Transportation news briefs, Dec. 10

Enagas ... Technigaz ... Initec ... Wolverine Pipe Line ... Tidelands Oil & Gas ... ZG Gathering ... Pakistan ... Iran ... India ... Largo Vista Group ... Zunyi Commercial Transportation Petroleum & LPG

Spanish company Enagas SA has awarded a joint venture led by Bouygues Offshore SA subsidiary Technigaz a 40 million euro contract to build a liquefied natural gas tank at Palos de Frontera, Spain. The 150,000 cu m tank will expand the LNG import terminal in Huelva harbor. Initec Corp. will hold 30% of the contract.

Wolverine Pipe Line Co., Lansing, Mich., will expand its gasoline pipeline along the I-96 corridor in Michigan. It said the move will help meet demand for petroleum products, which has grown since the 1999 closing of the 2.1 million gal/day Total-Ultramar Diamond Shamrock refinery in Alma in 1999. A 12-in. line will replace the older 8-in. line from Jackson to Lansing. Wolverine will mothball the existing line through East Lansing.

Tidelands Oil & Gas Corp., Corpus Christi, Tex., will purchase 225 miles of pipeline from ZG Gathering Ltd. The line crosses Dimmit, Frio, Uvalde, and Zavala counties of Texas. It will be connected to Tidelands' existing systems to deliver natural gas to an export point at Piedras Negras, Mexico.

Pakistan and Iran have agreed to prepare a feasibility study on construction of a multi-million dollar gas pipeline between the two countries which would ultimately supply gas to India.

Largo Vista Group Ltd., Newport Beach, Calif., plans to buy the Zunyi liquefied petroleum gas depot in Guizhou province, China, from Zunyi Commercial Transportation Petroleum & LPG Co. Ltd., a subsidiary of PetroChina. Largo Vista has been operating the depot since January. The deal includes storage tanks and other facilities.

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