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Iran tanker too big to dock at Greek port: minister

Athens - An Iranian tanker that has sparked a diplomatic row pitting Tehran against Washington and London is too big to dock in Greece, the country's junior foreign minister said Wednesday."This is a very large crude carrier, it is over 130,000 tonnes...

Iran tanker departs after Gibraltar rejects US demand

Gibraltar - The Iranian oil tanker at the centre of a diplomatic dispute has departed from Gibraltar after the British overseas territory rejected a US demand to seize the vessel.

US issues warrant for seizure of Iranian tanker in Gibraltar

Washington - The US Justice Department issued a warrant Friday for the seizure of the Iranian oil supertanker Grace 1, one day after a Gibraltar judge allowed the release of the detained vessel.

US issues warrant for seizure of Iranian tanker in Gibraltar

Washington - The US Justice Department issued a warrant Friday for the seizure of the Iranian oil supertanker Grace 1, one day after a Gibraltar judge allowed the release of the detained vessel.

US issues warrant for seizure of Iranian tanker in Gibraltar

Washington - The US Justice Department issued a warrant Friday for the seizure of the Iranian oil supertanker Grace 1, one day after a Gibraltar judge allowed the release of the detained vessel.

Iran says tanker freed by Gibraltar poised to set sail

Tehran - A tanker carrying Iranian oil, released by Gibraltar authorities after being held since July 4, is preparing to set sail into the Mediterranean, a senior Iranian shipping official said Friday.

Iran says tanker freed by Gibraltar poised to set sail

Tehran - A tanker carrying Iranian oil, released by Gibraltar authorities after being held since July 4, is preparing to set sail into the Mediterranean, a senior Iranian shipping official said Friday.

Iran says tanker freed by Gibraltar poised to set sail

Tehran - A tanker carrying Iranian oil, released by Gibraltar authorities after being held since July 4, is preparing to set sail into the Mediterranean, a senior Iranian shipping official said Friday.

Gibraltar orders Iranian tanker release despite US detention bid

Gibraltar - Gibraltar's Supreme Court on Thursday ruled in favour of releasing an Iranian supertanker seized on suspicion of shipping oil to war-torn Syria in breach of international sanctions, in a blow to the United States which had tried to block the vessel's d...

US 'piracy' attempt failed, Iran says after court orders tanker release

Tehran - Iran's top diplomat said a US attempt at "piracy" had failed after a Gibraltar court on Thursday ordered the release of a tanker carrying Iranian oil despite a US detention request.

Portuguese police escort fuel trucks as strike begins

Lisbon - Portuguese police escorted fuel trucks on Monday to supply petrol stations on the first day of a tanker drivers' strike threatening supplies at the height of the summer holidays.

Aussie ex-spy offers surprise guilty plea for leaking East Timor plot

Sydney - A former Australian spy announced a surprise guilty plea Tuesday for exposing an alleged 2004 bugging operation against East Timor officials, after years of fighting the charges.

Australia approves East Timor border deal, unlocking vast gas reserves

Sydney - Australia's parliament voted Monday to implement a maritime border treaty with East Timor, potentially unlocking billions in offshore oil and gas revenue after a bitter decade-long dispute.

Iran frees nine Indian crew from seized tanker: India govt

New Delhi - Iran has freed nine of 12 Indian crew from a Panama-flagged tanker seized on July 14, India's foreign ministry said Friday.

Libya halts loading at key oil terminal as pipeline closed

Tripoli - Libya's National Oil Company said it had stopped loading crude at a key government-controlled shipping terminal, declaring "force majeure" after a pipeline closure halted operations at its main oil field.

Iran Guards say they confiscated British tanker in Strait of Hormuz

Tehran - Iran's Revolutionary Guards announced Friday they had confiscated a British tanker in the strategic Strait of Hormuz for breaking "international maritime rules".

Pollution alert as the Hibernia oil platform spills oil

12,000 litres of oil (equivalent to 75 barrels) has been spilled into the ocean off Newfoundland. This has caused the oil rig to shut down and the incident has raised concerns for local wildlife.

Gibraltar, Iran officials hold talks on seized oil tanker

Gibraltar - Gibraltar's Chief Minister Fabian Picardo said Thursday he had a "constructive and positive" meeting with Iranian officials in London aimed at defusing tensions around an oil tanker carrying Iranian oil being held in the British territory's waters.

Iran Guards seize 'foreign tanker' accused of fuel smuggling

Tehran - Iran's Revolutionary Guards said Thursday they had detained a "foreign tanker" and its crew for allegedly smuggling fuel, in the latest incident to send tensions soaring in the Gulf.

Iran Guards say they have seized a 'foreign tanker'

Tehran - Iran's Revolutionary Guards said Thursday they had detained a "foreign tanker" and its crew for allegedly smuggling fuel in the Gulf.

US, allies planning naval escort for Gulf tankers: Pentagon

Washington - The United States and its allies are discussing plans to provide naval escorts for oil tankers through the Gulf, a top US general said Thursday after Iranian military vessels menaced a British tanker.

Refuelling under scrutiny as S.Africa penguins hit by oil spill

South End - Rangers in wet suits have been searching for oil-tarred penguins in shallow water around St Croix Island off the South African coast as a refuelling spill highlights conservationists' fears over pollution.

Power outage hits Venezuela's largest refinery complex: lawmaker

Caracas - Venezuela's largest refinery complex has been hit by a power outage, at a time of acute fuel shortages in parts of the crisis-torn oil producer, an opposition lawmaker said Sunday.

Iran denies tanker detained by UK was headed to Syria

Tehran - Iran denied Sunday that an oil tanker detained by Britain in Gibraltar was carrying crude to Syria, which would put it in violation of EU sanctions."The tanker was carrying Iran's oil...

Iran condemns detention of oil supertanker in Gibraltar

Gibraltar - Iran on Thursday condemned the "illegal interception" of one of its oil tankers in Gibraltar where authorities said they suspected it was carrying crude to Syria in violation of EU sanctions.

Climate campaigners 'greatest threat' to oil sector: OPEC

Vienna - OPEC's secretary-general has complained of what he called "unscientific" attacks on the oil industry by climate change campaigners, calling them "perhaps the greatest threat to our industry going forward".

At least 45 killed in Nigeria fuel tanker blast

Port Harcourt - At least 45 people were killed and more than 100 injured in central Nigeria when a petrol tanker crashed and then exploded as people gathered fuel, emergency services said Tuesday.

OPEC extends oil output cuts after Moscow-Riyadh pact

Vienna - OPEC agreed Monday to extend by nine months daily oil output cuts aimed at supporting prices and soaking up excess supplies, following last weekend's G20 pact between cartel kingpin Saudi Arabia and non-member Russia.

Trump tells other countries to protect own Gulf shipping

Washington - President Donald Trump on Monday told other countries to protect their own Gulf oil shipments, declaring that the United States has only limited strategic interest in the "dangerous" region.

Morocco's sole oil refinery battles for survival

Mohammedia - Three years after it was liquidated for racking up billions of euros worth of debt, Morocco's sole oil refinery and one-time economic flagship is struggling to attract a buyer and survive.
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