-- Qatar's Nakilat orders new LNG carriers Qatar Gas Transport Co. (Nakilat) has ordered six, 265,000 cu m LNG carriers from South Korean firms Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine and Samsung Heavy Industries. Each yard will build three vessels.
-- Gas pipeline in West Java under study Indonesia is considering plans for a 220-km natural gas pipeline between Cirebon and Bekasi in West Java at a cost of $200-300 million.
-- South Caucasus Gas Pipeline starts line-fill BP PLC has begun line-fill of the South Caucasus Gas Pipeline, which will transport gas from Shah Deniz field in the Caspian Sea off Azerbaijan to Erzurum in Turkey.
-- CenterPoint, Duke eye Midcontinent gas line CenterPoint Energy Gas Transmission Co. and Duke Energy Gas Transmission signed a memorandum of understanding to lay a natural gas pipeline from the Waha hub in Texas to as far away as Oakford-Delmont, Pa.
-- Line-by-line approach urged on gas quality The associations representing US interstate natural gas pipelines and local distribution companies have called for a pipeline-by-pipeline approach to gas quality issues.
-- W. Australia opposes Gorgon-Jansz LNG plant The Environmental Protection Authority of Western Australia has recommended for the second time against Chevron Corp. group's Gorgon-Jansz LNG Project on Barrow Island off Western Australian.
-- Japanese-Russian talks progress over ESPO oil line Talks between Japan and Russia are said to be progressing over a proposal to have Japanese firms join Russian development of an East Siberian oil field in connection with the project to lay the 4,188-km East Siberia Pacific Ocean crude oil pipeline.
-- Kazakhstan to join BTC pipeline Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev said his country will become part of the Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan oil pipeline this month after it signs a formal agreement with Azerbaijan.
-- Keystone project gas-line conversion sought TransCanada Corp. has filed an application with the National Energy Board (NEB) for conversion of a portion of the company's natural gas pipeline to crude oil transportation.
-- Gaz de France eyes South Pars interest Gaz de France is prepared to invest as much as $300 million for interests in the South Pars gas production and LNG project in Iran, a GDF executive indicated at the World Gas Conference in Amsterdam.
-- ConocoPhillips withdraws LNG application ConocoPhillips has withdrawn its application for a deepwater port license for the proposed Compass Port LNG project 11 miles off Dauphin Island, Ala.
-- Kinder Morgan to expand Texas gas storage Kinder Morgan Energy Partners LP plans to add 5.5 bcf of incremental working storage capacity at its Dayton, Tex., natural gas facility with construction of a third storage cavern.
-- Iraq's northern oil exports await report Iraq has temporarily suspended shipments of crude oil to the Turkish port of Ceyhan from its northern fields around Kirkuk pending a report on the condition of the country's export pipeline system.
-- CERA: LNG growth exceeds expectations In a market growing faster than had been expected, LNG will meet 15% of global gas demand by 2012, says an analysis by Cambridge Energy Research Associates.
-- Kazakhstan to ship oil through BTC line Kazakhstan will begin transporting oil through the Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan pipeline following an agreement signed June 16 by Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev and Azeribaijan President Ilham Aliev.