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Iraq warns Galveston lightering companies not to offload Kurdish crude from tanker
Washington (Platts)--28 Jul 2014 455 pm EDT/2055 GMT

The Iraqi central government has sent warnings to lightering companies in Galveston, Texas, not to offload a cargo of Kurdish crude oil on the United Kalavryta, a Suezmax tanker currently anchored 60 miles off the port.
Global oil shippers adrift on troubled seas
June 19, 2012 13:00:00 EST

Though posterity may declare recent years a "boom time" for the oil industry, shipping is one sector where this statement would largely not apply. In this videoRichard Swann and Simon Thorne and Ellie Weir discuss how oil shippers across the globe are coping with falling demand & a huge over-supply of vessels, & changing trading flows.
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