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Transportation 2009 P19

  • 07/14/2009 -- Two LNG terminals receive commissioning cargoes
    Two more land-based LNG regasification terminals received first cargoes in the last few days.
  • 07/14/2009 -- EU nations, Turkey sign Nabucco gas line treaty
    The European Union, as represented by the governments of Bulgaria, Romania, Hungary, and Austria, has signed an intergovernmental agreement authorizing the Nabucco natural gas pipeline project with Turkey.
  • 07/10/2009 -- Caspian natural gas producers affirm supplies for Nabucco
    The leaders of Azerbaijan and Turkmenistan, both major producers of natural gas in the Caspian region, have given assurances that their respective countries stand ready to serve as suppliers to the Nabucco gas pipeline, which is being backed by the US and the European Union.
  • 07/10/2009 -- Suspected terrorists arrested for plotting Egypt attacks
    Egyptian authorities have announced the arrest of 26 men, most of them engineers and technicians suspected of links with the terrorist al-Qaeda organization, on charges of plotting attacks on oil pipelines and ships transiting the Suez Canal.
  • 07/09/2009 -- BLM schedules public meetings to discuss Ruby Pipeline
    The US Bureau of Land Management will host seven public meetings during July to discuss a proposed natural gas pipeline that would extend from southwestern Wyoming across Utah and Nevada and into Oregon.
  • 07/09/2009 -- Chevron Australia awards construction contract
    Chevron Australia Pty. Ltd. has awarded a $500 million (Aus.) contract to Thiess Pty. Ltd. for site preparation and construction of temporary facilities for the proposed 3-train LNG and domestic gas Gordon Project on Barrow Island off Western Australia.
  • 07/08/2009 -- Authorization pulled for GDF Suez terminal
    The Marseille Administrative Court rescinded the authorization granted by regional executive authorities for operation of the GDF Suez methane terminal under construction at Fos-sur-Mer.
  • 07/07/2009 -- Nigerian militants threaten proposed Trans-Sahara gas line
    Nigeria’s militant Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND), reiterating its long-standing demands that international oil companies leave the oil-producing Niger Delta, has threatened to attack the planned Trans-Saharan gas pipeline project.
  • 07/07/2009 -- Tangguh LNG sends out first cargo
    Indonesia’s Tangguh LNG project, the country’s third LNG center after Bontang and Arun, lifted its first cargo on July 6, according to operator BP PLC.
  • 07/02/2009 -- Finns approve Nord Stream gas pipeline
    Finland’s Uusimaa Regional Environment Center has approved the Nord Stream gas pipeline but said more information on potential environmental damage must be supplied by the project’s backers, OAO Gazprom, Wintershall, E.On Ruhrgas, and Nederlandse Gasunie.
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