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ConocoPhillips in mourning

ConocoPhillips’ Alaska unit president Jim Bowles was killed and a colleague was missing and presumed dead after their snowmobiling party was caught in an avalanche on Alaska’s Kenai Peninsula.

15 February 2010 , 12:45Upstream14120

Turkmen Pipeline To Be Repaired Within 2–3 days

The rupture of a gas pipeline in Turkmenistan will be repaired within two or three days

10 April 2009 , 08:05Ksenia KochnevaRIA Novosti11600

Turkmen Exports Shut Down On Pipeline Accident

Gas exports from Turkmenistan to Russia suspended due to pipeline accident

09 April 2009 , 08:20Ksenia KochnevaReuters9800

Shell Pipeline Blown Up in Nigeria

A crude oil pipeline operated by Royal Dutch Shell Plcs Nigerian unit was blown up by militants in Delta state, Bloomberg reports
19 March 2009 , 11:20Ksenia Kochneva6940

Transneft's Pipeline Fire Halts 20% of Export Supply

A Transneft official confirmed an accident on a trunk pipeline running through the towns of Samara, Saratov, Tikhoretsk and Novorossiisk, saying the accident happened near the Volga town of Saratov, the Moscow Times repoted
05 March 2009 , 08:29Ksenia Kochneva11580

Nigerian Oil Pipeline Damaged by Rebels

Royal Dutch Shell in Nigeria has suffered the severing of a pipeline, Azerbaijan News reported Wednesday
04 March 2009 , 13:23Ksenia Kochneva7400

Colombian Guerrillas Attack Oil Company Camp

Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia guerrillas attacked a camp belonging to a contractor employed by oil company Ecopetrol in the remote El Catatumbo region, near the border with Venezuela. No one was injured, the officials say
14 January 2009 , 13:36Ksenia Kochneva8840

Australian Oil Cos Prepare For Tropical Cyclone Billy

They are making arrangements to ensure safety offshore at oil and gas fields in the path of the storm
24 December 2008 , 10:33Ksenia Kochneva7420

One Killed in Attack on ExxonMobil in Nigeria

Mobil Producing Nigeria, a subsidiary of US oil group ExxonMobil, said Thursday one person was killed during an attack on one of its convoys in the southern Nigerian state of Akwa Ibom
05 December 2008 , 12:30Ksenia Kochneva10280

Pirates Attack Chinese Fishing Vessel Near Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone police say pirates attacked a Chinese fishing vessel in a rare attack off West Africa that ended with four suspects dead
28 November 2008 , 10:14Jo Amey8990

60 Drilling Platforms Destroyed by Hurricanes

Hurricanes Gustav and Ike destroyed 60 drilling platforms that drew about 1 percent of the oil and natural gas from the Gulf of Mexico, the Interior Department said Wednesday in a final damage assessment of the two September storms
27 November 2008 , 14:01Jo Amey7370

Army Crackdown on Niger Oil Thieves

Nigeria's army said on Wednesday it would continue to fight criminal gangs behind oil theft in the oil-producing Niger Delta
27 November 2008 , 09:42Jo Amey6820

Somali Pirates Demand "Honest" Negotiations

Somali pirates demanding 25 million dollars for a Saudi super-tanker called on Wednesday for stepped up and "honest" talks to free the vessel ahead of the November 30 ransom deadline
27 November 2008 , 08:52Jo Amey9770

Damages from Exxon Valedez Oil Spill to be Received by the End of the Month

Thousands of Alaska fishermen and other plaintiffs should receive their portion of punitive damages in the Exxon Valdez oil spill lawsuit before the end of November
25 November 2008 , 10:28Jo Amey7620

Somali Pirates on $100m Oil Ship Reduce Ransom

Somali pirates holding a Saudi supertanker in the largest hijacking in maritime history have apparently reduced their ransom to $15m
25 November 2008 , 09:20Jo Amey7630

Pirates Move Ship in fear of Islamist Attacks

The risk of Islamist attacks from groups opposed to piracy have caused pirates holding the Sirius Star, the vast crude oil tanker seized a week ago, to move the vessel according to news agency reports
24 November 2008 , 09:33Jo Amey8040

Gunmen Attack Navy Houseboat in Nigeria

Unknown gunmen attacked a navy houseboat in southern Nigeria protecting a Royal Dutch Shell crude oil flow station on Friday
21 November 2008 , 12:04Jo Amey7970

British and Saudi Government Urge Oil Vessel Owners Not to Pay Ransom

The Saudi owners of the Sirius Star are reportedly negotiating with pirate hijackers despite pleas from British and Saudi governments not to pay the ransom
21 November 2008 , 10:51Jo Amey7930

Somali Pirates Demand $25m Ransom

Pirates who hijacked a Saudi oil tanker off the Somali coast are reported to have demanded a $25m ransom
20 November 2008 , 12:40Jo Amey7720

Somali Pirates in Ransom Negotiations

A man presented on Al-Jazeera television as one of the gang who seized the ship said a cash sum would be exchanged for its return
19 November 2008 , 11:20Jo Amey7270

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