Projects

IPI and TAPI Natural Gas Pipelines (© 2013 ADB)
IPI and TAPI Natural Gas Pipelines (© 2013 ADB)

Ground-breaking Delays Raise Cost of Transnational TAPI Gas Pipeline

The Asian Development Bank cautioned this week that the cost of the proposed 1680 km transnational natural gas pipeline bringing annually 3.2 billion cubic feet of gas from Yoloten and adjacent fields in Turkmenistan through Afghanistan to Pakistan and India (TAPI) will increase from $7.5 billion to $10 billion due to delays affecting project commencement.

Kashagan Development - D Island (© 2015 North Caspian Operating Company)
Kashagan Development - D Island (© 2015 North Caspian Operating Company)

Saipem Secures Pipeline Construction Contract in the Giant Kashagan Field of North Caspian valued at $1.8 billion

The North Caspian Operating Company (NCOC) has awarded Saipem a $1.8 billion Engineering and Construction contract in the petroleum rich waters of the North Caspian.

 Keathley Canyon Connector (© 2015 Business Wire / Williams)
Keathley Canyon Connector (© 2015 Business Wire / Williams)

Williams and DCP Midstream Partners Commission Deep Water Gas Pipeline Gathering System

In a remarkable technological achievement, Williams and DCP Midstream Partners announced this week that a 20 inch, 209 mile natural gas pipeline gathering system in ultra deep water of the Gulf of Mexico is now in operation.

Myanmar and China Announce the Opening of a 770 km Crude Oil Pipeline (© 2015 China National Petroleum Corporation)
Myanmar and China Announce the Opening of a 770 km Crude Oil Pipeline (© 2015 China National Petroleum Corporation)

Myanmar and China Announce the Opening of a 770 km Crude Oil Pipeline

Five years in the making, Myanmar on Wednesday officially opened a $2.45 billion 770 km oil pipeline and a deep sea port off of its western coast for a trial period, a significant pipeline project that will carry oil from the Middle East to China.

Signing of MOU between Gazprom and Botas in Dec. 2014 (© 2014 Gazprom)
Signing of MOU between Gazprom and Botas in Dec. 2014 (© 2014 Gazprom)

Progress between Russia and Turkey on New Gas Pipeline

Gazprom Chairman Alexey Miller and Turkish Minister of Energy and Natural Resources Taner Yildiz announced during a meeting in Ankara that they have agreed on the trajectory of the new natural gas pipeline to run from Russia to Turkey on the floor of the Black Sea.

Gulf of Mexico platform (© 2014 Hess Corporation)
Gulf of Mexico platform (© 2014 Hess Corporation)

Enbridge to Build Another Crude Oil Pipeline in the Gulf of Mexico

Enbridge Inc. announced last week that it will build, own and operate a crude oil pipeline in the Gulf of Mexico to connect the planned Stampede development, operated by Hess Corporation, to an existing third-party pipeline system.

Southern Gas Corridor - TAP and TANAP (© 2014 TAP AG)
Southern Gas Corridor - TAP and TANAP (© 2014 TAP AG)

South Stream 2.0, TAP, TANAP, Southern Corridor, Nabucco: The Muddle of East-West Transnational Gas Pipelines

With South Stream called off by the Russians, will South Stream 2.0 fare better? Will either the Trans-Adriatic Pipeline or Trans-Anatolian Pipeline be viable if Turkmen gas is not added to the mix? Will Nabucco be resurrected amidst all the uncertainty?

Rosneft and Transneft Ink Tariff Agreement for East Siberian - Pacific Ocean Trunk Pipeline (© 2014 Transneft)
Rosneft and Transneft Ink Tariff Agreement for East Siberian - Pacific Ocean Trunk Pipeline (© 2014 Transneft)

Rosneft and Transneft Ink Tariff Agreement for East Siberian - Pacific Ocean Trunk Pipeline

Russian oil giant Rosneft and the Russian oil pipeline operator Transneft have agreed on a long-term pipeline tariff to be paid by Rosneft to underwrite the design and construction of an offshoot to the East Siberian - Pacific Ocean (ESPO) trunk pipeline to the Komsomolsk refinery in the Russian Far East.

Adriatic Pipeline (TAP) Announces Pre-Qualification Process (© 2015 Trans Adriatic Pipeline)
Adriatic Pipeline (TAP) Announces Pre-Qualification Process (© 2015 Trans Adriatic Pipeline)

Trans Adriatic Pipeline (TAP) Announces Pre-Qualification Process for Onshore Line Pipes and Bends

Trans Adriatic Pipeline (TAP) AG, a joint venture company established with the purpose of planning, developing and building the TAP natural gas pipeline from the Shah Deniz II natural gas reservoirs in Azerbaijan to Europe, has launched its pre-qualification process for onshore line pipes and bends.

Blast furnace No. 2, Bremen, Germany  (© 2012 ArcelorMittal)
Blast furnace No. 2, Bremen, Germany (© 2012 ArcelorMittal)

German Steel Mill Receives Record-Breaking Order for Azerbaijan - Europe Gas Pipeline

The Arcelor Mittal steel plant in Bremen has secured a landmark $7 billion order for 310,000 tons of steel for the proposed 2000 km Azerbaijan - Turkey - Europe natural gas pipeline. The steel provided will constitute one-third of the overall amount necessary to complete the project. Deliveries will begin this year and continue until 2017.

Trans Adriatic Pipeline (TAP) issues Invitation to Tender for Large Diameter Ball Valves (© 2014 TAP AG)
Trans Adriatic Pipeline (TAP) issues Invitation to Tender for Large Diameter Ball Valves (© 2014 TAP AG)

Trans Adriatic Pipeline (TAP) issues Invitation to Tender for Large Diameter Ball Valves

Invitations to Tender (ITT) covers 55 valves at 48” and 36”, class 600 and 900. The requirements and quality of the large diameter ball valves and actuators include significant safety features of a high engineering standard in order to ensure the highest quality of the TAP pipeline in relation to technical quality and safety.

Boyko Borissov, on the left, and Jean-Claude Juncker (© 2014 European Union)
Boyko Borissov, on the left, and Jean-Claude Juncker (© 2014 European Union)

European Union wants South Stream to proceed

Countering Russian President Vlamimir Putin's assertion this week that the $40 billion South Stream natural gas pipeline project was dead in the water, European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker declared the project was very much alive and can go ahead.

Mr Werner Hoyer, President of the EIB and Ukraine Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk (© 2014 EIB)
Mr Werner Hoyer, President of the EIB and Ukraine Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk (© 2014 EIB)

EU funds for Ukrainian pipeline

Ukrtransgaz, the Ukrainian pipeline operator, has secured a 150 million euro loan from the European Investment Bank to upgrade a 120 km section of its transnational gas pipeline including two compressor stations to Europe. Similarly the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) is expected to lend the Ukraine 163 million euros for this purpose later this month.

Alexey Miller, Chairman of Gazprom and Mehmet Konuk, Chairman Botas sign MOU (© 2014 Gazprom)
Alexey Miller, Chairman of Gazprom and Mehmet Konuk, Chairman Botas sign MOU (© 2014 Gazprom)

Ever more Russian gas bound for Turkey: Fallout from South Stream

Russia and Turkey have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to construct a new offshore natural gas pipeline from the Russian Federation across the Black Sea to Turkey. The pipeline will have a capacity of 63 billion cubic meters per annum with 14 billion cubic meters envisioned for the Turkish market and some 50 billion cubic meters for Europe.