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ShawCor Ltd.’s pipecoating division, Bredero Shaw, has received a contract with a value in excess of US$45 million from Hyundai Heavy Industries to provide corrosion protection and concrete weight coating for the Barzan pipeline project in the Qatari sector of the Arabian Gulf.

Peter Voser, CEO of Royal Dutch Shell Plc, said it is weighing options for rising North American natural-gas output including exports and making liquid fuels.

Cardinal Gas Storage Partners’ wholly owned interstate natural gas storage subsidiary, Cadeville Gas Storage LLC, has executed a 10-year precedent agreement with Shell Energy North America (US), L.P. for Cadeville to construct a depleted reservoir storage facility in Ouachita Parish, LA near the Perryville/Delhi Hub in northeast Louisiana.

Plains All American Pipeline, L.P. is converting an existing Oklahoma liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) pipeline into crude oil service.

An oil pipeline bypassing Turkey’s Bosphorus Strait would have little impact on shipping safety on the waterway because crude oil shipments constitute a small and declining percentage of total traffic, according to a new IHS Cambridge Energy Research Associates (IHS CERA) report.

FMC Technologies, Inc. has signed an agreement with LLOG Exploration Company, LLC, for the design, manufacture and supply of subsea production systems to support its Who Dat project in the Gulf of Mexico.

Houston-based Southern Union Co. shareholders overwhelmingly approved the proposed merger with Dallas-based Energy Transfer Equity, L.P.

Williams Partners is negotiating to acquire Delphi Midstream Partners, Laser Gathering System and other midstream businesses, located primarily in the Marcellus Shale.

As part of its ongoing strategy to create shareholder value, ConocoPhillips will sell its interests in two U.S. pipeline companies for $2 billion. ConocoPhillips has agreements with a subsidiary of Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec for its 16.55% interest in Colonial Pipeline Co. and Colonial Ventures LLC. In addition, ConocoPhillips has entered into agreements with Enbridge Holdings (Seaway) L.L.C., a subsidiary of Enbridge (U.S.) Inc., for its ownership interest in the Seaway Crude Pipeline Co.

The new pipeline safety bill President Obama signed in December gives PHMSA new latitude to expand integrity management requirements to new areas and require new industry safety measures such as automatic or remote-controlled shut-off valves.