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Transportation 2008 P12

  • 09/29/2008 -- Indonesian industries face natural gas shortage
    Indonesian industries could suffer a severe gas shortage in 2009 following a decision by state gas distributor Perusahaan Gas Negara to increase supplies to state firm Perusahaan Listrik Negara.
  • 09/29/2008 -- France to increase gas transportation tariffs
    France's CRE reported that it will enable increases in usage tariffs on France's gas transport network in order to provide "better visibility" to market players.
  • 09/29/2008 -- Marseille Port Authority to reduce Lavera VOCs
    The Marseille Port Authority board has voted to invest €9 million to capture 80% of the volatile organic components on the Lavera oil terminal. It will install equipment to capture emissions produced when discharging tankers.
  • 09/29/2008 -- GRT, Fluxys hold gasline expansion open season
    France's GRTgaz and Belgium's Fluxys on Dec. 12 will conclude its open season conducted to assess the need for additional long-term transmission capacity from Zeebrugge, Belgium, to GRTgaz' North Zone in France and from Eastern Belgium (Dutch-Belgian border and German-Belgian border) to GRTgaz's North Zone.
  • 09/30/2008 -- Pemex lets subsea pipeline to Global Industries
    Petroleos Mexicanos (Pemex) awarded Global Industries Ltd., Carlyss, La., a $75 million project to lay 12 km of 24-in. OD pipe under 150 ft of water in Ixtal field in the Bay of Campeche.
  • 10/06/2008 -- Inpex to construct LNG terminal off Indonesia
    Inpex, bowing to pressure from the Indonesian government and seeking to start deliveries of LNG to Japan quickly, will likely construct an offshore export terminal at a cost of more than ¥1 trillion.
  • 10/07/2008 -- Pakistan Shipping seeks funding to upgrade fleet
    Pakistan National Shipping Corp. (PNSC) is seeking foreign investors to finance the acquisition of second-hand, modern Aframax-class tankers to upgrade and expand its fleet.
  • 10/08/2008 -- Russians: 'Kazakhs want to use ESPO pipeline'
    Russian Energy Minister Sergei Shmatko said Kazakhstan's state-owned oil pipeline operator KazTransOil is interested in transporting Kazakh oil through Russia's ESPO line.
  • 10/08/2008 -- Trinidad and Tobago vies to renegotiate LNG contracts
    Trinidad and Tobago has announced that it wants to renegotiate the contracts for Atlantic LNG Co.'s (ALNG) Trains 1, 2, and 3.
  • 10/09/2008 -- Egyptian court to rule in November on gas to Israel
    Egypt's State Council Administrative Court said it will issue a ruling Nov. 18 regarding a case lodged by a former ambassador and several lawyers against the export of Egyptian natural gas to Israel.
  • 10/10/2008 -- Senate Agriculture Committee to examine commodity market reform proposals
    The US Senate Agriculture Committee will hold a hearing on Oct. 20 in Russell Senate Office Building Room 328-A at 9:30 a.m. on financial derivatives' possible role in the wider economic crisis.
  • 10/14/2008 -- Appalachian gas projects starting up
    East Tennessee Natural Gas plans to have added 95 MMcfd of contracted long-term, firm capacity on its pipeline system in the Central Appalachian basin by yearend.
  • 10/16/2008 -- Pemex awards Ku-Maloob-Zaap pipeline contract
    Pemex let a contract to Global Industries for oil and gas pipeline work in the Mexican state company's Ku-Maloob-Zaap field in the Bay of Campeche, which it had announced in July.
  • 10/17/2008 -- BLM schedules four more public meetings on Ruby Pipeline Project
    The US Bureau of Land Management has scheduled four public meetings to receive additional comments about possible environmental impacts from a proposed natural gas pipeline that would cross four western states.
  • 10/17/2008 -- China hopes to sign ESPO agreement this month
    China National Petroleum Corp. hopes to sign an agreement on the construction of a spur from Russia's East Siberia-Pacific Ocean oil pipeline when Chinese and Russian leaders meet later this month.
  • 10/17/2008 -- Kazakhstan: 'No plans to use ESPO pipeline'
    Kazakhstan's oil companies have yet to show any interest in providing crude oil for transport along Russia's Eastern Siberia-Pacific Ocean pipeline, according to senior Kazkah officials.
  • 10/20/2008 -- Canadian Mounties investigating blasts along EnCana line
    The Royal Canadian Mounted Police are investigating the second explosion to target an EnCana Corp. sour gas pipeline in less than a week.
  • 10/21/2008 -- Sakhalin-2 deliveries to start in early 2009
    Shipments of LNG to Japan from the Sakhalin-2 project in far eastern Russia are expected to begin early next year, according to two Japanese partners in the project.
  • 10/24/2008 -- China to get no ESPO spur before 2009
    Russian Energy Minister Sergei Shmatko, while acknowledging a new agreement to sell oil to China, stated that a projected East Siberia Pacific Ocean (ESPO) pipeline spur sought by the Chinese will not be ready before 2009.
  • 10/24/2008 -- CGT, MarkWest report Appalachian expansion
    Columbia Gas Transmission and MarkWest Energy intend to jointly expand gas gathering and processing services to support increased production volumes in the Appalachian basin of central West Virginia.

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