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Thailand in a race to find new sources of oil and gas

After nearly a decade hiatus, Thailand is getting back on the horse this week and offering new licenses for oil and gas exploration. Due to declines in petroleum supplies from the fields in the Gulf of Thailand, the country is now offering licenses after seven years. The Bangkok Post reported that existing reserves in the gulf may last for only ...

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Hijacked Vietnamese tanker returned to port

The Vietnamese oil tanker which went missing last week has been recovered. The Sunrise 689 was released by its hijackers, returning to port at 5 p.m. (5 a.m. CST), according to Hilary Whiteman and Euan McKirdy for CNN. All 18 crew members on board were safely aboard the vessel. The ship had been relieved of approximately 2,000 tons of the ...

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Vietnamese tanker officially missing, likely hijacked

A Vietnamese oil tanker en route to Vietnam from Singapore went missing last week. Now officials are saying that the Sunrise 689 was likely hijacked by pirates, according to Petro Global News. The vessel lost contact with its operator, Hai Phong Sea Products Shipbuilding, within hours of leaving port. The last known location was 115 nautical miles, or about 133 ...

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