Tuesday, May 23, 2023

Offshore Strike Action Intensifies in UK Sector of the North Sea

In a growing dispute concerning job security, wages, and working conditions in the UK offshore sector, the Unite union has announced that approximately 1,650

May 23, 2023
Total Views: 1869

Saturday, May 13, 2023

Naval Diplomacy: The Case For A Maritime G7

By John Konrad (gCaptain Editorial) In a world hastily retreating from globalization, the maritime domain has emerged as the critical arena for global peace,

May 13, 2023
Total Views: 4703

Wednesday, May 10, 2023
shell nigeria oil spill satellite image

Shell Wins UK Supreme Court Case on 2011 Oil Spill Off Nigerian Coast

By Estelle Shirbon LONDON, May 10 (Reuters) – The UK Supreme Court ruled on Wednesday that it was too late for Nigerian claimants to sue two

May 10, 2023
Total Views: 1115

Monday, March 20, 2023

UK Offshore Platforms Face ‘Standstill’ as Workers Plan Strike

Union says ‘tsunami of industrial action’ to hit UK oil and gas operators as 1,400 offshore workers set to strike. Dozens of platforms on the  UK

March 20, 2023
Total Views: 1707

Wednesday, March 15, 2023

DP World Looks to Develop Warehousing at UK’s Southampton Port

By Brendan Murray (Bloomberg) — DP World Ltd. is looking to expand operations at the UK’s Port of Southampton by developing warehouse space to meet

March 15, 2023
Total Views: 1052

Monday, March 6, 2023

Without Government Support, UK’s Offshore Wind Push at Risk from Soaring Costs

By William Mathis (Bloomberg) — Orsted A/S, the world’s largest developer of offshore wind farms, said its biggest project in the UK is at risk of

March 6, 2023
Total Views: 3009

Tuesday, February 21, 2023

Abu Dhabi Investment Authority Said to be Weighing Bid for UK Ports Giant Stake

By Dinesh Nair (Bloomberg) — Abu Dhabi Investment Authority is among parties considering a bid for a 34% stake in Associated British Ports, the UK’s

February 21, 2023
Total Views: 1201

Thursday, February 2, 2023
People sit at a beach cafe with the Britain's biggest container port Felixstowe seen behind

Could UK Freeports Become A Home For International Crime?

by Paul Michael Gilmour (University of Portsmouth) A significant element of the UK government’s levelling up plan to create thousands of jobs, regenerate

February 2, 2023
Total Views: 1693

Sunday, January 22, 2023
MHI Vestas Offshore Wind Turbine

UK Offshore Wind At Risk Without Higher Prices

By Rachel Morison and William Mathis (Bloomberg) The UK’s next auction of renewable-energy contracts will be make or break for the country’s burgeoning

January 22, 2023
Total Views: 1299

Saturday, January 7, 2023

Britain Produced Record Amount Of Wind Power In 2022

LONDON, Jan 6 (Reuters) – Britain’s wind farms contributed a record 26.8% of the country’s electricity in 2022 although gas-fired power

January 7, 2023
Total Views: 2241

Thursday, December 29, 2022
offshore oil rig

UK Oil Lobby Warns Financing May Dry Up After Windfall Tax

By William Mathis (Bloomberg) — Banks are set to trim billions of pounds in financing for oil and gas producers in the UK’s North Sea after a windfall

December 29, 2022
Total Views: 720

Thursday, December 22, 2022

Record UK Wind Power in 2022 Helped to Ease Gas Crisis

By William Mathis (Bloomberg) — Britain’s wind farms generated a record amount of electricity this year as gusty weather and a growing fleet of

December 22, 2022
Total Views: 892

Tuesday, November 22, 2022
offshore rig

Cost of Decommissioning Oil and Gas Wells in the UK North Sea Could Reach $23 Billion

Over two thousand oil and gas wells in the UK sector of the North Sea will need to be decommissioned over the next decade at a total cost of

November 22, 2022
Total Views: 1519

Wednesday, November 9, 2022

Norway’s Equinor Eyes Celtic Sea for ‘Gigawatt-Scale’ Floating Wind Farms

Norwegian energy giant Equinor has revealed its intention to develop “gigawatt-scale” floating offshore wind in the Celtic Sea. The company

November 9, 2022
Total Views: 1496


UK’s Windfall Tax on Renewables Puts Offshore Wind Farm Investment at Risk

By William Mathis (Bloomberg) — UK offshore wind farm investment will be at risk if any windfall tax imposed on renewable producers is too severe,

November 9, 2022
Total Views: 732


Sunak Cancels Boris Johnson’s Yacht To Build Pipeline And Cable Protection Ships

by John Konrad (gCaptain) Monday, the UK announced it canceled Boris Johnson’s National Flagship project. The flagship was an elegant yacht intended to

November 9, 2022
Total Views: 4104

Monday, October 3, 2022
north sea oil rig

UK’s New Oil and Gas Exploration Licenses Unlikely to Boost Supply for Years

By William Mathis (Bloomberg) — The UK will soon offer new licenses to explore areas of its seabed for oil and gas, but even if the drilling is

October 3, 2022
Total Views: 568

Saturday, August 27, 2022
Russian-flagged oil tanker Pegas docked in Greece

Britain Hasn’t Quite Managed To Kick Its Russian Diesel Habit

By David Goodman and Jack Wittels (Bloomberg) –Britain has yet to completely remove its reliance on Russian fuel, according to data that contradicts an

August 27, 2022
Total Views: 1563

Saturday, August 6, 2022

UK’s Biggest Container Port To Be Hit By Eight Days of Strikes

By Siddharth Philip and Katie Linsell (Bloomberg) –Almost 2,000 dock workers at Britain’s biggest container ship port plan to strike for eight days

August 6, 2022
Total Views: 5396

Tuesday, August 2, 2022

English Channel Migrants Are Still Crossing  In Record Numbers

by John Konrad (gCaptain) The UK Ministry of Defense confirmed on Tuesday that 3,683 people tried to cross the English Channel in July. In just one day last

August 2, 2022
Total Views: 2511