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Demurrage costs mount for owners of contaminated Urals crude

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Highlights 4 tankers hold 600,000 mt of contaminated oil Ships sailed in spring, when VLCC demurrage was $30,000/day Owners may now claim higher detention costs London — Demurrage costs for holding contaminated Urals crude are mounting, withfour tankers from Baltic Sea ports still waiting to unload cargoes more thanfour months after loading, sources said Thursday. Read More

Canary Islands wildfire prompts 9,000 evacuations; reaches park

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Flames and smoke from a forest fire are seen in the village of Moya, in the Canary Island of Gran Canaria, Spain, August 18, 2019. REUTERS/Borja Suarez TEJEDA, Spain (Reuters) – An out-of-control wildfire on Gran Canaria in Spain’s Canary Islands kept spreading on Monday, increasing to 9,000 the number of people evacuated from eight Read More

Gibraltar rejects US request to seize Iranian tanker heading for Mediterranean

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Dubai — The government of Gibraltar rejected a US request to seize an Iranian tanker that was released by the British territory after being detained for more than a month on suspicion of transporting oil to sanctions-hit Syria. Not registered? Receive daily email alerts, subscriber notes & personalize your experience. Register Now Gibraltar couldn’t get Read More

Feature: IMO 2020 preparations and their impacts on US exports

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Houston — Ahead of IMO 2020, shipowners are increasingly taking ships off the water for scrubber installations, reducing tonnage availability in the Americas and supporting expectations that freight will firm in the coming months, impacting US export competitiveness. Not registered? Receive daily email alerts, subscriber notes & personalize your experience. Register Now On January 1, Read More

‘Back-loaded’ hurricane season in store for U.S. Gulf of Mexico

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By Brian K. Sullivan on 8/15/2019 BOSTON (Bloomberg) – Don’t be lulled by a quiet June and July, the real Atlantic hurricane season is about to kick off. The hurricane season generally runs from June 1 to the end of November. But the next six weeks — “the season within a season” — is regularly Read More

Captive breeding employed to rescue Chile’s national animal, a shy deer

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SANTIAGO (Reuters) – Scientists seeking to increase the dwindling population of Chile’s national animal, the shy Huemul deer, have released their first captive-bred pair into the wild in a pivotal step in the drive to save the endangered species from extinction. The Huemul, which appears on the Chilean national coat of arms along with the Read More

Wildfire rages on Greek island of Evia, smoke reaches Athens

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ATHENS (Reuters) – A wildfire fanned by strong winds razed tracts of pine forest on the Greek island of Evia on Tuesday, leading to villages being evacuated and to an appeal from the authorities for assistance from its European partners. Flames rise next to a house as a wildfire burns at the village of Kontodespoti, Read More

Wildfire rages on Greek island Evia, smoke reaches Athens

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The Acropolis hill with the Parthenon temple is covered with smoke from a wildfire burning the Island of Evia, in Athens, Greece August 13, 2019.REUTERS/Costas Baltas ATHENS (Reuters) – A large wildfire fanned by strong winds burned tracts of pine forest on the Greek island of Evia, firefighters said on Tuesday, with evacuation ordered of Read More

Guyana isn’t ready for its pending oil riches, but ExxonMobil is

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By Kevin Crowley on 8/13/2019 HOUSTON (Bloomberg Markets) – This tiny nation on the north coast of South America is about to become the world’s newest petrostate—and potentially the richest. In 2015, ExxonMobil made what one of its executives described as a “fairy tale” discovery in the vast Stabroek exploration block off the Guyanese coast. Read More