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The Coradia iLint - hydrogen train (© Alstom)
The Coradia iLint - hydrogen train (© Alstom)

Germany Launches World's First Fleet Of Hydrogen Powered Passenger Trains

Auguring what could over time be a major salvo against global Climate Change, German officials launched what they say is the world's first fleet of hydrogen-powered passenger trains this past Wednesday, replacing 15 diesel trains that previously operated on non-electrified tracks in the state of Lower Saxony.

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Flags of Russia and Iran (© Shutterstock/ruskpp)

Russia and Iran Move to Create One of the Largest Global Natural Gas Cartel

Last month, Gazprom and the National Iranian Oil Company (NIOC) signed a $40 billion Memorandum of Understanding (MoU). The MoU has been hailed as a move that will enable Iran and Russia to implement their long-standing plan of becoming the major players in a global cartel for gas suppliers, similar to the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) for oil suppliers.

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Logo of Direct-C (© Direct-C)

Direct-C Raises $3.9 Million in Series A Funding Round to Scale Oil Leak Detection Tech

Direct-C, an Alberta-based company with leak detection and monitoring, has been working with Henkel Adhesive Technologies since 2018 to assess whether its oil leak detection technology could be used alongside the German manufacturing giant’s repair wrap product.

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

Phillips 66 on A Move to Buy Pipeline Operator DCP Midstream

USA-headquartered refiner Phillips 66 (PSX.N) has tendered an offer to acquire public units of DCP Midstream (DCP.N) in a bid to scale up the company's value and output. According to a Reuters report published on Wed August 17, 2022, the deal would bulk up Phillip's natural gas liquids business and value the pipeline operator at $7.2 billion.

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Flag of Croatia (© Shutterstock/adaptice photography)

Croatia To Build A Floating LNG Terminal In The Adriatic

Croatia, seeking new sources of natural gas following Russia's War of Aggression on Ukraine, has announced that it will invest 180 million euros to build a new gas pipeline connecting the towns of Zlobin and Bosiljevo in northwestern Croatia.  

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Baker Hughes headquarter in Houston, Texas (© Shutterstock/JHVEPhoto)

Baker Hughes Completes Major Acquisition of Quest Integrity, Seattle, Washington

Baker Hughes, one of the world's foremost energy technology companies providing solutions to energy and industrial customers around the globe, has announced the acquisition of Quest Integrity with the aim of expanding asset inspection solutions for the energy and industrial sectors of the international economy.

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Flag with the logo of Bilfinger (© Shutterstock/360b)

Bilfinger Supports Gasunie’s Innovative Green Hydrogen Storage Project in the Netherlands

Bilfinger announced it was using its expertise and experience to support the engineering of Gasunie’s HyStock project, an underground green hydrogen facility near Zuidwending in the Netherlands.

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Kazakhstan with flag embedded on the surface of the earth (© Shutterstock/Harvepino)

Kazakhstan Seeking Alternative Pipeline Export Options

Given the vagaries of transporting hydrocarbons through Russia nowadays, Kazakhstan is expected to sell some of its crude oil through Azerbaijan's pipeline that delivers oil to Turkey's Mediterranean port of Ceyhan.

For 20 years, they have been shipped through the CPC pipeline to Russia's Black Sea port of Novorossiisk, which provides access to the global market.

German Chancellor Olaf Scholz (© Shutterstock/Alexandros Michailidis)
German Chancellor Olaf Scholz (© Shutterstock/Alexandros Michailidis)

German Chancellor Scholz Campaigns for A Portugal To Central Europe Gas Pipeline

German Chancellor Olaf Scholz has called for the construction of a gas pipeline from Portugal through Spain, France, Germany and the rest of Central Europe.  Such a connection he said would bring massive relief to a continent in the grip of tight energy supplies  and help to further reduce energy dependency on Russia.

Dr. Eran Inbar of Prisma Photonics and Shmuel Turgeman of Israel Natural Gas Lines (© Maxim Dinshtein)
Dr. Eran Inbar of Prisma Photonics and Shmuel Turgeman of Israel Natural Gas Lines (© Maxim Dinshtein)

Israeli Natural Gas Lines Signs Investment Contract With Prisma Photonics

Israeli Natural Gas Lines recently entered into a strategic investment contract with Prisma Photonics, a company developing advanced real-time critical infrastructure monitoring systems.

ROSEN Group logo (© ROSEN Group)
ROSEN Group logo (© ROSEN Group)

Rosen Seals Five-Year Deals for Pan Malaysia In-line Pipeline Inspection

Rosen Group, one of the world’s leading suppliers for pipeline integrity management, has secured five-year in-line inspection service deals for the Pan Malaysia pipeline for Petroleum Arrangement Contractor (PACs) and PETRONAS Group, a Malaysian oil and gas company.

GTSOU Visits Brussels To Warn Of EU Dependency on Russian Gas (© Shutterstock/symbiot)
GTSOU Visits Brussels To Warn Of EU Dependency on Russian Gas (© Shutterstock/symbiot)

GTSOU Visits Brussels To Warn Of EU Dependency on Russian Gas

Olga Bielkova, Director of Government and International Affairs for the Gas Transmission Operator of the Ukraine (GTSOU) has warned European countries of becoming ever more dependent on Russian energy resources.  She advocates turning the tables on Russia by giving preference to the Ukrainian gas transport infrastructure:

Gazprom Finds Another Way to Disrupt the European Gas Market (© Shutterstock/A08)
Gazprom Finds Another Way to Disrupt the European Gas Market (© Shutterstock/A08)

Gazprom Finds Another Way to Disrupt the European Gas Market

Displaying increasingly erratic behavior, Russian gas giant Gazprom this week suddenly and significantly increased pressure in the Urengoy-Pomary-Uzhgorod pipeline that delivers Russian gas to Europe.  There was no prior notice.

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Sempra Energy HQ in San Diego (© Balintawak, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons)

Sempra and Mexico's CFE To Build Mexico's Natural Gas Infrastructure

Sempra Energy, a North American energy infrastructure company based in San Diego, California and focussing on electric and natural gas infrastructure, and Mexico’s Federal Electricity Commission (CFE) have signed a series of agreements to further develop gas infrastructure projects, including the proposed 4 Mt/year (5.5 bcm/year) Vista Pacífico LNG project in Topolobampo, in Sinaloa state and a

Award winning HDD rig by STREICHER (© STREICHER)
Award winning HDD rig by STREICHER (© STREICHER)

Different awards for fully electric driven horizontal drilling rig of STREICHER

The first fully electric driven horizontal drilling rig, the HDD80-E of STREICHER has recently won two awards: German Innovation Award 2022 (category Machines & Engineering) and Red Dot Award 2022 (category Product Design).

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Flags of the EU and Russia (© Shutterstock/ruskpp)

Gas Flows To Germany Resume in Nord Stream 1

Nord Stream 1 operator, Gazprom, has begun to ship reduced amounts of gas through Nord Stream 1 now that maintenance work has ended after a 10 day hiatus.  There was a collective sigh of relief from EU countries, as there had been concerns across the region that there could be a complete shutdown of gas supplies via the pipeline.

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Flag of India (© Shutterstock/Marques)

DNV Collaborates With PIL to Integrate Hydrogen into PIL’s Gas Network Asset in India

DNV, an independent energy expert and assurance provider, will collaborate with Pipeline Infrastructure Limited (PIL) to integrate blended hydrogen into PIL’s India-based gas trunkline asset, including transmission pipeline, spur lines and interconnect, compressor, valve, and metering stations and equipment.

Egyptian president Abdel Fattah el-Sisi at a press conference in 2015 (© Shutterstock/360b)
Egyptian president Abdel Fattah el-Sisi at a press conference in 2015 (© Shutterstock/360b)

Natural Gas And Hydrogen Highlight The Revamped German - Egyptian Relationship

On the occasion of the Petersberg Climate Dialogue, launched in 2010, after the Copenhagen Climate Change Conference and held annually ever since, President el - Sisi of Egypt met with Chancellor Olaf Scholz of Germany over the weekend to discuss ways of strengthening energy cooperation between the two countries.

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Close-up on 2000 Rubel notes on a table (© Shutterstock/Evdokiy)

CPC Pipeline Operations Will Not Be Halted

An earlier ruling of a district court in the Russian Federation to suspend Caspian Pipeline Consortium's operations because of alleged oil spills was overturned by a higher appellate court and leveled instead a fine of 200,000 rubles ($3,300).

Gas pipeline from Russia to the European Union (© Shutterstock/Designbek)
Gas pipeline from Russia to the European Union (© Shutterstock/Designbek)

Nord Stream 1: Russian Foreign Ministry Implies Gas Will Flow Once Turbine Is Returned

With Nord Stream 1 in the throes of its annual check up and Europeans wondering if gas transmission will resume after the final examination, Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said on Thursday that the future of the Nord Stream 1 gas pipeline to Germany would depend on gas demand in Europe and Western sanctions against Russia.