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Train carrying crude derails, catches fire in Virginia

Apr 30, 2014

A train carrying crude oil derailed Apr. 30 in Lynchburg, Va., setting 3 cars on fire, CSX Transportation announced. The fire was quickly extinguished and no injuries were reported, although some businesses and residents nearby were evacuated, it said.

Ramones II Sur natural gas pipeline lets construction to Fluor

Apr 30, 2014

TAG Pipelines Sur S de RL de CV let a contract to ICA Flour, a joint venture of Fluor Corp. and Empresas ICA SAB de CV, to build the 1.42 bcfd Ramones II Sur Gas Pipeline through San Luis Potosí, Queretaro, and Guanajuato states in Mexico.

FERC releases final EIS for Cameron LNG project

Apr 30, 2014

The US Federal Energy Regulatory Commission on Apr. 30 released its final environmental impact statement (EIS) for the Cameron Liquefaction Project, proposed by Cameron LNG LLC and Cameron Interstate Pipeline, concluding that construction and operation would result in some adverse environmental impacts.

Gazprom, CNPC preparing to sign gas supply contract in May

Apr 30, 2014

Following an Apr. 29 meeting in Moscow, OAO Gazprom said it is preparing to sign a gas supply contract with China National Petroleum Corp. in May.

Gazprom, OMV reach terms on Austrian South Stream construction

Apr 30, 2014

OAO Gazprom and OMV AG have agreed on construction terms for the Austrian section of the 32 billion cu m/year South Stream natural gas pipeline, ending in Baumgarten. The companies plan to secure all permits by yearend 2015, with first gas deliveries in 2017 and full commissioning January 2018.

Williams, Boardwalk suspend Bluegrass NGL pipeline spending

Apr 29, 2014

Williams Cos. Inc. and Boardwalk Pipeline Partners LP have suspended capital investment in their proposed Bluegrass NGL pipeline, primarily due to insufficient firm customer commitments. The companies continue to talk with potential customers regarding the scale and timing of demand for services and the firm contractual commitments needed to support any future investment.

US DOS official: Ukraine event in 2009 prepared West for 2014 faceoff

Apr 29, 2014

Russia’s decision to curtail gas supplies to Ukraine—and ultimately, Europe—in January 2009 helped lay the foundation for more effective US and European responses to a similar showdown more than 5 years later, a US Department of State official said on Apr. 28.

South Stream gas line construction on schedule, Gazprom says

Apr 29, 2014

OAO Gazprom says the South Stream gas pipeline project is “progressing in strict compliance with the schedule.”

El Paso to buy gas assets from Kinder Morgan for $2 billion

Apr 29, 2014

El Paso Pipeline Partners LP, a Kinder Morgan Inc. subsidiary, has agreed to acquire 50% interest in Ruby Pipeline, 50% interest in Gulf LNG, and 47.5% interest in Young Gas Storage from Kinder Morgan for $2 billion, effective Apr. 30.

Toyama gas line to begin operating in mid-2016, Inpex says

Apr 29, 2014

Inpex Corp. said the Toyama natural gas pipeline in Japan is expected to begin operating in mid-2016.

ExxonMobil begins early production at Papua New Guinea LNG project

Apr 28, 2014

ExxonMobil Corp. affiliate ExxonMobil PNG Ltd. reported the early start of LNG production from the $19 billion Papua New Guinea LNG project’s first train. The project, which is expected to produce more than 9 tcf of gas over an estimated 30 years of operations, remains on target to send out its first LNG cargo to Asia before midyear, ExxonMobil said.

Genesis Energy holds open season for Wyoming oil line

Apr 28, 2014

Houston midstream company Genesis Energy LP reported it is conducting a binding open season to solicit shipper interest on a crude oil transportation pipeline starting at the Express Pipeline LLC terminal in Casper, Wyo., and delivering to Genesis Energy’s existing operational Pronghorn unit train-loading facility north of Douglas, Wyo.

EIA: Marcellus gas production continues to outpace takeaway capacity

Apr 25, 2014

Rising production of natural gas in the Marcellus shale play in the Appalachian basin continues to outpace the growth in the region’s pipeline takeaway capacity, which has led to supply backups in the region, the US Energy Information Administration reported in a weekly gas report.

Williams to supply Sabine Pass LNG via Gulf Trace

Apr 25, 2014

Williams Partners LP and its wholly owned subsidiary Transcontinental Gas Pipe Line Co. LLC (Transco) plan to build Gulf Trace, a 1.2-million dekatherm/day (1.16 bcfd) expansion of the Transco pipeline system to serve Cheniere Energy Partners LP’s Sabine Pass Liquefaction project being developed in Cameron Parish, La. Sabine Pass Liquefaction LC will be Gulf Trace’s anchor shipper.

Gazprom delegation meets in Austria to discuss gas supplies

Apr 24, 2014

An OAO Gazprom delegation discussed Russian gas supplies to Austria in meetings in Vienna on Apr. 22.

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