Transportation news briefs, Feb. 6

Enterprise Products Partners � Equistar Chemicals � CMS Oil & Gas (Congo) � Global Offshore International � National Iranian Oil � Tennessee Gas Pipeline � Italy's Enichem � Technip � Duke Energy

Feb 6th, 2001

Enterprise Products Partners LP has bought a 1 million bbl natural gas liquids cavern facility and nearby acreage suitable for another cavern from Equistar Chemicals LP for $3.4 million. The cavern will increase Enterprise's capacity in the Mont Belvieu, Tex., area to 26 million bbl.

CMS Oil & Gas (Congo) Ltd. has selected Global Offshore International Ltd., a unit of Global Industries Ltd., Houston, to lay two 18-in., 2-mile lines in 380 ft of water at Yombo field off Congo (Brazzaville). Global will use the pipelay-derrick barge Comanche to install the lines from the Yombo A and B platforms to a floating production, storage, and offloading vessel.

Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co. begun an open season for its proposed Connecticut-Long Island lateral. The 100-mile project would move up to 450,000 dekatherms/day from Tennessee Gas Pipeline's mainline in Massachusetts to Suffolk County on eastern Long Island, NY. Service could begin in November 2003. The open season will close Feb. 28.

Italy's Enichem SPA has awarded French engineering group Technip SA a 9.5 million euro contract to revamp LPG storage facilities at its plant near Cagliari, Italy. The lump sum turnkey deal covers engineering, procurement, construction, precommissioning, and assistance to start-up. Technip said the project will involve the refurbishment of 7 spheres and 2 bullets, as well as a new control room.

Duke Energy Corp. affiliate Duke Energy Field Services began service on a new 12-in., 42-mile gas pipeline in central Oklahoma. The 60 MMcfd line runs from DEFS' Carney facility to its Kingfisher Plant near Cashion, Okla.

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