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Oil Bidding War Underway Among Asian Refiners
Tuesday, November 17, 2020Buying interest across Asia for crudes from Russia, the US and the Middle East has been strong.

Production Shut In at Catcher After Fire
Friday, November 13, 2020Premier Oil (OTCMKTS: PMOIY) revealed Thursday that a fire broke out onboard the Catcher FPSO on November 9, which resulted in production being shut in.

Refiner Gets Creative to Combat Fuel Glut
Friday, November 13, 2020China's biggest refiner is eyeing a creative strategy to help rid Asia of a persistent diesel glut.

Armed Pirates Approach Oil Tanker
Tuesday, November 10, 2020Reporting indicates that the Marshall Islands flagged oil tanker M/T Wesley was approached while underway off Bayelsa State.

Aberdeen Services Provider Bags UKCS Deal
Tuesday, November 03, 2020Global E&C revealed Monday that it has been awarded an engineering and modification support services contract for Bluewater's Floating Production Storage and Offloading assets in the UK Continental Shelf.

Biden Tries to Downplay Climate Plan Fallout
Sunday, November 01, 2020Check out this look back at some of the most viewed downstream-related articles on Rigzone from the past week.

CVX in $735MM Shale Deal and More
Saturday, October 31, 2020Here are some of Rigzone's top upstream stories during the last week, just in case you missed them...

Petronas Investigating Vessel-Rig Collision
Thursday, October 29, 2020Petronas has announced that investigations are ongoing into the cause of the incident involving the MV Dayang Topaz vessel, which collided with platform structures at the Baram field on October 27.

Ship Collides with Platform
Tuesday, October 27, 2020The Dayang Topaz ship has collided with the Baram B oil rig platform, the Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency has revealed in a series of social media updates.

Oil Tanker Incident on English Channel
Monday, October 26, 2020The Hampshire Constabulary has confirmed that a maritime security incident took place on the oil/chemical tanker Nave Andromeda off the coast of the Isle of Wight on Sunday.

Seized Iranian Gasoline Arrives in New Jersey
Tuesday, October 13, 2020A cargo of Iranian gasoline that was seized by the US has arrived in New Jersey, escalating a legal battle over who is its rightful owner.

Data Show Surge in September Saudi Oil Exports
Friday, October 02, 2020Saudi Arabia increased oil shipments in September, offsetting lower flows from the United Arab Emirates.

Israel and Lebanon Plan Maritime Border Talks
Thursday, October 01, 2020The dispute has hobbled exploration in the energy-rich waters of the eastern Mediterranean.

Fuel Flotilla Heads to Venezuela
Monday, September 28, 2020Following years of mismanagement and operational neglect, PDVSA is unable to supply the country with gasoline.

Inconceivable Practice Takes Hold in 2020
Sunday, September 27, 2020Check out this recap of popular downstream-related articles on Rigzone from the past week.

Iran Opens Naval Base Along Oil Chokepoint
Thursday, September 24, 2020Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps opened a new naval base along one of the world's busiest oil transit routes.

Libya NOC to Reopen Third Oil Port
Wednesday, September 23, 2020Libya's state oil company reopened another port, the third to resume operation in less than a week, as a political truce takes hold.

Jet Fuel Finds Once Unthinkable Home
Monday, September 21, 2020The fuel that powers passenger planes is normally among the most expensive oil products.

Venezuela Imports Iranian Crude Despite US Sanctions
Monday, September 14, 2020An oil tanker is discharging Iranian condensate for Venezuela as both countries continue to avoid US sanction tripwires.

Oil Traders Snap Up Tankers
Friday, September 11, 2020Some of the world's biggest oil traders are getting ready for the possible resurgence of a coronavirus-induced glut of crude and fuels.

Trafigura Envisions East Africa Supply Hub
Wednesday, September 09, 2020Trafigura Group Pte Ltd reported Monday that it plans to transform a Somaliland oil terminal into a regional supply hub.

Oil Tanker Fire Reignites
Tuesday, September 08, 2020The blaze on the MT New Diamond oil tanker has reignited, the Sri Lanka navy revealed on Monday.

Floating Storage Comeback Would Be Bad News for OPEC+
Tuesday, September 08, 2020An oil trade that only works when the market is glutted may be about to make a comeback.

Oil Tanker Fire Doused
Monday, September 07, 2020The fire onboard the MT New Diamond crude oil tanker has been completely doused, the Sri Lanka navy has revealed.

Saudi Oil Volumes to US Could Stay Low
Sunday, September 06, 2020Here are some of the past week's most popular downstream-related articles on Rigzone.

Oil Tanker Off Venezuela at Risk of Sinking
Thursday, September 03, 2020Venezuela reportedly is finding it difficult to secure a vessel on which to empty an oil tanker at risk of sinking off its coast because of U.S. sanctions.

Sale of Suspect Gasoline Wins US Court Approval
Monday, August 31, 2020A legal battle over a gasoline cargo appears to have ended with a court-ordered sale.

Sustainable Masterplan to Generate Jobs
Thursday, August 27, 2020Orkney Harbours officially launched a $303 million infrastructure vision on Thursday.

IMO Fuels Uncertainty Contributes to Ship Order Slump
Thursday, August 27, 2020Ship owners face paying more for cleaner fuel, retrofitting ships with pollution-reducing scrubbers or even ordering new vessels.

BP to Sell GOM Telecoms Network
Tuesday, August 25, 2020Offshore communication network provider Tampnet has agreed to purchase an offshore fiber cable system from BP.

China Gears Up for Record Breaking US Crude Haul
Friday, August 21, 2020U.S. oil exports to China are set to reach a record next month.

Turkey Confronts EU with New Energy Survey
Tuesday, August 18, 2020Turkey dispatched a drilling ship to an area off the southwestern coast of Cyprus on Tuesday.

Oil Up Ahead of OPEC+ Review
Monday, August 17, 2020Oil edged higher ahead of an OPEC+ gathering this week to assess its supply deal.

Phase 3 of Giant Brazil Project Launched
Monday, August 17, 2020Total SE announced Monday that it and its partners have decided to launch the third phase of the 'giant' Mero project.

Tehran Says Targeted Tankers Held Iranian Fuel
Monday, August 17, 2020Four tankers whose cargoes were seized by the US over the past month were heading to Venezuela with gasoline loaded in Iran, Iran's oil minister contends.

US Seizes Tankers Bound for Venezuela
Friday, August 14, 2020The US seized four tankers carrying Iranian gasoline bound for Venezuela.

Oil Holds Gains Near 5-Month High
Thursday, August 13, 2020Oil held gains near $42 a barrel after closing at a five-month high.

US Says Iran Boarded Tanker
Thursday, August 13, 2020Iranian special forces boarded a tanker in international waters for about five hours on Wednesday before releasing it, according to a U.S. official.

Atlantic Hurricane Season Could Get Busier
Thursday, August 13, 2020Last week, both the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and Colorado State University upped their overall season forecasts.

Solstad Offshore Bags Several New Deals
Thursday, August 13, 2020Solstad Offshore ASA has bagged several new deals this week.

New South Harbour Expansion Contracts Awarded
Tuesday, August 11, 2020Aberdeen Harbour Board has issued further contract awards in support of the South Harbour expansion project.

Norway Plans Deep Cuts to Oil Loadings
Monday, August 10, 2020It looks like Norway will do its bit next month toward helping OPEC+ avert a global glut of crude.

Oil Spill Cleanup Underway Off Mauritius
Monday, August 10, 2020The vessel was carrying low-sulfur fuel oil, diesel and lubricant oil when it went aground.

Natural Gas Could Blaze Trail for Hydrogen
Thursday, July 30, 2020For a glimpse into the future of a hydrogen-fueled world, look no further than natural gas and the technology that rapidly transformed it into a global commodity.

Heerema Claims Jacket Removal Record
Wednesday, July 22, 2020The SSCV Sleipnir delivered the Jotun-B jacket to the a decommissioning site in Vats, Norway. PHOTO SOURCE: Heerema Marine Contractors

IOGCC Urges Trump to Investigate Saudis and Russia
Wednesday, July 22, 2020The Interstate Oil and Gas Compact Commission has passed a resolution urging the Trump administration to investigate 'excessive dumping' of crude oil by Saudi Arabia and Russia.

LNG Port Proposed for Houston Area
Friday, July 17, 2020The above rendering shows the proposed Galveston LNG Bunker Port. IMAGE SOURCE: Pilot LNG LLC

BW LPG Sells Vessel
Thursday, July 16, 2020BW LPG Limited has concluded the sale and delivery of its Berge Summit vessel to an unnamed new owner.

FPSO Attack Bolsters Piracy Hotspot Reputation
Friday, July 10, 2020Take a look back at popular downstream-related articles on Rigzone from the past week.

Libya Port Guards Block Tanker from Loading Crude
Wednesday, July 08, 2020A Libyan paramilitary force charged with safeguarding the nation's oil ports blocked attempts on Wednesday to load a tanker with crude.