Transportation news briefs, Nov. 30

India � Iran � Pakistan � Daugherty Resources � Bay Gas Storage

India and Iran have virtually abandoned the proposal for laying overland pipeline through Pakistan and decided to do a technical study for a deep sea route to bring gas to India. At its second meeting in New Delhi Nov. 23, the India-Iranian joint working committee agreed to invite consultants to create a detailed feasibility report for laying underwater pipeline. Cost of the project would be shared equally by the two countries. The report is expected to be ready in 12 months. Iran was keen for laying the pipeline through Pakistan, for which it had also obtained written assurance from the military regime. India was hesitant.

Daugherty Resources Inc., Lexington, Ky., completed a 13-mile, 4-in. pipeline as part of the gathering system serving its Kay Jay gas field in Knox County, Ky. Three shut-in natural gas wells have been connected to the system, with six shut-in wells remaining to be connected. The new gathering line will permit Daugherty to move additional gas from the shut-in wells and from future wells it expects to drill in the Kay Jay Field.

Bay Gas Storage Co. Ltd., a subsidiary of EnergySouth Inc., will construct a 24-in., 18-mile pipeline in Mobile County, Ala. The line will stretch from an interconnect at Koch Gateway Pipeline�s 30-in. interstate pipeline in Whistler, Ala., to Bay Gas� existing pipeline system in Axis, Ala. Work on the line will begin this month and end in June 2001.

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