China unveils 2017-2021 winter clean heating plan

Beijing - An unprecedented government campaign to switch millions of households and thousands of businesses from coal to natural gas in northern China this winter has backfired.


Ship broker SSY acquires Denmark’s Bidsted & Co amid sector recovery

London - After a nearly decade-long downturn, caused in part by too many vessels available, segments of the global shipping industry are looking towards better times as ship ordering slows.


Nigerian oil union says to strike from Monday after talks hit deadlock

Abuja - The Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association of Nigeria, whose members mainly work in the upstream oil industry, is clashing with the companies over the laying off of union members.


Cruise sector: Japan out, China in / ANALYSIS

Beijing to build ships for its own citizens, but Western intervention is essential


Sea change: LNG tankers divert to China as winter gas shortage bites

Tokyo - Following an unprecedented drive to switch millions of households to natural gas from coal for heating, China’s imports of LNG have surged as utilities struggle to meet soaring demand as winter gets off to a colder start than usual.

As China gas crunch grows, CNOOC hires 100-truck convoy to ship LNG to icy north
Britain says West must defend undersea cables from Russian navy
Nigeria to release $1 bln from excess oil account to fight Boko Haram
Bailout hopes for 2 shipbuilders
Shipowners urge for rapid and positive progress in the Brexit negotiations