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Transportation 2009 P5

  • 11/13/2009 -- Japanese power firm seeks flexibility to divert LNG cargoes
    Kansai Electric Power Co., which already has resold at least three LNG cargoes since last fall, will seek the contractual right to divert future surplus cargoes in new talks with suppliers.
  • 11/13/2009 -- Final leg of Rockies Express line enters service
    The final 195 miles of the Rockies Express-East pipeline was completed Nov. 12, entering service between the Lebanon Hub in Warren County, Ohio, and Clarington in Monroe County, Ohio.
  • 11/13/2009 -- Gorgon LNG project partners let contract for jetty
    Leighton Contractors, in joint venture with Saipem, was let a $900 million (Aus.) construction contract to develop and build the LNG jetty at Barrow Island for the Gorgon project.
  • 11/12/2009 -- Russians complete ESPO oil export terminal at Kozmino
    Russian authorities said all of the onshore and offshore facilities for oil exports have been finished at the Port of Kozmino—the planned terminus of the East Siberia-Pacific Ocean (ESPO) pipeline, now under construction.
  • 11/12/2009 -- Medgaz pipeline delayed until June 2010
    The launch of the 8 billion cu m/year Medgaz gas pipeline from Algeria to southern Spain has once again been delayed, this time until June 2010, according to a spokesman for the Medgaz consortium.
  • 11/12/2009 -- Woodside lets FEED contracts for Pluto LNG Trains 2, 3
    Australian LNG operator Woodside Petroleum Ltd. awarded contracts for Trains 2 and 3 frontend engineering design for its Pluto project to Foster Wheeler, WorleyParsons, and KBR.
  • 11/10/2009 -- Moldova to investigate gas pipeline explosion
    Moldovan Prime Minister Vladimir Filat said his government has established a commission to investigate the cause of an explosion on a natural gas trunkline that supplied the Balkans with Russian gas.
  • 11/09/2009 -- Transneft poses export tariff zones for ESPO line
    Russia’s OAO Transneft has proposed dividing its East Siberia-Pacific Ocean oil pipeline into three export tariff zones, according to a company official.
  • 11/09/2009 -- Somali pirates attack another oil tanker
    Somali pirates, firing rocket-propelled grenades at a Hong Kong-flagged oil tanker, have launched their deepest attack ever into the Indian Ocean, according to the European Union Naval Force (EU Navfor).
  • 11/05/2009 -- Papua New Guinea LNG signs Chinese customer
    The ExxonMobil Corp.-led Papua New Guniea LNG joint venture has signed a heads of agreement to supply Unipec Asia, a subsidiary of China’s Sinopec, with 2 million tonnes/year of LNG from the proposed project.
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