BP and Equinor seek to extend deadline for commercial operation of Empire Wind 1

Under its agreement with the New York Independent System Operator (NYISO), Empire Offshore Wind LLC, a joint venture of BP and Equinor, is required to produce electricity no later than June 14, 2025, four years after the NYISO completed its class year facilities study for the project. Empire has,...


California governor signs executive order to help tackle supply chain issues

Gavin Newsom, governor of California, signed an executive order this week directing state agencies to identify ways to alleviate congestion at the state’s ports. The executive order instructs state agencies to continue coordinating with the Biden-Harris Administration Supply Chain Disruptions Task...


Huntington Beach City Council to support ban on new offshore drilling after recent spill

Following the oil spill off the California coast earlier this month, Huntington Beach City Council voted this week to support a ban on new offshore oil drilling off the state’s coast. According to the Surfrider Foundation, a non-profit organisation that works to protect and preserve the world’s...


Oakland pitches for boxes as other North American terminals clog up again

Just like the ebbs and flows of tides, congestion is back up at many of North America’s top gateways leading one opportunistic port to pitch for more work. Once again there are more than 70 container vessels in the water outside Los Angeles and Long Beach, showing that the gradual improvement over...


US Coast Guard boards MSC ship in ongoing California pipeline spill probe

The California pipeline spill off the coast of Huntington Beach, south of the Los Angeles, at the start of October may have been caused by a shipping dragging anchor many months ago. The US Coast Guard boarded the 13,200 teu on Saturday after it determined that it was involved in an anchor-dragging...


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