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Line C of Central Asia-China Gas Pipeline operational

Jun 3, 2014

China National Petroleum Corp. says Line C of the Central Asia-China Gas Pipeline became operational May 31 with the turn of a valve in Uzbekistan to receive gas from Turkmenistan.

Open seasons start for Eagle Ford pipeline

Jun 2, 2014

Victoria Express Pipeline LLC has opened a binding open season for long-term commitments of transportation of crude oil and condensate through a pipeline under construction in the Eagle Ford shale play of South Texas.

Market dynamics key to US LNG exports to Asia, witnesses say

Jun 2, 2014

US exports of LNG to Asia are more likely to be determined by overseas market dynamics than by US government policies, witnesses told a US House Foreign Affairs Committee subcommittee on May 29.

Custom offshore pipeline repair systems save money

Jun 2, 2014

Establishing and operating a custom emergency pipeline-flowline repair system (PRS) for offshore deepwater projects can reduce repair times enough to justify the additional expense.

Atlantic LNG's Darlow not concerned with competition from US in LNG market

Jun 2, 2014

Atlantic LNG (ALNG) says it is not concerned with impending competition from the US because it is the most reliable LNG producer in the world, ALNG Chief Executive Officer Nigel Darlow told OGJ.

AER: Environmental charges laid against Plains Midstream for 2012 spill

Jun 2, 2014

The Alberta Energy Regulator said environmental charges have been laid against Plains Midstream Canada ULC for a 2012 pipeline incident. AER said 2,900 bbl of sour crude were released from the Rangeland pipeline into the Red Deer River near Sundre, Alta.

Cheniere unit, Iberdrola sign LNG supply deal

May 30, 2014

Corpus Christi Liquefaction LLC, a subsidiary of Cheniere Energy Inc., Houston, has entered into a sale and purchase agreement (SPA) under which Spain’s Iberdrola SA will purchase 400,000 tonnes/year of LNG on the start of operations of Train 1 of the LNG export facility under development near Corpus Christi, Tex.

Inpex signs deal to sell LNG from Prelude

May 30, 2014

Japanese company Inpex has signed a deal to sell its portion of LNG production from the Shell-operated Prelude field floating LNG (FLNG) project.

EIA: Russian gas pipeline exports to Western Europe up 20%

May 30, 2014

In 2013, Russia’s natural gas pipeline exports to Eastern and Western Europe averaged 15.6 bcfd, a 16% rise compared with 2012, according to data from the US Energy Information Administration, Eastern Bloc Research, and Russian Energy Monthly. The increase was mainly driven by exports to Western Europe, which rose by 20% to 12.3 bcfd.

DOE proposes changes in its LNG export application review process

May 29, 2014

The US Department of Energy is considering changes in its review process for LNG export applications by limiting final national interest determinations to projects that have completed their National Environmental Policy Act compliance reviews. The move would suspend its practice of issuing conditional approvals.

Sener: Mexico’s gas imports from US see rapid near-term increase

May 29, 2014

Higher natural gas demand from Mexico’s industrial and electric power sectors coupled with increased US natural gas production has resulted in a doubling of US gas pipeline exports to Mexico during 2009-13. The country’s Secretaria de Energia de Mexico (Sener) forecasts that US pipeline exports to Mexico will reach 3.8 bcfd in 2018, more than double the 1.8 bcfd of US pipeline exports to Mexico in 2013.

Gulf Coast LNG project lets FERC FEED contract

May 29, 2014

Gulf LNG Liquefaction Co. LLC has hired KBR to provide a US Federal Energy Regulatory Commission front-end engineering and design (FEED) and prefiling services contract in support of Gulf LNG’s application to build an export plant at the existing LNG terminal near Pascagoula, Miss.

Shell, Chubu Electric sign LNG supply deal

May 29, 2014

Shell Eastern Trading (Pte.) Ltd., a Singapore-based subsidiary of Royal Dutch Shell PLC, has signed a sales and purchase agreement with Chubu Electric Power Co. Inc. to supply as many as 12 cargoes/year of LNG over the next 20 years beginning in October.

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

May 26, 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. It also could provide some of the biggest investment opportunities, he quickly added.

Noble, Woodside terminate $2.5 billion MOU for Leviathan

May 26, 2014

The nonbinding memorandum of understanding (MOU) for the $2.5 billion sale of interest in the Leviathan licenses offshore Israel between Noble Energy Inc. and Woodside Petroleum, first reported in December 2012, has been terminated by the companies.

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