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Mishap Along the Bazman - Zahedan Gas Pipeline (Dmitry Kaminsky / Shutterstock)
Mishap Along the Bazman - Zahedan Gas Pipeline (Dmitry Kaminsky / Shutterstock)

Mishap Along the Bazman - Zahedan Gas Pipeline

Two Iranian workers died last week while trying to inspect the new Bazman - Zahedan gas pipeline in Sistan Baluchistan, Iran.

The incident occurred when workers were attempting to pig the new pipeline -- final tests before the pipeline goes into service. Fortunately for the other workers there was no gas in the pipeline during the time of the incident.

IPLOCA Announces Regional Meeting to be Held in Conjunction with 12th Pipeline Technology Conference
IPLOCA Announces Regional Meeting to be Held in Conjunction with 12th Pipeline Technology Conference

IPLOCA Announces Regional Meeting to be Held in Conjunction with 12th Pipeline Technology Conference

The regional meeting will take place at the Estrel in Berlin on 2 May 2017. Along with the large annual IPLOCA Convention, the association regularly hosts regional meetings. This regional approach allows guests to engage at the local level and discuss common issues and concerns. The meeting includes presentations from IPLOCA and invited guest speakers.

Human Error Behind Growing Number of Pipeline Accidents (Leonid Eremeychuk / Shutterstock)
Human Error Behind Growing Number of Pipeline Accidents (Leonid Eremeychuk / Shutterstock)

Human Error Behind Growing Number of Pipeline Accidents

New data compiled by the National Energy Board in Canada suggests that human error is increasingly a factor in pipeline leaks and that pipeline operators are not paying pipeline safety the attention it deserves.

The Oil & Gas Infrastructure of Libya
The Oil & Gas Infrastructure of Libya

Loss of Power Brings Libya to a Halt

A major power outage could soon put western Libya in a total blackout. The main valve of the main gas line feeding the Zawia power station was turned off by alleged fuel smugglers.. The cold winter weather has put Libya's power generation capabilities under great strain, increasing the demand for diesel fuel and ultimately causing outages in the eastern part of the country.

Egypt Confident To Be Self-Sufficient In Natural Gas By 2018 (TomCarpenter / Shutterstock)
Egypt Confident To Be Self-Sufficient In Natural Gas By 2018 (TomCarpenter / Shutterstock)

Egypt Confident To Be Self-Sufficient In Natural Gas By 2018

The Egyptian minister of petroleum said that Egypt will achieve self-sufficiency in natural gas by the end of 2018, according to a statement. Tareq El Molla added is his statement that the government was planning to achieve self-sufficiency by 2020-2021 but accelerating development plans will help achieve this target sooner.

The pipeline sector is facing a major boom (dreamerb / Shutterstock)
The pipeline sector is facing a major boom (dreamerb / Shutterstock)

The pipeline sector is facing a major boom

Globalization means that many countries and regions, which quasi have hitherto been pre-industrialized, are striving to strengthen their economic base by bringing them closer to the international level of industry. Thereby the coverage of energy and water requirements via pipelines always plays a decisive role.

Trans Africa Gas Pipeline to Bolster Growth in the Continent and link Africa closer to Europe (Shutterstock / bht2000)
Trans Africa Gas Pipeline to Bolster Growth in the Continent and link Africa closer to Europe (Shutterstock / bht2000)

Trans Africa Gas Pipeline to Bolster Growth in the Continent and link Africa closer to Europe

Morocco and Nigeria have signalled their readiness to collaborate on the construction of a giant natural gas pipeline which would serve as the engine for widespread economic development throughout west Africa and connect the region to Europe.

India Will Breathe Easier Under GAIL's New Natural Gas Pipeline Scheme
India Will Breathe Easier Under GAIL's New Natural Gas Pipeline Scheme

India Will Breathe Easier Under GAIL's New Natural Gas Pipeline Scheme

GAIL India, the largest state-owned natural gas processing and distribution company in India, will seek to increase its national pipeline network from 4000 to 16,000 km by 2020. In so doing it will continue its expansionist course and connect more Indian cities with cleaner fuel.

Nigerian militants shut down Chevron Export Pipeline in Nigeria
Nigerian militants shut down Chevron Export Pipeline in Nigeria

Nigerian militants shut down Chevron Export Pipeline in Nigeria

Nigerian militants critical of the role multinational energy companies are playing in the oil rich Nigerian delta have bombed a Chevron-operated export pipeline at Escravos in Warri South Local Government Area of Delta State.

Explosion Disrupts Iranian Gas Pipeline into Turkey (ruskpp / Shutterstock)
Explosion Disrupts Iranian Gas Pipeline into Turkey (ruskpp / Shutterstock)

Explosion Disrupts Iranian Gas Pipeline into Turkey

In what Turkish officials presume to be sabotage, an Iranian-Turkey gas pipeline exploded last Thursday in eastern Turkey near Dogubayazit in Agrı Province.

“Iran’s gas flow to Turkey has temporarily stopped because of a blast by some opposition groups inside Turkey around 1830 GMT on Thursday night,” Majid Aghai, an official from the Iranian Interior Ministry, said.

Explosion Shuts Down Colonial Refined Products Pipeline in the southern United States
Explosion Shuts Down Colonial Refined Products Pipeline in the southern United States

Explosion Shuts Down Colonial Refined Products Pipeline in the southern United States

In the second major disruption of the Colonial Pipeline in two months, Colonial Pipeline Company was forced to shut down its two main pipelines supplying the East Coast with gasoline and other refined products from Houston to Linden, New Jersey as maintenance crews hit the line with construction equipment causing a fire and explosion and killing one person and putting five others in the hospita