Projects

Map of the Baltic states (© Shutterstock/Claudio Divizia)
Map of the Baltic states (© Shutterstock/Claudio Divizia)

Construction On The Gas Inter-Connector Poland-Lithuania Has Been Completed

The 508-km, 27.5 inch, bi-directional Gas Inter-connector Poland - Lithuania (GIPL) has been completed and partial shipments of gas will be made available on 1 May 2022.  The GIPL will integrate the gas systems of the Baltic Sea region into the internal EU gas markets in line with the EC's energy security strategy.  Its construction started at the beginning of 2020.

Osaka Gas logo on screen (© Shutterstock/Pavel Kapysh)
Osaka Gas logo on screen (© Shutterstock/Pavel Kapysh)

Osaka Gas and Pipeline Company Delves Into Green Hydogen

Osaka Gas, a Japanese gas company based in Osaka and operating roughly 56,500-km of gas pipelines in Japan as well as engaging in upstream, midstream and downstream energy projects throughout the world, has agreed to contribute project management, engineering and technical support for the $11 billion Desert Bloom Green Hydrogen.  This massive project will use a unique technology to suck water o

Steel pipes (© Shutterstock/khan3145)
Steel pipes (© Shutterstock/khan3145)

Salzgitter Group Contracted to Supply Pipes Linking the Wilhelmshaven LNG Terminal

Mannesmann GrossRohr GmbH (MGR), a subsidiary of the Salzgitter AG, has been tasked with the delivery of line pipes for Wilhelmshaven-Pipeline Link (WPL) by the transmission system operator Open Grid Europe GmbH (OGE), a press release published by Salzgitter Group on Wed April 13 stated.
 

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) Headquarters in Washington, DC (© Shutterstock/Mark Van Scyoc)
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) Headquarters in Washington, DC (© Shutterstock/Mark Van Scyoc)

FERC Approves Mountain Valley Pipeline Plan Amendment

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, on Friday, April 8, 2022, issued an order amending the 2017 Mountain Valley pipeline certificate to allow the line developers to bore under water bodies instead of the earlier approved open-cut method.

Turkmenistan gas production (© Shutterstock/GrAl)
Turkmenistan gas production (© Shutterstock/GrAl)

Vision of Bringing Turkmenistan's Gas Reserves to Europe With the Caspian Connector

Trans Caspian Resources, an American company dedicated to delivering natural gas from Turkmenistan's prodigious offshore fields in the Caspian Sea to external markets, has proposed a novel idea to begin such deliveries:  the Caspian Connector.

Wilhelmshaven on the map (© Shutterstock/a40757)
Wilhelmshaven on the map (© Shutterstock/a40757)

OGE To Build A New Pipeline Link Between Wilhelmshaven And NETRA

Open Grid Europe (OGE), Germany's largest pipeline operator, is planning to build a 30-km liquified natural gas link from the prospective new LNG terminal in Germany's deepest port in Wilhelmshaven.  The link will run from Wilhelmshaven to NETRA ((Norddeutsche Erdgas Transversale), a long-distance pipeline taking gas further south and east, reaching NETRA at a point near the Etzel underground s

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.