Projects

H₂ercules Planning Map (© OGE/RWE)
H₂ercules Planning Map (© OGE/RWE)

OGE And RWE Building The Foundation For Germany's First Hydrogen Fast Track: H2ercules

Open Grid Europe (OGE) and Rheinisch-Westfälisches Elektrizitätswerk Aktiengesellschaft (RWE), German powerhouses in the transmission and production of energy respectively, are teaming up to lead Germany and the rest of Europe (if not the world) in the development of a new hydrogen industry and infrastructure dubbed H2ercules.

IGB Project (Gas Interconnector Greece-Bulgaria) Map (@ICGB AD)
IGB Project (Gas Interconnector Greece-Bulgaria) Map (@ICGB AD)

Long-delayed Greece-Bulgaria Gas Pipeline Will Be Ready by Late June, Says Bulgaria's PM

The long-awaited gas pipeline transporting natural gas from Greece to Bulgaria will be ready in late June and enter operations in September 2022, Bulgaria PM disclosed on Monday, 21 March 2022. The Greece-Bulgaria pipeline will help reduce Bulgaria's reliance on Russian gas, which constitutes a better proportion of Bulgaria's domestic gas consumption.

Red sand dunes and rock formations of Bajdah (@2021 NEOM)
Red sand dunes and rock formations of Bajdah (@2021 NEOM)

Saudi Arabia Announces construction of Neom’s $5 Billion Green Hydrogen Plant

Saudi Arabia has announced that it will start the construction of a $5 billion hydrogen plant in Neom this month to produce carbon-free hydrogen anticipated to be export-ready in the next four years to help transition to clean energy. The facility contracted by US-based firm Air Products and Chemicals Inc. will be located at Northwestern Saudi Arabia.

Route of the Trans Adriatic Pipeline (© Trans Adriatic Pipeline AG)
Route of the Trans Adriatic Pipeline (© Trans Adriatic Pipeline AG)

TAP Transports Its First 10 Bcm of Natural Gas from Azerbaijan to Europe

The Trans Adriatic Pipeline AG on March 17 announced that it had transported a total of 10 billion cubic meters of natural gas from Azerbaijan to Europe through the Kipoi interconnection point located at the Greek-Turkish border. It is also the same point where TAP connects to the Trans Anatolian Pipeline (TANAP). Currently, 8.5 out of the 10 bcm have been delivered to Italy.

Russia-China pipeline (© Adobe Stock/alexmlx)
Russia-China pipeline (© Adobe Stock/alexmlx)

Power of Siberia 2 Pipeline Puts Ever More Pressure on Europe

Russia has agreed to a 30-year contract to supply gas to China via Power of Siberia 2, a new 2600-km pipeline originating in the Bovanenkovo and Kharasavey gas fields in Yamal,  bolstering an energy alliance with Beijing amid Moscow's strained ties with the West over Ukraine and other issues.

The national flag of Uganda and flag of Tanzania (© Shutterstock/esfera)
The national flag of Uganda and flag of Tanzania (© Shutterstock/esfera)

Uganda And Tanzania Have Finalized Crude Oil Pipeline Terms, Drilling to Begin Soon

Tanzania and Uganda signed a deal with French and Chinese oil firms last week, finalizing a $10 billion pipeline and drilling project. While the project supporters say the pipeline project will boost the two countries economic growth, Ugandan activists said the complaints from the families affected by the government's project hadn't been taken into consideration.

Flag of Texas (© Shutterstock/patrice6000)
Flag of Texas (© Shutterstock/patrice6000)

Texan Whistler Pipeline In The Permian Basin To Expand

The Whistler Pipeline, an approximately 724-km, 42-inch intrastate vessel that transports natural gas from the Waha Header in the Permian Basin to Aqua Dulce providing direct access to markets in southern Texas and to some abroad, is undergoing an expansion with a new 36-inch lateral extending some 35 miles and connecting to multiple processing sites in Martin County.  The lateral enters into s

Nord Stream land-based facility at Lubmin (© Shutterstock/Maren Winter)
Nord Stream land-based facility at Lubmin (© Shutterstock/Maren Winter)

German Part of Nord Stream 2 Pipeline's Subsidiary Established

Nord Stream 2 AG on Wednesday, January 26, announced funding a German subsidiary gas company. The new company will own and operate the 54-kilometer section of Germany's side of the Nord Stream 2 pipeline and the land-based facility at Lubmin.

Flag of Ecuador (© Shutterstock/patrice6000)
Flag of Ecuador (© Shutterstock/patrice6000)

Continuing Erosion in Piedra Fina Ecuador Lead to 485-km Crude Pipeline Breakdown

It is believed that serious and ongoing erosion in the Piedra Fina sector of Ecuador, situated south of San Francisco de Asís, led rocks to fall on the heavy OCP Ecuador crude oil pipeline. The pipeline's technical staff were trying to contain the damage.  

Iowa on the map (© Shutterstock/Aleksandr Grechanyuk)
Iowa on the map (© Shutterstock/Aleksandr Grechanyuk)

ADM Proposes The State's Third Carbon-Capture Pipeline In Iowa

A Chicago-based company Archer Daniel Midlands Co, on Tuesday, January 11, announced it had reached an agreement over the construction of a pipeline that would aid in the capture and sequestration of carbon emission from its Iowa ethanol plants.

Map of Afghanistan (© Shutterstock/Rainer Lesniewski)
Map of Afghanistan (© Shutterstock/Rainer Lesniewski)

Taliban Regime To Deploy 30,000 Troops To Resume Work On The TAPI Gas Pipeline Project

The Taliban government, on Monday, January 10, announced their plan to deploy a contingent of the Islamist fighters from a special unit to continue working on the Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India (TAPI) project, which was suspended last year due to uncertainty and insecurity following the imminent attack collapse of Kabul.

System Development Map (© ENTSOG/GIE)
System Development Map (© ENTSOG/GIE)

Newest Version of the European Gas System Development Map Is Out

The European Network of Transmission System Operators for Gas (ENTSOG) and Gas Infrastructure Europe (GIE) have developed the 10th edition of the System Development map, illustrating existing and planned gas infrastructure and gas capacities in 2020-2021.

Flag of Russia (© Shutterstock/esfera)
Flag of Russia (© Shutterstock/esfera)

Yaroslavl–Moscow Oil Pipeline Fiber-Optic Communication Line Upgraded To Boost Operations

Svyaztransneft’s Oka Region branch commissioned Tekstilshchiki-Security Station, an upgraded fiber-optic communication line (FOCL) in Moscow city and the Moscow region to boost operations, the company announced in a press release published on December 3, 2021.

Flag of the People's Republic of China (© Shutterstock/Tatoh)
Flag of the People's Republic of China (© Shutterstock/Tatoh)

Sinopec Builds World's Largest Solar-To-Green Hydrogen Plant With Pipelines And Storage

Chinese biggest hydrogen producer, Sinopec, started building one of the world's largest solar-to-hydrogen projects on Dec. 1, 2021. The 'world's largest' renewable solar-to-hydrogen plan, estimated to cost a whopping $470 million, will link 300 MW of PV to 20000-tonne capacity electrolysers in Xinjian by 2023.