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Militants threatening Mozambique LNG occupied the port of Mocimboa da Praia in the early morning hours on August 12, according to a report on the Moz24Horas website. The reported says terrorists occupied this vital port in gas-rich northern Mozambique following days of attacks claimed by an ISIS-affiliated group, according…
Is Turkey drilling offshore Cyprus on insider data? The Cypriot government thinks Turkey got insider info on blocks off Cyprus’ southern coast. Cypriot Government Spokesperson Kyriacos Koushos, who spoke to Greece’s Hellenic Broadcasting Corporation ERT this week, charged Ankara with having “somehow” obtained information regarding Block 8, which lies north…
India diversifies oil imports these days with more US and Russian supplies on offer to compensate for less geopolitically risky Middle East crude. Hydrocarbon Processing reported that imports of Middle Eastern oil fell to a four-year low in 2019. The Houston-based trade publication obtained tanker data from sources showing that…
SIMMONS EDECO wins Mexican drilling contracts that further expand its Latin American business. The Calgary-based supplier of onshore drilling and workover services completed an onshore drilling campaign for a major oilfield services company in Mexico in October. That USD multi-million dollar contract required SIMMONS EDECO to drill 13 wells….
China strengthens Ukrainian rail ties following the signing of an agreement between China’s CRCC railroad construction giant, and Ukrzaliznytsia. Goals are to modernize Ukraine’s rail system and to promote Ukraine as a rail transit country for China’s trade with the EU. Ukrzaliznytsia is currently evaluating Chinese electric locomotives for…
The Hellenic (Greek) Hydrocarbon Resources Management (HHRM) department reports that seismic studies of Crete’s offshore predict major reserves located to the south. ”The team of HHRM completed the processing of seismic data to accurately map the geometric structures in the marine areas of central Ionian and south of Crete,” the…
Power China signed a memorandum of cooperation with regional officials to partner with Rivne International Airport into a major cargo hub in Ukraine. The Chinese construction company is heavily involved in Beijing’s Belt and Road Initiative. Rivne has the largest airport in northwest Ukraine. The Rivne Ukraine cargo hub…
The policy of China on foreign oil and gas operators is about to change. China will allow private and foreign firms to explore its domestic oil and gas resources under an interim trade deal to be signed next week with the United States Companies with net assets of at…
Syria invites Russian oil companies to explore in the Eastern Mediterranean Sea. Syria’s parliament has approved contracts for oil exploration with two Russian companies in an effort to boost production hit by more than eight years of war and Western sanctions. Meanwhile, Lebanon is preparing for its first-ever maritime oil…
Indian Oil Corporation (IOC) is discussing how it can raise oil imports from Russia by cooperating with Russia’s state oil company Rosneft, IOC’s chairman Sanjiv Singh said at ADIPEC this week. IOC is India’s largest refiner. IOC has so far imported insignificant volumes of oil from Russia, and is now…