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Gazprom Delivers 840 Million Cubic Meters Of Natural Gas To China
Pipe line and valves (faucets) with national flags of Russia and China (copyright by Shutterstock/Aksabir)
Pipe line and valves (faucets) with national flags of Russia and China (copyright by Shutterstock/Aksabir)
Admir Celovic Thu, 02/27/2020 - 13:12

The 3,000-km “Power of Siberia” pipeline supplied China with 840 million cubic meters of natural gas since it launched in December last year. This amount is equal to 10 million cubic meters a day.

Chinese Pipeliners Resume Work in the Midst of the Corona Virus Pandemic
Chinese Pipeliners Resume Work in the Midst of the Corona Virus Pandemic (Copyright: alexmlx / Adobe Stock)
Chinese Pipeliners Resume Work in the Midst of the Corona Virus Pandemic (Copyright: alexmlx / Adobe Stock)
Mark Iden Mon, 02/24/2020 - 08:52

Construction on the gargantuan, transboundary East Route gas pipeline, with a 3000-km section in Russia and a 5,111-km part in China, has picked up again after the Corona virus last week ground work to a halt, as with much of China: In the middle section of the project more than 70 workers with 16 sets of mechanical equipment began building after their body tempera

Gas Pipeline Shuts Down After Cyber Attack
The Department of Homeland Security page on a monitor screen (copyright by Shutterstock/Gil C)
The Department of Homeland Security page on a monitor screen (copyright by Shutterstock/Gil C)
Admir Celovic Sun, 02/23/2020 - 13:29

In the US, cybercriminals have succeeded in shutting down an industrial plant. All it took was a wrong click from an employee.

The attack was launched by what is known as spearphishing. It appears that a company employee clicked on a link in an e-mail that looked deceptively real, but was malicious. The Departement of Homeland Security will not reveal which company it is.

Eddyfi / NDT acquires Halfwave
Eddyfi / NDT acquires Halfwave (Copyright: Eddyfi)
Eddyfi / NDT acquires Halfwave (Copyright: Eddyfi)
Admir Celovic Fri, 02/21/2020 - 10:21

Halfwave is the owner of the proprietary Acoustic Resonance Technology (ART), an ultrasound-based technique which allows high-precision measurements without the need for a liquid couplant. The company is currently active worldwide in the field of Subsea inspection and Pipeline inline inspection (ILI).

The Growing Costs of the Coastal GasLink Pipeline in Canada
The Growing Costs of the Coastal GasLink Pipeline in Canada (Copyright: Valmedia / Adobe Stock)
The Growing Costs of the Coastal GasLink Pipeline in Canada (Copyright: Valmedia / Adobe Stock)
Mark Iden Thu, 02/20/2020 - 08:55

Indigenous Services Minister Marc Miller, who held talks with some indigenous communities on Saturday, told a talk show on Sunday the unrest and its impact on the economy amounted to a national crisis.  Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has cancelled a planned trip to Barbados to deal with the deteriorating situation.

Druzhba a Central Element in Relations Between Transit Countries
Druzhba a Central Element in Relations Between Transit Countries (Copyright: участник Водник CC BY-SA 3.0) участник Водник
Druzhba a Central Element in Relations Between Transit Countries (Copyright: участник Водник CC BY-SA 3.0) участник Водник
Mark Iden Tue, 02/18/2020 - 10:18

Druzhba, the world's longest oil pipeline of some 4000-km and the preeminent supplier of Russian and Kazakh crude to the Ukraine, Belarus, Poland, Hungary, Slovakia, the Czech Republic and Germany, has commanded headlines the past several weeks for its relations within the Druzhba community of nations.  

Natural Gas Pipeline Policies Under Review in Congressional Hearing
Natural Gas Pipeline Policies Under Review in Congressional Hearing
Natural Gas Pipeline Policies Under Review in Congressional Hearing
Admir Celovic Tue, 02/18/2020 - 08:26

Natural gas pipeline policies were under review last week in the House of Representatives that, if amended, would have a significant impact on the way gas is transported in the United States.

Africa on the Cusp of Developing National and Transnational Gas Pipeline Systems
Africa on the Cusp of Developing National and Transnational Gas Pipeline Systems
Africa on the Cusp of Developing National and Transnational Gas Pipeline Systems
Mark Iden Thu, 02/13/2020 - 09:46

Africa, the planet's second largest continent after Asia, is in the throes of great change.

Contentious Wrangling Over the Legality of the Coastal GasLink Pipeline
Contentious Wrangling Over the Legality of the Coastal GasLink Pipeline (Copyright TC Energy)
Contentious Wrangling Over the Legality of the Coastal GasLink Pipeline (Copyright TC Energy)
Mark Iden Thu, 02/13/2020 - 08:45

Backed by helicopters, heavy machinery and dogs, Royal Canadian Mounted Police dismantled a gate erected by activists and detained seven people fighting against the 670-km, $6.2 billion Coastal GasLink pipeline, CGL, which would transport natural gas from northeastern British Columbia to an export terminal at Kitimat, also in British Columbia.

Electro Scan: Watertightness Testing of Cured-In-Place Pipe Presentation at ptc
Electro Scan: Watertightness Testing of Cured-In-Place Pipe Presentation at ptc (Phonlamai Photo / Shutterstock)
Electro Scan: Watertightness Testing of Cured-In-Place Pipe Presentation at ptc (Phonlamai Photo / Shutterstock)
Admir Celovic Tue, 02/11/2020 - 15:41

Electro Scan announced that its CEO & Founder, Chuck Hansen, will speak at the 15th Pipeline Technology Conference (ptc) on Watertightness Testing of Cured-In-Place Pipe, March 30 - April 2, 2020 at the Estrel Congress Center, Berlin, Germany. Hansen will present his paper Wednesday, April 1, 2020, titled "Use of Low Voltage Conductivity to Conduct a 10km Inspection of Legacy Cured-In-Place

ptc from 2020 onwards with additional program and larger exhibition
ptc from 2020 onwards with additional program and larger exhibition

ptc From 2020 Onwards With Additional Program and Larger Exhibition

The Pipeline Technology Conference, Europe's most important pipeline event, will enter its 15th round at the end of March. ptc is essential for the global pipeline industry in order to find out about the latest technological developments and solutions.

Cactus II Oil Pipeline Sees a Big Jump in Permian Basin Shipments (Reinhard Tiburzy / Shutterstock)
Cactus II Oil Pipeline Sees a Big Jump in Permian Basin Shipments (Reinhard Tiburzy / Shutterstock)

Cactus II Oil Pipeline Sees a Big Jump in Permian Basin Shipments

Plains All American's Permian Basin pipeline systems saw crude volumes jump in the 4th quarter of 2019 due to greater flows on its Cactus II pipeline, which began operations in August of last year.

NDT Global Acquired by Test & Measurement Technology Group Eddyfi/NDT
NDT Global Acquired by Test & Measurement Technology Group Eddyfi/NDT

NDT Global Acquired by Test & Measurement Technology Group Eddyfi/NDT

NDT Global was acquired by Eddyfi/NDT. Eddyfi/NDT, the combination of Eddyfi Technologies and NDT Global, is an innovative and private test and measurement (T&M) technology group focused on non-destructive testing (NDT).

Elecnor Awarded Large-Scale Water Transportation Project In Oman (Copyright by Elecnor)
Elecnor Awarded Large-Scale Water Transportation Project In Oman (Copyright by Elecnor)

Elecnor Awarded Large-Scale Water Transportation Project In Oman

Spanish infrastructure, energy and telecommunications group, Elecnor, has been awarded a contract to carry out a large water transmission and supply project in Oman. The project will be realized through a joint venture with TARGET and has a value of about 192 million Euro. 

Although weakend, ISIS / ISIL continues to be a major threat in the middle east (Orlok / Shutterstock)
Although weakend, ISIS / ISIL continues to be a major threat in the middle east (Orlok / Shutterstock)

Islamic Terrorists Attack Gas Pipeline in the Sinai

The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIS or ISIL) has claimed responsibility for attacking a gas pipeline in the Sinai this past Sunday.  The insurgents were attempting (unsuccessfully) to disrupt the transmission of gas between Egypt and Israel.

Trans Mountain Marks the Start of Pipeline Construction (Copyright by Trans Mountain)
Trans Mountain Marks the Start of Pipeline Construction (Copyright by Trans Mountain)

Canadian Federal Court of Appeal: Go for the Trans Mountain Tar Sands Pipeline

The Federal Court of Appeal rejected claims by the indigenous peoples of Canada known as First Nations that federal officials failed to adequately consult with them on the 1000-km of new Trans Mountain pipeline, removing the final major barrier hanging over the long-delayed project.   

Nord Stream: 58.5 Billion Cubic Metres of Natural Gas Was Transported in 2019 (Copyright by Nord Stream)
Nord Stream: 58.5 Billion Cubic Metres of Natural Gas Was Transported in 2019 (Copyright by Nord Stream)

Nord Stream Pipeline: 58.5 Billion Cubic Metres of Natural Gas Transported 2019

In 2019, Nord Stream AG transported 58.5 billion cubic metres (bcm) of natural gas to consumers in Europe through the Nord Stream Pipeline. Thanks to uninterrupted operation throughout the year, the pipeline was loaded at a level comparable to that of 2018.

Syrian Underwater Oil Pipelines in the Mediterranean Attacked Again (Alexey_Ulyanov / Shutterstock)
Syrian Underwater Oil Pipelines in the Mediterranean Attacked Again (Alexey_Ulyanov / Shutterstock)

Syrian Underwater Oil Pipelines in the Mediterranean Attacked Again

In the third sophisticated attack on Syria's Banias Oil Refinery within the past seven months, persons the government labeled "terrorists" planted underwater explosives this past week damaging offshore oil facilities including pipelines used to transport oil into one of Syria's two main refineries. 

Officers talking to Mariner East 2 foreman during protests (copyright by Shutterstock/Rachael Warriner)
Officers talking to Mariner East 2 foreman during protests (copyright by Shutterstock/Rachael Warriner)

Mariner East 2 Natural Gas Pipeline Causes a Ruckus in Pennsylvania

Energy Transfer Partners, the Texas-based company behind several pipeline construction projects in Pennsylvania, has been the subject of multiple criminal and regulatory investigations for some time.  Earlier this month it was fined a record $30.6 million for the 2018 Revolution pipeline explosion in western Pennsylvania that destroyed a home but thankfully killed no one.

Pipeline near Pump Station 3 (Copyright by Alyeska Pipeline)
Pipeline near Pump Station 3 (Copyright by Alyeska Pipeline)

Brigham McCown Named New President Of Alyeska Pipeline

Brigham A. McCown has become the next president of Alyeska Pipeline Service Company this month. The selection was announced by the TAPS Owners Committee.

McCown is the second company president hired as an Alyeska employee following Vice Admiral Thomas Barrett, USCG (Ret.), who was brought on in January 2011 and is retiring.

Oil pipeline loaded on railcars (copyright by Shutterstock/Stephen B. Thornton)
Oil pipeline loaded on railcars (copyright by Shutterstock/Stephen B. Thornton)

The Trump Administration Gives Keystone XL A Strategic Victory

Though courtroom challenges still hang like a dark cloud over the $8 billion, 1,930-km oil sands pipeline construction project, the Trump administration today approved a right-of-way allowing Keystone XL to be built.