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‘Historic’ Zohr Gas Discovery Off Egypt Re-Writes Israel’s Energy Playbook

  By Ari Rabinovitch and Eric Knecht JERUSALEM/CAIRO, Aug 31 (Reuters) – Egypt’s historic gas discovery threatens to sink Israel’s fledgling gas export bonanza, which was counting on deals with Cairo to get it off the ground. Italian oil company Eni stunned markets on Sunday after declaring the Mediterranean’s biggest-ever and the world’s 20th largest […]

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Amazing 4K Time-Lapse Onboard Maersk Containership

Amazing video shows cargo operations onboard the containership Maersk Gunhilde during a voyage from Ho-Chi Minh, Vitenam to Ningbo, China in September 2014. Make sure you turn on 4K if you have the bandwidth. Video by Toby Smith.

Waterlogged tanker Erin Wood. Credit: RNLI/Peterhead

Bunker Tanker Saved Off Scotland

  Volunteer crews from Britain’s Royal National Lifeboat Institute (RNLI) helped rescue a bunker tanker that was nearly capsized after a collision with a containership off Scotland. The incident occurred Saturday afternoon when the tanker Erin Wood collided with a containership about four miles off Peterhead, located north of Aberdeen on the North Sea.  Damage to the tanker […]

Maersk Oil says the Culzean field discovered in the UK North Sea is the largest found in a decade in the region. Illustration: Maersk Oil

Maersk Oil Approved to Develop Large Culzean Field in UK North Sea

  COPENHAGEN, Aug 31 (Reuters) – Maersk Oil has received approval by the UK’s Oil & Gas Authority to develop the largest gas field discovered in the UK North Sea in more than a decade, the Danish oil company said on Monday. The Culzean field is expected to produce enough gas to meet five percent […]


PERLA DEL CARIBE – NASSCO Launches Second LNG-Powered Containership for TOTE

The world’s second LNG-powered containership was launched Saturday at the General Dynamics NASSCO shipyard in San Diego. The Perla del Caribe is the second of two Marlin-class containerships built at NASSCO for Jones Act shipping company TOTE Maritime. The use of LNG fuel make the vessels among the most environmentally-friendly containerships in the world, reducing […]

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Eni Finds Largest Mediterranean Gas Field Ever Offshore Egypt

    By Anthony DiPaola (Bloomberg) — Eni SpA discovered a “super giant” natural gas field offshore Egypt in what the Italian oil company said is the largest find in the Mediterranean Sea. The deep-water deposit in the Zohr Prospect in the Shorouk block may hold 30 trillion cubic feet of gas, equivalent to 5.5 […]


Ship Photos of the Day – One of the Strangest-Looking Ships Ever

The Ramform Atlas has to be one of the strangest-looking ships ever built. It is one of two new vessels in the Ramform Titan class of 3D seismic survey vessels belonging to Petroleum Geo-Services, an Oslo-based seismic data acquisition company. Its unique design, reminiscent of the Millennium Falcon in Star Wars, was developed with one […]