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Transportation 2005 P8

  • 08/15/2005 -- Azerbaijan to keep using Russian oil line
    Azerbaijan will continue to use Russia's Baku-Novorossiysk pipeline even as the Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan (BTC) pipeline is being commissioned, according to Natiq Aliyev, president of the State Oil Co. of Azerbaijan.
  • 08/15/2005 -- Japanese group gets Qatar-US LNG contract
    Ras Laffan Natural Gas Co. awarded five Japanese firms a joint contract to ship LNG from Qatar to the US. The contract is the firms' first for transport of LNG to North America.
  • 08/17/2005 -- Mexican gas storage facility permit sought
    Terranova Energia S de RL de CV, the Mexican subsidiary of Tidelands Oil & Gas Corp., San Antonio, filed for a permit with Mexico's Energy Regulatory Commission for its proposed underground natural gas storage facility.
  • 08/17/2005 -- Alert issued for commingling propane, butane
    The Society of International Gas Tanker & Terminal Operators has issued a safety alert about the commingling of propane and butane on LPG tankers.
  • 08/25/2005 -- CNR taps Pembina for oil sands transport
    Canadian Natural Resources Ltd. (CNR) let a contract to Pembina Pipeline Corp., a subsidiary of Pembina Pipeline Income Fund, to provide dedicated pipeline transportation service from CNR's Horizon Oil Sands Project 70 km north of Fort McMurray to Edmonton, Alta.
  • 08/26/2005 -- Japan shipping resumes in wake of typhoon
    Japanese refiners, reporting no damage in the wake of Typhoon Mawar, mostly resumed normal shipping operations Aug. 26 in the country's central and eastern region.
  • 09/01/2005 -- KOC signs letter for Mina Al Ahmadi terminal
    State-owned Kuwait Oil Co. signed a letter of intent with South Korea's Hyundai Heavy Industries for construction of a $1.25 billion oil terminal at Mina Al Ahmadi.
  • 09/01/2005 -- Total lets contract for Indonesian gas line
    Total Indonesia awarded South Korea's Hyundai Heavy Industries an $86 million turnkey contract for a 55-km subsea pipeline from Sisi and Nubi natural gas field off East Kalimantan, Indonesia, to onshore facilities.
  • 09/09/2005 -- LNG flow disrupted in Nigeria, Australia
    Two LNG projects reported unrelated production setbacks. Nigeria LNG Ltd. (NLNG) is repairing fire-related pipeline damage, while Australia's North West Shelf Venture is fixing a refrigerant compressor.
  • 09/09/2005 -- Egyptian LNG Train 2 starts ahead of plan
    BG Group PLC announced the start-up of Egyptian LNG Train 2 with an expected output of 3.6 million tonnes/year. Train 2 was completed 9 months ahead of schedule, BG executives said.
  • 09/14/2005 -- Karachi terminal due October dedication
    The liquid cargo handling of Karachi's port will be enhanced by 8 million tonnes/year when a new crude oil terminal is dedicated in October.
  • 09/16/2005 -- Snøhvit faces delay, increased costs
    An underestimation of the scope of the Snøhvit natural gas development and LNG project off Norway has led to an 8-month delay in the field's expected Phase I gas deliveries and increased the project's costs by $1.1 billion, reported project operator Statoil ASA. The project is the first gas development in the Barents Sea and will be Europe's first LNG export scheme.
  • 09/19/2005 -- Yemen LNG lets contract for Balhaf plant
    State-owned Yemen LNG Co. (YLNG) let a contract worth more than $2 billion to Halliburton subsidiary KBR and partners for engineering, procurement, construction, precommissioning, commissioning, start-up, and operational services for Yemen's first LNG plant.
  • 09/21/2005 -- North European gas pipeline agreement signed
    OAO Gazprom, BASF AG, and E.ON AG signed a basic agreement to establish the North European Gas Pipeline Co. as a German-Russian venture for construction of the North European Gas Pipeline (NEGP) through the Baltic Sea.
  • 09/26/2005 -- Firms to study Barents Sea LNG transport
    Mitsui OSK Lines Ltd. and Itochu Corp. of Japan plan to work with Russia's Gazprom to develop a plan for transporting LNG to North America from the port of Murmansk on the Barents Sea.
  • 09/26/2005 -- ONGC Videsh to ship Sakhalin oil to India
    India's ONGC Videsh Ltd. (OVL) plans to ship 700,000 bbl of crude oil from the Sakhalin-I project off Russia to India every 70 days beginning in April 2006.
  • 09/28/2005 -- YLNG lets Yemen gas pipeline contract
    Yemen LNG Co., a subsidiary of Total SA, let a gas pipeline engineering, procurement, and construction contract to AMEC SPIE Capag, a UK-based international project management and services company, and its Yemeni partner Hawk International.
  • 10/04/2005 -- Framework set for Kazakhstan to join BTC line
    Kazakhstan and Azerbaijan have prepared a framework agreement for Kazakhstan to join the Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan (BTC) Pipeline project, according to Kazakh Energy and Mineral Resource Minister Vladimir Shkolnik.
  • 10/07/2005 -- CNPC completes gas pipeline in Kazakhstan
    China National Petroleum Corp. subsidiary CNPC-Aktobemunaigaz has completed construction of a 156-km pipeline to carry natural gas from Zhanazhol oil and gas field in Kazakhstan to the Bukhara-Urals trunkline.
  • 10/10/2005 -- Japan warns of 'bold action' in E. China Sea
    Japan's Trade Minister Shoichi Nakagawa has warned that his country will take "bold action" if China is found to be building a pipeline to carry crude oil or natural gas from a disputed region of the East China Sea.
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