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Transportation 2000 P11

  • 09/01/2000 -- New minister to jump-start Indonesian privatization process
    Indonesia's new coordinating Minister of Economy, Rizal Ramli, said this week that his office would take charge of the 155 state enterprises in order to speed up their privatization. Jakarta had planned to raise some $790 million from the privatization of 10 state firms during April-December 2000. And last fall, efforts to strip state oil firm Pertamina of much of its strength stalled after more than 4 months of debate in the House of Representatives (OGJ, Sept. 13, 1999, Newsletter).
  • 09/01/2000 -- Electric Power news briefs, September 1
    Entergy Corp. ... PPG Industries Inc. .... Midwest Energy Cooperative ... Charles River Associates Inc. ... Alger Delta Cooperative Electric Association ... UtiliCorp Networks Canada ... TransAlta Corp. ... Southern California Edison Co. ... Thermo Ecotek ... Buccaneer Gas Pipeline LLC ... Duke Energy Corp. ... Williams ... Wisconsin Public Service Corp. ... Minnesota Power Inc. ... Allete ... Peninsular Gas Co.
  • 09/01/2000 -- The agenda
    The US Congress is entering another of those crazy Septembers, when it has too much to do, in too little time, in a highly political atmosphere.
  • 08/31/2000 -- Iran calls for bids on Phases 9 and 10 of South Pars project
    The National Iranian Oil Co. (NIOC) on Tuesday offered for international tender two more projects related to the continuing development of South Pars gas field. South Pars field, in the Persian Gulf off Iran, extends into Qatari territory, where it is known as North field.
  • 08/30/2000 -- Transmission problem prompts PJM load warning
    For the second straight day, PJM Interconnection LLC issued a warning that rolling blackouts could be a strong possibility for E. Towanda, Pa., if one more generator or transmission facility failed.
  • 08/30/2000 -- Hot-tap readies Statpipe for Gullfaks tie-in
    Statoil AS's veteran North Sea gas trunkline, Statpipe, underwent a delicate hot-tap operation last week in preparation for the tie-in this autumn of the Norwegian state oil company's Gullfaks satellite Phase II export line. The successful hot-tap, only the second of its kind off Norway, was carried out in water depths of some 135m by divers from the Seaway Osprey support vessel operated by the Stolt Rockway joint venture.
  • 08/30/2000 -- Timan-Pechora gets new marine route
    A Lukoil ice-breaking tanker was loaded last week at Varandey on the Pechora Sea coast in Nenets autonomous okrug. The milestone marks a new marine transportation route for exports of crude from Timan-Pechora oil and gas province.
  • 08/30/2000 -- Midcoast awarded two Mexican gas transportation contracts
    Midcoast Energy Resources Inc., Houston, said a joint venture it owns with Houston-based Associated Pipe Line Contractors Inc., called Midcoast del Bajio S de RL de CV, has been awarded a 10-year natural gas transportation contract to serve the Silao, Mexico, plant belonging to General Motors de Mexico S de RL de CV. Midcoast also announced it has reached agreement to serve the Fipasi Industrial Park, which includes facilities owned by American Axle, Weyerhaeuser Co., and Avintech.
  • 08/30/2000 -- NYPA buys gas units to avoid summer 2001 shortages
    With potential electricity shortages looming, the New York Power Authority said it will spend up to $220 million to buy 11 gas turbine generator sets with generating capacity of about 520 Mw to be installed by the summer of 2001. Depending on configuration, state regulators say the units may not require air permits.
  • 08/29/2000 -- US TDA to assist Nigeria with energy infrastructure projects
    During US President Clinton's trip to Nigeria, US Trade and Development Agency (TDA) Director J. Joseph Grandmaison announced Aug. 27 in Abuja the agency's approval of $1.605 million in grant assistance for priority infrastructure projects in the country. Among the grants are two related to the energy industry.
  • 08/25/2000 -- Japanese visit to Iran concentrates on energy issues
    Iran's deputy oil minister for international affairs, Mehdi Hosseini, told the Iranian News Agency that energy issues had dominated meetings with a visiting Japanese delegation, which arrived in Tehran on Monday.
  • 08/25/2000 -- Alaska's Knowles aims for stranded gas development
    Alaska Gov. Tony Knowles has pledged to spend the rest of his term in office working to break ground on a natural gas pipeline in the next 2 years to bring gas from Alaska's North Slope to the US Lower 48 market. Alaska intends to create incentives for companies to develop the stranded gas reserves of the state and market them. Among other activity, BP is building a pilot plant to operate on its proprietary gas-to-liquids technology.
  • 08/24/2000 -- Transportation news briefs, Aug. 24
    Northern Border Partners LP ... Enron North America ... Enron Midstream Services ... Bighorn Gas Gathering ... Fort Union Gas Gathering ... Lost Creek Gathering ... Canada's National Energy Board ... AEC Suffield Gas Pipeline ... TransCanada Pipeline ... Pembina Pipeline Corp.
  • 08/24/2000 -- Reliant Energy signs on for wind, landfill gas projects
    Houston's Reliant Energy Inc. will buy electricity from a new $150 million 200 Mw wind power project in west Texas, the company reported Thursday. In addition, the company is participating in a landfill gas-to-electricity project with Waste Management Inc. which will produce about 50 Mw of power, Job Bob Perkins, Reliant Energy Wholesale Group president said at a press conference.
  • 08/24/2000 -- Thailand honors Yadana gas purchase agreement
    After extensive deliberation and debate, Thailand has decided not to declare force majeure on its unfulfilled obligations to purchase gas from two Myanmar fields but instead to honor the commitment. The stance follows the recent completion of a thorough investigation by government agencies of the legal, economic, and political implications arising from the thorny issue.
  • 08/23/2000 -- IOC to form four JVs for Kakinada LNG project
    The Indian Oil Corp.-led liquefied natural gas consortium that was recently awarded the right to construct an LNG complex in the eastern Indian port city of Kakinada in Andhra Pradesh plans to float four separate joint ventures to implement different segments of the ambitious 194 billion-rupee ($4.22 billion) project.
  • 08/23/2000 -- Electric Power news briefs, August 23
    Hydro-Qu�c ... Allegheny Energy Inc. ... Gaz de France ... TransCanada PipeLines Ltd. ... Public Service Co. of Colorado. ... Altra Energy Technologies Inc. ... Global Thermoelectric Inc. ... Goepel McDermid Inc. ... TD Securities Inc. ... CP&L Energy Inc. ... Florida Progress Corp. ... Astris Energi Inc. ... Dynegy Coal Trading & Transportation LLC ... SolArc Inc. ... Duke/Fluor Daniel
  • 08/23/2000 -- TransCanada to sell Netherlands assets to French firm
    TransCanada PipeLines Ltd., Calgary, has agreed to sell its Netherlands assets to GDF International SA, a wholly owned subsidiary of Gaz de France, for 371 million euros ($332.9 million). The sale will have an effective date of July 1, 2000. The divestiture is part of TransCanada's business refocusing program announced in 1999.
  • 08/23/2000 -- Montana wildfires interrupt California power supply
    Wednesday is another power watch day in California as the state continues to struggle to keep the lights on. Citing the effects of wildfires burning in the West on electricity supply and transmission, the California Independent System Operator (ISO) called a Stage 1 power emergency Tuesday afternoon, after Bonneville Power Administration shut two kv power transmission lines in Montana to protect them while the fires through.
  • 08/21/2000 -- BP studies participation in Chinese gas pipeline
    A senior official at BP affiliate BP China said that the oil major is on track to sign a gas marketing agreement with state oil company PetroChina Co. Ltd. next month, and the company is continuing to �very seriously study� possible participation in the construction of a proposed $4.8 billion gas pipeline running some 4,200 km across China (OGJ Online, Aug. 7, 2000).
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