Pipeline Business

Map of the pipeline network in Germany (FNB Gas)
Map of the pipeline network in Germany (FNB Gas)

German gas TSOs plan to invest €7 billion for natural gas pipelines until 2028

The German gas transmission system operators (TSOs) have submitted their draft for a Gas Network Development Plan in Germany. The document sets out the TSOs’ detailed plans for the future development of the German network to ensure a secure supply of natural gas in the period to 2028.

The Grangemouth Oil Raffinery not far from the location of the incident (Copyright by Ineos)
The Grangemouth Oil Raffinery not far from the location of the incident (Copyright by Ineos)

Closure of Forties Pipeline System in the UK Leads to Biggest Industrial Decline Since 2012

For the second time in the past few months the Forties Pipeline System (FPS) in the UK has shut down due to the unexpected closure of the feed control valves on the pipeline supplying the Kinneil gas processing plant.

Turkish pipeline construction companies likely to get the nod for building a new Kirkuk-Ceyhan connection (ruskpp / Shutterstock)
Turkish pipeline construction companies likely to get the nod for building a new Kirkuk-Ceyhan connection (ruskpp / Shutterstock)

Turkish pipeline construction companies likely to get the nod for building a new Kirkuk-Ceyhan connection

Signaling its preference for Turkish pipeline construction companies to build the new 970-km Kirkuk - Ceyhan export oil pipeline, the Iraqi central government appealed last week for Turkish companies to participate in the pipeline project. Project finance will be along the lines of a Build-Operate-Transfer (BOT) model, which will mitigate risk for the cash-strapped Iraqi government.

Russia to Finance a Feasibility Study on Building a Multibillion Dollar Gas Pipeline from Iran to Pakistan (Sergey_R / Shutterstock)
Russia to Finance a Feasibility Study on Building a Multibillion Dollar Gas Pipeline from Iran to Pakistan (Sergey_R / Shutterstock)

Russia to Finance a Feasibility Study on Building a Multibillion Dollar Gas Pipeline from Iran to Pakistan

Making headway on an idea that has been discussed for at least a decade, Russia and Pakistan have reached a preliminary agreement to build a multibillion dollar offshore pipeline for the transport of Iranian gas to Pakistan and possibly to India.

While the agreement has yet to codified in an official written document, observers believe this will soon happen.

Iraq / Iran Sign Major Oil Swap Deal (Kent Weakley / Shutterstock)
Iraq / Iran Sign Major Oil Swap Deal (Kent Weakley / Shutterstock)

Iraq / Iran Sign Major Oil Swap Deal

In the first oil deal of its kind since Iraqi forces re-established control over Kirkuk in the northern part of the country earlier this year, Iraq has agreed to swap 60,000 barrels of oil per day for Iranian oil. The oil will be delivered by tanker truck to the border area of Kermanshah, where Iran has a refinery. Iran will deliver an equal amount of oil to Iraq's southern ports in Basra.

More and more oil & gas exploration is conducted in the Mediterranean Sea (Andriy Markov / Shutterstock)
More and more oil & gas exploration is conducted in the Mediterranean Sea (Andriy Markov / Shutterstock)

East Med Pipeline To Boost Europe's Energy Security

In yet another effort to enhance European energy security by diversifying sources away from Russia, a consortium of countries including Cyprus, Italy, Greece and Israel will build an 1900 km gas pipeline from the Levantine Basin in the eastern Mediterranean to Greece and Italy in 2025.

Honeywell Survey Shows Low Adoption of Industrial Cyber Security Measures (Sergey Tarasov / Shutterstock)
Honeywell Survey Shows Low Adoption of Industrial Cyber Security Measures (Sergey Tarasov / Shutterstock)

Honeywell Survey Shows Low Adoption of Industrial Cyber Security Measures

A new study appointed by Honeywell shows that most industrial companies are not adopting their cyber security measures to protect their data and operations, although cyber attacks have increased around the globe.

Worldwide Survey Reveals NDT Global as Leader for Ultrasonic Pipeline Inspection
Worldwide Survey Reveals NDT Global as Leader for Ultrasonic Pipeline Inspection

Worldwide Survey Reveals NDT Global as Leader for Ultrasonic Pipeline Inspection

NDT Global are proud to share the results of the Kimberlite International Oilfield Research* 2017 Pipeline report, which highlights operators internationally ranking NDT Global as the industry leader in ultrasonic tool technology.

Germany's largest TSO appoints Dr. Frank Reiners to the Board of Management
Germany's largest TSO appoints Dr. Frank Reiners to the Board of Management

Germany's largest TSO appoints Dr. Frank Reiners to the Board of Management

At its last meeting in September 2017, the Supervisory Board of Open Grid Europe decided to appoint Dr Frank Reiners as CFO of Open Grid Europe GmbH. He will assume his position on 1st February 2018.

Canada's Multibillion Dollar Pipeline Industry Begins Soul-Searching Conversations On the Future (Sergey_R / Shutterstock)
Canada's Multibillion Dollar Pipeline Industry Begins Soul-Searching Conversations On the Future (Sergey_R / Shutterstock)

Canada's Multibillion Dollar Pipeline Industry Begins Soul-Searching Conversations On the Future

Canada's mega $15 billion Energy East pipeline project, which would have carried 1.1 million barrels of tar sands oil per day from Alberta to Canada's east coast for export, is being scrapped by TransCanada due to more stringent environmental regulations imposed by the Trudeau government.

Higher Court in Duesseldorf rules against PGniG (Charlie1965nrw / Wikipedia)
Higher Court in Duesseldorf rules against PGniG (Charlie1965nrw / Wikipedia)

The Way is Clear for Opal Gastransport to Offer Full Gas Capacity

A Duesseldorf Higher Regional Court said last week that it will not honour a request by Polish energy company PGniG and its German subsidiary to block Gazprom from increasing its use of the Opal pipeline in eastern Germany.

A natural gas station in Bucharest, Romania (Gabriel Petrescu / Shutterstock)
A natural gas station in Bucharest, Romania (Gabriel Petrescu / Shutterstock)

Pipeline Projects in Eastern Europe Beset With New Concerns

Amid heightened concern about the financial viability of natural gas pipeline projects in Romania, it appears likely now that the country will scale back ambitions to export gas to western Europe and thus compete with Russia.

Rosneft Trades Gas Pipeline Investment for Future Role in Supplying Europe with Northern Iraqi Gas (serkan senturk / Shutterstock)
Rosneft Trades Gas Pipeline Investment for Future Role in Supplying Europe with Northern Iraqi Gas (serkan senturk / Shutterstock)

Rosneft Trades Gas Pipeline Investment for Future Role in Supplying Europe with Northern Iraqi Gas

Rosneft and the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) have agreed to cooperate in the construction of a natural gas pipeline with a 30 bcm of gas per year capacity.

The pipeline will be constructed in 2019 for Kurdish domestic use, with exports due to begin in 2020.