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Construction of the $160 million Gibraltar-Bucaramanga gas pipeline in Colombia was recently completed. Gas Natural E.S.P. entered into an agreement with TransOriente E.S.P. for construction of the Gibraltar-Bucaramanga gas pipeline that will transport gas from the Gibraltar field to Bucaramanga Refinery where it will connect with Colombia’s national gas transport system.

Bluestone Gathering has signed a long-term agreement with Southwestern Energy Services Company to build and operate a natural gas gathering system in Susquehanna County, PA and Broome County, NY.

Honeywell has been hired by PetroVietnam Technical Services Corp. (PTSC) and the Bien Dong Petroleum Operating Company (BDPOC) to supply an integrated process control system for their new central processing platform being built in Vung Tau, Vietnam.

Dominion is proceeding with its next major project in the Marcellus and Utica shale regions, construction of a large natural gas processing and fractionation plant along the Ohio River in Natrium, WV. The first phase of construction includes facilities that can process 200 MMcf/d of natural gas and fractionate 36,000 bpd of NGLs. This phase of the project is 90% contracted and is expected to be in service by December 2012.

Arc Machines Inc., a UK manufacturer of automated orbital welding technology for the oil and gas industry, has consolidated all of its UK activities, including customer support, operator training, equipment maintenance and repair and spares supply, in a purpose-built facility in Daventry, Northamptonshire.

Cheyenne Light, Fuel & Power has applied to state regulators to build a $158 million gas-fired power plant - the first natural gas-powered electrical generating plant in the state. Construction would start on the 120-MW, three-turbine power plant in 2013. It would go online in 2014, if approved by the state utilities commission.

Meritage Midstream Services, LLC plans to build a new rich-gas gathering system in Webb County, TX. Escondido Resources II, LLC will serve as the system’s anchor tenant and will also have firm capacity on Meritage’s existing Eagle Ford Escondido Gathering System to move its Eagle Ford volumes. Escondido Resources will dedicate 33,000 acres to Meritage including deep and shallow rights in the Eagle Ford, Escondido and Olmos formations.

Enterprise Products Partners L.P. and Energy Transfer Partners, L.P. extended its binding open commitment period for capacity on a proposed crude oil pipeline from Cushing, OK, to Houston.

A recent survey conducted at the Offshore Europe conference in Aberdeen suggests oil and gas industry professionals are concerned over the lack of industry spending on research and development and the impact it may have on the sector’s ability to grow.

Infrastructure Developments Corp. of Salt Lake City plans to expand development of its compressed natural gas business into Virginia as the state bolsters efforts to convert public vehicles to CNG.