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80 Pipeline System Operators from Europe, Asia, MENA and South America Ensure Success for Exhibitors during 14th ptc in Berlin (Photo by Philip Wilson)
80 Pipeline System Operators from Europe, Asia, MENA and South America Ensure Success for Exhibitors during 14th ptc in Berlin (Photo by Philip Wilson)

80 Pipeline System Operators from Europe, Asia, MENA and South America Ensure Success for Exhibitors during 14th ptc in Berlin

ptc 2019 Successfully Completed - New Record Numbers Achieved (Copyright: Philip Wilson)
ptc 2019 Successfully Completed - New Record Numbers Achieved (Copyright: Philip Wilson)

ptc 2019 Successfully Completed - New Record Numbers Achieved

Europe's leading pipeline event, the Pipeline Technology Conference (ptc), has been held successfully from 18 to 21 March 2019 in Berlin, Germany. The organizer announced that 750 participants from 54 different nations, delegations from almost 80 different pipeline operators as well as 78 exhibitors have joined and contributed to the event.

Pipeline Transport Institute Completes Field Stage of Inspection of Hydrocarbon Storage Farm’s Earthing System in Algeria
Pipeline Transport Institute Completes Field Stage of Inspection of Hydrocarbon Storage Farm’s Earthing System in Algeria

Pipeline Transport Institute Completes Field Stage of Inspection of Hydrocarbon Storage Farm’s Earthing System in Algeria

The Pipeline Transport Institute has completed field activities for inspection of the lightning protection and earthing system at the Béjaïa (Béjaïa, Algeria) regional logistic centre’s loading terminal’s hydrocarbon storage farm of Sonatrach.

Nord Stream 2, TurkStream, TANAP: "Eurasian Pipeline Forum: Linking East and West" at ptc 2019 in Berlin (Copyright: TANAP)
Nord Stream 2, TurkStream, TANAP: "Eurasian Pipeline Forum: Linking East and West" at ptc 2019 in Berlin (Copyright: TANAP)

Nord Stream 2, TurkStream, TANAP: "Eurasian Pipeline Forum: Linking East and West" at ptc 2019 in Berlin

There is a long tradition of energy cooperation between Europe and Asia. For decades, Russia for example has been a reliable partner for the supply of crude oil and natural gas. A number of other initiatives are currently being developed, involving Russia, Central Asia and Turkey.

Southeast Europe' s international gas conference and exhibition will be held in May in Opatija, Croatia
Southeast Europe' s international gas conference and exhibition will be held in May in Opatija, Croatia

Southeast Europe' s international gas conference and exhibition will be held in May in Opatija, Croatia

Croatian Gas Center Ltd. and Croatian Gas Association, member of the International Gas Union (IGU) are announcing the 34th edition of the International Scientific & Expert Meeting of Gas Professionals, which will be held from 8th to 10th of May, 2019 in the Congress Centre of the Grand Hotel Adriatic, in Opatija, Croatia.

COMMENT: We must answer the call for a solution to the illegal tapping challenge
COMMENT: We must answer the call for a solution to the illegal tapping challenge

COMMENT: We must answer the call for a solution to the illegal tapping challenge

The tragic incident in Mexico makes it clear that pipeline tapping is becoming an increasing problem. A problem that not only costs human lives and causes enormous material damage, but also a problem that undermines public confidence in the pipeline transport systems and their operators.

COMMENT: Illegal tapping of pipelines is a rising problem not only in Mexico. Together we can fight it.
COMMENT: Illegal tapping of pipelines is a rising problem not only in Mexico. Together we can fight it.

COMMENT: Illegal tapping of pipelines is a problem not only in Mexico. Together we can fix it

The recent accident in Mexico is a source of great disappointment and sadness among all of us in the international pipeline community. The illegal tapping problem has been growing uncontrollably for the last 15 years throughout the world. Some countries recognize this, whereas others do not.

Eurasia (Yevgenij_D / Shutterstock)
Eurasia (Yevgenij_D / Shutterstock)

Asian and Eastern European Pipeline Operators are pushing their way into North America and Western Europe

Large Transport System Operator with their technology subsidiaries from Asia and Eastern Europe (e.g. Transneft, Sinopec and others) are pushing their way into the markets in North America and Western Europe, says Dr. Klaus Ritter in his Editorial for Pipeline Technology Journal.

Pipeline Transport Institute Commissions Thermohydraulic Test Bench to Study Oil Properties (Copyright: PTI)
Pipeline Transport Institute Commissions Thermohydraulic Test Bench to Study Oil Properties (Copyright: PTI)

Pipeline Transport Institute Commissions Thermohydraulic Test Bench to Study Oil Properties

The Science and Technical Centre of the Pipeline Transport Institute in Ufa has commissioned a thermohydraulic test bench for studying heavy and bituminous oils.

Many gas stations in Mexico are currently closed due to fuel shortage (photopixel / Shutterstock)
Many gas stations in Mexico are currently closed due to fuel shortage (photopixel / Shutterstock)

Fuel Crisis Hits Mexico After Key Fuel Pipelines Are Closed By The Government

Mexico is currently facing a mounting crisis due to gasoline shortage. The shortage is a direct result of the government shutting down several key fuel pipelines. The shutdown was decided by the Mexican president Andres Manuel López Obrador to prevent further fuel theft by organized crime groups.

Power to Gas - Symbol Image (petrmalinak / Shutterstock)
Power to Gas - Symbol Image (petrmalinak / Shutterstock)

Gas grid conversion to hydrogen to decarbonise homes in northern England by 2034?

A recently published report indicates that approx. 3.7 million homes and 40,000 business in the north of England could be converted to hydrogen and made emission-free by 2034. Currently, these homes and businesses are heated by natural gas.

Columbia Seeks a Modus Vivendi To Repeated Attacks on National Pipeline Infrastructure (Free Wind 2014 / Shutterstock)
Columbia Seeks a Modus Vivendi To Repeated Attacks on National Pipeline Infrastructure (Free Wind 2014 / Shutterstock)

Columbia Seeks a Modus Vivendi To Repeated Attacks on National Pipeline Infrastructure

Columbia's 780 - km Cano Limon – Covenas has been attacked yet again for the 78th time this year. And while it had been out of service to better repair the pipeline after a similar attack just a few months ago, there was still considerable damage to the environment.

Russian Version of ptj Presented in Berlin
Russian Version of ptj Presented in Berlin

Russian Version of ptj Presented in Berlin

Recently, the Pipeline Technology Journal (ptj) launched a Russian version of the international ptj e-journal. The new version is created together with the Moscow-based RADIOFRONT publishing house. The Russian version of ptj deals with Russian and European cutting-edge technologies of pipeline monitoring and maintenance and is distributed to leading pipeline operators in Eurasia.