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Frontline Sees Opportunity in Tanker Market

Aug 27, 2019

So far in 2019, 41 VLCCs have been added to the global fleet compared to three vessel demolitions, said  the world's largest oil tanker shipping company Frontline Ltd.An additional 33 VLCCs are scheduled to be delivered in 2019 with 43 more to follow in 2020 before the order-book declines sharply.It is important to note that both the VLCC and Suezmax tanker order book as a percentage of the total fleet are at the lowest levels seen in over 20 years…

Cosmo Oil Builds IMO-compliant Fuel Stocks at Chiba Port

Sep 09, 2019

Japan’s third-largest oil refining company, Cosmo Oil, , has started building stocks of very-low-sulfur fuel oil (VLSFO) for supply to domestic marine fuel markets from next month (October 2019) ahead of the IMO 2020 mandate requiring ships globally to reduce their bunker fuel sulfur content to 0…

Naquin Join HENDERSON

Aug 27, 2019

Drilling rigs and equipment firm HENDERSON said it has named Chris Naquin as senior business development manager.His job responsibilities will include building and maintaining relationships with drilling contractors to service their fabrication…

Russia's Rosneft Tenders Marine Fuel Cargos in Euros

Aug 26, 2019

Top Russian oil producer Rosneft has put up marine fuel cargos for sale with the euro as the default currency, a tender document showed on Monday, in line with its plan to sell oil products in the single currency instead of the U.S. dollar.Rosneft said it had tendered to sell up to 70…

Concordia Expects Stong Tanker Market

Aug 16, 2019

During the first half of 2019, the tanker markets produced voyage result per day levels that exceeded the corresponding period in the slump year 2018 by 50-100 percent, said Concordia Maritime.The Swedish international tanker shipping company's…

Neste Launches IMO 2020 Compliant Fuel

Aug 16, 2019

Finland-based refiner Neste Corporation will begin to sell a low-sulfur marine fuel in northwest Europe in the fourth quarter of 2019.From January 1, 2020, the International Maritime Organization (IMO) will enforce a 0.5% global sulfur cap on fuel content for areas currently with 3…

Kinder Morgan Invest $170Mln in Houston Ship Channel

Aug 16, 2019

Houston pipeline operator Kinder Morgan (KMI) plans to invest $170 million in various expansion projects along the Houston Ship Channel.The investment will increase efficiency, add product liquidity, and enhance blending capabilities at its Pasadena and Galena Park terminals…

PetroLogistics Contract Goes to McDermott

Aug 12, 2019

Texas-based PetroLogistics II, a portfolio company of Quantum Energy Partners, has awarded McDermott International, Inc. a contract to provide front-end engineering design (FEED) services for a new U.S. Gulf Coast propane dehydrogenation (PDH) plant…

Qatar Invests in US Midstream Crude firm

Aug 09, 2019

Qatar's sovereign wealth fund Qatar Investment Authority (QIA) has purchased a significant stake in US-based Oryx Midstream Services, the largest privately held crude midstream provider in the Permian Basin.The stake was acquired from an affiliate of Stonepeak Infrastructure Partners…

U.S. Crude Stockpiles Unexpectedly Rise - EIA

Aug 07, 2019

U.S. crude stocks rose last week, while gasoline and distillate inventories also rose, the Energy Information Administration said on Wednesday.Crude inventories rose by 2.4 million barrels in the last week, compared with analysts' expectations for a decrease of 2…

Petrobras Posts Highest-ever Quarterly Profit

Aug 02, 2019

Brazilian state-run oil firm Petroleo Brasileiro SA posted its highest ever quarterly profit on Thursday and handily beat analysts' estimates, thanks in large part to billions of reais in asset sales.In a securities filing, Petrobras, as the firm is commonly known…

MOL Group On Track to Meet 2019 Guidance

Aug 01, 2019

Hungarian international oil and gas company MOL Group delivered an EBITDA of USD 1.15bn in H1 2019, exactly half of the full-year 2019 guidance.Upstream EBITDA was 10% lower in H1 2019 at USD 553mn, as higher volumes were more than offset by lower oil and gas prices…

Kinder Morgan: Bankrupt Refiner Owes $1.5 mln

Aug 01, 2019

Kinder Morgan Liquids Terminals LLC says Philadelphia Energy Solutions failed to make payments for fuel storage and other services totaling nearly $1.5 million since December, roughly seven months before the Pennsylvania refiner filed for bankruptcy…

Exxon Faces Local Lawsuit over Refinery Fire

Aug 01, 2019

Exxon Mobil Corp was hit with a lawsuit on Thursday over pollution from a fire at the company's Baytown Olefins Plant, according to an attorney for Harris County, Texas, which filed the suit.The fire was being investigated by federal and state agencies…

KBR Wins Aramco Offshore Contract

Jul 31, 2019

American engineering company KBR, Inc., announced that it has been awarded a project management contract by Saudi Aramco to provide project management services for Saudi Aramco's offshore program.KBR will provide project management and engineering…

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