Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Americas News

Fugro Sells Seep Data Before Canadian Offshore Bidding

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Fugro and partner Amplified Geochemical Imaging (AGI) have reported recent success selling licenses for data from a frontier region offshore Canada. The data were acquired during a hydrocarbon seep survey…

Saudi Refinery Exports First Gasoline Barrels to U.S.

A refinery in Saudi Arabia has shipped its RBOB gasoline to the United States for the first time, a potential precursor for more deliveries to a region where prices are currently at seasonal three-year highs.The 400…

OPITO Appoints Cullens as Director of Strategic Development

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OPITO, a global, not-for-profit skills body for the energy industry, has appointed Mark Cullens to the new role of director of strategic development.Cullens, who joins from Petrofac Training Services where…

Rolls-Royce, TSK to Deliver Five Power Plants

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A consortium comprising EPC contractor TSK and Rolls-Royce has signed an engineering, procurement and construction (“EPC”) contract with Prime Energía Quickstart Spa, a subsidiary of Prime Energia SpA (“Prime Energía”)…

Enestas Boosts SEA\LNG’s Presence in Americas

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SEA\LNG, the multi-sector industry coalition aiming to accelerate the widespread adoption of liquefied natural gas (LNG) as a marine fuel, announced that it has welcomed Mexico-based LNG company Enestas to…

Quadrise Fuels Signs MoU with Freepoint Commodities

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Fuel oil technology firm Quadrise Fuels International said it had signed a non-binding memorandum of understanding with commodities trader Freepoint Commodities to provide commercial opportunities for its…

Wison Wins FEED Contract for Canadian FLNG Project

Last year, Wison Offshore & Marine delivered the Caribbean FLNG on an EPC basis after liquefaction performance testing for the facility in its yard in China. (Photo: Wison)

Wison Offshore & Marine announced it has been awarded a contract to carry out front-end engineering design (FEED) for a proposed floating liquefied natural gas (FLNG) project sited in British Columbia, Canada.Wison…

Glencore Hails Strongest FY Results Ever

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Share price rises around 4 percent. Glencore Chief Executive Ivan Glasenberg hailed the group's results as its "strongest on record" on Wednesday, bolstered by a recovery on commodity markets and said it had…

U.S. Managing Director of Trader AOT Energy Departs

Lance Perdue, managing director for energy commodities trader AOT Energy Americas in Houston, has left, three sources familiar with the matter said on Friday. It was not immediately clear where he was going.

AOT Energy Appoints Grimes to Lead U.S. Trading

The Americas arm of Swiss commodities trader AOT Energy said on Wednesday it appointed Pat Grimes as the company's head of U.S. trading based in Houston. Grimes was most recently head of crude trading in the Americas at commodities trader Noble.

U.S. Considers Venezuela Oil Sanctions

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The Trump administration is considering sanctioning a Venezuelan military-run oil services company and restricting insurance coverage for Venezuelan oil shipments to ratchet up pressure on socialist President Nicolas Maduro, a U.S. official said.

US Seaborne Oil Exports at All-time High

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Following a seasonal surge in December 2017, the US seaborne export of oil products (materials derived from crude oil) reached the highest annual level ever, in terms of volume and tonne miles demand. An increase in volume…

North American Energy IPOs Set to Rebound in 2018

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Higher oil prices and a positive earnings outlook for energy companies are expected to fuel a rebound in North American oil and gas initial public offerings in 2018, with bankers betting investors will remain…

BP Selects McDermott, BHGE for Subsea Contracts

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McDermott International and Baker Hughes (BHGE), a GE company  announced the selection of front-end engineering design (FEED) studies in advance of a substantial engineering, procurement, construction and…

US LNG Firms Lament Bad Timing of Tariffs, China Trade Spat

The Trump administration's planned steel tariffs and a potential trade battle with China could hurt U.S. liquefied natural gas companies just as a new wave of developments in the fast-growing market is gaining steam, company executives say.

CNPC sells 1st Americas Gasoline Cargo

Chinese state energy giant CNPC said on Tuesday it has sold its first ever gasoline to the Americas, with a 35,000-tonne cargo setting sail for the Bahamas on March 30, the latest sign that a fuel glut in China is growing.

Fleet Storing Gasoline off Europe's Coast Growing

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Gasoline stored in ships off Europe's coast has ballooned to more than 400,000 tonnes, putting pressure on the continent's traders to compete for buyers once summer demand starts. Several vessels have joined…

OPEC Sees Higher 2018 Supply from Rivals, Stronger Demand

OPEC on Thursday revised its forecast for supply growth from its rivals for 2018 by nearly three times more than its revised projection of growth in global oil demand. It said growth in non-OPEC oil supply was forecast to rise by a further 80…

OPEC: Oil Markets Tightening Even as U.S. Shale Booms

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The global oil stocks surplus is close to evaporating, OPEC said on Thursday, citing healthy energy demand and its own supply cuts while revising up its forecast for production from rivals who have benefited from higher oil prices. U.S.

New Consortium for Offshore Decommissioning

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A new global oil and gas decommissioning consortium launched today sets out to bring a collaborative supply chain approach, offering an end-to-end solution to reduce the decommissioning burden, risk and cost for operators.The consortium…