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Transportation 2003 P5

  • 08/15/2003 -- UK's North Sea gas infrastructure must compete with LNG
    The UK gas market will see increasing competition develop between piped gas imports and LNG imports, with significant implications for the UK gas infrastructure.
  • 08/12/2003 -- Strong 21st licensing round response confirms UK North Sea interest
    The UK's Department of Trade and Industry offered 88 new exploration licenses covering 137 blocks on the UK Continental Shelf to 62 companies July 31, following the close of its 21st offshore licensing round. Energy Minister Stephen Timms said successful applicants would have a fixed period in which to decide whether or not to accept the offers.
  • 08/08/2003 -- NEB approves Trans-Northern pipeline capacity expansion, flow reversal
    Canada's National Energy Board has approved an application by Cagary-based Trans-Northern Pipelines Inc. (OGJ Online, Nov. 8, 2002) to increase pipeline capacity on its 10-in. products pipeline system from Montréal, Que. to Farran's Point near Ingleside, Ont., and to reverse the direction of flow from Farran's Point to the Clarkson Junction in Mississauga, Ont.
  • 08/05/2003 -- Indonesia, Singapore initiate major gas pipeline project
    In a ceremony Monday, Indonesian President Megawati Sukarnoputri and Singapore Prime Minister Goh Chok Tong formally initiated the start of activities leading to the construction of 470 km of natural gas pipeline from Indonesia to Singapore, reported OPEC News Agency.
  • 08/01/2003 -- Statoil drills duster on Gråspett
    Statoil ASA's completed wildcat on the Gråspe prospect 175 km off northern Norway in the Norwegian Sea is a duster. The area is 3 km northeast of Statoil's Norne field.
  • 08/01/2003 -- After running aground, Al Farabi chemical tanker successfully refloated
    Five days after running aground just outside the entrance to Kaohsiung Port in Kaoshiung Harbor , the 30,000-ton tanker "Al Farabi" has been successfully refloated.
  • 07/28/2003 -- Petronet plans to double Dahej capacity
    Petronet LNG, the Indian government-owned gas pipeline company, plans to double the capacity of its LNG receiving terminal at Dahej, on the Gujarat coast, to 10 million tonnes/year from 5 million tonnes/year.
  • 07/25/2003 -- New NDE technology detects, characterizes dent, gouge defects
    Southwest Research Institute, under research sponsored by the US Tranportation Office of Pipeline Safety, has developed new nondestructive evaluation technology.
  • 07/20/2003 -- LNG not magic bullet for US gas supply woes
    Is LNG the answer to US natural gas supply woes? Thanks to Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan's recent testimony before Congress, that has become the question of the moment. Projections of LNG import capacity doubling to 6 bcfd by 2007 were posited as the cure for future gas price spikes being alleviated only by demand destruction. But the issue is more complicated than it seems.
  • 07/18/2003 -- World hot spots, Asian economy boost tanker industry
    Clarkson Research Studies reports that a surprisingly strong Asian economy, together with problem spots around the world, lead to a positive first quarter 2003 for the tanker industry.
  • 07/17/2003 -- Shell's Van de Vijver: Following record investment, supermajor plans to maximize value
    "Generally, I think sustainable development is not about 'what' we do, it is very much 'how' we do things. It's about how you go about your business." Walter van de Vijver, group managing director, Royal Dutch/Shell Group CEO, Shell Exploration & Production Co.
  • 07/16/2003 -- ChevronTexaco charters Stelmar Shipping's 'Rimar' Handymax vessel
    ChevronTexaco Corp. has signed an 18-month time charter contract with Stelmar Shipping Ltd., Athens, for the Rimar double-hull Handymax tanker for 14,000/day. Handymax tankers are 10,000-60,000 dwt vessels. The charter is to start at the end of July.
  • 07/14/2003 -- Chinese gas pipeline overcoming geographic obstacles en route to 2004 start-up
    Here are some of the major obstacles and challenges faced by the project and how they are being overcome.
  • 07/11/2003 -- Petrobras to expand southeast and northeast gas pipeline grids
    Petroleo Brasileiro SA (Petrobras) arranged for $1 billion in financing July 1 in New York to implement its Projeto Malhas ("Mesh" or grid project)—an expansion of the company's gas pipeline grids in the southeast and northeast regions in Brazil.
  • 07/11/2003 -- Iroquois completes marine Eastchester Extension in New York
    Iroquois Gas Transmission Systems L P has completed the 34-mile, 24-in.,marine section of its Eastchester Extension pipeline in New York.
  • 07/09/2003 -- GAIL inks pact with PY-1 consortium
    Gas Authority of India Ltd. (GAIL) has signed a natural gas sale and transportation agreement with the PY-1 consortium, comprising Mosbacher India LLC and Hindustan Oil Exploration Co., both of Houston.
  • 07/09/2003 -- India's gas reserves' discovery prompts review of Indo-Iran pipeline
    The likelihood of finding large reserves of natural gas in the Krishna-Godavari basin in Andhra Pradesh District, as well as in the deep waters of the Andaman Islands area in the Bay of Bengal (OGJ, June 9, 2003, p. 44) has cast a long shadow on the proposed Iran-India natural gas pipeline project.
  • 07/09/2003 -- TAP pre-qualification process on hold pending route, other studies
    The pre-qualification process for the Asian Development Bank (ADB)-backed Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan natural gas pipeline project (TAP) has been put on hold, while studies are carried out, according to an ADB communiqué. Present information available on the project is not enough to enable the sponsor to put in binding proposals, said the ADB communication.
  • 07/09/2003 -- Sincor Begins Exporting Petcoke, Sulfur From Jose Crude Upgrader
    In late August 2002, Sincrudos de Oriente Sincor CA began exporting petcoke and sulfur from it's just-completed off-loading terminal adjacent its crude upgrader.
  • 07/07/2003 -- Thai-Malay pipeline, plant contractors to begin construction despite opposition
    A showdown between the Thai government and opponents over the controversial Thai-Malay natural gas pipeline and associated gas separation plant has heated up as construction work at the site in Thailand's southern Songkhla Province begins in earnest.

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