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Ship that oozed oil off Mauritius coast splits in two

by on August 16, 2020 0
A ship that has leaked more than 1,000 tonnes of oil in pristine waters off the Mauritius coast has split into two, its Japanese operator said Sunday. The bulk carrier MK Wakashio ran aground on a coral reef off the southeastern coast of Mauritius on July 25 and began oozing oil more than a... Read More

India sends team to Mauritius to tackle oil spill

by on August 16, 2020 0
India has sent technical equipment and a team of specialists to Mauritius to help local authorities deal with an environmental crisis after an oil spill from a Japanese ship, a government official said on Sunday. A Japanese bulk carrier struck a coral reef off the Indian Ocean island nation on July 25, spilling about... Read More

US tries to seize four Iranian tankers sailing towards Venezuela

by on July 2, 2020 0
Iran and Venezuela increased coordination in the face of a Trump administration which has pounded them with sanctions US federal prosecutors are seeking to seize four tankers sailing towards Venezuela with gasoline supplied by Iran, the latest attempt to disrupt ever-closer trade ties between the two heavily-sanctioned anti-US allies. The civil-forfeiture complaint filed late on Wednesday... Read More

As oil slumps, Norway explores new fields in the Arctic

by on June 18, 2020 0
Oil giant BP cuts billions of dollars from the value of its assets as Norway continues to export its carbon emissions. The big environmental news of the week is unexpected and, in a planetary sense, encouraging. Oil giant BP slashed $17.5bn from the value of its oil and gas assets, warning of the enduring impact of... Read More

Egypt announces new oil discovery

by on June 18, 2020 0
The Egyptian Ministry of Petroleum and Mineral Resources announced on Thursday that it has discovered a new oil site at the Gulf of Suez. Petrogulf Misr joint company discovered the new site on behalf of Egyptian General Petroleum Corporation (EGPC), Pico GOS Petroleum Company Limited and the Egyptian unit of Kuwait Foreign Petroleum Exploration... Read More

First Iranian oil tanker reaches Venezuela despite U.S. threat

by on May 24, 2020 0
The first of five Iranian oil tankers reached Venezuelan waters late on Saturday to temporarily ease the South American nation’s fuel crunch, despite a warning from the US. The oil tanker Fortune entered Venezuela’s exclusive economic zone at around 7.40 pm local time on Saturday (Sunday 0140 UTC), without facing any immediate signs of... Read More