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Andeavor Shuts Washington Refinery Units Due to Disruption

Oct 11, 2018

Andeavor on Thursday said it has begun shutting various units at its 120,000 barrel-per-day Anacortes, Washington refinery due to a disruption in natural gas supply to the plant following an upset in a third party pipeline.* A fire on a 36-inch Enbridge Inc pipeline…

LNG Report: Floating Liquefaction & Regasification

Oct 11, 2018

International Maritime Associates has completed a 12-month study of the global market for floating gas liquefaction plants and floating LNG regasification terminals.   The 150+ page study, published by World Energy Reports, is the most detailed analysis yet made of this growing business sector…

Water at Fukushima Site is Still Radioactive

Oct 11, 2018

The owner of the Fukushima nuclear plant, destroyed by an earthquake and tsunami more than seven years ago, said water treated at the site still contains radioactive materials that for years it has insisted had been removed.The admission by…

Cyprus Seeks to Construct first LNG Import Terminal by 2020

Oct 11, 2018

Cyprus has invited bids for the development of the country's first liquefied natural gas (LNG) import terminal, which it wants to be ready by 2020, a notice posted on a government procurement site said this week.Cyprus depends almost entirely…

Shell Sees Nigeria Corruption Trial Lasting Many Months

Oct 11, 2018

Royal Dutch Shell expects a landmark corruption trial over a Nigerian oil deal to last many months, warning staff of continued critical media coverage in the $1.3 billion case, according to an internal memo seen by Reuters.Shell's Legal Director…

Angola Could Partially List Oil Company Sonangol

Oct 11, 2018

Angola, Africa's second largest crude producer, could partially list state oil company Sonangol, a spokesman for the ministry of mineral resources and oil said on Thursday.This follows comments by Mineral Resources and Oil Minister Diamantino Azevedo…

Statfjord A Platform Shut Due to Power Outage

Oct 11, 2018

A power outage has shut down production at Equinor's Stafjord A platform in the North Sea and a restart time was as yet unclear, a company spokesman said on Thursday.'We are still investigating the reasons of the power outage, which happened before midnight…

Rowan Sells Two Jack-up Rigs to ARO Drilling

Oct 10, 2018

Texas-based offshore drilling contractor Rowan Companies announced that it has concluded the sale of two LeTourneau TARZAN Class jack-up rigs, the Scooter Yeargain and the Hank Boswell, to ARO Drilling.The net economic impact of this transaction…

Venezuela Sets New Wages for Oil Workers

Oct 10, 2018

Venezuela on Wednesday increased wages for workers at state energy company PDVSA after employees staged small protests to decry meager salaries amid the OPEC nation's economic meltdown.Socialist President Nicolas Maduro in August unexpectedly…

Mexico Plans to Enforce Odebrecht Fines via Seizure

Oct 10, 2018

Mexico plans to enforce fines imposed on Odebrecht over corruption allegations by confiscating some $30 million owed by state oil company Pemex to the Brazilian firm, a top official at the public administration ministry said.Christian Ramirez…

Worker Found Dead at Bosnia Oil Refinery Hit by Blast

Oct 10, 2018

The powerful blast that rocked Bosnia's Brod oil refinery late on Tuesday has left one worker dead, officials said as they raised the figure for the number injured to nine.Firefighters put down the blaze at the plant's oil and gas processing…

Baker Hughes is Exploring Advanced Manufacturing with AFRC

Oct 10, 2018

The University of Strathclyde’s Advanced Forming Research Center (AFRC) and Baker Hughes, a GE company (BHGE), have joined forces to explore how some of the latest advanced manufacturing tools and processes can drive more efficient, smarter…

AGL LNG Import Project Slowed by Environment Review

Oct 10, 2018

Plans by Australia's AGL Energy to start importing liquefied natural gas from 2021 will be delayed after the state of Victoria called for the company and its pipeline partner to submit a full environmental assessment of their project.The review process typically takes nine to 12 months…

World's Top Traders Divided on Oil Outlook as Iran Sanctions Loom

Oct 10, 2018

The world's biggest trading houses said on Wednesday they saw oil prices not falling below $65 per barrel and possibly breaking above $100 next year as U.S. sanctions on Iran reduce crude exports from the Islamic republic.The range of views…

Japanese Firms Sign Deals to Buy from LNG Canada

Oct 10, 2018

Two Japanese companies have signed agreements to buy liquefied natural gas (LNG) cargoes from the LNG Canada project, Reuters reported.Toho Gas Co signed a basic agreement with a wholly-owned subsidiary of Mitsubishi Corp to buy up to four cargoes or about 0…

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