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  • 10/22/2001 -- Transmission congestion cost rising in New England
    Transmission congestion in New England could cost $125 -$600 million/year the result of export and import constraints within the region, ISO New England said. The grid operator completed its regional transmission plan for 2002-2006 Friday, which examines congestion and its impact on system reliability and cost to consumers.
  • 10/22/2001 -- Conoco says third quarter net income down by half from a year ago
    Conoco Inc. said lower prices for crude and North American natural gas contributed to sharply reduced earnings for the third quarter, down by almost half from the same period in 2000.
  • 10/22/2001 -- Seven UK North Sea 'fallow fields' considered for development
    UK Energy Minister Brian Wilson said his department is considering seven new development projects under the "fallow fields program. "
  • 10/19/2001 -- Damaged naphtha tanker poses threat in Brazilian harbor
    Naphtha leaking from a damaged Petroleo Brasileiro SA (Petrobras) tanker in Paranagua Bay could still cause an explosion, the company said. The 18,000 dwt Norman grounded Thursday after hitting a rock. The naphtha leak has been plugged.
  • 10/18/2001 -- Socal Gas denies its California intrastate capacity is insufficient
    Southern California Gas Co. said it has sufficient intrastate capacity to deliver gas to the California market, disputing allegations by interstate pipelines and the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.
  • 10/17/2001 -- Vintage Petroleum tests high gas flow at Trinidad wildcat
    Vintage Petroleum Inc. said its Carapal Ridge No. 1 wildcat on Trinidad's Central Block flowed more than 50 MMcfd of gas and 1,500 b/d of condensate.
  • 10/17/2001 -- TotalFinaElf may be charged in sinking of tanker off France
    TotalFinaElf SA said Tuesday a French magistrate is considering citing it for the loss of the oil tanker Erika off Brittany in December 1999.
  • 10/16/2001 -- Coast Guard lifts its ban on LNG imports through Boston harbor
    The US Coast Guard on Tuesday lifted a 20-day ban on imports of liquefied natural gas through Boston harbor, which some feared might become a target for terrorist attack. It was a timely move, with local temperatures in the 40-60° F range. LNG imports supply 15%-20% of the total annual demand for natural gas for all of New England.
  • 10/16/2001 -- INGAA says more interstate pipelines needed to supply gas to California
    The Interstate Natural Gas Association of America told a US House of Representatives subcommittee today that California state regulators had approved a pipeline tariff that limits competition and discourages the development of new interstate pipelines needed to directly serve California consumers.
  • 10/15/2001 -- NYISO warned PJM platform doesn�t work for northeastern RTO
    New York Independent System Operator (NYISO) has warned the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission that applying the PJM Interconnection LLC grid operation model to the entire Northeast could cause problems and risks to consumers. The NYISO filed comments last week about the perceived consequences of using PJM as a straight model for a Northeastern RTO.
  • 10/15/2001 -- Norsk Hydro awards Tune field pipeline repair in North Sea
    Norsk Hydro AS has awarded the Stolt-Halliburton Joint Venture a $6 million contract to perform repairs on Tune field pipeline off Norway.
  • 10/12/2001 -- Nuclear Regulatory Commission shuts down web site over security concerns
    The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission shut down its web site Thursday afternoon, citing a need to 'protect public health and safety during these difficult times.' A public interest group said it feared the NRC would use national security as an excuse to withhold information as an excuse to withhold information to protect the industry instead of the public.
  • 10/12/2001 -- Technip, Kazakh national company form joint venture
    French company Technip SA and Kazakhstan's national oil and gas transportation company Transport of Oil & Gas created a joint venture engineering and construction company headquartered in Almaty.
  • 10/12/2001 -- Alaska dreaming
    The US Congress is in an Alaska state of mind when it comes to energy policy.
  • 10/12/2001 -- Global gas
    Europe is about to start work on its first LNG export project, in northern Norway. The North Sea's best-known oil field, Brent, is now predominantly a producer of gas. And the trend-setting gas-to-power project in the burgeoning Asian market has just come on stream at Malampaya in the Philippines.
  • 10/11/2001 -- WTC electricity redirected to former tenants
    New York Gov. George Pataki directed the New York Power Authority to transfer 80 Mw of electricity it had supplied the World Trade Center to businesses dislocated by the attack and are seeking to resume operations in New York City. Separately, Pataki said the Hugh L. Carey Battery Park City Authority also will begin receiving low cost power from the NYPA.
  • 10/11/2001 -- California ISO not expecting blackouts this winter
    California has little to fear in the way of blackouts this winter, unless a key transmission path becomes overloaded again, the California Independent System Operator said. The San Francisco Bay Area could encounter some 'operating challenges this winter,' if Path 15 is overloaded, the grid operator said in its annual winter resources and peak load forecast.
  • 10/11/2001 -- Pluspetrol plans Peruvian pipeline for mixed heavy and light oils
    Argentina company Pluspetrol Peru Corp. SA plans to build an 8-in., 125-km pipeline between two Peruvian assets, Nueva Esperanza in Block 8 and the Jibaro Marshalling area in Block 1-AB.
  • 10/11/2001 -- FERC to adopt standard electric interconnection agreement
    The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Thursday said it plans to adopt a national standard electric interconnection agreement between electric transmission companies and generators. A standard agreement is needed to eliminate uncertainty and confusion about what rights come with interconnection, said FERC Chairman Pat Wood.
  • 10/11/2001 -- Oil and automobile industries publish transportation sustainability report
    More than 96% of the world's transportation depends on petroleum, said a detailed report issued on behalf of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development. In the next phase of the project, the group will devise transportation sustainability plans for the coming decades.

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