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The Gulf Coast of Texas where the EPIC pipeline leads to (Sherry Yates Young / Shutterstock).
The Gulf Coast of Texas where the EPIC pipeline leads to (Sherry Yates Young / Shutterstock).

Construction on 1046-km Natural Gas Liquids Pipeline Begins in Texas

EPIC Y Grade Pipeline, a 1046 km natural gas liquids (NGL) carrier, linking NGL reserves in the Permian and Eagle Ford Basins in New Mexico and West Texas to Gulf Coast refiners, has commenced construction running alongside the EPIC crude oil pipeline.

North Dakota State Regulators and Energy Transfer Partners Find Novel Way Out of Dispute (Dmitrijs Kaminskis / Shutterstock)
North Dakota State Regulators and Energy Transfer Partners Find Novel Way Out of Dispute (Dmitrijs Kaminskis / Shutterstock)

North Dakota State Regulators and Energy Transfer Partners Find Novel Way Out of Dispute

North Dakota regulators and Energy Transfer Partners (ETP) have reached an agreement concerning allegations that the Dallas - based company violated state rules during construction of the Dakota Access pipeline.

A natural gas station in Bucharest, Romania (Gabriel Petrescu / Shutterstock)
A natural gas station in Bucharest, Romania (Gabriel Petrescu / Shutterstock)

Pipeline Projects in Eastern Europe Beset With New Concerns

Amid heightened concern about the financial viability of natural gas pipeline projects in Romania, it appears likely now that the country will scale back ambitions to export gas to western Europe and thus compete with Russia.

Turkey Considering Disrupting the KIrkuk - Ceyhan Export Oil Pipeline (Eng. Bilal Izaddin / Shutterstock)
Turkey Considering Disrupting the KIrkuk - Ceyhan Export Oil Pipeline (Eng. Bilal Izaddin / Shutterstock)

Turkey Considering Disrupting the Kirkuk - Ceyhan Export Oil Pipeline

As the Kurdish Regional Government (KRG) in northern Iraq continues to count the ballots of its controversial independence referendum, President Erdogan of Turkey warned the Kurds that he would cut off the oil pipeline from northern Iraq to the outside world -- depriving the Erbil government of its principal source of income - if the KRG does not back down.

Rosneft Trades Gas Pipeline Investment for Future Role in Supplying Europe with Northern Iraqi Gas (serkan senturk / Shutterstock)
Rosneft Trades Gas Pipeline Investment for Future Role in Supplying Europe with Northern Iraqi Gas (serkan senturk / Shutterstock)

Rosneft Trades Gas Pipeline Investment for Future Role in Supplying Europe with Northern Iraqi Gas

Rosneft and the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) have agreed to cooperate in the construction of a natural gas pipeline with a 30 bcm of gas per year capacity.

The pipeline will be constructed in 2019 for Kurdish domestic use, with exports due to begin in 2020.

Cutting Edge Fibre-Optic Cables Herald A New Era In Pipeline Leak Detection Technologies
Cutting Edge Fibre-Optic Cables Herald A New Era In Pipeline Leak Detection Technologies

Cutting Edge Fibre-Optic Cables - Herald of A New Era In Pipeline Leak Detection Technologies?

Calgary' Hifi Engineering has entered the competitive pipeline leak detection market with its own ultrasensitive leak detection system. Hifi uses fibre-optic cables to detect pinhole pipeline leaks within seconds.

In addition, the system is also capable of alerting operators about nearby construction or earthquakes that could disturb or diminish the integrity of pipe.

Court Rejects Bid to Build Pipeline Transporting Fracked Gas Through New York (railway fx / shutterstock)
Court Rejects Bid to Build Pipeline Transporting Fracked Gas Through New York (railway fx / shutterstock)

Court Rejects Bid to Build Pipeline Transporting Fracked Gas Through New York

"Constitution" a proposed 195-km natural gas pipeline championed by the US petroleum industry as well as the executive branch of federal government has been rejected by the U.S. Court of Appeals Second Circuit on environmental grounds.

Iran on the Verge on Building Transboundary Gas Pipeline to Oman / India (ruskpp / Shutterstock)
Iran on the Verge on Building Transboundary Gas Pipeline to Oman / India (ruskpp / Shutterstock)

Iran on the Verge on Building Transboundary Gas Pipeline to Oman / India

Off and on over the past ten years Iran has discussed building a transboundary pipeline via Pakistan to supply India with natural gas. Since then a subsea line has gained favor with the project's principal stakeholders.

United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit (CC BY-SA 3.0 / AgnosticPreachersKid)
United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit (CC BY-SA 3.0 / AgnosticPreachersKid)

New Environmental Ruling With Broad Implications for the US Pipeline Industry

This week the United States witnessed a sea change in the policy of the US government toward pipeline construction.

Indeed, President Trump's program to rebuild America's infrastructure suffered a big blow when a federal court ruled that regulators must examine the pipeline's impact on global climate change before granting approval.

Sniffing out success: Leak Detection with The Sniffers’ dogs at Raffinerie Heide
Sniffing out success: Leak Detection with The Sniffers’ dogs at Raffinerie Heide

Sniffing out success: Leak Detection with The Sniffers’ dogs at Raffinerie Heide

The Sniffers is an independent service provider which identifies current and expectable leaks in pipelines and installations in the oil and gas industry. They provide advice on how to reduce emissions, energy losses and maintain pipeline network integrity in the chemical and petrochemical industries.

Sound Energy receives Morocco gas-line funding proposal (Copyright by Sound Energy)
Sound Energy receives Morocco gas-line funding proposal (Copyright by Sound Energy)

Sound Energy receives Morocco gas-line funding proposal

Sound Energy, a European and African focused upstream gas company, obtained a non-bonding funding proposal of up to US$100 million for its eastern Morocco gas project. The proposal has been made by the Advisory & Finance Group Investment Bank (AFG) on behalf of a range of institutions, including shareholders of OGIF (Oil & Gas Investment Fund).

Colonial Pipeline resumes operations in Texas after Hurrican Harvey (michelmond / Shutterstock)
Colonial Pipeline resumes operations in Texas after Hurrican Harvey (michelmond / Shutterstock)

Colonial Pipeline resumes operations in Texas after Hurrican Harvey

The U.S. Gulf Coast is recovering slowly from the damage done by Hurricane Harvey. On Monday, a key segment of the American fuel system will restart operations after devastating rains caused heavy damage to infrastructures in all of Texas.

New European Gas Pipeline Link (EUGAL) to receive it's first pipes ( © 2017 GASCADE Gastransport GmbH)
New European Gas Pipeline Link (EUGAL) to receive it's first pipes ( © 2017 GASCADE Gastransport GmbH)

New European Gas Pipeline Link (EUGAL) to receive it's first pipes

The preparations for the construction of the European gas pipeline link EUGAL are making progress. From Friday, 1 September 2017, the first pipes will be delivered to several pipe storage points until construction of EUGAL starts in mid-2018. The storage points are located along the planned route, which will require a total of 47,000 pipes to be completed.

Foundation Stone Laid for Ugandan - Tanzanian Crude Export Pipeline (Shutterstock / Andrea Danti)
Foundation Stone Laid for Ugandan - Tanzanian Crude Export Pipeline (Shutterstock / Andrea Danti)

Uganda Marks the Development of Feeder Pipelines to the Refinery in Hoima

The Ugandan government has set up a resettlement planning committee for persons affected by the country's burgeoning oil patch in Buliisa. The work, which will include a Central Processing Facility (CPF), construction camps, accommodation facilities, a workshop and feeder pipelines. is a prelude to full - scale oil production in 2020.

The Al-Zour Oil Refinery will be Kuwaits fourth Refinery (Orapin Joyphuem / Shutterstock)
The Al-Zour Oil Refinery will be Kuwaits fourth Refinery (Orapin Joyphuem / Shutterstock)

Saipem Secures Substantial Contract Constructing Feed Pipelines in Kuwait

Saipem, one of the leading companies in the engineering, procurement, construction and commissioning of pipelines worldwide, has won a $850 million contract to complete the feed pipelines of the New Refinery Project in Al-Zour south of Kuwait.

ROSEN Group's EMAT Inspection Tools Certified For Europe By TÜV Systems Nord
ROSEN Group's EMAT Inspection Tools Certified For Europe By TÜV Systems Nord

ROSEN Group's EMAT Inspection Tools Certified for Europe by TÜV Systems Nord

TÜV Systems Nord has certified ROSEN Groups EMAT Inspection tools, which are used for crack detection in gas lines. Early detection of potential cracks in gas pipelines is an important factor in ensuring their safe operation. Already in 2010, ROSEN had developed the EMAT technology to an operational stage.

Kuwait battles oil spill in the Persian Gulf (Phonix_a Pk.sarote / Shutterstock)
Kuwait battles oil spill in the Persian Gulf (Phonix_a Pk.sarote / Shutterstock)

Kuwait battles oil spill in the Persian Gulf

The northern Persian Gulf has been hit with a series of major oil spills, affecting Kuwait and Saudi Arabia with an estimated 35,000 barrels of crude in the first incident and an undetermined amount in the second, which followed two days later..

Environmental Concerns Stymie Further Development of the Trans Mountain Oil Pipeline in British Columbia (Stasivanovv / Shutterstock)
Environmental Concerns Stymie Further Development of the Trans Mountain Oil Pipeline in British Columbia (Stasivanovv / Shutterstock)

Environmental Concerns Stymie Further Development of the Trans Mountain Oil Pipeline in British Columbia

The extension of Kinder Morgan's Trans Mountain Oil Pipeline to Vancouver's harbor has been indefinitely suspended pending a review of other transportation options.

A cloud of uncertainty hangs over the latest auction for natural gas transportation capacity by system operator CENAGAS (Diego Grandi / Shutterstock)
A cloud of uncertainty hangs over the latest auction for natural gas transportation capacity by system operator CENAGAS (Diego Grandi / Shutterstock)

Uncertainty about additional gas transportation capacities in Mexico

In light of a deficient pipeline transportation infrastructure and of power plants that struggle to come online, not a single bid to participate in the current round has been received by CENAGAS in Mexico. The state has thus called the auction null and void.