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Transportation 2008 P9

  • 07/11/2008 -- BLM issues EIA on NGL pipeline, seeks comment
    The US Bureau of Land Management issued an environmental impact assessment of the proposed Overland Pass natural gas liquids pipeline project for public comment on July 9.
  • 07/12/2008 -- FERC issues final EIS for Floridian gas storage project
    A proposed LNG project in Florida would have limited adverse environmental impacts under recommended mitigation measures, the US Federal Energy Regulatory Commission concluded.
  • 07/13/2008 -- Egypt starts natural gas exports to Syria
    Egypt has begun sending natural gas to Syria via a pipeline that extends through Jordan as part of a larger project to export Egyptian gas to the Middle East and, eventually, Europe.
  • 07/14/2008 -- Nabucco pipeline sponsors seek supplier support
    Hungary's Prime Minister Ferenc Gyurcsany, following a 3-day visit to Azerbaijan and Turkmenistan, plans to organize a summit meeting in Budapest later this year to boost support for the Nabucco pipeline project.
  • 07/15/2008 -- Pembina completes Horizon pipeline
    Pembina Pipeline Corp. Calgary, completed its $400 million Horizon pipeline, which will provide 250,000 b/d of dedicated transportation capacity to Canadian Natural Resources Ltd.'s Horizon oil sands project. Work began in November 2006.
  • 07/16/2008 -- New 'Q-Max' LNG vessel is world's largest
    Qatar Gas Transport Co. ordered and will operate the first of a new class of super-large LNG vessels, the "Q-Max," having the capacity to carry 266,000 cu m of LNG, almost 80% more cargo than conventional LNG ships.
  • 07/18/2008 -- Double hull tanker starts Pakistani fleet upgrade
    Pakistan's state-owned shipping firm, Pakistan National Shipping Corp. (PNSC), has acquired the MT Quetta, its first double hull oil tanker.
  • 07/21/2008 -- US court overturns FERC approval of Cove Point LNG expansion
    A federal district court on July 18 overturned the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's approval of a proposed expansion of Dominion Resources' Cove Point LNG installation in Maryland.
  • 07/23/2008 -- Holly, Centurion agree to West Texas pipeline reversal
    Holly R&M Co. has entered into a definitive agreement to ship oil on the Centurion pipeline, operated by an Oxy subsidiary, to supply its Navajo Refining refinery in New Mexico.
  • 07/24/2008 -- Oil flow from Iraq via Ceyhan pipeline resumed
    Iraq resumed transporting 480,000 b/d of oil through its northern pipeline after Turkey allowed exports to restart from its Mediterranean port of Ceyhan.
  • 07/24/2008 -- CNPC to fund part of Central Asia-China gas line
    CNPC is seeking a $2.5 billion loan from the China Development Bank for a section of the Central Asia-China natural gas pipeline project, according to local media.
  • 07/25/2008 -- Another US House energy bill falls short of passage
    The US House of Representatives rejected the Democratic leadership's latest energy bill in a 244-173 vote on July 17 when H.R. 6515, which came to the floor under a rules suspension, fell short of the necessary two-thirds vote for passage.
  • 07/25/2008 -- Fuel oil spill disrupts New Orleans shipping traffic
    The US Coast Guard reopened the Mississippi River to limited traffic July 25 after a July 23 fuel oil spill in New Orleans where an American Commercial Lines barge being pushed by tug collided with the Liberian-flagged chemical tanker Tintomara.
  • 07/28/2008 -- Sonatrach lets EPC contract for Arzew LNG train
    Algerian oil company Sonatrach has awarded Saipem/Snamprogetti, in joint venture with Chiyoda, a €2.8 billion lumpsum turnkey contract for a new LNG train (GL3Z).
  • 07/28/2008 -- Dolphin Energy lets contract for TFP gas line
    The UAE's Dolphin Energy has awarded a $418 million contract to Russia's Stroytransgaz for the construction of the Taweelah-Fujairah natural gas pipeline (TFP).
  • 07/28/2008 -- KoGas to pay record prices for LNG from Tangguh
    Indonesian officials said Korea Gas Corp., bowing to threats of delays, has agreed to purchase LNG from the Tangguh project at a record price of $20/MMbtu.
  • 07/31/2008 -- Transneft says no more delays of pipeline
    Executives of Russia's oil pipeline monopoly OAO Transneft pledged not to postpone the launch of the East Siberia-Pacific Ocean (ESPO) pipeline again.
  • 07/31/2008 -- YPFB, Transredes start construction of GCC gas line
    After earlier delays, Bolivia's state-owned YPFB and recently nationalized gas transporter Transredes began construction of the 130 MMcfd Gasoducto Carrasco-Cochabamba gas pipeline.
  • 08/04/2008 -- LNG Ltd. lets contracts for Gladstone LNG plant
    LNG Ltd. signed an engineering and construction contract with SK Engineering & Construction for the Fisherman's Landing LNG project in Gladstone, Queensland, based on CSM feedstock.
  • 08/06/2008 -- Socar declares force majeure on Azeri oil exports
    Socar, following an explosion and fire on a section of the Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan oil pipeline in Turkey, has declared force majeure on its exports of Azeri crude.
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