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  • 07/27/2001 -- UK government group to study gas and electricity supply issues
    UK Energy Minister Brian Wilson has created a working group to monitor risks to Britain's future gas and electricity supplies. The Energy Security of Supply Working Group will meet for the first time in September and will issue semiannual reports to Department of Trade and Industry and Ofgem.
  • 07/27/2001 -- SCANA plans pipeline to move gas from Elba, Ga., LNG terminal
    SCANA Corp., Columbia, SC, has formed a subsidiary, SCG Pipeline Inc., to transport natural gas in Georgia and South Carolina. It plans to build a line to move gas from the Elba Island liquefied natural gas import terminal near Savannah, Ga., to Jasper County, SC.
  • 07/26/2001 -- UK to assess vulnerability to energy imports
    The UK government has set up an organization to assess the country's vulnerability to rising imports, especially natural gas. The Energy Security of Supply Working Group is expected meet for the first time in September.
  • 07/25/2001 -- Irving Oil plans LNG facility at refinery terminal in New Brunswick
    Irving Oil Ltd. Wednesday said it plans to build a $500 million (Can.) liquefied natural gas (LNG) regasification facility at its deepwater oil terminal near Saint John. The terminal, near Saint John, NB, is 60 miles from the US border and 5 miles from the company's 250,000-b/d refinery.
  • 07/24/2001 -- Partners plan $7.5 billion expansion of Nigerian LNG project
    Partners in the Nigerian Liquefied Natural Gas (NLNG) Ltd. project plan to invest another $7.5 billion to add three production trains to that facility on Bonny Island, about 40 km south of Port Harcourt, Rivers State, in southeastern Nigeria, officials said Tuesday.
  • 07/24/2001 -- Shell gives Stolt group contract for largest trunkline off West Africa
    Shell Petroleum Development Co. Nigeria has awarded a consortium led by Stolt Offshore, part of the Stolt Group, a contract for pipelay of a gas gathering system off Nigeria. Contractor Stolt Offshore's partner is DSNL, a subsidiary of the Nigerian Adamac Group.
  • 07/23/2001 -- US House bill would ban Prudhoe Bay gas pipeline off northern Alaska
    A US House of Representatives bill that bans a gas pipeline off northern Alaska will be challenged in the Senate. The line would extend from Prudhoe Bay field to the Mackenzie Delta and then to Alberta gas pipeline interconnections. Alaskan officials favor a route along the trans-Alaska oil pipeline and Alaska Highway.
  • 07/23/2001 -- Statoil, Norway unable to agree on Snøhvit development in Barents Sea
    Operator Statoil and its partners in Snøhvit and associated fields off Norway have decided not to submit their 40 billion kroner [$4.3 billion] development plans to the government. Snøhvit would have been the first petroleum development in the Barents Sea.
  • 07/20/2001 -- Abraham says lower prices don't signal end to energy problems
    Energy Sec. Spencer Abraham said despite easing concerns about prices and supplies, the US still faces a significant energy crisis. Abraham, who spoke Thursday at the San Francisco Bay Area Council, promoted the Bush administration's energy policy proposals pending before Congress.
  • 07/20/2001 -- Abraham says lower prices don't signal an end to energy problems
    Energy Sec. Spencer Abraham said despite easing concerns about prices and supplies, the US still faces a significant energy crisis. Abraham, who spoke Thursday at the San Francisco Bay Area Council, promoted the Bush administration's energy policy proposals pending before Congress.
  • 07/19/2001 -- Alaska to review right-of-way application for gas pipeline
    Alaska has agreed to complete its review of the right-of-way application for the companies planning to build a gas pipeline from the North Slope to Alberta. Foothills Pipe Lines Alaska Inc., on behalf of the Alaskan Northwest Natural Gas Transportation Co. partnership, signed an agreement that requires ANNGTC to reimburse the state for the cost of processing the right-of-way application.
  • 07/19/2001 -- El Paso Energy Partners installs TLP in Gulf of Mexico field
    El Paso Energy Partners LP said Thursday it has installed the Prince tension leg platform in 1,450 ft of water on Ewing Bank Block 1003 in the US Gulf of Mexico. Oil output will begin later this quarter via the Poseidon pipeline, of which El Paso owns 36%.
  • 07/18/2001 -- US Senate approves 2-year ban on drilling under Great Lakes
    The US Senate Wednesday passed an amendment to a pending spending bill that places a 2-year ban on any new oil and gas drilling in the Great Lakes. Similar legislation that would bar drilling in the Great Lakes is also included in the House version of the bill, HR 2311, the Energy and Water Development Appropriations Act.
  • 07/18/2001 -- OCP Ecuador begins building much-anticipated Ecuadorean pipeline
    OCP Ecuador SA has begun building the $1.2 billion Oleoducto de Crudos Pesados (OCP) pipeline in Ecuador, said project partner Alberta Energy Co. Ltd. Techint International Construction Corp., Buenos Aires, has a fixed-price engineering, procurement, and construction contract to build the line.
  • 07/18/2001 -- TotalFinaElf developing Matterhorn field in deepwater Gulf of Mexico
    TotalFinaElf E&P USA, an affiliate of French company TotalFinaElf SA, has begun development work on Matterhorn oil field on Mississippi Canyon Block 243 in the US Gulf of Mexico. The field, in 850 m of water, is 170 km southeast of New Orleans. TotalFinaElf owns 100% of the field.
  • 07/18/2001 -- Safety group pushing revised fire code for propane storage sites
    The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) has proposed that US facilities with more than 4,000 gal of propane storage prepare written fire safety analyses. The code is the nation's primary standard for propane safety. States and municipalities often adopt NFPA codes into law.
  • 07/18/2001 -- France, Spain consider another link of gas transport networks
    French and Spanish companies are considering building a 10.7 million euro pipeline to improve gas transmission between the two countries. A proposed 29-km, 500 million cu m line along the Basque coastline could link the countries' gas transportation networks.
  • 07/17/2001 -- AltaGas acquires gas gathering, processing system
    AltaGas Services Inc., Calgary, signed a letter of intent to acquire a 90% stake in a natural gas plant and associated gas gathering system near Red Deer, Alta.
  • 07/16/2001 -- House Democrats file competing energy bill on public lands issues
    House Democrats this week will seek to pass energy legislation that its supporters say does a better job balancing public land management. The bill is an alternative to a GOP proposal supported by industry and opposed by environmental groups. It was uncertain how much of the Democratic bill would be included in a final House measure.
  • 07/13/2001 -- EEI study forecasts need for $56 billion of transmission capacity
    Nearly $56 billion in new capacity is needed in the next 10 years to maintain US transmission adequacy at its current level, but only about $35 billion is planned, an electric industry group said. Transmission capacity relative to peak demand has been declining and is expected to continue to decline, the Edison Electric Institute found in a new analysis.

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