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Transportation 2009 P12

  • 09/09/2009 -- InterOil moves ahead with LNG project in Papua New Guinea
    InterOil Corp. is pushing ahead with its proposals for an LNG project in Papua New Guinea after submitting a project agreement to the Papua New Guinea government.
  • 09/09/2009 -- Kuwait terminal receives first LNG
    The Persian Gulf’s first LNG regasification terminal, Kuwait’s offshore Mina Al-Ahmadi GasPort, received its first cargo earlier this month.
  • 09/04/2009 -- Russia to allow Ukraine to continue importing gas
    Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin, meeting Sept. 1 with his Ukrainian counterpart Yulia Tymoshenko in Poland, agreed to “let Ukraine continue importing and paying for only as much gas as its struggling economy needs—currently about half of what its contract with Gazprom binds it to buy,” reported the Moscow Times (MT) on Sept. 2.
  • 09/04/2009 -- Clinton, others sued over Alberta Clipper oil line approval
    Four environmental and Native American groups sued US Secretary of State Hillary R. Clinton and other federal officials on Sept. 3 to protect US Department of State approval of the proposed Alberta Clipper oil pipeline.
  • 09/04/2009 -- Delays at Tangguh LNG cause fewer shipments
    Indonesia’s BP PLC-led Tangguh LNG project in Papua Barat will deliver just 16 cargoes of LNG this year—40 cargoes fewer than the 56 for which it was contracted.
  • 09/03/2009 -- Transneft enters joint venture with railcar maker
    Russia’s state-owned pipeline monopoly OAO Transneft has agreed to form a joint venture with railcar manufacturer Uralvagonzavod to transport oil in connection with the East Siberia-Pacific Ocean pipeline project.
  • 09/02/2009 -- UK's Dragon LNG begins operations
    The UK’s 4.4 million-tonne/year Dragon LNG terminal at Milford Haven, South Wales, has recently completed commissioning and begun commercial operations (OGJ Online, July 2, 2009).
  • 09/02/2009 -- Government licenses push Gorgon LNG towards reality
    Chevron Corp.’s Gorgon project, including a planned three-train, 15 million-tonne/year LNG plant, took another step to realization Sept. 1 when Australia’s resources and energy minister and Western Australia’s state petroleum minister revealed they had offered to the Gorgon partnership five production licenses to cover Io-Jansz and Gorgon gas fields that will back stop the project.
  • 09/01/2009 -- Energy Transfer completes gas line projects
    Energy Transfer Partners LP (ETP) has completed construction of the 160-mile Texas Independence Pipeline (TIP), which increases its gas takeaway capacity in Texas by an incremental 1.1 bcfd.
  • 09/01/2009 -- FERC issues draft EIS on proposed Bison gas line
    A proposed 302-mile natural gas pipeline from a site near Gillette, Wyo., to an interconnection in Morton County, ND, would have some adverse environmental impacts that could be reduced with appropriate measures, said the US Federal Energy Regulatory Commission in a draft environmental impact statement.
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