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Tanker with Iraqi Kurdish Oil Anchors off Texas Port

  A tanker carrying crude oil from Iraqi Kurdistan was anchored near the Port of Galveston, Texas, and must undergo a routine safety inspection by the U.S.

Panama's Alfonso Castillero Moves to Liberian Registry

The Liberian Registry informs that Alfonso Castillero, former Director-General of the Panama Registry, has joined their organization as Vice-President. Castillero

BV Group Launches Maritime Pilot Phase

  Bureau Veritas Group Launched Maritime Pilot Phase for its Single Window for Foreign Trade in Togo. The ceremony took place in Lomé, under the patronage of the President of the Republic,

PMA & ILWU Talks Recessed until Aug. 4

  The International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) and the Pacific Maritime Association (PMA) today issued the following statement:   After several days of productive contract talks,

Kazakhstan's Energy Company Moves Towards Float

Kazakhstan's state-owned national energy company KazMunaiGas took a significant step towards a possible stock market flotation on Friday, confirming it had approached

Cause of S.Korea Ferry Businessman's Death Remains Unknown

 Yoo's body too badly decomposed to determine cause of death; mystery surrounding final days of de-factor owner of doomed ferry deepens. Yoo's son arrested in latest capture of family members.

House Subcommittee Hearing Highlights “Dismal State” of U.S. Icebreaking Capability

At the July 23, 2014, hearing of the House Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation on “Implementing U.S. Policy in the Arctic” the committee chairman, Rep.

Iraqi Kurdish Oil Nears US Port Despite Concern in Washington

A tanker carrying crude oil from Iraqi Kurdistan is just one day away from arriving at a U.S. port, according to ship tracking satellites, despite Washington's

Yemen Oil Flow Resumes After Pipeline Repair

Yemen resumed pumping crude oil through its main export pipeline on Thursday, an oil official said, after repairs took place under army protection and seven people

China's coal industry says times are hard, outlook worse

More than 70 percent of China's coal firms are making losses, the head of the coal industry association said on Thursday, with prices eroded by falling demand growth,

Strike Paralyzes Neuquen Oil & Gas Output

An oil workers' strike is paralyzing production of oil and natural gas in the Argentine province of Neuquen, an energy sector source told Reuters on Thursday. Argentina's

Repsol: Return Shareholders Money if No Acquisitions

Spain's Repsol will return cash to shareholders if it fails to identify a company or assets that meets its acquisition goals, Chief Financial Officer Miguel Martinez

Maritime NZ Oil Spill Response Review: Submissions

Maritime New Zealand (MNZ) says it invites submissions on its draft updated New Zealand Marine Oil Spill Response Strategy 2014 (the draft Strategy). The draft Strategy, (available at http://bit.

Petrobras Cleared of Wrongdoing in Refinery Deal

Brazil's top public prosecutor cleared board members of state-run oil company Petroleo Brasileiro SA of wrongdoing in approving the 2006 purchase of an oil refinery in Pasadena,

US Proposes New Rules for Crude Oil Rail Trasport

The U.S. Department of Transportation on Wednesday announced a comprehensive set of proposed rules for the safe rail transport of crude oil and certain other flammable materials, including ethanol.

EU: Tie Arctic Russian Tech Help to Ukraine Crisis

The European Union should not give Russia technical help to develop Arctic oil and gas fields if Moscow does not help to defuse the Ukraine crisis, EU Energy Commissioner

Itochu, Sumitomo's Australia Coal stake for Sale

Japan's Itochu Corp and Sumitomo Corp want to sell their stakes in two Australian coal mines and a coal terminal they co-own with Glencore PLC, two people familiar with the matter said on Wednesday.

Freeport Earnings Flat, "Encouraged" in Indonesia

Freeport-McMoRan Inc on Wednesday reported second quarter earnings that were little changed from a year earlier, and said it is "encouraged" by its discussions with the government of Indonesia.

EU Commission Agrees to 2030 Energy Savings Goal

The European Commission on Wednesday agreed to outline a 30 percent energy savings goal as part of a package of climate and energy policy for 2030, an EU source said on condition of anonymity.

Ruling in Yukos Suit Expected Monday

A group of shareholders in Yukos expect a ruling on Monday in a $100-billion claim against Moscow for expropriating the defunct Russian oil company that was controlled by Mikhail Khodorkovsky,

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