Arctic Expedition to Investigate ‘Epicenter of Climate Change”

For the first time ever, scientists will use a modern research icebreaker to drift in the ice for an entire year, allowing scientists to investigate the Arctic winter from the vicinity of the North Pole. By Ints Kalnins TROMSOE, Norway, Sept 20 (Reuters) - Scientists from 19 countries are preparing to embark on a year-long expedition to the Arctic, the longest project of … [Read more...]

Saudi Aramco Sees Full Oil Production Restored by End of September

By Rania El Gamal and Stephen Kalin ABQAIQ, Saudi Arabia, Sept 20 (Reuters) - Saudi state oil company Aramco said it will bring back by end September full crude output at Abqaiq and Khurais, the two oil facilities damaged by attacks last weekend that U.S. officials have blamed on Iran. Aramco is shipping equipment from the United States and Europe to rebuild the damaged … [Read more...]

Saudi Attacks, High Demand Leaves U.S. Short on Tankers

By Collin Eaton and Jonathan Saul HOUSTON/LONDON, Sept 20 (Reuters) - A disruption in global oil flows following attacks on Saudi Arabian facilities has left U.S. crude exporters without enough tankers to cover rising demand for cargoes, traders and shipping sources said. Missile attacks last Saturday temporarily cut Saudi oil production by more than 5 million barrels per … [Read more...]

Imelda Disrupts U.S. Gulf Coast Energy Operations from Refineries to Terminals

By Erwin Seba HOUSTON, Sept 19 (Reuters) - Energy infrastructure on the U.S. Gulf Coast was hit hard by Tropical Storm Imelda on Thursday, as flooding forced a major refinery, a key oil pipeline, terminals and a ship channel in Texas to shut, according to sources familiar with operations. Torrential rain has inundated the Gulf Coast from Houston to western Louisiana for a … [Read more...]

UK Launches Largest Offshore Wind Lease in a Decade

By Susanna Twidale LONDON, Sept 19 (Reuters) - Britain has launched its first major auction of offshore wind farm leases in a decade, offering sites with the combined potential to power more than six million homes. Britain is already the world's largest offshore wind market, and plans to generate a third of its electricity from the technology by 2030 as a part of efforts to … [Read more...]