Oil shipments at risk from rising sea levels, think tank warns

May 21 2024

Melting ice and swelling seas caused by rising temperatures could "unleash unstoppable multi-metre (sea level rise) which will not only sink key oil ports and disrupt global oil trade but also swamp coastal refineries and petrochemical facilities

SINGAPORE, May 21 (Reuters) - Rising sea levels could severely disrupt crude oil shipments and erode energy security in import-dependent countries like China, South Korea and Japan, with many of the world's biggest terminals vulnerable to flooding, researchers said on Tuesday.


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