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Transportation 2008 P7

  • Tue May 20 10:05:00 CDT 2008 -- 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.
  • Tue May 20 11:05:00 CDT 2008 -- Construction starts on Dalian LNG regas terminal
    CNPC broke ground for construction of its first LNG regasification terminal, a project valued at some $1.4 billion, in the port city of Dalian in Liaoning Province.
  • Tue May 20 15:05:00 CDT 2008 -- Another offshore LNG terminal proposed for US Northeast
    A joint venture US and Canadian company announced plans to build a 2.4 bcfd LNG terminal off New Jersey.
  • Wed May 21 12:05:00 CDT 2008 -- 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.
  • Wed May 28 11:05:00 CDT 2008 -- Sonatrach receives EPC bids for Arzew LNG train
    Algeria's Sonatrach aims to increase its LNG export capacity by some 20% after it constructs a new 4 million-tonne/year liquefaction train at Arzew.
  • Wed May 28 16:05:00 CDT 2008 -- Pipeline to shorten West Coast deliveries
    BP Products North America signed an agreement with Petroterminal de Panama to ship oil to its US West Coast refineries through the Trans-Panama Pipeline.
  • Thu May 29 16:05:00 CDT 2008 -- Petrobras plans ethanol export pipelines
    José Sérgio Gabrielli, president of Petroleo Brasileiro (Petrobras), said the state-owned firm plans to have its first ethanol pipeline operating by yearend 2009.
  • Thu May 29 16:05:00 CDT 2008 -- Petronas buys into Santos CSM-LNG project
    Malaysia's government-owned Petronas is to buy into Santos Ltd.'s proposed LNG project in Queensland that will be fed by the Adelaide-based company's coal seam methane assets in the Bowen basin.
  • Fri May 30 17:05:00 CDT 2008 -- Gaz de France, Hoegh sign joint FSRU agreement
    Gaz de France has signed a joint development agreement with Oslo-based Hoegh LNG for the design, construction, and operation of a floating storage and regasification unit vessel.
  • Fri May 30 17:05:00 CDT 2008 -- FERC authorizes Rockies Express for REX-East line
    The US FERC authorized Rockies Express Pipeline to construct and operate its planned 1.8 bcfd REX-East interstate natural gas pipeline.
  • Tue Jun 03 15:06:00 CDT 2008 -- Petrobras, BG Group sign two LNG deals
    Petrobras, in an effort to reduce its dependence on imports from neighboring Bolivia, has announced the signing of two contracts for the purchase of LNG from Britain's BG Group.
  • Wed Jun 04 11:06:00 CDT 2008 -- European Parliament committee seeks Nord Stream route change
    The Nord Stream pipeline needs to be carefully monitored for its environmental risks, reported members of the European Parliament's petitions committee.
  • Wed Jun 04 15:06:00 CDT 2008 -- Independence Trail pipeline resumes operations
    Enterprise Products Partners has completed repairs to the flex-joint assembly of the Independence Trail gas pipeline, the source of a leak that occurred Apr. 8.
  • Fri Jun 06 10:06:00 CDT 2008 -- Petrobras to decide LNG terminal location in mid-July
    Brazil's Petrobras will decide in July where it plans to locate the country's third regasification terminal, according to a senior company official.
  • Mon Jun 09 16:06:00 CDT 2008 -- NWS gas supplies to take 60 days to restore after fire
    Apache Energy reported it will be 2 months before partial gas supplies are restored following a fire and explosion that ripped through its gas processing plant on Varanus Island on Australia's North West Shelf.
  • Tue Jun 10 10:06:00 CDT 2008 -- Nabucco gas line preps for open season interest
    Although the investment required to build the 3,300-km, 31 billion cu m Nabucco natural gas pipeline has increased, its "competitiveness is not affected," according to Reinhard Mitschek, managing director of Nabucco Gaspipeline International.
  • Wed Jun 11 15:06:00 CDT 2008 -- CO2 emissions policy to affect LNG imports, report says
    Potential regulation to tighten carbon dioxide emissions in the US could increase demand for gas and pit the US against Europe in a bid to secure future supplies, according to Booz & Co.
  • Fri Jun 13 11:06:00 CDT 2008 -- UK fuel tanker drivers begin strike
    Hundreds of UK fuel tanker drivers began to strike in the early morning hours June 13 in protest about their wages after last-minute talks to resolve the dispute collapsed.
  • Fri Jun 13 15:06:00 CDT 2008 -- Habshan-Fujairah pipeline start-up delayed 1 year
    Abu Dhabi's International Petroleum Investment Co. said its planned 1.5 million b/d Habshan-Fujairah oil pipeline will begin operating in March 2010, about a year later than originally planned.
  • Mon Jun 16 10:06:00 CDT 2008 -- Flex LNG, Rift Oil to develop Papua New Guinea stranded gas
    Norway's Flex LNG has signed a heads of agreement with Rift Oil to jointly develop and market Rift's onshore Papua New Guinea gas reserves in the country's western highlands.
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