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 Ambas Bay with oil platform, Limbe, Cameroon  (copyright by Adobe Stock/Reinhard Marscha)
Ambas Bay with oil platform, Limbe, Cameroon (copyright by Adobe Stock/Reinhard Marscha)

Cameroon Oil Pipeline - A Big Jump in Transit Revenues on the Chad

Transit revenues on the Chad - Cameroon pipeline totaled approximately 55 million euros in 2019, according to recently published figures published by the National Hydrocarbon Company (SNH).  This represents a nearly 25 percent increase over the previous year.

Europe’s Leading Pipeline Conference and Exhibition ptc for the First Time Virtual (copyright by EITEP Institute)
Europe’s Leading Pipeline Conference and Exhibition ptc for the First Time Virtual (copyright by EITEP Institute)

First Time Virtual - Europe’s Leading Pipeline Conference and Exhibition ptc

The first ever online ptc 2020 was successfully held from 30 March to 2 April 2020. The digital version of the renowned Pipeline Technology Conference (ptc) was put in place on short notice by the organizer EITEP Institute, after the Corona-Pandemic led to a global shutdown.

The Northern Lights Value Chain (copyright by Northern Lights)
The Northern Lights Value Chain (copyright by Northern Lights)

Filling an Urgent Environmental Need for Mother Earth

Northern Lights, a key cross border infrastructure project that links the energy systems of EU countries with Norway and the UK to help the European continent meet its climate-neutrality ambition by 2050, has gotten a huge boost with Equinor's, Shell's and Total's decision to invest in the project --  Norway's first exploitation license for CO2

African pipelines in the sunrise (copyright by Shutterstock/Kodda)
African pipelines in the sunrise (copyright by Shutterstock/Kodda)

Renewed Interest in Transporting African Natural Gas with Pipelines

Several sub-Saharan countries in Africa -- the planet's second largest continent, home to over 600 million people and proven gas reserves of nearly 500 trillion cubic feet -- are considering a number of big ticket pipeline construction projects.

Israel and Egypt flag (copyright by Shutterstock/ruskpp)
Israel and Egypt flag (copyright by Shutterstock/ruskpp)

Israel Begins Shipping Gas to Egypt via a Subsea Pipeline

Against the backdrop of the Corona pandemic what has been touted as " the most significant deal to emerge since the countries signed a historic peace treaty in 1979," Israel and Egypt began implementing an estimated $19.5 billion natural gas deal.

Poland and Norway flag together (copyright by Shutterstock/Aritra Deb)
Poland and Norway flag together (copyright by Shutterstock/Aritra Deb)

Construction on Baltic Gas Pipeline to Start

Polish President Andrzej Duda heralded the beginning of a 900-km major gas pipeline from Norwegian waters of the North Sea of Norway, through Denmark, to landfall at Niechorze-Pogorzelica in Poland.  Duda proclaimed the Baltic Pipeline would be a "milestone" in giving Poland independence from Russian gas.

Enbridge Energy Headquarter (Copyright by Shutterstock/ JHVEPhoto)
Enbridge Energy Headquarter (Copyright by Shutterstock/ JHVEPhoto)

Texas Eastern Transmission Gas Pipeline Ruptures for a Second Time

Enbridge's accident-prone 30 inch diameter Texas Eastern Transmission Gas Pipeline, running 14,218-km from Texas and the Gulf Coast to the densely populated northeast of the United States, exploded on a hillside in eastern Kentucky.  Enbridge said that it has shut-in a section of the pipeline and secured the area.

United States Army Corps of Engineers through a magnifying glass (copyright by Shutterstock/Gil C)
United States Army Corps of Engineers through a magnifying glass (copyright by Shutterstock/Gil C)

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Acts To Suspend Pipeline Infrastructure Projects

A nationwide program considered by the pipeline industry as vital to its profitability has been suspended by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, a separate and permanent branch of the U.S. Government.

Enbridge aims to build a pipeline under Lake Huron and Lake Michigan (JaySi - Shutterstock)
Enbridge aims to build a pipeline under Lake Huron and Lake Michigan (JaySi - Shutterstock)

Enbridge Aims to Build a Pipeline Under Lake Huron and Lake Michigan

Enbridge, the Canadian pipeline company, is interested in building a 6.4-km long tunnel beneath the Straits of Mackinac, the Michigan waterway that connects Lake Huron and Lake Michigan -- an ecologically sensitive area and popular tourist destination -- constituting two of the Great Lakes. The company had applied last Wednesday for state and federal authorization

Safe and Reliable Gas infrastructure Keeps the Gas Flowing during Current Crisis (Corona Borealis Studio / Shutterstock)
Safe and Reliable Gas infrastructure Keeps the Gas Flowing during Current Crisis (Corona Borealis Studio / Shutterstock)

Safe and Reliable Gas infrastructure Keeps the Gas Flowing during Current Crisis

Gas Infrastructure Europe (GIE) and its members are responding to the issues posed by the COVID-19 pandemic to ensure that all personnel are looked after and that supplies of gas are uninterrupted.

Federal Court Orders a Full Environmental Review of Dakota Access Oil Pipeline (David T. Stephenson / Shutterstock)
Federal Court Orders a Full Environmental Review of Dakota Access Oil Pipeline (David T. Stephenson / Shutterstock)

Federal Court Orders a Full Environmental Review of Dakota Access Oil Pipeline

In 2017 President  Donald Trump granted federal permits to Energy Transfer Partners (ETP) for the commercial operation of the 1886-km Dakota Access Oil Pipeline. More than two years later, a federal court has ordered the Trump administration to conduct a full environmental review, saying "too many questions remain unanswered.

Baltic Pipeline: Gaz-System Preparing Land in Denmark and Poland (Ververidis Vasilis / Shutterstock)
Baltic Pipeline: Gaz-System Preparing Land in Denmark and Poland (Ververidis Vasilis / Shutterstock)

Baltic Pipeline: Gaz-System Preparing Land in Denmark and Poland

Soon roads within the investment site in Denmark will be relocated. The contractor will reconstruct the layout of two local roads running withing the landing site of the Baltic Pipe in Denmark. One of them will become an access road to the construction site.

Has the Oil Price War Between Saudi Arabia and Russia Run Its Course? (William Potter / Shutterstock)
Has the Oil Price War Between Saudi Arabia and Russia Run Its Course? (William Potter / Shutterstock)

Has the Oil Price War Between Saudi Arabia and Russia Run Its Course?

The oil price war between Saudi Arabia and the Russian Federation, with both countries ramping up oil production in a time of dramatically reduced consumer demand worldwide, has moved crude oil prices to 20 year lows this week.  U.S.

first publicly accessible hydrogen network will allow wide-ranging CO2 reduction (Copyright: OGE)
first publicly accessible hydrogen network will allow wide-ranging CO2 reduction (Copyright: OGE)

First Publicly Accessible Hydrogen Network Will Allow Wide-ranging CO2 Reduction

Germany’s first publicly accessible hydrogen network is due to supply increasing quantities of green hydrogen (H2) to industrial companies in Lower Saxony and North Rhine-Westphalia from late 2022 onwards. BP, Evonik, Nowega, OGE and RWE Generation have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to develop the GET H2 Nukleus project. All these companies are members of the GET H2 initiative

High Court Says Construction on Nordstream 2 Can Continue (Copyright by: Aksabir / Shutterstock)
High Court Says Construction on Nordstream 2 Can Continue (Copyright by: Aksabir / Shutterstock)

High Court Says Construction on Nordstream 2 Can Continue

The Higher Administrative Court of Berlin - Brandenburg cleared yesterday the last remaining legal obstacle to the completion of the Nordstream 2 Gas Pipeline. The sticking point concerned an environmental impact assessment (EIA) for a 500-km portion (called EUGAL) of the 1200-km long pipeline.

Plains All American Pays Up For The May 2015 Oil Pipeline Rupture (Shutterstock / Pix One)
Plains All American Pays Up For The May 2015 Oil Pipeline Rupture (Shutterstock / Pix One)

Plains All American Pays Up For The May 2015 Oil Pipeline Rupture

In May 2015 a corroded Plains All American oil pipeline burst, spilling nearly 3000 barrels of crude that covered Refugio State Beach near Santa Barbara, California. The incident killed hundreds of marine mammals, fish, birds and other wildlife.