US interstate natural gas pipelines begin to cope with firm-capacity turnback dilemma
Even as the number of US interstate natural gas pipeline companies continues to dwindle through mergers and acquisitions, the survivors must grapple with what is arguably the most critical issue they face: capacity turnback.
US Midwest gas line slated for conversion
CMS Energy Corp., Marathon Ashland Petroleum LLC, and TEPPCO Partners LP have formed the Centennial Pipeline joint venture to convert a 26-in., 720-mile natural gas pipeline to carry refined products from Longville, La., to Bourbon, Ill.
Isolation valves aid Bombay High riser replacements
UNDER A CONTRACT FROM OIL & National Gas Corp., Bombay, Asian Marine Contractors (AMC) recently completed replacement of two risers and subsea isolation valves on the NF platform, Bombay High, with use of remotely operated pipeline isolation systems.
Tanker orderbook could still spell oversupply in 2000
At yearend 1999, prospects for newbuilding in the world's tanker fleet would suggest a disturbing oversupply, according to Clarkson Research Studies' semiannual Shipping Review & Outlook.