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Transportation 2011 P13

  • 06/24/2011 -- Woodside again delays Pluto LNG project start-up
    Woodside Petroleum Ltd. has reported another project development cost overrun as well as an added delay to the start-up of its Pluto LNG project in Western Australia.
  • 06/24/2011 -- US House committee approves Keystone XL project permit bill
    The US House Energy and Commerce Committee on June 23 passed legislation aimed at pressuring the Obama administration to reach a decision on the Keystone XL crude oil pipeline project’s cross-border permit application.
  • 06/21/2011 -- Total sells stake in Ocensa pipeline to Petrominerales
    Petrominerales Ltd. has agreed to acquire a 5% stake in Colombia’s 830-km Oleoducto Central SA (Ocensa) crude oil pipeline from Total E&P Holdings for $281 million.
  • 06/17/2011 -- PHMSA advances control room regulation's effective date
    A final rule to improve training, reduce fatigue, and clearly define roles and responsibilities for control room employees of federally regulated pipelines will go into effect 16 months ahead of schedule, the US Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration said on June 15.
  • 06/17/2011 -- ETE to buy Southern Union in $7.9 billion deal
    In a move to create one of the largest consolidated natural gas pipeline companies in the US, Dallas-based Energy Transfer Equity LP (ETE) entered into a merger agreement with Southern Union Co. to acquire the Houston-based gas transportation, storage, and gathering company for $7.9 billion.
  • 06/17/2011 -- Wheatstone LNG project gets environmental nod
    Chevron Australia’s proposed $25 billion (Aus.) Wheatstone LNG project has gained conditional approval from the Western Australian Environmental Protection Authority (WAEPA).
  • 06/16/2011 -- Argentina opens second LNG import terminal
    Argentina opened its second LNG import terminal June 16.
  • 06/16/2011 -- TransCanada addresses Keystone leaks, XL prospects
    Recent leaks along TransCanada’s Keystone pipeline had been detected quickly and remediated quickly, according to Vern Meier, TransCanada vice-president for US pipeline operations.
  • 06/14/2011 -- Dunkerque LNG awards EPC for LNG terminal
    Dunkerque LNG, a subsidiary of Electricite de France SA (EDF), has awarded Sener Ingenieria y Sistemas an engineering, procurement, and construction contract to develop a regasification terminal in Dunkerque in northern France.
  • 06/08/2011 -- Total to sell stake in Norway's Gassled joint venture
    Total SA said it has agreed to sell its entire 6.4% stake in Gassled joint venture, the Norwegian Gas Transportation Network, and related entities to Silex Gas Norway AS, a unit of German insurer Allianz SE, for 4.64 billion kroner ($870 million).
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