-- 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.
-- 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.
-- 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.
-- EU wants Gaz de France, RWE in Nabucco pipeline The European Union has asked the five companies developing the Nabucco pipeline to allow RWE AG and Gaz de France to join the project, according to Bulgaria's economic ministry.
-- Fugro awarded Galsi pipeline route contract Galsi has let an €18 million contract to Dutch firm Fugro to determine the best route for a proposed 8 billion cu m/year pipeline that is expected to start operations at yearend 2009.
-- Fos Cavaou LNG terminal in France delayed Societe du Terminal Methanier de Fos Cavaou has informed France's Energy Regulatory Commission of a major delay in work being carried out to bring its Fos Cavaou LNG terminal on stream in April 2008.
-- Australia approves Gorgon LNG project Australia's Federal Environment Minister Malcolm Turnbull has given the official green light to the Chevron group's Gorgon LNG project proposed for Barrow Island off Western Australia.