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Indonesia Seizes Iran, Panama-flagged Vessels Citing Illegal Oil Transfer

Jan 25, 2021

Indonesia said its coast guard seized the Iranian-flagged MT Horse and the Panamanian-flagged MT Freya vessels over suspected illegal oil transfer in the country's waters on Sunday.Coast guard spokesman Wisnu Pramandita said the tankers, seized in waters off Kalimantan province, will be escorted to Batam island in Riau Island Province for further investigation.'The tankers, first detected at 5:30 a…

Three Ships Carrying US Ethanol Head to China

Mar 08, 2021

Three ships carrying ethanol were heading to China from the U.S. Gulf Coast, three trade sources told Reuters on Monday, a sign that ethanol exports from the United States to the country are increasing drastically.The shipments may surpass the total amount of U…

Venezuelan Oil Exports Rise on Larger Sales to Asia

Mar 02, 2021

Venezuela’s oil exports rose in February to over 700,000 barrels per day (bpd), their highest level in 10 months, pushed by more sales of fuel oil cargoes to new clients in Asian markets, according to Refinitiv Eikon’s tanker tracking data and documents…

Kawasaki Heavy Industries Aims to Replicate LNG Supply Chain with Hydrogen

Jan 26, 2021

Japan's Kawasaki Heavy Industries is aiming to replicate its success as a major liquefied natural gas (LNG) tanker producer with hydrogen, a key element that may help decarbonize industries and aid the global energy transition.A A$500 million ($385 million) pilot project…

LNG Shipping Rates from US Surge to Record Highs

Jan 12, 2021

The cost of shipping liquefied natural gas (LNG) from the United States to Asia hit a record high on Tuesday as appetite for the fuel from buyers there and delays through the Panama Canal reduced the amount of ships for hire.Freezing temperatures…

Sri Lanka: Fire-hit Tanker Towed Further Offshore as Wind Picks Up

Sep 10, 2020

The Sri Lankan navy has towed a fire-stricken supertanker further out to sea to keep it off the coast of the Indian Ocean island after the wind picked up strength and changed direction, a spokesman said on Thursday.The tanker, loaded with 2 million barrels oil…

Sri Lanka Douses Another Fire on New Diamond Tanker. Tows it to Deeper Water

Sep 09, 2020

The Sri Lankan navy said on Wednesday it had extinguished another fire on a stricken supertanker loaded with 2 million barrels of oil and is towing it to deeper water.The navy's disaster management team put out the fire that reignited on Monday on the MT New Diamond…

No Real Danger of Oil Spill from Burning Oil Tanker, Sri Lanka Navy Says

Sep 04, 2020

There is no real risk of a spill from a fully loaded supertanker that caught fire off the east coast of Sri Lanka, a senior official in the Indian Ocean nation's navy said on Friday.The fire that broke out in the engine room of the New Diamond…

US-China Cold War Would Redirect Energy Flows

Jul 29, 2020

Worsening diplomatic relations between the United States and China are putting a spotlight on their economic inter-dependency in the context of global supply chains for both technology and energy.Top policymakers in the United States and some of its closest allies…

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…

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…

Spring Oil Flood Causes Summer Queues in Chinese Ports

Jul 02, 2020

Chinese ports are struggling to unload record volumes of crude with storage tanks full after the country rushed to buy extra barrels during April's oil price crash, according to traders and shipping data seen by Reuters.More than 80 million…

Oil Barrels Come Off the Water as Storage Boom at Sea Fades

Jul 01, 2020

Tens of millions of barrels of crude and oil products stored on tankers at sea due to the coronavirus crisis are being sold, in a sign fuel demand is recovering as lockdowns ease, shipping sources say.Fuel demand tumbled as much 30% from March to May…

COSCO Orders Three LNG Carriers at Hudong-Zhonghua

Jun 30, 2020

Hudong-Zhonghua Shipbuilding Co, a unit of China State Shipbuilding Corp, has signed contract to construct three liquefied natural gas (LNG) carriers worth 3.9 billion yuan ($551.62 million), reported the state-backed Jiefang Daily on Tuesday…

China's Saudi Oil Imports Surge to All-time High

Jun 26, 2020

China's crude oil imports from Saudi Arabia nearly doubled in May from a year earlier to all-time high as refineries snapped up cheap fuel, while the kingdom retained its position as the top supplier to the world's biggest oil buyer.Arrivals from Saudi last month reached 9…

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