Sunken Greek tanker spills oil near Athens

Emergency crews were scrambling on Tuesday to contain an oil spill near Athens after an old tanker sank close to Salamis island over the weekend.
The coastguard said an entire bay on the southeast of the island had been affected after the Agia Zoni II, carrying 2,500 metric tonnes of fuel, sank.
The spill extends over 1.5 kilometres and the full clean-up will likely require four months, greater Athens fisheries councillor Voula Toutountzi revealed.

Oil rises slightly as Hurricane Harvey hits demand

Crude oil prices rose slightly Thursday, contrary to the expectations of the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), as oil traders focused more on Hurricane Harvey’s hit on oil demand than the impact on supply disruptions.
U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude futures closed the month down eight per cent, their steepest monthly loss since July 2016.
However, the contract traded at $46.09 a barrel, up 13 cents Thursday, after falling more than one per cent on Wednesday.

Shell, Mobil shut refineries due to Harvey-related flooding

Oil and gas companies on the Texas Gulf Coast were dealing Monday with the impact of Tropical Storm Harvey, which was unleashing torrential rains and flooding in the Houston area after making landfall Saturday near Corpus Christi.
Roughly 2.2 million barrels per day (b/d) of Texas refining capacity remained down, as were major ports in Corpus Christi and Houston.

NIMASA mulls action plan on climate change

The Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) has begun arrangement with the Federal Ministry of Environment to create a detailed action plan that would assist the nation to effectively address climate change issues in the maritime industry.

Pipeline vandals harming economy- NNPC

The Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, Dr. Maikanti Baru has appealed to oil pipeline hackers to desist from the act which according to him is not only harmful to the environment but equally hazardous to the pipeline vandals and the economy.
Speaking while receiving a delegation of the Nigerian Environmental Society at the NNPC Towers Abuja for a business meeting, Dr. Baru noted that the ugly incident of petroleum pipeline pulverization presented a loss-loss scenario for the vandal, the environment and the economy. 

NNPC, Presidential Committee to collaborate against oil theft, piracy

Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has pledged support to the Presidential Committee on Harmonised Standard Operating Procedures (HSOP) on Arrest, Detention and Prosecution of Vessels and Persons in Nigeria’s Maritime Environment to tackle the menace of oil theft and other criminal activities in the nation’s waters.

NNRA trains personnel for nuclear fuel transport

In a bid to further expand Nigeria's energy mix thereby reducing dependence on crude oil for its energy solutions, the Federal Government recently concluded a workshop aimed at providing training and knowledge to staff of the Nigerian Nuclear Regulatory Agency (NNRA) and other key stakeholders involved in nuclear fuel transport in Nigeria.

The training is aimed at increasing Nigeria’s capacity for safety and security during the transportation of nuclear material especially in view of its pending fuel change and transportation for her research reactor.

FG to explore potentials of Deep Sea Mining

The Director General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) Dr. Dakuku Peterside has stated that Nigeria is set to benefit from the deep sea mining through effective harnessing of the opportunities by working with the International Seabed Authority (ISBA).

Nigeria to legalize mini-refineries, supply them crude

Nigeria will legalise currently outlawed mini refineries in the Niger Delta oil hub by the end of the year and supply them with crude at a reasonable price, the presidency said on Thursday, fulfilling demands from community leaders.
On Monday, Niger Delta leaders threatened to pull out of peace talks with the government unless their demands were met by Nov. 1.

Alternative energy casts gloom on Nigeria’s oil future

Stakeholders in the oil and gas industry have expressed concerns over the bleak future of Nigeria crude oil. This becomes imperative due to moves by other technologically advanced countries that intend to shift focus from crude oil as a major source of energy to alternative energy like solar and electricity.


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