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Transportation 2004 P5

  • 08/26/2004 -- Moss Bluff fire out; repairs, investigation under way
    The fire that burned for almost a week at Duke Energy Gas Transmission's Moss Bluff natural gas storage cavern No.1 in Liberty County, Tex., burned itself out at 9:15 p.m. Wednesday, and installation of a new valve assembly has begun. An investigation is under way into the cause of the initial explosion, and Caverns 2 and 3, which were undamaged, will remain closed until that information is known.
  • 08/24/2004 -- Group develops new CNG concept for gas transport
    Compressed Energy Technology (CETech) is developing a new concept for transporting compressed natural gas (CNG) from offshore fields to terminals on vessels equipped with large horizontal tubes carrying the gas under high pressure. The largest ships would be capable of loading as much as 20,000 tonnes of CNG.
  • 08/24/2004 -- Aminex, LNGL sign MOU to develop, market African LNG
    Aminex PLC, London, and Australia-based Liquefied Natural Gas Ltd. (LNGL) have signed a memorandum of understanding to cooperate in natural gas exploration, development, liquefaction, and transportation projects in and off East Africa initially and possibly other African areas later.
  • 08/19/2004 -- Explosion, fire rock Duke Energy's Texas gas storage facility
    The cause of an explosion early Thursday at Duke Energy Corp.'s Moss Bluff salt cavern natural gas storage facility in Liberty County, Tex., is under investigation. The Charlotte, NC-based Duke reported that there were no injuries, but a fire in aboveground infrastructure continued to burn throughout the day.
  • 08/19/2004 -- Causes sought for deadly Belgium pipeline explosion
    An investigation is continuing into the cause of a pipeline leak that led to the disastrous natural gas pipeline explosion in southwestern Belgium July 31 that killed at least 16 persons and injured 115 or more. The chain of explosions occurred at the Ghislenghien industrial site near the French border 20 miles southeast of Brussels.
  • 08/17/2004 -- Brazil Supreme Court overturns ruling that challenged 6th oil, gas licensing round
    The president of Brazil's Supreme Court Nelson Jobim Tuesday overturned an injunction issued late Monday by fellow Supreme Court Justice Ayres Britto that suspended concession holders' rights to the oil they find in licensed exploration blocks.
  • 08/16/2004 -- Nabucco partners choose financial advisors for 5 billion euro pipeline
    Vienna-based Nabucco Co. Pipeline Study GmbH has signed a letter engaging ABN Amro Bank NV, Amsterdam, as financial advisor for the proposed 5 billion euro Nabucco pipeline whose sponsors seek to build a 4,000 km natural gas pipeline to deliver as much as 25 billion cu m of gas to Europe from Iran and the Middle East and from Turkey and the Caspian region (OGJ Online, Jan. 28, 2004).
  • 08/16/2004 -- GTI debates
    It's up to the US Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to decide, possibly this year, if industry should keep paying a government-mandated surcharge to fund natural gas research and development at the Gas Technology Institute.
  • 08/13/2004 -- US construction plans slide; pipeline companies experience flat 2003, continue mergers
    The US natural gas pipeline system appears headed for serious delivery-capacity contraints, if recent proposals are any indication.
  • 08/13/2004 -- Oil pipelines
    Tabulation of oil pipeline survey for 2004.
  • 08/13/2004 -- Gas pipelines
    Gas pipeline table for 2004.
  • 08/12/2004 -- Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago to negotiate LNG sale
    After a lengthy spat over the price of LNG, Jamaica's government has entered into formal negotiations with Trinidad and Tobago to supply LNG to Jamaica.
  • 08/11/2004 -- Brazilian governor seeks Supreme Court halt of sixth oil, gas licensing round
    Roberto Requião, governor of Brazil's southern state of Santa Catarina and Conservative Party member, on Aug. 9 filed a lawsuit asking Brazil's Supreme Court to impede the National Petroleum Agency's (ANP) sixth licensing round slated for Aug.17-18. Multinationals fear political fallout from the situation.
  • 08/09/2004 -- Algeria's Sonatrach takes delivery of new LNG tanker
    Algerian state oil and gas company Sonatrach has taken delivery of a new LNG tanker from Daewoo Shipyard in South Korea.
  • 08/06/2004 -- Irving Oil receives East Coast LNG terminal permit
    Privately held Irving Oil Ltd., St. John, NB, has received approval to develop a $750 million (Can.) LNG receiving terminal at the company's existing Irving Canaport, an ice-free deepwater marine terminal near St. John (OGJ Online, Mar. 31, 2004). The LNG terminal, scheduled to be operational in 2007, will have a throughput capacity of 1 bcfd of natural gas.
  • 08/06/2004 -- Unique approach developed for installing heated export lines at Brazilian terminal
    Expected operating conditions for two planned oil export pipelines at Petrobras' Capixaba North Terminal caused modifications to conventional installation and burial procedures.
  • 08/05/2004 -- Transwestern Pipeline approved to expand San Juan pipeline
    Transwestern Pipeline Co., Houston, received Federal Energy Regulatory Commission approval to expand its San Juan lateral.
  • 08/04/2004 -- Enagas awards Foster Wheeler an LNG terminal expansion contract in Spain
    Enagas SA, a Spanish natural gas supplier, awarded Foster Wheeler Ltd. subsidiary Foster Wheeler Iberia SA a contract for an LNG terminal expansion in Cartagena, Spain.
  • 08/03/2004 -- Tidelands unit plans two US-Mexico pipeline border crossings
    A unit of San Antonio, Tex-based Tidelands Oil & Gas Corp.—Arrecefe Management LLC—is planning two natural gas pipelines at the US-Mexico border: a 30-in. line between Progreso, Tex. and Nuevo Progreso, Mex. and a 36-in. line west of the Mission, Tex.-Arguelles, Mex. border.
  • 08/02/2004 -- NLNG board approves addition of Train 6 at Bonny, Nigeria, LNG plant
    Nigeria LNG Ltd. (NLNG) directors and shareholders Friday approved the addition of a sixth train at NLNG's LNG liquefaction plant at Finima on Bonny Island, Nigeria. The additional train will boost NLNG's production capacity about 4 million tonnes/year to 22 million tonnes of LNG and 5 million tonnes/year of natural gas liquids. Train 6 is scheduled to start up in fourth quarter 2007.

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