Pipeline Business

The flag of the USA (© Shutterstock/Graeme Dawes)
The flag of the USA (© Shutterstock/Graeme Dawes)

A Total Of 14 US Petroleum Liquids Pipeline Projects Were Completed In 2021

Pipeline infrastructure companies completed 14 liquid pipeline projects in the United States last year, an updated Liquids Pipeline Projects Database from the US Energy Information Administration (EIA) shows. Seven of the 14 projects are for crude oil pipelines, while the other seven are for hydrocarbon gas liquids.

EUROPIPE logo (© EUROPIPE)
EUROPIPE logo (© EUROPIPE)

EUROPIPE's Epoxy-Coated Pipes Ready To Be Used For 100% Hydrogen Transport Pipeline

EUROPIPE's L485 (X70) pipes with epoxy-coated interior have been proven an excellent option for transportation of 100% hydrogen, the previous publication confirmed. According to the publication, the pipes are suitable for future ASME B31.12 standard build hydrogen pipelines.

European Hydrogen Backbone map (© Gas for Climate)
European Hydrogen Backbone map (© Gas for Climate)

European Hydrogen Backbone Initiative Adds 6 Pipeline Operators As Members

On Tuesday, January 18, European Hydrogen Backbone initiative announced receiving six new members expanding its membership base to 29 operators from 27 European countries. The new members include Bulgartransgaz (Bulgaria), Amber Grid (Lithuania), Conexus Baltic Grid (Latvia), Plinacro (Croatia), Gassco (Norway), and REN (Portugal).

Waving flag of Iraq (© Shutterstock/Tatoh)
Waving flag of Iraq (© Shutterstock/Tatoh)

Falling Power Pylon Halts The Operation of Iraq's Kirkuk - Ceyhan Export Oil Pipeline

Iraq's main export oil pipeline, transporting 450,000 bpd from Kirkuk in semi-autonomous Kurdistan Iraq to Ceyhan in Turkey, was shut down before an explosion and ensuing fire jeopardized the safe operation of the pipeline.  

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Flag of Denmark (© Shutterstock/Dmytro Balkhovitin)

Biogas In Danish Gas Systems And Pipelines Hit A Record High In 2021

The level of biogas supplied to the Danish gas systems hit a record high in 2021. The level of biogas produced and supplied to the country’s consumer gas systems was nearly 25% of the total gas consumption in Denmark.

In 2020, the amount of biogas injected into the consumer grid accounted for 21% of the country’s total gas consumption.

Petrobras HQ in Rio de Janeiro (© Shutterstock/Antonio Salaverry)
Petrobras HQ in Rio de Janeiro (© Shutterstock/Antonio Salaverry)

Brazil's Petrobras More Than Tripled LNG Imports In 2021 Despite Drought And Pipeline Work

Brazil state-led giant oil company Petrobras tripled up LNG imports in 2021 to counter the effects of the country's worst drought ever experienced in 20 years. The state-led company imported a record high volume of LNG to fill in the deficit created by an acute shortage of cheap hydropower.

Iowa on the map (© Shutterstock/Aleksandr Grechanyuk)
Iowa on the map (© Shutterstock/Aleksandr Grechanyuk)

ADM Proposes The State's Third Carbon-Capture Pipeline In Iowa

A Chicago-based company Archer Daniel Midlands Co, on Tuesday, January 11, announced it had reached an agreement over the construction of a pipeline that would aid in the capture and sequestration of carbon emission from its Iowa ethanol plants.

Map of Afghanistan (© Shutterstock/Rainer Lesniewski)
Map of Afghanistan (© Shutterstock/Rainer Lesniewski)

Taliban Regime To Deploy 30,000 Troops To Resume Work On The TAPI Gas Pipeline Project

The Taliban government, on Monday, January 10, announced their plan to deploy a contingent of the Islamist fighters from a special unit to continue working on the Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India (TAPI) project, which was suspended last year due to uncertainty and insecurity following the imminent attack collapse of Kabul.

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

Enterprise Settles For A $3.3 Billion Permian Pipeline Operator To Boost Production

Enterprise Products Partners LP settles on a $3.25 billion cash purchase deal to acquire Navitas Midstream Partners LLC from the mother company Warburg Pincus LLC to boost natural gas processing and pipeline assets in the Permian Basin, the highest shale basin in the world.

System Development Map (© ENTSOG/GIE)
System Development Map (© ENTSOG/GIE)

Newest Version of the European Gas System Development Map Is Out

The European Network of Transmission System Operators for Gas (ENTSOG) and Gas Infrastructure Europe (GIE) have developed the 10th edition of the System Development map, illustrating existing and planned gas infrastructure and gas capacities in 2020-2021.

The President of Argentina Alberto Angel Fernandez at Elysée Palace (© Shutterstock/Frederic Legrand - COMEO)
The President of Argentina Alberto Angel Fernandez at Elysée Palace (© Shutterstock/Frederic Legrand - COMEO)

Argentina President To Sign A 1.6Bln Vaca Muerta Gas Pipeline Construction Decree

Argentina's President, Alberto Fernandez, will in the next few days sign a decree to push for the construction of the country's major gas pipeline in the Vaca Muerta shale formation to boost exports, an anonymous source told Reuters on Dec.21, 2021.

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Flag of Kazakhstan (© Shutterstock/OM.BUD)

Caspian Trunk Pipeline Continues To Run Normally Amid Kazakh Unrest

In the wake of massive nationwide protests against sharp liquified natural gas (LNG) price rises which approximately doubled the cost of the fuel overnight, the Caspian Pipeline Consortium, a group which runs Kazakhstan's main crude oil blend to export terminals, said on Thursday it was continuing to operate normally amid the state of emergency in the central Asian country.

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

The European Commission Submits Plan for 'Greener' EU Energy Future

The European Commission has developed a controversial plan to call certain natural gas and nuclear energy projects as "green" investments.   Companies must meet economic and environmental criteria listed in the EU's sustainable finance taxonomy in order to qualify.

Experts from Tractebel and partner companies developed the world's first infrastructure and facilities concept that relies on offshore hydrogen caverns (© Tractebel)
Experts from Tractebel and partner companies developed the world's first infrastructure and facilities concept that relies on offshore hydrogen caverns (© Tractebel)

Tractebel And Partners Collaborate For Offshore Wind-to-hydrogen Infrastructure

Tractebel has partnered with other companies to develop the world’s first-ever offshore infrastructure and processing facility concept to store hydrogen in caverns.

PHMSA logo (© PHMSA)
PHMSA logo (© PHMSA)

PHMSA Bolsters Pipeline Regulations In Unusually Sensitive Areas in the United States

The U.S. Pipeline and Hazardous Materials and Safety Administration (PHMSA) has issued new rules for the operation of pipelines in "unusually sensitive areas."  Such areas include the Great Lakes region, marine coastal waters and beaches.