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Tropical Storm Barry approaches Louisiana in first test of post-Katrina defences

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By Sharon Marris, news reporter Louisiana strengthened its flood defences significantly after Hurricane Katrina 14 years ago and their first major test is just hours away. The first hurricane of the season, Tropical Storm Barry is due to reach the state as early as Saturday, with Louisiana and parts of Mississippi expected to suffer the Read More

Storm Barry threatens to overwhelm New Orleans’ century-old pump system

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NEW ORLEANS (Reuters) – The rain started pounding New Orleans about the time Jeff Carerras put on his morning pot of coffee. Before it was done brewing, floodwaters were lapping at the door of his bar, Tracey’s. He was prepared to kayak through his Irish Channel neighborhood – among the highest elevations in the city Read More

California lawmakers approve legislation for $21 billion wildfire fund

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SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – California lawmakers approved legislation on Thursday to create a $21 billion fund to help utilities in the state pay for claims arising from future wildfires sparked by their equipment, tackling a top issue for the state. FILE PHOTO: Firefighters keep watch on the Thomas wildfire in the hills and canyons outside Read More

Russian refinery news roundup: Refineries largely back from maintenance works

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London — Russian refineries have mostly returned from maintenance works. Not registered? Receive daily email alerts, subscriber notes & personalize your experience. Register Now Separately, Russia’s Komsomolsk refinery was connected via an offshoot to the ESPO pipeline on July 6-7 in order to start receiving crude shipments, a spokesman for Transneft said. The pipeline fill-in Read More

Inspections ordered on some Airbus A380s after wing cracks found

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FILE PHOTO: A visitor takes a picture of an Airbus A380 as it lands after an air display at the 53rd International Paris Air Show at Le Bourget Airport near Paris, France June 23, 2019. REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol PARIS (Reuters) – European regulators have ordered inspections on some older Airbus (AIR.PA) A380 superjumbo airplanes after some Read More

Refinery news roundup: Some maintenance in Europe draws to a close

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London — Some of the maintenance works in Europe have been drawing to a close. Not registered? Receive daily email alerts, subscriber notes & personalize your experience. Register Now Meanwhile, French oil major Total has started up production at its La Mede biodiesel (gasoil) plant in southern France, with the first batches of biofuel coming Read More

Ineos reduces Forties pipeline flows due to processing plant issue

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London — Crude flows through the UK’s biggest North Sea crude supply route, the Forties Pipeline System, are being reduced to 150,000 b/d for urgent repairs to a processing unit at the Kinneil processing plant in Scotland, operator Ineos said. Not registered? Receive daily email alerts, subscriber notes & personalize your experience. Register Now The Read More

Bombed oil tanker near Persian Gulf now shipping fuel to Iran

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By Anthony DiPaola and Abbas Al Lawati on 7/7/2019 DUBAI (Bloomberg) — An oil tanker damaged in a bombing that was blamed on Iran is back in business. The ship’s first destination: Iran. The Andrea Victory is sailing in the northern Persian Gulf and signaling Iran’s Bandar Imam Khomeini as a destination, according to ship Read More

Vandalism of Nigerian oil pipeline results in tragedy

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By Renee Bonorchis and Elisha Bala-Gbogbo on 7/4/2019 JOHANNESBURG and ABUJA (Bloomberg) — Two people died after a gasoline pipeline owned by Nigeria’s state oil company exploded in an area of Lagos, the commercial capital, the National Emergency Management Agency said. The fire, which began in the early hours of Thursday, was later contained and Read More

Dam bursts in India after rains, killing 11

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MUMBAI (Reuters) – Heavy monsoon rains caused the breach of a small dam in western India, washing away dozens of homes and killing at least 11 people with 13 missing, a government official said on Wednesday. Seasonal rains have crippled India’s financial center of Mumbai this week, disrupting rail and air traffic in the city Read More