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Transportation 2005 P6

  • 06/07/2005 -- Sakhalin II LNG sales pact concluded
    Japan's Toho Gas Co. announced an agreement to purchase as much as 500,000 tonnes/year of LNG from Sakhalin Energy Investment Co., operator of the Sakhalin II gas and oil project.
  • 06/07/2005 -- Irving Oil, Repsol form Canaport LNG
    Irving Oil Ltd., Saint John, NB, and Repsol YPF SA finalized agreements to develop an LNG receiving terminal in Saint John.
  • 06/08/2005 -- Statoil completes laying Snøhvit gas line
    Statoil ASA has finished laying the 143-km main gas pipeline from Snøhvit field in the Barents Sea to the Hammerfest LNG plant on Melkøya island in northern Norway (OGJ Online, Apr. 20, 2005).
  • 06/08/2005 -- Work planned on first part of Taishet-Nakhodka pipeline
    The first section of Russia's proposed Taishet-Nakhodka pipeline will be laid in 2008, and two oil companies—Surgutneftegaz and OAO Yukos—will provide the crude oil to fill it, according to Russian Minister of Industry and Energy Viktor Khristenko.
  • 06/10/2005 -- North West Shelf LNG approves fifth train
    North West Shelf LNG Venture participants approved a $1.58 billion expansion that will add a fifth liquefaction train and associated infrastructure to the LNG complex at Karratha, 1,100 km north of Perth, Western Australia.
  • 06/10/2005 -- HEP to buy, expand New Mexico pipelines
    Holly Energy Partners LP (HEP), Dallas, plans to acquire from Holly Corp. 65 miles of 10-in. and 8-in. feedstock pipelines extending from Lovington, NM, to Navajo Refining Co. LP's 60,000 b/d Artesia, NM, refinery.
  • 06/14/2005 -- Bigger permitting role urged for natural gas pipelines
    Natural gas pipeline developers need to take a bigger role in permitting and regulatory reviews if they are to build the systems needed to meet growing US demand, a report commissioned by the INGAA Foundation concluded.
  • 06/14/2005 -- India signs $18 billion LNG deal with Iran
    India has signed a deal with Iran worth $18 billion for the import of 5 million tonnes/year of LNG for 25 years, beginning in 2009.
  • 06/20/2005 -- OMV to add compression to TAG pipeline
    OMV Gas GMBH plans to add a compressor station in 2008 on the 380-km Trans Austria Gasleitung gas pipeline extending from the Slovakian-Austrian border to the Austrian-Italian border.
  • 06/21/2005 -- System cuts VOC emissions in tanker loading
    Vela International Marine Ltd. cut emissions of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) by nearly one-half during tanker loading of crude oil in tests of a system that increases vent pressure and recombines escaped gases with the cargo.
  • 06/21/2005 -- TransCanada to lay gas pipeline in Mexico
    TransCanada Corp., Calgary, announced plans to invest $181 million to build, own, and operate a 36-in., 125-km gas pipeline from Pemex Gas facilities near Naranjos, Veracruz, in east-central Mexico to a power plant near Tamazunchale, San Luis Potosi.
  • 06/23/2005 -- Contract let for Langeled precommissioning
    Statoil AS has let a $22 million contract to the Pipeline and Process Services Department of Halliburton AS for precommissioning of the 42-44 in., 1,200 km Langeled pipeline system linking Ormen Lange gas and condensate field off Norway with the UK (OGJ, May 23, 2005, Newsletter).
  • 06/23/2005 -- Plains All American plans St. James storage
    Plains All American Pipeline LP, Houston, plans to build a crude oil terminal with 2.9 million bbl of storage capacity at St. James, La. The $70 million facility is expected to be operational in first quarter 2007.
  • 06/27/2005 -- Egyptian LNG on stream; BG taking cargoes
    The first train of the Egyptian LNG Project at Idku has come on stream before the Fos-Cavaou terminal on France's Mediterranean coast was ready to receive the gas.
  • 06/27/2005 -- Terminal planned for Qingdao refinery
    The Port of Qingdao in eastern China has signed an agreement with China Petrochemical Corp. to form a crude oil terminal joint venture.
  • 06/28/2005 -- Snøhvit plant ready for shipment to Melkøya
    Statoil ASA said its barge-mounted production plant for the Snøhvit LNG project in the Barents Sea is ready to be shipped from the Dragados Offshore fabrication yard in Cádiz, Spain, to the island of Melkøya outside Hammerfest in northern Norway.
  • 07/06/2005 -- Exmar charters LNG regasification vessel
    Exmar NV confirmed a long-term charter with LNG shipper and marketer Excelerate Energy LP for another LNG regasification vessel.
  • 07/08/2005 -- Holly group plans Wyoming-Utah oil pipeline
    Holly Corp., its refining subsidiary Holly Energy Partners LLC, both of Dallas; and Enbridge Inc., Toronto, plan to lay a crude oil pipeline from the terminus of Enbridge's Frontier Pipeline at Evanston, Wyo., to Holly's 25,000 b/d Woods Cross refinery near Salt Lake City, Utah.
  • 07/08/2005 -- Statoil laying CO2 pipeline to Snøhvit field
    Statoil ASA is laying a 151-km, 8-in. carbon dioxide injection pipeline from the Melkøya gas terminal in northern Norway to Snøhvit natural gas field in the Barents Sea.
  • 07/13/2005 -- Atasu-Alashankou pipeline 30% complete
    Construction of the Atasu-Alashankou oil pipeline between Kazakhstan and China is 30% complete, according to Nurbol Sultanov, deputy general-director for development of Kazakhstan's KazTransOil.
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