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Transportation 2007 P2

  • 01/11/2007 -- Russia resumes oil flow to Belarus, Europe
    Russia resumed delivering crude oil to Europe via Belarus on Jan. 11, ending a 3-day suspension of supplies along the Friendship pipeline that affected Germany, Poland, Slovakia, and Hungary.
  • 01/11/2007 -- Azarigaz starts gas exports to Georgia
    Azerbaijan's Azarigaz began exporting natural gas Jan. 11 along the Haciqabul-Qazax-Tbilisi trunk line to Georgia, which is seeking to reduce its dependence on increasingly expensive Russian supplies.
  • 01/15/2007 -- Transneft completes first ESPO pipeline section
    Russia's state-owned OAO Transneft reported it has constructed about 530 km of the planned 4,188-km East Siberia Pacific Oil Pipeline (ESPO).
  • 01/19/2007 -- Mitsubishi joins Pertamina, Medco in LNG project
    Indonesia's state-owned PT Pertamina said Mitsubishi Corp. will own 60% of a 2.5 million tonnes/year gas liquefaction (LNG) plant to be built in Senoro, Central Sulawesi, and will offtake much of the LNG production from the plant.
  • 01/22/2007 -- Brazil, Venezuela ink mega-pipeline deal
    Venezuela President Hugo Chavez and Brazil President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva signed an accord Jan. 18 for construction of a 5,000 km gas pipeline linking Venezuela to Brazil through the Amazon.
  • 01/23/2007 -- Construction starts on China LNG terminal
    Shanghai LNG Co. Ltd. began construction Jan. 22 on Phase I of its LNG receiving and regasification terminal on Zhong Ximentang Island in China's Zhejiang province.
  • 01/24/2007 -- Hunt-led group lets contract for Peru LNG project
    A group led by Hunt Oil Co. has let an engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) contract to Chicago Bridge & Iron Co. NV (CB&I) for a natural gas liquefaction plant in Peru.
  • 01/25/2007 -- Two ESPO pipeline sections approved; work begun
    Projects to build two sections of the East Siberia Pacific Ocean (ESPO) oil pipeline meet the requirements of Russia's environmental safety and protection laws, according to Konstantin Pulikovsky, director of Russia's environmental watchdog Rostekhnadzor.
  • 01/25/2007 -- Statoil improves oil spill response in Russia
    Statoil ASA will invest $1.7 million in new equipment to improve its oil spill emergency response systems off northwestern Russia in partnership with authorities in the Murmansk area.
  • 01/26/2007 -- KazMunaiGaz signs MOU for KCTS oil export system
    Kazakhstan's state-owned KazMunaiGaz has signed a memorandum of understanding with Tengizchevroil and Agip KCO for the development of a new transport entity, Kazakhstan Caspian Transport System, to export Kazakhstan crude oil.
  • 01/26/2007 -- Gazprom, Japan ink Sakhalin-2 LNG supply deal
    Russia's state-owned OAO Gazprom will provide Japan with a stable supply of Sakhalin-2-produced LNG, according to Japanese Economy, Trade, and Industry Minister Akira Amari.
  • 01/30/2007 -- Enbridge advances two pipeline projects
    Enbridge Energy Partners LP has let a contract to Gulf Interstate Engineering Co. for first-phase preliminary engineering services for sections of the proposed Alberta Clipper oil pipeline and the Southern Lights diluent pipeline.
  • 01/30/2007 -- Gassco plans Nordic gas pipeline
    Norwegian gas pipeline operator Gassco AS has submitted a plan to the Norwegian energy ministry to develop a 3 billion cu m/year gas pipeline from Kårstø in western Norway to eastern Norway, western Sweden, and Denmark.
  • 01/30/2007 -- Lukoil lets pipelay contract for Yuri Korchagin oil field
    OAO Lukoil unit Lukoil-Nizhnevolzhskneft LLC has let a subsea pipeline installation contract to a unit of J. Ray McDermott SA for the Yuri Korchagin oil field pipeline project, 180 km off Russia in the Caspian Sea.
  • 02/01/2007 -- ADGAS taps Technip for turnkey job
    Abu Dhabi Gas Liquefaction Ltd. has awarded a $610 million lump sum turnkey contract to Technip, Paris, to engineer and install gas compressor stations and associated facilities at Das Island in the UAE.
  • 02/01/2007 -- Russia plans more-direct oil, gas routes to Europe, Asia
    Russian President Vladimir Putin said his country is planning new oil and gas transit routes to Europe and Asia to reduce Russia's dependence on transit countries and improve its supply reliability.
  • 02/02/2007 -- Petrobras's Transpetro adds to oil tanker fleet
    Brazil on Jan. 31 signed contracts for the construction of 10 Suezmax-class oil tankers for the fleet of Transpetro, the transportation unit of state oil firm Petroleo Brasileiro SA (Petrobras), which plans to acquire a total of 42 new ships by 2015.
  • 02/02/2007 -- CenterPoint, Spectra pull plug on Midcontinent gas pipeline
    CenterPoint Energy Gas Transmission Co. and Spectra Energy have agreed to call off development of a joint Midcontinent Crossing (MCX) pipeline, which proposed to move natural gas from basins in the Midcontinent to interconnects serving the US Northeast and Southeast (OGJ Online, June 12, 2006, Newsletter).
  • 02/02/2007 -- Italy-Greece Interconnector to become operational in 2011
    Greece and Italy are planning to build a 220-km pipeline that will transport 8 billion cu m/year of gas from the Capsian Sea to Europe via Turkey from 2011.
  • 02/05/2007 -- US, Kazakh officials meet to discuss oil, gas export routes
    US Assistant Sec. of State for Economic, Energy and Business Affairs Daniel Sullivan has arrived in Kazakhstan with a delegation to discuss diversifying the country's oil and gas export routes.
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