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Transportation 2008 P3

  • 02/01/2008 -- Offshore cathodic protection survey completed off Ecuador
    Corrintec reported Jan. 31 the completion of a cathodic protection survey on the subsea section of the Oleoducto de Crudos Pesados off Ecuador.
  • 02/01/2008 -- Trans-Black Sea pipeline studies under way
    GUEU-White Stream Pipeline is conducting engineering and marketing studies on the viability of constructing and operating a gas pipeline from Georgia across the Black Sea to Ukraine and Romania.
  • 02/01/2008 -- NNPC sets up shipping firm for Nigerian LNG
    NNPC has established a new shipping company, Nikorma Shipping Services, to handle the additional volume of Nigerian LNG exports expected in the coming years.
  • 02/01/2008 -- Oil products storage depot planned for Marseille
    The Oiltanking-Mediaco group, a subsidiary of the Hamburg-based German group Marquard & Bahls AG, has confirmed that it will install an oil products storage depot at the Port of Marseille, bolstering Marseille-Fos as a products trading hub in the Mediterranean.
  • 02/04/2008 -- Queensland Gas, BG plan Queensland LNG plant
    Brisbane coal seam methane producer Queensland Gas Co. has teamed with the BG Group to propose construction of a 3-4 million tonne/year gas liquefaction plant on the east coast of Queensland.
  • 02/05/2008 -- Japan, South Korea retain global LNG import lead
    Japan remained the world's largest LNG importer in 2007, at 65.7 million tonnes of LNG, up 5.7% over 2006, according to Pan EurAsian Enterprises.
  • 02/05/2008 -- Enbridge's North Dakota pipeline expansion in service
    Enbridge Energy Partners LP has begun service on its recently completed Phase 5 oil transmission system expansion in North Dakota that increased the system's capacity to 110,000 b/d.
  • 02/06/2008 -- W. Australia assesses common-use coastal LNG hub
    Western Australia and Australia's federal government have agreed to assess the Kimberley region of that area as a site for a common-user LNG hub.
  • 02/07/2008 -- Sasol to expand Mozambique natural gas pipeline
    Rompco has awarded Foster Wheeler South Africa an EPC contract to increase to 147 megajoules the capacity of Rompco's 120-megajoule pipeline between Mozambique's Temane gas field and a Sasol CTL complex in Secunda, South Africa.
  • 02/07/2008 -- Siberian pipeline commissioning may be delayed
    The Russian government will hold a meeting next week to discuss postponement of the commissioning date for the ESPO pipeline from East Siberia to the Pacific Ocean.
  • 02/08/2008 -- Russian officials clash over ESPO status
    Russian officials continue to present differing views concerning construction of the country's East Siberia to Pacific Ocean (ESPO) pipeline project (OGJ Online, Feb. 7, 2008).
  • 02/11/2008 -- PTT, Qatargas sign LNG purchase contract
    Thailand's PTT PLC has signed a deal to purchase 1 million tonnes/year of LNG from Qatargas Operating Co. for 10 years, with an option to increase the volume to 2 million tonnes/year.
  • 02/14/2008 -- Russia, Ukraine settle gas debt dispute
    Russia and Ukraine have resolved their disagreement over the supply, pricing, and transit of Central Asian natural gas following a meeting between the leaders of the two countries.
  • 02/14/2008 -- Austrian gets exemption for Nabucco gas line
    Austria will not have to grant third-party access (TPA) along its section of the proposed Nabucco natural gas pipeline under an exemption approved by the European Commission. The approval means that Austria will have more freedom to determine capacity allocation and transport tariffs.
  • 02/14/2008 -- CERA: Stage set for more global gas market
    The stage appears set for natural gas to become more of a global energy commodity in 2008-09 than in the past, largely because of an expanding LNG industry, CERA said at its annual conference in Houston.
  • 02/15/2008 -- Pipe damage delays Fos Cavaou LNG regas start-up
    Gaz de France has further postponed the start-up of its Fos Cavaou LNG receiving and regasification terminal because of pipe damage during the testing stage.
  • 02/19/2008 -- GDF, Total coordinate gas capacity sale in France
    GDF's transmission subsidiary GRTgaz and Total SA's TIGF have agreed on their first coordinated sale of gas transmission capacity between GRTgaz' southern zone gas transmission system and TIGF's southwestern zone in France.
  • 02/20/2008 -- Suez JV obtains approval for Chile LNG terminal
    GNL Mejillones, a 50-50 JV of Suez Energy International and copper firm Codelco, has obtained the environmental permit for its planned LNG regasification terminal in Mejillones in northern Chile.
  • 02/21/2008 -- US LNG imports in 2007 surpass 2006, review says
    The US received much more LNG last year than it did in 2006 and paid less for it, reported Pan EurAsian Enterprises Inc. in its yearend review of US LNG imports.
  • 02/21/2008 -- Excelerate commissioning LNG port off Boston
    Excelerate Energy LLC has begun commissioning its Northeast Gateway deepwater port in Massachusetts Bay.
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