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  • Insurance Jottings

    Two Articles on Nord Stream US Warns of Sanctions on European Firms and Insurers Over Russia’s Nord Stream 12 January 2021 The US State Department has told European companies which it suspects are helping to build Russia’s Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline that they face…

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  • South Korea Seeks Qatari Help to Release Tanker

    South Korea has asked Qatar for “maximum support” to secure the release of an oil tanker seized by Iran this month.   Deputy Foreign Minister Choi Jong-Kun made the appeal during a visit to Doha, the Qatari capital. He met Foreign Minister Mohammed Bin Abdulrahman Al Thani,…

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  • Total makes fresh discovery offshore Suriname

    Total and Apache Corporation have made a new significant oil and gas discovery at the Keskesi East-1 well, located in Block 58 off the coast of Suriname.   This latest discovery follows previous discoveries at Maka Central, Sapakara West, and Kwaskwasi announced in January, April,…

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  • New York selects two Equinor offshore wind projects

    In the state’s second solicitation, the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) has provisionally awarded two offshore wind projects, totalling 2,490 MW.   Under the award, Equinor and incoming strategic partner BP will provide 1,260 MW of renewable offshore wind power from…

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  • Norway eyeing deep-sea metal mining future instead of oil

    Norway, one of the wealthiest countries in the world due to its oil and gas reserves, is looking to transition to deep-sea mining for copper, zinc, and other metals in high demand in green technologies.   According to Reuters, Norway could license companies for deep-sea…

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  • Total Becomes French Leader in Renewable Gas

    Total has announced the acquisition of Fonroche Biogaz, a company which designs, builds and operates anaerobic digestion units in France.   The company is currently the French market leader in the production of renewable gas with more than ten percent of market share, Total highlighted….

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  • Wintershall produces first gas from Sillimanite South field

    Wintershall Noordzee BV, a 50-50 joint venture of Wintershall Dea GmbH and Gazprom EP International BV, has started production of the D12-B3 well, the Sillimanite South field discovery well.   The gas field was discovered in 2020 following completion of the second Sillimanite development well…

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