Friday 30 January 2015
Oil platform

Isaac moves on, oil platform staff return

The remnants of Hurricane Isaac brought heavy rainfall and the threat of flash flooding to the Mississippi Valley on Friday as Gulf Coast residents cleaned up and energy facilities geared back into operation - in one case with government help.


Iraq buys US drones to protect oil platforms

Iraq is buying unmanned drones from the US to help protect its southern oil platforms as the Opec nation ramps up production after the withdrawal of the last American troops, US and Iraqi officials said on Monday. Protecting the vital infr


Oil platform plan threatens rare Pacific whale

Plans for an oil platform off Sakhalin in Russia's Far East poses a major threat to an endangered whale population already on the brink of disappearing, a wildlife protection group said. Sakhalin Energy Investment Company, which is partly


Iraq eyes new oil platforms, big export boost

Iraq aims to install four new floating oil terminals and three new undersea oil pipelines that will boost export capacity to 8 million barrels per day from a current 1.9 million bpd, a top oil official said. Dhiya Jaafar, current chief of

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