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Transportation 2000 P20

  • 05/22/2000 -- JAPAN IN FLUX:
    Japan may require utilities to use renewable energy sources

    Japan's Ministry of International Trade and Industry may require electric utilities to buy a certain portion of their electric power from generators that use wind or solar sources. The move would be part of plans to promote clean sources in electric generation.
  • 05/22/2000 -- JAPAN IN FLUX:
    Japan's fears of oil dependence exaggerated, study says

    An about-face in Japanese public opinion against more nuclear power could lead to higher imports of oil and other fuels. But a recent study suggests Japan's fear of dependence on imported oil and its effects on energy security are exaggerated.
  • 05/22/2000 -- Canadian pipeline gets efficient regulatory approach
    The Canadian National Energy Board, Fisheries and Oceans Canada, and the British Columbia Environmental Assessment Office have signed a memorandum of understanding providing for a single-window approach for the environmental assessment process for the proposed Georgia Strait Pipeline Crossing project. The pipeline must meet both federal and provincial requirements, and this agreement will prevent unnecessary duplication of permitting efforts.
  • 05/19/2000 -- Summer power to be tight in Northeast US
    Sufficient electricity will be available to meet anticipated customer demand in New York and New England this summer. But operating reserves could be insufficient to comply with reserve margin criteria during certain peak load periods, says the Northeast Power Coordinating Council.
  • 05/19/2000 -- Marubeni, CNPC plan pipeline supply project
    Japanese trading house Marubeni Corp. says it has struck a deal with Chinese state oil group China National Petroleum Corp. (CNPC) to build a manufacturing facility to supply materials to a proposed Chinese crude and natural gas pipeline project. This may be a first step toward investing in the pipeline project itself.
  • 05/19/2000 -- Nigeria's call for power attracts 37 firms
    Thirty-seven power firms have indicated interest in supplying generation to power-short Nigeria, following the government's plan to privatize the electricity supply sector, government sources say. Officials say most of the companies are members of consortia representing energy equipment producers and power generation firms from the US, France, Israel, Singapore, the UK, Italy, Canada, and China.
  • 05/19/2000 -- Hebert criticizes FERC summer reliability order
    Newly instituted Federal Energy Regulatory Commission rules to improve electric reliability this summer will 'introduce precious few megawatts into the interstate grid,' says FERC Commissioner Curt Hebert. Earlier this week, the federal agency adopted a series of emergency summer measures to help meet demand during peak use.
  • 05/19/2000 -- Transportation news briefs, May 19
    Enterprise Products Partners LP ... Sunland Construction Inc. ... Dodsal ... Oil & Natural Gas Corp. ... Indian Petrochemicals Corp. ... Williams ... Duke Energy Corp. ... Alliance Engineering
  • 05/18/2000 -- US coal demand to rise through 2015, then fall
    Coal demand by US electric generation and industrial customers is expected to increase to 1.123 billion tons by 2015 from 980 million tons in 1998, according to a new study by GRI and Hill & Associates. After 2015, US coal use is projected to decline to 1.101 billion tons by 2020 due to stricter environmental regulations. Prices are expected to fall.
  • 05/18/2000 -- General Interest news briefs, May 18
    New York Mercantile Exchange ... TotalFinaElf SA
  • 05/17/2000 -- Semco Energy acquires pipeline project, construction assets
    Semco Energy Inc., Port Huron, Mich., on Monday said it's building a 7.5-mile, 16-in. natural gas pipeline to serve a power plant being built in Zeeland, Mich., by a unit of Atlanta-based Southern Co. Semco also announced on Monday that it has acquired KLP Construction Co. Inc. and certain assets of Lake Area Utilities Inc.
  • 05/16/2000 -- Finance/Companies news briefs, May 16
    Petrobank Energy & Resources Ltd. ... Ranger Oil Ltd. ... AC Ventures ... FuelQuest
  • 05/16/2000 -- Transportation news briefs, May 16
    Qatar-Bahrain gas pipeline ... Petal Gas Storage ... El Paso Energy Corp. ... Oceaneering International Inc.
  • 05/15/2000 -- Transportation news briefs, May 15
    Southern Natural Gas Co. ... Enbridge Inc. � Suncor Energy Inc.
  • 05/12/2000 -- NW Shelf project to double LNG production
    Plans to double LNG production from the Woodside Petroleum Ltd.-led North West Shelf project have intensified over the last 6 months, said Chris Haynes, chief executive of the North West Shelf joint venture, in Brisbane this week.
  • 05/12/2000 -- Indian power generator plans LNG terminal
    India's state-owned electric power generator, National Thermal Power Corp. (NTPC), said this week it is ready to ink an agreement to form Gujarat Pipavav LNG Ltd., a joint venture company that will build a gas terminal project for 25 billion rupees ($575 million). The project, with a capacity of 5 million tonnes/year, is scheduled for commissioning by 2003.
  • 05/11/2000 -- Transportation news briefs
    Enron unit Transwestern Pipeline Co. increased its available gas transmission capacity to California by 15% as of May 1. Previously it had held combined east-west delivery capability of 1.6 bcf/d. The Transwestern line moves gas from the San Juan and Permian basins in New Mexico and West Texas to the California border. The $12 million expansion project included the installation of a 10,000-hp motor to run a new compressor station near Gallup, NM, and the addition of gas coolers at two
  • 05/11/2000 -- NGSA asks FERC to clarify gas pipeline rule
    The Natural Gas Supply Association said it supports a Federal Energy Regulatory Commission final rule on the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act 'as a balanced, comprehensive regulatory solution.' NGSA Pres. Skip Horvath said, 'The final rule promotes greater transparency. Consistent with our views on pipeline reporting, transparency is something producers support, even when it applies to us.'
  • 05/10/2000 -- Azerbaijan approves terms for export pipeline
    Azerbaijan has signed an pact that sets terms for the proposed 1 million b/d Baku-Ceyhan Caspian region oil export pipeline. The Azerbaijan government agreed with Turkey and Georgia to the legal, commercial, and regulatory formula for the Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan project. The pipeline would begin moving oil from Azerbaijan and the eastern Caspian Sea to the port of Ceyhan on Turkey's Mediterranean Coast in 2004-05.
  • 05/10/2000 -- BP Amoco claims 'major' Trinidad gas find
    BP Amoco PLC has made a major deepwater gas find off Trinidad and Tobago that could yield 2 tcf of gas. The company says this is its third such large find off Trinidad in 3 years.

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