News

 Spilled oil around the oil pipeline (copyright by Shutterstock / Leonid Ikan)
Spilled oil around the oil pipeline (copyright by Shutterstock / Leonid Ikan)

New Russian Pipeline Spill Imperils The Komi Region

Rosprirodnadzor, the Russian regulator part of the Ministry of Natural Resources of the Russian Federation, has reported a pipeline spill of some 100 tons in Russia's northwestern region of Komi. The leak flowed into Kolva, a local river, creating an oil slick requiring immediate attention.

Hacker getting money (Shutterstock/Elnur)
Hacker getting money (Shutterstock/Elnur)

New Details Are Emerging After The Colonial Pipeline Cyberattack

News outlets are reporting that Colonial Pipeline paid nearly $5 million to Russian hackers responsible for the attack on Colonial's pipeline network.

The hackers, known worldwide as The DarkSide and apparently originating from Eastern Europe, has told hacking associates that it is shutting down, according to security research firms. Its website has been down since last Thursday.

Pipeline valve being opened (copyright by Shutterstock/Oil and Gas Photographer)
Pipeline valve being opened (copyright by Shutterstock/Oil and Gas Photographer)

Largest Pipeline in The United States Re-Opened By Colonial Pipeline

With some 60 percent of gas stations in metro Atlanta out of gasoline and 43 percent in Georgia and South Carolina overall without fuel, Colonial Pipeline began to restart the nation's largest operating pipeline of 8851-km as the Southeast United States began to get out from under.

3D image of a AUV over a pipeline (copyright by ROSEN)
3D image of a AUV over a pipeline (copyright by ROSEN)

ROSEN Leads The Pipeline Industry Underwater With The Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV)

The Rosen Group, the world's premier provider of in-line inspections of pipelines, is one of nine companies participating in the CIAM ("Cooperative Development of a Comprehensive Integrated Autonomous Underwater Monitoring Solution") project during an online event on 30 April.

Pipeline in the sunset (copyright by Shutterstock/Dabarti CGI)
Pipeline in the sunset (copyright by Shutterstock/Dabarti CGI)

Board Approval Granted To Sell A Stake In NTS Pipeline Unit By Brazil's Petrobras

State-owned Brazilian Petrobras, has gained government approval to sell its remaining 10% stake in the country’s natural gas pipeline operator, Nova Transportadora do Sudeste (NTS), for $337m (BRL1.8bn).

A man in a business suit offers money (copyright by Shutterstock/Oleksandrum)
A man in a business suit offers money (copyright by Shutterstock/Oleksandrum)

East African Oil Pipeline Compensation Costs Go Up To 65Bn Ugandan Shilling

Robert Kasande of the Ugandan Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development has announced that compensation to those affected by the Ugandan section of the planned East African Crude Oil pipeline could reach the equivalent to $18 million.

Honeywell HQ in Prague (copyright by Shutterstock/josefkubes)
Honeywell HQ in Prague (copyright by Shutterstock/josefkubes)

Methane Gas Emissions From Leaky Pipelines Are Taken On By Honeywell

Honeywell, a Fortune 100 technology company that delivers industry-specific solutions for buildings and industry, is introducing an automated methane monitoring solution to help European companies better address their climate goals.

STREICHER HDD rig (copyright by STREICHER)
STREICHER HDD rig (copyright by STREICHER)

New Fully Electric HDD Rig Developed By STREICHER For Pipeline Construction

In a long-standing partnership with Bayernwerk Netz GmbH, MAX STREICHER GmbH & Co. KG aA is building a ring line in the town of Plattling (around 130 km east of Munich) to strengthen the regional power network.

 Steel pipes (copyright by Shutterstock/khan3145)
Steel pipes (copyright by Shutterstock/khan3145)

More Hydrogen Pipelines Needed In Europe

If Germany and the rest of Europe are to become climate-neutral by 2050 while maintaining their industrial might, they will have to import vast amounts of hydrogen.  To this end the Port of Rotterdam is already exploring how hydrogen can be imported from a large number of countries around the world.  It is also setting up Porthos, a carbon transport and storage system.  Porthos is being conside

Flags of Zambia and Angola (copyright by Shutterstock/esfera)
Flags of Zambia and Angola (copyright by Shutterstock/esfera)

Marathon Talks Concerning Products Pipeline End Between Oil-Rich Angola and Zambia

More than ten years of complex negotiations between Angola and neighboring Zambia have resulted in a $5 billion deal to build a products pipeline between Lobito and Lusaka.

At the signing ceremony in Luanda, the Zambian government was represented by Energy Minister Mathew Nkhuwa, with Angola represented by Petroleum Minister Diamantino Pedro Azevedo.

CO2 Pipeline Testing at DNV Test Centre (copyright by DNV)
CO2 Pipeline Testing at DNV Test Centre (copyright by DNV)

CCS Recommended Practice Updated By DNV As The Energy Transition Picks Up The Pace

Norway-based energy industry consultants DNV, forecast a marked expansion in the amount of CO2 emissions that will need to be transported from where it is captured to where it will be stored.

Waving flags of Denmark and Germany (copyright by Shutterstock/esfera)
Waving flags of Denmark and Germany (copyright by Shutterstock/esfera)

Green Hydrogen Market In Germany To Be Spurred By Energinet and Gasunie

Energinet and Gasunie have published a technical pre-feasibility study for transporting hydrogen via a 350-450 km pipeline from Esbjerg or Holstebro in Denmark to Hamburg in Germany. The study shows that such a connection can be established in a step-by-step and cost efficient fashion by repurposing existing gas pipelines.

The Republic of Chile on the map (copyright by Shutterstock/Jarretera)
The Republic of Chile on the map (copyright by Shutterstock/Jarretera)

Integrated Renewables Hydrogen Factory In Chile Might Be Bought By Consortium

In the South American state of Chile, a consortium of oil companies and leading utilities are considering the purchase of a proposed integrated renewables hydrogen factory. Other potential investors come from abroad, namely AustriaEnergy and Ökowind EE, who are encouraged by the interest shown by potential domestic off-takers including oil companies and utilities.

Pipeline in the mountains (copyright by Shutterstock/BILD LLC)
Pipeline in the mountains (copyright by Shutterstock/BILD LLC)

Looking Increasingly Untenable - The Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL)

Dakota Access oil pipeline's operators plan to ask the U.S. Supreme Court to intervene in its ongoing legal battle to keep the 570,000 barrel-per-day line open, according to a court filing on Thursday.
 

Piñon Midstream logo (copyright by Piñon Midstream)
Piñon Midstream logo (copyright by Piñon Midstream)

Newly Formed Piñon Midstream Solves the Sour Gas Problem in the Permian Basin

Piñon Midstream, LLC (“Piñon”), today announced its greenfield Dark Horse Sour Gas Treating and Carbon Capture Facility (“Dark Horse Facility”) and associated pipeline infrastructure are under construction in Lea County, New Mexico (Piñon was formed in 2020 by midstream veterans Steven Green and Justin Bennett to provide a viable solution to the sour gas problem in the northeastern Delaware Bas

Flags of Greece and Northern Macedonia (copyright by Shutterstock/alexfan32)
Flags of Greece and Northern Macedonia (copyright by Shutterstock/alexfan32)

Northern Macedonia And Greece To Sign A Treaty To Interconnect Gas Pipelines

Northern Macedonian’s Prime Minister Zoran Zaev is expected to visit Athens in early May to sign a treaty promoting a pipeline gas interconnection project linking the two Balkan country’s gas networks.

Flag of Ukraine (copyright by Shutterstock/E. S. Nugraha)
Flag of Ukraine (copyright by Shutterstock/E. S. Nugraha)

To Fuel Europe's Hydrogen Drive Gas TSO Of Ukraine Will Convert Pipeline Network

Following the example of other European gas pipeline operators, Ukraine’s GTS Ukrainy has announced that it will convert its pipeline network to accommodate hydrogen and construct dedicated hydrogen carrying pipelines to achieve carbon neutral targets.

Flag of Saudi Arabia (copyright by Shutterstock/adidas4747)
Flag of Saudi Arabia (copyright by Shutterstock/adidas4747)

Pipelines And Storage Tanks Are Added To Saudi Arabia's Capacity

A consortium comprising Dubai’s ENOC (Emirates National Oil Company) Group and Rotary Arabia have completed construction of four new pipelines from the Red Sea port’s Farabi Petrochemicals’ Yanbu facility to the nearby independent storage facility operated by Arab Tank Terminal Ltd. (ATTL). The ATTL facility has a petrochemical storage capacity of around 288,000 m³, spread over 28 tanks.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel at a press conference (copyright by Shutterstock/360b)
German Chancellor Angela Merkel at a press conference (copyright by Shutterstock/360b)

Construction Of Nord Stream 2 Defended By Merkel

Nord Stream 2 has been the centre of a long-running dispute between the United States and Germany. Washington has criticised Nordstream 2 for potentially increasing Europe’s dependence on Russian gas but at the same time seeing it as reducing opportunities for US liquid natural gas exports to Europe.