Pipeline Business

Gas valve and the flag of Finland (© Shutterstock/max.ku)
Gas valve and the flag of Finland (© Shutterstock/max.ku)

Finland To Abandon the Russia-Finland Natural Gas Pipeline After 50 Years

Russian President Vladimir Putin's invasion of Ukraine continues to roil gas pipeline operations throughout Europe.  Late last week, Finland's state-owned energy group Gasum was informed by  Russia's Gazprom Export that natural gas supplies from Russia to Finland would be cut on Saturday at 04.00 GMT.

Flag of the EU (© Shutterstock/ZoranKrstic)
Flag of the EU (© Shutterstock/ZoranKrstic)

EU Proposes EUR 2 Billion to End Ties with Russia's Oil Export Pipeline, Druzhba

The EU on Wednesday, May 18 announced plans to invest EUR 2 billion to end its long-term Russia crude oil import dependence through the Druzhba pipeline. This latest move is part of the bloc's plan to reduce its reliance on Moscow's energy following the Russian ongoing invasion of Ukraine since February 24, 2022.

Total head office in Paris, France (© Shutterstock/HJBC)
Total head office in Paris, France (© Shutterstock/HJBC)

TotalEnergies Implements a Drone-Based Detection Campaign to Reduce Methane Emissions

TotalEnergies is implementing a worldwide drone-based emission detection and quantification campaign across all its upstream gas and oil sites as part of its commitment to tackling methane emissions associated with its operations.

Trinidad & Tobago on the map (© Shutterstock/Tudoran Andrei)
Trinidad & Tobago on the map (© Shutterstock/Tudoran Andrei)

BP Awards Subsea 7 Contract for TOPR project Offshore Trinidad and Tobago

BP awarded Subsea 7 a contract for the TOPR project offshore Trinidad and Tobago. According to Subsea 7, the project will be carried out at depths of 280 feet.

The project covers a wide range of tasks, including installing a 12-inch diameter pipeline over 96 kilometers, diver tie-in spools, and an associated shore approach.

Three offshore oil platforms in dry dock in Port Aransas, Texas (© Shutterstock/Edgar Lee Espe)
Three offshore oil platforms in dry dock in Port Aransas, Texas (© Shutterstock/Edgar Lee Espe)

US Oil Pipeline Operators Prepare for a Surge in Shale Output to the Pre-Pandemic Levels

Analysts predict an increase in crude oil flow from the US shale field to export hubs located on the Gulf Coast to the pre-pandemic level, effectively ending the desperation of some Texas oil pipeline operators.

Flags of Spain and France (© Shutterstock/Aritra Deb)
Flags of Spain and France (© Shutterstock/Aritra Deb)

Russia's War in Ukraine Revives the Stalled MidCat Gas Pipeline Connecting France to Spain

The Russian invasion of Ukraine has led to more than imaginable changes in Europe's security architecture and a new normal as the EU member states strive for alternatives to Russian energy. Following the invasion of Ukraine, Madrid has called for the revival of the MidCat gas pipeline planned to connect France and Spain to reduce Europe's energy dependence on Russia.

Flag of Ukraine waving in the wind on a clear day (© Shutterstock/rarrarorro)
Flag of Ukraine waving in the wind on a clear day (© Shutterstock/rarrarorro)

Ukraine Seeking To Exert Full Control over Transboundary Gas Pipeline System

Gas Transmission System Operator of Ukraine (GTSOU) will not reopen the Sokhranovka gas transit route from Russia to Europe until Kyiv obtains full control over its pipeline system, the head of GTSOU told Reuters on Thursday.

A stack of pipes (© Shutterstock/ivandan)
A stack of pipes (© Shutterstock/ivandan)

Strohm Partners with Petronas to Commercialize Thermoplastic Composite Pipes

Giant manufacturer of thermoplastic composite pipes (TCP) Strohm has partnered with Petronas Technology Ventures Sdn Bhd (PTVSB), the technology commercialization arm of Malaysia-based tech firm Petronas.

Africa from space [courtesy of NASA] (© Shutterstock/Capitano Footage)
Africa from space [courtesy of NASA] (© Shutterstock/Capitano Footage)

Seeing Europe Pull The Red Card, Russia Turns To Africa

For nearly six years now Nigeria has been trying to interest Europe in a 5,660-km gas pipeline that would transport Nigerian natural gas to Morocco and ultimately to Europe. The intention was to assist Europe in becoming less dependent on Russian gas.

Enbridge Energy Headquarter (© Shutterstock/ JHVEPhoto)
Enbridge Energy Headquarter (© Shutterstock/ JHVEPhoto)

Enbridge Invests $6.6 Million in Smartpipe for Innovative Pipeline Technology Development

Texas-based startup Smartpipe Technologies on Monday, May 2, 2022, announced it had received an investment valued at US$ 6.6 million from Enbridge Inc. to develop innovative pipeline technology, which can be used to enhance the versatility and safety of the existing pipeline infrastructure.

egypt and sinai peninsula viewed from space at night [some elements courtesy of nasa] (© Shutterstock/MGS)
egypt and sinai peninsula viewed from space at night [some elements courtesy of nasa] (© Shutterstock/MGS)

Section of Egypt’s Natural Gas Pipeline Attacked by ISIS Terrorists in the Northern Sinai

Terrorists belonging to the Islamic States attacked a section of Egypt’s natural gas pipeline in the northern Sinai region on Sunday, May 1, 2022. According to Egypt’s security officials, the blast sparked up a fire, with no casualties reported in the incident.