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  • Oil Sands Producer Eyes Hydrogen Exports

    The idea of producing cleaner-burning hydrogen to rid the world of fossil fuels is gaining traction in the unlikeliest of places: Alberta, home of the infamously dirty oil sands.   Better known for energy companies which have been blacklisted by the Church of England for their…

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  • BPC granted force majeure extension for Bahamas licence

    Bahamas Petroleum Company (BPC) has been granted an interim force majeure extension to the second exploration period for its southern licences in The Bahamas, which will ensure the drilling of the Perseverance #1 well can be completed within the planned timeframe of the rig contract….

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  • Sleipnir removes North Sea Brent Alpha jacket with record lift

    Heerema’s semi-submersible crane vessel Sleipnir has completed the single-lift removal of Shell’s 10,100-metric ton (11,133-ton) Brent Alpha platform jacket in the UK northern North Sea.   According to the company, this single jacket lift breaks the Sleipnir’s recent record for lifting the 8,100-metric ton (8,929-ton)…

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  • Insurance Jottings

    Oil Leak from Cargo Ship Pollutes Mauritius Beaches as Insurers Assess Liability The oil clean-up from a leaking cargo ship which ran aground off the coast of Mauritius continues while the government and insurance firms begin probing liability for the accident.   The incident has…

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  • People in the News

    Sompo International taps Barbican for new cyber head Sompo International has named Lauren Folkard as vice president and head of cyber for the London Market..   Oneglobal launches Asia operation with more former JLT hires Oneglobal has announced the launch of Oneglobal Group Asia and…

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  • US$5 billion Chevron Deal Wins Support from Israeli Official

    Israel’s energy minister is “confident” the country’s regulators will allow Chevron to operate the local natural gas assets of Noble Energy,, despite a campaign by environmentalists to stop that from happening.   A public hearing about oil spills elsewhere in the world involving Chevron, which agreed…

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