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Transportation 2007 P6

  • 05/02/2007 -- Jamaica to put out bids for floating LNG terminal
    State-owned Petroleum Corp. of Jamaica has put out bids for a floating LNG terminal and is also seeking "bridging volumes of LNG" to facilitate its planned 2009 first receipt of LNG.
  • 05/03/2007 -- Shell's Forcados terminal in Nigeria to restart by June
    Loading of crude from the Niger Delta's Forcados terminal could restart "sometime in June," depending on Nigeria's security situation, said Peter Voser, Royal Dutch Shell PLC chief financial officer.
  • 05/03/2007 -- ESPO pipeline completion due by end of '08
    Transneft expects to complete the first phase of its planned East Siberia-Pacific Ocean pipeline by yearend 2008, having built more than 900 km of the 2,700-km line.
  • 05/09/2007 -- JBIC loan enables ADNOC oil expansions, pipeline
    A $1 billion loan offered by the Japan Bank for International Cooperation to Abu Dhabi National Oil Co. is designed to secure stable supplies of crude oil to Japan and enable ADNOC to expand existing fields, develop new ones, and improve oil production and transportation capabilities.
  • 05/10/2007 -- BP, CNOOC joint venture buys first Chinese LNG
    Guandong Dapeng LNG Co. Ltd. (GDLNG)—a joint venture of BP PLO and CNOOC Ltd.—has purchased China's first shipment of LNG on the spot market.
  • 05/11/2007 -- Tangguh LNG plant on schedule; BP sets up funding
    Indonesian state-owned banks, Bank Mandiri and Bank Negara Indonesia (BNI), are seeking to join a new syndicate of lenders that intend to fund the remaining construction costs for a $6.5 billion LNG plant being built at Tangguh.
  • 05/14/2007 -- Kazakhstan, Russia join in oil pipeline projects
    Kazakhstan's president Nursultan Nazarbayev said his country will join with Russia in two pipeline projects aimed at nearly doubling the amount of oil shipped westward from the Central Asian nation to international markets.
  • 05/17/2007 -- Snøhvit LNG exports to begin by yearend
    Statoil AS expects to send first LNG exports from its Snøhvit LNG project in the Barents Sea in the fourth quarter, said Tor Martin Anfinnsen, Statoil senior vice-president, natural gas, trading, and operations, at a gas seminar in London.
  • 05/25/2007 -- Barbados to import gas from Trinidad and Tobago
    Barbados has agreed to import natural gas from Trinidad and Tobago, reported Elizabeth Thompson, the island nation's energy and environment minister.
  • 05/25/2007 -- FERC issues final EIS for Gulf South gas pipeline
    FERC has concluded that the proposed East Texas-to-Mississippi gas pipeline project is environmentally acceptable, it said in a final environmental impact statement.
  • 05/29/2007 -- Broström acquires Petroships, nine tankers
    Swedish tanker company Broström AB, Gothenburg, has acquired Petroships Group, saying it aims to build up its market share in southeast Asia.
  • 05/29/2007 -- California rejects Cabrillo Port LNG project
    California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has rejected BHP Billiton Ltd.'s proposed $800 million Cabrillo Port LNG project that was to be built 14 miles off Ventura County.
  • 05/29/2007 -- Northeast Gateway LNG port gets Marad approval
    Excelerate Energy unit Northeast Gateway Energy Bridge has received its deepwater port license from the US Marad for its Northeast Gateway deepwater LNG importation facility in Massachusetts Bay.
  • 06/04/2007 -- BG Group to supply gas to Chile LNG terminal
    BG Group has signed an agreement to supply Chile's first LNG regasification terminal, a 2.5 million tonne/year facility to be built in Quintero Bay, about 110 km northwest of Santiago.
  • 06/04/2007 -- Short-term gas deals to get 10% of Fos Cavaou LNG
    The Fos Cavaou LNG terminal in southeastern France will have to free 10% of its 8.25 billion cu m/year capacity for short-term contracts when it comes into operation beginning in 2008.
  • 06/06/2007 -- US groups agree to implement LNG crew training standards
    The US Maritime Administration, seafaring unions, and seafaring academies agreed June 5 to implement training standards for LNG tanker crews.
  • 06/07/2007 -- Falcon's MoBay storage hub gets ACE nod
    The US Army Corps of Engineers issued a final permit authorizing Falcon Gas Storage Co. Inc. to operate and construct a 50 bcf MoBay Gas Storage Hub in Mobile County, Ala.
  • 06/07/2007 -- E.On Ruhrgas to participate in Le Havre LNG terminal
    E.On Ruhrgas will take a 24.5% stake in Paris-based project company Gaz de Normandie SAS, which plans to construct a 6.6 million tonne/year regasification terminal in Le Havre by 2011.
  • 06/08/2007 -- Enbridge lets contract for two pipeline projects
    Affiliates of Enbridge let a contract to Gulf Interstate Engineering for detailed engineering services for the US portion of the Alberta Clipper and Southern Lights Projects.
  • 06/08/2007 -- Cyprus seeks tenders for LNG supplies, gas storage
    Cyprus will launch a tendering process for LNG supplies and gas storage infrastructure, according to local reports.
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