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Hyundai to build 5 Oil Tankers for Bahri

  National Shipping Company of Saudi Arabia (Bahri), the exclusive oil-shipper for Saudi Aramco, has signed a deal to buy five very large crude tankers from ship builders Hyundai Heavy Industries,

Algeria's Sonatrach appoints new chief executive

  Algeria's state energy firm Sonatrach has named Amine Mazouzi as its new chief executive to replace interim head Said Sahnoun, who had been appointed less than a year ago,

Iran says OPEC Unlikely to Change Output Ceiling

  OPEC is unlikely to change its production ceiling when the group meets in June, Iran's Oil Minister Bijan Zanganeh said on Sunday, according to the semi-official Mehr news agency.

Solarworld Wants Duties on Chinese Solar Goods in U.S. Extended

  German solar manufacturer SolarWorld will apply to the United States for an extension of duties on Chinese panel imports that are due to end this year, weekly Euro am Sonntag said.

Sea Urchin Haven Disturbed by Oil Spill

  Stephanie Mutz makes a living plucking sea urchins from the Santa Barbara coast and selling the prickly treasure to upscale restaurants in Southern California.

5 Tunisian Migrants Die in Shipwreck

  At least five Tunisian migrants died on Saturday when their boat sailing to Italy capsized off the Tunisian coast, officials said. "A migrant boat carrying

Eskom Implements Rolling Power Cuts on Sunday

  South African power utility Eskom will cut as much as 1,000 megawatts from the national grid on Sunday because of a shortage of generating units, the company said,

Oil-coated Pelicans Being cleaned at Rehab Center

  Several petroleum-stained pelicans rescued from the blackened muck of California's latest oil spill spent the day on Friday being gently, painstakingly scrubbed

USCG Assists Sinking Vessel East of Nantucket

  The Coast Guard is responding to a fishing boat taking on water 130 miles east of Nantucket, Massachusetts, Saturday. At about 12:45 a.m., the fishing vessel

Viking Orders 2 Liebherr Cranes

  An LR 1300 with super lift equipment and an LR 1160 crawler crane will strengthen the fleet of Viking Cranes. The Tallinn-based company with branch offices

Red Tape, Industrial Relations Could Stifle LNG Potential

  Australia could develop the world’s most technologically advanced LNG industry, according to a report by Accenture. But if industry is to reach its potential

KPCT Launches New Gulf Service

  Containerized volumes are steadily increasing on the East Coast of India. Keeping pace with the growth, Krishnapatnam Port Co. Ltd. (KPCT) now offers a new service to the Gulf sector.

Alaska, Washington to build Arctic Icebreakers

  Senator Lisa Murkowski, Alaska, and Senator Maria Cantwell, Washington, have introduced a bill that would authorize the Navy to build up six icebreakers for use by the U.

BMT WBM Scientist Udy wins Kevin Smith Prize

  BMT WBM’s Brisbane-based Graduate Scientist, Danielle Udy, was recently awarded the Royal Geographical Society of Queensland 2014 Kevin Smith Prize for her honours research.

Activists damage habitat in Seattle bay during Shell oil protests

  Environmental activists who fanned out in small boats across a Seattle bay over the weekend in a protest over Royal Dutch Shell 's plans for Arctic oil exploration

Shell CEO Backs Fossil Fuels, Climate Change Warnings

  The world's fossil fuel reserves cannot be burned unless some way is found to capture their carbon emissions, Royal Dutch Shell Plc Chief Executive Officer Ben van Beurden said on Friday.

Severe Flooding Cuts Off Lone Road to Alaska's Oilfield

  Alaska's lone road to North Slope oil field operations remains closed for the third time in two months while emergency crews continue to redirect flooding from an adjacent river,

Pipeline Spill Could Hamper California Oil Projects

  Hundreds of barrels of oil that gushed from a ruptured coastal pipeline in scenic California this week could stiffen opposition to large oil projects that companies want to build in the state,

U.S. Senators Urge Obama to Block Arctic Oil Drilling

  A group of 18 mostly Democratic U.S. senators on Friday urged the Obama administration to stop Royal Dutch Shell's preparations for oil exploration in the Arctic,

Mayor Garcetti on Ratification of Port Labor Contract

  International Longshore and Warehouse Union members have ratified a five-year contract governing pay and work rules at 29 West Coast ports, including those of Los Angeles and Long Beach.

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