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LNG storage tanks (copyright by Shutterstock/Oleksii Bilyk)

ENTSOG Winter Supply Outlook Report Shows Low Storage Levels in Europe amid High Gas Price

The ENTSOG’s Winter Supply Outlook reports reveal low storage levels amid the skyrocketing gas prices as winter gets closer. In a press release published on Tuesday, October 12, 2021, the organization said decisions made by key market participants impact the storage levels.

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Logos of Snam & IRENA (copyright by Snam & IRENA)

Snam and IRENA Shaping A Green Energy Future

In a marriage sure to be the envy of the energy world, Snam, Europe's largest energy infrastructure operator and IRENA (International Renewable Energy Agency), the leading intergovernmental organisation supporting countries in their transition to a renewable energy future, announced a partnership to develop green hydrogen to better support the energy transition around the globe.

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Flag of benin and national flag of niger (copyright by Shutterstock/esfera)

CNPC Begins Construction of Niger-Benin Crude Pipeline Scheduled for 2022 Completion

China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC) has commenced the construction of an interstate crude pipeline connecting Niger and Benin. The 1950 kilometers pipeline is expected to transmit the first oil shipment in 2022 from Agadem basin, Niger, to Port Seme, Benin, after its completion.

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Western Desert, Fayoum, Egypt (copyright by Shutterstock/Nour Mostafa El-Desoky)

Egypt Commence the Construction of a 15 Million Cubic Feet Gas Pipeline in Western Desert

Egypt commences the construction of a major gas pipeline with an expected gas output of 15 million cubic feet per day, Egypt’s Petroleum Ministry said through a Facebook post on Saturday, October 9, 2021, citing the head of General Petroleum Corporation.

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Workers overlook the Enbridge Line 3 Oil Pipeline in Minnesota (copyright by Shutterstock/Edgar Lee Espe)

Enbridge's Line 3 Punctures A Pristine Aquiver

No sooner had oil begun to flow through Enbridge's Line 3 -- at 1765-km the longest tar sands oil pipeline in the world -- that work began to repair the aquifer crews punctured during construction last January.  The breach threatens a rare biodiversity hot spot in Clearwater County, Minnesota:  artesian groundwater has been welling up for more than eight months near this rural community, wastin

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Nikola TRE FCEV - hydrogen-powered truck (copyright by Nikola Motor Company)

Nikola Partners With Pipeline Giant TC Energy To Develop Hydrogen Hubs For Fuel Cell Truck

Nikola Corporation (Nasdaq: NKLA), a global leader in pollution-free cell electric truck fuel and green energy infrastructure solutions, gets an enormous boost in a new partnership with one of the leading Pipeline giants in North America, TC Energy (TSX, NYSE: TRP).

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Oil rig near the coast of California (copyright by Shutterstock/VDB Photos)

A 13-Inch Tear In A Pipeline Was Likely The Cause Of The Catastrophic California Oil Spill

Authorities believe to have found the source of a massive oil spill off the coast of California on October 2, 2021. Catastrophic oil spills shuttered the coastal beaches, causing the worst ecological nightmare as dead sea animals floated to the shows.

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A man in a business suit offers money (copyright by Shutterstock/Oleksandrum)

Dominion Energy Agrees To Sell $1.9B Questar Pipeline To Southwest Gas

The Richmond-based company Dominion Energy Inc. has agreed to sell $1.9B worth Questar Pipeline to a Las Vegas’s Southwest Gas Holdings Inc., Fortune 500 utility announced Tuesday, October 5, 2021. The all-cash agreement between the two companies includes the assumption of debt of up to $430 million.

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Oil spill warning sign on the Huntington Beach (copyright by Shutterstock/Darleine Heitman)

The SoCal Pipeline Burst Looks More and More Related To Human Error

The section of the 16 inch steel oil pipeline that burst off the Southern California coast was "pulled like a bowstring" said the operator Amplify Energy CEO Martin Willsher, adding that the pipeline was displaced some 32 meters from where it should have been.

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Flags of Canada and the USA (copyright by Shutterstock/ruskpp)

Canada Invokes 1977 Pipeline Treaty With The US Over Long-Standing Line 5 Dispute

Canada, on Monday, October 4th, invoked the 1977 treaty with the US to push for bilateral negotiations over Enbridge Inc’s Line 5 pipeline network project halted many months ago. The move by the Canadian government is part of the efforts to end the long-standing dispute between the State of Michigan and the Canada’s oil export pipeline company, Enbridge.

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TSC Subsea ART vCaliper (copyright by TSC Subsea)

TSC Subsea Develops A New Tool To Inspect The Ovality And Wall Thickness In Tight Areas

The Norwegian based company TSC Subsea has designed a new remotely deployed tool. The ART vCaliper is designed specifically to inspect ovality and wall thickness in constricted locations.

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TSA seal on the US flag (copyright by Shutterstock/danielfela)

Urgently Needed Rules Laid Out For US Pipelines Spark Mixed Reactions

In July the US government issued a set of security guidelines to strengthen the security of the nation's critical energy pipelines to prevent a reoccurrence of devastating cyber-attack on pipelines' computerized systems. The May 7 attack on Colonial Pipeline sent US major cities into a panic mode, sparking an unprecedented fuel shortage and panic-buying of gasoline.

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Flag with the logo of Wintershall Dea (copyright by Wintershall Dea)

Turning Existing Gas Pipelines On North Sea Floor Into CO2 Transportation Systems

Wintershall Dea, Germany's largest crude oil and natural gas producer, is exploring the possibility of modifying existing natural gas pipelines found on the southern North Sea seabed into CO2 transportation systems.

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[Ask the Experts] Submit questions on “Digital Transformation in the Pipeline Industry"

Each month, the "Ask the Experts" section focuses on a new topic of particular relevance to the pipeline industry.

We would like to invite you to send in your questions which will afterwards be answered publicly by selected experts from the respective field.

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Oil spill on a beach (copyright by Shutterstock/jukurae)

California Oil Spill Ruins Wildlife Habitat

An oil pipeline connected to the Elly oil rig, one of three platforms run by Houston based  oil and gas company Amplify Energy, sprung a leak either late Friday or early Saturday morning, spilling an estimated 572,807 liters of crude oil near Huntington Beach, California.

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PHMSA logo (copyright by PHMSA)

U.S. Department Of Transportation Grants Nearly $100 Million To Support Pipeline Safety

The U.S. Department of Transportation Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA), on Wednesday, Sept. 29  announced the award of $98,800,117 grant to territories, tribes, and states to support pipeline and hazardous material safety programs.

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Gas flaring (copyright by Shutterstock/Leonid Ikan)

Tallgrass Taking Credible Action To Monitor Methane Gas Emissions In The United States

Tallgrass Energy Partners, a midstream oil and natural gas pipeline company founded in 2013 and presently operating approximately 7,539 miles of pipeline in the U.S. states of Nebraska, Kansas, Wyoming, Colorado, Missouri, Illinois, Indiana, and Ohio, will begin monitoring emissions, including methane and other greenhouse gases, on its Rockies Express Pipeline, making it the first U.S.

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The logo of the CEPA (copyright by CEPA)

CEPA 2021 Pipeline Performance Report Outlines Commitment To A Sustainable Energy Future

The Canadian Energy Pipeline Association (CEPA), on Tuesday, Sept. 28, released a pipeline transmission performance report revealing its members' commitment to environmental safety and operations safety in delivering a safe energy Canada and the entire world need.

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Minnesota on the map (copyright by Shutterstock/Alexander Lukatskiy)

The 760,000 bpd Line 3 Tar Sand Crude Pipeline To Go Into Service On Friday

Enbridge announced yesterday that the upgrade of its notorious 1,097-km, 760,000 bpd Line 3 tar sands crude oil pipeline across Minnesota is "substantially complete" and that the vessel will be filled with heavy oil by the end of the week.

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Sudan on the map of Africa (copyright by Shutterstock/hyotographics)

Eastern Sudan Protesters Shut Down A Major Oil Import Pipeline

Eastern Sudan protesters shut down a major oil import pipeline that transports crude oil to the Country’s capital, Khartoum, citing a bad political and economic environment prevailing in the region. On Saturday, Sept.

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European Union flag infront of the European Commission (copyright by Shutterstock/symbiot)

European Parliamentarians Suspect A Gazprom Role In Soaring Euro Gas Prices

Natural gas prices have been soaring in recent months in Europe and a group of European parliamentarians has asked the European Commission to investigate Gazprom's role in the price surge.

In a letter to the EU's executive Commission, dated Sept. 16, around 40 of the Parliament's 700 lawmakers said they suspected Russia's Gazprom had acted to push up gas prices.

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Trapil logo (copyright by Trapil)

Trapil Leading France Into The New Energy Future

Société des Transports Pétroliers par Pipelines (Trapil), the leading company for refined product (petrol, diesel, heating oil, jet fuel) pipeline transport in France, is strengthening its commitment to the energy transition by adapting one of its pipelines between the Basse-Seine and Paris regions to facilitate the significant and safe transport of low-carbon liquid fuels such as bioethanol.

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Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, South Dakota on the map (copyright by Shutterstock/SevenMaps)

Native American Tribes Call For A Major Review of Dakota Access Pipeline

The Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL), which entered into service in 2017 by Energy Transfer after months of protests by Native American Tribes, is the subject of a new initiative by the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, et al., to re-examine the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for bias.