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Transportation 2001 P

  • 09/12/2001 -- Transportation news briefs, Sept. 12
    NKK ... Aquamarine Shipholding Maritime ... Canada's National Energy Board ... Petro-Canada ... Petrie Parkman & Co.
  • 09/12/2001 -- Analysts agree world oil markets face short-term instability
    Analysts said Wednesday that terrorist attacks on the US will keep world oil markets unstable in the short term, although supplies are adequate. They said uncertainties will prompt additional stockpiling, and a tightening of the market.
  • 09/12/2001 -- Alaskan oil tanker loadings resume after scare closes terminal
    Alyeska Pipeline Service Co. said fears of a potential terrorist attack prompted the closure of its Valdez terminal for 13 hr Tuesday. Alyeska said at midday Tuesday the US Coast Guard requested the terminal cease tanker loadings. Pipeline operations were not affected.
  • 09/11/2001 -- US grid operators on alert; Con Ed suspends some service
    US electric grid operators reported systems were functioning normally, but in a state of heightened alert for the most part Tuesday at midafternoon in the aftermath of an apparent terrorist attack in New York and Washington, DC. Consolidated Edison Inc., which serves hard hit Manhattan, said in a bulletin electric and gas service between West street and the Hudson River south of Chambers street has been suspended.
  • 09/11/2001 -- Houston FBI collects information and threats against industry
    US Federal Bureau of Investigation agents in Houston fielded terrorist information and some threats Tuesday, which they shared with area refiners, offshore operators, energy companies, and other potential local targets of terrorism.
  • 09/11/2001 -- Nuclear power plants implementing NRC security advisory
    As Tuesday's national emergency unfolded, the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission sent out security 'advisories' to all 103 nuclear power plants and fuels facilities, said a spokesman for the NRC. 'We are in the process of communicating to fuel facilities and all plants to implement heightened security measures,' said Jan Strasma, spokesman for the NRC. 'At this time we know of no specific threats to any nuclear facilities.'
  • 09/11/2001 -- Federal order shuts down helicopter services for Gulf of Mexico
    A nationwide federal emergency no-fly order Tuesday shut down offshore helicopter service in the Gulf of Mexico, but the US Coast Guard reported ships and small vessels were operating normally in those waters and along the Houston Ship Channel.
  • 09/11/2001 -- New York to assess how gas demand will stress system
    New York energy regulators plan to assess the impact of rising gas demand, especially for electricity generation, on the state's electric system and natural gas infrastructure. New York is located at the end of most gas transmission lines and could run into a situation in which demand exceeds supply, said William J. Museler, CEO of the New York Independent System Operator.
  • 09/10/2001 -- TEPPCO to acquire Wyoming gas gathering system
    TEPPCO Partners LLP, Houston, will acquire the Jonah gas gathering system in Wyoming from Alberta Energy Co. Ltd. for $360 million, AEC reported Monday. The system will be operated by Duke Energy Field Services, a unit of Duke Energy, Charlotte, NC, on behalf of TEPPCO, which is the general partner of Texas Eastern Products Pipeline Co. LLC.
  • 09/07/2001 -- Algeria, Nigeria confer on trans-Saharan gas pipeline project
    Algeria and Nigeria Thursday established a steering committee to supervise the proposed trans-Sahara gas pipeline project between the two nations. The 4,000-km line would cost $5-7 billion. It would move Nigerian gas from Abuja fields to the Algerian port of Beni Saf, in the northwestern part of the country.
  • 09/07/2001 -- Gas boom's demise in the cards; worries about a collapse mount
    Is the natural gas boom officially over now? Will a mild winter see the US gas market testing a $2/Mcf floor?
  • 09/05/2001 -- Model process could speed up pipeline permitting, working group says
    States should consider developing a model process for siting natural gas pipelines, a working group of state utility regulators and elected officials said. It said only a few states effectively coordinate the natural gas pipeline permitting process, while often overlapping federal, state, and local regulatory requirements can add many months -- and sometimes years -- to building a pipeline.
  • 09/05/2001 -- Model process could speed pipeline permitting, working group says
    States should consider developing a model process for siting natural gas pipelines, a working group of state utility regulators and elected officials said. It said only a few states effectively coordinate the pipeline permitting process, while often overlapping federal, state, and local regulatory requirements can add many months -- and sometimes years -- to building a pipeline.
  • 09/05/2001 -- Piedmont joins Dominion in Greenbrier gas pipeline project
    Piedmont Natural Gas Co. has joined Dominion Resources Inc. in Greenbrier Pipeline Co. LLC, which is proposing a 263-mile interstate pipeline linking multiple gas supply basins and storage to growing markets in the Southeast.
  • 08/30/2001 -- PG&E wholesale unit closes $1.25 billion credit transaction
    The wholesale unit of San Francisco's PG&E Corp. Thursday said a $1.25 billion credit line was oversubscribed. PG&E National Energy Group (NEG) closed on the $1.25 billion revolving credit facility, a senior, unsecured facility consists of a $500 million, 2-year tranche and a $750 million, 1-year tranche.
  • 08/30/2001 -- Value of offshore pipelines market to hit $13.1 billion/year in 2005
    The annual value of the world offshore pipelines market is expected to grow to $13.1 billion in 2005 from $8.1 billion this year, said UK analysts Douglas-Westwood Ltd. and offshore industry data specialists Infield Systems Ltd., London, in a new report.
  • 08/29/2001 -- BG gets more of Indian LNG project, eyes Enron's share of three fields
    BG Group PLC has bought Sea King Infrastructure group's 25% share of its Pipavav LNG port venture on the Gujarat coast for 3.75 billion rupees ($79.8 million).
  • 08/29/2001 -- New ethanol production capacity will supply California, officials claim
    Based on proposed plant construction and expansions, annual US production of ethanol should double to 4.4 billion gal by the end of 2005, staff members of the California Energy Commission reported.
  • 08/28/2001 -- Transportation news briefs, Aug. 28
    Reliance Petroleum ... Jacobs H&G ... Petro-Canada ... Saipem ... Smit Transport & Heavy Lift ... Blue Stream Pipeline ... Petrobras ... DSND Subsea
  • 08/28/2001 -- PetroChina plans pipeline to move Dagang gas to Shandong
    PetroChina Co. plans to build a natural gas pipeline linking the northern city of Cangzhou and Zibo City in Shandong province in the east. The 209-km, 508-mm pipeline will move gas produced from PetroChina's Dagang field in the north to industrial users in Shandong province.

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