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Anticipating bidirectional flows on the Rockies Express Pipeline LLC system, natural gas transportation companies have launched new efforts to deliver incremental pipeline capacity to the Chicago market.

State-run Argentine oil company YPF SA has reportedly reached a deal with Malaysia's Petroliam Nasional Bhd (Petronas) to develop deposits of shale oil and gas in the Vaca Muerta formation in Patagonia.

For the first time in its history the Gate terminal, located on the Maasvlakte in Rotterdam, The Netherlands, simultaneously reloaded the Wilgas and Coral Methane LNG carriers with LNG.

Bechtel has hydro-tested two additional LNG storage tanks built on Curtis Island in Queensland, Australia.

Russia’s Rosneft has acquired land drilling and workover assets of Weatherford in Russia and Venezuela. Rosneft acquires eight companies (part of the Weatherford group) involved in drilling operations in Russia and Venezuela.

Gazprom Marketing & Trading’s newly delivered LNG carrier Pskov received bunkers (heavy fuel oil and marine gas oil) at the port of Nakhodka in the Primorskiy Region of Russia. This marks the first time a GM&T time-chartered LNG vessel has bunkered in a Russian port. Bunkers were provided by GazpromNeft Marine Bunker.

A recent U.S. Energy Information Administration report indices that China relies heavily on domestic coal (and to a lesser extent oil) to meet rising energy consumption. To reduce air pollution and carbon dioxide emissions, the Chinese government is attempting to replace some of the country's coal and oil use with natural gas.

Pembina Pipeline Corp. has filed the necessary regulatory applications to the Alberta Energy Regulator for its Fox Creek, Alberta to Namao Junction, Alberta segment of its $2 billion Phase III pipeline expansion.

Williams held an open season Sept. 3-29 for the Western Marcellus Pipeline Project, an expansion of the Transco interstate pipeline to provide incremental firm natural gas transportation capacity to the Mid-Atlantic and Southeast by 2018.

ATLANTA (AP) — Spectra Energy Partners LP and NextEra Energy Inc. are seeking federal permission to build the $3.7 billion Sabal Trail and the Florida Southeast Connection, about 600 miles of pipeline bringing natural gas from a hub in Alabama, across southwest Georgia and to power plants in Florida. If approved by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, the system would start operating in mid-2017.

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