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Rosen Group logo (copyright by Rosen)

Rosen Europe B.V. Signs Large Gas Pipeline Inspection Contract in the Ukraine

Rosen Europe B.V., part of Swiss ROSEN Group, the world's premier pipeline integrity company offering next generation technical solutions to the manifold problems facing the pipeline industry, has signed an agreement with Gas TSO of the Ukraine for in-line inspection services of main gas pipelines.

Perth to Kalgoorlie pipeline (copyright by Shutterstock/Tap10)
Perth to Kalgoorlie pipeline (copyright by Shutterstock/Tap10)

Australia's 43-km Parmelia Gas Pipeline 100 % Hydrogen-Ready

APA, Australia's largest natural gas infrastructure company, owning and operating natural gas assets at home and abroad, announced a landmark hydrogen pilot project to enable the proposed conversion of 43-km of Parmelia Gas Pipeline in Western Australia into Austrailia's first 100 percent hydrogen-ready transmission pipeline.

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Petronas Towers with Malaysia national flag (copyright by Shutterstock/sacitarios)

Petronas Gas To Build 42-km Gas Pipeline in Selangor, Malaysia

Petronas Gas, a subsidiary of internationally integrated oil and gas giant Petronas in Malaysia, will be constructing a 42-km long gas pipeline from its existing Peninsular Gas Utilization (PGU) II to a power plant in Pulau Indah, Selangor.  The cost of the pipeline an estimated RM541 million.

Example of a compressor station (copyright by Zeelink)
Example of a compressor station (copyright by Zeelink)

Open Grid Europe and Thyssengas Complete 216-km Zeelink Pipeline

The last weld seam for the Zeelink Gas Pipeline was completed yesterday at the Pressure and Measuring Station in Marbeck / Western Münsterland. This so-called Golden Weld Seam symbolizes the end of the work on the pipeline itself and with this the final milestone for the pipeline contractors.

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Flags of Germany and the USA (copyright by Shutterstock/Andy.LIU)

Washington Revisits Nord Stream 2: Partnership Over Parochialism?

At first glance, it seems the new Joe Biden administration will be adopting the same punitive policy vis-vis Nord Srteam 2 as its predecessor:  Nord Stream 2 should not go into operation and sanctions should be used as a means to this end.

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Frozen gas valve and high pressure pipe (copyright by Shutterstock/nenets)

Texas Deep Freeze Also Freezes Gas Pipelines to Mexico, Leaving Millions Without Power

“Texas is a gas state,” said Michael Webber, an energy resources professor at the University of Texas at Austin. While he said all of Texas’ energy sources share blame for the power crisis — at least one nuclear power plant has partially shut down, most notably — the natural gas industry is producing significantly less power than normal.

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Logos of Siemens Energy & TC Energy (copyright by Siemenes Energy & TC Energy)

Siemens Energy Pioneers First-Of-Its-Kind Facility To Decarbonize the Oil Industry

Siemens Energy has signed an agreement with TC Energy to commission a novel waste heat-to-power pilot installation in Alberta, Canada. The facility will capture waste heat from a gas-fired turbine operating at a pipeline compression station and convert it into emissions-free power.

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Digital cyberspace and digital data network (copyright by Shutterstock/KanawatTH)

Baker Hughes and C3 AI Facilitate Petronas's Move Into Digital Transformation Programs

Baker Hughes, an American industrial service company operating around the globe and C3 AI (artificial intelligence), a leading enterprise AI software provider announced an AI collaboration with Petronas, Malaysia's global energy and solutions company, to apply joint Baker Hughes C3 AI (BHC3) technology across the company's strategic digital transformation programs.

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The Indian flag (copyright by Shutterstock/Niyazz)

Indian Oil to monetise pipeline assets

India’s Finance Minister, Nirmala Sitharaman in a recent budget speech announced plans to monetise (privatise) existing oil and gas pipeline infrastructure, which is operated by various state-owned assets including the Indian Oil Corporation (IOC), gas utility GAIL (India) Ltd and Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Ltd (HPCL).

Baker Hughes Launches a New Onshore Composite Pipe (copyright by Baker Hughes)
Baker Hughes Launches a New Onshore Composite Pipe (copyright by Baker Hughes)

Baker Hughes Launches a New Onshore Composite Pipe

Baker Hughes, an energy technology company with operations around the world, has developed an onshore composite flexible pipe that lowers the cost of ownership, reduces corrosion risks and lowers manufacturing emissions relative to traditional pipes.

Intero Integrity Services and Pipetel Technologies merger (copyright by Intero Integrity Services)
Intero Integrity Services and Pipetel Technologies merger (copyright by Intero Integrity Services)

Intero and Pipetel Fusion Creates Pipeline Industry Powerhouse

Intero Integrity Services, a leading provider of specialty integrity services for downstream oil, gas and petrochemical infrastructure and Pipetel Technologies, an innovative service company specializing in difficult to inspect gas pipelines, have announced their merger.

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President of the USA, Joe Biden (copyright by Shutterstock/vasilis asvestas)

President Biden Raises The Pressure on Nord Stream 2 - Gazprom Seemingly Unfazed

As President Biden enters the Nord Stream 2 conundrum, asserting the pipeline is a "bad deal" for Europe, Gazprom has begun a public campaign extolling the virtues of a pipeline that will help Russia and Europe to meet its most ambitious climate goals.

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Fortuna in the port of Mukran near Sassnitz, Germany (copyright by Shutterstock/ Karsten_1)

Nord Stream 2 Readies Itself For The Final Push Before Completion

Nord Stream AG said yesterday that "the laybarge Fortuna has started works in the construction corridor in the Danish EEZ, ahead of the resumption of the Nord Stream 2 construction."

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Kremlin in the morning sun (copyright by Shutterstock/Baturina Yuliya)

The Kremlin Maintains Nord Stream 2 Will Be Completed

While Russian gas producer Gazprom has acknowledged in a Eurobond prospectus that Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline project may be suspended or scrapped due to political pressure, the Kremlin followed on the same day to assert that the project would be completed.

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Logos of The Sniffers & Kayrros (copyright by The Sniffers/Kayrros)

The Sniffers and Kayrros Come Together To Compete In The Gas Leak Detection Market

The Sniffers, an international environmental and integrity service provider, has teamed up with Kayrros, a global carbon tracking company, to provide a methane monitoring solution for gas and energy companies around the world.

A protester pours gasoline on a fire blocking North Dakota Highway 1806 on Oct. 27, 2016, north of Cannon Ball. Protesters of the Dakota Access Pipeline were attempting to keep law enforcement officers from pushing them off the road and out of their camp. (copyright by INFORUM)
A protester pours gasoline on a fire blocking North Dakota Highway 1806 on Oct. 27, 2016, north of Cannon Ball. Protesters of the Dakota Access Pipeline were attempting to keep law enforcement officers from pushing them off the road and out of their camp. (copyright by INFORUM)

[Opinion] Let's see violent pipeline protesters the way we see violent Trump supporters

The problem is not opposing pipelines and oil production, or believing the 2020 election was somehow stolen from Trump, though I, and I suspect many of you, find both positions to be equivalently wrong-headed. The problem is people who have concluded that their cause is so righteous they are justified in scaring and even hurting other people to get their way.

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NDT Global - Halfwave (copyright by NDT Global)

NDT Global Brings Halfwave Integration Services Within the Corporate Fold

NDT Global, the leading supplier of ultrasonic pipeline inspection, acoustic resonance technology (art) and advanced data analytics, a state-of-the-art inspection fleet providing the entire inline service inspection spectrum for oil and gas pipelines, has announced the integration of Halfwave Integration Services from Bergen, Norway into the NDT Global business.