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Petro-Canada Optimistic About Future Gazprom Collaboration

Petro-Canada’s CEO is optimistic that strong diplomatic ties between Russia and Canada will help facilitate a deal with Gazprom to import Russian LNG to North America. Ron Brenneman said before investors yesterday that Petro-Canada’s recent liquefaction deal with Gazprom is a sign of progress. Read more in yesterday’s Platts Oilgram News. [Subscription required]

No Vote on AGL Bill

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports today that the bill that would have allowed AGL to charge its customers for the construction of a pipeline from the Elba Island LNG terminal “appeared dead” after the Georgia Legislature scrambled to pass other pieces of legislation during the final hours of the 2006 session. An op-ed in yesterday’s Daily Tribune News expresses...

Maine Ship Pilots to Attend LNG Ship Training in France

The Bangor Daily News today reports that two local ship pilots from Perry, Maine will learn how to maneuver LNG vessels at a one-week training course in France. The specialized training will prepare them to guide tankers en route to the three import terminals proposed for Passamaquoddy Bay. The article highlights that while the Maine DOT and the Department of Environmental Protection...

Expert Refutes WGL’s Gas Leak Allegation

Speaking at an industry conference yesterday, an engineering expert dismissed WGL’s claim that imported LNG from Dominion’s Cove Point facility was “the key contributing factor” to the gas leaks in the utility’s pipeline distribution system. “We concluded there is no scientific basis to support the claim being made by WGL,” said Greg Haussmann...

Protesters Demonstrate Outside DOE Forum

Critics of the proposed Bradwood Landing LNG terminal protested outside the Liberty Theater in Astoria, Ore., where the DOE was hosting an LNG educational forum. Details and video of the demonstration are available on the website of KATU, the ABC affiliate for Portland, Ore.

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