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Transportation 2008 P10

  • Thu Aug 07 15:08:00 CDT 2008 -- Fire-damaged BTC oil line could have 5-week shutdown
    The Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan (BTC) oil pipeline, damaged Aug. 6 by an explosion and fire, could be shut down for as long as 5 weeks, according to a spokesperson for Botas International Ltd.
  • Fri Aug 08 00:08:00 CDT 2008 -- International commodities regulators will gather for conference at the CFTC
    The Commodity Futures Trading Commission will hold its first-ever market surveillance conference for international commodities regulators Aug. 5-7 at its Washington, DC headquarters.
  • Mon Aug 11 12:08:00 CDT 2008 -- Gate LNG terminal adds supplier, plans to expand
    E.On Ruhrgas has agreed to send 3 billion cu m/year of regasified LNG through the Gate LNG terminal in the Netherlands starting in second-half 2011 and will acquire a stake in the facility.
  • Mon Aug 11 17:08:00 CDT 2008 -- Bengal plans 55,000 b/d pipeline expansion
    Bengal Pipeline plans to add a pumping station near Garyville, La., to expand throughput capacity by 55,000 b/d of its products pipeline between Garyville and Baton Rouge, La.
  • Wed Aug 13 14:08:00 CDT 2008 -- BP declares force majeure on WREP, SCP systems
    BP said a force majeure has been declared on liftings of oil from the 150,000-b/d Western Route Export Pipeline, while supplies of gas through the South Caucasus Pipeline can continue to flow gas into Turkey for 7 days.
  • Thu Aug 14 14:08:00 CDT 2008 -- SCP line open; BTC, WREP lines remain shut down
    BP has restored exports of gas from Azerbaijan into the South Caucasus Pipeline, but said the 150,000 b/d WREP system remains shut, as does the 1 million b/d BTC oil line.
  • Sun Aug 17 08:08:00 CDT 2008 -- Reversed line would haul Canadian oil to Maine
    Portland Pipe Line Corp. and Montreal Pipe Line Ltd. launched an open season to assess interest in reversing an existing 18-in. pipeline to ship Canadian oil from Montreal to South Portland, Me.
  • Mon Aug 18 16:08:00 CDT 2008 -- BP suspends Azeri oil shipments via rail to Georgia
    BP has been forced to suspend shipments of 50,000-70,000 b/d of oil from Azerbaijan to Georgia following the destruction of a key railroad bridge, severing the main east-west train link between the two countries.
  • Tue Aug 19 15:08:00 CDT 2008 -- Freeport LNG applies to export gas imports
    Freeport LNG Development LP is the first US firm to request permission to export LNG imported into its Freeport, Tex., terminal.
  • Wed Aug 20 10:08:00 CDT 2008 -- PTTEP, Golar to develop floating LNG production
    Thailand's PTT Exploration & Production has struck a deal with Norway's Golar LNG to pursue investment in floating LNG production projects worldwide.
  • Wed Aug 20 14:08:00 CDT 2008 -- Nabucco capacity attracts strong shipper interest
    Potential gas shippers on the proposed 31 bcm/year Nabucco line have booked out capacity on a nonbinding basis, suggesting strong western European demand for gas supplies from the Caspian and Middle East.
  • Fri Aug 22 10:08:00 CDT 2008 -- Three vessels hijacked off Somalia
    Three oceangoing vessels, including two oil tankers, have been hijacked off Somalia this week, according to a report by the International Maritime Bureau (IMB).
  • Sun Aug 24 08:08:00 CDT 2008 -- Fitch: Kazakh lines entering 5 years of intensive investment
    Kazakhstan's oil and gas pipeline operators, according to Fitch Ratings, are set to embark on intensive investment programs over the next 5 years.
  • Mon Aug 25 16:08:00 CDT 2008 -- BTC pipeline reopens; rail line blasted
    BP PLC has reopened the Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan oil pipeline through conflict-stricken Georgia, and normal operations are under way.
  • Tue Aug 26 16:08:00 CDT 2008 -- Brazil inaugurates its first LNG terminal
    Brazil's president, Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, inaugurated the country's first LNG receiving terminal Aug. 20 at Pecem, in Ceara state.
  • Thu Aug 28 12:08:00 CDT 2008 -- Enterprise books Barnett shipping; announces new pipeline
    Affiliates of Enterprise Products Partners LP have signed long-term agreements with major Barnett shale natural gas producers for about 900 MMcfd on its 1.1 bcfd-capacity Sherman Extension pipeline.
  • Fri Aug 29 16:08:00 CDT 2008 -- Enviro-Political issues cloud Inpex regas plan
    Inpex Holdings Inc. has begun a ¥100 billion project to build a regasification terminal in Niigata Prefecture on Japan's Honshu Island and anticipates starting regular operations in 2014.
  • Sat Aug 30 06:08:00 CDT 2008 -- WREP to be tested after bombs dropped nearby
    BP PLC, which earlier this week resumed shipments through the Baku-Tblisi-Ceyhan oil pipeline, said it has no start date yet for reopening the 155,000-b/d capacity Baku-Supsa pipeline, also known as the Western Route Export Pipeline (WREP).
  • Tue Sep 02 15:09:00 CDT 2008 -- FERC issues draft EIS on Sparrows Point LNG terminal, pipeline
    A proposed LNG terminal outside Baltimore and its associated pipeline would have limited adverse environmental impacts, FERC said in a draft environmental impact statement.
  • Wed Sep 03 14:09:00 CDT 2008 -- Colombian oil line to link Rubiales field
    A contract has been awarded for construction of a 24-in., 235-km pipeline to connect Rubiales heavy oil field in east-central Colombia to the OCENSA pipeline.

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