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Trinidad & Tobago on the map (© Shutterstock/Tudoran Andrei)

BP Awards Subsea 7 Contract for TOPR project Offshore Trinidad and Tobago

BP awarded Subsea 7 a contract for the TOPR project offshore Trinidad and Tobago. According to Subsea 7, the project will be carried out at depths of 280 feet.

The project covers a wide range of tasks, including installing a 12-inch diameter pipeline over 96 kilometers, diver tie-in spools, and an associated shore approach.

Three offshore oil platforms in dry dock in Port Aransas, Texas (© Shutterstock/Edgar Lee Espe)
Three offshore oil platforms in dry dock in Port Aransas, Texas (© Shutterstock/Edgar Lee Espe)

US Oil Pipeline Operators Prepare for a Surge in Shale Output to the Pre-Pandemic Levels

Analysts predict an increase in crude oil flow from the US shale field to export hubs located on the Gulf Coast to the pre-pandemic level, effectively ending the desperation of some Texas oil pipeline operators.

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Flags of Spain and France (© Shutterstock/Aritra Deb)

Russia's War in Ukraine Revives the Stalled MidCat Gas Pipeline Connecting France to Spain

The Russian invasion of Ukraine has led to more than imaginable changes in Europe's security architecture and a new normal as the EU member states strive for alternatives to Russian energy. Following the invasion of Ukraine, Madrid has called for the revival of the MidCat gas pipeline planned to connect France and Spain to reduce Europe's energy dependence on Russia.

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Flag of Ukraine waving in the wind on a clear day (© Shutterstock/rarrarorro)

Ukraine Seeking To Exert Full Control over Transboundary Gas Pipeline System

Gas Transmission System Operator of Ukraine (GTSOU) will not reopen the Sokhranovka gas transit route from Russia to Europe until Kyiv obtains full control over its pipeline system, the head of GTSOU told Reuters on Thursday.

German Chancellor Olaf Scholz (© Shutterstock/Alexandros Michailidis)
German Chancellor Olaf Scholz (© Shutterstock/Alexandros Michailidis)

Germany Willing To Help Landlocked EU States Access LNG from Its Ports, Says Olaf Scholz

As a sign of solidarity with European Union states seeking an alternative to the Russian gas, Germany has offered to help eastern states with ports in the North Sea or Baltic Sea to have access to liquefied natural gas through its ports, German Chancellor Olaf Scholz said on Thursday, May 5, 2022, after a meeting with Czech Prime Minister Petr Fiala.

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A stack of pipes (© Shutterstock/ivandan)

Strohm Partners with Petronas to Commercialize Thermoplastic Composite Pipes

Giant manufacturer of thermoplastic composite pipes (TCP) Strohm has partnered with Petronas Technology Ventures Sdn Bhd (PTVSB), the technology commercialization arm of Malaysia-based tech firm Petronas.

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Africa from space [courtesy of NASA] (© Shutterstock/Capitano Footage)

Seeing Europe Pull The Red Card, Russia Turns To Africa

For nearly six years now Nigeria has been trying to interest Europe in a 5,660-km gas pipeline that would transport Nigerian natural gas to Morocco and ultimately to Europe. The intention was to assist Europe in becoming less dependent on Russian gas.

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Enbridge Energy Headquarter (© Shutterstock/ JHVEPhoto)

Enbridge Invests $6.6 Million in Smartpipe for Innovative Pipeline Technology Development

Texas-based startup Smartpipe Technologies on Monday, May 2, 2022, announced it had received an investment valued at US$ 6.6 million from Enbridge Inc. to develop innovative pipeline technology, which can be used to enhance the versatility and safety of the existing pipeline infrastructure.

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egypt and sinai peninsula viewed from space at night [some elements courtesy of nasa] (© Shutterstock/MGS)

Section of Egypt’s Natural Gas Pipeline Attacked by ISIS Terrorists in the Northern Sinai

Terrorists belonging to the Islamic States attacked a section of Egypt’s natural gas pipeline in the northern Sinai region on Sunday, May 1, 2022. According to Egypt’s security officials, the blast sparked up a fire, with no casualties reported in the incident.

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Industrial drone operators on work site (© Shutterstock/zstock)

Virginia Natural Gas To Deploy Drones For Pipeline Infrastructure Inspection

Virginia Natural Gas (VNG), one of four natural gas distribution companies of Southern Company Gas, announced it will be using aerial drones as another means to perform equipment inspections on its pipeline infrastructure.

Logo of Concawe (© Concawe)
Logo of Concawe (© Concawe)

Concawe Report on European Cross - Country Pipeline Performance Published

The Concawe Special Task Force on Oil Pipelines Performance has just issued its assessment of European cross-country oil pipelines with particular focus on such pipeline indices as spillage volume, clean-up and recovery, environmental consequences and causes of the incidents.

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Flag of Argentina (© Shutterstock/patrice6000)

Argentina Launches Tender to Construct an Enormous Gas Pipeline Stretching over 1000 Km

The Government of Argentina, on Thursday, 21 April 2022,  launched the tender for the construction of a major gas pipeline that will run from the Southwest province of Neuquén to the north of Buenos Aires, stretching over a distance of over 1000 kilometers.

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Flag of Nigeria (© Shutterstock/adaptice photography)

Illegal Pipeline Tapping in Nigeria Leads To An Explosion Killing Over 100 people

A horrific explosion at an illegal oil refining depot on the border of Nigeria's Rivers and Imo states has led to the deaths of over 100 people.  These individuals were burned beyond recognition.

The bunkering site was in the Ohaji-Egbema local government area of Imo state in the Abaezi forest that straddles the border of the two states.

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Judge's gavel on the table (© Shutterstock/FabrikaSimf)

Illinois Natural Gas Pipeline Fate Unknown after the US Supreme Court Rejected Appeal

The fate of a St. Louis-based natural gas pipeline company remains precarious after the US Supreme Court rejected the appeal of a lower court judgment on Monday. The Supreme Court's decision could spell the closure of the pipeline without giving explanations.

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Map of the Baltic states (© Shutterstock/Claudio Divizia)

Construction On The Gas Inter-Connector Poland-Lithuania Has Been Completed

The 508-km, 27.5 inch, bi-directional Gas Inter-connector Poland - Lithuania (GIPL) has been completed and partial shipments of gas will be made available on 1 May 2022.  The GIPL will integrate the gas systems of the Baltic Sea region into the internal EU gas markets in line with the EC's energy security strategy.  Its construction started at the beginning of 2020.

Osaka Gas logo on screen (© Shutterstock/Pavel Kapysh)
Osaka Gas logo on screen (© Shutterstock/Pavel Kapysh)

Osaka Gas and Pipeline Company Delves Into Green Hydogen

Osaka Gas, a Japanese gas company based in Osaka and operating roughly 56,500-km of gas pipelines in Japan as well as engaging in upstream, midstream and downstream energy projects throughout the world, has agreed to contribute project management, engineering and technical support for the $11 billion Desert Bloom Green Hydrogen.  This massive project will use a unique technology to suck water o

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Steel pipes (© Shutterstock/khan3145)

Salzgitter Group Contracted to Supply Pipes Linking the Wilhelmshaven LNG Terminal

Mannesmann GrossRohr GmbH (MGR), a subsidiary of the Salzgitter AG, has been tasked with the delivery of line pipes for Wilhelmshaven-Pipeline Link (WPL) by the transmission system operator Open Grid Europe GmbH (OGE), a press release published by Salzgitter Group on Wed April 13 stated.
 

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Flag of France (© Shutterstock/Nataliia K)

Trapil, Altens, and Naste Transport HVO Biofuel through Pipeline for the First Time

France-based pipeline network operator Trapil announced its new steps in energy transition on Tuesday, April 12, 2022, to allow the transport of all liquid low carbon fuels such as synthetic fuels, sustainable jet fuels, and bioethanol.