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Conoco eyes involvement in Niger Delta fields

Aug 14, 2000 Conoco Energy Nigeria Ltd. has begun negotiations to participate in the development of Nigerian Petroleum Development Co.'s two oil fields in the Niger Delta, Conoco Managing Director Paul Warwick said last week.

BP orders two tankers to develop LNG trade

Aug 18, 2000 Energy giant BP has placed an order worth more than $300 million with South Korea's Samsung Heavy Industries Co. for two new liquefied natural gas carriers�and options to buy a further three vessels�as part of a strategy to develop the group's international traded gas business.

US LNG trade in growth mode

Aug 18, 2000 BP Friday became the second big oil company to order new LNG tankers. BP said it has placed an order worth in excess of $300 million with South Korea's Samsung Heavy Industries Co. for two tankers�and options to buy a further three vessels. Shell International Gas Ltd. earlier reported it ordered two LNG carriers from the Mitsubishi Heavy Industries shipyard in Japan. Tankers of both companies will be used to supply the Cove Point terminal in Maryland where both have secured capacity.

IOC to form four JVs for Kakinada LNG project

Aug 23, 2000 The Indian Oil Corp.-led liquefied natural gas consortium that was recently awarded the right to construct an LNG complex in the eastern Indian port city of Kakinada in Andhra Pradesh plans to float four separate joint ventures to implement different segments of the ambitious 194 billion-rupee ($4.22 billion) project.

Alaska's Knowles aims for stranded gas development

Aug 25, 2000 Alaska Gov. Tony Knowles has pledged to spend the rest of his term in office working to break ground on a natural gas pipeline in the next 2 years to bring gas from Alaska's North Slope to the US Lower 48 market. Alaska intends to create incentives for companies to develop the stranded gas reserves of the state and market them. Among other activity, BP is building a pilot plant to operate on its proprietary gas-to-liquids technology.

Japanese visit to Iran concentrates on energy issues

Aug 25, 2000 Iran's deputy oil minister for international affairs, Mehdi Hosseini, told the Iranian News Agency that energy issues had dominated meetings with a visiting Japanese delegation, which arrived in Tehran on Monday.

US TDA to assist Nigeria with energy infrastructure projects

Aug 29, 2000 During US President Clinton's trip to Nigeria, US Trade and Development Agency (TDA) Director J. Joseph Grandmaison announced Aug. 27 in Abuja the agency's approval of $1.605 million in grant assistance for priority infrastructure projects in the country. Among the grants are two related to the energy industry.

Iran calls for bids on Phases 9 and 10 of South Pars project

Aug 31, 2000 The National Iranian Oil Co. (NIOC) on Tuesday offered for international tender two more projects related to the continuing development of South Pars gas field. South Pars field, in the Persian Gulf off Iran, extends into Qatari territory, where it is known as North field.

EXECUTIVE Q&A: Outlook for gas producers

Sep 11, 2000 OGJ Online Energy Policies Editor Patrick Crow interviewed R. Skip Horvath, Natural Gas Supply Association president, in Washington, DC, last month. Horvath outlined the challenges facing his association and the gas industry.

Asian natural gas rebounding after economic crisis

Sep 12, 2000 Natural gas demand in Asia is on the rise, after being restrained for 2 years as a result of the economic crisis in the region, an industry conference was told here Monday. In an address at Gasex 2000, a natural gas conference being held in this Thai resort city, Mohamed Hassan Marican, CEO of Malaysian state oil corporation Petronas, noted that the strong growth projected in electricity consumption in the recovering economies of the Asia-Pacific region is a key reason for rising gas demand.

Indonesia considers moves to increase use of gas reserves

Sep 14, 2000 Indonesia is considering implementing several gas-to-liquids (GTL) projects and undertaking other measures in order to increase use of its gas reserves. The country has about 21 billion boe of gas, according to Indonesian Gas Association Pres. John S. Karamoy.

Methanex seeks assurances before building Darwin plant

Sep 14, 2000 A cloud has appeared over a proposed gas-to-liquids methanol plant in Darwin, Australia, following the federal government�s assurances that LNG would not be subject to national greenhouse gas abatement measures.

India signs joint development agreement for Enmore project

Sep 14, 2000 CMS Energy Corp. and the Aditya Birla Group of India said they have concluded a joint development agreement with the government-owned Power Trading Corp. of India on the $1.6 billion Ennore LNG and power project in Tamilnadu, India. The agreement was signed Thursday in Washington, DC, during a state visit by Indian Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee.

Phillips LNG technology selected for Trinidad facility

Sep 18, 2000 Partners in a liquefied natural gas plant in Trinidad have selected a proprietary technology belonging to Phillips Petroleum Co., Bartlesville, Okla., for use on two trains to be added to the plant, said Phillips. Terms of the agreement were not disclosed. Atlantic LNG Co. of Trinidad and Tobago operates the facility, in which BG International, BP, and Spain's Repsol-YPF SA are the three major shareholders.

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