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Transportation 2004 P10

  • 04/02/2004 -- BG International awards Stolt Offshore contract for pipelay off Trinidad
    BG International Ltd. awarded Stolt Offshore SA an $80 million contract to install 90 km of 24-in. natural gas pipeline from the Dolphin platform off eastern Trinidad to its onshore Beachfield, Trinidad, facility. The contract also includes installation of associated a 12-in. infield flowline and well control umbilical.
  • 03/29/2004 -- TransCanada renews negotiations on proposed Alaska pipeline
    TransCanada Corp., Calgary, renewed negotiations with the State of Alaska on the proposed Alaskan portion of the Alaska Highway Pipeline Project.
  • 03/29/2004 -- ETC Texas taps Willbros for Texas pipeline construction
    ETC Texas Pipeline Ltd, Dallas, selected Willbros RPI, Houston, to construct 81 miles of 20-36-in. natural gas pipelines on its ETC Energy Transfer pipeline in Texas.
  • 03/29/2004 -- El Paso awards Willbros Cameron Highway onshore, marsh pipeline sections
    El Paso Energy Partners unit El Paso Field Services awarded Willbros RPI, both of Houston, a contract to construct about 30 miles of 24-in. oil pipeline onshore to Port Neches, Tex., and the marsh portions of its 380-mile Cameron Highway Oil Pipeline System from deepwater Gulf of Mexico.
  • 03/26/2004 -- Extending Druzhba still makes sense for more Russian oil exports
    Extending the Druzhba pipeline system to Wilhelmshaven, Germany, proposed several years ago, should still be considered.
  • 03/25/2004 -- MidAmerican withdraws gas pipeline application in Alaska
    MidAmerican Energy Holding Co., Des Moines, Iowa, has withdrawn its application with the state of Alaska to develop a $6.3 billion gas pipeline under the Stranded Gas Act to transport gas from the North Slope to the Lower 48.
  • 03/23/2004 -- LNG14: World's gas demand growth pushes LNG projects; new RasGas train dedicated
    Despite movement toward spot contracts for LNG cargos in recent years, Algeria's Minister of Energy and Mines Chakib Khelil Sunday defended the centrality of long-term contracts in LNG trade in a keynote address that opened LNG14 in Doha.
  • 03/22/2004 -- Calpine aborts Eureka, Calif., LNG project
    NIMBY ("not in my back yard") seems to have claimed another LNG project, this one aborted in California. Calpine Corp., San Jose, Calif., which was in the early stages of investigating the feasibility of constructing an LNG receiving and gasification terminal at Samoa Point, in Eureka, Calif., reported Friday that it has withdrawn those plans. The company said it is ceasing development activities on the project.
  • 03/17/2004 -- Mackenzie Gas project review process schedule established
    An executive committee comprising the heads of western Canada's environmental assessment and regulatory bodies has formalized the review steps for the proposed Mackenzie Delta natural gas pipeline through the Northwest Territories, preparatory to processing an application by July.
  • 03/15/2004 -- CNOOC to develop third LNG terminal in China
    CNOOC Ltd. reported its parent company, China National Offshore Oil Corp. (CNOOC), has signed an agreement with the provincial government of Zhejiang to jointly develop China's third LNG terminal.
  • 03/12/2004 -- EU tanker safety
    The European Commission late last month gave its 12 member states until Apr. 5 to implement new tanker safety rules following two catastrophic oil tanker accidents off the European coast.
  • 03/12/2004 -- NOx-trading recoups emission-retrofit costs for compressor engines
    An analysis has been conducted on several NOx emission-reduction alternatives suitable for natural gas engines used as gas-compression drivers.
  • 03/08/2004 -- Tasman Spirit wreck removed; crewmen await release from Pakistan
    Contractor SMIT Salvage BV has completely removed the wrecked Tasman Spirit tanker from the shipping channel leading to the Port of Karachi, making navigation safer into and out of the port, which handles about 90% of Pakistan's seaboard trade. However, seven rescued crewmen and a Greek salvage master remain in Pakistani custody facing charges filed by the Karachi Port Trust.
  • 03/05/2004 -- Russia-Belarus gas delivery standoff ends; European deliveries via Belarus resume
    Russia's Gazprom and TransNafta have resumed natural gas deliveries to Belarus, reported Interfax news agency. Gasprom had ceased deliveries the first of the year and TransNafta's contract expired Feb. 18.
  • 03/05/2004 -- New method developed for siting line heaters on gas pipelines
    A new analytical technique estimates the appropriate location of the line heaters along natural gas pipelines, applying the general energy equation.
  • 03/05/2004 -- US gas market complexity fogging outlook
    US natural gas market dynamics are getting to be almost as complicated as those for oil. All that is lacking are a dominant producing group calibrating supply to support prices and some messy geopolitics.
  • 03/03/2004 -- Bow Mariner tanker sinks off Virginia
    Virginia and Maryland officials are watching a 6 mile fuel oil slick 50 miles off Virginia that occurred Saturday night following the explosion and sinking of the Bow Mariner tanker that left three dead and 18 crewmen still missing in the frigid water.
  • 03/03/2004 -- AP Moller-Maersk AS orders four new product tankers in China
    AP Moller-Maersk AS, Copenhagen, said it has awarded orders to the Chinese shipyards Dalian New Shipbuilding Ltd. and Guangzhou Shipyard International Co. Ltd. to supply four new product tankers.
  • 02/27/2004 -- Sonatrach to start two Skikda LNG trains by April, the third in July
    Two LNG processing trains at Skikda, Algeria, undamaged in a massive explosion Jan. 20 that destroyed three others (OGJ Online, Feb. 18, 2004), are expected to be back in operation by April, reported Algeria's state owned oil and gas company Sonatrach Friday. A third train, which had connections to the damaged trains, is scheduled to be on line this summer. The three trains will have a total capacity of about 3.5 billion cu m/year.
  • 02/27/2004 -- Analysis pegs pipeline ahead of LNG for Caspian area gas to China
    An economic analysis comparing two options for moving natural gas--pipeline only and combined pipeline and LNG scheme--from Turkmenistan to China has shown the clear superiority of the long-distance pipeline.

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