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Transportation 2002 P5

  • 06/10/2002 -- Dynegy unit files with FERC to build new LNG terminal
    Hackberry LNG Terminal LLC has filed an application with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission for permission to construct and operate an LNG receiving and regasification terminal in Hackberry, La.
  • 06/10/2002 -- Oil ministers finalize MOU for pipeline study
    Oil ministers met late last month to finalize the draft memorandum of understanding (MOU) for the prefeasibility study of the proposed Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan oil and gas pipeline project.
  • 06/04/2002 -- Columbia Gas plans federal appeal against New York on Millennium pipeline
    Columbia Gas Transmission Corp., Fairfax, Va., will file an appeal with the US Department of Commerce before June 10.
  • 06/04/2002 -- ChevronTexaco unit awards Angolan development contract to engineering consortium
    Cabinda Gulf Oil Co awarded a $660 million contract to a consortium of Stolt Offshore SA and Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co. Ltd. for its Sanha gas-condensate fields development project.
  • 06/03/2002 -- BP awards pipeline contract for Nam Con Son gas project
    BP Pipelines Vietnam BV and BP Exploration Operating Co. Ltd. let contract to BJ Process & Pipeline Services (BJPPS) to provide pipeline commissioning and testing services for BP Nam Con Son.
  • 05/22/2002 -- Horizon awarded Iroquois marine line, Cantarell rehab
    Iroquois Pipeline Operating Co. (IPOC) has awarded a contract to Horizon Offshore Inc., Houston, to construct and test the offshore portion of Iroquois's Eastchester pipeline extension project.
  • 05/17/2002 -- Family feuds
    Canadian government and industry officials visited Washington, DC, earlier this month, shortly after the US Senate finished debating a sweeping energy reform package that could hold major implications for the US's northern neighbor.
  • 05/15/2002 -- Tanker spills light Nigerian crude off Brazil
    Petroleo Brasiliero SA (Petrobras) reported Wednesday that a 16,000 l. oil spill of Nigerian crude off the city of Angra dos Reis, Rio de Janeiro state, was contained by booms and 63 support vessels.
  • 05/14/2002 -- Thai-Malay pipeline to proceed; route to change
    Thailand has decided to proceed with the Thai-Malay natural gas pipeline and related gas separation plant project long stalled by local opposition.
  • 05/13/2002 -- US Coast Guard seeks standardized tanker vessel response plans
    The US Coast Guard May 10 said it wants to standardize vessel response plans for oil tankers. Officials said the proposed rule changes, 5 years in the making, will clarify what salvage and marine firefighting services are required in vessel response plans.
  • 05/13/2002 -- US moves toward accord to reduce tanker emissions
    The US EPA has requested public comment on a proposed rule governing air emissions from Category 3 marine diesel engines. Intertanko says that US acceptance of the standards, which generally conform to MARPOL Annex VI regulations, would likely influence worldwide acceptance of Annex VI .
  • 05/07/2002 -- OTC: Conoco initiates Gulf of Mexico shuttle tanker design
    A Conoco Inc. subsidiary has completed the functional design of a 550,000 bbl capacity, shuttle tanker for transporting crude oil from deepwater Gulf of Mexico fields to shore. The shuttle will be able to enter most ports on the gulf, ushering in a new era for US deepwater production. The design initiative was unveiled at the Offshore Technology Conference in Houston this week.
  • 05/06/2002 -- BG and partners sign PSC for Block 3(a) off Trinidad
    BG Group PLC and its partners have signed a production sharing contract for Block 3(a) off Trinidad with the Trinidad and Tobago government.
  • 05/02/2002 -- More gas-fired power generation set for US Midwest
    Another gas-fired power plant will serve the US Midwest by mid-2003. Mid-American Energy Co. will build the 540-Mw plant in Pleasant Hill, Iowa, near its headquarters city of Des Moines, in a project estimated to cost $368 million.
  • 05/01/2002 -- Germany faces hurdles for reforming gas market, BP chief executive says
    In order to reform its natural gas market, Germany will have to make it possible for outside oil and gas companies "to secure fair and nondiscriminatory access" to the country's natural gas pipeline grid in accordance with the European gas directive, said BP PLC Chief Executive John Browne during a speech Apr. 29 at Humboldt University in Berlin.
  • 05/01/2002 -- ENI-BG group makes gas discovery in Sicily Channel off SW Sicily
    A group led by ENI SPA and BG Group has made a natural gas discovery in the Sicily Channel off Southwest Sicily. The exploration well was drilled on the Panda exploration prospect by operator ENI.
  • 04/24/2002 -- Export pipeline planned from Alibekmola oil field in Kazakhstan
    Kazakhoil Aktobe LLP, a 50:50 joint venture of London-based Nelson Resources Ltd. and Kazakhoil National Oil & Gas Co., has signed an agreement with KazTransOil (KTO) for the construction of an export pipeline from Alibekmola oil field in western Kazakhstan to a connection with the Zhanazhol-Kenkiyak pipeline.
  • 04/23/2002 -- TransCanada pipeline break investigation continues
    TransCanada PipeLines Ltd. is replacing a section of its mainline near Brookdale, Man., that ruptured and caught fire Apr. 14, and the company is working with authorities to determine the cause of the incident. About 100 residents were evacuated following the incident, but were cleared to return to their homes the next day. There were no injuries.
  • 04/23/2002 -- TEPPCO plans $45 million expansion of Wyoming Jonah System
    TEPPCO Partners LP has announced a $45 million expansion of the Jonah natural gas gathering and transportation system in Wyoming. The project will increase the gathering capacity of the Pinedale field lateral as well as the Jonah system's mainline capacity.
  • 04/18/2002 -- RSPA solicits technology research to improve pipeline safety, security
    The US Department of Transportation's Research and Special Programs Administration Apr. 17 said it plans a new $2.5 million research initiative to improve safety and security of the nation's gas and hazardous liquid pipelines. RSPA said it plans to identify projects that will enhance the integrity of the national pipeline infrastructure.
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