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Qatar Petroleum to take over Export Marketing Business

 Qatar's petroleum products marketing company is to be integrated within Qatar Petroleum (QP) by the end of 2016 as the country cuts costs at state-owned enterprises

Niger Delta Avengers urge Nigeria's Buhari to Visit Oil Hub

The Niger Delta Avengers, a Nigerian militant group which has claimed responsibility for a series of attacks on oil facilities in the country's southern energy hub,

Harel in Talks with Noble to buy stake in Tamar Gas Field

Israeli insurer Harel said on Sunday it is in talks to buy up to 4 percent in the Tamar natural gas field from Texas-based Noble Energy . A final agreement has yet to be reached,

Expanded Panama Canal: Bigger ships, bigger paydays for beans, coal, gas

Bigger ships could mean bigger paydays for commodity producers when the expanded Panama Canal opens this weekend as they can utilise larger vessels more frequently

Peru Energy Company Reports Amazon Oil Spill

An oil spill in the Amazon region of Peru was detected on Friday night, state energy company Petroperu said in a statement on Saturday, adding that measures were

“Twiggy” Baker Wins BWT Puerto Escondido Challenge

Grant “Twiggy” Baker (ZAF) claimed victory today at the Puerto Escondido Challenge, besting a field of 24 of the world’s best big wave surfers in towering 20-to-35

TransCanada Formally Seeks Damages over Keystone XL Rejection

TransCanada Corp is formally requesting arbitration over U.S. President Barack Obama's rejection of the Keystone XL pipeline, seeking $15 billion in damages, the

Sick Man Medevaced 75 Miles off Nantucket

 A Coast Guard aircrew from Air Station Cape Cod medevaced a 55-year-old man Saturday afternoon after he was reported to have possibly suffered a heart attack 75 miles southeast of Nantucket.

Winners of International Seafarers' Welfare Awards

The winners of ISWAN's International Seafarers' Welfare Awards 2016 were announced on 24th June at a high-profile ceremony held in Manila, the Philippines. The

Blue Angels Resume Schedule

The U.S. Navy Blue Angels will return to its 2016 demonstration schedule July 2-4 in Traverse City, Mich., Commander, Naval Air Forces announced. The Blue Angels temporarily stood down,

RIMPAC Brings 26 Nations Together in Pacific

Twenty-six nations, 45 ships, five submarines, more than 200 aircraft and 25,000 personnel will participate in the biennial Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) exercise scheduled June 30 to Aug.

First Step Towards an Australian Green-fuel Biorefinery

Australia’s first ‘biorefinery’ capable of producing renewable diesel and jet fuels from plant material could become a reality in Queensland with support from the

Ovation Of The Seas Sets Sail From China

 Royal Caribbean christened their third Quantum class cruise ship, Ovation of the Seas, to huge fanfare in a ceremony in Tianjin, China.   The event marked the

HMS Ambush Docks in Gibraltar

 Navy nuclear submarine HMS Ambush yesterday steamed to Gibraltar – in a massive show of force against Spain.   The Spanish – emboldened by Britain’s Brexit vote

Indonesia Bans Ships for Philippines

 The Indonesian Government has banned vessels flying Indonesias flag from sailing to the Philippines following the latest hostage incident.   According to a report in AP,

Maritime Needs More Women Power

 United Nations  International Maritime Organization (IMO) Secretary- General Ki Tack Lim pushed for the increased involvement of women in the seafaring industry

More PPPs Needed to Enhance Dubai Maritime

 The Marine Advisory Council has met to discuss the best ways to continue leading the march to excellence pursued by the Dubai Maritime Authority in upgrading the

DMCA Showcases Local Maritime Leadership

 Dubai Maritime City Authority (DMCA) showcased Dubai's global maritime leadership in the presence of a high-level delegation from City of Glasgow College who commended

210 Ships Pass Through Suez Canal Last Week

 Suez Canal traffic data revealed that 210 ships transited the canal, with a total load of 12.8m tonnes, from 19 to 23 June.   An average of 42 ships transited the canal per day during that period,

Petron Malaysia says Supply Unaffected by Port Dickson fire

 Petron Malaysia said a fire broke out at its Port Dickson oil refinery on Friday, but there were no injuries or supply disruptions. The fire started at 2100

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