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Transportation 2006 P4

  • 09/20/2006 -- Woodside undertakes LNG study off Australia
    Woodside Energy Ltd. hired Foster Wheeler Energy Ltd. to study a proposed offshore LNG development that would process gas from Browse basin off Western Australia.
  • 09/15/2006 -- Sempra, ProLiance buy natural gas storage site
    A unit of Sempra Energy and an affiliate of ProLiance Energy LLC have jointly acquired three existing salt caverns and more than 150 acres of property in Cameron Parish, La., from Dominion Resources Inc., Richmond, VA.
  • 09/15/2006 -- Brazil to invest heavily in gas production, LNG imports
    Heavy investment in Brazil's natural gas industry by state-owned Petrobras is resulting in a growing use of gas in the country's energy mix, particularly in gas-fired thermoelectric plants.
  • 09/14/2006 -- Second Iran-Armenia gas pipeline on the horizon
    In a visit to the Armenian capital of Yerevan, Iran's parliamentary speaker Gholam-Ali Hadad-Adel said his country wants to build a second natural gas pipeline to Armenia, according to the news service AFP.com.
  • 09/14/2006 -- Gazprom to sell China 120-130 bcm of gas by 2030
    OAO Gazprom has concluded a 30-year agreement with China National Petroleum Corp. (CNPC) to deliver natural gas to China beginning in 2011, pending approval by the Russian government.
  • 09/13/2006 -- BP to supply LNG to Gazprom for sale in Atlantic Basin
    BP PLC reported it will supply LNG to Gazprom Marketing & Trading Ltd., a unit of Russian gas giant OAO Gazprom.
  • 09/12/2006 -- GAIL allocates $2.59 billion for 5-Year plan
    India's state-owned GAIL (India) Ltd. plans to invest about $2.59 billion on pipeline construction during 2007-12 as part of its eleventh 5-year plan.
  • 09/07/2006 -- JV to study viability of Croatia LNG terminal
    A joint venture led by OMV AG has agreed with Germany's E.ON Ruhrgas AS to study the feasibility of building an 8-10 billion cu m/year LNG regasification terminal in Croatia.
  • 09/06/2006 -- Mars TLP producing above pre-Katrina rates
    The Mars tension-leg platform (TLP), heavily damaged by Hurricane Katrina in late August 2005, currently is producing 190,000 boe/d (gross), Shell Exploration & Production Co. reported.
  • 09/06/2006 -- Contract let for pipelay work off India
    British Gas Exploration & Production India Ltd. (BGEPIL) has let an $87 million contract to Global Industries Ltd. subsidiary Global Offshore International Ltd. for pipelay work in Mid Tapti gas field off India.
  • 09/06/2006 -- First LNG ship-to-ship transfer completed in gulf
    Exmar NV, Antwerp, has completed the first commercial ship-to-ship (STS) transfer of LNG in the Gulf of Mexico.
  • 09/06/2006 -- Russia files suit to suspend Sakhalin 2 project
    Russian environmental authorities have filed suit to suspend Sakhalin 2, following a month-long investigation into the oil and natural gas development project off Russia's Pacific Coast.
  • 08/30/2006 -- Husky to expand Alberta crude mainline
    Husky Energy Inc. plans to expand its crude oil mainline between Lloydminster, Alta., and its terminal at Hardisty, Alta.
  • 08/29/2006 -- Dubai, LNG Impel to develop $1 billion LNG storage site
    Two leading Dubai government entities—the Dubai Multi Commodities Centre (DMCC) and Techno Park—have formed a partnership with LNG Impel, a wholly owned unit of Galveston LNG Inc., to develop a $1 billion LNG storage facility at Techno Park in Dubai.
  • 08/28/2006 -- Woodside lets FEED contract for Pluto LNG
    Woodside Energy Ltd. has let a front-end engineering and design contract for an undisclosed sum to Foster Wheeler Ltd. unit Foster Wheeler Energy Ltd. for Woodside's planned Pluto LNG development in Western Australia.
  • 08/28/2006 -- Kitimat LNG project gets final approval
    Kitimat LNG Inc., a unit of Galveston LNG Inc., Calgary, has received an environmental permit—the final regulatory approval required—and now will proceed with development of its proposed LNG terminal in Kitimat, BC. The terminal will be the first on the west coast of North America.
  • 08/24/2006 -- Ormen Lange field to test subsea compression
    Norsk Hydro ASA has let a contract to Aker Kvaerner ASA to develop a pilot program testing a new subsea compression technology in Ormen Lange natural gas field off Norway.
  • 08/22/2006 -- Besieged Pakistan tank-truck drivers rebel
    Increasing terrorist attacks on truckers transporting cheap oil from Pakistan to war-torn Afghanistan, have prompted an angry reaction from Pakistani tank-truck owners.
  • 08/22/2006 -- Mexico's Atamira LNG terminal gets first cargo
    Terminal de LNG de Altamira S de RL de CV—a joint venture of Royal Dutch Shell PLC, Total SA, and Mitsui & Co. Ltd.—reported that the first LNG cargo to be delivered to Mexico arrived at the Altamira terminal.
  • 08/21/2006 -- BP gets fourth double-hull tanker for Alaska
    BP Shipping Ltd. on Aug. 18 was scheduled to take delivery of the last of four Alaska-class, double-hull crude oil tankers being built by National Steel & Shipbuilding Co. (Nassco) of San Diego.

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