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Lamu Port-Southern Sudan-Ethiopian Transport (Lappset) corridor (© By Nairobi123 (Own work) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons)
Lamu Port-Southern Sudan-Ethiopian Transport (Lappset) corridor (© By Nairobi123 (Own work) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons)

Kenya, Ethiopia Agree to Construct Crude Oil Pipeline From Addis to Lamu

After being upstaged by the recent Uganda - Tanzania crude oil pipeline deal, Kenya and Ethiopia have agreed to construct a crude oil pipeline from the coastal town of Lamu to Addis Ababa.

CRIMSON PIPELINE Southern California Pipeline System (©  2006-2016 Crimson Pipeline, LLC, Screenshot)
CRIMSON PIPELINE Southern California Pipeline System (© 2006-2016 Crimson Pipeline, LLC, Screenshot)

Southern California Coping With Another Oil Pipeline Leak

An oil pipeline operated by Crimson Pipeline LLC in Ventura County, southern California has leaked an estimated 29, 400 gallons of crude oil in the surrounding hills. None of the oil has reached the Pacific Ocean, as an early warning from a local Ventura Country resident allowed officials to intercept the oil in a drainage basin a few miles inland.

Qatar Petroleum Sells Its 50 Percent Stake in PII Group to Milaha Capital (©2016 PII)
Qatar Petroleum Sells Its 50 Percent Stake in PII Group to Milaha Capital (©2016 PII)

Qatar Petroleum Sells Its 50 Percent Stake in PII Group to Milaha Capital

Interested in divesting what are seen as non-core assets in a period of sustained low oil and gas prices, Qatar Petroleum has sold its stake in oilfield services firm Al Shaheen Holding to Milaha Capital, the wholly-owned investments subsidiary of Qatar Navigation QSA.

Proposed Trans Mountain Expansion Project (© 2016 Trans Mountain)
Proposed Trans Mountain Expansion Project (© 2016 Trans Mountain)

City of Vancouver Says Halt to Kinder Morgen's Trans Mountain Pipeline Expansion

City of Vancouver Says Halt to Kinder Morgen's Trans Mountain Pipeline Expansion

Joining the Squamish Nation, the Living Oceans Society, the Raincoast Conservation Foundation, among others, the City of Vancouver has asked the Canadian Federal Court of Appeal to stop Kinder Morgan's $6.8 billion Trans Mountain Pipeline expansion project.

Opening Panel Discussion „Pipeline Supply Options for Europe“ (Bettonville, Watzka, Linke, Majedi, Venas)
Opening Panel Discussion „Pipeline Supply Options for Europe“ (Bettonville, Watzka, Linke, Majedi, Venas)

Berlin was the international hub for the pipeline and pipe network industry

A total of 540 participants from 52 different countries convened in Berlin to share expert knowledge within the framework of the 11th Pipeline Technology Conference (ptc). The event took place from 23 to 25 May 2016 and was held this year, for the first time, together with the inaugural Pipe and Sewer Conference (PASC).

ROSEN holistic approach to integrity management (© 2016 ROSEN Group)
ROSEN holistic approach to integrity management (© 2016 ROSEN Group)

ROSEN Group Awarded Big-Ticket Contract For Pipeline Assessment by PETRONAS Carigali Sdn. Bhd

ROSEN Group, a global supplier of leading technology in all areas of the pipeline integrity process chain, has secured a major three year contract with PETRONAS Carigali Sdn. Bhd (PCSB) of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia for Sarawak and Sabeh operations.

Yokogawa SCADA System Layout (© 2016 Yokogawa)
Yokogawa SCADA System Layout (© 2016 Yokogawa)

Yokogawa Looks To Grow Its SCADA Business After Winning Big Order For Gas Pipeline in Bangladesh

Yokogawa, an innovative US$3.7 billion company engaged in industrial automation and control (IA), test and measurement, and aviation and other businesses segments worldwide, has announced that it has received a large order from the Gas Transmission Company Limited (GTCL) in Bangladesh for a gas distribution pipeline project in the country.

Spectra Energy Natural Gas Pipeline Construction, Lower-In (© 2016 Spectra Energy)
Spectra Energy Natural Gas Pipeline Construction, Lower-In (© 2016 Spectra Energy)

Spectra Energy and TransCanada Team Up to Build a 1070-km Gas Pipeline From Texas to Mexico

Spectra Energy and TransCanada have been awarded a $3.6 billion contract from the Mexican government to build a 1070-km natural gas pipeline from Corpus Christi to the port city of Tuxpan on the Gulf of Mexico. The pipeline, carrying shale gas from the Eagle Ford rock formation, will ultimately connect with Mexican power plants to help meet the country's growing demand for energy.

Atmos International Stymies Pipeline Theft With Its Theft Net Technology
Atmos International Stymies Pipeline Theft With Its Theft Net Technology

Atmos International Stymies Pipeline Theft With Its Theft Net Technology

Atmos International, a Manchester, UK based company providing pipeline leak and theft detection and simulation technology to the oil, gas, water, and associated industries, has announced that it is successfully applying its innovative Theft Net data analysis service to accurately pin-point illegal tapping points.

Muscat Sohar Pipeline Project (© 2016 Orpic)
Muscat Sohar Pipeline Project (© 2016 Orpic)

Oman To Build Major Petroleum Products Pipeline From Muscat to Sohar

With the goal of optimising the overall cost of transport and distribution of oil products in Oman, the state-owned Oman Oil Refineries and Petroleum Industries Company (Orpic) is investing $320 million for building a 290 km-long pipeline between Muscat and Sohar.

Pipes Act of 2016 Clears House and Moves On To the Senate (© 2016 House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee)
Pipes Act of 2016 Clears House and Moves On To the Senate (© 2016 House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee)

Pipes Act of 2016 Clears House and Moves On To the Senate

As expected, the U.S. House of Representatives today unanimously approved bipartisan legislation to enhance pipeline safety, clarify safety oversight efforts, and provide greater regulatory certainty in oil and gas transportation.

STATS Group carbon steel 24 inch Connector (© 2016 STATS Group)
STATS Group carbon steel 24 inch Connector (© 2016 STATS Group)

STATS Group Obtains DNV GL Certification For Mechanical Connectors

The STATS Group, a specialist engineering company and service provider operating predominantly in the arena of piping and pipeline integrity and maintenance, has received international certification from DNV GL, the world's largest classification society, for the design and manufacture of its mechanical connector range.

Central Area Transmission System Pipeline (© 2016 CATS)
Central Area Transmission System Pipeline (© 2016 CATS)

Deloitte Survey Highlights Well-Performing Pipeline Infrastructure Market in the North Sea

The protracted low oil price environment is forcing changes in the United Kingdom Continental Shelf (UKCS) infrastructure, as more oil and gas companies divest pipeline assets to rationalize their portfolios.

Elba Gas Liquefaction Project (© 2016 Kinder Morgan)
Elba Gas Liquefaction Project (© 2016 Kinder Morgan)

Energy Giant Kinder Morgan Receives Fed Green Light to Proceed with the Elba Gas Liquefaction Project

Kinder Morgan, the largest energy infrastructure company in North America, announced yesterday that the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has authorized its subsidiaries Elba Liquefaction Company, L.L.C. and Southern LNG Company, L.L.C. to go ahead with the $2 billion Elba Liquefaction Project.

Saudi Aramco is headquartered in Dhahran (© 2016 Saudi Aramco)
Saudi Aramco is headquartered in Dhahran (© 2016 Saudi Aramco)

Saudi Aramco Plans Big Boost in Capacity of 1200-km East/West Pipeline

Saudi Aramco, the world's largest exporter of crude oil, said this week that it planned to increase the capacity of the 1200 km oil pipeline from Dharan to Yanbu from 5 to 7 million barrels per day by the end of 2018. This would represent a 40 percent increase in production.

Herman Rosen speaking at the REIF 2016 in Lingen (© 2016 ROSEN Group)
Herman Rosen speaking at the REIF 2016 in Lingen (© 2016 ROSEN Group)

ROSEN Opens a Window to the Future of the Pipeline Industry at the 11th Pipeline Technology Conference

During the concluding session of the 11th Pipeline Technology Conference entitled "What’s next? Current Challenges and Future Fields for the Global Pipeline Industry" held in Berlin from 23-25 May, the ROSEN Group presented the results of the its 3rd ROSEN Energy & Innovation Forum (REIF).

Donald Trump (© 2015 By Michael Vadon [CC BY-SA 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons)
Donald Trump (© 2015 By Michael Vadon [CC BY-SA 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons)

Trump Will Resuscitate the Keystone XL Pipeline if Elected President

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump said over the weekend that he would “100 per cent” approve the contentious Keystone XL pipeline previously rejected by President Barack Obama, but he wants “a better deal” for the U.S.

California Public Utilities Commission (©By The original uploader was Coolcaesar at English Wikipedia [GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html) or CC-BY-SA-3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/)], via Wikimedia Commons)
California Public Utilities Commission (©By The original uploader was Coolcaesar at English Wikipedia [GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html) or CC-BY-SA-3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/)], via Wikimedia Commons)

California State Regulators Fine SoCal Gas for Pipeline Safety Violations

The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) has fined SoCal Gas $2.25 million for 45 safety violations found during inspections in the Mid-City and Harbor area in April and May of 2015. The violations stemmed from the delayed maintenance of corrosion prevention systems, and not from actual corrosion of pipes or casings.

Dr. Ibe Kachikwu Honourable Minister of State, Ministry of Petroleum Resources (© 2016 Federal Ministry of Petroleum Resources)
Dr. Ibe Kachikwu Honourable Minister of State, Ministry of Petroleum Resources (© 2016 Federal Ministry of Petroleum Resources)

New Pipeline Infrastructure Sought as Vandals Rob Nigeria's Oil Pipelines of 800,000 Barrels of Oil Daily

Last week Nigerian Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Dr Ibe Kachikwu, bemoaned growing pipeline vandalism in the country resuling in losses of some 800,000 barrels of oil per day. Nigeria’s crude oil production had declined from 2.2 million barrels per day to 1.4 million barrels per day due to pipeline vandalism.

Construction Commences on Trans Adriatic Pipeline (© 2016 TAP )
Construction Commences on Trans Adriatic Pipeline (© 2016 TAP )

Construction Commences on Trans Adriatic Pipeline

Construction has begun on the 48 inch diameter Trans Adriatic Pipeline (TAP) which will deliver 10 bcm/annum of new Caspian gas supplies to Europe from 2020.

The TAP, which constitutes the European leg of the Southern Gas Corridor, will ensure Europe’s energy supply as well as diversifying its energy sources.

Control Room (© 2016 Schneider Electric)
Control Room (© 2016 Schneider Electric)

Schneider Electric Sets New Industry Standard With Pipeline Trainer 1.0

Schneider Electric, a global specialist in energy management and automation serving customers in over 100 countries, has announced a new Pipeline Trainer 1.0 built on SimSuite 7 framework. The re-engineered tool will challenge pipeline controllers with real-life scenarios, strengthening their preparedness for such events when actually on the job.

Uganda–Tanzania Crude Oil Pipeline (© 2016 By Sputink (Own work) [CC BY-SA 4.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0)], via Wikimedia Commons)
Uganda–Tanzania Crude Oil Pipeline (© 2016 By Sputink (Own work) [CC BY-SA 4.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0)], via Wikimedia Commons)

1400 km Oil Export Pipeline To Be Built from Uganda to Tanzania

After initially considering Kenya as the most suitable transit country for exporting crude oil, Uganda has elected to build a 1400 km oil pipeline through Tanzania, citing cost and security advantages. The pipeline is expected to begin operations in 2020.

3rd ROSEN Energy & Innovation Forum focussed on "Pipeline Integrity 2030"
3rd ROSEN Energy & Innovation Forum focussed on "Pipeline Integrity 2030"

3rd ROSEN Energy & Innovation Forum focussed on "Pipeline Integrity 2030"

The 3rd ROSEN Energy & Innovation Forum took place at ROSEN Technology & Research Center in Lingen from 10-12 May 2016. This year's topic was "Pipeline Integrity 2030 - Ensuring Future Performance". The results of the event will be presented by Hermann Rosen at ptc 2016 in Berlin on 25 May.