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EIG-led consortium closes $12.4 bln Aramco pipelines deal | Reuters

EIG-led consortium closes $12.4 bln Aramco pipelines deal | Reuters U.S.-based EIG Global Energy Partners said on Friday a consortium it led has closed a deal to buy 49% of Saudi oil producer Aramco's (2222.SE) pipelines business for $12.4 billion.EIG said the co-investment process for the deal attracted a global group of investors from China, Saudi Arabia, Korea, the United Arab Emirates and the United States.It included Abu Dhabi's Mubadala Investment Company, Silk Road Fund, Hassana and Sam...
Tags: Travel, United States, United Arab Emirates, Abu Dhabi, Reuters, Aramco, Reuters U S, EIG, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, EIG Global Energy Partners, China Saudi Arabia Korea, Mubadala Investment Company Silk Road Fund Hassana, Samsung Asset Management


Oil drops amid dollar strength; demand picture still bullish | Reuters

Oil drops amid dollar strength; demand picture still bullish | Reuters Oil prices fell for a second straight session on Friday as the U.S. dollar soared on the prospect of interest rate hikes in the United States, but they were on track to finish the week little changed and only slightly off multi-year highs.Brent crude futures were down 45 cents, or 0.6%, at $72.63 a barrel as of 0700 GMT, extending a 1.8% decline on Thursday. The contract is on track to be flat for the week.U.S. West Texas I...
Tags: Travel, United States, Reuters, Reuters Oil, U S Federal Reserve, Rupert Neil Bumfrey


Lt. Gov. Green seeks to ease Hawaii entry for U.S. travelers, mayors split on hotel tax, new law requires mediation before eviction, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Hotels line Waikiki beachfront ©2021 All Hawaii NewsLt. Gov.: More Travel From U.S. Mainland May Open Soon. Hawaii within two weeks could lift its 10-day quarantine requirement for all travelers from the U.S. continent who show proof of vaccination, the state’s COVID-19 liaison said Wednesday. Civil Beat.Hawaii mayors split on whether Ige should sign bill for counties to levy additional hotel tax. Leaders of Hawaii’s four counties appear split on whether Gov. David Ige should sign a meas...
Tags: Travel, United States, Ireland, Hawaii, Tsa, Waikiki, Kauai, Maui, Eis, Honolulu, Hawaii County, Oahu, Kona, Hawaiian Islands, Hawaii News Now, Honolulu Police Department


Oil tumbles 3% from multi-year highs on stronger dollar | Reuters

Oil tumbles 3% from multi-year highs on stronger dollar | Reuters Oil prices slumped nearly 3% from their highest level in years on Thursday as the U.S. dollar strengthened after the Federal Reserve signaled it might raise interest rates as soon as 2023 and hopes the United States and Iran could come to a nuclear agreement.But an upcoming election in Iran on Friday could scuttle the nuclear talks and leave U.S. sanction on Iran's oil exports in place.Brent futures fell $2.07, or 2.8%, to $72.3...
Tags: Travel, Iran, United States, Federal Reserve, Reuters, Reuters Oil, Rupert Neil Bumfrey


Hilton Is Proud To Celebrate The LGBTQ+ Community This June With Pride Offerings In The U.S. And Mexico

Each year in June, to commemorate the Stonewall Uprising of June 1969, Pride events are held in the United States and several cities around the world. The Library of Congress declares the purpose of Pride Month is to “recognize the impact that lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals have had on history locally, nationally and internationally.” To counter the unjust shame and social stigmas that characterized the LGBTQ+ community in the past, “Pride” is now one of the driving fo...
Tags: Travel, Congress, Mexico, United States, Hilton


"at your library" in the north island eagle: booklists: hidden gems of historical fiction

Booklists: Hidden Gems of Historical FictionHere’s a booklist you may want to save: historical fiction. This genre brings history to life, by letting readers view it through the eyes of ordinary people. Sometimes there’s a romance or mystery set against a backdrop of an earlier time. Often there’s a mix of historical figures and fictional characters. Beyond the very popular titles, such as Kristin Hannah’s The Nightingale and Margaret Atwood’s Alias Grace (both terrific reads!) here are 10 title...
Tags: Travel, Boston, New York City, Toronto, Barcelona, United States, Vancouver, Margaret Atwood, Sarah, Tulsa, RCMP, Louis Riel, Calcutta, What I'm Reading, Laura K, Becoming A Librarian


EU adds US to safe travel list

European Union governments in a meeting in Brussels have agreed to add the United States to their list of countries from which they will allow non-essential travel, EU diplomats said. Ambassadors from the EU’s 27 countries approved the addition of the United States and five other countries at a meeting on 16 June, with the change to take effect in the coming days.
Tags: Travel, US, Eu, European Union, United States, Brussels


UK excluded again from EU’s Covid-safe travel list, but US added

British tourists face continued restrictions as bloc opens up to other vaccinated travellersCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageBritish tourists face continued restrictions on travelling to the EU this summer even as the bloc opens up to others, including residents of the United States.Eight countries are to be added to a list of countries from where the EU says non-essential travel is safe, but the UK has not been included. Continue reading...
Tags: Travel, Europe, UK, US, Eu, European Union, UK News, World news, United States, Vaccines and immunisation, Coronavirus


UK again excluded from EU’s Covid-safe travel list, but US added

British tourists face continued restrictions as bloc opens up to other vaccinated travellersCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageBritish tourists face continued restrictions on travelling to the EU this summer even as the bloc opens up to others, including residents of the United States.Eight countries are to be added to a list of countries from where the EU says non-essential travel is safe, but the UK has not been included. Continue reading...
Tags: Travel, Europe, UK, US, Eu, European Union, UK News, World news, United States, Coronavirus


Pre-travel testing no longer necessary for Hawaii inter-island travel + more restrictions easing

We are moving towards less restrictions to travel within and to Hawaii. Here are the latest developments: Inter-island travel restrictions dropped Today, June 15, 2021, marks a real change from the new normal back to the old normal for flying from island to island in Hawaii. Hurrah! Previously, inter-island travelers had to provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test or quarantine for 10 days when flying from Hawaiian island to island. Starting today, that will no longer be necessary. The only ...
Tags: Travel, United States, Hawaii, Pacific, Travelers, Inter, Gov Ige, Coronavirus COVID 19, Hawaii Hurrah Previously


Oil gains as risk of Iran supply resumption recedes | Reuters

Oil gains as risk of Iran supply resumption recedes | Reuters Oil prices rose on Tuesday, with Brent gaining for a fourth consecutive session, as the prospect of extra supply coming to the market soon from Iran faded with talks dragging on over the United States rejoining a nuclear agreement with Tehran. Brent crude was up by 38 cents, or 0.5%, at $73.24 a barrel by 0651 GMT, having risen 0.2% on Monday. U.S. oil gained 33 cents, or 0.5%, to $71.21 a barrel, having slipped 3 cents in the pre...
Tags: Travel, Opec, European Union, Iran, Vienna, United States, Tehran, Reuters, Reuters Oil, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, ING Economics, Tehran Brent


Wyndham Hotels & Resorts Continues Strong Momentum in Economy, Midscale Extended-Stay and Upper Midscale New Construction

Wyndham Hotels & Resorts, the world's largest hotel franchising company with over 8,900 hotels across nearly 95 countries, has continued strong momentum in new construction for its newly introduced prototypes and dual-branded hotels. In the 12 months from April 2020 to March 2021, Wyndham has executed nearly 100 new construction deals across the United States, achieving approximately 90 percent of the previous 12 months' pre-pandemic levels. The company's new construction pipeline now inc...
Tags: Travel, United States, Wyndham, Wyndham Hotels Resorts the world, Wyndham Hotels amp


"In fact, Wallace [Idaho] is the self-declared 'Probable Center of the Universe,' and according to its citizens, for good reason."

"A proclamation given by then-mayor Ron Garitone on September 25, 2004, avowed, 'Our government-contracted scientists...have, after years of diligence, been unable to unearth one scintilla of [proof] that Wallace is NOT the center of the universe.' This year Wallace is celebrating the centennial births of two native Hollywood elite: Doris Houck, known for her roles in several Three Stooges films, and The Postman Always Rings Twice star Lana Turner, whose childhood home at 217 Bank Street still s...
Tags: Travel, Hollywood, Kim Kardashian, Law, Alabama, United States, Idaho, Kardashians, Wallace, Lana Turner, Ann Althouse, EDH, Shemp Howard, 3 Stoogies, Ron Garitone, Doris Houck


Oil dips, but heads for third weekly rise on demand recovery | Reuters

Oil prices slipped on Friday but were set for their third weekly rise on expectations of a recovery in fuel demand in Europe, China and the United States as rising vaccination rates lead to an easing of pandemic curbs.Brent crude futures edged down 4 cents, or 0.06%, to $72.48 a barrel to 0658 GMT, after closing at its highest since May 2019 on Thursday.U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude futures also slipped 4 cents, or 0.06%, to $70.25 a barrel, after climbing 0.5% on Thursday to its high...
Tags: Travel, United States, Wti, Reuters, Europe China, Rupert Neil Bumfrey


Grand jury declines to indict police in 16-year-old's shooting death, teachers ratify contract, hot housing market squeezing out renters, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Hawaii mai tai on the rocks ©2021 All Hawaii NewsSurvey says Hawaii residents among the least likely to switch to alcohol-free drinks. 3,000 drinkers were surveyed across the country and it revealed that just 58% of people in Hawai'i would be willing to switch to a non-alcoholic drink -- for at least a month. KITV4.Gov. David Ige continues to restrict the release of public records, citing the ongoing pandemic. The state’s public records law continues to be partially suspended under Gov. ...
Tags: Travel, California, Kaiser Permanente, United States, Hawaii, Aclu, Illinois, Costco, Maui, State, Todd, Hawai, Honolulu, West Hawaii, Oahu, Hawaiian Islands


Oil hits two-year highs on rising demand expectations | Reuters

Oil hits two-year highs on rising demand expectations | Reuters Oil prices edged up to their highest in over two years in volatile trade on Thursday, on optimism for strong economic demand after new U.S. unemployment claims fell to their lowest since the country’s first wave of COVID-19 last year.The market shook off a brief plunge after media reports suggested the United States lifted sanctions on Iranian oil officials.The U.S. Treasury later said it had removed sanctions on three former Iran...
Tags: Travel, Iran, United States, Reuters, Reuters Oil, U S Treasury, Rupert Neil Bumfrey


Despite uncertainties, OPEC sticks to forecast of oil demand surge in second half | Reuters

Despite uncertainties, OPEC sticks to forecast of oil demand surge in second half | Reuters OPEC stuck to its prediction of a strong world oil demand recovery in 2021 led by the United States and China despite uncertainties stemming from the pandemic, pointing to a need for more oil from the producer group.In a monthly report on Thursday, the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries said demand would rise by 6.6% or 5.95 million barrels per day (bpd) this year. The forecast was unchan...
Tags: Travel, China, Global, Opec, United States, Reuters, Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries, Reuters OPEC, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Eurozone Japan, India OPEC


Oil skids as start of U.S. summer driving season fails to lift fuel demand | Reuters

Oil skids as start of U.S. summer driving season fails to lift fuel demand | Reuters Oil prices fell on Thursday as inventory data in the United States, the world’s top oil consumer, showed a surge in gasoline stocks that indicates weaker-than-expected fuel demand at the start of summer, the country’s peak season for motoring.Brent crude oil futures were down 55 cents, or 0.8%, at $71.67 a barrel by 0341 GMT, while U.S. oil futures declined by 53 cents, or 0.8%, at $69.43 a barrel.“Markets had...
Tags: Travel, United States, Reuters, Reuters Oil, Energy Information Administration EIA, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Strategic Petroleum Reserve SPR, ANZ Research


Oil prices climb on signs of strong fuel demand recovery | Reuters

Oil prices climb on signs of strong fuel demand recovery | Reuters Oil prices rose for a second session on Wednesday on signs of strong fuel demand in western economies, while the prospect of Iranian supplies returning faded as the U.S. secretary of state said sanctions against Tehran were unlikely to be lifted.Brent crude futures were up 32 cents, or 0.4%, at $72.54 a barrel at 0640 GMT, having earlier touched $72.83, the highest since May 20, 2019. Brent rose 1% on Tuesday.U.S. West Texas In...
Tags: Travel, Europe, Singapore, United States, Tehran, Reuters, State, Reuters Oil, U S, U S West Texas Intermediate WTI, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Margaret Yang


Oil rises as Iranian supply not seen returning soon | Reuters

Oil rises as Iranian supply not seen returning soon | Reuters Oil prices rose on Tuesday, settling at the highest in more than two years after the top U.S. diplomat said that even if the United States were to reach a nuclear deal with Iran, hundreds of U.S. sanctions on Tehran would remain in place.That could mean additional Iranian oil supply would not be re-introduced into the market soon."I would anticipate that even in the event of a return to compliance with the JCPOA (2015 Joint Comprehe...
Tags: Travel, Iran, United States, Tehran, Trump, Reuters, State, Reuters Oil, Antony Blinken, Rupert Neil Bumfrey


bearing witness: 215 tiny skeletons speak to us. canadians must listen.

The discovery, last week, of the remains of 215 children on the site of a former Indian Residential School has sent shock waves through Canada, especially through this province, where the gruesome evidence was found.  The skeletons of the children, some seemingly as young as three years old, were in an unmarked mass grave. For survivors of residential schools, this has almost certainly brought retraumatization, and profound grief and sorrow throughout their communities. For many of us not dire...
Tags: Travel, History, First Nations, Canada, United States, United Nations, Amnesty International, Indigenous Peoples, NHL, North America, British Columbia, Irs, Columbia, Auschwitz, MLA, Kamloops


All Hawaii inter-island COVID travel restrictions to be lifted June 15, 2021. More restrictions to be eased as vaccination rate increases

Image supplied by office of Governor Ige Hawaii’s Governor Ige held a press conference on June 4, 2021 to make several announcements regarding easing travel restrictions to and within the state. Ige said, “The easing of travel restrictions is a direct result of our robust vaccination rate, and a community that sacrificed and did what it had to do over the past year and a half to stop the spread of COVID-19. We need to push hard now so we can get to the point where Safe Travels is no longer ne...
Tags: Travel, United States, Hawaii, Pacific, Ige, Coronavirus COVID 19, Ige Hawaii


LNG trade rises to record in 2020 but growth slowed by COVID-19 -IGU | Reuters

LNG trade rises to record in 2020 but growth slowed by COVID-19 -IGU | Reuters Global liquefied natural gas (LNG) trade volumes rose to a record last year led by Asia, though growth was marginal as demand was slammed by coronavirus-induced restrictions, according to a report by the International Gas Union (IGU).Overall LNG trade increased to 356.1 million tonnes last year, up by 1.4 million tonnes or about 0.4% from 2019, mostly driven by increased exports from the United States and Australia,...
Tags: Travel, Asia, South Korea, Europe, Australia, Mexico, China, Russia, India, Qatar, United States, Myanmar, Norway, Nicaragua, Reuters, Reuters Global


11 things to consider for your post-pandemic travel plans

As the number of Californians getting fully vaccinated grows, and COVID-19 positivity rates continue to decline, it’s only natural that we’re all champing at the bit to travel. Where we can safely go and how we get there remain moving targets. So, we’ve put together key points to consider before you hit the road, take flight or sail away. 1. Road to recovery Financial losses to the U.S. travel industry during the last year have been staggering – $492 billion in revenues, or $1.6 billion per day,...
Tags: Travel, Japan, Australia, Mexico, China, Massachusetts, Eu, Sport, European Union, Taiwan, Things To Do, Canada, Soccer, United States, Queensland, New Zealand


MIDEAST STOCKS Most Gulf markets track oil prices higher; Egypt falls | Reuters

MIDEAST STOCKS Most Gulf markets track oil prices higher; Egypt falls | Reuters Major Gulf stock markets ended higher on Wednesday, with Saudi Arabia extending gains into a seventh session amid rising oil prices, while financials dragged down the Egyptian index.Brent crude rose 1.2% to $71.09 a barrel by 1011 GMT, supported by an OPEC+ decision to stick to its plan to restore supply to the market gradually and by the slow pace of nuclear talks between Iran and the United States. read moreSa...
Tags: Travel, Saudi Arabia, Opec, Iran, United States, Egypt, United Arab Emirates, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Gulf, Reuters, Tadawul, Tasi, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, DFMGI, First Abu Dhabi Bank FAB


MIDEAST STOCKS #Saudi stocks extend gains, most major Gulf markets up in early trade | Reuters

MIDEAST STOCKS Saudi stocks extend gains, most major Gulf markets up in early trade | Reuters Most major Gulf markets rose in early trade on Wednesday, with Saudi stocks extending gains into a seventh session amid rising oil prices.Oil prices rose on Wednesday after OPEC and its allies stuck to their plan to cautiously bring back more oil supply to the markets in June and July while expecting a robust recovery in demand in the United States and China.Brent crude futures (.LCOc1) climbed 0.31% ...
Tags: Travel, Kingdom, Opec, Qatar, United States, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Gulf, Reuters, IHS, IHC, Tasi, ADNOC, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Al Rajhi Bank, Abu Dhabi ADI


Oil extends gains on OPEC+ supply discipline, demand prospects | Reuters

Oil extends gains on OPEC+ supply discipline, demand prospects | Reuters Oil prices rose on Wednesday after OPEC and its allies stuck to their plan to cautiously bring back oil supply to the markets in June and July while expecting a robust recovery in demand in the United States and China, the world's two biggest oil consumers.U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude futures rose 18 cents, or 0.27%, to $67.90 as of 0642 GMT, extending a 2.1% gain following the Memorial Day holiday in the Unit...
Tags: Travel, China, Opec, United States, Reuters, Reuters Oil, Petroleum Exporting Countries OPEC, Rupert Neil Bumfrey


Oil settles up after hitting 15-month highs on demand prospects | Reuters

Oil settles up after hitting 15-month highs on demand prospects | Reuters Oil prices settled higher on Tuesday, with Brent hitting above $71 and trading at its highest since March, on expectations for growing fuel demand during the summer driving season in the United States as OPEC+ agreed to boost output.Brent crude futures for August settled up 93 cents, or 1.3%, to $70.25 a barrel after hitting $71 earlier in the session - its highest intra-day price since March 8.U.S. West Texas Intermedia...
Tags: Travel, Opec, United States, Reuters, Reuters Oil, GasBuddy, Rupert Neil Bumfrey


MIDEAST STOCKS Rising oil prices aid Gulf stocks, #Dubai outperforms | Reuters

MIDEAST STOCKS Rising oil prices aid Gulf stocks, Dubai outperforms | Reuters Most Gulf stock markets closed higher on Tuesday, spurred by rising oil prices, with Dubai leading gains with help from its strengthening COVID-19 vaccination drive.Brent hit $71 and was trading at its highest since March, on expectations of growing fuel demand during the summer driving season in the United States. read moreThe stock index in Dubai (.DFMGI) surged 1.4% after three consecutive days of decline, hel...
Tags: Travel, Qatar, United States, United Arab Emirates, Dubai, Pfizer, Abu Dhabi, Gulf, Reuters, Riyad Bank, Tasi, ADNOC, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Saudi Telecom, Al Rajhi Bank, Gulf Egypt


MIDEAST STOCKS Gulf stocks gain in morning trade as oil prices rise | Reuters

MIDEAST STOCKS Gulf stocks gain in morning trade as oil prices rise | Reuters Major Gulf stock markets rose in morning trade on Tuesday, as Saudi Arabian stocks, spurred by rising oil prices, led gains.Brent oil futures topped $70 to reach their highest since March, as expectations grew for increased fuel demand during the summer driving season in the United States, the world's top oil consumer. Saudi Arabia's benchmark index (.TASI) rose 0.5% for its sixth consecutive day of gains, supported ...
Tags: Travel, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, United States, Dubai, Gulf, Reuters, Saudi Arabian, Tasi, Air Arabia, NCB Capital, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Samba Financial Group, United Arab Emirates ADNOC, Abu Dhabi ADI, Emirates Telecommunications Group Etisalat



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