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Home » News » Americas News - July 2008


Americas News - July 2008

Aruba refinery still up for sale
30 Jul 2008 10:02 GMT
Valero CEO says it continues to pursue the sale of its refinery in Aruba.

Valero Q2 profit drops by 67 percent
30 Jul 2008 08:04 GMT
US refiner cites tight refining margins and the rising cost of crude oil.

US legislation paves the way for scrubbing technology
29 Jul 2008 08:03 GMT
Seawater scrubbing will enable operators to reduce ship emissions and fuel costs.

Californian ports expand clean fuel choices
28 Jul 2008 11:30 GMT
Low-sulphur MDO included as fuel option for air quality program in Long Beach and Los Angeles.

B.C. Ferries raises fuel surcharge
28 Jul 2008 08:24 GMT
Transportation Minister considers reducing service to limit the impact of high bunker costs.

California adopts ban on heavy fuel oil
25 Jul 2008 08:06 GMT
ARB measure will require vessels to use marine distillates in California from 2009.

400,000-gallon fuel oil spill in New Orleans
24 Jul 2008 08:14 GMT
Collision causes barge to leak no. 6 fuel oil into the Mississippi river.

Bunker costs hit Royal Caribbean
22 Jul 2008 08:05 GMT
Cruise operator cuts 400 jobs as part of a cost-saving initiative.

US bunker spill cleanup is completed
14 Jul 2008 08:02 GMT
'Pre-booming' measures aid oil spill containment and cleanup operations.

Total shuts units at Port Arthur refinery
11 Jul 2008 11:01 GMT
U.S. bunker supplier closes down 9 units at its refining facility in Texas.

Shipping lines sign up to low-sulphur initiative
10 Jul 2008 08:02 GMT
Cargo vessel operators agree to take part in San Pedro Bay low-sulphur incentive program.

NYMEX changes margins for fuel oil contracts
08 Jul 2008 10:15 GMT
New margin changes for fuel oil and gasoil contracts will come into effect from today.

Petrobras announces changes in Espirito Santo
07 Jul 2008 08:21 GMT
Minimum notice required for nominations in a number of ports in southeastern Brazil.

Panama introduces barge fuel surcharge
03 Jul 2008 10:08 GMT
New surcharge will apply to all barge deliveries on either side of the Panama Canal.

Petrobras suspends sales activities
03 Jul 2008 08:19 GMT
Brazilian supplier stops trading for the second time in a week. Sales resume today at new prices.

Aegean completes acquisition of ICS Petroleum
02 Jul 2008 10:02 GMT
Vancouver-based firm becomes wholly owned subsidiary of Aegean.

Chemoil adds tanker in Gulf of Mexico
01 Jul 2008 08:03 GMT
U.S. supplier charters second vessel to meet increased demand in the region.



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