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Logos of Nikola, OGE & IVECO (copyright by Nikola, OGE & IVECO)

Ground-Breaking Announcement: OGE, IVECO and NIKOLA will enter Hydrogen Collaboration

In a watershed development for the future of next generation hydrogen transportation in Germany and ultimately the rest of Europe,  OGE, Nikola and IVECO intend to collaborate on the deployment of a hydrogen infrastructure and fueling solution.  The collaboration will facilitate the cost-effective distribution of hydrogen from production to storage and fueling locations to serve the needs of in

T.D. Williamson Enhances Innovative Gouge versus Metal Loss (GvML) Classifier
T.D. Williamson Enhances Innovative Gouge versus Metal Loss (GvML) Classifier

T.D. Williamson Enhances Innovative Gouge versus Metal Loss (GvML) Classifier

T.D. Williamson (TDW), the global pipeline solutions provider, has enhanced their Multiple Dataset (MDS) gouge versus metal loss (GvML) classifier, resulting in the industry’s first published performance specification for gouge identification and depth sizing within a dent.

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Phillips 66 logo on a smartphone screen (copyright by Shutterstock/rafapress)

The Plug Is Pulled On The Liberty Pipeline Project

It is a year since the Houston based Phillips 66 consortium suspended the Liberty Pipeline project. It was not alone, for much of America’s oil and gas sector, ruthlessly cut new capital spending in response to Covid’s global suppression of demand for oil.

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Flag of Nigeria (copyright by Shutterstock/adaptice photography)

A New 18km Long Natural Gas Pipeline Completed In Nigeria

The 18 km long Rite Foods Limited pipeline linking the factory in Ososa, Ogun State with the regional gas pipeline hub at Ibefun is complete. Able to carry 150,000,000 ft³ of gas a day, it will deliver reliable energy to the factory, which produces a range of products including Bigi Drinks, Rite and Bigi Sausages and Fearless Energy Drinks.

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President of the USA, Joe Biden (copyright by Shutterstock/vasilis asvestas)

Biden's Infrastructure Plan Causes Mixed Reactions From Natural Gas & Oil Industry

It’s not surprising that America’s oil and gas sector is not totally enthusiastic about President Biden’s $2.25 trillion American Jobs Plan which incorporates raising corporate taxes and, should it gain Congressional approval, designation of monies to facilitate the country’s transition from fossil fuels towards clean energy.

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Enbridge & TC Energy logos (copyright by Enbridge & TC Energy)

Cutting Operating Emissions From Pipelines Becomes Focus Of Enbridge And TC Energy CEOs

At April’s virtual energy symposium hosted by Scotiabank CAPP, Francois Poirier of TC Energy Corp. and Al Monaco of Enbridge Inc, heads of Canada’s leading pipeline companies announced a change in business models to contribute to the global energy transition towards cleaner fuels.

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Logo of Saudi Aramco (copyright by Shutterstock/Hyserb)

Saudi Aramco Announces Newly Formed Aramco Oil Pipelines Company

The world's largest petroleum company, Saudi Aramco, which in 2019 brought a minority share of the company on to the Saudi Tadawul Bourse in its Initial Public Offering (IPO), has taken on a consortium led by US-based EIG Global Energy Partners with a 49 percent share of the infrastructure company Aramco Oil Pipelines.

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Logo of the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft (copyright by Fraunhofer)

Fraunhofer IKTS Spearheads Development Of A CO2 - Free Energy Supply

In a stunning breakthrough with far-reaching implications for the future use of natural gas pipelines in the world, the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft has developed a technology for the energy efficient separation of hydrogen from natural gas.

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Broken water pipeline (copyright by Shutterstock/RosnaniMusa)

A Damaged Pipeline Causes Water Shortage In South Africa

Customers in the north eastern part of South Africa, not far from the Zimbabwean and Mozambique borders, are experiencing disruptions to their water supplies, owing to damage of the mains water pipeline linking the Dan Reservoirs with the Nkowankowa Water Treatment Plant.

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Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) Headquarters in Washington, DC (copyright by Shutterstock/Mark Van Scyoc)

A Change Of Course After FERC Considers Pipeline’s GHGs Significance And Climate Impacts

America’s Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), which regulates the sale and transmission of interstate energy, has added a new greenhouse gas (GHG) assessment criterion, to its approval process for new gas pipeline projects.

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National flag of Uganda (copyright by Shutterstock/Akshay Dhameliya)

130 Million USD For A Pipeline In Uganda

Tullow Oil’s 2006 discovery of oil in western Uganda’s Lake Albert region prompted discussion of building a heated crude oil export pipeline to the Indian Ocean. For a decade discussions centred on the choice of route between a Kenyan or a Tanzanian seaport.

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Penspen logo (copyright by Penspen)

Penspen Awarded Major Pipeline Contract in Zimbabwe

Penspen, a company founded originally in the UK over 65 years ago to provide engineering, project management, asset management and integrity services to the energy industry with a particular focus on major pipeline projects around the world, has been awarded an engineering and procurement project involving the 208-km long Feruka-Harare multi-product pipeline network for Petrozim, an operator of

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Mike Kirkwood at the ptc 2019 (copyright by Philip Wilson/EITEP)

Mike Kirkwood, T.D. Williamson Director of Integrity Solutions, Named PPSA Board President

Global pipeline solutions provider T.D. Williamson (TDW), recently announced that Director of Integrity Solutions Mike Kirkwood, Ph.D., has been named president of the board of directors of the Pigging Products and Services Association (PPSA).
 

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Flag of New Zealand (copyright by Shutterstock/Carsten Reisinger)

Firstgas Group Boldly Envisions A Carbon-Free Future

Firstgas Group, a swashbuckling, innovative New Zealand gas company with over 2,500-km of high pressure transmission pipelines and 4,800-km of distribution pipelines in the North Island, has announced a zero carbon gas future for the Kiwi nation.  This is based on the results of its Hydrogen Trial Study in which gas pipelines would be de-carbonized, with hydrogen b

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Video streaming of Session 2.2 "Hydrogen" (© 2021 Philip Wilson / EITEP)

ptc 2021 Successfully Converted into Online-only Event with Record Attendance

With around 1,000 participants and an above-average number of participants from pipeline operators, the Pipeline Technology Conference (ptc) is a unique meeting place for the exchange of operator knowledge across national borders and continents. This defining characteristic was confirmed again this year at the purely online ptc.

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Pipecheck 6.1 (copyright by Creaform)

Creaform Releases Pipecheck 6.1 Software for NDT in the Oil and Gas Industry

Creaform, the worldwide leader in automated and portable 3D measurement solutions and engineering services, announced today the release of Pipecheck 6.1 software, a significant upgrade to its pipeline integrity assessment software.

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Arctic Landscape of the Russian North (coypright by Shutterstock/Arseniy Rossikhin)

Burst Liquid Petroleum Pipeline Leads To Yet Another Environmental Disaster in Russia

Russian experts are investigating the scene of the accident for possible environmental damage after a fire broke out on an underwater pipeline in Siberia.  Initial reports indicated that around 700 tons of liquid petroleum gas were observed in the affected pipeline section, explained governmental speaker Andrej Wil this past Sunday.

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H2 hydrogen molecule (copyright by Shutterstock/Alexander Limbach)

Pipelines To Play Central Role As Hydrogen Enters Global Energy Mix

Governments and energy companies are increasingly looking at hydrogen, the universe's most abundant element, as an alternative to fossil fuels, and say that without hydrogen the world cannot aim to to be a net zero carbon economy by 2050.

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Satellite image of Gaza taken on April 11, 2019 (copyright by Shutterstock/Intrepix)

Qatari Diplomatic Breakthrough In Underwriting Gas Pipeline From Israel Into Gaza

A motley coalition of nationalities and supranational organizations have reconciled differences to help construct a natural gas pipeline running from Israel into the Gaza Strip.

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Flag of Saudi Arabia (copyright by Shutterstock/adidas4747)

Saudi Arabia Aims To Build Pipelines To Europe To Transport Green Hydrogen

Prince Abdulaziz bin Salman, state minister for energy affairs in Saudi Arabia, said over the weekend that he had hopes for the kingdom to become "another Germany" when it comes to renewables amid plans to generate 50 per cent of its power from clean sources.