Pipeline Business

Pressure gauge on a gas pipeline (© Shutterstock/Iren Moroz)
Pressure gauge on a gas pipeline (© Shutterstock/Iren Moroz)

Russian Gas Deliveries to Germany Rise Contrary to Belarus's Wishes

Alexander Lukashenko, once dubbed by former U.S. Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice as the last dictator of Europe, suffered a humiliating loss of face today when Russian gas flows to Germany rose, contrary to his threat days earlier that such flows to Europe would be cut off as winter approaches.

Kazakhstan with flag embedded on the surface of the earth (© Shutterstock/Harvepino)
Kazakhstan with flag embedded on the surface of the earth (© Shutterstock/Harvepino)

Kazakhstan Unbundles Gas Pipeline Operator

Kazakhstan authorities on Thursday, November 11, announced they had completed disbanding of natural gas operator Kaztransgaz from KazMunayGaz, a state-owned gas and oil company, after months of regulatory delays and endless wrangles.

Logos of PRCI & INGAA (© PRCI/INGAA)
Logos of PRCI & INGAA (© PRCI/INGAA)

PRCI and INGAA To Address Greenhouse Gas Emissions From Pipeline Systems

The Pipeline Research Council International (PRCI), a non-profit research organization comprising energy pipeline operating companies located in the United States, Canada, Europe, Asia, South America, and Australia and an active participant in the Pipeline Technology Conference (PTC), is featured in the Interstate Natural Gas Association of America's (INGAA) inaugural Climate Report.

President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko (© Shutterstock/Drop of Light)
President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko (© Shutterstock/Drop of Light)

Belarus’s Lukashenko Threatens To Shutdown Critical Pipelines Transporting Gas From Russia

Belarusian President, Alexander Lukashenko on Thursday, Nov. 11 threatened to chock off the gas supply from Russia to Europe through critical pipelines should European Union (E.U) hit the country with a new raft of sanctions.

Thyssengas logo and inscription (© Shutterstock/geogif)
Thyssengas logo and inscription (© Shutterstock/geogif)

Thyssengas GmbH Awarded Gold Standard For Methane Gas Reductions

Thyssengas GmbH, Germany's second largest pipeline operator, has received the Gold Standard by the International Methane Emissions Observatory (IMEO) of the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) for developing a credible plan for incorporating actual measurements of methane gas emissions.

Russia - Europe pipeline (© Shutterstock/doomu)
Russia - Europe pipeline (© Shutterstock/doomu)

Westward Gas Flow Through Yamal-Europe Pipeline Eases Gas Prices In Europe

European gas markets witnessed a drop in wholesale prices on Tuesday, November 9, following the resumption of westward gas flow from Russia to Germany, just a day after a halt in the gas supply to Europe pushed prices soaring.

Flag of Tanzania and the national flag of Uganda (© Shutterstock/esfera)
Flag of Tanzania and the national flag of Uganda (© Shutterstock/esfera)

A Major Uganda-Tanzania Oil Pipeline Hits Obstacles Amid Low-Price Compensation

Uganda faces challenges clearing a pipeline route transporting oil to its neighbour Tanzania. After approximately four years of talks, key players of the project finally reached a deal in April, leading to route marking for the East African Crude Oil Pipeline using pegs.

Flags of Algeria and Morocco (© Shutterstock/danielo)
Flags of Algeria and Morocco (© Shutterstock/danielo)

Morocco’s Option To Cover Pipeline Gas Deficit Unknown After A Fallout With Algeria

After many years of deteriorating diplomatic ties between Algeria and Morocco, the relationship between the two northern Africa nations took an ugly turn after Algeria decided to sever ties with Rabat.

Hacker working with laptop (© Shutterstock/Maksim Shmeljov)
Hacker working with laptop (© Shutterstock/Maksim Shmeljov)

US Authorities Issues $10m Bounty In The Hunt For Major US Pipeline Hackers

The US State Department, on Thursday, November 5, announced a $10 million bounty for information about DarkSide cybercrime group that targeted a major US oil conduit, Colonial Pipeline, leading to widespread fuel and gas shortages that affected some parts of southeastern US in May 2021.

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Flags of Iraq & Jordan (© Shutterstock/Aritra Deb)

Iraq & Jordan Hold Talks For A Low-Cost Basra-Aqaba Pipeline

Iraq and Jordan hold talks to build a low-cost oil pipeline linking Barsa to Aqaba, the oil ministry said on November 3. The talks come when the world second-largest is looking for a route to export its crude oil to energy-thirsty countries. The two countries have held similar talks for at least a decade.

Pipeline valve being opened (© Shutterstock/Oil and Gas Photographer)
Pipeline valve being opened (© Shutterstock/Oil and Gas Photographer)

TurkStream Pipeline Back To Life As Bulgaria Completes Emergency Repair

Bulgaria resumes gas supply to Serbia, Hungary and Romania after successfully repairing the ruptured 20-meter section of the TurkStream pipeline.

The pipeline ruptured on November 1, 2021, causing a major gas supply disruption, sending the countries into an emergence fuel import as Bulgaria worked to repair the pipeline for natural gas transmission.

Oil pump on background of the flag of Canada (© Shutterstock/Anton Watman)
Oil pump on background of the flag of Canada (© Shutterstock/Anton Watman)

Canadian Oil Producers Bet On New Pipeline Route To Gulf Coast

Canadian oil producers are set to enjoy higher prices on the crude they sell to the U.S. refiners as a strategic south-to-north pipeline nears reversal. The event could raise prospects of the oil industry domestically.

SEALID® All-in-1 is easy to use (© DENSO)
SEALID® All-in-1 is easy to use (© DENSO)

DENSO Reveals SEALID® As A New All-in-1 Corrosion Protection Solution

On the 2nd November 2021 the DENSO Group Germany revealed their new pipeline protection product.

The SEALID® All-in-1 Tape provides protection against corrosion as well as mechanical loads in a single step – without additional primer and without the use of other devices.

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

More Than 644,000-km of Gas Gathering Pipelines Placed Under Federal Oversight

The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA), after several years of drawn-out deliberation and coinciding with the Glasgow Climate Talks, will be issuing a final ruling that expands federal pipeline oversight to all onshore gas gathering pipelines.  This determination will apply federal pipeline safety regulations to thousands of high pressure gas gathering pipelines whic