http://www.worldoil.com WorldOil Shipyards in China’s vessel-repair hub ban arrivals from India https://www.worldoil.com/news/2021/5/7/shipyards-in-china-s-vessel-repair-hub-ban-arrivals-from-india Zhoushan is also home to some of the country’s largest oil terminals and storage tank farms. The same restrictions do not extend to ships transporting cargoes from India, according to an official from Zhoushan port and oil traders who asked not to be identified. Big Oil braces for climate votes as investor pressure mounts https://www.worldoil.com/news/2021/5/7/big-oil-braces-for-climate-votes-as-investor-pressure-mounts Climate change looms large for Royal Dutch Shell Plc, BP Plc and Total SE, with investors at all three energy giants calling for greater action. Shareholder resolutions on cutting carbon emissions are set to dominate this month’s AGMs, even as the companies talk up their own, competing proposals. Texas Legislature passes bills to support fossil fuel industries https://www.worldoil.com/news/2021/5/5/texas-legislature-passes-bills-to-support-fossil-fuel-industries Tuesday, the Texas Legislature passed two critically important bills that allow Texas to fight national efforts to eliminate fossil fuels. Senate to start undoing Trump’s rollbacks using once-obscure law https://www.worldoil.com/news/2021/4/30/senate-to-start-undoing-trump-s-rollbacks-using-once-obscure-law Senate Democrats began using a special procedure to undo parts of Donald Trump’s regulatory agenda, starting by rescinding a measure that made it harder for the Environmental Protection Agency to limit leaks of the powerful greenhouse gas methane from oil and gas wells. Newfoundland and Labrador’s Noia comments on industry task force report https://www.worldoil.com/news/2021/4/30/newfoundland-and-labrador-s-noia-comments-on-industry-task-force-report While Noia is currently reviewing the government's Oil and Gas Industry Recovery Task Force Report recommendations, the association is initially pleased with the recommendations and the approach of the task force to deal with current challenges and prepare for the future. Oil Sands Pipeline wins bid to hide insurers from activists https://www.worldoil.com/news/2021/4/29/oil-sands-pipeline-wins-bid-to-hide-insurers-from-activists Trans Mountain Pipeline LP’s effort to keep its insurers’ names confidential was accepted by regulators in a setback for environmental groups fighting to prevent development of the Canadian oil sands. API: Climate progress requires bipartisan solutions https://www.worldoil.com/news/2021/4/28/api-climate-progress-requires-bipartisan-solutions The American Petroleum Institute issued a statement from President and CEO Mike Sommers in advance of President Biden’s first joint address to Congress this evening. Seven countries account for two-thirds of global gas flaring https://www.worldoil.com/news/2021/4/28/seven-countries-account-for-two-thirds-of-global-gas-flaring Gas flaring satellite data from 2020 reveals that Russia, Iraq, Iran, the United States, Algeria, Venezuela and Nigeria remain the top seven gas flaring countries for nine years running, since the first satellite was launched in 2012. CRES says Republican Congressional Climate Task Force is a win for America https://www.worldoil.com/news/2021/4/27/cres-says-republican-congressional-climate-task-force-is-a-win-for-america Citizens for Responsible Energy Solutions Executive Director Heather Reams commended the formation of a Republican climate task force in Congress. Nigeria’s president restores four drilling permits revoked from China’s Addax https://www.worldoil.com/news/2021/4/23/nigeria-s-president-restores-four-drilling-permits-revoked-from-china-s-addax Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari reversed a government decision to revoke four oil permits from a unit of China’s Sinopec.