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Turkey and Bulgaria (copyright by Shutterstock/Sasha_Strekoza)
Turkey and Bulgaria (copyright by Shutterstock/Sasha_Strekoza)

Eastern European Transboundary Gas Pipeline Project To Be Signed This Week

Boyko Borissov, Prime Minister of Bulgaria, announced at the 12th Annual Summer University of GERB Youth Organization that a gas pipeline contract from Turkey through Bulgaria, Serbia, Hungary and Austria is expected to be signed on 5 September 2019.   He added that the energy project will help to ensure diversification of supplies and that together with the gas interconnector, Greece will achi

P2X Kopernikus project test facility (copyright by Patrick Langer/KIT)
P2X Kopernikus project test facility (copyright by Patrick Langer/KIT)

The world’s first integrated Power-to-Liquid test facility to synthesize fuels from the air-captured carbon dioxide

Sector coupling of electric power and mobility has now been demonstrated by the partners of the P2X Kopernikus project on the premises of Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT). The first liters of fuel were produced from air-captured carbon dioxide and green power.

The Pioneering Spirit installing the pipeline in swedish waters (copyright by Nord Stream 2 / Axel Schmidt)
The Pioneering Spirit installing the pipeline in swedish waters (copyright by Nord Stream 2 / Axel Schmidt)

Over 60% of Nord Stream 2 are finished

According to the Russian Foreign Minister Sergej Lawrow over 60% of the disputed pipeline project Nord Stream 2 is finished. Two ships are currently laying 8 kilometers of pipeline per day and Nord Stream 2 officials anticipate the project being finished at the end of this year.

A PetroChina oil well in the Gobi Desert (copyright by PetroChina)
A PetroChina oil well in the Gobi Desert (copyright by PetroChina)

New onshore drilling record set by PetroChina

According to PetroChina their Well No 1 in the Tarim Basin of Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region has reached a depth of 8,882 meters. This sets a new record for onshore drilling in Asia and confirms that China is operating on a high level of ultradeep drilling.
Drilling started in June 2018 and the objective was to find oil and gas formations in deeper areas.

T.D. Williamson HQ (copyright by T.D. Williamson)
T.D. Williamson HQ (copyright by T.D. Williamson)

T.D. Williamson and TRC Partner to Provide improved Services to Pipeline Operators

TRC has joined with T.D. Williamson (TDW) to support pipeline operators with safe, reliable and efficient services to get them in compliance with the new federal “Gas Mega Rule.” The Gas Mega Rule – the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration’s revisions to 49 CFR Parts 191 and 192 – are expected to go into effect in August.

Pipe coating facility, Calgary Alberta - Rosen Group
Pipe coating facility, Calgary Alberta - Rosen Group

ROSEN Delivers Polyurethane Lined Pipe

The ROSEN Group has delivered Polyurethane Lined Pipe to an Oil Sands Mine in Fort McMurray. The pipe is internally coated with a wear resistant RoCoat™ liner. ROSEN also equipped the new pipe with a wear monitoring system allowing acquisition of coating condition online. The lined pipe and wear monitoring devices were designed, manufactured and installed in Calgary, Alberta.

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ricochet64 / Shutterstock

Can Europe’s gas industry overcome methane emissions challenge and remain relevant in the low-carbon EU economy?

European leaders this month once again clashed over future polices concerning the role natural gas should play in the European Union’s energy landscape.

Keystone XL Tar Sands Pipeline Hits Another Snag (shannonpatrick17 / CC BY 2.0)
Keystone XL Tar Sands Pipeline Hits Another Snag (shannonpatrick17 / CC BY 2.0)

Keystone XL Tar Sands Pipeline Hits Another Snag

Whatever the merits of the case against the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline, its advocates are not just fading away into the sunset.  In the latest contentious round, US Army Corps of Engineers issued approvals for the crossing of hundreds of waterways along the 1184 mile path from Canada to Nebraska.

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MZinchenko / Shutterstock

Iran - Pakistan Gas Pipeline Victim of U.S. - Iran Confrontation

For years Pakistan has been negotiating with its regional neighbor Iran about importing Iranian natural gas.  Seeking to bolster its energy security by cutting a deal with its energy - rich next door neighbor, planning in Islamabad was in full swing.  But the US withdrawal from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, otherwise known as the Iran Nuclear Deal, in 2015, and the subsequent rise in

Saudi Aramco - Abha bulk plant
Saudi Aramco - Abha bulk plant

US State Department Now Says Drone Attack on Saudi East - West Pipeline Originated in Southern Iraq

In a change of the official U.S. assessment of the drone attack on Saudi Arabian oil infrastructure, the American government now says the drone attacks originated in southern Iraq and not Yemen, as previously reported.  US officials added that the drones involved in this attack were more "sophisticated' that those used by Houthi rebels in Yemen.

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Shutterstock

Dominion Energy Pulls the Plug on Gas Pipeline Project in Ohio

Dominion Energy has decided not to push forward with its $48 million pipeline project bringing Marcellus Shale natural gas from Pennsylvania to market in Eastern Ohio.  Dubbed "The Sweden Valley Project," the company cited a protracted approval process at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) as its reason for pulling the plug.

TANAP
TANAP

Trans Anatolian Pipeline Ready for Prime Time

The 1850 km Trans Anatolian Natural Gas Pipeline (TANAP), the main segment of the EU's long-sought Southern Gas Corridor, has been completed and ready to export Azeri gas to Europe, TANAP said this past Monday.

Due to efficient management TANAP said that the development, originally estimated to cost nearly $12 billion, was around $7 billion in the end.

Trans-Korea Gas Pipeline Project: Enhancing Regional Cooperation
Trans-Korea Gas Pipeline Project: Enhancing Regional Cooperation

The Prospective Trans Korea Gas Pipeline Gets a Boost in Seoul

Transporting Russian natural gas via pipeline through North Korea and into South Korea was highlighted at the forum “Trans-Korea Gas Pipeline Project: Enhancing Regional Cooperation” in Seoul last week.  While regional tensions have sidelined the project for several decades, recent progress in North - South Korean relations have given the pipeline special urgency.

The Ritz-Carlton New Orleans
The Ritz-Carlton New Orleans

Ben Mitchell, Plant HSSE Manager at BP, to chair the upcoming Petrochemical & Refining Summit in July

marcus evans is proud to announce that Ben Mitchell, Plant HSSE Manager at BP,  will be a chairing the Petrochemical & Refining Summit July 15-17, 2019, at the The Ritz-Carlton, New Orleans, La.

1.6 Billion Dollar Pipeline Proposed to Move Crude Oil Out of North Dakota (Christopher Boswell / Shutterstock)
1.6 Billion Dollar Pipeline Proposed to Move Crude Oil Out of North Dakota (Christopher Boswell / Shutterstock)

1.6 Billion Dollar Pipeline Proposed to Move Crude Oil Out of North Dakota

Two companies are proposing a $1.6 billion pipeline to move North Dakota crude oil out of the state, making it the biggest project of this kind since the Dakota Access pipeline that sparked violent clashes between protesters and law enforcement in the past years.

ExxonMobil Proceeds with Argentina Expansion Project in Vaca Muerta Basin (Harry Green / Shutterstock)
ExxonMobil Proceeds with Argentina Expansion Project in Vaca Muerta Basin (Harry Green / Shutterstock)

ExxonMobil Proceeds with Argentina Expansion Project in Vaca Muerta Basin

ExxonMobil is proceeding with a long-term oil development in Argentina’s Bajo del Choique-La Invernada block. The project is expected to produce up to 55,000 oil-equivalent barrels per day within five years and will include 90 wells, a central production facility and export infrastructure connected to the Oldeval pipeline and refineries.

Creaform Releases Pipecheck 5.1 Software for NDT Testing in the Oil and Gas Industry
Creaform Releases Pipecheck 5.1 Software for NDT Testing in the Oil and Gas Industry

Creaform Releases Pipecheck 5.1 Software for NDT Testing in the Oil and Gas Industry

Creaform, a worldwide leader in portable 3D measurement solutions and engineering services, announced today the release of Pipecheck 5.1, a major upgrade to the most sophisticated non-destructive testing (NDT) software on the market for pipeline integrity inspections in the oil and gas industry.

Pipeliners Getting Ready for Trans Mountain Pipeline Construction
Pipeliners Getting Ready for Trans Mountain Pipeline Construction

Pipeliners Getting Ready for Trans Mountain Pipeline Construction

The Trans Mountain Pipeline (otherwise known as the TMX Pipeline Expansion Project), one of several in Canada that has languished due to environmental objections, has just received a big boost from British Columbia's Court of Appeal, which has ruled that British Columbia does not have the authority to stop the flow of diluted bitumen from Alberta through British Columbia.