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Transportation 2004 P12

  • 01/16/2004 -- Analyses of incident data show US, European pipelines becoming safer
    Analyses of pipeline-incident data for Europe and the US over 30 years confirm that systems in both regions are safer.
  • 01/15/2004 -- RasGas, Petronet agree on LNG supply terms, schedule deliveries
    India's first consignment of LNG will be delivered later this month to Petronet LNG's new $547 million, 5 million tonnes/year receiving terminal at Dahej on the Gujarat coast, following the recent signing of a competitive supply agreement with Qatar's RasGas Co. Ltd.
  • 01/13/2004 -- PDVSA to receive ICO pipeline bids Jan.19
    Venezuela's state oil company Petroleos de Venezuela SA (PDVSA) has issued 28 bid packages for construction of the first stage of Venezuela's east-west interconnection natural gas pipeline (ICO) and plans to receive them Jan. 19, according to a report in Business News Americas.
  • 01/12/2004 -- Shell unit signs transport agreement with General Maritime
    Shell International Trading & Shipping Co. Ltd., the principal trading and shipping business of the Royal Dutch/Shell Group, has signed a contract of affreightment with General Maritime Corp., New York, to transport Shell oil cargos in its Aframax and Suezmax fleet in the Western Hemisphere.
  • 01/09/2004 -- Tanker trade will benefit from Caspian, Black Sea events
    Conditions in the Caspian and Black seas continue to create problems as well as opportunities for the world's petroleum shipping industry.
  • 01/08/2004 -- GASCO taps Fluor for gas-processing expansion FEED work in Abu Dhabi
    Abu Dhabi Gas Industries Ltd. (GASCO) is planning to increase the gas processing and reinjection capacity of its Habshan gas complex in Abu Dhabi by September and has awarded a $10 million contract to Fluor Corp. for front end engineering and design services.
  • 01/06/2004 -- Buzzard development plan approved; production expected in 2006
    EnCana (UK) Ltd. and partners said they expect to produce first oil in late 2006 from Buzzard oil field, following UK Department of Trade and Industry approval of the field development plan in late November.
  • 01/06/2004 -- EIA contemplates whether to provide LNG monthly data, no timetable set
    The US Energy Information Administration is contemplating whether to provide storage data on LNG, but no decision or timetable has been established, a spokeswoman said Tuesday.
  • 01/02/2004 -- Tanker collision off China causes 300 tonne oil leak
    By OGJ editors HOUSTON, Jan. 2 -- Emergency cleanup operations are continuing in south China's Pearl River mouth after a tanker carrying 1,989 tonnes of fuel oil collided with a container ship Monday near Lingding Island. The collision damaged two compartments in the tanker, spilling 300 tonnes of oil into the sea.
  • 01/02/2004 -- LNG spending will reach $39 billion by 2007
    The market for new LNG facilities will expand rapidly through 2007 and see total capital expenditures of more than $39 billion.
  • 12/09/2004 -- Dominion completes Cove Point LNG terminal expansion, proposes another
    Dominion, Richmond, Va., has completed the recommissioning and expansion of the Dominion Cove Point LNG import terminal in Maryland that it began in 2003 and has proposed another expansion.
  • 11/02/2004 -- Anadarko begins Bear Head LNG terminal construction
    Anadarko Petroleum Corp., Houston, has begun construction of a 1 bcfd LNG terminal at Bear Head, on Cape Breton Island, along the Strait of Canso in Nova Scotia.
  • 09/27/2004 -- RasGas (II) charters three Teekay Nakilat LNG carriers
    Ras Laffan LNG Co. Ltd. (II) [RasGas (II)], has signed an agreement to charter three LNG vessels—each with a 151,700 cu m LNG cargo capacity—from Teekay Nakilat Corp. for 20 years.
  • 08/17/2004 -- DKRW purchases land for Sonora, Mex., LNG terminal
    Houston-based DKRW Energy LLC's subsidiary Sonora Pacific Mexico has purchased from the state of Sonora, Mex., 1,500 acres of property at Puerto Libertad on the Gulf of California for its planned 1.3 bcfd LNG regasification and storage terminal and pipelines (OGJ Online, May 26, 2004).
  • 07/06/2004 -- RasGas charters seven more LNG carriers
    Ras Laffan LNG Ltd. II, (RasGas II), Doha, has chartered another seven LNG carriers, which will bring the company's fleet to 13 when the final vessel is delivered by second quarter of 2008. A fourteenth is in the final stages of negotiation.
  • 07/19/2004 -- Gulfstream begins mainline construction on 110 mile Florida pipeline extension
    Gulfstream Natural Gas System LLC, a joint venture of operator Williams Cos. Inc., Tulsa, and energy marketer Duke Energy Corp., Charlotte, NC, has begun mainline construction on its 110 mile pipeline extension from central Florida to the state's east coast. The extension will double Gulfstream's service area, enabling the delivery of more than 1 bcfd of natural gas to expanding markets across the state.
  • 05/03/2004 -- OTC: Louisiana governor calls for fast approval of proposed LNG facility
    Newly elected Louisiana Gov. Kathleen Blanco (D) called on the US Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to approve a proposed LNG receiving terminal in the southwestern part of the state this year.
  • 05/12/2004 -- ExxonMobil, TransCanada demonstrate field installation suitability of X-120 line pipe
    Exxon Mobil Corp. and TransCanada PipeLines Ltd. have successfully demonstrated the suitability of the new X-120 steel line pipe for use in commercial applications. The world's strongest line pipe, X-120 is 50% stronger than X80, the strongest line pipe steel currently used for gas transmission pipelines.
  • 06/21/2004 -- FERC approves Freeport LNG receiving terminal
    The US Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has authorized Freeport LNG Development LP to site, construct, and operate an LNG receiving terminal at Quintana southeast of Freeport in Brazoria County, Tex.
  • 03/10/2004 -- Fairwinds suspends Harpswell LNG project
    TransCanada Corp. and ConocoPhillips reported Wednesday that they would suspend further work on the Fairwinds LNG regasification terminal in Harpswell, Maine, following a vote Tuesday by local residents against leasing the former US Navy Fuel Depot site for the project. The action is the second LNG regasification project dropped this month because of the withdrawal of a site critical to the project.

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