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Kenya Charges 9 Foreigners over Heroin Haul

Nine foreign nationals were charged in a Kenyan court on Thursday with trafficking the biggest ever single seizure of drugs at the Indian Ocean port of Mombasa.

Former MSC Manager Sentenced on Bribes Charges

Former Afloat Programs Manager at the United States Navy Military Sealift Command (MSC), Kenny E. Toy, was sentenced to 96 months in prison for receiving bribes, the U.

Ex-Yukos CFO Pleased with ECHR Damage Ruling

Bruce Misamore, former chief executive officer of now-defunct Russian oil producer Yukos, said on Thursday he was "very pleased" with a decision from Europe's top

FERC Approves Freeport LNG Export Project

U.S. federal regulators on Wednesday approved construction of Freeport LNG Development LP's liquefied natural gas export project in Texas. Freeport is the third U.

Shell: Force Majeure on Ukraine Project

Royal Dutch Shell said it has declared force majeure on an exploration project in Ukraine, which is close to the site where flight MH17 crashed, although it was

Oil India Bids for Murphy Oil's Malaysia Assets

ONGC to own 20 percent stake, Oil India 10 percent; Murphy invited bids for 30 pct stake in Malaysian assets. India's state-owned Oil & Natural Gas Corp and

Kurdish Crude Lightered, Destination Unknown

Part of a Kurdish oil cargo has been offloaded from a Greek-managed tanker into another tanker in the South China Sea, but mystery surrounds the identity of the

Africa Oil Prospectors Afren Suspend CEO, COO

London-listed oil explorer Afren Plc said its board had temporarily suspended Chief Executive Osman Shahenshah and Chief Operating Officer Shahid Ullah pending an investigation into payments,

Ship Hits Seawall at Full Speed: Fatigue Blamed

The account that follows is from the official report MA2014-1 of the Japan Transport Safety Board, edited & published by The Nautical Institute. In the early morning hours,

Growing American Shipping Bill Introduced by Garamendi

Congressman John Garamendi (D-CA-03), Ranking Member of the House Transportation and Infrastructure’s Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation Subcommittee, informs ot the introduction of  H.

Nevzlin Unlikely to Leave Yukos Fight

Nevzlin was partner with Khodorkovsky in Yukos; has said he will fight if Russia resists paying $50 bln claim. Former Yukos executive and top shareholder Leonid

Hess Plans IPO for Bakken Assets

Hess to form a MLP holding pipeline and other assets; file registration statement with regulators in Q4. Expects to launch an IPO in 1st-quarter of 2015. Oil

Orica Fined Heavily for Australian Pollution Incidents

Orica Australia Pty Ltd has been convicted and penalised $768,250 in relation to charges brought by the NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) for pollution

Canaveral Shipwreck Search Permit Granted to Seafarer's Quest

Research and recovery of historic shipwrecks experts Seafarer Exploration Corporation says that Seafarer's Quest, LLC has successfully been granted a three year

Maritime Attorney Named Partner by New Orleans Law Firm

The Lambert Firm in New Orleans says that Emily C. Jeffcott, Cayce C. Peterson, and Jeremy Z. Soso have been named partners in the firm. Of the three, Attorney Cayce C.

Höegh LNG Partners Launch IPO

  Höegh LNG Partners LP ("Partnership"), a Marshall Islands limited partnership formed by Höegh LNG Holdings Ltd. ("Company"), announced today that it has commenced an initial public offering of 9,

More Coverage Expected from New Federal Regs

Legislation passed on Tuesday, July 29, 2014 by the U.S. House of Representatives will bring a benefit to improve insurance coverage at lower cost to companies

Anadarko Profit Drops 76% on Settlement

Anadarko Petroleum Corp on Tuesday posted a 76 percent drop in profit due in part to a $5.15 billion payout to settle environmental pollution charges, though oil and natural gas production rose.

BP, Shell, Morgan Stanley Seek End of Oil Price-Fixing Lawsuit

BP Plc , Royal Dutch Shell Plc, Morgan Stanley and other companies urged a U.S. judge to dismiss nationwide litigation claiming they conspired for 12 years to fix prices of Brent crude oil,

Company Fined for Oil Spill Near Anacortes

Ecology issues $112,500 penalty for sunken vessel.   American Gold Seafoods faces a $112,500 penalty for an oil spill caused by the accidental sinking of its vessel,

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