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Transportation 2006 P5

  • 08/18/2006 -- Transneft to shut Druzhba-1 oil line for repairs
    OAO Transneft may be facing long-term closure of the branch of its Druzhba-1 pipeline in order to conduct much-needed repairs, according to the firm's Pres. Sergei Vainshtok.
  • 08/18/2006 -- Permits sought for Los Angeles LNG project
    Woodside Natural Gas Inc. has applied for federal and city permits to build and operate its deepwater OceanWay LNG project off Los Angeles (OGJ, Apr. 17, 2006, Newsletter).
  • 08/16/2006 -- Papua New Guinea-Australia gas pipeline on ice
    Australian Gas Light Co. and Malaysia's Petronas, partners in the proposed Papua New Guinea-Australia natural gas pipeline, have decided to scale back front-end engineering and design activities on the pipeline's Australian leg even though most of the budgeted FEED activities have been completed.
  • 08/16/2006 -- Port of Bordeaux, 4Gas plan LNG terminal
    The Port of Bordeaux in France and 4Gas of the Netherlands have agreed to jointly develop a €400 million LNG import terminal at the mouth of the La Gironde River at Le Verdon, France.
  • 08/14/2006 -- Indonesia to import LNG for contracted exports
    Indonesia's state-run PT Pertamina plans to import 600,000 tonnes/year of LNG from Oman, along with possible purchases from Qatar, to help meet its export contracts with Japan, South Korea, and Taiwan.
  • 08/11/2006 -- Loan approved for South Sumatra-W. Java gas line
    Asian Development Bank has approved a $75 million loan to finance part of a 661-km natural gas pipeline in Indonesia that would extend from South Sumatra to West Java province. The loan is ADB's second this month for Indonesia's energy sector.
  • 08/10/2006 -- PDVSA, Brazilian firm plan shipyard
    Petroleos de Venezuela SA has signed a memorandum of understanding with Brazilian construction company Andrade Gutierrez SA to build a shipyard in Venezuela in support of the 42 oil tankers it intends to add to its fleet by 2012.
  • 08/10/2006 -- Bomb blast shuts Pakistani gas pipeline
    An 18-in. gas transmission pipeline burst 12 km from Sui gas field in Pakistan's troubled Balochistan Province Aug. 8 in an apparent bombing (see map, Dec. 5, 2005, p.22).
  • 08/04/2006 -- Enterprise, TEPPCO to expand Jonah Gas Gathering system
    TEPPCO Partners LP and Enterprise Products Partners LP have formed a joint venture to continue to expand the Jonah Gas Gathering Co. system.
  • 08/02/2006 -- Maersk lets Al Shaheen pipeline contract
    Maersk Oil Qatar AS has let contract to National Petroleum Construction Co. (NPCC), Abu Dhabi, for pipelines associated with development of Al Shaheen oil and gas field off Qatar.
  • 07/31/2006 -- Diesel-biodiesel mix moves through pipeline
    Countrymark Cooperative Inc. claimed a US first for moving soy biodiesel blended with conventional diesel through a private pipeline.
  • 07/31/2006 -- First oil piped through China-Kazakhstan line
    PetroChina has successfully transported its first shipment of crude oil along the 963-km China-Kazakhstan pipeline to its oil tank farm and refinery in northwestern Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region.
  • 07/25/2006 -- Gas line proposed from Kitimat to NE BC
    Pacific Northern Gas Ltd. and a unit of Galveston LNG Inc. formed a 50-50 partnership to build a large-diameter gas pipeline to transport LNG landed at Kitimat, BC, to connecting pipelines in Summit Lake in northeastern British Columbia.
  • 07/17/2006 -- BTC oil pipeline commissioned
    Azerbaijan, Georgia, and Turkey officially inaugurated the Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan oil pipeline July 13 at Ceyhan, Turkey. It extends 443 km through Azerbaijan, 249 km through Georgia, and 1,076 km through Turkey to the Ceyhan marine terminal on the Mediterranean.
  • 07/14/2006 -- GDF to study Mauritanian LNG potential
    Gaz de France has agreed to study the feasibility of an LNG project in Mauritania based on deepwater gas discoveries of recent years.
  • 07/10/2006 -- Lukoil begins new Karachaganak crude route
    The Seasong tanker, chartered by an undisclosed company, departed from Ukraine's Odessa terminal on the Black Sea loaded with 10,000 tonnes of Russian export blend crude from Karachaganak field in Northwest Kazakhstan.
  • 07/07/2006 -- Suez unit eyes LNG terminal in Chile
    Suez Energy International has presented to the Chilean Mines and Energy Ministry a $700 million plan to build an onshore LNG regasification terminal in the northern part of the country.
  • 07/05/2006 -- Talisman commissions Lynx gas pipeline
    Talisman Energy Inc. has commissioned its 45%-owned Lynx natural gas pipeline, which will gather gas in the Grande Cache area of the northern Alberta Foothills.
  • 06/29/2006 -- MOU to speed Alaska gas line permitting processes
    Senior executives from 15 federal agencies have signed a memorandum of understanding to expedite permitting processes and establish a management framework to reduce bureaucratic delays in construction of a natural gas pipeline from Alaska, the US Department of Energy said on June 29.
  • 06/26/2006 -- FERC approves ESNG's pipeline system expansion
    Eastern Shore Natural Gas Co. (ESNG), a subsidiary of Chesapeake Utilities Corp., has received US Federal Energy Regulatory Commission approval for an expansion in 2006-08 of the company's gas pipeline system.

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