Wednesday, June 19, 2024

Transportation Services News

Williams Inks Deal for Whale Deepwater Transport Services

Williams (NYSE: WMB) reached an agreement with Shell Offshore Inc. and Chevron U.S.A. Inc. to provide offshore natural gas gathering and crude oil transportation services as well as onshore natural gas processing services for the Whale development located approximately…

Offshore Helicopter Merger Nears Completion as HSR Waiting Period Ends

Illustration; A Bristow helicopter / Image by Colin Gregory / Flickr - CC BY 2.0 license

Offshore helicopter players Era and Bristow, which recently announced plans to merge, have skipped a hurdle towards the completion of the merger.Era said Tuesday that the waiting period for the proposed merger under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Act ended on April 10…

Teekay Resolves China LNG JV Issues

Teekay LNG’s 50/50 joint venture with China LNG, which owns four on-the-water ARC7 LNG carriers and two ARC7 LNG carrier newbuildings, is also no longer classified as a “blocked person” under Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) rules.According to a press release from the owners and operators of LNG carriers…

Petrobras Sells TAG, Gets $8.7 bln

Brazilian state-run oil firm Petroleo Brasileiro SA (Petrobras) has concluded the sale of gas pipeline system Transportadora Associada de Gás S.A. (TAG) to a group led by France'sEngie SA and Canada'sCaisse De Depot Et Placement Du Quebec (CDPQ).According to a stock exchange annoucement…

Nauticor Acquires World's Biggest LNG Bunkering Ship

AB Klaipedos nafta (KN), the operator of oil products and liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminals, and the German company Nauticor GmbH & Co. have agreed on the sale of KN’s 10% stake in the charter contract of Kairos, the world’s largest LNG bunker supply vessel to Nauticor.This…

EPIK, Hyundai Join for FSRU Projects

South Korea-based liquefied natural gas (LNG) floating storage and regasification unit (FSRU) project development company EPIK Co. has signed a strategic partnership agreement with Hyundai LNG Shipping, the marine freight transportation services for LNG."The agreement…

Seacor Marine Acquires Three Cosco PSVs

The offshore marine support vessels operator Seacor Marine Holdings announced it has entered into definitive agreements to acquire three platform supply vessels (PSVs) from Cosco Shipping Heavy Industry, an affiliate of Cosco Shipping Group, the world’s largest ship owner.Aggregate…

SEACOR Marine to Acquire Brazil's UP Offshore

SEACOR Marine Holdings, the provider of marine and support transportation services to offshore oil, has announced the acquisition of UP Offshore (Bahamas)  by a new joint venture company that is 49% owned by a subsidiary of SEACOR Marine and 51% owned by a subsidiary of…

Ice-Breaking LNG Carrier Vladimir Rusanov First Call at PetroChina LNG Jiangsu Terminal

Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL) announced that the Ice-Breaking LNG Carrier "Vladimir Rusanov", which is jointly owned by MOL and China COSCO Shipping Corporation Limited for the Yamal LNG project, made its first call at PetroChina LNG Jiangsu Terminal in China on 17 July.A…

Gibson Energy Lays off Staff across Canadia

Canadian oil and gas infrastructure company Gibson Energy laid off staff across its Canadian operations on Thursday, according to a company spokeswoman who declined to provide exact numbers. Calgary-based Gibson Energy provides storage and transportation services for energy…

Gibson Energy's Biggest Shareholder Calls for Strategic Review

M&G Investment Management Ltd, the largest shareholder in Canada's Gibson Energy, on Monday urged the Calgary-based oil and gas infrastructure company to launch a strategic review process to cut costs and boost returns. London-based M&G, which owns 19.4 percent of Gibson's outstanding shares…

Heavy Lift: Cryogenic Heat Exchanger Installed

Photo: Mammoet

The second of three planned Main Cryogenic Heat Exchanger (MCHE) installations at a large liquefaction project in southwest Louisiana marked a milestone for the U.S. Gulf Coast project. Heavy lift and transportation services provider Mammoet used 40 axle-lines of Self…

Allianz Middle East Ship Management, MCS Join Forces

Allianz Middle East Ship Management and Maritime Craft Services (MCS)have taken delivery of a Damen Fast Crew Supplier 2610. Demonstrating the cooperative relationship between the two companies, the new vessel will offer safe and cost efficient crew transfer services for…

NYK Buys Stake in EMAS Chiyoda Subsea

NYK has acquired a 25 percent share of EMAS Chiyoda Subsea Limited (ECS), based on an agreement signed on June 10 with Ezra Holdings Limited (Ezra) and the Chiyoda Corporation (Chiyoda). ECS is a global player in the engineering, procurement, construction, and installation…

U.S. Diesel Demand to Rise as Freight, Drilling Revive

Freight movements across the United States are showing signs of sustained growth for the first time in 18 months, which should support increases in diesel consumption in 2017. Freight volumes hit a record in July, passing the previous peak set back in December 2014, according to the U.S.

Enbridge's Sandpiper Prospects Dimming

The long-planned and oft-delayed Sandpiper pipeline through the U.S. Midwest may not be dead, but it appears to be on life support, a likely casualty of the oil-and-gas industry's infrastructure overbuild amid a two-year global oil rout. After years of delays, refiner…

BOURBON Invests Heavily in Gas Sector

(Photo Courtesy BOURBON)

While BOURBON is undeniably a leader in the offshore marine sector, the current tough offshore environment has led it to diversify its operations in the face of a potentially prolonged down market globally. With that, the company announced the acquisition of the activities of a global leader in ethane transportation…

Statoil Awards Helicopter Contracts

Statoil has awarded Bristow Norway contracts for personnel transportation from Bergen and Florø starting on May 1, 2017. The deals, valued at around NOK 1 billion in the five-year fixed period and including four yearly options, reflect a market situation with lower activity offshore…

U.S. Diesel Demand Flattens as Growth Slows

U.S. diesel consumption has been flat this year after growing strongly in 2013 and 2014, mirroring a slowdown in inland freight movements and the worldwide slowdown in the raw materials sector. Diesel consumption measured by the Energy Information Administration's data…

U.S. Diesel Demand Flat as Freight Growth Slows: Kemp

U.S. diesel consumption has been flat this year after growing strongly in 2013 and 2014, mirroring a slowdown in inland freight movements and the worldwide slowdown in the raw materials sector. Diesel consumption measured by the Energy Information Administration's data…