr 09, 2018

The Philippines is looking to seal a pact with China within a few months to jointly explore for oil and gas in a part of the busy South China Sea waterway claimed by both countries, a Philippine official said on Monday. In February, the…

Houthis Attack Saudi Oil Tanker

Apr 04, 2018

An attack on a Saudi tanker by Yemen's Houthis will not hit oil supplies, Saudi Arabia's energy minister said on Wednesday, after the Iran-allied group said it had targeted a warship in response to an air strike that killed civilians. The Western-backed…

Oil Rises as Korea Talks Boost Confidence

Mar 06, 2018

IEA sees strong global oil demand growth to 2023. Oil rose on Tuesday, paring earlier losses after South Korea said it would hold a summit with North Korea for the first time in more than a decade, which investors took as a cue to sell the U…

Philippines, China Mull South China Sea Energy Cooperation

Mar 02, 2018

The Philippines on Friday identified two areas in South China Sea where joint exploration for oil and gas may be undertaken with China, including one in territory that both sides have argued over for years. The two countries have agreed…

Harsher Sanctions Needed Against Venezuela -OAS chief

Feb 20, 2018

OAS boss Almagro says regime 'has become more tyrannical.' U.S. weighs tougher sanctions after Tillerson tour. Sanctions should be stepped up against Venezuela's leaders and oil sector in response to the country's repressive political climate…

Merkel Sees No Threat in New Gas Pipe to Russia, Poland Disagrees

Feb 16, 2018

The planned Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline connecting Germany and Russia poses no threat to Europe's energy security, Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Friday, publicly disagreeing with her Polish counterpart.Poland, Ukraine and Baltic states fear…

Israel, Lebanon Argue over Offshore Block, Beirut Slams 'Threat'

Jan 31, 2018

Israel described as 'very provocative' on Wednesday a Lebanese offshore oil and gas exploration tender in disputed territory on the countries' maritime border, and urged international firms not to bid.Lebanese President Michel Aoun, whose country considers Israel an enemy state…

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