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NEXUS Gas Pipeline Traversing Northern Ohio To Be Built
NEXUS Gas Pipeline Traversing Northern Ohio To Be Built

NEXUS Gas Pipeline Traversing Northern Ohio To Be Built

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission gave final authorization Wednesday to begin construction of the 36 inch, 255-mile underground NEXUS gas pipeline through northern Ohio. Communities along the way have tried to stop or re-route the pipeline, as they are concerned that it poses a threat to the safety and well-being of the area's inhabitants. Lawsuits are still pending.

Worldwide Survey Reveals NDT Global as Leader for Ultrasonic Pipeline Inspection
Worldwide Survey Reveals NDT Global as Leader for Ultrasonic Pipeline Inspection

Worldwide Survey Reveals NDT Global as Leader for Ultrasonic Pipeline Inspection

NDT Global are proud to share the results of the Kimberlite International Oilfield Research* 2017 Pipeline report, which highlights operators internationally ranking NDT Global as the industry leader in ultrasonic tool technology.

Germany's largest TSO appoints Dr. Frank Reiners to the Board of Management
Germany's largest TSO appoints Dr. Frank Reiners to the Board of Management

Germany's largest TSO appoints Dr. Frank Reiners to the Board of Management

At its last meeting in September 2017, the Supervisory Board of Open Grid Europe decided to appoint Dr Frank Reiners as CFO of Open Grid Europe GmbH. He will assume his position on 1st February 2018.

Canada's Multibillion Dollar Pipeline Industry Begins Soul-Searching Conversations On the Future (Sergey_R / Shutterstock)
Canada's Multibillion Dollar Pipeline Industry Begins Soul-Searching Conversations On the Future (Sergey_R / Shutterstock)

Canada's Multibillion Dollar Pipeline Industry Begins Soul-Searching Conversations On the Future

Canada's mega $15 billion Energy East pipeline project, which would have carried 1.1 million barrels of tar sands oil per day from Alberta to Canada's east coast for export, is being scrapped by TransCanada due to more stringent environmental regulations imposed by the Trudeau government.

Higher Court in Duesseldorf rules against PGniG (Charlie1965nrw / Wikipedia)
Higher Court in Duesseldorf rules against PGniG (Charlie1965nrw / Wikipedia)

The Way is Clear for Opal Gastransport to Offer Full Gas Capacity

A Duesseldorf Higher Regional Court said last week that it will not honour a request by Polish energy company PGniG and its German subsidiary to block Gazprom from increasing its use of the Opal pipeline in eastern Germany.

Sizeable Oil Spill Just Off the Coast of Louisiana (Alexey_Ulyanov / Shutterstock)
Sizeable Oil Spill Just Off the Coast of Louisiana (Alexey_Ulyanov / Shutterstock)

Sizeable Oil Spill Just Off the Coast of Louisiana

Last week between 9,350 and 9,750 barrels of crude oil shot out of a fractured underwater pipe in the Gulf of Mexico some 64 km from Venice, Louisiana.

LLOG Exploration Offshore, the offshore oil and gas operator, says the pipe is connected to a subsea well and that the leak has ceased.

Baghdad Regains Control of the Kirkuk Oil Patch In a Significant Victory Over the Kurds (serkan senturk / Shutterstock)
Baghdad Regains Control of the Kirkuk Oil Patch In a Significant Victory Over the Kurds (serkan senturk / Shutterstock)

Baghdad Regains Control of the Kirkuk Oil Patch In a Significant Victory Over the Kurds

After losing Kirkuk's prodigious oil fields to ISIS during the terrorists' Blitzkrieg three years ago and ultimately to rebellious Kurds after ISIS was evicted, the federal government in Baghdad has reasserted its sovereignty over the area and is now planning a "comprehensive and accelerated" rehabilitation plan for Kirkuk's crude oil pipeline network.

Regulators in Colorado Getting Serious About Pipeline Leaks (Kara Grubis / Shutterstock)
Regulators in Colorado Getting Serious About Pipeline Leaks (Kara Grubis / Shutterstock)

Regulators in Colorado Getting Serious About Pipeline Leaks

Leakey oil and gas pipelines are commanding the attention of the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission as 430 pipelines near occupied buildings recently failed leak-detection tests. While this is only 0.35 percent of the lines tested, state politicians are calling the tests significant and dangerous.

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.