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Transportation 2003 P7

  • 06/02/2003 -- 2002-03 gas storage season presents a supply conundrum
    A consulting firm believes the current US natural gas infrastructure has served demand efficiently and effectively, but the margin of confidence to be able continually to perform has become slim.
  • 05/30/2003 -- Russia downplays Japanese route request for Siberian oil pipeline
    Russian President Vladimir Putin appears to have played down a request by Japanese Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi on Friday for the construction of a Siberian oil pipeline along a route proposed by Japan, rather than one proposed by China.
  • 05/30/2003 -- FTC conditionally okays Southern Union $1.8 billion Panhandle Pipeline purchase
    The US Federal Trade Commission announced a proposed consent order conditionally allowing CMS Energy to sell its interstate natural gas pipeline unit, CMS Panhandle Cos., and that business unit's accompanying subsidiaries.
  • 05/27/2003 -- Construction begins on BTC line
    The Baku Tbilisi Ceyhan Pipeline Co. has begun construction on its 1,768 km pipeline from Baku, Azerbaijan—via Tbilisi, Georgia—to Ceyhan, Turkey. The 1 million b/d BTC pipeline will be the most important export route for oil from the southern Caspian area to the Mediterranean.
  • 05/27/2003 -- KBR-led consortium to construct BP Tangguh Indonesia LNG plant
    BP PLC, on behalf of partners Pertamina and CNOOC, awarded a $1.4 billion contract to a KBR-led consortium for the engineering, procurement, and construction of the two-train Tangguh LNG processing plant in Indonesia, reported OPEC News Agency.
  • 05/23/2003 -- New supply concerns displacing oil glut consensus
    For some weeks now, there have concerns of too much oil coming onto the market. That apparent consensus is eroding. And there is not one culprit but several.
  • 05/22/2003 -- Gas pipeline rupture causes fire, power outage at Sunoco Nederland terminal
    A rupture that occurred late Tuesday on a 30-in. natural gas pipeline owned and operated by Houston Pipe Line Co. caused a fire and electrical power outage at the Sunoco Logistics Nederland, Tex., terminal.
  • 05/22/2003 -- Uncertainties for FSU projects threaten LPG export potential
    Access to and control of export infrastructure is important to the oil and gas industry of the former Soviet Union.
  • 05/21/2003 -- 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.
  • 05/16/2003 -- 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
  • 05/16/2003 -- Chinese gas pipeline design, contractors target full start-up for 2004
    PetroChina Co. Ltd.'s West-to-East natural gas pipeline project has been under construction since October 2001 and is proceeding toward a 2004 completion of about 3,800 km of mainline.
  • 05/15/2003 -- 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.
  • 05/15/2003 -- TEPPCO plans $65 million Phase III expansion of Jonah gas gathering system
    TEPPCO Partners LP reported it is planning to add 80 miles of pipeline loop on its mainline from Green River basin fields in southwestern Wyoming to Opal, Wyo., and on the Jonah gas gathering system in Pinedale and Jonah fields.
  • 05/14/2003 -- 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.
  • 05/14/2003 -- Nigeria bolstering presence in US LNG spot market
    Nigeria LNG Ltd. has stepped up its presence in the US spot LNG cargo market following an agreement to supply BG LNG Services with 3 billion cubic meters/year of LNG for 20 years.
  • 05/14/2003 -- 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.
  • 05/12/2003 -- Canyon Express touts industry firsts, shared infrastructure for deepwater gulf development
    The Canyon Express pipeline project touts several industry firsts and creates an industry model for continued marginal deepwater development.
  • 05/12/2003 -- 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).
  • 05/08/2003 -- 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.
  • 05/07/2003 -- Petronas opening $4.3 billion LNG complex in Malaysia
    Malaysian officials Thursday are slated to officially open the $4.36 billion Petroliam Nasional Bhd. (Petronas) LNG complex in Bintulu, Sarawak, marking the site's third LNG plant.
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