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  • 06/18/2001 -- Williams plans to expand Northwest Pipeline in Washington state
    Williams Monday said it plans an expansion project on its Northwest Pipeline system that would deliver 276 MMcfd of gas to new electric generation facilities in Washington state. The Evergreen Expansion Project is Williams' fourth major pipeline project in Washington and represents a $200 million investment.
  • 06/18/2001 -- California ISO warns of possible blackouts
    Instituting its early warning system for the first time, the California Independent System Operator Sunday warned rolling blackouts are possible Monday and Tuesday and called for maximum conservation efforts. The grid operator said between noon and 8 p.m. Monday and Tuesday looks 'especially tight.'
  • 06/18/2001 -- Sinopec begins work on 270-km crude pipeline in northern China
    China Petroleum & Chemical Corp. (Sinopec) has begun building a crude oil pipeline in northern China to link three refineries to the Huangdao terminal in Qingdao, Shandong province. The line will be completed in the fourth quarter.
  • 06/18/2001 -- ENI launches worldwide oil and gas industry review
    ENI SPA has published its first worldwide statistical review of oil and gas production, reserves consumption, exports, and imports to help meet what it believes to be a rising public demand for information on industry issues. The annual review, which covers data related to more than 140 countries, to become "an authoritative reference for specific data and information on the oil and gas market."
  • 06/14/2001 -- Universal Compression to buy Louisiana Compressor Maintenance
    Universal Compression Holdings Inc., Houston, has agreed to acquire Louisiana Compressor Maintenance Co. Inc., a Louisiana-based company serving pipeline and other natural gas-related companies, for $25 million.
  • 06/14/2001 -- EIA predicts high summer gas demand in California
    The California natural gas transportation system could become more dependent on electricity in the future to satisfy environmental restrictions, cutting throughput during power outages, the Energy Information Administration said in a special report. The agency also forecast California's gas demand will rise 6.8% this summer over last stressing the in-state pipeline system.
  • 06/14/2001 -- TransCanada, Alliance pipelines ready for arctic gas volumes
    Canadian natural gas pipelines will be ready to handle additional volumes if and when trunklines are built from Alaska and the Canadian Arctic, industry executives say. Both TransCanada PipeLines Ltd. (TCPL) and Alliance Pipeline Ltd. say they are prepared for expansion.
  • 06/13/2001 -- Iraq continues to withhold oil exports in protest over UN action
    Iraq shows no signs of lifting its suspension of oil exports through the United Nations oil-for-aid program, the UN office supervising the scheme said Tuesday. The suspension was announced by Baghdad on June 4, but loadings already begun on the day continued through June 5, according to the Office of the Iraq Program.
  • 06/12/2001 -- Canadian native group to discuss Mackenzie Delta pipeline issues
    The aboriginal group that refused to sign a pipeline development agreement with Canada's Mackenzie Delta producers earlier this month says it will debate the issues at a meeting June 25.
  • 06/12/2001 -- Enterprise awards Corrib field work off Ireland
    Enterprise Energy Ireland Ltd. Tuesday awarded three principal contracts valued at a total of 360 million euros for the onshore and offshore development of the Corrib gas field on Blocks 18/20 and 18/25 in the Slyne basin off Ireland. A susbsea development is planned.
  • 06/12/2001 -- Wilson succeeds Hain as UK energy minister
    The UK Labour party has named Brian Wilson, Minister of Parliament for the Shetland constituency of Cunninghame North, to succeed Peter Hain as Britain's energy minister, after Hain was promoted to the post of minister for Europe. The move comes in the second wave of a cabinet shuffle launched by Prime Minister Tony Blair following his party's reelection last Thursday.
  • 06/11/2001 -- California gas-fired power plants get emission waivers
    California Gov. Gray Davis issued an executive order late Monday that allows gas-fired power plants to operate additional hours beyond the limits set for environmental reasons. Officials estimated up to 1,200 Mw of gas-fired generation could be affected by the order.
  • 06/11/2001 -- Sydgas signs contract for gas pipeline expansion
    The Swedish company Sydgas signed a contract with a consortium of the German contractors Bohlen & Doyen and Ludwig Freytag, Swedish Pihl Aarsleff AB and Danish Per Aarsleff AS to lay a gas line. The contract has a value of 65 million kroner and involves 45 km of gas line near Halmstad in southern Sweden.
  • 06/08/2001 -- BP says alliances key to building Azerbaijan supplier base
    BP PLC's head of procurement in Azerbaijan Thursday urged local and western oil and gas service and supply companies to forge alliances to speed development of the Caspian supplier base. Stephen Loss said partnerships would mean "a fast track opportunity" for Baku-based companies to build competencies while gaining access to resources.
  • 06/08/2001 -- IPAA panel says US gas output, demand gap to widen
    An Independent Petroleum Association of America panel predicts US natural gas demand will increase 1.8%/year for the foreseeable future, rising to 24.8 tcf by 2005, to 28.1 in 2010, and 30.7 in 2015. Its long-term forecast said US gas production would grow 1.9% this year but only 1.3%/year through 2005.
  • 06/08/2001 -- Feast or Famine
    Forget the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries. Ignore Saddam Hussein. Okay, well, maybe don't ignore Saddam. But US officials suggest an anonymous computer hacker could be an even greater threat to energy security.
  • 06/08/2001 -- Gas prices continue falling as demand proves more elastic than presumed
    Natural gas prices continue to fall as demand proves more elastic than presumed.
  • 06/07/2001 -- Baker Hughes introduces biggest fracturing vessel in gulf
    The Baker Oil Tools division of Baker Hughes Inc., Houston, Thursday introduced the largest proppant-capacity fracturing vessel for deepwater work in the Gulf of Mexico. The converted vessel was rechristened the MV HR Hughes for Howard R. Hughes who, in 1909, founded Hughes Tool Co., forerunner of Baker Hughes.
  • 06/07/2001 -- PDVSA signs operating agreement with consortium for Venezuela terminal
    Petroleos de Venezuela SA (PDVSA) has signed an operating agreement with a consortium of Williams, Tulsa, Enbridge Inc., and Northville Industries Inc. for the oil storage and loading terminal at the Jose complex in Anzoategui, Venezuela. The agreement ratifies the basic conditions agreed to in the term sheet signed by PDVSA and the consortium in January 2001.
  • 06/06/2001 -- DOE suggests topics for National Petroleum Council studies
    The US Department of Energy wants more industry advice on how the White House can best implement energy policy changes proposed last month. Department officials asked the National Petroleum Council at its annual meeting Wednesday to consider a dozen proposals that represent a virtual laundry list of challenges facing the industry.

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