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Transportation 2008 P11

  • 09/04/2008 -- Indonesia, Inpex hold talks on LNG terminal construction
    Indonesia is in talks with Inpex Holdings aimed at having the firm construct the world's first offshore LNG terminal as part of its development of the Masela offshore gas field in the Timor Sea.
  • 09/05/2008 -- France studies options for LNG terminal regulation
    France's Energy Regulatory Commission (CRE) has set a Sept. 13, 2008, deadline for energy players to complete a consultation to gauge the importance of LNG terminals in France's natural gas system and determine how they should be regulated.
  • 09/08/2008 -- Shell approved to gather associated gas in Basra
    The Iraqi government has approved Shell's Iraq Gas Master Plan, paving the way for the firm to invest $3-4 billion to gather 500-600 MMcfd of associated natural gas in the southern part of the country.
  • 09/10/2008 -- Ex-KBR official pleads guilty to bribery charge
    A former official of KBR Inc. pleaded guilty Sept. 3 to federal charges that he participated in a scheme to bribe Nigerian officials over a 10-year period, the US DOJ and the SEC jointly reported.
  • 09/12/2008 -- CLP Holdings ponders LNG plant on Chinese mainland
    Hong Kong utility CLP Holdings has decided against constructing an LNG regasification plant on South Soko Island in Hong Kong, but said it might consider a similar project on the Chinese mainland.
  • 09/12/2008 -- Bolivia gas line blown up by antigovernment protesters
    Bolivia said a natural gas pipeline was blown up in a "terrorist attack" carried out on Sept. 11 by antigovernment protesters, causing a reported 10% cut in the export of natural gas to Argentina and Brazil.
  • 09/12/2008 -- Total to participate in Futurol project
    Total SA said it will participate in Futurol, an ethanol research and development project with a €74 million estimated budget.
  • 09/16/2008 -- Iraq resumes oil exports following storm
    Iraq has resumed oil exports following a storm that shut in the southern port of Basra and the completion of repairs to the bomb-damaged northern pipeline that carries oil from the northern Kirkuk fields to the Turkish Mediterranean port of Ceyhan.
  • 09/17/2008 -- Gulf of Aden attacks increase; US to set up patrol
    A Japanese oil tanker, flying under the flag of Panama, has evaded a pirate attack off Somalia in the northern Gulf of Aden, maritime sources reported.
  • 09/19/2008 -- NEB gives nod to Repsol Energy to import LNG
    Canada's National Energy Board approved Repsol Energy Canada Ltd.'s application for a long-term license to import LNG.
  • 09/19/2008 -- Japanese firms weigh plans for PDVSA-led LNG project
    Mitsubishi Corp., Mitsui & Co., and Itochu Corp. are said to be weighing plans to participate in a ¥1 trillion LNG project led by state oil firm Petroleos de Venezuela SA (PDVSA).
  • 09/19/2008 -- Indonesia's PLN, Pertamina to build LNG terminal
    Indonesia's state-owned PT Perusahaan Listrik Negara plans to cooperate with state oil company PT Pertamina and state-controlled gas utility PT Perusahaan Gas Negara to build a $500 million gas-receiving terminal.
  • 09/21/2008 -- Australian LNG industry calls for special treatment
    Australia's $20 billion (Aus.) LNG industry has lobbied the federal government to create a category labelled 'Clean Global Contributors' in its proposed emissions trading scheme.
  • 09/22/2008 -- FERC approves Oregon Columbia River LNG project
    The US Federal Energy Regulatory Commission on Sept. 18 approved the first new LNG terminal and related send-out pipeline in the Pacific Northwest after a 3½-year review.
  • 09/22/2008 -- Iraq, Shell sign multibillion dollar gas deal
    Iraq has signed a multibillion dollar natural gas deal with Shell, the second major energy deal agreed with a foreign firm since the US-led invasion in 2003.
  • 09/22/2008 -- BTC oil line transporting less due to gas leak
    The BP PLC-led Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan (BTC) pipeline is transporting less oil because of a gas leak on Sept. 17 that has that cut output from fields in the Caspian Sea.
  • 09/22/2008 -- Chinese negotiate for ESPO Daqing oil spur
    Russia's Energy Minister Sergei Shmatko said a decision to lay a China-bound spur from the East Siberia-Pacific Ocean (ESPO) pipeline is to be made shortly.
  • 09/22/2008 -- Cuba Petroleo, PDVSA to reactivate Cuban pipeline
    Cuba and Venezuela are considering the reactivation of a 189-km pipeline linking Cuba's northern and southern coasts, making it easier to distribute oil from their jointly operated refinery in the city of Cienfuegos.
  • 09/25/2008 -- StatoilHydro hastens Kvitebjorn pipeline repairs
    StatoilHydro will repair the Kvitebjorn rich gas pipeline in the Norwegian North Sea sooner than originally planned. It will perform the work in first-quarter 2009 instead of next summer.
  • 09/26/2008 -- FERC approves LNG project on Columbia River after 3.5-year review
    The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission on Sept. 18 approved the first new liquefied natural gas terminal and related send-out pipeline in the Pacific Northwest after a 3.5-year review.
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