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Transportation 2007 P8

  • 07/13/2007 -- Trans-Afghan gas pipeline back in play
    Turkmenistan and Afghanistan have agreed to cooperate on several energy-related projects, including revival of the long-mooted Trans-Afghan natural gas pipeline.
  • 07/13/2007 -- Shell to buy Qatargas 4 output
    A Shell affiliate signed an agreement with Qatar Liquefied Gas Co. Ltd. (4) in Doha to buy effectively the entire output—7.8 million tonnes/year—of LNG from the Qatargas 4 project.
  • 07/16/2007 -- Explorer Pipeline reports products line leak
    Explorer Pipeline on July 14 detected a leak of jet fuel from a 28-in. section of its products pipeline, in Huntsville, Tex., 70 miles north of Houston, the company reported.
  • 07/17/2007 -- Explorer to restart products line July 18
    Explorer Pipeline, Tulsa, said it will restart a 28-in. section of its 1,400-mile products pipeline early on July 18.
  • 07/18/2007 -- Trans-Sahara gas line startup planned for 2015
    Nigeria, Algeria, and Niger hope to start gas exports via the proposed 18-25 billion cu m/year Trans-Sahara gas pipeline (TSGP) in 2015, Algeria's energy minister, Chakib Khelil said.
  • 07/18/2007 -- Malaysia to study Malacca Strait bypass pipeline
    Malaysian Prime Minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi, apparently reversing his earlier decision, said Malaysia will examine the cost and environmental impact of a proposed multibillion dollar oil pipeline before approving the project.
  • 07/19/2007 -- Santos plans coalbed methane-fed LNG plant
    Santos Ltd., Adelaide, proposes to build a 3-4 million tonne/year LNG plant in Gladstone, Queensland, to be fed by its coalbed methane reserves in the state.
  • 07/19/2007 -- Russia, China sign protocol for ESPO's China spur
    Russia's Transneft and China's CNPC signed a protocol in June for constructing a proposed 43-mile, 300,000 b/d spur of the East Siberia-Pacific Ocean oil pipeline from Skovorodino in Russia's Far East, to Daqing, China.
  • 07/23/2007 -- Algerian-Japanese JV secures oil tanker loan
    A joint venture of Algeria's state-owned Sonatrach and Kawasaki Shipbuilding Corp. plan to build and operate a $96 million crude carrier.
  • 07/24/2007 -- Saudi Aramco lets Berri, Qatif pipeline work
    Saudi Aramco has contracted Global Industries Ltd. subsidiary Global Al Rushaid Offshore Co. Ltd. to install Berri field's water injection pipelines and Qatif field's oil flowlines off eastern Saudi Arabia.
  • 07/25/2007 -- Algonquin to begin Ramapo pipeline expansion
    Algonquin Gas Transmission will begin construction associated with the Ramapo expansion project, which will transport natural gas to two major distribution companies serving the northeastern US.
  • 07/27/2007 -- Small LNG plant planned near Stavanger
    Norwegian utility Lyse Energi, Stavanger, and the maritime transportation service company IM Skaugen ASA, Oslo, plan to invest $196.5 million to build a 300,000-tonne/year gas liquefaction plant near Stavanger by 2010.
  • 07/27/2007 -- CATS line inspected for possible damage
    Possible damage to the Central Area Transmission System (CATS) gas pipeline has forced BP PLC and other operators to restrict oil and gas production in the UK North Sea.
  • 07/30/2007 -- Greece, Turkey, Italy sign pact on gas pipelines
    After months of negotiations, Greek, Turkish, and Italian officials have signed an agreement to build a pipeline system to transport natural gas from the Caucasus to Western Europe through Turkey and Greece by 2011.
  • 07/30/2007 -- EPNG fined $15.5 million; pipeline rehab ordered
    In the first judicial settlement brought under the Pipeline Safety Act, the Justice Department and the US Department of Transportation's (DOT) Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) has fined El Paso Natural Gas Co. (EPNG) $15.5 million and mandated comprehensive rehabilitation of its entire 10,000 mile pipeline system. The action stems from an investigation of the August 2000 explosion on EPNG's pipeline system in Carlsbad, NM, that killed 12 people.
  • 08/01/2007 -- Magellan plans Texas pipeline, terminal expansion
    Magellan Midstream Partners LP plans to invest $65 million to expand its products facilities in Texas.
  • 08/02/2007 -- Brazilian state studies ethanol pipeline
    Brazil's Companhia Paranaense de Energia (Copel) has concluded feasibility studies for a 528-km, $336-million ethanol pipeline that would link ethanol mills in Parana state to Paranagua port.
  • 08/03/2007 -- CATS line off UK to restart in September
    Oil and gas production from the BP-operated Central Area Transmission System pipeline in the UK North Sea is expected to resume in September after repairs to damage that has been found to be extensive (OGJ Online, July 27, 2007).
  • 08/06/2007 -- Sonatrach, EDP partner for Iberian gas supply
    EDP Energias de Portugal SA in a public filing said a natural gas and power generation partnership with Algeria's state-run Sonatrach will be in place by Oct. 31.
  • 08/06/2007 -- WestPac plans Texada Island LNG terminal
    WestPac LNG Corp., Calgary, plans to invest $2 billion to build an LNG terminal combined with a natural gas-fired electric power generation plant on Texada Island, 120 km northwest of Vancouver, BC.

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