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Oil Tanker Hijacked for 2nd Time in 12 Months
Wednesday, November 30, 2022The B OCEAN was subject to a second hijack and fuel theft this year.

Top Headlines: Biden Requests $500MM for Strategic Petroleum Reserve
Saturday, November 26, 2022Check out some of Rigzone's top stories during the last week.

Oil Freight Boom Makes $1MM Waiting Bills More Common
Friday, November 25, 2022With soaring shipping costs comes soaring bills for ships doing nothing.

VIDEO: Man Medevaced from Oil Tanker Offshore Texas
Wednesday, November 23, 2022A 45-year-old man was medevaced from an oil tanker.

Jones Act Is Making The US Diesel Shortage Worse
Wednesday, November 23, 2022One of the main factors underpinning the price of diesel in the US is the Jones Act, making shipping fuel from one US port to another more expensive than sending it to Europe.

Pacific Zircon Style Incidents Dominated Indian Ocean Narrative in 2021
Tuesday, November 22, 2022Pacific Zircon style incidents dominated the Indian Ocean maritime security narrative last year.

Oil Freight at $100,000 Piles Pressure on Crude Markets
Tuesday, November 22, 2022Soaring shipping costs are piling pressure onto physical oil markets.

Offshore Oil and Gas Assets Face Increasing Cyber Risk
Tuesday, November 22, 2022According to federal officials, a successful cyberattack on offshore oil and gas infrastructure could cause physical, environmental, and economic harm.

Top Headlines: Gulf of Mexico an Area of Increasing Instability and More
Saturday, November 19, 2022Check out some of Rigzone's top stories during the last week.

What Happened in the Oil Market This Week?
Friday, November 18, 2022'Concerns over the global economy overtook potentially bullish geopolitical events this week'.

USA Lays Blame for Tanker Attack
Thursday, November 17, 2022'There is no justification for this attack'.

Turkish Move Adds Teeth to EU Sanctions on Russia Oil
Thursday, November 17, 2022Turkey is to demand that oil tankers passing through its key Bosphorus shipping strait must provide proof that they have adequate insurance.

Minor Damage to Pacific Zircon Tanker
Wednesday, November 16, 2022'There is some minor damage to the vessel's hull but no spillage of cargo or water ingress'.

AP Says Oil Tanker Hit by Drone Off Oman
Wednesday, November 16, 2022The ship was last seen signaling its position in the Gulf of Oman on Tuesday evening.

Norwegian Maritime Sector Jointly Sets Sights On Net-Zero
Tuesday, November 08, 2022Norwegian maritime cluster organizations have joined forces to push the maritime sector towards net zero emissions.

Russia Sends Oil Thousands Of Miles Through Arctic Circle Again
Tuesday, November 08, 2022Russia sent its second-ever crude oil shipment east through the Arctic Circle toward China, a route that could give the country a faster way to buyers in Asia.

Port Of Aberdeen South Harbor Development 60pct Done
Friday, November 04, 2022More than 60 percent of Port of Aberdeen's $452 million South Harbor development is now operational.

Unwanted Russian Oil Piles Up on Ships Anchored Near Singapore
Sunday, October 30, 2022A fleet of tankers filled with Russian fuel oil have anchored near Singapore and Malaysia.

Drone-Driven Explosions Occur Near Crude Oil Tanker
Wednesday, October 26, 2022Two 'drone-driven' explosions occurred in 'close proximity' to the tanker.

There Is No USA Crude Going to France for the First Time in 4 Years
Sunday, October 23, 2022For the first time in four years, there's no US crude getting exported to France.

BOEM Announces Next Steps for Oil and Gas Leasing
Friday, October 21, 2022The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management has announced the next steps for oil and gas leasing on the Outer Continental Shelf.

Lebanon and Israel Reach Historic Maritime Border Deal
Tuesday, October 18, 2022The development 'promises to usher in a new era of prosperity and stability in the Middle East'.

Russia Sanctions Spur Buying Frenzy for Ice-Breaking Tankers
Friday, October 14, 2022The cost of oil tankers that can navigate icy waters has surged.

Turkey Deal Escalates Tensions in the Med
Wednesday, October 12, 2022The agreement has escalated tensions in the Mediterranean.

France Refinery Strike Opens Door for More USA Exports to Asia
Tuesday, October 11, 2022Asian refiners snapped up at least 12 million barrels of US crude oil in the past two weeks.

Nord Stream Leaks Caused by Detonations
Thursday, October 06, 2022Officials are analyzing evidence collected at the site.

Valaris Announces Several Oil Major Deals
Thursday, October 06, 2022Valaris Limited (NYSE: VAL) has announced several new contracts and contract extensions.

USCG Ends Search for Man Who Fell Off Platform Near Corpus Christi
Wednesday, October 05, 2022The U.S. Coast Guard has announced that it has ended its search.

Work on Decaying FSO Safer Expected to Begin Soon
Tuesday, October 04, 2022Safer holds an estimated 1.14 million barrels of light crude oil.

Samskip Chooses Value Maritime Tech To Cut Vessel Emissions
Tuesday, October 04, 2022Aiming to not only cut emissions from its vessels but also put CO2 to the forefront, Samskip has picked Value Maritime's Filtree solution for a pair of its container ships.

VIDEO: SEE MONSTER Awakens
Monday, October 03, 2022SEE MONSTER is a retired North Sea rig that has been transformed into a public art installation.

Satellites Capture First Images of Nord Stream Methane Leaks
Sunday, October 02, 2022Satellite analysis has revealed the first images of the massive methane plumes.

Top Headlines: Majors Shut-In Production Due to Hurricane Ian and More
Saturday, October 01, 2022Check out some of Rigzone's top stories during the last week.

Intelligence Co Provides Black Sea Update
Wednesday, September 28, 2022Dryad Global publishes its latest Maritime Security Threat Advisory.

Several Leaks Found in Nord Stream Pipelines
Wednesday, September 28, 2022The leaks were described as very large.

PSA Flags Drone Activity Offshore Norway
Wednesday, September 28, 2022The organization urged increased vigilance by operators and vessel owners on the NCS.

Major Hurricane Expected in Gulf of Mexico This Week
Monday, September 26, 2022Ian is expected to be a major hurricane.

Boaty McBoatface Begins End of Life Oilfield Research
Thursday, September 22, 2022The National Oceanography Centre has begun conducting research with robot submarine Boaty McBoatface on end-of-life oilfields.

Vessel Boarded by Sea Robbers
Wednesday, September 21, 2022The vessel was boarded by sea robbers armed with guns and knives.

Typhoon Muifa Hits Another Vessel
Tuesday, September 20, 2022'Fortunately, no one was injured'.

Where Is the Most Dangerous Offshore Region for Oil, Gas Right Now?
Tuesday, September 20, 2022'Stay vigilant and keep a good visual and radio watch'.

Vessel Shortage Makes Soaring Shipping Costs New Energy Threat
Tuesday, September 20, 2022Costs for shipping energy are surging.

Typhoon Sees FPSO Drift Off Quayside
Monday, September 19, 2022The mooring lines of the FPSO became compromised during Typhoon Muifa.

Onshore Crude Oil Inventories Seem to be at Inflection Point
Tuesday, September 13, 2022Onshore crude oil inventories have been tightening.

Greek Coast Guard Fires Warning Shots Near Turkish Island
Tuesday, September 13, 2022This is the latest escalation in tensions between Turkey and Greece.

64,000 Ton Oil Tanker Runs Aground in Suez Canal
Friday, September 02, 2022A 64,000-ton oil tanker named 'Affinity V' ran aground in the Suez Canal.

USA Navy Says It Foiled Iranian Attempt to Capture Sea Drone
Wednesday, August 31, 2022The US Navy said it thwarted an attempt by Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps to capture an unmanned American vessel in the oil-rich Persian Gulf.

Iran May Drain Offshore Oil Cache If Deal Reached
Monday, August 29, 2022'Iran has built up a sizable flotilla of cargoes that could hit the market fairly soon'.

Yemen Company Pledges $1.2MM For UN Supertanker Operation
Friday, August 26, 2022HSA Group's contribution is the first committed by a private sector organization.

Mystery Supertanker Awaits Fate After Seizure
Thursday, August 25, 2022An oil supertanker that Nigeria tried to seize has been stuck off the coast of nearby Equatorial Guinea.