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Transportation 2008 P5

  • 03/24/2008 -- Mitsubishi unit's Long Beach LNG terminal dealt legal blow
    Mitsubishi Corp. subsidiary Sound Energy Solutions (SES) plans to consider its options for construction of an LNG regasification terminal at the Port of Long Beach following an apparent legal reversal.
  • 03/24/2008 -- FERC approves US's first floating LNG terminal
    The US Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has approved Broadwater Energy LLC's application to construct the first floating LNG terminal in the US.
  • 03/24/2008 -- Sempra LNG terminal at Ensenada nears completion
    Sempra Energy said its planned LNG import terminal near Ensenada on Mexico's Pacific coast should be up and running during the second quarter.
  • 03/24/2008 -- PetroChina set to start constructing LNG terminal
    PetroChina has reported that it is ready to start building an LNG terminal on a recently completed manmade island consisting of 10.5 million cu m of rock in China's Yellow Sea off Rudong.
  • 03/24/2008 -- Pecem LNG regas terminal in Brazil approved
    Brazil's Agencia Nacional do Petroleo has given Brazilian transport firm TAG approval to construct an LNG regasification terminal at Pecem port in Brazil's northeastern Ceara state.
  • 03/27/2008 -- Iraq pipeline damage disrupts Basra exports
    Saboteurs in Iraq, apparently loyal to militant leader Moqtada al-Sadr, severely damaged a pipeline that carries oil from Zubair field to the Al-Faw storage facility in the southern city of Basra.
  • 03/28/2008 -- Indonesia gas shortfalls again affect US, Japan
    Indonesia's reputation as a reliable supplier of LNG is once again coming into question.
  • 04/01/2008 -- Tepco plans LNG import terminal at Sendai
    Japan's Tohoku Electric Power will build a new LNG import terminal at Sendai, aiming to disperse its LNG sites in order to minimize the risk of supply disruptions from earthquakes and other problems.
  • 04/01/2008 -- Japanese LNG buyers make new deal with Indonesia
    Japanese buyers have agreed to forgive Indonesia's failures to supply 72 cargoes of LNG as part of a 10-year extension to supply contracts that were due to expire in 2010 and 2011.
  • 04/03/2008 -- ESPO partners lease land for Kozmino oil export terminal
    Russia's East Siberia Pacific Ocean pipeline has received a boost from officials in the city of Nakhodka, who have leased land plots totaling 144 hectares for construction of an oil export terminal at Kozmino.
  • 04/04/2008 -- Chinese-built LNG carrier for North West Shelf delivered
    The NWS JV partners have taken delivery of the first of three Chinese-built LNG carriers that will transport LNG from the Burrup Peninsula plant to Dapeng receiving terminal in Guandong Province, China.
  • 04/07/2008 -- Sempra set to send more Costa Azul LNG gas to US
    Sempra Energy has completed expansion of its 140-mile Baja North pipeline, enabling it to carry gas from its Energia Costa Azul LNG regasification terminal in Baja California, Mexico, to additional markets across the US border.
  • 04/08/2008 -- Shell mulls $2.1 billion floating LNG project
    Shell Australia is considering a $2.1 billion (Aus.) floating LNG facility at its Prelude gas field in the Browse basin off Western Australia.
  • 04/09/2008 -- Nord Stream cancels maintenance platform plans
    Nord Stream has dropped plans to build a maintenance service platform off Sweden for its proposed offshore gas pipeline following pressure from the Swedish government.
  • 04/10/2008 -- TransCanada gauges Pathfinder Pipeline support
    TransCanada Corp. started a binding open season process to gauge support for a proposed pipeline that would move natural gas from US Rocky Mountains basins to Midwest markets.
  • 04/11/2008 -- Transneft asks for final decision on ESPO line
    Russia's OAO Transneft has asked the government to make is final decision on the construction of a pipeline spur linking China to the projected East Siberia Pacific Ocean pipeline.
  • 04/14/2008 -- Indian regulator finalizes city gas project norms
    India's downstream regulator, PNGRB, has laid down criteria for retailing CNG for vehicles and gas for households in cities, paving the way, an official said, "for the development of compressed gas networks in the country."
  • 04/14/2008 -- Uzbekneftegaz, CNPC form Asia Trans Gas joint venture
    Uzbekistan's Uzbekneftegaz and China's CNPC formed a 50-50 JV, to be called Asia Trans Gas, to build and operate the 530-km Uzbek section of the 1,830-km Turkmenistan-China gas pipeline.
  • 04/15/2008 -- Iraq's NOC lets contract for Kirkuk-Banias oil line repair
    Iraq's North Oil Co. has signed a preliminary agreement with Russia's Stroytransgaz for the repair of the Iraqi section of the 880-km Kirkuk-Banias oil pipeline.
  • 04/18/2008 -- BG, Singapore sign LNG supply deal
    BG Group PLC and Singapore's Energy Market Authority (EMA) have signed a memorandum of agreement for BG to provide as much as 3 million tonnes/year of LNG for up to 20 years, starting in 2012.
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