Pipeline Business

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

EU Funds For Cross-Border Gas Pipeline Projects Dry Up

The construction of gas pipelines within the EU has been facilitated in the recent past by the institution's support for cross-border energy projects, meaning they can receive EU funding and fast-tracked permits, according to the TEN-E (Trans European Network) rules.

 Connecting Pipe Sections Above Water (copyright by Nord Stream 2)
Connecting Pipe Sections Above Water (copyright by Nord Stream 2)

Pipe Laying Work On Nord Stream 2 Commences Again In The Baltic

Undeterred by the threat of punitive sanctions if work on Nord Stream 2 resumes, the construction of the last hundred plus meters of the gas pipeline on the seabed of the Baltic picked up again after a one year hiatus.

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Hydrogen molecules (copyright by Shutterstock/Anusorn Nakdee)

Commercial Use of Hydrogen Looms Large With the Trans-Adriatic Pipeline

The Pipeline Technology Journal (PTJ) has made several references the past weeks to European pipeliners looking into the possibility of transporting hydrogen through the existing network of gas pipelines crisscrossing Europe.

Snam Headquarters - San Donato Milanese (copyright by Snam)
Snam Headquarters - San Donato Milanese (copyright by Snam)

Italian Gas Pipeline Operator Sets Ambitious Goal

Italy’s Snam SpA, one of Europe’s largest gas pipeline operators, has set a net zero emissions target for 2040 to be achieved with an increased investment in green energy and hydrogen projects. In its 2020 to 2024 strategic plan, this Italian operator will invest €7.4 billion which is €1 billion more, for its energy transition.

Company nameplate at the Hamburg office of DNV GL (copyright by Shutterstock/Hieronymus Ukkel)
Company nameplate at the Hamburg office of DNV GL (copyright by Shutterstock/Hieronymus Ukkel)

Den Norske Veritas - Germanischer Lloyd Opts Out of Nord Stream 2

Den Norske Veritas - Germanischer Lloyd (DNV GL), the acclaimed international accredited registrar and classification society headquartered in Norway and frequent and valuable participant in the annual Berlin Pipeline Technology Conference, has announced that it has had to stop working on Nord Stream 2 under the threat of US sanctions.

Russia-China pipeline (copyright by Adobe Stock/alexmlx)
Russia-China pipeline (copyright by Adobe Stock/alexmlx)

The China-Russia East Natural Gas Pipeline Brings Environmental Dividends

One of the worst polluted places in China (and hence the world) will likely become much less so when the middle portion of the 1,100-km China-Russia East natural gas pipeline is put into operation as it reaches its end point in the Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei region of northern China.

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Pipeline in the mountains (copyright by Shutterstock/BILD LLC)

Growing concern by Canada’s Energy regulator

There is growing concern by Canada’s Energy regulator for the financial viability of two major pipeline projects. The first is the Trans Mountain expansion project and the second concerns construction of the Keystone XL pipeline.

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Data analysis chart (copyright by Shutterstock/Vintage Tone)

Australia raises from 4th to third place in Ernst & Young’s (EY) index

Ernst & Young’s (EY) latest bi-annual Renewable Energy Country Attractiveness Index measuring investment in renewable energy by 40 countries has raised Australia from 4th to third place, behind China and the United States. The improvement in Australia’s ranking owes much to its planned investment in green hydrogen and solar energy export projects.

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

AfDB and Uganda grant $1 million to boost East African Crude Oil Pipeline

The African Development Bank and the government of Uganda have signed an agreement to each provide $500,000 of finance for micro, small and medium sized private enterprises along the East African Crude Oil pipeline (ECOP). Grants to local businesses along the route could help them access new market opportunities and help build links with regional, national and international companies.

Enbridge energy logo on the website homepage (copyright by Shutterstock/Casimiro PT)
Enbridge energy logo on the website homepage (copyright by Shutterstock/Casimiro PT)

Enbridge Turns to the Federal Court To Keep Line 5 Petroleum Pipeline Running

Enbridge, the Canadian energy giant, is suing the state of Michigan in federal court in an attempt to stop state governor Gretchen Whitmer's quest to shut down the company's Line 5 petroleum pipeline over safety concerns.

The Pioneering Spirit during the laying of the pipeline in Swedish waters(Copyright: Axel Schmidt / Nord Stream 2)
The Pioneering Spirit during the laying of the pipeline in Swedish waters(Copyright: Axel Schmidt / Nord Stream 2)

Nord Stream 2: It Appears Reports of Its Death Have Been Greatly Exaggerated

Against all odds Nordstream 2, which for the past nearly 12 months looked as if it was literally dead in the water, is scheduled to resume construction on the last 120-km of the disputed pipeline on 5 December.

Rosen Group logo (copyright by Rosen)
Rosen Group logo (copyright by Rosen)

ROSEN Entering A New Frontier With Its Online Pipeline Cleaning Shop

The ROSEN Group, the world's premier pipeline integrity company with operations around the world, has launched the ROSEN Pipeline Cleaning Shop accessible through a click on your computer for customers in the United States ... for the time being.

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) Headquarters in Washington, DC (copyright by Shutterstock/Mark Van Scyoc)
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) Headquarters in Washington, DC (copyright by Shutterstock/Mark Van Scyoc)

FERC Proposes Guidance on Oil Pipeline Carrier Contracts with Affiliates

America’s energy market regulator, known as the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), has issued a suggested policy statement providing guidance for oil and petroleum products pipeline operators, concerning tariff rates and terms of conditions related to affiliate contracts.

Sunset on pipeline (Adobe Stock/tomas)
Sunset on pipeline (Adobe Stock/tomas)

Turkey's gas imports up 6.5% in August

Last August, Turkey imported a total of 3.35 billion cubic metres (BCM) of natural gas shared between 2.76 BCM of pipeline gas and 59 1,000,000 m³ of LNG (liquid natural gas). Year-on-year, imports of piped gas increased by 17.7% whilst LNG imports fell by 26.1% according to the country’s Energy Market Regulatory Authority’s monthly gas report.