Environmental

Dredging Project to Protect Virginia Shoreline

Outer Continental Shelf sand will protect infrastructure, restore dunes and habitat   The U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) and Naval Air Station Oceana at Dam Neck,

Statoil Submits plan for Peregrino Phase II

  Following the sanction of the Peregrino phase 2 project in December, Statoil together with its partner Sinochem submitted the Plan of Development (PoD) to the National Agency of Petroleum,

BHP Billiton Donates for Cyclone Relief

  In response to the hardship experienced by local communities following Cyclone Marcia, BHP Billiton Sustainable Communities (BSC) today donated A$250,000 to

Sulphur Enforcement Begins in Denmark

  For the first time all 16 SECA countries met for the Danish Maritime Authority’s workshop on sulphur regulation enforcement. The leaving participants’ suitcases

River Levels Decreasing in Argentina

  River levels in Argentina are currently decreasing and they are expected to continue over the coming week. The bottleneck remains in the River Plate access channel,

Britain Should Appoint Ambassador to the Arctic

 The House of Lords Arctic Committee urged that UK should follow the example set by France, Singapore and Japan and appoint an Ambassador for the Arctic.   The

RoRo Ship Enters Operation for WWL

Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics welcomes into operation the M/V Thermopylae, the first of its new generation of Post Panamax HERO (High Efficiency RoRo) PCTC vessels.

Norway's Statoil Shuts Statfjord C Platform

Norwegian energy firm Statoil has shut its Statfjord C platform in the North Sea after discovering cracks in the platform, Norwegian daily Stavanger Aftenblad reported on Thursday.

Netherlands Hands Out Free Carbon Allowances to Industry

The Netherlands has begun distributing this year's quota of free carbon permits to industry, the Dutch Emissions Authority (NEA) said on Thursday. The allocation of EU Allowances (EUAs),

Google Invests $300 mln Residential Solar Projects

SolarCity Corp on Thursday said it created a $750 million fund to finance about 25,000 residential solar projects, with Google Inc investing nearly half the funding.

Downgrade to Petrobras’ Credit Rating

  Petrobras has made the following clarification with regard the downgrade to Petrobras’ debt rating announced yesterday (February 24) by Moody’s. The company

ABB Tops list of Patent Applications

  In 2014, ABB filed more patent applications in Europe than any other company in Switzerland, for the second consecutive year Zurich, Switzerland, February 26,

Maersk Publishes Sustainability Report

Having launched a new sustainability strategy last year, the Maersk Group has published its 2014 sustainability report, covering aspects of the group’s 2014 sustainability

Driving Operational Change with Data-driven Analytics

By Henrik Lano Reducing costs and improving performance   Real-time reporting and data analysis are key tools to understanding and improving complex operating

Lysblink Seaways to Be Towed to Shelter

Cargo ship Lysblink Seaways, which ran aground on Scotland’s west coast February 18, will be transported to shelter this afternoon after a successful ship-to-ship

WesPac to Build N. America’s First LNG Bunker Barge

WesPac Midstream LLC (WesPac), a provider of energy infrastructure and liquefied natural gas (LNG) solutions, and its affiliate Clean Marine Energy LLC (CME), the

Chief Engineer Sentenced for Pollution Violations

Chief U.S. District Judge Catherine C. Blake sentenced Noly Torato Vidad of the Philippines, the Chief Engineer of the cargo vessel M/V Selene Leader, to eight months in prison,

OSCC to Focus on Safety

OPITO Announces Date for 2015 Safety and Competence Conference. The “economics of safety at $50 oil” is the topic for this year’s OPITO Safety and Competence

Obama Vetoes Keystone Pipeline Approval Bill

President Barack Obama on Tuesday swiftly delivered on his vow to veto a Republican bill approving the Keystone XL oil pipeline from Canada, leaving the long-debated

Crowley Petroleum to Receive ECOPRO Award from WA State

Crowley Petroleum Services will be awarded the Exceptional Compliance Program (ECOPRO) award for excellence in marine safety and environmental stewardship from

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