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Iran Oil Exports Face Insurance Snag No Matter What Europe Wants

Bloomberg | May 15, 2018 | Energy | International Trade

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Most of America’s propane exports go to countries in Asia

AJOT | May 14, 2018 | Energy | International Trade

In 2017, the United States exported 905,000 barrels per day (b/d) of propane, with the largest volumes going to supply petrochemical feedstock demand in Asian countries. Four of the top five countries receiving U.S. propane exports are in Asia—Japan, China, South Korea, and Singapore.

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Natural gas and renewables make up most of 2018 electric capacity additions

AJOT | May 07, 2018 | Energy

EIA expects nearly 32 gigawatts (GW) of new electric generating capacity will come online in the United States in 2018, more than in any year over the past decade.

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U.S. imports of Canadian crude oil by rail increase

AJOT | May 02, 2018 | Energy | Intermodal | Rail

Growth in Canadian crude oil production has outpaced expansions in pipeline takeaway capacity and, along with past pipeline outages, has driven Canadian crude oil prices lower and increased Canadian crude oil exports by rail to the United States.

Iran’s Oil Exporters Have Record Month Before Possible Sanctions

Bloomberg | May 01, 2018 | Energy | International Trade

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New import duties drive biomass-based diesel imports down in 2017

AJOT | April 30, 2018 | Energy | International Trade

Although increasing Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) targets have driven increased biomass-based diesel demand in recent years, imports fell in 2017 largely because of U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC) import duties imposed on foreign biodiesel volumes sourced from Argentina and Indonesia, two of the leading exporters of biodiesel.

Marathon to Buy Andeavor in $23.3 Billion Oil-Refining Deal

Bloomberg | April 30, 2018 | Energy | International Trade

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MISC Group welcomes the fifth and final moss-type LNG carrier

AJOT | April 30, 2018 | Maritime | Bulk | Energy

MISC Group, a leading provider of international energy-related maritime solutions and services, today announced it has taken delivery of Seri Cemara, the final edition to a series of five MOSS-Type Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) carriers.

GAC Taiwan lands agency contract from DSLNG

AJOT | April 30, 2018 | Maritime | Bulk | Energy

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Renewable energy subsidies have declined as tax credits, other policies diminish

AJOT | April 27, 2018 | Energy

Federal subsidies for renewable energy—including biofuels for transportation use and renewable generation of electricity—dropped to $6.7 billion in fiscal year (FY) 2016, a 56% decline from FY 2013.

Texas City Hosts Its First Supertanker as U.S. Crude Gushes Out

Bloomberg | April 27, 2018 | Maritime | Bulk | Energy | International Trade

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Federal financial interventions and subsidies in U.S. energy markets declined since 2013

AJOT | April 26, 2018 | Energy

EIA has updated its report on federal financial interventions and subsidies in energy markets, covering the 2016 U.S. government fiscal year (FY). Subsidies for many energy categories have declined since FY 2013, when spending related to the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 was at or near its highest levels.

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Crowley, PowerSecure to Develop LNG Microgrids for Resilient, Dependable Power Supplies

AJOT | April 25, 2018 | Maritime | Liner Shipping | Energy

Crowley FUELS and PowerSecure, a Southern Company subsidiary, have formed an alliance to develop and deploy microgrid solutions incorporating liquefied natural gas (LNG), renewables and storage to provide greater reliability and resiliency to customers and economies throughout the Caribbean and Central America.

MOL Crude Oil Tanker Rescues a Castaway

AJOT | April 23, 2018 | Maritime | Bulk | Energy

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Panama Canal Sets New Milestone, Transits Three LNG Vessels in One Day

AJOT | April 20, 2018 | Energy | Ports & Terminals | Canal and Waterway

The Panama Canal Administration announces that it successfully transited three LNG vessels through its Neopanamax locks on April 17, 2018, marking a first for the waterway.

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U.S. Oil Rush Spurs `Triangle’ Trade as Output, Exports Soar

Bloomberg | April 20, 2018 | Energy | International Trade

Rapid increases in U.S. oil output and exports over the past two years are forcing some traders and producers to try alternative ways of pricing crude.

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U.S. coal exports increased by 61% in 2017 as exports to Asia more than doubled

AJOT | April 19, 2018 | Maritime | Bulk | Energy

The United States exported 97.0 million short tons (MMst) of coal in 2017, a 61% (36.7 MMst) increase from the 2016 level. Exports to Asia more than doubled from 15.7 MMst in 2016 to 32.8 MMst in 2017, although Europe continues to be the largest recipient of U.S. coal exports.

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Mitsubishi Shipbuilding Holds Christening Ceremony for Diamond Gas Orchid, Next-Generation LNG Carrier

AJOT | April 19, 2018 | Maritime | Bulk | Energy

The ship, named "Diamond Gas Orchid," is the first "Sayaringo STaGE" type vessel, Mitsubishi Shipbuilding's newest carrier that achieves significant improvements in both LNG carrying capacity and fuel performance thanks to a more efficient hull structure and an innovative hybrid propulsion system.

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