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Transportation 2006 P7

  • 05/23/2006 -- Bidding halted in Bolivia-Brazil gas line work
    Brazilian Gas Transport Co. (BGT) has canceled bidding contracts to expand the 3,150-km Bolivia-Brazil pipeline after Bolivia announced the nationalization of its gas sector.
  • 05/19/2006 -- Crew rescued from disabled tanker off Taiwan
    All 13 crew members on the Bolivia-registered Lucky Star tanker were rescued by the Taiwan Coast Guard during Typhoon Chanchu May 17 just before the vessel ran aground near Kaohsiung.
  • 05/17/2006 -- Repsol, Gas Natural sign LNG vessel deal
    The Stream joint venture of Spanish companies Repsol YPF SA and Gas Natural SDG SA has signed a 20-year time-charter contract with shipbuilder Knutsen OAS for another 138,000 cu m LNG carrier to be employed in its Atlantic Basin operations.
  • 05/17/2006 -- Aussie firm plans Bonaparte Gulf gas line
    Australian Pipeline Trust (APT), Sydney, has signed a heads of agreement with the Northern Territory government and Power & Water Corp. (PWC) to build a $130 million (Aus.) natural gas pipeline to Darwin from Blacktip gas field in the Bonaparte Gulf.
  • 05/08/2006 -- Trinidad and Tobago, Jamaica sign gas deal
    Trinidad and Tobago will supply Jamaica natural gas at a favorable price under a long-term LNG agreement.
  • 05/04/2006 -- Indonesia to launch delayed gas line tender
    Indonesia will launch the tender for construction of a 1,219-km natural gas pipeline linking East Kalimantan to Central Java on May 24, following a 1-month delay.
  • 05/03/2006 -- All Sakhalin II LNG said to have buyers
    Sakhalin Energy Investment Co. is reported to have found buyers for all projected output of LNG from the Sakhalin II project off Russia's east coast.
  • 05/02/2006 -- North West Shelf LNG gets second renewal
    The North West Shelf LNG Joint Venture has signed its second renewal contract with an original customer.
  • 05/02/2006 -- Malaysian LNG to supply Chubu Electric
    Malaysia LNG Sdn. Bhd. (MLNG) has signed an agreement to supply 540,000 tonnes/year (tpy) of LNG to Chubu Electric Power Co. Inc. for 20 years.
  • 05/02/2006 -- Petrobras lets contract for gas pipeline
    Petrobras and Sinopec have signed a $239 million contract for engineering, procurement, and construction of the Cabiúnas-Vitória gas pipeline in Brazil.
  • 05/01/2006 -- FERC moves three LNG projects closer to final approval
    US Federal Energy Regulatory Commission staffers gave favorable environmental reviews to three LNG projects, and final approval awaits a vote by the FERC commissioners.
  • 04/28/2006 -- Pan-Ocean completes three more Gabon wells
    Pan-Ocean Energy Corp. Ltd., St. Helier, Jersey, UK, recently completed three development wells and has spudded another, all in the northeastern part of Tsiengui oil field in Gabon.
  • 04/26/2006 -- Putin changes Siberia-Pacific oil line route
    Russian President Vladimir Putin said the Eastern Siberia-Pacific Ocean pipeline project should be implemented on schedule but moved away from Lake Baikal for ecological reasons.
  • 04/25/2006 -- Burrup Peninsula ammonia production starts
    Indian-owned Burrup Fertilisers Pty. Ltd. has started production from its $800 million (Aus.) ammonia plant on the Burrup Peninsula of northwest Western Australia, where an LNG plant is planned.
  • 04/25/2006 -- Transneft: Pipeline will trim oil to Europe
    Semyon Vainshtok, head of Russia's state-owned pipeline company OAO Transneft, said the planned Eastern Siberia-Pacific Ocean crude oil pipeline will reduce Russian oil deliveries to Europe.
  • 04/25/2006 -- Explorer Pipeline plans capacity boosts
    Explorer Pipeline, Tulsa, plans to increase capacity of its products pipeline to Dallas-Fort Worth by 20,000 b/d by modifying tanks at Greenville, Tex.
  • 04/21/2006 -- BTC Pipeline seeks Kazakh crude, faces costs
    Baku-Tblisi-Ceyhan Pipeline Co. is holding talks with a number of oil producers in Kazakhstan aimed at securing crude for transmission through the line.
  • 04/20/2006 -- Holly Energy considers Las Vegas pipeline
    Holly Energy Partners LP, Dallas, started a nonbinding open season to solicit and measure support from potential shippers for a proposed products pipeline from Salt Lake City to Las Vegas.
  • 04/17/2006 -- Gazprom delivers its first LNG to the UK
    Russia's state-owned OAO Gazprom has delivered its first shipment of LNG to the UK—140,000 cu m purchased from Gaz de France and delivered to BP PLC.
  • 04/13/2006 -- Pertamina oil supply woes force import lift
    Indonesia's state-owned PT Pertamina said it will increase its fuel oil imports to 7.4 million bbl in April from 6.4 million bbl in March.
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