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Transportation 2005 P5

  • 05/04/2005 -- Dolphin to supply natural gas to Dubai
    Dolphin Energy Ltd. has signed an agreement with the Dubai Supply Authority to deliver 700 MMscfd of natural gas from Qatar to Jebel Ali for 25 years, starting 2007.
  • 05/04/2005 -- ChevronTexaco to get two LNG carriers
    ChevronTexaco Corp. has ordered two 154,800 cu m LNG carriers from Samsung Heavy Industries Co. Ltd. of South Korea.
  • 05/06/2005 -- OTC paper reveals tests of LNG pipeline
    Despite the many LNG terminals planned in major market areas of Western Europe and North America, especially the US, the industry is moving to solve technical issues for offshore LNG terminals.
  • 05/06/2005 -- Second combined regas tanker delivered
    The second of three first-generation combined LNG regasification-tanker vessels was delivered to owner GKFF Ltd. on Thursday, May 4, according to Jon Cook, vice-president for Excelerate Energy LLC, Houston.
  • 05/10/2005 -- Sunoco to expand Texas pipeline system
    Sunoco Logistics Partners LP, Philadelphia, has signed an agreement with Mobil Pipe Line Co. to purchase a 187-mile, 16-in. crude oil pipeline system between Corsicana and Wichita Falls, Tex.
  • 05/11/2005 -- JV signs contract for China gas pipeline
    The Hangzhou Gas (Group) Co. Ltd. (HGG), Shell (China) Ltd., Shell China BV, and Hong Kong & China Gas Co. Ltd. (Towngas) have signed a joint venture contract to build, operate, and manage a high-pressure natural gas pipeline system in Hangzhou, China.
  • 05/16/2005 -- Trans-Saharan pipeline study awarded
    Nigerian National Petroleum Corp. and Algeria's Sonatrach have awarded a contract to a joint venture of Penspen Ltd. of the UK and IPA Energy Consulting Ltd., Edinburgh, to study the feasibility of a Trans-Saharan natural gas pipeline.
  • 05/16/2005 -- Centrica to operate Gassco UK gas terminal
    Gassco AS, Norway's state-owned gas company, let a contract to Britain's Centrica Energy PLC to operate a planned natural gas receiving terminal at Easington in the UK. Centrica operates its own Easington gas terminal.
  • 05/17/2005 -- PTT to buy joint development area gas
    Thailand's PTT PLC received approval from the Thai Cabinet to purchase of natural from three blocks in the Malaysia-Thailand Joint Development Area (MTJDA) in the South China Sea.
  • 05/17/2005 -- Dampier-Bunbury pipeline expansion planned
    The Dampier-Bunbury natural gas pipeline linking North West Shelf fields off Western Australia to the southeastern region of the state is to undergo a capacity expansion.
  • 05/17/2005 -- Repsol, Gas Natural to form LNG venture
    Repsol YPF and Grupo Gas Natural SDG, both of Spain, have signed an agreement to participate jointly in integrated LNG projects that include exploration, production, liquefaction, transportation, and marketing of natural gas.
  • 05/18/2005 -- Gas expected to fill big share of energy-market growth
    Natural gas is "well positioned" to capture nearly a third of all energy-market growth by 2020, said Alex Dodds, managing director of Ras Laffan LNG Co. Ltd (RasGas II) of Qatar at a May 12 industry meeting in Singapore.
  • 05/20/2005 -- Austria's Haidach gas field due storage role
    Rohöl AG (RAG), Wingas GMBH, and Gazexport have signed a contract valued at 250 million euros to use Haidach natural gas field in Austria for gas storage.
  • 05/20/2005 -- Queensland coalbed methane pipeline planned
    Enertrade, a Queensland, Aus., utility, plans a pipeline to transport coalbed methane from Moranbah field west of Mackay to the industrial center of Gladstone.
  • 05/24/2005 -- Enbridge plans Texas gas pipeline links
    An Enbridge Energy Partners LP subsidiary plans to invest $19 million on pipeline links in Texas to accommodate an agreement to transport as much as 100 MMcfd of natural gas through the Atmos Energy Corp. intrastate pipeline system.
  • 05/24/2005 -- Iran taps Daewoo for VLCC contracts
    South Korea's Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co. received a $384 million order from the Iranian government to build three crude carriers.
  • 05/24/2005 -- BP tankers idled after rudder cracks found
    Two double-hull oil tankers, both owned and operated by BP Oil & Shipping Co USA, were pulled from service in Alaska following the discovery of large cracks in their rudders.
  • 06/01/2005 -- Pakistan to claim compensation for spill
    Pakistan will claim compensation of $2 billion from the last owners of the Tasman Spirit oil tanker, which ran aground off Karachi July 27, 2003, and spilled 31,000 tonnes of crude oil (OGJ Online, Aug. 14, 2003).
  • 06/02/2005 -- S. Korea urges IMO security increase in Malacca Strait
    South Korea's President Roh Moo-hyun urged the United Nations International Maritime Organization (IMO) to increase security for South Korean oil tankers passing through the Malacca Strait in Southeast Asia.
  • 06/06/2005 -- Repsol YPF to join Camisea, Peru LNG projects
    Repsol YPF, Madrid, has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Hunt Oil Co. to participate as a third partner in the Peru LNG SRL and Camisea natural gas projects in Peru.

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