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Transportation 2006 P8

  • 04/11/2006 -- Bolivian pipeline damage cuts gas to Brazil
    Flooding and landslides from rains in Bolivia have damaged an 800 m section of a condensate pipeline in Bolivia and created gas-supply problems in Brazil.
  • 04/07/2006 -- Duke Energy to expand Texas Eastern system
    Duke Energy Gas Transmission (DEGT) plans to expand capacity of its Texas Eastern Transmission system from Lebanon, Ohio, to New Jersey by up to 150,000 dekatherms/day.
  • 04/07/2006 -- AIOC lets contract for more ACG pipelay
    Azerbaijan International Operating Co. has let a contract to McDermott Caspian Contractors Inc. (MCCI), a subsidiary of J. Ray McDermott, SA, for further pipeline installation in third-phase development of Azeri, Chirag, and deepwater Gunashli (ACG) fields off Azerbaijan (see map, OGJ, Oct. 18, 2004, p. 39).
  • 04/06/2006 -- RMPS begins Wyoming-Utah pipeline expansion
    Rocky Mountain Pipeline System LLC (RMPS) is proceeding with the $77 million expansion of its crude oil pipeline system from the terminus of Frontier Pipeline near Evanston, Wyo., to the Salt Lake City, Utah, refining complex, reported parent company Pacific Energy Partners LP.
  • 04/05/2006 -- Analyst forecasts decline in tanker rates
    Tanker rates had a robust first quarter but are expected to decline in 2007-08 because the worldwide tanker fleet will grow faster than analysts had originally assumed, said Simmons & Co. International.
  • 04/05/2006 -- Crosstex Energy completes N. Texas Pipeline
    Crosstex Energy LP, Dallas, completed construction on the 24-in. North Texas Pipeline (NTPL) covering more than 140 miles across six Texas counties to gather and transport gas produced from the Barnett shale.
  • 03/30/2006 -- Azerbaijan official: BTC due May 27 launch
    Azerbaijan's Minister for Industry and Energy Natiq Aliyev said Mar. 30 that the Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan oil pipeline will be launched on May 27, describing reports of a postponement as groundless.
  • 03/23/2006 -- Euronav signs contract for two VLCCs
    Euronav NV has signed a contract with Hyundai Heavy Industries Co. Ltd., South Korea, for construction of two double-hull, 318,000 dwt very large crude carriers.
  • 03/22/2006 -- Woodside to supply Pluto LNG to Japan
    Woodside Energy Ltd. has signed an agreement with Kansai Electric Power Co. Inc. of Japan to supply 1.75 million-2 million tonnes/year of LNG for 15 years from its 100%-owned Pluto gas field off Western Australia.
  • 03/21/2006 -- Internal pipe corrosion blamed for Prudhoe Bay spill
    Internal corrosion is being blamed for the crude oil spill discovered Mar. 2 by BP Exploration Alaska (BPXA) operators on a 34-in. oil transit pipeline at Prudhoe Bay, Alas.
  • 03/20/2006 -- Offshore delivery planned for California LNG
    Woodside Natural Gas Inc. plans to deliver Australian LNG to California with a system requiring no onshore terminal.
  • 03/15/2006 -- MMS signs 10-year gas transportation deal
    The US Minerals Management Service has signed a 10-year agreement to transport more than 50 MMcfd of royalty in-kind natural gas through the 1,323-mile Rockies Express Pipeline under construction from Wyoming and Colorado to the US East (OGJ Online, Mar. 8, 2006).
  • 03/15/2006 -- Group forms company for Algerian LNG plant
    Repsol YPF SA, Gas Natural SDG SA, and Sonatrach agreed to form a new company, Soc. de Licuefaccion, to build and operate a liquefaction plant based on natural gas from Gassi Touil field in eastern Algeria.
  • 03/14/2006 -- Bodman urges Kazakhstan to join BTC project
    US Energy Sec. Samuel W. Bodman has urged Kazakhstan to speed up talks on joining the Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan crude oil pipeline project.
  • 03/13/2006 -- Sempra signs Cameron LNG capacity deal
    Sempra LNG has signed a 15-year agreement with Merrill Lynch Commodities Inc. to provide 3.7 million tonnes/year of LNG capacity through its Cameron LNG terminal under development near Lake Charles, La.
  • 03/13/2006 -- South Korea keeps LNG shipbuilding lead
    South Korean shipbuilders led the global market in construction of LNG carriers in 2005, according to the Korea Shipbuilders' Association.
  • 03/10/2006 -- Vietsovpetro lets contract for Vietnam gas line
    Vietnam-Russia oil and gas joint venture company Vietsovpetro has let a contract to McDermott International Inc., a subsidiary of J. Ray McDermott SA, to install a 298-km, 18-in. natural gas pipeline as part of the Gas Power Fertilizer Coordination Project (OGJ, Oct. 24, 2005, Newsletter). Vietnam state-owned PetroVietnam operates GPFC.
  • 03/10/2006 -- BP lets construction contract for Tangguh plant
    BP PLC has let a project and construction management support services contract to a subsidiary of John Wood Group PLC for the Tangguh gas processing facilities under development in Berau Bay, Papua, Indonesia.
  • 03/07/2006 -- Pipeline boosts Mittelplate oil production
    The Mittelplate consortium participants—operator RWE Dea AG, Hamburg, and Wintershall AG, Kassel—report that the new stainless-steel Mittelplate pipeline is delivering 2,700 tonnes/day of crude oil from Mittelplate oil field in the German North Sea to a processing plant at Friedrichskoog.
  • 03/06/2006 -- Spearhead delivers oil sands crude to Cushing
    Enbridge Inc. delivered the first crude from oil sands in western Canada to Cushing, Okla., through its Spearhead Pipeline on Mar. 2.
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