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Technip, in a consortium with PT Wijaya Karya (Persero) Tbk (WIKA), was awarded an onshore lump sum contract by PT Pertamina EP for the Matindok Gas Development project in Central Sulawesi, Indonesia.

Bechtel delivered and installed all of the modules for the LNG production train at the GLNG facility on Curtis Island in Queensland, Australia.

At a Natural Gas Europe and IPM conference in Vienna, Serbia, Hungary and Bulgaria agreed on a forum to coordinate energy policies to increase prosperity.

A leaking oil pipeline caught fire in the northeastern Chinese port city of Dalian on July 1, forcing the evacuation of nearly 20,000 residents. According to press reports, the pipeline was damaged by construction work, allowing oil to flow into a sewage pipe, and catch fire. No deaths or injuries were reported. However, China National Petroleum Corp. reported 20,000 nearby residents had to be evacuated.

The 26th World Gas Conference is coming to Paris, France June 1-5, 2015. The International Gas Union (IGU) coordination committee is accepting abstract submissions for inclusion in the official conference program until Sept 1.

Peru has awarded the Brazilian builder Odebrecht and Spanish gas grid operator Enagás the construction and subsequent operation and maintenance contract of the Peruvian South Pipeline Project. The 1,000-km pipeline will run from the Peruvian jungle to the southern coastal city of Moquegua.

The sixth edition of pipeline repair and rehabilitation conference series from Clarion and Tiratsoo Technical Conferences, Fixing Pipeline Problems, will again be held in Berlin Oct. 21-24, 2014 at the Estel Hotel.

A subsidiary of McDermott International, Inc. is the first to install rigid reel-lay pipe-in-pipe in Asia-Pacific for the Siakap North-Petai (SNP) development project offshore Malaysia. Located in more than 3,900 feet of water, the SNP development is one of the industry’s most challenging deepwater projects.

Trans Adriatic Pipeline (TAP) is continuing pre-qualification of potential suppliers for the construction of the 540-mile-long high pressure natural gas pipeline across Greece, Albania and the Adriatic Sea, with landfall in Southern Italy.

According to a Douglas-Westwood report, Western Europe will continue to rely on imported Russian gas into the 2020s as mature offshore provinces struggle for growth, while large-scale shale gas extraction looks increasingly unlikely in the medium term. Following Moscow’s intervention in Ukraine and the resulting strained diplomatic ties with the West, it is unclear if North Sea production can support any drop in gas flow from Russia.

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