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A crew member raises the Iranian flag on Iranian oil tanker Adrian Darya 1, previously named Grace 1

Iran, Syria say 'attack' on tanker never happened

Iranian media walked back initial reports of an alleged "drone" attack on a tanker off the coast of Syria, calling it a welding accident.

Lebanon energy minister blames fuel shortage on Syria smuggling

"The Syrian market's needs for gasoline drive Lebanese smugglers to sneak gasoline into Syria to achieve huge profits."

By REUTERS
15/04/2021

Mayo to Med: Israel returns sea turtles after tar cleanup - Watch

Tube-fed mayonnaise served to expel oil that had been swallowed or inhaled by the snappers, while wipes and cotton buds were used to remove tar from animals' eyes, noses and mouths.

By REUTERS
08/04/2021
A general view of Abadan oil refinery in southwest Iran, is pictured from Iraqi side of Shatt al-Ara

Oil price volatility increases amid Suez Canal aftermath, OPEC meeting

The price of BRENT oil decreased from about $64.12 per barrel on March 19 to $62.41 per barrel on April 2.

05/04/2021
LUMPS OF tar mar the sand at a beach in Ashdod after an offshore oil spill polluted much of Israel’s

When will Israel's beaches recover from the tar spill?

Not yet clear how much oil remains in water, sediment and seabed

By HADASSAH BRENNER
02/04/2021

Lebanon's Zahrani power plant shuts down, parliament approves $200m loan

The assembly approved the loan after the energy ministry had said there were no more funds beyond March for the electricity company.

By REUTERS
29/03/2021

Indonesia's Pertamina says five hurt in massive oil refinery fire

The fire was concentrated in the refinery's storage units, and there had been no impact on the processing plant, Pertamina said.

By REUTERS
29/03/2021
Alternate Prime Minister and Minister of Defense Benny Gantz attends a conference of the Israeli Tel

Gantz: Israel did not cause oil spill that damaged country's shoreline

"I'm not saying anything about what we did or didn't do," Gantz said regarding an explosive attack that damaged an Iranian container ship. "We have an obligation to be preemptive on all fronts."

Storm washes up additional tar residue to Israel's coastline

The Environmental Protection Ministry noted that efforts were being made to clean up the affected beaches and that additional updates will come in as the storm weakens.

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