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Transportation 2004 P11

  • 02/23/2004 -- Saudi budget needs may demand $30/bbl floor
    The evidence mounts that $30/bbl for its benchmark crude basket is the preferred price this year for the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries—:more particularly for the Saudis.
  • 02/20/2004 -- Safe and secure
    The US Congress faces an important challenge this year as it considers ways to keep nearly half a million miles of oil, natural gas and product pipelines safe and secure.
  • 02/20/2004 -- Second North West Shelf LNG project pipeline goes into service
    First gas is now flowing into the North West Shelf Australia LNG Pty. Ltd. consortium's second trunkline, more than doubling the group's production capacity off Western Australia.
  • 02/20/2004 -- Two-step method verifies 20% uprating of older German gas pipeline
    A two-step evaluation, using a classical deterministic method and a modern probabilistic one, verified uprating a 35-year-old German natural gas pipeline.
  • 02/19/2004 -- Repsol-YPF to build LNG terminal in western Mexico
    Madrid-based Repsol-YPF SA is planning to construct a $350 million LNG regasification plant at Port Lázaro Cárdenas, on Mexico's West Coast. One of Mexico's largest industrial ports, the site currently is the only port on the Pacific Coast with access to Mexico's national gas grid.
  • 02/18/2004 -- Algerian LNG complex explosion caused by gas pipeline leak
    A gas pipeline leak, not a boiler malfunction, was officially deemed the cause of an explosion last month at the Skikda, Algeria, LNG complex, Algerian Energy and Mines Minister Chakib Khelil told newsmen at a mining and environment seminar this week.
  • 02/16/2004 -- Crystal Energy applies to USCG for LNG port off California
    Houston-based Crystal Energy LLC said it has submitted applications to the US Coast Guard and the California State Lands Commission for its 1bcfd Crystal Clearwater Port LNG project off California, initiating an environmental review process in about 30 days.
  • 02/12/2004 -- US FERC announces interagency LNG approval process
    The US Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, US Coast Guard (USCG), and US Department of Transportation (DOT) announced an interagency agreement designed to better coordinate the federal government's role in monitoring and approving LNG import terminals.
  • 02/12/2004 -- Statoil seeks to expand LNG capacity access at Cove Point
    Statoil has signed a letter of intent with Richmond, Va.-based Dominion giving Statoil the right to negotiate a deal for the entire 7.7 billion cu m/year of extra processing and storage capacity Dominion is planning at its Cove Point LNG terminal in Maryland.
  • 02/09/2004 -- Rolls Royce readies compressors for delivery to PetroChina's West-East pipeline
    PetroChina Co. Ltd. can expect delivery next month of the first two compressor packages for its $8.5 billion West-East natural gas pipeline project (WEPP)—one of the largest projects currently under way in China (OGJ three-part series, starting Mar. 17, 2003, p. 68).
  • 02/09/2004 -- Ukrainian Cabinet decides against reversing Odessa-Brody pipeline
    The Ukrainian government has decided against reversing the Odessa-Brody crude oil pipeline. The decision reaffirmed Ukraine's intention to use the line to carry oil north from the Black Sea to Europe and eventually to the Baltic Sea.
  • 02/06/2004 -- Research addresses high-voltage interference, AC corrosion risk for cathodically protected pipelines
    Here are calculations and measurement techniques for evaluating inductive high-voltage interference of pipelines and the factors that govern the interference level.
  • 02/03/2004 -- Crystal Energy, AGPA sign MOU for Alaska LNG supply
    Crystal Energy LLC, Houston, and the Alaska Gasline Port Authority (AGPA) have signed a memorandum of understanding to negotiate the delivery of Alaska L
  • 02/02/2004 -- BG inks Phase 2 expansion agreement for Louisiana LNG terminal
    BG LNG Services LLC, a wholly-owned unit of BG Group, Monday signed an agreement with Trunkline LNG Co. and Trunkline Gas Co., both units of Southern Union Co., for the second phase expansion of the Lake Charles LNG import terminal in Lake Charles, La.
  • 01/30/2004 -- Field experience shows how to inspect odd, noninspectable platform risers
    Recent field experience has proven the use of new inspection tools for use on odd (geometrically eccentric) risers.
  • 01/29/2004 -- FERC: Tractebel Calypso gas pipeline would cause little environmental impact
    Houston-based Tractebel North America Inc. (TNA)'s planned natural gas pipeline from the Bahamas to Florida received a boost Jan. 23 when the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission released a final environmental impact statement (FEIS) concluding that the US portion of the project can be built with minimal impact to the environment.
  • 01/23/2004 -- WORLDWIDE PIPELINE CONSTRUCTION: Construction plans surge on prospects for gas use
    Plans for oil and gas pipeline construction are well ahead of what they were a year ago.
  • 01/22/2004 -- Plains All American to begin Phase IV Cushing terminal expansion
    Plains All American Pipeline LP, Houston, expects to complete in the third quarter of this year a 1.1 million bbl expansion of its crude oil storage and terminal facility in Cushing, Okla. The $10 million, Phase IV expansion will expand the facility's total capacity to 6.3 million bbl.
  • 01/20/2004 -- ESAI: Japan likely to win Asian-bound pipeline competition
    No decision on the route of an Asia-bound oil pipeline from the East Siberian city of Angarsk has been announced, but the Boston-based Energy Security Analysis (ESAI) said Japan is likely to win the battle with China.
  • 01/19/2004 -- Kaska Nation, Foothills sign agreement in principle
    The Kaska Nation of western Canada and Foothills Pipe Lines Ltd., a subsidiary of TransCanada PipeLines Ltd., signed an agreement in principle Thursday that will provide the framework for a future participation agreement for the Alaska Highway pipeline project, the two parties said in a joint statement. The participation agreement will specify the benefits and opportunities Kaska communities will receive through the advancement of the Alaska Highway natural gas pipeline project.
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