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Dhaka Tuesday,  Jun 19, 2018


TOKYO, May 29, 2014 (AFP) – A 998-tonne oil tanker was listing off the Japanese coast Thursday after a large explosion and subsequent fire that sent towering columns of acrid smoke into the sky. The 64-year-old captain of the ship was still unaccounted for hours after the accident, while four of his crew were in hospital being treated for severe burns, according to coastguards. The tanker had unloaded its cargo... »
SINGAPORE, April 24, 2014 (BSS/AFP) – Oil prices rebounded in Asian trade today as heightened tensions in Ukraine overshadowed data showing US commercial crude oil inventories reaching an all- time high. New York’s West Texas Intermediate for June delivery, was up 24 cents at $101.68 a barrel in mid-morning trade, and Brent North Sea crude for June rose 19 cents to $109.30. Both contracts tumbled Wednesday on the US stockpiles... »
SINGAPORE, April 07, 2014 (BSS/AFP) – Crude prices dropped in Asian trade Monday after rebels agreed to reopen two of the four blockaded oil terminals in eastern Libya, analysts said. New York’s main contract West Texas Intermediate (WTI) for May delivery dropped 26 cents to $100.88 a barrel in mid-morning trade and Brent North Sea crude for May slid 82 cents to $105.90. The announcement of a deal to reopen... »
By. James Burgess: Since the first discovery of the massive Jubilee oilfield in Ghana by a start-up company, the West African playing field has begun to change, and so too have investor sentiments, disappointed most recently by the low fourth-quarter 2013 results of major integrated oil companies like Exxon, Shell, Chevron and BP. But while the supermajors are struggling with soaring project costs and poor balance sheets, innovative juniors and... »
By. James Burgess: The future of oil exploration lies in new technology – from massive data-processing supercomputers to 4D seismic to early-phase airborne spy technology that can pinpoint prospective reservoirs. Oil and gas is getting bigger, deeper, faster and more efficient, with new technology chipping away at “peak oil” concerns. Hydraulic fracturing has caught mainstream attention, other high-tech developments in exploration and discovery have kept this ball rolling. Oil majors... »
SINGAPORE, March 05, 2014: Oil prices were mixed in Asia today as fears of an immediate armed conflict in Ukraine receded, but analysts said the presence of Russian-backed troops in the Crimean peninsula continue to support prices. New York’s main contract, West Texas Intermediate (WTI) for April delivery, rose 10 cents to $103.43 in afternoon trade, while Brent North Sea crude for April eased 14 cents to $109.16. WTI fell... »
Bangladesh Petroleum Corporation (BPC) has sought tax and VAT waiver for importing high-speed furnace oil for feeding power plants, aiming to make the corporation profitable. The request was made at an inter-ministerial meeting held at the Energy and Mineral Resources Division (EMRD) on 19th February with secretary Md Mozammel Huque Khan in the chair. As per the advise of the NBR representatives, the EMRD will send an official letter seeking... »
By. Nick Cunningham: Iraq’s Deputy Prime Minister for Energy Affairs firmly stated the central government will take action, “including fiscal measures,” if Kurdistan begins exporting oil without coming to an agreement with Baghdad. The remarks came as Minister Hussain al-Shahristani spoke at a conference in London on January 28. The Kurdish Regional Government (KRG) announced in mid-January that oil had begun to flow through a pipeline towards Turkey and that... »
Tullow Oil plc (“Tullow”) on 15th january announces oil discoveries at the Amosing-1 and Ewoi-1 exploration wells in Block 10BB onshore northern Kenya. As a result of these latest successes and recently reported discoveries at Ekales-1 and Agete-1, Tullow has updated its estimate of discovered resources in this basin to over 600 mmbo. Tullow believes that the overall potential for the basin, which will be fully assessed over the next... »
The Energy Division has sought Tk 10.0 billion as subsidy for import of oil for six months in July- December, 2013, from Finance Ministry. Bangladesh’s demand for fuel is growing sharply as a shortfall of natural gas has forced it to turn to costly oil-fired power plants to resolve the crippling electricity shortages. Energy Division officials said, The Bangladesh Petroleum Corporation (BPC) required US$5.0 billion for the fiscal year 2013-14... »