Oil and gas transportation

March 18, 2017 - 11:47 pm
NKOREA-ROCKET ENGINE TEST North Korea tests newly developed high-thrust rocket engine TOKYO (AP) — North Korea has tested a new type of high-thrust engine to propel its rockets. Leader Kim Jong Un attended the test at the Sohae launch site, according to a report by the Korean Central News Agency,...
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March 18, 2017 - 8:53 pm
OBIT-CHUCK BERRY Rock 'n' roll legend Chuck Berry dies at 90 ST. LOUIS (AP) — Chuck Berry, rock 'n' roll's founding guitar hero and storyteller who defined the music's joy and rebellion in such classics as "Johnny B. Goode," ''Sweet Little Sixteen" and "Roll Over Beethoven," died Saturday at his...
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March 18, 2017 - 4:48 pm
FRANCE-AIRPORT SHOOTING Officials: Attacker snatched assault gun from soldier, aiming to shoot people PARIS (AP) — French officials are providing new details of today's attack on a soldier at Orly Airport near Paris. Paris prosecutor Francois Molins says a man held a pistol to the female soldier's...
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In this photo taken Monday, Oct. 27, 2014, the Aris 13 oil tanker is seen from a helicopter in the harbor of Gladstone, Australia. Pirates have hijacked the Aris 13 oil tanker off the coast of Somalia, officials and piracy experts said Tuesday, March 14, 2017, the first such seizure of a large commercial vessel on the crucial global trade route since 2012. (Kevin Finnigan/Tropic Maritime Images via AP)
March 16, 2017 - 4:04 pm
MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — A Somalia official says pirates who seized a Comoros-flagged oil tanker have released the ship without conditions. Security official Ahmed Mohamed tells The Associated Press the pirates have disembarked the ship, which is now heading to Bossaso port, the region's...
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Mother Hema Adhikari, standing center watches as sister Namalee Makalandawa, seated, shows a wedding photograph of Premnath Ruwan Sampath stored in a laptop at their residence in Maharagama, on the outskirts of Colombo, Sri Lanka, Wednesday, March 15, 2017. Sampath is one among the Sri Lankan crew members being held captive by suspected Somali pirates after armed men seized an oil tanker off the coast of Somalia Monday. Makalandawa said Sampath, was her only brother and that he had got married a year ago. He had joined the tanker two months ago. (AP Photo/Eranga Jayawardena)
March 15, 2017 - 12:29 pm
MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — Families of the eight Sri Lankan crew members held captive by Somali pirates on an oil tanker tearfully pleaded Wednesday for the men to be released unharmed, while the pirates demanded a ransom. The hijacking on Monday was the first such seizure of a large commercial...
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March 15, 2017 - 11:59 am
YAHOO-SECURITY BREACH NEW: AP Source: Russian hackers charged in massive Yahoo breach WASHINGTON (AP) — A law enforcement official says the Justice Department is preparing to announce charges against four defendants, including two Russian security services officers, in a mega data breach at Yahoo...
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March 15, 2017 - 11:59 am
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The developer of the Keystone XL pipeline has donated $20,000 to the Nebraska Republican Party through a political action committee run by one of its U.S. subsidiaries. The Feb. 8 donation was made as TransCanada seeks approval for a route through Nebraska. It came from...
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March 14, 2017 - 4:00 pm
CONGRESS-HEALTH OVERHAUL Dems say CBO report on GOP bill 'knockout blow' WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House and Republican leaders in Congress are scrambling to shore up support for their health care bill. This, as critics go on the attack over new estimates that 14 million people would lose...
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In this photo taken Monday, Oct. 27, 2014, the Aris 13 oil tanker is seen from a helicopter in the harbor of Gladstone, Australia. Pirates have hijacked the Aris 13 oil tanker off the coast of Somalia, officials and piracy experts said Tuesday, March 14, 2017, the first such seizure of a large commercial vessel on the crucial global trade route since 2012. (Kevin Finnigan/Tropic Maritime Images via AP)
March 14, 2017 - 9:52 am
MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — Pirates have hijacked an oil tanker off the coast of Somalia, local officials and an expert said Tuesday, the first such seizure of a large commercial vessel on the crucial global trade route since 2012. The reported seizure Monday of the Aris 13 came as a surprise to the...
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March 14, 2017 - 7:38 am
NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — The discovery of a huge natural gas deposit in Egyptian waters has boosted hopes of other such finds in the eastern Mediterranean that could help meet Europe's energy needs, a senior official with Italian oil and gas company Eni said Tuesday. Eni SpA Chief Exploration Officer...
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