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Very large crude carriers are set for additional dock space in the coming years along the US Gulf Coast as an energy logistics firm wraps up a test run for a large tanker. A spokesman for Enterprise Products says the Navios-owned 297,377-dwt Nave Quasar (built 2010) made a successful docking ...
Two gliders were deployed in the Gulf of Oman for eight months. They communicated by satellite to build an underwater picture of oxygen levels, and the ocean mechanics that transport oxygen from one area to another. Where they expected some oxygen, they found an area larger than Scotland with ...

ON SEPTEMBER 3, 2017, shortly after the storm clouds from Hurricane Harvey departed East Texas, Scott Eustis, a wetlands ecologist with the New Orleans–based Gulf Restoration Network, hitched a ride on a plane stuffed with diapers, bottled water, and first-aid kits. The volunteers on board were ...
As representatives from more than 70 countries met this week to strengthen efforts to fight terror financing, experts told U.S. lawmakers that resolving a crisis among the Arab Gulf states could be an effective tool to reduce such funding. The event Wednesday and Thursday in Paris included Gulf states that ...
Oceanic warm-water events in the Gulf of California have increased in frequency during the last three decades, passing from a historic mean of one or two warm anomalies per decade to five events in the 2007-2016 period. This can lead to massive failures in seabird nesting, as anomalously warm waters ...
Qatar Airways made a “substantial” loss in its last financial year because of a regional blockade that has banned the airline from Arab countries, the company chief has announced. On June 2017, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Egypt and Bahrain started refusing to grant the Qatari airline access to ...

On Tuesday, Shell Offshore announced that it had given final approval for the development of its Vito discovery in the Gulf of Mexico. This is yet another positive for the deepwater Gulf and confirms that the recovery is underway. The project's significance is the confirmation that the industry can reduce costs ...
SARASOTA — Dr. Jack Davis painted a lush portrait of the Gulf of Mexico on Wednesday evening with his keynote speech at the opening reception for the 2018 Environmental Summit. He started by describing a majestic vision of 19th-century era painter Winslow Homer's experiences fishing among the ...
“Gulf Shield 1” is organized by the Saudi Arabian Ministry of Defense with participants from the land, air and naval forces of 23 countries. Tens of thousands of soldiers have arrived in the Kingdom to join the military exercise, which is considered the largest in the region in terms of the number of participating ...
GlobalData's latest analysis of the US Gulf of Mexico's crude oil production shows that over $40.3bn in capital expenditure (capex) would be spent by the US Gulf of Mexico on oil projects over the next four years to ensure that production remains around 2.2 million barrel per day (mmbd) in 2021. The region ...
Delay or no delay, things are moving forward for Gulf Shores City Schools, board President Kevin Corcoran said. “We are proceeding forward for a 2018 start,” Corcoran said. Gulf Shores and Baldwin County are at odds over when the coastal city will begin classes in its separation from the county. Corcoran ...
WASHINGTON: The Trump administration is postponing until September a summit with Gulf Arab leaders that had been planned for this spring amid an ongoing crisis in the region, according to five US officials. The decision to delay the May summit with the six-nation Gulf Cooperation Council reflects a ...
Gas pipeline to link Permian Basin to Gulf Coast refineries ... Construction on the NGL pipeline began in December 2017, intended to connect NGL producers in the Permian and Eagle Ford basins with chemical companies and Gulf Coast refineries, along with export markets to the east, under a definitive ...
HARLINGEN -- High winds riding in with the strong cold front that is barreling through the Valley this morning have sparked a small craft advisory for bay and gulf waters. North winds and building seas are following the front, which may also bring showers and thunderstorms locally. The boating advisory will ...
A Gulf summit that was supposed to take place at the beginning of April in Washington, DC has been postponed to September, a number of United States officials said. According to Reuters news agency, the decision came as a result of US President Donald Trump's busy schedule of diplomatic meetings, ...
To bring Amtrak back to Mobile, state officials will have to dedicate $3.5 million over the course of four years to match federal grants aimed at improving an existing rail line. And to return service to Atmore -- Amtrak's only other stop on the old Gulf Coast route - the state's cost rises by another $8.5 million.
The meeting highlights the focus now placed on financial technology in the Gulf, as the region's financial centres commit to entering a space they have been slow to engage with until now. It also speaks to a difficult balancing act: the Gulf's hubs would like to collaborate and learn from each other, yet they ...

Changing the name from Papuan LNG to Gulf LNG Project and approving the Gulf LNG under the revised PNG Oil and Gas Act are amongst the list of agendas the people are pushing for the provincial and national governments and developers to resolve. The people from Ihu, Baimuru and Kikori say they ...
GULFPORT, Miss. (AP) -- Grant money recently approved by Congress could help passenger trains see a comeback along the U.S. Gulf Coast between Alabama, Mississippi and Louisiana. The $1.3 trillion spending bill that will keep the federal government operating through September includes grant ...
An award-winning play by "Black Panther" star Danai Gurira will have a Gulf Coast regional premier in April in New Orleans. Southern Rep Theatre will perform "Eclipsed" from April 18 through May 6 at Loyola University's Marquette Theatre, as part of the company's season in residence at the school.
For those living in the Gulf, the options are limitless, so to make things easier here are the six top places to go that are a mere stone's throw away. India India has so much to ... For those missing out on snowy ski season in the Gulf, Georgia's Tbilisi is a great quick and affordable option. Things you shouldn't ...
The Pakistan Navy Ships Tippu Sultan, Himmat and Pakistan Maritime Security Ship Basol headed by Mission Commander Commodore Muhammad Faisal Abbasi, Commander 25th Destroyer Squadron (Comdesron-25) arrived at Port Jubail, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) to participate in Joint ...
Bill Nelson helped establish in 2015, is competitive but it was created with the Gulf Coast service in mind," Gulley said in an email to the News Journal. "For example, the grant program gives priority to restoring service on routes formerly operated by Amtrak. So, if the Gulf Coast line gets approval, the grant ...
Mobile, AL (WKRG) - Mobile also played host to its own "March for our Lives Event." Several people packed the grounds at Public Safety Memorial Park Saturday afternoon. Some carried signs with slogans like "Arms are for hugs. Protect our children not guns" and "One child is worth more than all the guns ...
The cyclone has since been downgraded to a category two as it tracks slowly south along the coast south of Kowanyama in Queensland's Gulf country. Ergon Energy said all 230 of its customers in the town of Pormpuraaw have lost power. It is not yet clear how much damage Nora has caused, but residents ...
Even as the splashing waves rock the boat, a 40-odd-year-old woman keeps a stoic lookout on the horizon for any approaching vessels, for what the group is up to in the Gulf of Mannar is not strictly legal. While the coxswain manoeuvres the craft, other women scan the bed for seaweed, a group of algae ...
A little rust was evident after a long hunting season. The first tap at the end of the line meant a fish was interested in the bait, but the reflexes hadn't been tested for a while. By the time I set the hook, I had felt the second tap. I knew that, in all likelihood, the hookset was a futile attempt to overcome my dormant fishing senses.
Unless you've got your head in a soundproof box, you've heard about the massive dead zone in the Gulf of Mexico. It's nothing new, this dead zone—it's been happening for decades, in fact—but in recent years, it's gotten much larger. In August of 2017, it was found to be the “largest ever measured.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Gulf of Mexico's “dead zone” will be an unwanted summer visitor for decades, Canadian scientists say. They say the oxygen-starved patch would persist even if farmers could immediately end all fertilizer runoff. An area with too little oxygen to support marine life forms every ...
SeaLand, the Intra-Americas regional ocean carrier of the Maersk Group, to introduce the Gulf Ocean Express (GOEX) service, a new direct, all-water service that connects the U.S. Gulf with Central America, Panama and Colombia. SeaLand transshipment hubs in Cartagena and Manzanillo provide ...
In this screen capture from an NOAA video, former National Hurricane Center Director Dr. Rick Knabb talks with newly appointed director Ken Graham from the National Weather Service's New Orleans/Baton Rouge Weather Forecast Office during a Hurricane Awareness Tour stop in New Orleans in 2016.
The largest federal Gulf of Mexico offshore lease offering in history drew yet another cautious response from industry, with $124.7 million in winning bids for 815,403 acres. Yesterday's lease sale was another sign the offshore industry continues to bump along the bottom of the downturn, as 33 companies ...
Tropical Cyclone Nora formed early this morning in the Arafura Sea and intensified to a category two system shortly before 11:00 am. It is expected to further intensify into a severe system over the weekend and is predicted to reach category four in the Gulf before it makes landfall. The cyclone is expected to ...
And to meet some of them, we left Yemen and crossed the Gulf of Aden. We arrived on the shores of East Africa in the tiny nation of Djibouti. This is a sea port called Obock where men right now are loading construction materials onto a boat by hand. This is very old-time seafaring. And just across the blue ...
The town is making preparations ahead of the expected formation of a tropical cyclone in the Gulf of Carpentaria tomorrow. Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) Commissioner Katarina Carroll said residents in the warning area should use the next 24 hours to make preparations around the ...
HOUSTON — In a setback to Trump administration efforts to increase offshore oil production, the industry responded with only modest interest on Wednesday in a federal auction covering a record 77 million acres in the Gulf of Mexico. Companies bid on only 1 percent of the acreage, and the winning bids ...
It's been a common sight this winter. There are a couple hundred commercial trucks waiting for a ferry across the Gulf of St. Lawrence, similar to this scene in January. (Submitted). High winds are slamming parts of Newfoundland, cancelling Marine Atlantic ferry crossings for Wednesday. "We've got some ...
It is no secret that from day one, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson strongly opposed President Donald Trump's scheme to ditch Obama's Iran nuclear agreement. Not only is Tillerson now history, but he was replaced by the head of the CIA. In turn, Trump filled his CIA position with Gina Haspel, a person, who ...
Spring break is a time to relax and get away for vacationers, but it's a make or break season for businesses along the Gulf Coast. And that's especially so this year, as the region tries to rebound from Hurricane Harvey. So we at the Texas Standard made a few calls. We asked a basic question – how's ...
Coral Geide Several contributing factors, mainly 12 errors, were not good ingredients for the Key West High softball team on Monday afternoon in the Gulf Coast Classic I in Gulf Shores, Alabama. In the opening game of the 22-team field, the Lady Conchs committed a half-dozen errors to account... For the ...
Airline tickets in the region continue to drop dramatically providing consumers with bargains but airlines with revenue-earning challenges, according to the Cleartrip 2017 Travel Insights Report. It found Jeddah-Dubai passengers had the most to smile about with prices down 28 per cent while Beirut-Dubai ...
Coral reefs in the Gulf of Mannar in Tamil Nadu are facing a new threat. Researchers have found that an invasive marine sponge species, Terpios hoshinota, is growing aggressively over live coral colonies in Van Island in the Mannar Bay, which could prove fatal for coral reefs there. The researchers found ...
But for all the intrigue, credit-taking and anticipated gloom, analysts say the Gulf rift probably had little to do with Tillerson's departure, and his replacement by CIA director Mike Pompeo will not shift US policy. "I don't buy into this nonsense that the Emiratis or even Saudi Arabia have been able to influence ...
I decided to explore the market dynamics of the floater segment of the U.S. Gulf of Mexico. Let's start with a global chart of ultra-deepwater marketed utilization from the most recent Rowan (RDC) presentation, which shows that utilization dropped from 75% to 74%, while the marketed supply decreased from ...
Well over 20,000 people have watched a youtube video that shows a map of the Gulf of Mexico. It points to an area to the South East of Corpus Christi located in the water where temperature reads 133 degrees. The video sounds like an official weather report, but it's not. Not even close. In fact, we took the ...
We are going to figure this out with them because our costs drive the majority of their operating costs to get this oil out of the ground in the Gulf of Mexico,” said Danos, an executive vice president, who along with his father and two brothers has helped steer the integrated oilfield services company through ...
Trac Intermodal, a provider of intermodal marine equipment, has expanded and updated its chassis fleet in the ports of Houston, Mobile, Ala., New Orleans and El Paso, Texas. The upgrade effort for the ports in the Trac Gulf Regional Pool, or TGRP, will handle growth in United States resin exports, ...
File – This Jan. 2, 2018, file photo shows the remains of a ship that could be the Clotilda, the last slave ship documented to have delivered captive Africans to the United States. The Clotilda was burned after... (Ben Raines/AL.com via AP, File) More ...
Gulf states are studying plans to break the deadlock over the Saudi-led boycott of Qatar by persuading the two sides to agree to relax restrictions on civilian movements as the first step to a wider deal. The dispute with Qatar is likely to be one of the major topics for discussion between the Saudi crown prince ...
A strengthening monsoonal trough in the Gulf will cause further heavy rain and showers to the tropics and will increase the chance for cyclone potential. The Bureau of Meteorology's Julian de Morton said there was more of a chance for a cyclone to develop in the Gulf than in the Coral Sea this weekend.


 

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