-- Turkey tightens security against Kurdish rebels Turkey has stepped up protection for its section of the Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan (BTC) oil pipeline following the rebel Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) threats to attack the line.
-- Petronet LNG plans gas-based power plants Indian state-run natural gas importer Petronet LNG plans to diversify into the power sector and to establish an 1,100-Mw, gas-based power plant, near its Dahej LNG regasification terminal.
-- Hammerfest LNG exports first cargo The LNG carrier Arctic Princess and its cargo of 145,000 cu m of LNG has left the Norwegian Hammerfest liquefaction plant and is on its way to southern Europe.
-- BG Group to submit EIA for Brindisi terminal BG Group PLC will prepare an environmental impact assessment for its proposed Brindisi regasification terminal to meet the Italian government's new requirements.
-- Transneft: ESPO pipeline Stage 1 faces delays Implementation of the first stage of the East Siberia-Pacific Ocean (ESPO) oil pipeline could be delayed by several months, according to new Transneft chief Nikolai Tokarev.
-- Tangguh field on schedule to export LNG Indonesia's Tangguh gas field will begin exporting LNG to South Korea or China by early 2009 as scheduled, according to a senior government official.
-- Gasunie joins Nord Stream and BBL consortiums Gazprom has formally accepted Nederlandse Gasunie into the consortium that plans to build the 27.5 billion cu m/year Nord Stream pipeline to deliver Russian gas to Europe starting in 2010.
-- Group seeks Nigerian liquefaction plant projects Centrica PLC, StatoilHydro ASA, and Consolidated Contractors Co. have signed a memorandum of understanding Nov. 7 agreeing to spend $10 million to investigate building liquefaction plants in Nigeria.
-- Heavy seas blamed for oil spill off Ukraine Russian authorities have warned of an ecological disaster after an oil tanker, which split up and sank off the Ukrainian port of Kerch, spilled 1,300 tonnes of heavy fuel oil into the sea.