View of part of the Fujairah Corniche and the Hajar Mountains in the Background

Saturday, September 29, 2007

Fujairah: Site of one of the World’s ‘Floating Gas Stations’

Fujairah was this week termed the site of one of the world’s biggest ‘floating service stations’.

A CNN article was reporting on the diminishing number of vessels moving oil around the world. Following the 1989 tragic spillage of the Exxon Valdez, single-hulled tankers have been phased out and replaced with the very expensive double-hulled ships.

The drop in the number of ships has heightened the importance of the Aegean Marine Petroleum Network which incorporates not only ships but the strategically placed ‘floating gas stations’ of Fujairah, Greece, Gibraltar, Jamaica and Singapore.

The full report can be accessed at:
‘Floating Service Stations Are Pumped About Their Double-Hull Ships’, CNN, 27 September 2007

Image: One of the new double-hulled oil tankers.