Pipeline Business

Fuel cap with a lock (© Shutterstock/serato)
Fuel cap with a lock (© Shutterstock/serato)

Fuel Theft Continues Across the Global Pipeline Landscape

Penetrating a pipeline and attempting to remove its contents is an ongoing problem in the pipeline industry and its reach is worldwide, usually with horrific consequences for the perpetrators of the theft and resident populations in the area.

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Flags of Spain & Algeria (© Shutterstock/NINA IMAGES)

Spain Lobby Algeria to Guarantee Piped Natural Gas Supply Amid Europe's Energy Crisis

Spanish Minister on Wednesday, October 27, met with Algeria officials for the second in a month to guarantee a reliable supply of natural gas to the European country amid soaring fuel shortages.
 

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

Australian Macquarie Asset Management Sees A Bright Future in Thyssengas

The venerable German Thyssengas, founded in 1921 by the Thyssen steel company to deliver gas to cities within the Ruhr area and now Germany's second-largest pipeline operator, has been sold to the Australian investment bank Macquarie Asset Management.  Macquarie had previously owned Thyssengas from 2011 to 2016 before its sale to French energy giant EDF and the Dutch private market fund manager

Crestwood logo on a phone screen (© Shutterstock/IgorGolovniov)
Crestwood logo on a phone screen (© Shutterstock/IgorGolovniov)

Crestwood Bets On $1 billion pipeline deal with Oasis Midstream Partners LP

Crestwood Equity Partners LP sealed a $1 billion deal worth in stock and cash to acquire Oasis Midstream Partners LP, in addition to pipelines and other assets for banking on the growth in the U.S Delaware and Williston shale basins.

According to the company’s statement on Tuesday, October 26,  the latest deal will see Crestwood cost-save about $45 million annually.

Nord Stream 2 reaching Greifswald in Germany (© Shutterstock/Frame Stock Footage)
Nord Stream 2 reaching Greifswald in Germany (© Shutterstock/Frame Stock Footage)

Nord Stream 2 Reaches Significant Regulatory Milestone

Nord Stream 2, Europe's most controversial energy project, cleared a prominent hurdle this week when the German Federal Economy Ministry concluded that certifying the 1200-km undersea pipeline will not threaten the security of gas supply to the Federal Republic of Germany or the European Union.

BP logo on the BP headquarter in London (© Shutterstock/Willy Barton)
BP logo on the BP headquarter in London (© Shutterstock/Willy Barton)

BP Signs 10-Year Deal With China's Shenzhen Gas For 300,000 Tons Pipeline Gas Annually

BP signed a sales-purchase agreement with a unit of China's gas  Company, Shenzhen Gas Group Co Ltd, for the supply of up to 300,000 tons of piped natural gas annually, as from 2023, BP said on Wednesday, October 20, 2021.

Based on the agreement, BP will provide Shenzhen Sino-Benny LPG Co Ltd, a fully-owned Shenzhen Gas unit with pipeline gas, for ten years.

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Flags of Nigeria and Morocco (© Shutterstock/Aritra Deb)

Morocco In The Process Of Setting Up Firm For Nigeria Gas Pipeline Project

Morocco is on the verge of creating a public firm to manage a natural gas supply project from Nigeria through a pipeline running across many African countries to Morocco, a Morrocan daily reported on Sunday, October 24, 2021.

Subsea 7 offshore support vessel Seven Atlantic (© Shutterstock/Arild Lilleboe)
Subsea 7 offshore support vessel Seven Atlantic (© Shutterstock/Arild Lilleboe)

Petrobras Awards Subsea 7 Long-Term Contract For Pipeline Laying Support Vessels In Brazil

Subsea 7 on Tuesday, October 19, announced major day-rate long-term contracts by Petrobras for pipelaying support vessels (PLSV)—Seven Rio, Seven Wave, and Seven Sun.

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Flags of Israel & Egypt (© Shutterstock/ruskpp)

Israel Considering A New Pipeline Construction To Boost Gas Exports To Egypt

Israel considers constructing an interstate pipeline from Israel to Egypt in order to facilitate natural gas export to the neighbouring country amid the prevailing tight global supply chain that has seen a spike in the worldwide gas prices globally, the Israeli energy ministry said on October 21, 2021.

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Reducing methane emissions (© Shutterstock/nexusby)

European Gas Pipeline Operators And Association’s Led Project Aims To Curb Emissions

The European Gas Research Group (GERG) and Enagas are leading a project in cooperation with 14 other European countries to boost the knowledge on using new technologies to quantify and reduce methane drastically in midstream infrastructure, OGE stated in a press release dated October 13, 2021.

Route of Nord Stream 2 (© Shutterstock/MurzilA)
Route of Nord Stream 2 (© Shutterstock/MurzilA)

The First String Of The Nord Stream 2 Pipeline Gas-In Procedure Completed

The first string of the Nord Stream 2 pipeline gas-in procedure was completed successfully as of Monday, October 18, 2021, a press release published by Nord Stream 2 stated.

According to the press release, the pipe is filled with 177 million m3 of technical gas, exerting 103-bar pressure in the pipeline in line with the system’s design and plan.

Three Coast Guard boats docked at Los Angeles Harbor, San Pedro, California USA (© Shutterstock/Philip Pilosian)
Three Coast Guard boats docked at Los Angeles Harbor, San Pedro, California USA (© Shutterstock/Philip Pilosian)

Huntington Beach Oil Pipeline Breach May Have Occurred A Year Ago

California Coast Guard officials are now saying that the breach in the oil pipeline near Huntington Beach in southern California could have occurred several months to even a year before the actual 596,000 liter spill.  According to The LA Times, Investigators suspect an initial anchor strike displaced a portion of the pipeline 32 meters and stripped away its concrete casing, causing it to be mo

Logo of the APGA (© APGA)
Logo of the APGA (© APGA)

Pipeline Association Elects Donna Mcdowall As First Female President In 54-Year History

The Australian Pipelines and Gas Association has elected Donna Mcdowall the first female ever to serve in the association’s presidential capacity in a 54-year history, stated APGA press release published by the association on Monday, October 18, 2021.

Cork on the map of Ireland and the Celtic Sea (© Shutterstock/Zarko Prusac)
Cork on the map of Ireland and the Celtic Sea (© Shutterstock/Zarko Prusac)

PSE Kinsale Energy Applies To Leave Gas Pipelines Lying On The Seabed

Kinsale gas field’s owner, PSE Kinsale Energy sent an application seeking government approval to leave its gas pipelines in their wells as part of their decommissioning program following gas supplies depletion in the Celtic Sea. The depletion leading to a permanent halt in gas production from the Kinsale fields on July 5, 2020, Irish Examiner reported on Sunday, October 17, 2021.