-- FERC approves Duke Energy's Patriot project The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Wednesday authorized Duke Energy Gas Transmission to construct and operate the company's Patriot natural gas pipeline project.
-- TEPPCO to expand northeastern US LPG pipeline TEPPCO Partners LP plans to expand the capacity of its northeastern US LPG delivery system next year by more than 1 million bbl during peak winter months, the company reported.
-- New sulfur specs will challenge US pipeline system US oil pipelines may have difficulty adjusting operations to the new federal 15 ppm sulfur rule for ultralow-sulfur diesel, according to two experts making presentations to a workshop on the subject.
-- Stricken tanker splits, sinks off Spanish coast The Prestige single-hull oil tanker split in two and sank in 3,500 m of water Tuesday in the Atlantic Ocean 270 km off the Galicia coast of northwest Spain, in an area known as the "Coast of Death" for its history of shipwrecks.
-- LNG shipping market seeing massive surge The LNG shipping business has seen an unprecedented boom in the past 30 months in a time when most other sectors of the shipping industry are suffering, said Drewry Shipping Consultants Ltd., London.
-- France, Spain combat oil spill off Galician coast France is cooperating with Spain to contain a fuel oil spill off Galicia, Spain, by the endangered Prestige tanker, which was damaged during a strong storm a few kilometers offshore.
-- Camisea project gains more time for rights-of-way The Peruvian government authorized Transportadora de Gas del Peru (TGP), the Camisea downstream consortium, to extend for another 18 months negotiations for right-of-way on pipeline routes
-- Camisea LNG feasibility study due at yearend The feasibility study for the Camisea LNG export project led by Hunt Oil Co., Dallas, should be completed by yearend, according to Carlos del Solar, Hunt's general manager in Peru.