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Iranian oil tanker freed by Gibraltar offloads cargo in Syrian waters

Seized by Royal British Marines in the waters off Gibraltar, the vessel Adrian Darya 1 has been closely watched to determine where its cargo of crude has been delivered

Middle East and Africa Europe

Nakilat takes control of four LNG carriers

Qatari LNG outfit Nakilat has acquired full ownership of four Q-Flex liquefied natural gas carriers from joint-venture partner International Seaways for an undisclosed price

Qatar Tankers and Gas

Iran to build two oil refineries in Gulf of Oman port

The two refineries will have a total daily refining capacity of up to 450,000 barrels per day

Iran Energy

Kjaedegaard takes advisory role at digital services specialist

After focusing on ships and ports for most of his career, Jesper Kjaedegaard is taking on a role in the digital sphere with Marcura Group

Middle East and Africa United Arab Emirates

Stena Impero crew ‘free and in good spirits’ after 10 weeks of detention

The 16 crew members who have been detained in the Iranian port of Bandar Abbas since July 19 have finally been reunited with family in Dubai and are reported to be in ‘high spirits’

Middle East and Africa Iran

Viewpoint: Are you feeling vulnerable?

If our dependence on sea trade is to continue, we need to think about how maritime supply lines need to be defended

Middle East and Africa Iran

Stena Impero still in Iran, says owner

The tanker has been held by Iran since being seized in July amid rising tensions in the Gulf

Iran Tankers and Gas

US Gulf tanker rates rise as Asia heads west to replace cancelled Saudi cargoes

US Gulf to China tanker rates are at the highest level for the year

North America Middle East and Africa

Saudi outage changes marine fuel economics as owners move to meet IMO deadline

The spread between high-sulphur fuel oils and compliant fuels needs to remain wide for those with scrubbers to quickly recoup their investment in sulphur abatement technology  

Middle East and Africa Saudi Arabia
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Set Alert for Lloyd's List Regions :: Africa

ExxonMobil’s joint venture signs on JGC consortium for Rovuma LNG

ExxonMobil has said it will spend $500m on the initial construction phase of Rovuma LNG, which is scheduled to come online in 2025, one year after another two-train export project being developed by an Anadarko Petroleum-led joint venture

Mozambique Tankers and Gas

Exxon to finalise LNG investment in Mozambique

ExxonMobil’s Rovuma LNG is even larger than the Mozambique LNG project that Total SA now leads, after last month acquiring Anadarko Petroleum Corp’s interests in the development

Mozambique Tankers and Gas

Tanker boarded and robbed off Guinea

Robbers carrying guns and knives boarded the chemical and oil tanker Ance and locked crew members in the cabins before fleeing

Guinea Tankers and Gas

Tanker markets await repair timeline after drone knocks out half of Saudi oil production

Abqaiq is the largest oil processing facility in the world and seen as the nerve centre of the Saudi energy system. Initial reports indicate 15 structures at Abqaiq suffered damage. A report seen by Lloyd’s List suggests repairs could take months.

Tankers and Gas Iran

Piracy problem is a threat to Nigeria’s maritime economy

Nigeria would welcome a naval coalition in the Gulf of Guinea as part of efforts to stem the piracy tide, says Dr Dakuka Peterside, director general of the Nigeria Maritime Administration and Safety Agency

LISW Nigeria

At least three dead after ferry capsizes off Cameroon

A search and rescue operation has saved over 100 people but number of missing remains unclear

Cameroon Casualty

Cosmoship and MC-Schiffahrt express concern over Cameroon attacks

Another vessel attacked a few hours earlier has been identified as the Antigua- and Barbuda-flagged multipurpose vessel MarMalaita

Middle East and Africa Cameroon

Seventeen seafarers kidnapped in Gulf of Guinea attacks on two vessels

The latest attacks come just a week after a liquefied petroleum gas tanker was fired upon by a gang in the Gulf of Guinea

Middle East and Africa Piracy and Security

Pirates shoot at LPG carrier off Nigeria

The crew on the Wisdom Marine vessel retreated to the citadel and the master took evasive action

Middle East and Africa Piracy and Security
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