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Transportation 2008 P8

  • 06/17/2008 -- Yemen LNG secures financing, sales contracts
    Yemen LNG has obtained $2.8 billion in financing for construction of its LNG liquefaction plant on the Gulf of Aden at Belhaf.
  • 06/17/2008 -- Flex LNG, partners to develop LNG project off Nigeria
    Flex LNG has signed a heads of agreement with Mitsubishi and Peak Petroleum Industries Nigeria to jointly develop and market the world's first floating liquefaction project off Nigeria.
  • 06/18/2008 -- Pembina contains oil spill on pipeline system
    Pembina Pipeline Corp. has continued containment activities related to a release of sweet crude oil near a crossing of the Red Deer River about 5 km north of Sundre (OGJ Online, June 16, 2008).
  • 06/20/2008 -- FERC OKs capacity release rule, supply options
    The US Federal Energy Regulatory Commission approved a final rule removing price caps on short-term releases of natural gas pipeline capacity.
  • 06/20/2008 -- ESPO contractors must meet deadlines, standards
    Russian President Dmitry Medvedev said strict deadlines and quality standards must be met in construction of the ESPO oil pipeline.
  • 06/23/2008 -- Five planned LNG terminals in Italy move forward
    Italy's privately-held Anonima Petroli Italiana SPA, Rome, applied for approval from the country's Environment Ministry for an offshore regasification terminal with an capacity of about 4 billion cu m/year.
  • 06/23/2008 -- MMS publishes offshore pipelines open-access rule
    The US Minerals Management Service published a final open access rule for offshore oil and gas pipelines on June 18.
  • 06/25/2008 -- Sempra seeks partnership stake in Sunstone
    Sempra Pipelines & Storage, a unit of Sempra Energy, has signed a memorandum of understanding with Williams and TransCanada Corp. to acquire a 25% ownership interest in the proposed Sunstone natural gas pipeline and for a Sempra Energy affiliate to contract for a large amount of capacity on the proposed line.
  • 06/26/2008 -- PHMSA seeks gas distributor, utility DIMP rule input
    The US Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration has proposed a rule designed to implement distribution integrity management programs (DIMP) for natural gas utilities and other local distributors.
  • 06/27/2008 -- Maryland LNG project wins CZMA appeal
    US Commerce Secretary Carlos Gutierrez overturned one state's objection to a proposed LNG project but upheld another as the US Department of Commerce issued two federal consistency appeals decisions on June 26.
  • 06/30/2008 -- US would not allow Iran to block Strait of Hormuz
    The US will not allow Iran to hamper oil shipments through the Strait of Hormuz, said the US Navy's Fifth Fleet commander.
  • 06/30/2008 -- LNG construction approved for the Netherlands
    Dutch Economy Minister Maria van der Hoeven approved construction of the Netherlands' first LNG import terminal in Rotterdam, according to oil-storage firm Royal Vopak.
  • 07/01/2008 -- GDF, PowerGas plan Singapore LNG terminal
    Gaz de France has signed an agreement with PowerGas, a wholly owned subsidiary of Singapore Power, to jointly build and operate Singapore's first LNG terminal.
  • 07/03/2008 -- Shell invites floating LNG tenders
    Royal Dutch Shell PLC has issued a formal invitation to three consortia to tender for the front-end engineering and design plus engineering, procurement, and construction of a 3.5 million tonnes/year floating LNG facility. The likelihood is that Shell will use the facility to develop its Prelude gas find in the Browse basin off Western Australia. Prelude has estimated reserves of 1-2 tcf of gas.
  • 07/04/2008 -- House Agriculture Committee will take two days to study commodity reform bills
    The House Agriculture Committee will hold two days of public hearings on bills which have been proposed to amend the Commodity Exchange Act on July 10 and 11.
  • 07/04/2008 -- Central Asia talks to focus on Nabucco line, Hungarian PM says
    Hungarian Prime Minister Ferenc Gyurcsany said his visit to the region next week will focus on winning alternative gas supplies for Europe and the planned Nabucco pipeline in particular.
  • 07/07/2008 -- Fos oil terminal gets nod from Marseille Port Board
    The Marseille Port Board approved construction of a seventh mooring berth for refined oil products at the Fos petroleum terminal.
  • 07/09/2008 -- Alaska looks toward intrastate gas line
    Alaska has formed a public-private partnership to build an intrastate gas pipeline to serve south-central and interior Alaska.
  • 07/09/2008 -- Gas-Plus joins GDF, Acea in gas storage site
    The JV of GDF and Italy's Acea has been broadened to include Italy's fourth gas producer, Gas-Plus, in order to convert the depleted San Benedetto del Tronto gas field in the Marche region into a gas storage facility.
  • 07/11/2008 -- Hungary, Romania to connect natural gas systems
    Hungary and Romania—citing supply security issues—have agreed to connect their natural gas systems.
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