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Obama halts new offshore oil drilling for six months

May 28 - As a result of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill, US president Obama has extended a moratorium on new offshore oil drilling by six months.

This has dashed hopes of heavy lift operators in the oil and gas industry that opening up off-shore oil exploration in US waters could provide new business opportunities. 

Telling a White House news conference that the "oil spill is an unprecedented disaster," Obama denied accusations that the federal US government had been too slow in response to the accident.

The move to allow offshore oil drilling had been a major plank in the Obama government's efforts to reduce the country's reliance on imported oil yet observers are now suggesting this policy will have to be re-thought in light of what has happened in the Gulf of Mexico.

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Still time to enter ESTA Awards 

January 17 - The deadline to enter the 2020 ESTA Awards of Excellence, which will be held on the evening of April 23 at the Postillion Hotel Amsterdam in the Netherlands, has been extended to January 25, 2020. 
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Wijnne Barends opts for LNG newbuilds 

January 17 - Wijnne Barends, based in the Netherlands, has placed an order with China’s WuHu Shipyard for four shortsea cargo ships featuring LNG propulsion and battery storage systems.
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Bati handles yacht move 

January 17 - Bati Group has coordinated the transport of a yacht from Turkey to Greece. 
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Methanex hat trick for Mammoet

January 17 - Methanex has awarded the levee crossing and heavy haul scope of work for the construction of its Geismar 3 methanol plant in Louisiana, USA to Mammoet.
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