Special Reports

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

An Engineer Working on a Shell Oil-platform off the Coast of Nigeria (Copyright Shell)
An Engineer Working on a Shell Oil-platform off the Coast of Nigeria (Copyright Shell)

Nigeria: Third Party Intervention Alleged in Bonny Light Crude Pipeline Shut Down

A fire arose around one of the two pipelines transporting Bonny light crude to the Forcados terminal in the Niger Delta, effectively shutting the pipeline down and removing 180 000 bpd from Shell's Nigerian exports.

Bulgaria and Romania Take Another Step Toward Energy Independence
Bulgaria and Romania Take Another Step Toward Energy Independence

Bulgaria and Romania Take Another Step Toward Energy Independence

With an overarching goal of increased energy independence from Russia, southeastern European countries Romania and Bulgaria have contracted with Habua, an Austrian construction company, to complete the remaining 2.1 km section of the gas interconnector for a cost of 4.577 million euros.

Dr. Klaus Ritter - President of EITEP Institute
Dr. Klaus Ritter - President of EITEP Institute

Editorial: Services for the global pipeline industry's exchange of experiences

High pressure pipelines for oil, gas and water are often crossing several frontiers and geomorphological obstacles. Those pipelines have to be safe, reliable and durable to ensure a profitable and commonly accepted operation. Moreover, environmental sustainability becomes more important with each new pipeline project.

Bend In Missouri River in North Dakota ( iStock.com/sakakawea7 )
Bend In Missouri River in North Dakota ( iStock.com/sakakawea7 )

Comment: Dakota Access - The Politics of Interstate Pipeline Construction

As a general proposition, the longer the pipeline the more difficult it is to build it. This is related not just to technical issues surrounding construction. More than ever the success of a particular pipeline project depends on how well the pipeline operator can navigate the political thicket of interest groups along the proposed pipeline route.

Comment: US Pipeline Construction Likely to Jump Regardless Who Wins the Presidency
Comment: US Pipeline Construction Likely to Jump Regardless Who Wins the Presidency

Comment: US Pipeline Construction Likely to Jump Regardless Who Wins the Presidency

Perhaps no issue better highlights the differences between Hillary Rodham Clinton and Donald Trump as candidates for the U.S. presidency than energy policy.