Shell considers solar panels to power Bukom refining site

Reuters reports that Royal Dutch Shell is under discussion for the installation of solar panels to power its Bukom refining site in Singapore. The Bukom manufacturing site includes a 500,000 barrels-per-day refinery, Shell’s largest wholly owned refinery.

Shell not to send UK-flagged vessels through Strait of Hormuz

Royal Dutch Shell informed that is not taking any British-flagged tankers through the Strait of Hormuz, in the midst of increased tensions with Iran, in the vital chokepoint for oil shipments. Shell now joins BP, which is also avoiding sending vessels through the Strait of Hormuz.

USCG begins investigation on Auger fatalities

The US Coast Guard announced it has initiated a formal investigation on the fatal incident that occurred onboard Shell’s offshore production platform ‘Auger’, on 30 June 2019. A Shell employee and a contractor with oilfield services provider Danos Inc, were killed during a routine test of a lifeboat launch.

Inpex, Shell receive revised plan approval for Abadi LNG project

Tokyo-based INPEX and oil major Shell received the official approval of Indonesian government concerning the revised Plan of Development (POD) for the Abadi LNG Project, announced in late June. This is the first large-scale integrated LNG development project operated by INPEX in Indonesia.

Singapore’s court jails tanker chief officer to case involving stolen gas

A man linked to a case involving 340,000 tonnes of stolen gas oil worth more than $200 million – the largest ever in Singapore – has been jailed for two and a half years. Dang Van Hanh has been jailed after pleading guilty to have received 5,600 metric tonnes of marine gasoil (MGO) stolen from Shell’s Pulau Bukom refinery.

Two killed during lifeboat test on Shell’s Auger platform

A Shell employee and a contractor with oilfield services provider Danos Inc, were killed during a routine test of a lifeboat launch and retrieval capabilities at Auger Tension Leg Platform in the deepwater US Gulf of Mexico on Sunday morning.

Shell reportedly to apply for LNG bunkering license at Gibraltar port

Shell announced that it will apply for an LNG bunkering license at the Port of Gibraltar, as Shell’s Arjan Stavast, allegedly, informed attendees of the Maritime Week Gibraltar Conference. The legislative framework for the licensing of LNG bunkering is already in place in Gibraltar and the code of practice has been drafted.

Israel’s Oil Refineries to deliver IMO 2020 compliant fuel

Israel’s Oil Refineries have delivered its first cargo of compliant 0.5% sulphur content marine fuel, in line with IMO’s upcoming rules. Namely, the 197,000 barrel per day refinery loaded its first 30,000 tonne cargo of the low sulphur fuel. ORL now joins several other refiners that recently developed new marine fuels to comply with the new regulation.


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