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OTC: Total suggests Shanghai as Asian natural gas hub

May 19, 2014

Shanghai, China, would be a natural geographic and market position for a natural gas hub in Asia, according to Laurent Maurel, Total senior vice-president for strategy, marketing, and LNG, who also acknowledged that "it won't be that simple" to establish such a hub there or anywhere else in the near term.

Norway’s PSA cites Statoil for January leak at Hammerfest LNG plant

May 16, 2014

An investigation into a Jan. 5 hydrocarbon leak at Statoil ASA’s Hammerfest LNG facility in northern Norway found that the event “had a big accident potential and could have led to loss of life,” according to a May 15 report from the Norwegian Petroleum Safety Authority (PSA).

JSC Yamal LNG lets EPC contract for 16.5-million-tpy facility

May 15, 2014

JSC Yamal LNG has let an engineering, procurement, and construction contract to Technip SA for an LNG facility with a capacity of 16.5 million tons/year (tpy).

FERC issues EA for Cove Point LNG export project

May 15, 2014

The US Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has issued its environmental assessment (EA) for the Cove Point LNG liquefaction and export project. The project is proposed by Dominion Cove Point LNG LP (DCP).

GlobalData: High Asia-Pacific LNG prices could soon erode

May 15, 2014

Although high LNG prices in the Asia-Pacific region are expected to persist in the near term, there are increasing signs they will erode as a result of rising Asia-Pacific LNG production, US exports, and the region’s diversification of energy supplies, according to a forecast from an analyst with research and consulting firm GlobalData.

First shipment leaves from PNG LNG project

May 15, 2014

An official ceremony to mark the beginning of loading of the first shipment of LNG from the ExxonMobil group’s Papua New Guinea LNG project (PNG LNG) onto the Spirit of Hela LNG carrier was held on May 14.

Bakken crude within rail car safety design standards, AFPM study says

May 15, 2014

Bakken crude oil is well within the safety standards for current rail car designs, an American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers report concluded. The crude is comparable to other light grades and does not pose risks that are significantly different than other crudes or flammable liquids authorized for rail transport, it added.

Oil and gas midstream ripe for investment, Deloitte specialists say

May 14, 2014

Surging US production has made oil and gas midstream operations attractive investment prospects, three Deloitte specialists said during the final day of the financial services company’s 2014 Washington Energy Conference.

Infrastructure critical, Deloitte’s US oil and gas chief says

May 14, 2014

Significant challenges exist to creating the necessary transportation systems for the US to fully realize its significant oil and gas potential, according to John England, who leads Deloitte LLP’s US oil and gas practice.

Pembina advances third fractionator project at Redwater complex

May 13, 2014

Pembina Pipeline Corp. has reached binding commercial agreements to proceed with constructing a 55,000 b/d propane-plus fractionator (RFS III) at its Redwater fractionation and storage complex, along with a high-vapor pressure (HVP) pipeline lateral that will extend the gathering potential of its Brazeau pipeline in the Willesden Green area of south-central Alberta.

Santos Gladstone LNG project reaches another milestone

May 13, 2014

The Santos Ltd.-operated Gladstone LNG project has passed another milestone with the final section of the coal seam gas supply transmission pipeline now laid through a tunnel underneath Gladstone harbor to the LNG plant site on Curtis Island.

Senators to Obama: Exercise restraint on LNG exports

May 13, 2014

A bipartisan group of 22 US senators, led by Energy and Natural Resources Committee member Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.) and Foreign Relations Committee member Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), urged US President Barack Obama to consider possible impacts on American manufacturing and families that rely on natural gas for heat when looking to approve new LNG export facilities.

South Stream expects first gas from Russia to Bulgaria in late 2015

May 12, 2014

Pipelay for South Stream Line 2 will begin in mid-2015, with first natural gas flow from Line 1 following later that year. Trond Gjedrem, materials manager for South Stream Transport BV, made these remarks May 12 at the Pipeline Technology Conference in Berlin, despite the European Parliament having voted last month that South Stream should not be built.

Trans Adriatic Pipeline takes onshore step

May 12, 2014

Trans Adriatic Pipeline (TAP) has issued a prequalification notice with the European Union for an engineering, procurement, and construction contract covering onshore work in Greece and Albania.

Watching Government: Politicizing LNG exports

May 12, 2014

Let's not beat around the bush: Exporting more LNG has become as hot of a US political issue as the Keystone XL crude oil pipeline's cross-border permit application.

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