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Iraq to Appeal US Court Decision on Kurdish Oil

The Iraqi oil ministry said on Thursday it would challenge a U.S. court decision that stopped U.S. Marshals from seizing some one million barrels of disputed Kurdish oil docked near Texas.

Oil company Afren Suspends Associate Directors

Oil company Afren Plc said its board suspended associate directors Iain Wright and Galib Virani from the company for receiving unauthorised payments. Shares

Italy to Complete Eni, Enel Sales by December

The Italian government is on course to sell stakes in energy groups Enel and Eni and to transfer its holding in chip maker STMicroelectronics by the end of the year,

PetroChina Q2 Profit Jumps

Net profit rises to 33.9 billion yuan vs 29.5 billion; PetroChina says aims to make Athabasca payment soon. PetroChina, the country's top oil and gas producer which also owns refineries,

USCG Shares Safety Tips for Labor Day, Riverfest

Labor Day weekend marks the unofficial end of the boating season and is known as one of the busiest recreational boating weekends on the Ohio River. With approximately 2,

Wishful Thinking From Across the Pond

European Shipowners Pursue Softening of the Jones Act   Just last month, the Secretary General of the European Community Shipowners’ Association (ECSA) opined

Iraq's Southern Oil Exports Fall in August

Iraq's oil exports from its southern terminals so far in August have fallen by about 140,000 barrels per day, according to loading data and industry sources, dropping

Legislation Signed for Ports Upgrades

Today, Governor Brown signed AB 2395 Legislation. The bill was co-authored by Bonnie Lowenthal chair of the Assembly Transportation Committee and the Select Committee

Ukraine: Russia Planning to Block EU Gas

Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseny Yatseniuk said on Wednesday that Kiev knew of plans by Russia to halt gas flows this winter to Europe. "The situation in (Ukraine's) energy sector is difficult.

Pariah Containership Banned from Australian Ports

The Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) informs that it has issued a direction to the container ship 'Vega Auriga' (IMO 9347786) that prohibits the ship

RN Warship Intercepts Caribean Drug Smugglers

Royal Navy warship HMS Argyll has seized £21 million worth of cocaine after a 12-hour pursuit across the Caribbean, informs the Ministry of Defence. Sailors then

US Court Rules for Groups Defending Historic Site from Coal Mining

A U.S. appeals court ruled Tuesday in favor of environmental groups fighting to protect the site of a historic 1920s-era labor battle between miners and companies

Exxon Mobil to Pay $1.4m Penalty for Louisiana Oil Spill

An Exxon Mobil Corp unit has agreed to pay $1.4 million to resolve U.S. government claims over a 2012 crude oil spill in Louisiana, the U.S. Justice Department said on Tuesday.

Mexican Economy Ministry Slams US Sugar Decision

Mexico's Economy Ministry said on Tuesday a preliminary decision by the United States to impose anti-subsidy import duties on Mexican sugar was a setback in trade

US to Set Anti-subsidy Duties on Mexican Sugar

The United States is set to slap anti-subsidy import duties on Mexican sugar after a preliminary decision expected to be formally annouced later on Tuesday, the

Japanese Court Rules Against Nuclear Operator

Japan district court rules Tepco responsible for woman's suicide. Tepco ordered to pay 49 mln yen ($472,000) compensation. The operator of Japanese nuclear reactors

OP/ED: The State of Piracy

Piracy’s gone away, right? You’d be forgiven for thinking that.   The predominant narrative for the Indian Ocean is that Piracy has been suppressed to an extent

Norsea Group Makes Long-term UK Commitment

  NorSea Group (UK) Limited is making a major, long-term commitment to the UK with the announcement that it will take over operatorship of Smith Quay and Embankment

RWE Files Suit against Germany over Biblis Reactor Closure

RWE said on Monday it will seek damages from Germany to compensate for losses caused by a government-imposed moratorium on nuclear power stations in 2011 in the wake of the Fukushima disaster.

Libyan Boat Sinks: Perhaps Plus 250 Lost

More than 250 migrants may have died when a boat sank a kilometre (half a mile) off the Libyan coast, a coastguard official said on Sunday. "We believe there

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