-- Rebel group KNU claims responsibility for Myanmar gas pipeline explosions The Karen National Union (KNU), a rebel ethnic group opposed to government by Myanmar's State Peace and Development Council (SPDC), has claimed responsibility for blowing up sections of the natural gas pipeline linking the Yadana gas field to the Myainggale electrical power station in Karen State.
-- Spain's Etevensa wins Camisea take-or-pay contract Empresa de Generacion Termoelectrica Ventanilla SA (Etevensa), which is held 60% by Spain's Endesa, won Peru's Electroperu take-or-pay natural gas contract in a tender held Tuesday for the delivery of 70 MMcfd of gas from the Camisea project.
-- Petronas unit signs LNG supply deal with Kogas Petroliam Nasional Bhd. (Petronas) subsidiary Malaysia LNG Tiga Sdn. Bhd. (MLNG Tiga) has signed a 7-year, $3.2 billion deal to supply as much as 2 million tonnes/year (mty) of LNG to South Korea's Korea Gas Corp (Kogas).
-- Energy laboring The US Congress may send the White House a comprehensive energy plan before Labor Day. Or it may not. Public interest is not a motivating factor these days, given today's retail gasoline prices.
-- Oman beefing up its LNG shipping capability Oman has entered into a contract with Mitsui OSK Lines of Japan aimed at developing the country's ocean transport industry, particularly its LNG shipping, while awarding a tender valued at $299.5 million to Japanese and South Korean shipyards for the design and construction of two new LNG carriers.
-- Florida Gas Transmission completes Phase V expansion, begins Phase VI Florida Gas Transmission Co., having completed the final stage of its Phase V expansion project, now has construction under way on a $105 million Phase VI expansion: the addition of 121 MMcfd of capacity, with 33 miles of new pipeline and 18,600 hp of compression at existing compressor station sites on its Florida system.
-- India to import LNG from Iran, acquire oilfield stake India and Iran have agreed in principle for India to import 5 million tonnes of LNG in phases from Iran under a 25 year contract. To facilitate the imports, the Indian government is expected to build another LNG import terminal on the country's west coast
-- Jordan pressing pipeline projects with Iraq, Egypt Even as it implements plans to receive supplies of natural gas from Egypt, the Jordanian government is also proceeding with a long-awaited project to build a new pipeline for the import of crude oil from Iraq.