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Qatar Will Not Disrupt Gas Deliveries to the UAE and Oman

LNG tanker sails on a cruise to Qatar (photowrzesien / Shutterstock)

The boss of Qatar Petroleum said this week that, despite the efforts of its Arab neighbors in the Gulf to diplomatically isolate the country, Qatar would not seek to cut gas deliveries through the 364-km Dolphin gas pipeline to the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

Qatar Petroleum Boss Saad al-Kaabi said we look upon the people of the UAE as our "brothers" and cutting supplies would do "great harm" to them.

The Dolphin pipeline links Qatar's giant North Field with the UAE and Oman and presently transports 2 billion cu ft of gas per day to these countries.

Will Nord Stream 2 Survive the Current Impasse?

Will Nordstream 2 Survive the Current Impasse?

On the one hand the project looks like a win win. On the other one sees yet another trans-boundary pipeline embroiled in great controversy: Nordstream 2 is a twin 1200-km pipeline system proposed to run on the floor of the Baltic Sea and costing over 11 billion euros when completed. Yet once in operation the existing Bratsvo Pipeline System in place in the Ukraine since Soviet times becomes redundant.

Father and Son Accused in Theft of over $1 Million Worth of Fuel from Pipelines in UK

A bold gang set up a makeshift refinery in the grounds of Boris Johnson’s ministerial Chevening estate in order to steal hydrocarbon fuel from a network of underground pipes. Petrol, diesel and aviation fuel was also stolen from pipelines across Essex, Hampshire, Northamptonshire, and Cheshire over a 17-month period.

When police raided the site a few years ago, they found metal shipping containers, 1,000-litre empty plastic containers and a hose running from a fuel pipeline into a truck trailer.

Transport and Distribution of Gas, Oil and Water as Preconditions for Successful Industrial Development in Africa & the MENA Region

Transport and Distribution of Gas, Oil and Water as Preconditions for Successful Industrial Development in Africa & the MENA Region

Forced industrialization in the whole region has led to high demand for investment, in particular in the energy and water supply sectors. Realization of the projects require a lot of know-how and appropriate technologies. This presents a wealth of opportunities for European and international businesses to engage with the region and to create long-term partnerships.

Whither Kinder Morgan's Trans Mountain Pipeline in British Columbia ?

Whither Kinder Morgan's Trans Mountain Pipeline in British Columbia (Keith Levit / Shutterstock)

Ottawa has long championed the construction of trans-province pipelines to transport the nation's petroleum wealth to the coast and ultimately foreign markets in Asia. Yet environmental opposition to Trans Mountain and other crude oil pipelines in the western province of British Columbia is so vast it threatens the very viability of these projects in the country.

Ugandan-Tanzanian Framework Agreement Signed for 1,445 km Pipeline Construction

Ugandan-Tanzanian Framework Agreement Signed for 1,445 km Pipeline Construction (Shutterstock / Andrea Danti)

The governments of Tanzania and Uganda have signed a framework agreement governing the construction of a $3.55 bn,1445-km, 24 inch diameter crude oil pipeline from landlocked Uganda to the blue water Tanzanian port of Tanga.

The pipeline would transport to market recoverable Ugandan reserves estimated between 1.4 - 1.7 bn barrels.

Oil and Gas Prices Remain Stable as Diplomatic Relations Fray between Iran and Saudi Arabia

Oil and Gas Prices Remain Stable as Diplomatic Relations Fray between Iran and Saudi Arabia (Wikipedia / TUBS)

The Saudi - led group of countries severing diplomatic relations with Qatar today will have no significant impact on the price of oil, according to Alastair Newton, of Alavan Business Advisory in Livingstone, Zambia.

Newton said there is a large surplus on the supply side relative to the demand side and that this will continue to exert downward pressure on the price.

Toxic Waste Water Pipeline Bursts in Palatka, Florida

Toxic Waste Water Pipeline Bursts in Palatka, Florida (Arkyan / Wikipedia)

Some 3000 gallons of toxic waste water was released in Palatka, Florida after a power plant's above-ground dwaste water pipeline burst.

Environmental officials were able to contain the spill near the Seminole Electric Cooperative Plant and no damage was registered in the area.

Northern Gas Pipeline To Be Built In Australia After Repeated Delays

Northern Gas Pipeline To Be Built In Australia After Repeated Delays (Shutterstock / sevenMaps7)

Construction on the 622-km, $800 million Northern Gas pipeline from Tennant Creek to Mt Isa is due to begin in July after months of uncertainty concerning land access.

Kiev: Dramatic Water Pipe Burst Captured by Camera

Water Pipe Explosion in Kiev, Ukraine

Have you ever wondered what a pipe burst looks like? Street cameras in the captial city of Ukraine, Kiev, captured such an event that can give you an dramatic impression.

Local security camera captured the exact moment an underground water pipe exploded. Before bursting, the ground shakes and rises, sending earth and debris flying in all directions. A stream of muddy water flows down the street in the aftermath. Luckily, no casualties or injuries were reported, just damages to properties.

It is unclear what caused the explosion.

Ensuring Nord Stream 2 is Free of Remaining World War II Explosives

Ensuring Nord Stream 2 is Free of Remaining World War II Explosives (santoelia / shutterstock)

M² Subsea, an Aberdeenshire, Scotland subsea business has won a contract worth more than £1m to remove explosives from around the extension, Nord Stream 2, of world's longest offshore pipeline.

Next Geosolutions, an independent geoscience and engineering service provider, has awarded the contract and the company will oversee all work by M² Subsea pertaining to UXO removal, most of which have remained buried near the Baltic Sea floor since the end of WW II.

Contaminated water pipeline scare in Tamil Nadu, India

City of Jawahar Nagar, where a contaminated water pipeline is causing problems (Alexander Mazurkevich / Shutterstock)

Jawahar Nagar, a metropolitan city in Tamil Nadu in southern India, averted a significant health crisis this past week when residents were notified that water from compacted sewer lines had entered a drinking water pipeline. The timely response remedied the situation.

Executive Engineer Keshav Shrivastav said the "problem was identified in time and people were asked to drain water immediately." The pipeline was cleaned and the usual water supply remained uninterrupted by late afternoon.

MMT Sweden Secures Major Pipeline Inspection Contract from Nord Stream AG

 MMT Sweden Secures Major Pipeline Inspection Contract from Nord Stream AG (Copyright by MMT)

MMT Sweden, a marine survey company engaged around the world, has been awarded a three year contract by Nord Stream AG to inspect both lines of the Nord Stream Pipeline running along the floor of the Baltic Sea.

The external inspection of the pipeline will be executed by the joint venture between MMT Sweden and Reach Subsea.

Turkish Stream May Seal the Fate of the Trans Caspian Pipeline

Turkish Stream May Seal the Fate of the Trans Caspian Pipeline (Martynova Anna / Shutterstock)

An expert Central Asian analyst at the British University of Glasgow contends that the construction of the Turkish Stream pipeline will diminish the prospects of the Trans-Caspian pipeline.

The analyst, Luca Aneschi, told Trend magazine that “any progress on Turkish Stream would modify the structure of the demand for Caspian gas, making the Trans-Caspian pipeline even more irrelevant."

Pipeline operators from all over the world learned about the newest developments in the field at the 12th Pipeline Technology Conference

Pipeline Technology Conference 2017 Exhibition (© 2017 Frank Nürnberger)

From the 2nd to the 4th of May, representatives of the international gas, oil, water, and product pipeline sectors met in Berlin at the Pipeline Technology Conference (ptc), the largest event for the industry in Europe.

Ptc Job & Career Market successfully launched

Ptc Job & Career Market successfully launched

The Pipeline Technology Conference (ptc) has successfully launched a new offer during this year's event. Under the brand ptc Job & Career Market, the Pipeline Technology Conference now supports companies from the pipeline industry to promote their job vacancies within the community. The offer is also aimed at job seekers who would like to inform themselfes about interesting jobs in the industry.

Fatal Pipeline Explosion in Colorado Reveals Widespread Pipeline Safety Issues in the State

Fatal Pipeline Explosion in Colorado Reveals Widespread Pipeline Safety Issues in the State (Arina P Habich / Shutterstock)

Last month a leak from a pipeline triggered an explosion in Firestone, Colorado killing two people.

The pipeline, called a flow line, is one of thousands in the state installed to carry oil and gas from 54,000 oil and gas wells to storage tanks or other collection points. And with calls for greater monitoring of pipelines that could very well be spouting leaks throughout the state, it has been disclosed that Colorado has only 3 persons assigned to check on the safety of this critical infrastructure.

Chinese Pipeline Construction Firm Secures 650-km Order in Nigeria

Chinese Pipeline Construction Firm Secures 650-km Order in Nigeria (Mila Duchinskaya / Shutterstock)

The China Petroleum Group Engineering Co., Ltd (CPGE) has secured a major contract in Nigeria from the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) for the construction of a 650-km, 40 inch gas pipeline from Ajaokuta in Kogi State to Kan.

In view of the nation's critical power shortage, the pressure is on to complete the pipeline as soon as possible in order for the gas to be delivered to gas - fired power plants.

US Government Urges Denmark Not To Support Construction of Nord Stream 2

US Government Urges Denmark Not To Support Construction of Nordstream 2 (Voyagerix / Shutterstock)

The United States government has registered its concerns about constructing a parallel Nord Stream 2 transporting Russian gas into the European continent.

Robin Dunnigan, the US deputy assistant secretary for energy diplomacy, told the Copenhagen - based Berlingske newspaper that the US hopes Denmark will reject the pipeline as she feels important NATO nations, such as Germany, are already too dependent on Russian gas. She added that Europe has other options that would lessen dependency on Russia and strengthen energy security.

Gas Malaysia begins its virtual gas pipeline business

Gas Malaysia begins its virtual gas pipeline business

Gas Malaysia sees new opportunities for expanding its core business by offering energy solutions to customers presently not served by Gas Malaysia's gas distribution network.

In a statement, Gas Malaysia chairman Datuk Hasni Harun said the company has started to gradually create new demand for natural gas, and the commodity is already being supplied to its first customer in Pekan, Pahang. Eventually Gas Malaysia will integrate various industrial parks in the east portion of the country, constituting in part the East Coast Economic Region (ECER).

Libyan Gas Pipelines Shut Down Again

Libyan Gas Pipelines Shut Down Again

National Oil Company (NOC), the Libyan state oil company, said an unidentified armed group has blocked gas pipelines from the Wafa oil field in Libya to a local power plant and the Mellitah gas export terminal on the coast.

This comes on the heels of the lifting of a force majeure edict imposed by the NOC on Wafa and said that its pipelines were open for operations.

Enbridge Plans Huge Tar Sands Pipeline Project in the United States

Enbridge Plans Huge Tar Sands Pipeline Project in the United States

Enbridge has announced its intention to build a 1660 km, 36 -inch diameter oil pipeline from the tar sands of Alberta to the company's terminal in Superior, Minnesota. This will be the largest project in the history of the company and cost an estimated $7.5 billion to complete.

771-km Myanmar-China Crude Oil Pipeline Begins Operations

771-km Myanmar-China Crude Oil Pipeline Begins Operations

Against a background of strained historical relations between China and Myanmar as well as strong environmental opposition, the Myanmar-China crude oil pipeline has finally begun operations.

The $1.5 billion oil pipeline has been sitting empty for two years, but the two sides finally agreed on transport tariffs, allowing the project to proceed, said Myanmar-based government and industry sources.

Inside Job Leads to Millions of Dollars Loss By Tapping Petrobra's Pipelines in Brazil

 Rival gangs earn millions of dollars a year from stealing crude oil, diesel and gasoline and selling it on a thriving black market (Shutterstock / Andrea Belbo)

Police investigating turf battles among Rio di Janiero's gangs uncoved a complex system of underground tubes siphoning off crude oil near the vast Duque de Caxias Petrobras refinery outside of Rio.

Rival gangs earn millions of dollars a year from stealing crude oil, diesel and gasoline and selling it on a thriving black market. With Brazil mired in one of its worst recessions, sourcing crude in this way has become desirable and lucrative.

Enbridge and NDT Global Forge Major Collaboration Initiative

Enbridge and NDT Global Forge Major Collaboration Initiative

Enbridge and NDT Global, two of the pipeline industry's major players, have announced a multi-year collaboration agreement aiming to set a new industry standard for pipeline integrity assessment.

The goal of the joint effort is to develop an inspection tool to better assess pipeline cracks with high resolution ultrasonic equipment. It will ultimately bring further innovation and a new technology capability to the existing integrity management programs.

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