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Transportation 2006 P3

  • 10/30/2006 -- China Shipping Group orders four VLCCs
    China Shipping Group Co. (CSGC) has signed a contract with China State Shipbuilding Corp. (CSSC) for construction of four very large crude carriers (VLCCs).
  • 10/30/2006 -- Petronas signs deals to sell LNG in China
    Petronas subsidiary Malaysia LNG has signed deals with Shanghai LNG Co. Ltd. to supply up to 3.03 million tonnes/year of LNG for 25 years.
  • 10/26/2006 -- Study begins on Siberia-China pipeline spur
    China and Russia are beginning a feasibility study on construction of the proposed oil pipeline spur from Skovorodino to the Chinese border. The spur would be part of the planned Eastern Siberia-Pacific Ocean (ESPO) pipeline connecting eastern Siberian oil deposits with an export terminal on Russia's Pacific coast.
  • 10/26/2006 -- Mexico's Altamira LNG terminal starts up
    The Altamira LNG regasification terminal near Tampico, Mexico, began commercial operations late last month, reports Total SA, a 25% stakeholder in the two companies involved in the project.
  • 10/25/2006 -- Several Sakhalin-2 pipeline work sections halted
    Construction on several sections of the Sakhalin-2 onshore pipeline system has to be halted, according to Russian Natural Resource Minister Yury Trutnev, who said the project continues to violate environmental legislation.
  • 10/23/2006 -- Gasco lets EPC contract for Abu Dhabi pipelines
    Abu Dhabi Gas Industries Ltd. (Gasco) has awarded National Petroleum Construction Co. (NPCC) an engineering, procurement, construction, and commissioning contract for Package 3 of the Offshore Associated Gases (OAG) project.
  • 10/23/2006 -- Proposed study to improve pipeline failure predictions
    Petrobras R&D Center, along with two Rio de Janeiro universities, is proposing a joint industry project that will investigate the failure behavior of multiple interacting corrosion defects in pipelines in order to improve the prediction of failure pressure of pipelines containing interacting corrosion defects.
  • 10/18/2006 -- Dominion, Statoil start Cove Point LNG expansion
    Dominion Cove Point LNG LP and Statoil ASA began construction Oct. 5 on facilities to almost double the capacity of Dominion Cove Point LNG terminal in southern Maryland.
  • 10/16/2006 -- Cochin to convert oil terminal to LNG use
    Cochin Port Trust (CPT), the Indian government department that manages the port of Kochi, reported plans to convert the existing oil terminal into a receiving terminal for LNG.
  • 10/10/2006 -- Electricite de France plans LNG terminal
    Electricite de France (EDF), the partially state-owned French utility, plans to boost its gas presence in northwest Europe by building an LNG regasification terminal in northern France, taking capacity at the Gate LNG project in the Netherlands, and increasing its gas pipeline capacity through the Netherlands and Belgium.
  • 10/10/2006 -- Poweo to build LNG terminal near Le Havre
    Le Havre Port Authority has selected Poweo, an electricity and gas supply company based in Paris, to build an LNG terminal at Antifer, near the Le Havre petroleum port.
  • 10/06/2006 -- Gazprom submits plans for Altai gas pipeline segment
    Russia's OAO Gazprom has submitted to Russia plans for a segment of natural gas pipeline through Altai as part of a larger project aimed at transporting Russian gas to China.
  • 10/04/2006 -- Gas deliveries to UK begin through new pipeline
    Gassco AS on Oct. 1 began gas deliveries from Statoil ASA-operated Sleipner and Troll fields in the Norwegian North Sea to Easington in the UK after opening flow through the 600 km southern leg of the new Langeled pipeline.
  • 09/29/2006 -- Petrovietnam lets EPC contract for gas pipeline
    Petrovietnam has awarded Malaysia's Nacap Asia Pacific Sdn. Bhd. a $65 million contract for engineering, procurement, and construction of its planned gas pipeline from Phu My to Ho Chi Minh City.
  • 09/28/2006 -- Aussie firm signs Canadian LNG supply deal
    LNG Ltd., Perth, has signed a heads of agreement to supply 1.8 million tonnes/year of LNG to Kitimat LNG Inc., a unit of Galveston LNG Inc., Calgary, for delivery to Kitimat's recently approved, proposed receiving terminal in British Columbia, Canada (OGJ Online, Aug. 28, 2006).
  • 09/27/2006 -- Wesfarmers plans Western Australia LNG terminal
    Perth industrial conglomerate Wesfarmers Ltd. plans to build a $138 million (Aus.), 175-tonne/day LNG terminal and regasification plant in Kwinana, south of Perth in Western Australia.
  • 09/27/2006 -- Terminal problems delay Sakhalin-1 oil exports
    The head of Russia's Federal Service for Ecological, Technological, and Nuclear Monitoring announced that Exxon Neftegas Ltd., operator of the Sakhalin-1 project, will not be able start shipping Sakhalin oil for export until it has satisfied objections regarding construction of the oil terminal in the port of Dekastri.
  • 09/26/2006 -- China proposes LNG terminal in Rizhao
    China and EurOrient Financial Group have signed an agreement for construction of an LNG receiving terminal and related facilities in Rizhao City in Shandong province.
  • 09/22/2006 -- ONGC's first Sakhalin oil due in November
    The largest overseas investment made by India's ONGC Videsh Ltd. (OVL)—for oil exploration in Sakhalin field in Russia)—is finally bearing fruit. ONGC Videsh is the overseas arm of India's state-run Oil & Natural Gas Corp.
  • 09/22/2006 -- ABS issues design approval for CNG carriers
    The American Bureau of Shipping has issued full-class design approval for CNG carriers to Sea NG Corp., Calgary. The approval is the first granted to CNG carriers, ABS said.
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