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Turkish Stream May Seal the Fate of the Trans Caspian Pipeline (Martynova Anna / Shutterstock)
Turkish Stream May Seal the Fate of the Trans Caspian Pipeline (Martynova Anna / Shutterstock)

Turkish Stream May Seal the Fate of the Trans Caspian Pipeline

An expert Central Asian analyst at the British University of Glasgow contends that the construction of the Turkish Stream pipeline will diminish the prospects of the Trans-Caspian pipeline.

Pipeline Technology Conference 2017 Exhibition (© 2017 Frank Nürnberger)
Pipeline Technology Conference 2017 Exhibition (© 2017 Frank Nürnberger)

Pipeline operators from all over the world learned about the newest developments in the field at the 12th Pipeline Technology Conference

From the 2nd to the 4th of May, representatives of the international gas, oil, water, and product pipeline sectors met in Berlin at the Pipeline Technology Conference (ptc), the largest event for the industry in Europe.

Ptc Job & Career Market successfully launched
Ptc Job & Career Market successfully launched

Ptc Job & Career Market successfully launched

The Pipeline Technology Conference (ptc) has successfully launched a new offer during this year's event. Under the brand ptc Job & Career Market, the Pipeline Technology Conference now supports companies from the pipeline industry to promote their job vacancies within the community.

Fatal Pipeline Explosion in Colorado Reveals Widespread Pipeline Safety Issues in the State (Arina P Habich / Shutterstock)
Fatal Pipeline Explosion in Colorado Reveals Widespread Pipeline Safety Issues in the State (Arina P Habich / Shutterstock)

Fatal Pipeline Explosion in Colorado Reveals Widespread Pipeline Safety Issues in the State

Last month a leak from a pipeline triggered an explosion in Firestone, Colorado killing two people.

Chinese Pipeline Construction Firm Secures 650-km Order in Nigeria (Mila Duchinskaya / Shutterstock)
Chinese Pipeline Construction Firm Secures 650-km Order in Nigeria (Mila Duchinskaya / Shutterstock)

Chinese Pipeline Construction Firm Secures 650-km Order in Nigeria

The China Petroleum Group Engineering Co., Ltd (CPGE) has secured a major contract in Nigeria from the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) for the construction of a 650-km, 40 inch gas pipeline from Ajaokuta in Kogi State to Kan.

Libyan Gas Pipelines Shut Down Again
Libyan Gas Pipelines Shut Down Again

Libyan Gas Pipelines Shut Down Again

National Oil Company (NOC), the Libyan state oil company, said an unidentified armed group has blocked gas pipelines from the Wafa oil field in Libya to a local power plant and the Mellitah gas export terminal on the coast.

This comes on the heels of the lifting of a force majeure edict imposed by the NOC on Wafa and said that its pipelines were open for operations.

Enbridge Plans Huge Tar Sands Pipeline Project in the United States
Enbridge Plans Huge Tar Sands Pipeline Project in the United States

Enbridge Plans Huge Tar Sands Pipeline Project in the United States

Enbridge has announced its intention to build a 1660 km, 36 -inch diameter oil pipeline from the tar sands of Alberta to the company's terminal in Superior, Minnesota. This will be the largest project in the history of the company and cost an estimated $7.5 billion to complete.

 Rival gangs earn millions of dollars a year from stealing crude oil, diesel and gasoline and selling it on a thriving black market (Shutterstock / Andrea Belbo)
Rival gangs earn millions of dollars a year from stealing crude oil, diesel and gasoline and selling it on a thriving black market (Shutterstock / Andrea Belbo)

Inside Job Leads to Millions of Dollars Loss By Tapping Petrobra's Pipelines in Brazil

Police investigating turf battles among Rio di Janiero's gangs uncoved a complex system of underground tubes siphoning off crude oil near the vast Duque de Caxias Petrobras refinery outside of Rio.

India Plans Several Cross Border Pipelines as Part of its Hydrocarbon Vision for 2030 (Rudra Narayan Mitra / Shutterstock)
India Plans Several Cross Border Pipelines as Part of its Hydrocarbon Vision for 2030 (Rudra Narayan Mitra / Shutterstock)

India Plans Several Cross Border Pipelines as Part of its Hydrocarbon Vision for 2030

India has announced that it will build a high speed cross border diesel pipeline from Siliguri in West Bengal to Parbatipur in northern Bangladesh.

The pipeline will run approximately 516 km.

4800 Gallons of Oil Flows Out of Chevron Pipeline In Northwestern Colorado (jukurae / Shutterstock)
4800 Gallons of Oil Flows Out of Chevron Pipeline In Northwestern Colorado (jukurae / Shutterstock)

4800 Gallons of Oil Flows Out of Chevron Pipeline In Northwestern Colorado

A six inch diameter oil gathering pipeline operated by Chevron in northwestern Colorado burst early march releasing some 4800 gallons of oil into the arid Colorado environment.

Venezuela hopes 100 Million Investment Will Boost Sluggish Petroleum Sector  (MZinchenko / Shutterstock)
Venezuela hopes 100 Million Investment Will Boost Sluggish Petroleum Sector (MZinchenko / Shutterstock)

Venezuela hopes 100 Million Investment Will Boost Sluggish Petroleum Sector

With the Venezuelan oil sector in protracted decline Royal Dutch Shell, in cooperation with the Governments of Venezuela,Trinidad and Tobago, is considering building a 17 km pipeline from Venezuela's Dragon gas field to the Hibiscus platform off the north coast of Trinidad.

Kinder Morgan Pushes Forward With Gulf Coast Express Pipeline
Kinder Morgan Pushes Forward With Gulf Coast Express Pipeline

Kinder Morgan Pushes Forward With Gulf Coast Express Pipeline

Kinder Morgan's proposed 692-km Gulf Coast Express Pipeline Project will exploit increased Permian gas production to service promising petrochemical markets along the Gulf Coast - and particularly in Mexico.

The pipeline will run from Waha, Texas to Agua Dulce, which is just west of Corpus Christi.

Donald Trump signing orders to green-light the Keystone XL and Dakota Access pipelines on 24 January 2017 (@ 2017 Office of the President of the United States)
Donald Trump signing orders to green-light the Keystone XL and Dakota Access pipelines on 24 January 2017 (@ 2017 Office of the President of the United States)

Keystone XL Pipeline Gets Another Lease on Life

President Trump announced this past Friday that a construction permit for the controversial Keystone XL pipeline has been granted by the State Department.

The Balouch Region in Pakistan (Saknarong Tayaset / Shutterstock)
The Balouch Region in Pakistan (Saknarong Tayaset / Shutterstock)

Kuwait and Pakistan strengthen energy cooperation with agreement to build oil pipeline and refinery in Balouchistan

In wake of talks with the Pakistani government Kuwait has agreed to finance an oil refinery as well as a white oil pipeline in the country's Balouch region.

TransCanada Seeks To Lower Transport Costs for Mainline Natural Gas Pipeline
TransCanada Seeks To Lower Transport Costs for Mainline Natural Gas Pipeline

TransCanada Seeks To Lower Transport Costs for Mainline Natural Gas Pipeline

TransCanada will seek regulatory approval from the National Energy Board (NEB) for a new tolling system for its under-used Canadian Mainline natural gas pipeline with a start up date of 1 November 2017.

To this end TransCanada has been building shipper support at lower toll costs to help fill its mainline from Alberta to a hub in Ontario.

Underwater Hilcorp Gas Pipeline in Cook Inlet, Alaska Presumably Leaking Since December, 2016. (Mikhail Melnikov / Shutterstock)
Underwater Hilcorp Gas Pipeline in Cook Inlet, Alaska Presumably Leaking Since December, 2016. (Mikhail Melnikov / Shutterstock)

Underwater Hilcorp Gas Pipeline in Cook Inlet, Alaska Presumably Leaking Since December, 2016.

An underwater gas pipeline operated by Hilcorp Alaska LLC in Cook Inlet, Alaska is spewing as much as 310,000 cubic feet of methane into the marine habitat.

The leak is from Hilcorp's 8 inch offshore pipeline from Nikiski and located approximately 80 feet under the water. And it may have been leaking before discovery ever since December.

Mediterranean Sea, off the coast of Egypt, Alexandria (Certe / Shutterstock)
Mediterranean Sea, off the coast of Egypt, Alexandria (Certe / Shutterstock)

Eni confident to find more gas fields in the eastern Mediterranean

After the discovery of a huge natural gas deposit in Egyptian waters hopes were raised to find more such gas fields in the eastern Mediterranean.They could help in satisfying Europe's growing hunger for energy, Eni's Chief Exploration Officer Luca Bertelli said. Because of the "milestone" discovery by Eni, other major oil and gas companies are showing renewed interest in the region.

People in Columbia demonstrate against the violence  (Jess Kraft / Shutterstock)
People in Columbia demonstrate against the violence (Jess Kraft / Shutterstock)

Columbian Rebels Force the Suspension of Oil Deliveries Through the Cano Limon Pipeline

In the wake of a series of attacks on the Cano Limon oil pipeline in Columbia, at 780 km in length the country's second largest, by a relatively small rebel group emulating the tactics of the larger Revolutionary Armed Forces of Columbia (FARC), operator Occidental Petroleum Corporation is gradually suspending oil production in the country,

Operators from EGAS, TAQA Arabia, GASCO, CCC etc. shared knowledge during the Seminar: “life-cycle extension of pipelines” in Cairo
Operators from EGAS, TAQA Arabia, GASCO, CCC etc. shared knowledge during the Seminar: “life-cycle extension of pipelines” in Cairo

Operators from EGAS, TAQA Arabia, GASCO, CCC etc. shared knowledge during the Seminar: “life-cycle extension of pipelines” in Cairo

The successfully held seminar on “Pipeline Life-Cycle Extension Strategies (from a German operator's point of view)” on the 14th of Feb 2017 had an ample amount of participating managers, technical experts and researchers from Germany, Qatar and Egypt.