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  • US Supreme Court Backs PennEast Pipeline in New Jersey Land Dispute

    On the 28th June, the US Supreme Court ruled in favour of a consortium of energy companies including Enbridge Inc seeking to seize land owned by New Jersey to build a federally approved natural gas pipeline despite the state’s objections, although hurdles remain for the US$1 billion project….

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  • Repsol Sinopec extends North Sea FPSO charter

    Repsol Sinopec Resources UK Ltd and its joint venture partner RockRose Energy have extended the bareboat charter contract for Bluewater’s FPSO Bleo Holm.   Since 1999, the FPSO has operated at the Blake and Ross fields in the UK central North Sea.   The new…

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  • Eastern Mediterranean Drilling Campaign Could Include Five Wells

    A unit of Energean Plc has signed a contract with Stena Drilling Limited for its 2022-2023 drilling program offshore Israel, Energean reported on the 28th June.   Energean Israel Limited’s contract for the Stena Icemax drillship includes three firm wells and two optional wells and…

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  • TotalEnergies books Shelf rig for Nigeria wells

    Offshore drilling contractor Shelf Drilling has secured a contract for a jack-up rig with Total E&P Nigeria, a unit of TotalEnergies, for operations offshore Nigeria.   Shelf Drilling said on the 29th June that the contract was awarded to its Baltic jack-up rig.   The…

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  • EU Countries Approve Landmark Climate Change Law

    On the 28th June European Union countries gave the final seal of approval to a law to make the bloc’s greenhouse gas emissions targets legally binding, as EU policymakers prepare a huge new package of policies to fight climate change.   Negotiators from Parliament and…

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  • German LNG files for planning permission

    German LNG Terminal GmbH intends to apply for planning permission to build the terminal at its Brunsbüttel site.   The application will cover, among other things, a jetty with two berths for ships up to Q-Max size (266,000 cubic metres)), and distribution infrastructure for trucks,…

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  • People in the News

    Charles Taylor names Axa XL’s Pickersgill CCO Charles Taylor has appointed John Pickersgill group chief commercial officer.   MS AUL names Little marine energy liability senior underwriter Lloyd’s (re)insurer MS Amlin Underwriting Limited has appointed Richard Little as senior underwriter for marine energy liability.  …

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  • CNOOC starts up new phase of oilfield off China

    Chinese oil and gas giant CNOOC Limited has started production from the Weizhou 11-2 oilfield phase II project located in Chinese waters.   The Weizhou 11-2 oilfield phase II project is located in Beibu Gulf in the South China Sea with water depth of about…

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