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Monday, December 18, 2017

No. 20/2002

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16.05.2002

OPEC 32 mbd sustainable crude oil production capacity - EIA

According to IEA, sustainable OPEC crude oil production capacity is now 32 mbd including 3.2 mbd from Iraq. This is 10.3 mbd above the OPEC quota of 21.7 mbd and 8.6 mbd above the April 2002 production.... More

16.05.2002

11.3 million dwt sold for recycling

The sale of the 412,600-dwt ULCC Kapetan Hatzis (built 1976) to China for an amount of USD 150 per ldt makes our total demolition sales this year 11.3 mil dwt, including 26 U/VLCCs at 8 mil dwt.... More

16.05.2002

INTERTANKO MEDIA TRAINING COURSE IN ATHENS 30 MAY 2002

Tanker casualties excite the interest of the global news media. Pollution, damage to wildlife and the environment are big news. Film footage of a tanker in trouble makes for dramatic television - pictures of oily seabirds create an atmosphere that may be difficult to manage and that will be very hostile to the shipowner. Charterers are now requiring owners to be able to respond to the media. In...... More

16.05.2002

NEW RECEPTION FACILITIES PLANNED FOR MIDDLE EAST/GULF REGION

At the end of the GAOCMAO “Offshore Arabia – Clean Sea” Conference in Muscat, Oman, this week it was announced that all the other GCC states and Iran have agreed to ratify Annex I of the MARPOL Convention by the end of 2002. Oman ratified the Convention in 1984. Perhaps even more positive was the announcement that Iran is to establish three reception facilities and Saudi Arabia two – one each o...... More

16.05.2002

US West Coast tanker trade – 46% by INTERTANKO members

Tanker trade in number of voyages on the US West Coast is small compared to the trade in the US Gulf and on the US East Coast. In the 12-month period October 2000 to October 2001, 597 tanker voyages were recorded on the US West Coast with an average dwt of 66,216. INTERTANKO members did 46% of these voyages.... More

16.05.2002

US EPA ISSUES REGULATION ON LIMITING AIR POLLUTION FROM LARGE MARINE DIESEL ENGINES

Last week the US Environmental Protection Agency(EPA) issued its long-awaited proposed domestic regulation on limiting vessel-source air pollution from large (Category 3) marine diesel engines. The proposal had been expected, given commitments undertaken by the EPA in settlement litigation with environmental advocacy groups in the United States. While INTERTANKO has not questioned EPA’s authori...... More

16.05.2002

CONCERN REGARDING PROPOSED CHANGES TO IHO OPERATING STANDARDS

Marine Press of Canada is a distributor of nautical charts and publications and an associate member of INTERTANKO. It is in this regard that they have sent to INTERTANKO a copy of their April newsletter "Latitude Longitude", in which they raise their concerns regarding proposed changes to the International Hydrographic Office (IHO) operating standards and the possible effect these may have upon...... More

16.05.2002

The upward trend in European products imports since 1997 continues - OECD

Europe is somewhat behind on statistics compared to the US. The February Monthly Oil Survey has just been published and the OECD Europe’s imports of products in February were the highest monthly figure we have recorded since we started recording in 1988. The ‘OECD Europe, Imports of Total Products’ have increased every year since 1997 when they were 3.97 mbd. The imports in 2001 were 4.94 mbd a...... More

16.05.2002

US SALVAGE & FIREFIGHTING PROPOSED REQUIREMENTS

Tank vessel response plan (VRP) regulations for vessels carrying oil, in place since 1993, require vessel owners or operators to identify in their VRPs a salvage company with expertise and equipment, and a company with firefighting capability, which will respond in the event of a discharge. As originally promulgated by the Coast Guard, these requirements were to become more stringent after an...... More