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Pipeline construction (copyright by AdobeStock/Sergii Ryzhkov )

Western Australia gets the go-ahead for the construction of a 580 km pipeline

Western Australia gets the go-ahead for the construction of a 580 km pipeline, costing $460 million, which will connect the Western Perth onshore gas production basin with mining customers in the Midwestern and goldfields regions of Western Australia.

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

AfDB and Uganda grant $1 million to boost East African Crude Oil Pipeline

The African Development Bank and the government of Uganda have signed an agreement to each provide $500,000 of finance for micro, small and medium sized private enterprises along the East African Crude Oil pipeline (ECOP). Grants to local businesses along the route could help them access new market opportunities and help build links with regional, national and international companies.

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Enbridge energy logo on the website homepage (copyright by Shutterstock/Casimiro PT)

Enbridge Turns to the Federal Court To Keep Line 5 Petroleum Pipeline Running

Enbridge, the Canadian energy giant, is suing the state of Michigan in federal court in an attempt to stop state governor Gretchen Whitmer's quest to shut down the company's Line 5 petroleum pipeline over safety concerns.

The Pioneering Spirit during the laying of the pipeline in Swedish waters(Copyright: Axel Schmidt / Nord Stream 2)
The Pioneering Spirit during the laying of the pipeline in Swedish waters(Copyright: Axel Schmidt / Nord Stream 2)

Nord Stream 2: It Appears Reports of Its Death Have Been Greatly Exaggerated

Against all odds Nordstream 2, which for the past nearly 12 months looked as if it was literally dead in the water, is scheduled to resume construction on the last 120-km of the disputed pipeline on 5 December.

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Bridge with pipelines (copyright by Shutterstock/tcly)

Europe's "Last Dictator" Throws Down the Pipeline Gauntlet

Amid sizable and protracted street demonstrations calling for the head of Alexandr Lukashenko, Bylorussia's leader, the last thing Lukaschenko needs is to provoke a spat over increased Druzhba pipeline tariffs with the giant Russian bear to his east.

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Rosen Group logo (copyright by Rosen)

ROSEN Entering A New Frontier With Its Online Pipeline Cleaning Shop

The ROSEN Group, the world's premier pipeline integrity company with operations around the world, has launched the ROSEN Pipeline Cleaning Shop accessible through a click on your computer for customers in the United States ... for the time being.

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

FERC Proposes Guidance on Oil Pipeline Carrier Contracts with Affiliates

America’s energy market regulator, known as the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), has issued a suggested policy statement providing guidance for oil and petroleum products pipeline operators, concerning tariff rates and terms of conditions related to affiliate contracts.

Sunset on pipeline (Adobe Stock/tomas)
Sunset on pipeline (Adobe Stock/tomas)

Turkey's gas imports up 6.5% in August

Last August, Turkey imported a total of 3.35 billion cubic metres (BCM) of natural gas shared between 2.76 BCM of pipeline gas and 59 1,000,000 m³ of LNG (liquid natural gas). Year-on-year, imports of piped gas increased by 17.7% whilst LNG imports fell by 26.1% according to the country’s Energy Market Regulatory Authority’s monthly gas report.

Joe Biden on January 07, 2020 (copyright by Shutterstock/Ron Adar)
Joe Biden on January 07, 2020 (copyright by Shutterstock/Ron Adar)

Biden Presidency Imperils Key Oil Pipelines

There is much media speculation that the incoming administration of President-elect Joe Biden will result in delays or abandonment of new pipeline projects. Pipeline projects will depend less on government’s energy policies and more on the state of the oil and gas industry and market demand.

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Moody's Investor Services sign outside 7 World Trade Center in Lower Manhattan (copyright by Shutterstock/Daniel J. Macy)

Moody's Chequered Review of the Pipeline Industry

Moody's, the leading global credit rating, research and risk analysis firm, said that the financial outlook for pipeline companies worldwide is improving due to a steadying in oil and natural gas markets.

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Chemical plant for the production of ammonia (copyright by Shutterstock/saoirse2013)

The Development of Green Ammonia and the Future of Energy Transport

"So why the roundabout way to ammonia," muses Angela Kruth, press secretary for Project Campfire at the Leibniz Institute for Plasma Research and Technology in Greifswald, Germany?

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Map of the states and countries around the Great Lakes (copyright by Shutterstock/Weredragon)

Great Lakes Pipeline Take Two

Against a political backdrop of heightened public awareness of the risks Canadian tar sands oil spills might carry for  human health and the environment, Michigan governor Gretchen Whitmer took legal action this past Friday to shut down a pipeline that transports oil beneath the channel that links two of the Great Lakes.

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Boardwalk Pipelines logo (copyright by Boardwalk Pipelines)

Boardwalk Pipelines Focuses on Values Distinguishing The Great from the Average

Pipeline companies, like all organizations coping with the exigencies of the Corona virus, are entertaining new ideas to carry themselves through the rough patch.  Boardwalk Pipelines is one such company from Houston, Texas.

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Enbridge Energy Headquarter (Copyright by Shutterstock/ JHVEPhoto)

Pipeline company vows to reduce its GHG emissions 35% by 2030, hit zero by 2050

Calgary-based Enbridge, North America’s largest crude oil pipeline operator, has announced plans to drastically cut their greenhouse emissions by 35 percent by 2030 and to reach net zero by the year 2050.

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Baker Hughes Building (copyright by Shutterstock/nitpicker)

Baker Hughes Signs Agreement to Acquire Compact Carbon Capture Technology

At the start of this month, it was announced in a business wire news report , that Houston-based energy engineering contractor Baker Hughes, had purchased Compact Carbon Capture (3C) an innovative carbon capture technology solutions enterprise.

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American flag waving with the Capitol Hill (copyright by Adobe Stock/rarrarorro)

Nord Stream 2 Sanctions Now Part of US Defense Policy Bill Before Congress

In yet another move by the US government to prevent the 120-km pipe-laying completion of Nord Stream 2 on the floor of the Baltic, sanctions have been included  in the annual U.S. defense policy bill.

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

The Evolving Definition of Green Energy in the EU

Natural gas has long been touted as one of the cleaner fuels used to power our economies.  More recently it has even acquired the coveted green label.  But the EU is ready to deny gas power plants and gas pipelines the green investment label as they will not be classed as a sustainable investment in Europe.

Construction of the Zeelink pipeline (copyright by Zeelink)
Construction of the Zeelink pipeline (copyright by Zeelink)

November sees the first testing of the new German Zeelink gas pipeline

Open Grid Europe has announced that its newly completed Zeelink gas pipeline will be tested in November and is expected to become operational, in spite of Covid restrictions as soon as March 2021. This 600-million-euro pipeline is the fruition of a joint venture between Open Grid Europe GmbH (OGE, 75 percent) and Thyssengas GmbH (25 percent).

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Husky Energy logo (copyright by Husky Energy)

Husky Energy pipeline shut-in after 900,000 litres of produced water leaks

Calgary-based integrated energy company Husky Energy has been forced to temporarily shut one of its north-western Albertan pipelines in response to a pipeline incident in low-lying wetland some 15 km south-east of Rainbow Lake.