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Transportation 2005 P9

  • 10/13/2005 -- USCG to review Neptune LNG deepwater port application
    Neptune LNG LLC, a subsidiary of Suez LNG LLC, said its application with the US Coast Guard to build a deepwater port 22 miles off Boston has entered into a statutory 330-day review period.
  • 10/17/2005 -- Contract to be signed for Vietnam gas line
    Vietnam's state-owned PetroVietnam will sign an engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) contract on Oct. 17 with the Vietnam-Russia oil and gas joint venture company Vietsovpetro for construction of the PM3-Ca Mau natural gas pipeline, according to state media.
  • 10/18/2005 -- Georgian section of BTC pipeline opens
    The Georgian section of the Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan (BTC) oil pipeline was inaugurated on Oct. 12 in the Gardabani District of southern Georgia in a ceremony attended by Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev, Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili, Turkish President Ahmet Necdet Sezer, and the US presidential envoy on Caspian issues, Steven Mann.
  • 10/18/2005 -- Russian oil exports by rail to China rising
    Russia exported 5.7 million tonnes of crude oil to China via railway transportation in the first three quarters of 2005, an increase of 22% over the same period in 2004, according to Russian Railways Co.
  • 10/19/2005 -- GAIL seeks Australian exploration, LNG
    India's state-run gas company GAIL (India) Ltd. has earmarked about $500 million (Aus.) for oil and gas investment in Australia over the next 3-5 years.
  • 10/20/2005 -- Australian gas line capacity to increase
    Australian Pipeline Trust (APT), Sydney, plans to add a gas turbine compressor at the Paraburdoo compressor station on its Goldfields natural gas transmission pipeline, which extends from Dampier to Kalgoorlie-Kambalda in Western Australia.
  • 10/24/2005 -- Progress sought on Siberia-Pacific oil line
    Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Fradkov—in an effort to speed up implementation of the Eastern Siberia-Pacific Ocean pipeline project—has directed relevant ministries and departments to prepare a detailed proposal by Nov. 10.
  • 10/25/2005 -- SUEZ signs charters for two LNG vessels
    SUEZ LNG Trading SA of France has signed two 20-year charter agreements with Bergesen Worldwide Gas ASA for a pair of LNG carriers to deliver Yemen LNG to North America.
  • 10/25/2005 -- CEPA: Pipeline delays could prove costly
    A 2-year delay in construction of the Mackenzie Valley gas pipeline, Alaskan gas pipeline, and LNG receiving terminals could cost Canadians $57.7 billion (Can.) during 2006-25, the Canadian Energy Pipeline Association (CEPA) said.
  • 10/26/2005 -- BP exec clarifies BTC line start: early '06
    The Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan (BTC) oil pipeline could begin operating by early 2006, according to Tony Hayward, chief executive of the BP PLC exploration and production division.
  • 10/26/2005 -- Sempra, Sonatrach discussing US LNG deal
    Sempra LNG, San Diego, and Algeria's state-owned Sonatrach SA have signed a heads of agreement (HOA) and are proceeding with detailed negotiations to bring Algerian natural gas to the US Gulf Coast.
  • 10/27/2005 -- Indonesia mandates tender for gas pipeline
    Indonesia has ruled that a natural gas pipeline project connecting East Kalimantan to Java must be submitted to public tender and not assigned to a state agency backed by a major Chinese petroleum firm.
  • 11/01/2005 -- Contract let for Indonesian subsea gas line
    Indonesian gas distributor PT Gas Negara (PGN) has awarded PT South East Asia Pipe Industry (SEAPI) an $84.2 million contract to construct a subsea pipeline between South Sumatra and West Java.
  • 11/01/2005 -- Japan, Russia expedite oil pipeline talks
    Senior Japanese and Russian government officials have agreed to speed up their talks on possible cooperation in building oil pipelines linking eastern Siberia with Russia's Pacific coast.
  • 11/01/2005 -- Russia to hike rail exports of oil to China
    Russia will export at least 15 million tonnes of crude oil to China by rail in 2006, according to an agreement signed on Nov. 1 by Russian and Chinese deputy prime ministers, Aleksandr Zhukov and Wu Yi.
  • 11/03/2005 -- China, Russia to accelerate pipeline talks
    Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao said he and his Russian counterpart, Mikhail Fradkov, agreed to accelerate negotiations on a proposed oil pipeline between the two countries.
  • 11/07/2005 -- Contract let for Caspian pipeline pigging services
    BP Exploration (Caspian Sea) Ltd. has let a contract to PSL Energy Services (Baku) Ltd., Aberdeen, for pigging services to pipelines connecting with the Sangachal oil terminal in Baku, Azerbaijan.
  • 11/08/2005 -- Canadian, US pipeline regulators cooperating
    Canadian and US pipeline regulators have signed a memorandum of understanding, effective Nov. 1, that provides for improved pipeline safety through cooperation and information sharing between the two agencies.
  • 11/15/2005 -- Kazakhstan-China oil pipeline completed
    China National Petroleum Corp. and Kazakhstan's National Petroleum & Natural Gas Co. have completed construction of the 1,000-km Atasu-Alashankou oil pipeline.
  • 11/16/2005 -- Kochi LNG terminal due on stream in 2009
    Petronet LNG's much-delayed $435 million, 2.5 million tonne/year LNG terminal at Kochi is expected to go on stream in March 2009.

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