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Transportation 2007 P3

  • 02/06/2007 -- BP reports 600,000 b/d throughput for BTC oil line
    BP PLC reported that throughput at the Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan crude pipeline has reached 600,000 b/d, but it plans eventually to increase that to 1 million b/d.
  • 02/07/2007 -- RWE proposes Czech Republic-Belgium pipeline
    RWE Energy AG plans to construct a 5 billion cu m/year gas pipeline that will extend from the Czech Republic to Belgium. It would start operations in 2011 and reduce Germany's reliance on Russian gas imports.
  • 02/08/2007 -- Trinidad and Tobago studying fifth LNG train
    Trinidad and Tobago reported it is to begin a prefeasibility study into the construction of a fifth LNG train at its liquefaction plant at Point Fortin, Trinidad.
  • 02/08/2007 -- ESPO phase 2 on track to complete in 2012
    Russia may be able to complete construction of the second phase of the Eastern Siberia-Pacific Ocean (ESPO) pipeline to coincide with plans of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation organization for a summit to be held in Vladivostok in 2012.
  • 02/12/2007 -- Israel seeks pipeline, Russian gas purchases
    Israel's Minister of National Infrastructure Binyamin Ben-Eliezer met in Moscow recently with OAO Gazprom Chief Executive Alexey Miller to discuss the possible delivery of Russian natural gas to Israel.
  • 02/13/2007 -- Trial begins for 1999 Erika oil spill
    Seven years after the Erika oil tanker spill off Brittany's Penmarc'h point, Dec. 12, 1999, which polluted 400 km of France's Brittany coastline, 15 accused are facing a trial that began Feb. 12 and is due to last until June 13.
  • 02/15/2007 -- FERC issues draft EIS on E. Texas-Mississippi gas line
    A proposed 243-mile natural gas pipeline from East Texas to Mississippi would be in the public interest and have a minimal environmental impact if proposed mitigation measures are followed, the US Federal Energy Regulatory Commission said in a draft environmental impact statement.
  • 02/15/2007 -- UK approves National Grid to build major pipeline
    National Grid, operator of the UK's gas network, will build a 196-km, 1,220-mm natural gas pipeline from Felindre, near Swansea in west England to Tirley in Gloucestershire, subject to strict UK environmental conditions.
  • 02/15/2007 -- IP Week: Russian elections won't affect projects, Transneft says
    Russia's oil pipeline operator OAO Transneft is committed to implementing its oil projects regardless of any change in Russia's presidency in the forthcoming elections, Transneft Pres. Simon Vainshtock told OGJ at International Petroleum Week in London.
  • 02/16/2007 -- Excelerate launches dockside regasification terminal
    Excelerate Energy has completed its first ever commercial transfer of 132,000 cm of LNG from a conventional LNG ship to its specially designed Energy Bridge Regasification Vessel (EBRV), which has docked at Teesside in northeast England.
  • 02/19/2007 -- BG signs gas supply deal with Nigeria LNG
    BG Group has signed a sale and purchase agreement to buy 2.25 million tonnes/year of LNG from Nigeria LNG.
  • 02/20/2007 -- Brazil, Bolivia sign natural gas-price agreement
    After months of negotiations, Bolivian President Evo Morales and his Brazilian counterpart Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva have signed a protocol agreement that formalizes an increased price for natural gas that Bolivia exports to Brazil.
  • 02/20/2007 -- Excelerate begins commercial operations of UK's Teesside GasPort
    Commercial operations have started at Excelerate Energy's GasPort in Teesside in northern England, opening the possibility of supplying as much as 600 MMcfd of peak gas directly into the UK national grid system.
  • 02/21/2007 -- First supertanker loaded from BTC pipeline
    Statoil ASA is marketing the first oil to be exported by very large crude carrier from the Turkish port of Ceyhan. Oil from the Caspian Sea is transported through the Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan (BTC) pipeline, in which the group holds an interest.
  • 02/22/2007 -- Excelerate veers away from Florida, California
    Excelerate Energy is deemphasizing plans for Florida and California LNG ship regasification projects in favor of other international opportunities proving to be more viable.
  • 02/26/2007 -- PDVSA to deliver oil to Japan's Marubeni, Mitsui
    Petroleos de Venezuela SA (PDVSA) expects to begin shipments of about 20,000 b/d of crude by summer to Japan's Marubeni Corp. and Mitsui & Co.
  • 02/27/2007 -- Jacobs to pre-engineer French LNG plant expansion
    Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. has received a contract to provide conceptual engineering studies and owner engineering support for an extension of Gaz de France's LNG terminal at Montoir-de-Bretagne in France.
  • 03/01/2007 -- Tangguh LNG nears completion, seeks new financing
    Construction on Indonesia's Tangguh LNG facility is 70% complete, and startup is expected by fourth quarter 2008, if operator BP Indonesia receives further financing for the project, said Kardaya Warnika, chairman of Indonesia's upstream oil and gas executive agency BP Migas.
  • 03/02/2007 -- PLN receives bids for Indonesia LNG terminal
    Indonesia's state-owned electricity company PLN is assessing bid documents submitted by investors for a contract to build an LNG receiving terminal in Bojonegare, Banten.
  • 03/05/2007 -- JV adds three LNG vessels for Peru LNG project
    Repsol YPF SA and Gas Natural Stream have acquired three LNG carriers for their joint-venture Peru LNG project.

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