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Shell To Replace Faulty Oil Pipeline in California (Radoslaw Lecyk / Shutterstock)
Shell To Replace Faulty Oil Pipeline in California (Radoslaw Lecyk / Shutterstock)

Shell To Replace Faulty Oil Pipeline in California

Shell Oil company is complying with California State Regulator's recommendation to replace 19 km of the 285 km long San Pablo Bay pipeline after two spills contaminated grasslands close to San Francisco with 60,000 gallons of heavy crude oil.

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

Foundation Stone Laid for Ugandan - Tanzanian Crude Export Pipeline

At 1445 km the "longest electrically heated crude oil pipeline in the world," the principal stakeholders in the $3.5 billion Ugandan - Tanzanian crude export pipeline are anxious to begin the project.

The LNG Carrier GALEA (Wmeinhart/CC-BY-SA-3.0)
The LNG Carrier GALEA (Wmeinhart/CC-BY-SA-3.0)

LNG from the US reached Great Britain for the first time

US produced shale gas reached British homes and power plants for the first time ever. Last week, the UK took a delivery from America with liquefied natural gas as the LNG Carrier GALEA arrived at the Isle of Grain port in Kent, 60 kilometer east of London. The Isle of Grain-Terminal has got a capacity of one million cubic meters of LNG, making it Europe's largest installation of that kind.

Nigeria Looking for Britain to Invest in its Energy Sector (Peter Hermes Furian / Shutterstock)
Nigeria Looking for Britain to Invest in its Energy Sector (Peter Hermes Furian / Shutterstock)

Nigeria Looking for Britain to Invest in its Energy Sector

The British High Commissioner to Nigeria, Paul Arkwright, has told the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) that his government would invest substantial sums to upgrade Nigeria's pipeline network, renewable energy facilities and gas and power infrastructure.

Another Pipeline Project in North Dakota Seeks to Avoid the Mistakes of Dakota Access (Dmitrijs Kaminskis / Shutterstock)
Another Pipeline Project in North Dakota Seeks to Avoid the Mistakes of Dakota Access (Dmitrijs Kaminskis / Shutterstock)

Another Pipeline Project in North Dakota Seeks to Avoid the Mistakes of Dakota Access

Cenex Pipeline Company, a subsidiary of the global agribusiness CHS company, has submitted a proposal to the state Public Service Commission in North Dakota to build a major pipeline across the state and into Montana.

US Capitol east front, by Martin Falbisoner - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0
US Capitol east front, by Martin Falbisoner - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0

US Sanctions and Nord Stream 2: Now Is the Time for Europe to Act

This week the House of Representatives followed the Senate in voting overwhelmingly to impose broad sanctions on Russia for behavior deemed unacceptable to the United States, particularly the alleged cyber hacking of the US election.

Contested Sabal Trail Pipeline now operational (copyright: Spectra Energy)
Contested Sabal Trail Pipeline now operational (copyright: Spectra Energy)

Contested Sabal Trail Pipeline now operational

After four years of pitched battle with homeowners and environmental groups opposed to the construction of a 829 km, 36 inch gas pipeline from central Alabama through southwest Georgia to Orange County, Florida, the Sabal Trail pipeline system has been placed in commercial operation.

Spectra Energy Partners, NextEra Energy and Duke Energy will jointly operate the pipeline system.

A simple outdoor chapel like this one in California can cause problems for pipeline operators (LunaseeStudios / Shutterstock)
A simple outdoor chapel like this one in California can cause problems for pipeline operators (LunaseeStudios / Shutterstock)

Nuns build open-air chapel to protest natural gas pipeline

There is more than just one way to protest and delay a pipeline. In Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, a group of Catholic nuns is fighting against a natural gas pipeline that would run beneath land they own in a unique way by setting up an open-air chapel for people to visit.

Another Pipeline in the Baltic Region Heats Up the European Gas Market (Elvis Antson / Shutterstock)
Another Pipeline in the Baltic Region Heats Up the European Gas Market (Elvis Antson / Shutterstock)

Another Pipeline in the Baltic Region Heats Up the European Gas Market

The number of aspirants looking to supply continental Europe with gas grew again this week, with the Finnish government endorsing the 152-km bi-directional Balticconnector undersea gas pipeline project (22-km section in Finland, 80-km section on the floor of the Gulf of Finland, 50-km section in Estonia).

LNG tanker sails on a cruise to Qatar (photowrzesien / Shutterstock)
LNG tanker sails on a cruise to Qatar (photowrzesien / Shutterstock)

Qatar Will Not Disrupt Gas Deliveries to the UAE and Oman

The boss of Qatar Petroleum said this week that, despite the efforts of its Arab neighbors in the Gulf to diplomatically isolate the country, Qatar would not seek to cut gas deliveries through the 364-km Dolphin gas pipeline to the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

Will Nordstream 2 Survive the Current Impasse?
Will Nordstream 2 Survive the Current Impasse?

Will Nord Stream 2 Survive the Current Impasse?

On the one hand the project looks like a win win. On the other one sees yet another trans-boundary pipeline embroiled in great controversy: Nordstream 2 is a twin 1200-km pipeline system proposed to run on the floor of the Baltic Sea and costing over 11 billion euros when completed.

Father and Son Accused in Theft of over $1 Million Worth of Fuel from Pipelines in UK
Father and Son Accused in Theft of over $1 Million Worth of Fuel from Pipelines in UK

Father and Son Accused in Theft of over $1 Million Worth of Fuel from Pipelines in UK

A bold gang set up a makeshift refinery in the grounds of Boris Johnson’s ministerial Chevening estate in order to steal hydrocarbon fuel from a network of underground pipes. Petrol, diesel and aviation fuel was also stolen from pipelines across Essex, Hampshire, Northamptonshire, and Cheshire over a 17-month period.

Transport and Distribution of Gas, Oil and Water as Preconditions for Successful Industrial Development in Africa & the MENA Region
Transport and Distribution of Gas, Oil and Water as Preconditions for Successful Industrial Development in Africa & the MENA Region

Transport and Distribution of Gas, Oil and Water as Preconditions for Successful Industrial Development in Africa & the MENA Region

Forced industrialization in the whole region has led to high demand for investment, in particular in the energy and water supply sectors. Realization of the projects require a lot of know-how and appropriate technologies. This presents a wealth of opportunities for European and international businesses to engage with the region and to create long-term partnerships.

Whither Kinder Morgan's Trans Mountain Pipeline in British Columbia (Keith Levit / Shutterstock)
Whither Kinder Morgan's Trans Mountain Pipeline in British Columbia (Keith Levit / Shutterstock)

Whither Kinder Morgan's Trans Mountain Pipeline in British Columbia ?

Ottawa has long championed the construction of trans-province pipelines to transport the nation's petroleum wealth to the coast and ultimately foreign markets in Asia. Yet environmental opposition to Trans Mountain and other crude oil pipelines in the western province of British Columbia is so vast it threatens the very viability of these projects in the country.

Ugandan-Tanzanian Framework Agreement Signed for 1,445 km Pipeline Construction (Shutterstock / Andrea Danti)
Ugandan-Tanzanian Framework Agreement Signed for 1,445 km Pipeline Construction (Shutterstock / Andrea Danti)

Ugandan-Tanzanian Framework Agreement Signed for 1,445 km Pipeline Construction

The governments of Tanzania and Uganda have signed a framework agreement governing the construction of a $3.55 bn,1445-km, 24 inch diameter crude oil pipeline from landlocked Uganda to the blue water Tanzanian port of Tanga.

The pipeline would transport to market recoverable Ugandan reserves estimated between 1.4 - 1.7 bn barrels.

Oil and Gas Prices Remain Stable as Diplomatic Relations Fray between Iran and Saudi Arabia (Wikipedia / TUBS)
Oil and Gas Prices Remain Stable as Diplomatic Relations Fray between Iran and Saudi Arabia (Wikipedia / TUBS)

Oil and Gas Prices Remain Stable as Diplomatic Relations Fray between Qatar and Saudi Arabia

The Saudi - led group of countries severing diplomatic relations with Qatar today will have no significant impact on the price of oil, according to Alastair Newton, of Alavan Business Advisory in Livingstone, Zambia.

Newton said there is a large surplus on the supply side relative to the demand side and that this will continue to exert downward pressure on the price.

Toxic Waste Water Pipeline Bursts in Palatka, Florida (Arkyan / Wikipedia)
Toxic Waste Water Pipeline Bursts in Palatka, Florida (Arkyan / Wikipedia)

Toxic Waste Water Pipeline Bursts in Palatka, Florida

Some 3000 gallons of toxic waste water was released in Palatka, Florida after a power plant's above-ground dwaste water pipeline burst.

Environmental officials were able to contain the spill near the Seminole Electric Cooperative Plant and no damage was registered in the area.

Northern Gas Pipeline To Be Built In Australia After Repeated Delays (Shutterstock / sevenMaps7)
Northern Gas Pipeline To Be Built In Australia After Repeated Delays (Shutterstock / sevenMaps7)

Northern Gas Pipeline To Be Built In Australia After Repeated Delays

Construction on the 622-km, $800 million Northern Gas pipeline from Tennant Creek to Mt Isa is due to begin in July after months of uncertainty concerning land access.

Ensuring Nord Stream 2 is Free of Remaining World War II Explosives (santoelia / shutterstock)
Ensuring Nord Stream 2 is Free of Remaining World War II Explosives (santoelia / shutterstock)

Ensuring Nord Stream 2 is Free of Remaining World War II Explosives

M² Subsea, an Aberdeenshire, Scotland subsea business has won a contract worth more than £1m to remove explosives from around the extension, Nord Stream 2, of world's longest offshore pipeline.

City of Jawahar Nagar, where a contaminated water pipeline is causing problems (Alexander Mazurkevich / Shutterstock)
City of Jawahar Nagar, where a contaminated water pipeline is causing problems (Alexander Mazurkevich / Shutterstock)

Contaminated water pipeline scare in Tamil Nadu, India

Jawahar Nagar, a metropolitan city in Tamil Nadu in southern India, averted a significant health crisis this past week when residents were notified that water from compacted sewer lines had entered a drinking water pipeline. The timely response remedied the situation.

 MMT Sweden Secures Major Pipeline Inspection Contract from Nord Stream AG (Copyright by MMT)
MMT Sweden Secures Major Pipeline Inspection Contract from Nord Stream AG (Copyright by MMT)

MMT Sweden Secures Major Pipeline Inspection Contract from Nord Stream AG

MMT Sweden, a marine survey company engaged around the world, has been awarded a three year contract by Nord Stream AG to inspect both lines of the Nord Stream Pipeline running along the floor of the Baltic Sea.

The external inspection of the pipeline will be executed by the joint venture between MMT Sweden and Reach Subsea.