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3D rendering of a Methane molecule (© Shutterstock/vchal)
3D rendering of a Methane molecule (© Shutterstock/vchal)

The Federation Of The German Industry's Statement on the EU/USA Global Methane Pledge

The Federation of the German Economy, BDEW, BVEG, DVGW, FNB Gas, VKU as well as Zukunft Gas, welcomes the EU / USA Global Methane Pledge on the collective goal of reducing methane gas emissions.  This is a big step forward, an important signal, especially for the states which up to now have not signed the document.  The reduction of methane emissions is a global challenge and will only succeed

HDD80-E –STREICHER’s fully-electric driven HDD rig (© MAX STREICHER  GmbH & Co. KG aA/Roland Horn)
HDD80-E –STREICHER’s fully-electric driven HDD rig (© MAX STREICHER GmbH & Co. KG aA/Roland Horn)

STREICHER Wins Two IPLOCA Awards With Fully Electrical Horizontal Drilling Rig

The IPLOCA commitee anounced the winner of the awards for New Technologies and Health & Safety in 2021 during the Novel Construction Sessions in Athens on the 27th & 28th Ocotober this year.

STREICHER's fully electric horizontal directional drilling rig HDD80-E was winner of the IPLOCA New Technologies Award and Runner-up for the IPLOCA Health & Safety Award.

Sigil of the Bundesnetzagentur (© Shutterstock/Tobias Arhelger)
Sigil of the Bundesnetzagentur (© Shutterstock/Tobias Arhelger)

The Bundnesnetzagentur Suspends Nord Stream 2 Certification in Germany

In a sobering official announcement with profound implications for the eventual operation of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline, the Bundnesnetzagentur (Federal Network Agency), the overseer of pipeline operations in Germany, has temporarily suspended the present certification process for the pipeline on the basis of formal legal reasons.

Pressure gauge on a gas pipeline (© Shutterstock/Iren Moroz)
Pressure gauge on a gas pipeline (© Shutterstock/Iren Moroz)

Russian Gas Deliveries to Germany Rise Contrary to Belarus's Wishes

Alexander Lukashenko, once dubbed by former U.S. Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice as the last dictator of Europe, suffered a humiliating loss of face today when Russian gas flows to Germany rose, contrary to his threat days earlier that such flows to Europe would be cut off as winter approaches.

Kazakhstan with flag embedded on the surface of the earth (© Shutterstock/Harvepino)
Kazakhstan with flag embedded on the surface of the earth (© Shutterstock/Harvepino)

Kazakhstan Unbundles Gas Pipeline Operator

Kazakhstan authorities on Thursday, November 11, announced they had completed disbanding of natural gas operator Kaztransgaz from KazMunayGaz, a state-owned gas and oil company, after months of regulatory delays and endless wrangles.

Logos of PRCI & INGAA (© PRCI/INGAA)
Logos of PRCI & INGAA (© PRCI/INGAA)

PRCI and INGAA To Address Greenhouse Gas Emissions From Pipeline Systems

The Pipeline Research Council International (PRCI), a non-profit research organization comprising energy pipeline operating companies located in the United States, Canada, Europe, Asia, South America, and Australia and an active participant in the Pipeline Technology Conference (PTC), is featured in the Interstate Natural Gas Association of America's (INGAA) inaugural Climate Report.

President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko (© Shutterstock/Drop of Light)
President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko (© Shutterstock/Drop of Light)

Belarus’s Lukashenko Threatens To Shutdown Critical Pipelines Transporting Gas From Russia

Belarusian President, Alexander Lukashenko on Thursday, Nov. 11 threatened to chock off the gas supply from Russia to Europe through critical pipelines should European Union (E.U) hit the country with a new raft of sanctions.

Thyssengas logo and inscription (© Shutterstock/geogif)
Thyssengas logo and inscription (© Shutterstock/geogif)

Thyssengas GmbH Awarded Gold Standard For Methane Gas Reductions

Thyssengas GmbH, Germany's second largest pipeline operator, has received the Gold Standard by the International Methane Emissions Observatory (IMEO) of the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) for developing a credible plan for incorporating actual measurements of methane gas emissions.

Russia - Europe pipeline (© Shutterstock/doomu)
Russia - Europe pipeline (© Shutterstock/doomu)

Westward Gas Flow Through Yamal-Europe Pipeline Eases Gas Prices In Europe

European gas markets witnessed a drop in wholesale prices on Tuesday, November 9, following the resumption of westward gas flow from Russia to Germany, just a day after a halt in the gas supply to Europe pushed prices soaring.

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Flag of Tanzania and the national flag of Uganda (© Shutterstock/esfera)

A Major Uganda-Tanzania Oil Pipeline Hits Obstacles Amid Low-Price Compensation

Uganda faces challenges clearing a pipeline route transporting oil to its neighbour Tanzania. After approximately four years of talks, key players of the project finally reached a deal in April, leading to route marking for the East African Crude Oil Pipeline using pegs.

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Flags of Algeria and Morocco (© Shutterstock/danielo)

Morocco’s Option To Cover Pipeline Gas Deficit Unknown After A Fallout With Algeria

After many years of deteriorating diplomatic ties between Algeria and Morocco, the relationship between the two northern Africa nations took an ugly turn after Algeria decided to sever ties with Rabat.

The route of Nord Stream 2 (© Shutterstock/Rainer Lesniewski)
The route of Nord Stream 2 (© Shutterstock/Rainer Lesniewski)

[Opinion] Nord Stream 2: Time To Circle The Wagons on Unbundling

“Higher gas prices in Europe are a consequence of a deficit of energy and not vice versa and that’s why we should not deal in blame shifting, this is what our partners are trying to do." Vladimir Putin, Russian Energy Week, 13 - 15 October 2021.

Hacker working with laptop (© Shutterstock/Maksim Shmeljov)
Hacker working with laptop (© Shutterstock/Maksim Shmeljov)

US Authorities Issues $10m Bounty In The Hunt For Major US Pipeline Hackers

The US State Department, on Thursday, November 5, announced a $10 million bounty for information about DarkSide cybercrime group that targeted a major US oil conduit, Colonial Pipeline, leading to widespread fuel and gas shortages that affected some parts of southeastern US in May 2021.

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Ask The Experts - Submit your Questions

[Ask the Experts] Submit questions on “Illegal Tapping and 3rd Party Impact Prevention"

Each month, the "Ask the Experts" section focuses on a new topic of particular relevance to the pipeline industry.

We would like to invite you to send in your questions which will afterwards be answered publicly by selected experts from the respective field.

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Flags of Iraq & Jordan (© Shutterstock/Aritra Deb)

Iraq & Jordan Hold Talks For A Low-Cost Basra-Aqaba Pipeline

Iraq and Jordan hold talks to build a low-cost oil pipeline linking Barsa to Aqaba, the oil ministry said on November 3. The talks come when the world second-largest is looking for a route to export its crude oil to energy-thirsty countries. The two countries have held similar talks for at least a decade.

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

TurkStream Pipeline Back To Life As Bulgaria Completes Emergency Repair

Bulgaria resumes gas supply to Serbia, Hungary and Romania after successfully repairing the ruptured 20-meter section of the TurkStream pipeline.

The pipeline ruptured on November 1, 2021, causing a major gas supply disruption, sending the countries into an emergence fuel import as Bulgaria worked to repair the pipeline for natural gas transmission.

Oil pump on background of the flag of Canada (© Shutterstock/Anton Watman)
Oil pump on background of the flag of Canada (© Shutterstock/Anton Watman)

Canadian Oil Producers Bet On New Pipeline Route To Gulf Coast

Canadian oil producers are set to enjoy higher prices on the crude they sell to the U.S. refiners as a strategic south-to-north pipeline nears reversal. The event could raise prospects of the oil industry domestically.

SEALID® All-in-1 is easy to use (© DENSO)
SEALID® All-in-1 is easy to use (© DENSO)

DENSO Reveals SEALID® As A New All-in-1 Corrosion Protection Solution

On the 2nd November 2021 the DENSO Group Germany revealed their new pipeline protection product.

The SEALID® All-in-1 Tape provides protection against corrosion as well as mechanical loads in a single step – without additional primer and without the use of other devices.

PHMSA logo (© PHMSA)
PHMSA logo (© PHMSA)

More Than 644,000-km of Gas Gathering Pipelines Placed Under Federal Oversight

The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA), after several years of drawn-out deliberation and coinciding with the Glasgow Climate Talks, will be issuing a final ruling that expands federal pipeline oversight to all onshore gas gathering pipelines.  This determination will apply federal pipeline safety regulations to thousands of high pressure gas gathering pipelines whic

Fuel cap with a lock (© Shutterstock/serato)
Fuel cap with a lock (© Shutterstock/serato)

Fuel Theft Continues Across the Global Pipeline Landscape

Penetrating a pipeline and attempting to remove its contents is an ongoing problem in the pipeline industry and its reach is worldwide, usually with horrific consequences for the perpetrators of the theft and resident populations in the area.

Flags of Spain & Algeria (© Shutterstock/NINA IMAGES)
Flags of Spain & Algeria (© Shutterstock/NINA IMAGES)

Spain Lobby Algeria to Guarantee Piped Natural Gas Supply Amid Europe's Energy Crisis

Spanish Minister on Wednesday, October 27, met with Algeria officials for the second in a month to guarantee a reliable supply of natural gas to the European country amid soaring fuel shortages.
 

Ask The Experts - Digital Transformation (© EITEP Institute)
Ask The Experts - Digital Transformation (© EITEP Institute)

[Ask the Experts] Your Questions about Digital Transformation answered

Q1) With the emergence of Data Centric ecosystems over the whole pipeline value chain (from pipe manufacturing to installation), how and when do you expect publication of standards regulating pipeline data format, storage and transfer?

Thyssengas logo and inscription (© Shutterstock/geogif)
Thyssengas logo and inscription (© Shutterstock/geogif)

Australian Macquarie Asset Management Sees A Bright Future in Thyssengas

The venerable German Thyssengas, founded in 1921 by the Thyssen steel company to deliver gas to cities within the Ruhr area and now Germany's second-largest pipeline operator, has been sold to the Australian investment bank Macquarie Asset Management.  Macquarie had previously owned Thyssengas from 2011 to 2016 before its sale to French energy giant EDF and the Dutch private market fund manager

Crestwood logo on a phone screen (© Shutterstock/IgorGolovniov)
Crestwood logo on a phone screen (© Shutterstock/IgorGolovniov)

Crestwood Bets On $1 billion pipeline deal with Oasis Midstream Partners LP

Crestwood Equity Partners LP sealed a $1 billion deal worth in stock and cash to acquire Oasis Midstream Partners LP, in addition to pipelines and other assets for banking on the growth in the U.S Delaware and Williston shale basins.

According to the company’s statement on Tuesday, October 26,  the latest deal will see Crestwood cost-save about $45 million annually.