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Longest Gas Pipeline in Nigeria Gets the Green Light for Construction (Michael Wick / Shutterstock)
Longest Gas Pipeline in Nigeria Gets the Green Light for Construction (Michael Wick / Shutterstock)

Longest Gas Pipeline in Nigeria Gets the Green Light for Construction

The 614-km, 40 inch Ajaokuta - Kano Gas Pipeline (AKK), the single biggest gas pipeline in the history of oil and gas operations in Nigeria, will now go forward with $ 2.38 bn financing secured by the China National Petroleum Corporation.

TAL - Transalpine pipeline commissions world's first crude oil "run-of-pipeline" power plant (Copyright: TAL)
TAL - Transalpine pipeline commissions world's first crude oil "run-of-pipeline" power plant (Copyright: TAL)

TAL - Transalpine pipeline commissions world's first crude oil "run-of-pipeline" power plant

Crude oil flow becomes electricity - at least in the Austrian Alps. The TAL - Transalpine Oil Pipeline - which delivers crude oil from Trieste, Italy, via the Alps to Germany and Austria, put the first crude oil "run-of-pipeline" power plant worldwide in operation on the 21st of September 2018.

Massachusetts Pipeline Desaster: Gas Pipeline Pressure 12-times too high (Copyright: Metropolitan Engineering Consulting & Forensics Services)
Massachusetts Pipeline Desaster: Gas Pipeline Pressure 12-times too high (Copyright: Metropolitan Engineering Consulting & Forensics Services)

Massachusetts Pipeline Desaster: Gas Pipeline Pressure 12-times too high

The pressure in the natural gas pipelines prior to a series of explosions and fires in Massachusetts last week that killed one person and injured more than two dozen was 12 times higher than it should have been.

Europe's leading pipeline event with additional key topics
Europe's leading pipeline event with additional key topics

Europe's leading pipeline event with additional key topics

From 18-21 March 2019, the international pipeline community will meet for the 14th Pipeline Technology Conference (ptc) in Berlin. More than 700 participants and over 80 exhibitors from 50 different nations are expected. Delegations from more than 70 different pipeline operators took part in the last ptc.

We can't get back to business as usual after the accident in Massachusetts. We have to adjust our behavior.
We can't get back to business as usual after the accident in Massachusetts. We have to adjust our behavior.

EDITORS COMMENT: We can't get back to business as usual after the accident in Massachusetts. We have to adjust our behavior

When we think of the reports about the pipeline accident in Massachusetts, we first think of those affected by the accident who suffered physical damage or even died.

Overpressured Gas Pipelines Caused a Series of Pipeline Explosions in Massachusetts, USA (iStockPhotos)
Overpressured Gas Pipelines Caused a Series of Pipeline Explosions in Massachusetts, USA (iStockPhotos)

Overpressured Gas Pipelines Caused a Series of Pipeline Explosions in Massachusetts, USA

The residents of a small part of eastern Massachusetts were shaken by an natural gas disaster. The people of Lawrence, Andover and North Andover just south of the New Hampshire border, witnessed dozens of homes explode last Thursday, while homeowners rushed to evacuate and turn off the gas.

ROSEN Group to Introduce New Integrity Management Solution
ROSEN Group to Introduce New Integrity Management Solution

ROSEN Group to Introduce New Integrity Management Solution

ROSEN Group is about to launch its new digital integrity management solution, NIMA, during this year’s IPC / IPE in Canada. According to ROSEN the new solution is offering customers a basis for secure decision-making by providing an accurate reflection of individual integrity management processes and easy access to all necessary data.

A pipeline operated by Transneft (Copyright: Transneft)
A pipeline operated by Transneft (Copyright: Transneft)

Transneft is the Fastest-Growing Brand in the Russian Oil and Gas Sector

Transneft became the fastest-growing brand in the russian oil and gas sector (the value of the brand grew by 53% to reach 58.9 billion roubles), according to Brand Finance, a consulting company in the field of strategy and valuation of brands.

Private Companies Permitted to Transport Refined Products in the Vibrant Mexican Market (Anton Watman / Shutterstock)
Private Companies Permitted to Transport Refined Products in the Vibrant Mexican Market (Anton Watman / Shutterstock)

Private Companies Permitted to Transport Refined Products in the Vibrant Mexican Market

Mexico's Energy Regulatory Commission, known by its Spanish acronym CRE, has granted the country's first permit to a private company, Invex, for the transportation of refined products in a pipeline. CRE sees this as the first step in enhancing the efficiency of the domestic fuel market.

Qatar to support liquid gas terminal in Germany (Wojciech Wrzesien / Shutterstock)
Qatar to support liquid gas terminal in Germany (Wojciech Wrzesien / Shutterstock)

Qatar to support liquid gas terminal in Germany

German Chancellor Angela Merkel highlighted the important role of Qatar in the global LNG industry. Germany is therefore looking to Qatar to develop its LNG industry. This was announced in a speech by the Chancellor at the opening of the Qatar-Germany Business and Investment Forum held on Friday in Berlin.

Al Mahrah in Yemen (TUBS / CC BY-SA 3.0)
Al Mahrah in Yemen (TUBS / CC BY-SA 3.0)

Saudi Arabia Looks to War Torn Yemen as a Venue for Another Export Oil Pipeline

In a precautionary move designed to give Saudi Arabia more oil export options in the unlikely event that Iran closes down the Strait of Hormuz at the mouth of the Persian Gulf, the government of Prince Salman in Saudi Arabia intends to build an alternative pipeline from its borders through the Yemeni district of Al Mahrah to the Arabian Sea.

GASCADE-Employees are checking the construction (Copyright: Gascade)
GASCADE-Employees are checking the construction (Copyright: Gascade)

EUGAL: Approval for Northern Section Obtained

Construction of the section of the European Gas Pipeline Link (EUGAL) in Saxony, Germany, can begin in September. The planning approval decision was handed over to the company in charge of the project, GASCADE Gastransport GmbH, by the Dresden office of the state authorities in Saxony today, Thursday, 6 September 2018.

Permit for Dakota Access oil pipeline granted by U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (NittyG  / CC BY-SA 4.0)
Permit for Dakota Access oil pipeline granted by U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (NittyG / CC BY-SA 4.0)

Permit for Dakota Access oil pipeline granted by U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

Over a year ago a judge ruled that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers would again need to review the environmental impact of the Dakota Access Oil Pipeline. The Army Corps has now completed that second review and renewed the permit for the pipeline.

The train brings EUGAL pipes to selected train stations (Copyright: EUGAL)
The train brings EUGAL pipes to selected train stations (Copyright: EUGAL)

EUGAL Pipeline: 292 km of the project awarded to Bonatti and Max Streicher

Gascade, a subsidiary of BASF and Gazprom, has awarded the construction of 6 lots of the EUGAL Gas Pipeline to the Joint Venture between Bonatti and Max Streicher. The Pipeline will be powered by the Nord Stream 2, the gas transport network that connects Siberia to the heart of Europe via the Baltic Sea. The overall route of EUGAL is around 480 km long (Line 1 / 480 km; Line 2 / 329 km)

Horizon of Persian Gulf in South Pars area (Alireza824 / CC BY-SA 3.0)
Horizon of Persian Gulf in South Pars area (Alireza824 / CC BY-SA 3.0)

China's CNPC to Acquire Majority Stake in Promising South Pars Iranian Gas Project

Seeing no viable way to continue its operations in Iran without being severely penalized by US President Donald Trump's renewed sanctions, French oil giant Total has opted to sell its stake in Iran's South Pars Gas Development to China's state-owned energy company CNPC and head home.

Outlook: Global Energy Transition to Push Investments in Natural Gas and LNG (Leonardo da / Shutterstock)
Outlook: Global Energy Transition to Push Investments in Natural Gas and LNG (Leonardo da / Shutterstock)

Outlook: Global Energy Transition to Push Investments in Natural Gas and LNG

Confidence in the case for gas is growing, according to a survey by DNV GL, the technical advisor to the industry. The vast majority (86%) of the 813 senior industry professionals surveyed agree that gas - the least carbon-intensive fossil fuel - will play an increasingly important role in the global energy mix over the next decade, up from 77% last year.

US grants Liderroll another definitive patent for In-Tunnel Pipeline Construction
US grants Liderroll another definitive patent for In-Tunnel Pipeline Construction

US grants Liderroll another definitive patent for In-Tunnel Pipeline Construction

Liderroll has achieved a major victory in the United States: US authorities have granted the definitive patent in the country for a special invention that will change the parameters of tunnel construction. This patent will give exclusivity to Liderroll to manufacture and install concave supports in tunnels made by tunnel boring machines (TBM).

Caspian Sea Agreement Injects New Hope in Long Dormant Pipeline Plans for the Region
Caspian Sea Agreement Injects New Hope in Long Dormant Pipeline Plans for the Region

Caspian Sea Agreement Injects New Hope in Long Dormant Pipeline Plans for the Region

After decades of political and legal wrangling the five littoral states to the Caspian Sea have agreed to the Convention on the Legal Status of the Caspian Sea, clarifying maritime borders and granting each state sovereign rights to the sea.

Example for illegal pipeline tapping (copyright: ptc-paper-database)
Example for illegal pipeline tapping (copyright: ptc-paper-database)

Russian President Vladimir Putin signs law of criminal liability for tappings into pipelines

The respective document is placed on the official legal information resource. The new law augments the article 215.3 (Disabling Oil, Gas and Petroleum Products Pipelines) of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation with a new clause.

BHGE Breaks Ground on European Customer Solutions Center for Inspection Technologies Business (BHGE)
BHGE Breaks Ground on European Customer Solutions Center for Inspection Technologies Business (BHGE)

BHGE Breaks Ground on European Customer Solutions Center for Inspection Technologies Business

Baker Hughes, a GE company, has broken ground on a new European Customer Solutions Center (CSC) for its Inspection Technologies (IT) business, one of the world's leading providers of non-destructive testing (NDT). The CSC will be housed on IT’s existing Wunstorf, Germany site and will be the flagship CSC for European customers and partners.