By Aibing Guo (Bloomberg) — Chinese regulators warned that the nation may face a “harsh” supply situation this winter if natural gas supplies can’t keep up with its booming demand. Surging use of the fuel — powered by President Xi Jinping’s pro-gas policies — combined with inadequate infrastructure such as pipeline connections and storage, may […]
Check out this video showing a tanker battling the elements off Cork, Ireland as remnants of Hurricane Ophelia hit the island as one of the strongest storms in decades. The Port of Cork was closed to all shipping operations on Monday due to the storm, but by Tuesday it was back up and running as normal. […]
The UK Marine Accident Investigation Branch says that ECDIS safeguards were either “overlooked, disabled or ignored” in the grounding of a bulk carrier off the east coast of England last December. The bulk carrier Muros ran aground on December 3, 2016, on Haisborough Sand, a charted sandbank about 8 miles off England’s Norfolk coast. The […]
The captain of a Dutch cargo ship that ran aground off Northern Ireland earlier this month has been fined £1,000 after pleading guilty to failing to keep a proper lookout. The Russian Master, Aleksandr Iakovtsov, pleaded guilty to charges brought by the Maritime & Coastguard Agency (MCA). He was charged under the Merchant Shipping Distress […]
The renewable energy revolution doesn’t scare the man overseeing western Europe’s biggest crude oil spigot.
The billionaire evangelist of U.S. natural gas exports is finding himself having some surprising conversations these days.
PANAMA CITY, Oct 18 (Reuters) – A group including China Harbour Engineering Company Ltd (CHEC) has started building a $165 million port in Panama for cruise ships, the first project announced between China and the Latin American nation since they re-established diplomatic ties this year. The consortium, which includes CHEC and Belgian company Jan de […]