Pipeline Business

The Trans-Andean oil pipeline passing through montane rainforest in the Ecuadorian Amazon (copyright by Adobe Stock/Atelopus)
The Trans-Andean oil pipeline passing through montane rainforest in the Ecuadorian Amazon (copyright by Adobe Stock/Atelopus)

Another Bad Day For Ecuador's Accident-prone Crude Oil Pipeline System

Ecuador’s northern Amazon rainforest has seen heavy oil contamination since rich oil fields were discovered there in the 1960s. Billions of gallons of oil waste was dumped by then American oil giant Texaco into unlined, open-air pits in the ground.

Sonatrach AVAL head office building in Oran Algeria (copyright by Shutterstock/Oguz Dikbakan)
Sonatrach AVAL head office building in Oran Algeria (copyright by Shutterstock/Oguz Dikbakan)

Sonatrach Becomes a Bigger Player in the Lucrative European Gas Market

SONATRACH, Algeria's national hydrocarbon company, has become the majority shareholder of the offshore Medgaz pipeline connecting Algeria from the compressor station located at Beni-Saf to the incoming terminal located in Almeria, Spain.

 Ambas Bay with oil platform, Limbe, Cameroon  (copyright by Adobe Stock/Reinhard Marscha)
Ambas Bay with oil platform, Limbe, Cameroon (copyright by Adobe Stock/Reinhard Marscha)

Cameroon Oil Pipeline - A Big Jump in Transit Revenues on the Chad

Transit revenues on the Chad - Cameroon pipeline totaled approximately 55 million euros in 2019, according to recently published figures published by the National Hydrocarbon Company (SNH).  This represents a nearly 25 percent increase over the previous year.

African pipelines in the sunrise (copyright by Shutterstock/Kodda)
African pipelines in the sunrise (copyright by Shutterstock/Kodda)

Renewed Interest in Transporting African Natural Gas with Pipelines

Several sub-Saharan countries in Africa -- the planet's second largest continent, home to over 600 million people and proven gas reserves of nearly 500 trillion cubic feet -- are considering a number of big ticket pipeline construction projects.

Israel and Egypt flag (copyright by Shutterstock/ruskpp)
Israel and Egypt flag (copyright by Shutterstock/ruskpp)

Israel Begins Shipping Gas to Egypt via a Subsea Pipeline

Against the backdrop of the Corona pandemic what has been touted as " the most significant deal to emerge since the countries signed a historic peace treaty in 1979," Israel and Egypt began implementing an estimated $19.5 billion natural gas deal.

Poland and Norway flag together (copyright by Shutterstock/Aritra Deb)
Poland and Norway flag together (copyright by Shutterstock/Aritra Deb)

Construction on Baltic Gas Pipeline to Start

Polish President Andrzej Duda heralded the beginning of a 900-km major gas pipeline from Norwegian waters of the North Sea of Norway, through Denmark, to landfall at Niechorze-Pogorzelica in Poland.  Duda proclaimed the Baltic Pipeline would be a "milestone" in giving Poland independence from Russian gas.

Enbridge aims to build a pipeline under Lake Huron and Lake Michigan (JaySi - Shutterstock)
Enbridge aims to build a pipeline under Lake Huron and Lake Michigan (JaySi - Shutterstock)

Enbridge Aims to Build a Pipeline Under Lake Huron and Lake Michigan

Enbridge, the Canadian pipeline company, is interested in building a 6.4-km long tunnel beneath the Straits of Mackinac, the Michigan waterway that connects Lake Huron and Lake Michigan -- an ecologically sensitive area and popular tourist destination -- constituting two of the Great Lakes. The company had applied last Wednesday for state and federal authorization

Safe and Reliable Gas infrastructure Keeps the Gas Flowing during Current Crisis (Corona Borealis Studio / Shutterstock)
Safe and Reliable Gas infrastructure Keeps the Gas Flowing during Current Crisis (Corona Borealis Studio / Shutterstock)

Safe and Reliable Gas infrastructure Keeps the Gas Flowing during Current Crisis

Gas Infrastructure Europe (GIE) and its members are responding to the issues posed by the COVID-19 pandemic to ensure that all personnel are looked after and that supplies of gas are uninterrupted.

Has the Oil Price War Between Saudi Arabia and Russia Run Its Course? (William Potter / Shutterstock)
Has the Oil Price War Between Saudi Arabia and Russia Run Its Course? (William Potter / Shutterstock)

Has the Oil Price War Between Saudi Arabia and Russia Run Its Course?

The oil price war between Saudi Arabia and the Russian Federation, with both countries ramping up oil production in a time of dramatically reduced consumer demand worldwide, has moved crude oil prices to 20 year lows this week.  U.S.

first publicly accessible hydrogen network will allow wide-ranging CO2 reduction (Copyright: OGE)
first publicly accessible hydrogen network will allow wide-ranging CO2 reduction (Copyright: OGE)

First Publicly Accessible Hydrogen Network Will Allow Wide-ranging CO2 Reduction

Germany’s first publicly accessible hydrogen network is due to supply increasing quantities of green hydrogen (H2) to industrial companies in Lower Saxony and North Rhine-Westphalia from late 2022 onwards. BP, Evonik, Nowega, OGE and RWE Generation have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to develop the GET H2 Nukleus project. All these companies are members of the GET H2 initiative

Plains All American Pays Up For The May 2015 Oil Pipeline Rupture (Shutterstock / Pix One)
Plains All American Pays Up For The May 2015 Oil Pipeline Rupture (Shutterstock / Pix One)

Plains All American Pays Up For The May 2015 Oil Pipeline Rupture

In May 2015 a corroded Plains All American oil pipeline burst, spilling nearly 3000 barrels of crude that covered Refugio State Beach near Santa Barbara, California. The incident killed hundreds of marine mammals, fish, birds and other wildlife.  

Built-in Capacity Constraints Limit Russia's Freedom of Maneuver (Factory_Easy / Shutterstock)
Built-in Capacity Constraints Limit Russia's Freedom of Maneuver (Factory_Easy / Shutterstock)

Built-in Capacity Constraints Limit Russia's Freedom of Maneuver

The global Corona pandemic is having a profound effect on energy markets, leading to a precipitous drop in demand for oil and oil products and forcing major oil producers like Saudi Arabia and the Russian Federation to increase production in a struggle for market share.

Europe's leading pipeline conference goes online because of COVID-19
Europe's leading pipeline conference goes online because of COVID-19

Europe's leading pipeline conference goes online because of COVID-19

Hanover/Berlin, 9 March 2020: The annual Pipeline Technology Conference (ptc) will be held online this year. This was announced by the organizer EITEP, immediately after the cancellation of the annual event. The rampant corona virus has made it impossible to hold the event safely and has led to the cancellation of numerous well-known events worldwide.