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Chaos in North Sea as Storm Kills Rig Worker

January 3, 2016

Stormy weather affected work on several oilfields in the North Sea Wednesday and Thursday with one oil worker dying on a rig and a barge breaking anchor, prompting a platform evacuation. Statoil reported late Wednesday that a fatality had occurred on the COSL Innovator (mid-water semisub) rig, and two other workers injured, when a breaking wave hit the… Continue Reading »

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Energy Companies In New York Prepare For Hurricane Joaquin

October 3, 2015

U.S. energy companies prepared for the arrival of Hurricane Joaquin in the New York area Tuesday, as forecasts suggested the storm would head up the U.S. East Coast, following a course similar to Hurricane Sandy in 2012. With the storm currently battering the Bahamas and days away from the United States, New York-area energy firms… Continue Reading »

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US September Crude Up Eyeing Hurricane As Expirations Near

August 23, 2015

U.S. crude prices extended gains and Brent briefly turned higher on Thursday as the first hurricane of the 2015 Atlantic season sparked concern as the front-month September contract approached expiration. Danny reached hurricane strength on Thursday, though it was relatively small and projected to weaken back into a tropical storm before reaching Puerto Rico on… Continue Reading »

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Several Cargo Vessels Sank in Qisha Port; Crews Safe

August 1, 2015

A total of 48 Vietnamese sailors were rescued after six cargo vessels sank or run aground in the Qisha Port area in Fangchenggang, China. The incident happened on July 27, 2015, when the vessels were caught in a storm, with waves reaching 4-5 meters, China Daily reported. Fangchenggang Maritime Search and Rescue Center launched search and… Continue Reading »

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Statoil To Shut Oil Production At Aasgard Field Due To Storm

January 13, 2015

Norway’s Statoil will shut oil production at the Aasgard field in the Norwegian Sea due to an impending storm, and will reduce the number of workers at the Kristin platform, a spokesman said, confirming earlier local media reports. “We plan to restart production as soon as Thursday,” Statoil spokesman Oerjan Heradstveit said, referring to Aasgard…. Continue Reading »

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Another Cold Blast On Track For Permian Oil Patch In Texas

January 9, 2015

More icy weather is expected this week in the Permian Basin of Texas, on the heels of freezes that snarled truck traffic, caused power outages and disrupted oil and gas work last week, the National Weather Service said on Wednesday. Parts of North Dakota, the top U.S. oil producing state after Texas, were also forecast… Continue Reading »

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Talisman Sinopec Closes North Sea Platform Ahead Of Storm

December 13, 2014

Talisman Sinopec Energy UK has closed its Buchan Alpha platform in the North Sea, the company said on Wednesday, ahead of an expected severe winter storm. The Buchan Alpha is a floating production installation that contributes less than 5,000 barrels of oil per day to the Forties crude stream. A spokeswoman for the company, a… Continue Reading »

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Storms Prompt Mexico’s Pemex To Evacuate 15,000 Workers From Gulf

October 22, 2014

Mexico’s state oil company Pemex said on Tuesday it was evacuating 15,000 workers from installations in the Gulf of Mexico because of bad weather, adding the evacuation would have only a minimal impact on crude oil output. Pemex gave no immediate details on what minimal impact meant in terms of barrels of oil. The evacuation… Continue Reading »

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Storm sinks commercial dive boat in North Sydney

September 23, 2014

A North Sydney-based commercial diving boat sank Monday morning after a pre-fall storm that brought heavy rain and strong winds to parts of the Maritimes. Shortly after 8 a.m., the 14-metre Kenworth dipped to the starboard side before it was hit broadside with a massive wave, says the vessel’s owner, Ken Jardine. An outdoor sport and research… Continue Reading »

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Tropical Storm Dolly Hits Mexico’s Northeast Coast

September 4, 2014

MEXICO CITY, Sept 2 (Reuters) – Tropical storm Dolly lashed Mexico’s northeast coast on Tuesday night, the U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) said, bringing torrential rain and life threatening flash floods. Dolly was blowing maximum sustained winds of 45 miles per hour (72 km per hour), but having made landfall the storm was expected to… Continue Reading »

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