Iranian Air Force conducts drills near the Strait of Hormuz. Exercise involves the Air Force & Revolutionary Guard jet air assets. 5 logistics and combat helicopters are also taking part in drills over the Arabian Gulf and the Sea of Oman.
Earlier this week, a leak was reported at the Arenque platform, off the coast of Tampico in the state of Tamaulipas, Mexico, while PEMEX personnel were conducting maintenance.
Leak at a PEMEX pipeline in the Villa Frontera neighbourhood of Puebla, Mexico yesterday, led to the evacuation of approx. 1,200 families in 7 neighbourhoods. Leak is believed to be the result of an illegal tap by fuel thieves.
EcoAtlantic Oil and Gas has announced this week that its Orinduik Block offshore Guyana contains and estimated 3 billion barrels of oil and gas.
Aramco stated that fire control teams and the Saudi civil defence had contained a limited fire that erupted in the early evening in the area of storage containers at the refinery. It was claimed that the drone used was the long range Sammad 2.
Iraq's prime minister Haider al-Abadi arrives in Basra after weeks of unrest and protests over poor public services and unsafe drinking water. A heavy security presence was deployed across the city.
At least 1 explosion was reported at the HQ of the National Oil Corporation (NOC) in Tripoli. A security operation is reportedly under way at the building.
Protesters blocked the entrance to Iraq’s Umm Qasr commodities port near Basra and Al-Iraqia State TV offices have allegedly been set on fire by protesters. Office of the Shi'ite leader Hadi al-Amiri's Badr Organization reportedly also torched and 1 protester has been killed.
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