-- PNG LNG enters FEED The ExxonMobil-led Papua New Guinea (PNG) LNG joint venture has signed a gas agreement with Papua New Guinea, paving the way for an LNG project in the country.
-- Alaska recommends TransCanada's Alaska gas pipeline Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, along with the state's natural resources and revenue commissioners, recommended that the Alaska legislature accept a natural gas pipeline proposal from TransCanada Alaska Co. LLC and Foothills Pipelines Ltd.
-- TransCanada, partners ink Pathfinder pipeline MOU TransCanada Corp., affiliates of Enterprise Products Partners LP, and Quicksilver Gas Services LP have signed a memorandum of understanding regarding the proposed 915-mile Pathfinder natural gas pipeline project.
-- ERG-Shell's Sicily LNG regas plant approved ERG CEO Alessandro Garrone said the regasification terminal his firm plans to build with Shell at Priolo, Sicily, has received environmental clearance and will be operational in 2013.
-- YPF, Excelerate near floating LNG port completion Excelerate Energy is expected to complete this month the GasPort floating LNG import and regasification facility at the port city of Bahia Blanca, Argentina, 400 miles south of Buenos Aires.
-- Northeast Gateway LNG port starts operation Houston-based Excelerate Energy LLC's Northeast Gateway (NEG) Deepwater LNG Port in Massachusetts Bay, 18 miles east of Boston, has begun commercial operations.
-- Enbridge gets government approval for pipelines Enbridge received Canadian Governor-in-Council approval on its Alberta Clipper expansion and Southern Lights pipeline projectsan important step towards final government certification, including NEB approval.
-- Gorgon awards contract for subsea equipment Chevron Australia Pty. Ltd. of Perth has awarded a 5-year contract to supply subsea equipment and support for the Gorgon project to VetcoGray, a GE Oil & Gas business.
-- NIEH to join Larne Lough gas storage project NIEH signed a nonbinding joint venture agreement with Portland Gas Northern Ireland for the development of gas storage caverns in underground salt deposits under Larne Lough in Northern Ireland.
-- NEB: Greater Canadian pipeline capacity planned Rapidly rising oil prices have stimulated a momentous increase in Canadian oil pipeline applications, reported Canada's National Energy Board (NEB) in its annual report to Parliament.
-- Rockies Alliance pipeline open season starts Alliance Pipeline and Questar Overthrust Pipeline plan to launch a binding open season May 12 to assess interest in shipping natural gas on the companies' proposed Rockies Alliance Pipeline.