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Hydrogen molecules model (© Shutterstock/peterschreiber.media)

How Suitable Is Hungary's 5,874 km Gas Pipeline System for Hydrogen Transportation?

FGSZ Ltd, the owner and operator of the Hungarian high-pressure transmission natural gas pipeline system servicing gas distribution companies, power plants and large industrial consumers has commissioned Det Norske Veritas (DNV) to assess the suitability for partial to full hydrogen transport of one of FGSZ’s pipelines.

The flag of Russia and Ukraine painted on a concrete wall with soldiers' shadows (© Shutterstock/Tomas Ragina)
The flag of Russia and Ukraine painted on a concrete wall with soldiers' shadows (© Shutterstock/Tomas Ragina)

[Opinion] Nord Stream 2 At The Epicenter Of Russia's Conflict With The West

Every few years one sees the name and thought of Carl von Clausewitz, the famous Prussian strategist, dug out of the historical archives when geopolitical tensions and the threat of war are cresting.

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Building of the Technical University of Munich (© Shutterstock/frantic00)

Revolutionary Neutron-Based Technique Can Help Detect Pipeline Clogs Non-Destructively

Oil and gas transported through pipelines over hundreds to thousands of miles are essential to the industries and the consumers who depend on them. With some of the longest pipelines, such as Nord Stream 2 stretching thousands of miles underwater, it's not uncommon for them to be clogged over time.

World’s first full-scale pilot plant in Dormagen, Germany (© Linde Engineering)
World’s first full-scale pilot plant in Dormagen, Germany (© Linde Engineering)

Linde Engineering To Extract Hydrogen From Natural Gas Pipelines Using Membrane Technology

German Linde Engineering announced on Thursday, January 20, that it had officially started the world’s first-ever full-scale pilot plant to showcase how the company can use Linde’s HISELECT® powered by Evonik membrane technology to separate hydrogen from natural gas streams flowing through pipelines.

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The flag of the USA (© Shutterstock/Graeme Dawes)

A Total Of 14 US Petroleum Liquids Pipeline Projects Were Completed In 2021

Pipeline infrastructure companies completed 14 liquid pipeline projects in the United States last year, an updated Liquids Pipeline Projects Database from the US Energy Information Administration (EIA) shows. Seven of the 14 projects are for crude oil pipelines, while the other seven are for hydrocarbon gas liquids.

EUROPIPE logo (© EUROPIPE)
EUROPIPE logo (© EUROPIPE)

EUROPIPE's Epoxy-Coated Pipes Ready To Be Used For 100% Hydrogen Transport Pipeline

EUROPIPE's L485 (X70) pipes with epoxy-coated interior have been proven an excellent option for transportation of 100% hydrogen, the previous publication confirmed. According to the publication, the pipes are suitable for future ASME B31.12 standard build hydrogen pipelines.

European Hydrogen Backbone map (© Gas for Climate)
European Hydrogen Backbone map (© Gas for Climate)

European Hydrogen Backbone Initiative Adds 6 Pipeline Operators As Members

On Tuesday, January 18, European Hydrogen Backbone initiative announced receiving six new members expanding its membership base to 29 operators from 27 European countries. The new members include Bulgartransgaz (Bulgaria), Amber Grid (Lithuania), Conexus Baltic Grid (Latvia), Plinacro (Croatia), Gassco (Norway), and REN (Portugal).

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Waving flag of Iraq (© Shutterstock/Tatoh)

Falling Power Pylon Halts The Operation of Iraq's Kirkuk - Ceyhan Export Oil Pipeline

Iraq's main export oil pipeline, transporting 450,000 bpd from Kirkuk in semi-autonomous Kurdistan Iraq to Ceyhan in Turkey, was shut down before an explosion and ensuing fire jeopardized the safe operation of the pipeline.  

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Flag of Denmark (© Shutterstock/Dmytro Balkhovitin)

Biogas In Danish Gas Systems And Pipelines Hit A Record High In 2021

The level of biogas supplied to the Danish gas systems hit a record high in 2021. The level of biogas produced and supplied to the country’s consumer gas systems was nearly 25% of the total gas consumption in Denmark.

In 2020, the amount of biogas injected into the consumer grid accounted for 21% of the country’s total gas consumption.

Petrobras HQ in Rio de Janeiro (© Shutterstock/Antonio Salaverry)
Petrobras HQ in Rio de Janeiro (© Shutterstock/Antonio Salaverry)

Brazil's Petrobras More Than Tripled LNG Imports In 2021 Despite Drought And Pipeline Work

Brazil state-led giant oil company Petrobras tripled up LNG imports in 2021 to counter the effects of the country's worst drought ever experienced in 20 years. The state-led company imported a record high volume of LNG to fill in the deficit created by an acute shortage of cheap hydropower.

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Iowa on the map (© Shutterstock/Aleksandr Grechanyuk)

ADM Proposes The State's Third Carbon-Capture Pipeline In Iowa

A Chicago-based company Archer Daniel Midlands Co, on Tuesday, January 11, announced it had reached an agreement over the construction of a pipeline that would aid in the capture and sequestration of carbon emission from its Iowa ethanol plants.

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Map of Afghanistan (© Shutterstock/Rainer Lesniewski)

Taliban Regime To Deploy 30,000 Troops To Resume Work On The TAPI Gas Pipeline Project

The Taliban government, on Monday, January 10, announced their plan to deploy a contingent of the Islamist fighters from a special unit to continue working on the Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India (TAPI) project, which was suspended last year due to uncertainty and insecurity following the imminent attack collapse of Kabul.

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A man in a business suit offers money (© Shutterstock/Oleksandrum)

Enterprise Settles For A $3.3 Billion Permian Pipeline Operator To Boost Production

Enterprise Products Partners LP settles on a $3.25 billion cash purchase deal to acquire Navitas Midstream Partners LLC from the mother company Warburg Pincus LLC to boost natural gas processing and pipeline assets in the Permian Basin, the highest shale basin in the world.

System Development Map (© ENTSOG/GIE)
System Development Map (© ENTSOG/GIE)

Newest Version of the European Gas System Development Map Is Out

The European Network of Transmission System Operators for Gas (ENTSOG) and Gas Infrastructure Europe (GIE) have developed the 10th edition of the System Development map, illustrating existing and planned gas infrastructure and gas capacities in 2020-2021.

The President of Argentina Alberto Angel Fernandez at Elysée Palace (© Shutterstock/Frederic Legrand - COMEO)
The President of Argentina Alberto Angel Fernandez at Elysée Palace (© Shutterstock/Frederic Legrand - COMEO)

Argentina President To Sign A 1.6Bln Vaca Muerta Gas Pipeline Construction Decree

Argentina's President, Alberto Fernandez, will in the next few days sign a decree to push for the construction of the country's major gas pipeline in the Vaca Muerta shale formation to boost exports, an anonymous source told Reuters on Dec.21, 2021.

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Flag of Kazakhstan (© Shutterstock/OM.BUD)

Caspian Trunk Pipeline Continues To Run Normally Amid Kazakh Unrest

In the wake of massive nationwide protests against sharp liquified natural gas (LNG) price rises which approximately doubled the cost of the fuel overnight, the Caspian Pipeline Consortium, a group which runs Kazakhstan's main crude oil blend to export terminals, said on Thursday it was continuing to operate normally amid the state of emergency in the central Asian country.

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European Union flag infront of the European Commission (© Shutterstock/symbiot)

The European Commission Submits Plan for 'Greener' EU Energy Future

The European Commission has developed a controversial plan to call certain natural gas and nuclear energy projects as "green" investments.   Companies must meet economic and environmental criteria listed in the EU's sustainable finance taxonomy in order to qualify.

Experts from Tractebel and partner companies developed the world's first infrastructure and facilities concept that relies on offshore hydrogen caverns (© Tractebel)
Experts from Tractebel and partner companies developed the world's first infrastructure and facilities concept that relies on offshore hydrogen caverns (© Tractebel)

Tractebel And Partners Collaborate For Offshore Wind-to-hydrogen Infrastructure

Tractebel has partnered with other companies to develop the world’s first-ever offshore infrastructure and processing facility concept to store hydrogen in caverns.

PHMSA logo (© PHMSA)
PHMSA logo (© PHMSA)

PHMSA Bolsters Pipeline Regulations In Unusually Sensitive Areas in the United States

The U.S. Pipeline and Hazardous Materials and Safety Administration (PHMSA) has issued new rules for the operation of pipelines in "unusually sensitive areas."  Such areas include the Great Lakes region, marine coastal waters and beaches.

Russia-China pipeline (© Adobe Stock/alexmlx)
Russia-China pipeline (© Adobe Stock/alexmlx)

Gazprom's Gas Supply To China Through Power Of Siberia Pipeline Above The Contract Levels

Russian State-owned giant gas supplier Gazprom reported on Tuesday, Dec. 14, that the gas supply to China through the Power of Siberia Pipeline would remain above the contract levels as the company planned further deliveries increase in 2022.

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Logos of SRJ Technologies & STATS (© SRJ Technologies & STATS)

SRJ Technologies Acquires Pipeline Technology Specialist STATS UK In £73 Million Deal

STATS (UK) Limited, also known as (STATS), on December 14, announced it had finalized Share Purchase Agreement to sell a 100% of the company’s Share to SRJ Technologies Group plc.

The acquisition deal merges Aberdeenshire-based STATS with SRJ’s disruptive technologies portfolio to capitalize on the growth of the global market and green energy transition.

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Route of Nord Stream 2 (© Shutterstock/MurzilA)

Nord Stream 2 Buffeted By Regional Geopolitical Tension

As Russian saber-rattling on the eastern front of the Ukraine continues unabated, so too does the West's preoccupation with Nord Stream 2, with threats to prevent any gas from flowing through the pipeline reverberating from diverse sides of the Nato alliance.

H2 hydrogen molecule (© Shutterstock/Alexander Limbach)
H2 hydrogen molecule (© Shutterstock/Alexander Limbach)

SoCalGas And Bloom Energy Showcase A Gas Blending Technology To Power Hydrogen Economy

The US. Leading natural gas distribution utility company, Southern California Gas Co., also known as SoCalGas and Bloom Energy, on December 14, announced a joint project to demonstrate the future the highly anticipated hydrogen economy and high take capabilities needed to achieve California's carbon neutrality goals.