Pipeline Business

Iran on the Verge on Building Transboundary Gas Pipeline to Oman / India (ruskpp / Shutterstock)
Iran on the Verge on Building Transboundary Gas Pipeline to Oman / India (ruskpp / Shutterstock)

Iran on the Verge on Building Transboundary Gas Pipeline to Oman / India

Off and on over the past ten years Iran has discussed building a transboundary pipeline via Pakistan to supply India with natural gas. Since then a subsea line has gained favor with the project's principal stakeholders.

Foundation Stone Laid for Ugandan - Tanzanian Crude Export Pipeline (Shutterstock / Andrea Danti)
Foundation Stone Laid for Ugandan - Tanzanian Crude Export Pipeline (Shutterstock / Andrea Danti)

Uganda Marks the Development of Feeder Pipelines to the Refinery in Hoima

The Ugandan government has set up a resettlement planning committee for persons affected by the country's burgeoning oil patch in Buliisa. The work, which will include a Central Processing Facility (CPF), construction camps, accommodation facilities, a workshop and feeder pipelines. is a prelude to full - scale oil production in 2020.

The Al-Zour Oil Refinery will be Kuwaits fourth Refinery (Orapin Joyphuem / Shutterstock)
The Al-Zour Oil Refinery will be Kuwaits fourth Refinery (Orapin Joyphuem / Shutterstock)

Saipem Secures Substantial Contract Constructing Feed Pipelines in Kuwait

Saipem, one of the leading companies in the engineering, procurement, construction and commissioning of pipelines worldwide, has won a $850 million contract to complete the feed pipelines of the New Refinery Project in Al-Zour south of Kuwait.

A cloud of uncertainty hangs over the latest auction for natural gas transportation capacity by system operator CENAGAS (Diego Grandi / Shutterstock)
A cloud of uncertainty hangs over the latest auction for natural gas transportation capacity by system operator CENAGAS (Diego Grandi / Shutterstock)

Uncertainty about additional gas transportation capacities in Mexico

In light of a deficient pipeline transportation infrastructure and of power plants that struggle to come online, not a single bid to participate in the current round has been received by CENAGAS in Mexico. The state has thus called the auction null and void.

The LNG Carrier GALEA (Wmeinhart/CC-BY-SA-3.0)
The LNG Carrier GALEA (Wmeinhart/CC-BY-SA-3.0)

LNG from the US reached Great Britain for the first time

US produced shale gas reached British homes and power plants for the first time ever. Last week, the UK took a delivery from America with liquefied natural gas as the LNG Carrier GALEA arrived at the Isle of Grain port in Kent, 60 kilometer east of London. The Isle of Grain-Terminal has got a capacity of one million cubic meters of LNG, making it Europe's largest installation of that kind.

Nigeria Looking for Britain to Invest in its Energy Sector (Peter Hermes Furian / Shutterstock)
Nigeria Looking for Britain to Invest in its Energy Sector (Peter Hermes Furian / Shutterstock)

Nigeria Looking for Britain to Invest in its Energy Sector

The British High Commissioner to Nigeria, Paul Arkwright, has told the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) that his government would invest substantial sums to upgrade Nigeria's pipeline network, renewable energy facilities and gas and power infrastructure.

Another Pipeline in the Baltic Region Heats Up the European Gas Market (Elvis Antson / Shutterstock)
Another Pipeline in the Baltic Region Heats Up the European Gas Market (Elvis Antson / Shutterstock)

Another Pipeline in the Baltic Region Heats Up the European Gas Market

The number of aspirants looking to supply continental Europe with gas grew again this week, with the Finnish government endorsing the 152-km bi-directional Balticconnector undersea gas pipeline project (22-km section in Finland, 80-km section on the floor of the Gulf of Finland, 50-km section in Estonia).

LNG tanker sails on a cruise to Qatar (photowrzesien / Shutterstock)
LNG tanker sails on a cruise to Qatar (photowrzesien / Shutterstock)

Qatar Will Not Disrupt Gas Deliveries to the UAE and Oman

The boss of Qatar Petroleum said this week that, despite the efforts of its Arab neighbors in the Gulf to diplomatically isolate the country, Qatar would not seek to cut gas deliveries through the 364-km Dolphin gas pipeline to the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

Ugandan-Tanzanian Framework Agreement Signed for 1,445 km Pipeline Construction (Shutterstock / Andrea Danti)
Ugandan-Tanzanian Framework Agreement Signed for 1,445 km Pipeline Construction (Shutterstock / Andrea Danti)

Ugandan-Tanzanian Framework Agreement Signed for 1,445 km Pipeline Construction

The governments of Tanzania and Uganda have signed a framework agreement governing the construction of a $3.55 bn,1445-km, 24 inch diameter crude oil pipeline from landlocked Uganda to the blue water Tanzanian port of Tanga.

The pipeline would transport to market recoverable Ugandan reserves estimated between 1.4 - 1.7 bn barrels.

Oil and Gas Prices Remain Stable as Diplomatic Relations Fray between Iran and Saudi Arabia (Wikipedia / TUBS)
Oil and Gas Prices Remain Stable as Diplomatic Relations Fray between Iran and Saudi Arabia (Wikipedia / TUBS)

Oil and Gas Prices Remain Stable as Diplomatic Relations Fray between Qatar and Saudi Arabia

The Saudi - led group of countries severing diplomatic relations with Qatar today will have no significant impact on the price of oil, according to Alastair Newton, of Alavan Business Advisory in Livingstone, Zambia.

Newton said there is a large surplus on the supply side relative to the demand side and that this will continue to exert downward pressure on the price.

Northern Gas Pipeline To Be Built In Australia After Repeated Delays (Shutterstock / sevenMaps7)
Northern Gas Pipeline To Be Built In Australia After Repeated Delays (Shutterstock / sevenMaps7)

Northern Gas Pipeline To Be Built In Australia After Repeated Delays

Construction on the 622-km, $800 million Northern Gas pipeline from Tennant Creek to Mt Isa is due to begin in July after months of uncertainty concerning land access.

 MMT Sweden Secures Major Pipeline Inspection Contract from Nord Stream AG (Copyright by MMT)
MMT Sweden Secures Major Pipeline Inspection Contract from Nord Stream AG (Copyright by MMT)

MMT Sweden Secures Major Pipeline Inspection Contract from Nord Stream AG

MMT Sweden, a marine survey company engaged around the world, has been awarded a three year contract by Nord Stream AG to inspect both lines of the Nord Stream Pipeline running along the floor of the Baltic Sea.

The external inspection of the pipeline will be executed by the joint venture between MMT Sweden and Reach Subsea.