Transportation news briefs, Apr. 27

Transportadora de Gas del Peru ... Techgas ... PetroChina Co. Ltd. ... Teton Petroleum ... Maritimes & Northeast Pipeline ... Reliant Energy Gas Transmission Co.

Transportadora de Gas del Peru, the consortium in charge of building the Camisea natural gas and liquids transport and distribution pipelines in Peru, plans to start building the facilities in the first quarter 2002, said Alejandro Segret, the consortium�s general manager. The consortium is headed by Techgas, part of Techint SA.

PetroChina Co. Ltd. has extended the deadline for tendering investment contracts to build a long-haul natural gas pipeline to May 15 from Apr. 20. The company decided to extend the deadline because the bidding companies wanted more time to prepare the bidding document and decide whether to bid. The 4,000-km pipeline will start from Xinjiang in the northwest and terminate in Shanghai in the east. It will have throughput capacity of 12 billion cu m/year.

Teton Petroleum Co., Steamboat Springs, Colo., has completed a 40-km pipeline in western Siberia to allow it to produce oil year-round from its Eguryak license territory 20 miles north of Samotlor oil field. Last November, Teton announced it had completed a $15 million financing package to build the line (OGJ Online, Nov. 8, 2000).

Maritimes & Northeast Pipeline LLC, Boston, has applied with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to operate additional compression units at its stations in Richmond and Baileyville, Me. Maritimes transports gas from the Sable Island field off Nova Scotia to energy markets in Atlantic Canada and the northeastern US. Maritimes hopes to have additional compression available for shippers by mid-July.

Reliant Energy Gas Transmission Co. said it has established a park and loan service for customers of its Perryville Hub. The service will help shippers balance supply and delivery needs on the REGT pipeline and on the pipelines that interconnect at the hub.

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