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La Escuela de Negocios de las Islas y la Cámara de Comercio tinerfeña ofrecen por primera vez un curso sobre la seguridad en las plataformas petroleras

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Una de las plataformas petroleras que han llegado al puerto de Santa Cruz de Tenerife.Carsten W. Lauritsen

El puerto de Santa Cruz de Tenerife ofrece desde no hace mucho tiempo un skyline muy diferente al que los chicharreros estaban acostumbrados; un horizonte en el que impresionantes estructuras de hierro recortan el cielo y, de forma indefectible, han conseguido hacerse un hueco fijo para salir en la foto. Se trata, claro está, de las plataformas petrolíferas que llegan hasta la capital tinerfeña para ser reparadas

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Fortum buys stake in wave power startup


Mon Sep 1, 2014 9:20am GMT
 HELSINKI, Sept 1 (Reuters) - Finland's top utility, state-controlled Fortum, on Monday said it has acquired a 14 percent stake in Finnish wave energy developer Wello.

Wello has developed a floating vessel that captures energy from waves and converts it into electrical power with a generator, Fortum said.

It did not disclose the value of the deal. (Reporting By Jussi Rosendahl; Editing by Michael Urquhart)

Petroleum Products Importers Accuse DPR Of Collusion With Importers Of Adulterated Products

Article | August 29, 2014 - 9:16am

The Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) has come under heavy criticism by operators over illegal import of adulterated petroleum products by importers at the popular Ibafon petroleum jetty in Lagos.

This allegation was leveled by operators, even as they further accused the agency's officials at the jetty of sabotaging the essence of their establishment.

The operators who pleaded anonymity revealed that the practice is common at the Ibafon jetty, but added that the Ijora jetties are not left out.

Sources revealed to Shipping Position Daily, yesterday, that officials from the DPR found joy in dealing with importers that bring in such sub standard products over those that import high quality products.

The insider sources disclosed that any importation

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Accounting for the Expanding Carbon Shadow From Coal-Burning Plants

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Accounting for the Expanding Carbon Shadow From Coal-Burning Plants


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A coal-fired power plant at night on the outskirts of Datong, Shanxi Province.Credit Jason Lee/Reuters

Steven Davis of the University of California, Irvine, and Robert Socolow of Princeton (best known for his work dividing the climate challenge into carbon “wedges”) have written “Commitment accounting of CO2 emissions,”a valuable new

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LNG at Ports of Stockholm


Today Ports of Stockholm provides bunkering (refuelling) for Viking Grace, the new Viking Line passenger ferry. Viking Grace is unique as she is the first large passenger ferry in the world to be powered by LNG, and this is why LNG bunkering at Ports of Stockholm is also the first of its kind.

LNG bunkering of a full-size passenger ferry has never been done before. For this reason, logistics and safety procedures have been developed in close collaborations between AGA, the supplier of the gas, Viking Line, who invested in the new vessel, Ports of Stockholm and the relevant government agencies.

In addition to having been involved in the preparative work, Ports of Stockholm functions as the contact point for all who are

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