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Transportation 2009 P8

  • 10/21/2009 -- Turkmenistan seeks ban on Russian re-exports of gas
    Turkmenistan, now negotiating with Russia’s OAO Gazprom, is seeking to ban the Russian firm from re-exporting the natural gas it purchases from the Central Asian nation.
  • 10/20/2009 -- China begins commissioning third LNG terminal
    China’s Shanghai LNG terminal received its first LNG cargo of 45,000 cu m aboard the 88,000-cu m Arctic Spirit LNG carrier from Bintulu, Malaysia, Oct. 11.
  • 10/20/2009 -- Pipeline mishap cuts French port's crude imports
    There was an “unprecedented drop” in crude imports through Fos-sur-Mer on the French Riviera in September due to an earlier rupture of a Societe de Pipeline du Sud-Ouest oil pipeline connecting the port with Karlsruhe, Germany.
  • 10/19/2009 -- Chubu Electric still discussing Donggi-Senoro LNG project
    Chubu Electric Power Co. is still negotiating to buy liquefied natural gas from a Mitsubishi-led consortium that plans to build a plant on Indonesia's Sulawesi Island to export gas from the Senoro and Matindok gas fields.
  • 10/19/2009 -- Turkey fires head of pipeline operator Botas
    The Turkish government, without indicating a reason, fired Saltuk Duzyol, who became general manager and chairman at state pipeline operator Botas in December 2007 after serving as deputy chairman from 2004.
  • 10/16/2009 -- Midsize Chinese LNG plant to supply domestic markets
    China’s Ningxia Hanas Natural Gas Co. will employ Air Products’ LNG process technology and equipment for a midsize LNG project in Yinchuan, China, according to an agreement with overall project manager Technip announced Oct. 15.
  • 10/15/2009 -- Contract let for Panamanian terminal expansion
    Petroterminal de Panama SA (PTP) has let CB&I a contract valued at more than $100 million to engineer, procure, and construct the second-phase expansion of Trans-Panama Pipeline terminal facilities.
  • 10/15/2009 -- Yemen LNG yields first production into glutted market
    Into a world already oversupplied with LNG capacity, yet another production project has come online.
  • 10/14/2009 -- Shell's Australian FLNG timed for 2016 start-up
    Royal Dutch Shell PLC does not expect to start production from its proposed floating LNG (FLNG) project in the Browse basin off Western Australia until at least 2016, according to the company’s draft environmental impact statement.
  • 10/13/2009 -- Dredging project to improve tanker ops at Long Beach
    The Port of Long Beach and the US Army Corps of Engineers announced a $40 million harbor-dredging project to improve navigation for oil tankers and other ships by removing and relocating nearly 1.5 million cu yards of sediment from the sea floor.
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