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Vietnam demands that China move oil rig

Vietnam demands that China move oil rig

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Vietnam demanded Friday that China remove an oil exploration rig from an area of the South China Sea where their border is still being demarcated, and said Beijing’s unilateral actions were complicating regional tensions. The oil rig was at the center of a standoff between the countries in 2014 when China parked it near the Paracel ...

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New refinery included in Vietnam’s oil sector’s plans

HANOI – Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung has decided to include the Victory-Nhon Hoi petrochemical and oil refinery project in plans for the country’ petrol sector. The US$22 billion project is listed among the projects receiving priority from the government, reported the news site vnexpress. The US$21.5-billion Victory project, to be located in Binh Dinh’s Nhon Hoi Economic Zone, is ...

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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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China rig finds gas after Vietnam sea standoff

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Ian Mader | Associated Press BEIJING — The Chinese exploration rig at the center of a tense maritime standoff with Vietnam earlier this year has made its first deep sea gas discovery in the politically volatile South China Sea, state media announced Tuesday. The discovery by China National Offshore Oil Corp. was made about a month after its rig withdrew ...

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China-Vietnam tensions ‘likely to ease

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Rachel Chang | Asia News Network (Hamburg, Germany) BEIJING (The Straits Times/ANN) — Fragile truce suggests Hanoi will not file lawsuit over sea dispute, analysts say China and Vietnam reached a fragile truce that should ease bilateral tensions, which escalated in May when a Chinese oil rig was parked in disputed waters and led Hanoi to consider taking the South China ...

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US looks to calm South China Sea tensions

Matthew Pennington | The Associated Press WASHINGTON — The United States will be looking to calm tensions stoked by recent Chinese oil drilling in disputed waters of the South China Sea at an upcoming meeting of the region’s foreign ministers, a senior U.S. official said Monday. Although the U.S. claims neutrality in the disputes, China is unlikely to respond favorably. ...

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US looks to calm South China Sea tensions

Matthew Pennington WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States will be looking to calm tensions stoked by recent Chinese oil drilling in disputed waters of the South China Sea at an upcoming meeting of the region’s foreign ministers, a senior U.S. official said Monday. Although the U.S. claims neutrality in the disputes, China is unlikely to respond favorably. Secretary of State ...

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China steps up efforts to stop Vietnam ships from approaching rig

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HANOI (Viet Nam News/ANN) — China yesterday stepped up efforts to prevent Vietnamese law enforcement ships from approaching the oil rig it had stationed in Vietnamese waters since early last month. The Vietnam Fisheries Surveillance Department reported that Chinese vessels were arranged in two rows to prevent Vietnamese ships from approaching the site of oil rig Haiyang Shiyou-981. It said ...

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‘All China wants is 80% of the South China Sea’

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by Juan T. Gatbonton | The Manila Times (Manila, Philippines) PRC’s neighbors fret as it gears up to expand by water Once again, China is in an expansionist mood–after turning inward for 500 years. And its immediate goal is to colonize the South China Sea, which is also Southeast Asia’s maritime heartland. Already China is building airstrips and deploying oil rigs ...

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