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Transportation 2007 P13

  • 11/14/2007 -- Sinopec, Iran gas supply dispute halts LNG plant
    Sinopec has stopped work on an LNG receiving terminal in Qingdao because it has been unable to secure sufficient gas supplies following the collapse of a planned agreement with Iran.
  • 11/15/2007 -- Two Japanese partnerships order new LNG carriers
    Nippon Yusen Kaisha (NYK) Line has signed partnership agreements with two other Japanese firms for joint ownership of LNG carriers.
  • 11/19/2007 -- Saudi gas pipeline fire kills at least 28
    At least 28 people were killed and another 10 injured on Nov. 18 when a fire broke out after an explosion along the Haradh-'Uthmaniyah natural gas pipeline in Saudi Arabia's Eastern province.
  • 11/20/2007 -- Texas Gas gas-line expansion takes EIS step
    A proposed gas pipeline expansion in Mississippi and Arkansas would have limited environmental impacts with mitigating measures, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's staff concluded.
  • 11/26/2007 -- Cosco Busan detained in US until suit resolution
    Audet & Partners, attorneys who earlier filed a class action lawsuit representing alleged victims of the Nov. 7 oil spill into San Francisco Bay, have obtained a court order authorizing the "arrest" of the Cosco Busan vessel.
  • 11/26/2007 -- TransCanada applies for Alberta pipeline expansion
    TransCanada Corp. has requested approval from Alberta regulators to construct a 300-km, 42-in. natural gas pipeline on the northern Alberta system to deliver more gas to oil sands producers.
  • 11/27/2007 -- UK's Milford Haven gas pipeline commissioned
    UK pipeline operator National Grid has commissioned the final section of the Milford Haven-Tirley pipeline, which will deliver gas from the Milford Haven LNG terminal into the transmission system at Tirley.
  • 11/29/2007 -- Nabucco gas line chief sees policy role
    The coordinator for the Nabucco gas pipeline project between Azerbaijan and Europe seeks to make Nabucco the core of a European Union energy policy.
  • 11/29/2007 -- Pipeline fire occurred on replaced section
    A pipeline fire that killed two workers in northern Minnesota Nov. 28 occurred at a section that had been replaced because of a pinhole leak detected 3 weeks earlier.
  • 12/03/2007 -- Russia, Turkmenistan hasten Caspian pipeline work
    Russia and Turkmenistan have agreed to accelerate development of the proposed Caspian Gas Pipeline project following talks between Gazprom CEO Alexei Miller, Turkmen President Gurbanguly Berdymukhammedov, and Deputy Prime Minister Tachberdy Tagyyev.
  • 12/03/2007 -- Gazprom, Eni sign South Stream pipeline agreement
    Russia's OAO Gazprom and Eni SPA of Italy signed an agreement to build the projected 560-mile South Stream gas pipeline under the Black Sea and through Bulgaria.
  • 12/05/2007 -- Metgasco to extend Casino-Ipswitch gas pipeline
    Sydney-based coal seam methane explorer Metgasco Ltd. is planning to extend its proposed 140 km Casino-Ipswitch gas pipeline further north to BP Australia's refinery on the Brisbane River. The pipeline previously was designed to deliver gas from the Casino area in northern New South Wales to CS Energy's Swanbank power station near Ipswitch, Queensland.
  • 12/07/2007 -- PTT buys 25% of East Mediterranean Gas Co.
    Thailand's state-owned PTT PLC has acquired a 25% interest in Egyptian gas firm East Mediterranean Gas Co. SAE (EMG) for $487 million.
  • 12/11/2007 -- Sunshine Gas, Sojitz, plan Gladstone LNG plant
    Sunshine Gas Ltd., Brisbane, plans to build a $572 million (Aus.) LNG plant at Gladstone on Queensland's east-central coast. It is the third company to do so after separate, but similar plans announced earlier this year by Arrow Energy and Santos.
  • 12/11/2007 -- No spill from Gulf of Aden tanker collision
    No oil pollution has resulted from a collision between the oil carrier Samco Europe and a container ship in the Gulf of Aden Dec. 10, Total SA said.
  • 12/12/2007 -- Oil spills from Statfjord platform
    The Norwegian Clean Seas Association for Operating Companies is carrying out an emergency response following an oil spill of 4,000 cu m from the Statfjord A platform in the Norwegian North Sea.
  • 12/14/2007 -- Gas utilities add climate change to supply concerns
    US natural gas utilities are closely watching the way global climate change legislation evolves because it potentially will affect the price of supplies.
  • 12/14/2007 -- Greece proposes Libyan gas pipeline
    Greece is interested in having a new gas pipeline from Libya to the island of Crete, according to media reports. Details have not yet been released, but the two nations are in consultation regarding the project.
  • 12/20/2007 -- Petrobras funded for Amazonas pipelines
    The Brazilian National Social and Economic Development Bank (BNDES) has awarded state-owned Petroleo Brasileiro SA (Petrobras) 2.49 billion reais for the construction of several pipelines in Amazonas state.
  • 12/20/2007 -- South Korea offshore oil spill investigated
    South Korean authorities said the Hong Kong-based oil tanker, Hebei Spirit, spilled 12,547 kl of crude oil into the sea west of the Korean Peninsula, an increase of 19.5%, or 2,047 kl, over the earlier estimate of 10,500 kl.

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