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Shell Seismic Survey Approval Complied with Rules, S.Africa Minister Says

of the country's most undisturbed marine wildlife refuges, all of which makes it a major tourist draw.Shell says its planned exploration has all the needed regulatory approval, and it will significantly contribute to energy security if resources are found -- South Africa is a net importer of petroleum products.Government officials are eager to source feedstock for the state-run Mossel Bay gas-to-liquid refinery.Environmentalists are pressuring oil companies to stop prospecting for oil anywhere. Experts say the world has no chance of reaching net zero carbon emissions by 2050 -- the minimum required

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S. Africa Court Stymies Shell Offshore Seismic Survey

.Despite global efforts to reduce reliance on fossil fuels and pressure from many governments and investors to limit the carbon emissions that drive global warming, offshore South Africa has seen a flurry of exploration activity and significant discoveries.South Africa, which is a net importer of petroleum products, is eager to source feedstock for its state-run Mossel Bay gas-to-liquid refinery that was operating at a fraction of its output because of dwinding domestic gas supplies. (Source: Reuters

The submarine cargo transportation system is designed to transport LNG beneath the Arctic Ocean's ice cap and elsewhere. It only has to be submerged deep enough to avoid striking the ice above. Since the sea ice cap is not that thick the sub only has to be strong enough to withstand relatively low depth pressure. (Image: Novan Research)

Subsea Commerce in the Arctic Ocean

power and fuel could provide a greater economic advantage than larger more powerful surface ships.   There is a beautiful, relatively warm ocean just under the thin ice cap that covers the Arctic Ocean that could be used for many types commercial transportation possibilities. Transporting petroleum products such as liquefied natural gas (LNG) would be ideal for this type of shipping

Kipevu Oil Terminal at Mombasa Port to Relocate

is expected to increase efficiency in delivery of imported refined fuel for Kenya’s domestic use and export to Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi and eastern Democratic Republic of Congo. KPA also plans to more than double the capacity of its fuel terminal in Nairobi to cater for the extra flow of petroleum products when a new pipeline linking the capital with Mombasa becomes operational in the end of this year. ( (Source: Wilhelmsen Ship Agency

Bay of Fundy Weather Buoy Project Launched

forecasts of weather and sea conditions, and for scientific research. The SmartATLANTIC buoy will also help minimize the potential for incidents, reduce the risk of an oil spill, and help support the region's ship-based trade in energy products such as liquefied natural gas (LNG) and petroleum products. The marine transportation community, commercial fishers, recreational boaters and researchers will be able to access this highly valuable, real-time information to more accurately forecast wind, wave and ocean currents. It will not only help improve safe navigation and environmental protection

View on the vessel from the coast of the Galápagos (Photo courtesy of Mammoet Salvage)

Salvage Crews Avert Disaster in the Galápagos

Salvage helps avert environmental disaster in the Galápagos Islands Mammoet Salvage and its partner, CPT Remolcadores SA of Chile, recently responded to a State of Emergency issued by the government of Ecuador after cargo ship Galapaface 1 – loaded with 19,000 gallons of fuel, petroleum products, chemicals and tons of various cargo – ran aground while departing the island of San Cristobal. Recognizing the imminent disaster and threat of pollution to the UNESCO world heritage site, the Government of Ecuador contracted Mammoet Salvage and CPT to begin immediate operations to remove

Transas will equip 2 tankers for Palmali Shipping

requirements set for tankers. We are proud of our strong relationship with the Palmali Shipping and will continue delivering results to the highest standard". RST22M project oil/product/chemical tankers of 7150 DWT are intended for sea and sea-river transportation of crude oil and petroleum products and have a capability to carry three different types of cargo simultaneously. In total, Transas has equipped more than 30 vessels for the Palmali Shipping

World Petroleum Congress to be held in Moscow

under the current scenarios, important discussions on the development of the entire energy sector and wide-ranging industry announcements are expected to take place at the Congress. According to data from the Federal Customs Service, Russia exported 207 million t of oil and 141 million t of petroleum products outside the CIS in 2013. The majority of Russian oil exports went to Europe. In 2013, Europe imported approximately 10 million bpd of oil, 3.5 million of which came from Russia. The total consumption of Russian oil and petroleum products in the EU is approximately 40%. It is expected that

Maritime Companies Need to Know: What is an “Iranian Person?"

by Iranian persons. In a worse case scenario, if they ever became aware that a vessel was chartered to Iranian persons they may be forced to withdraw class. To an extent, that mirrors the approach taken by the International Group P&I Clubs in withdrawing cover to vessels carrying Iranian origin petroleum products. Owners and operators (even if they are not subject to the regulation themselves) may then in turn seek to ensure that they include terms in their charters that prohibit the sub-charter of the vessel to Iranian persons to avoid the risk that class is withdrawn from the vessel.   Provision

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