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Bulgaria and Serbia Agree to Work Together in Constructing Pipeline Interconnector  (Argus / Shutterstock)
Bulgaria and Serbia Agree to Work Together in Constructing Pipeline Interconnector (Argus / Shutterstock)

Bulgaria and Serbia Agree to Work Together in Constructing Pipeline Interconnector

In a long anticipated move to enhance the security of supply, reduce dependency on Russia and boost regional cooperation, Bulgaria and Serbia have signed an agreement to jointly build a 150 km gas pipeline between the two countries.

The so-called Interconnector Link is expected to be operational by the end of 2020.

The 1120 km offshore/onshore Turkish Stream Pipeline To Commence Groundbreaking in 2017 (Wikipedia / Moscowjob.net)
The 1120 km offshore/onshore Turkish Stream Pipeline To Commence Groundbreaking in 2017 (Wikipedia / Moscowjob.net)

The 1120 km offshore/onshore Turkish Stream Pipeline To Commence Groundbreaking in 2017

Turkish Stream, moving in fits and starts since its inception several years ago, has been ratified by Russia's Lower House of Parliament, or State Duma, this past Friday.

The State Duma's action paves the way for Russian gas to be delivered to Turkey and ultimately to Western Europe.

Sioux Indians Secure Legal Victory in Effort to Thwart Construction of Pipeline
Sioux Indians Secure Legal Victory in Effort to Thwart Construction of Pipeline

Sioux Indians Secure Legal Victory in Effort to Thwart Construction of Pipeline

Though President Trump signed an Executive Order this week to expedite the construction of the Dakota Access pipeline, James Boasberg, a Federal judge, has ruled that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers should begin with a full environmental study of the disputed crossing of the Missouri River in North Dakota.

Yokogawa Company Logo
Yokogawa Company Logo

Yokogawa Secures Another Major Contract For Its SCADA Systems

Yokogawa UK, a subsidiary of Yokogawa Electric Corporation, has received an order from the British Pipeline Agency (BPA) for a management and control system for a multi-product fuel pipeline.

This project will replace BPA’s existing pipeline management and supervisory control and data acquisition (Scada) systems.

Trump revives Keystone XL and Dakota Access Pipelines (Shutterstock / Evan El-Amin)
Trump revives Keystone XL and Dakota Access Pipelines (Shutterstock / Evan El-Amin)

Trump revives Keystone XL and Dakota Access Pipelines

U.S. President Donald Trump has signed a number of executive orders to advance approval of the controversial Keystone XL and Dakota Access pipelines. His administration takes a swift step forward to finally enable the construction of these two pipelines, which both had been blocked by former president Barack Obama’s administration.

Uganda-Tanzania_Proposed_Pipeline
Uganda-Tanzania_Proposed_Pipeline

East African Crude Oil Pipeline (EACOP) "On the Cards"

Uganda and Tanzania have selected Gulf Interstate Engineering, a Houston-based company, to design a 1,445 km crude oil pipeline from the heavy oil fields of western Uganda near Hoima to Tanzania's Indian Ocean seaport of Tanga, dubbed the East African Crude Oil Pipeline (EACOP).

New PHMSA Rule to Strengthen Pipeline Safety Requirements
New PHMSA Rule to Strengthen Pipeline Safety Requirements

New PHMSA Rule to Strengthen Pipeline Safety Requirements

Building on a series of deliberations over the past year designed to strengthen the regulatory environment pertaining to gas leaks and pipeline operations, the U.S. Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) said on Friday it has passed a rule to boost safety requirements on the country's oil and refined products pipelines.

Marubeni - Itocha Joint Venture Chosen to Build PTT Pipeline
Marubeni - Itocha Joint Venture Chosen to Build PTT Pipeline

Marubeni - Itocha Joint Venture Chosen to Build PTT Pipeline

PTT, Thailand's largest energy company, has selected a Marubeni / Itochu joint venture to construct a 430 km natural gas pipeline in Thailand.

Chavalit Punthong, chief operation officer of Infrastructure and Sustainability Management Group, said the pipeline will stretch from Rayong to Nonthaburi, just north of the capital Bangkok.

New Panelists in the Proposed Energy East Pipeline in Canada "Up to The Task." (National Energy Board)
New Panelists in the Proposed Energy East Pipeline in Canada "Up to The Task." (National Energy Board)

New Panelists in the Proposed Energy East Pipeline in Canada "Up to The Task."

The often delayed and much maligned Energy East Pipeline in Canada will be given new life by the appointment of three new members of the National Energy Board charged with making a determination whether the pipeline should go ahead.

The previous Energy East pipeline panel stepped down amidst questions about a potential conflict of interest last year.

Iran Breaks Ground on an Ethylene Pipeline in East Azerbaijan Province (Suwida Boonyatistarn / Shutterstock)
Iran Breaks Ground on an Ethylene Pipeline in East Azerbaijan Province (Suwida Boonyatistarn / Shutterstock)

Iran Breaks Ground on an Ethylene Pipeline in East Azerbaijan Province

Iranian Oil Minister Bijan Namdar Zanganeh's grand vision for Iran's petroleum future includes a $52 million, 154 km ethylene pipeline to be constructed in Tabriz in the northwestern corner of the country.

The petrochemical complex there has an annual production capacity of 370,000 tons, but the capacity is set to double upon the pipeline's completion by 2021.

The Oil & Gas Infrastructure of Libya
The Oil & Gas Infrastructure of Libya

Loss of Power Brings Libya to a Halt

A major power outage could soon put western Libya in a total blackout. The main valve of the main gas line feeding the Zawia power station was turned off by alleged fuel smugglers.. The cold winter weather has put Libya's power generation capabilities under great strain, increasing the demand for diesel fuel and ultimately causing outages in the eastern part of the country.

Egypt Confident To Be Self-Sufficient In Natural Gas By 2018 (TomCarpenter / Shutterstock)
Egypt Confident To Be Self-Sufficient In Natural Gas By 2018 (TomCarpenter / Shutterstock)

Egypt Confident To Be Self-Sufficient In Natural Gas By 2018

The Egyptian minister of petroleum said that Egypt will achieve self-sufficiency in natural gas by the end of 2018, according to a statement. Tareq El Molla added is his statement that the government was planning to achieve self-sufficiency by 2020-2021 but accelerating development plans will help achieve this target sooner.

The pipeline sector is facing a major boom (dreamerb / Shutterstock)
The pipeline sector is facing a major boom (dreamerb / Shutterstock)

The pipeline sector is facing a major boom

Globalization means that many countries and regions, which quasi have hitherto been pre-industrialized, are striving to strengthen their economic base by bringing them closer to the international level of industry. Thereby the coverage of energy and water requirements via pipelines always plays a decisive role.

European Court of Justice in Luxembourg (Peter Fuchs / Shutterstock)
European Court of Justice in Luxembourg (Peter Fuchs / Shutterstock)

Poland to Contest European Commission's OPAL Decision

The European Commission's recent decision to grant Gazprom more capacity in the OPAL pipeline serving markets in central Europe has been roundly denounced in Poland, with key government officials labeling the decision destabilizing and a threat to Poland's energy security.

Arrival of the Inline Inspection Tool in Lubmin (Nord Stream AG)
Arrival of the Inline Inspection Tool in Lubmin (Nord Stream AG)

Nordstream II Overshadowed by Security Concerns in Sweden

The construction of Nordstream II on the floor of the Baltic Sea is fast becoming a contentious issue in Sweden, with the central government seeing the pipeline as a threat to Sweden's security and the local government focusing on the economic benefits that would accrue the Municipality of Gotland.

Dakota Access Pipeline Project Iowa Map (© 2015 Energy Transfer Partners, L.P.)
Dakota Access Pipeline Project Iowa Map (© 2015 Energy Transfer Partners, L.P.)

Dakota Access Pipeline in North Dakota is not built further

Surprising decision: After months of protests against the construction of the oil pipeline in North Dakota, the project was stopped now. In the past few weeks, there have been brutal battles between national guerrillas and the police.

Algeria and Italy sign a 10 billion per annum natural gas deal (Shutterstock)
Algeria and Italy sign a 10 billion per annum natural gas deal (Shutterstock)

Algeria and Italy sign a 10 billion per annum natural gas deal

Algeria has concluded a major gas deal with Italy, supplying 10 billion cubic meters of natural gas annually and thereby strengthening Italy's (as well as the rest of the EU's) security of supply.

The gas will be shipped through the Transmed pipeline and will meet 16 percent of Italy's natural gas requirements.

Trans Africa Gas Pipeline to Bolster Growth in the Continent and link Africa closer to Europe (Shutterstock / bht2000)
Trans Africa Gas Pipeline to Bolster Growth in the Continent and link Africa closer to Europe (Shutterstock / bht2000)

Trans Africa Gas Pipeline to Bolster Growth in the Continent and link Africa closer to Europe

Morocco and Nigeria have signalled their readiness to collaborate on the construction of a giant natural gas pipeline which would serve as the engine for widespread economic development throughout west Africa and connect the region to Europe.

Cusco City in the region Cusco, southern Peru
Cusco City in the region Cusco, southern Peru

Southern Gas Pipeline Suffers Another Setback

US energy giant Sempra informed its partners in the Southern Gas Pipeline Project that it will not proceed with the purchase of shares of the Peruvian Odebrecht Group. Junior partners Grana y Montero of Peru and Spanish energy company Enagas SA are now left looking for alternatives.

India Will Breathe Easier Under GAIL's New Natural Gas Pipeline Scheme
India Will Breathe Easier Under GAIL's New Natural Gas Pipeline Scheme

India Will Breathe Easier Under GAIL's New Natural Gas Pipeline Scheme

GAIL India, the largest state-owned natural gas processing and distribution company in India, will seek to increase its national pipeline network from 4000 to 16,000 km by 2020. In so doing it will continue its expansionist course and connect more Indian cities with cleaner fuel.

Multi-billion Alaska LNG Project, Including 1287-km Gas Pipeline, Sidelined
Multi-billion Alaska LNG Project, Including 1287-km Gas Pipeline, Sidelined

Multi-billion Alaska LNG Project, Including 1287-km Gas Pipeline, Sidelined

The vaunted $45-$65 billion Alaska LNG Project, intending to pipe nearly a trillion cubic feet of gas from the North Slope of Alaska each year for liquefaction at Nikiski before further shipment to customers in the Asia Pacific, was dealt a serious setback when Conoco Phillips, BP and ExxonMobil, all up to now partners in the undertaking, left the project.

Trudeau and Obama during a meeting in Washington in March 2016
Trudeau and Obama during a meeting in Washington in March 2016

Trudeau Supports Pipeliners

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has given the green light to two highly controversial oil pipelines as being in "the best interest of Canada." Native Indians as well as environmental groups were particularly critical of the proposed expansion and said they would do all they could to stop it.

New 25 kilometer Gas Pipeline Now Operating Between Bulgaria and Romania
New 25 kilometer Gas Pipeline Now Operating Between Bulgaria and Romania

New 25 kilometer Gas Pipeline Now Operating Between Bulgaria and Romania

Bulgaria and Romania have opened a new, 25-km bi-directional natural gas pipeline running under the Danube River. This will allow Bulgaria to import gas from Europe and accordingly reduce its dependency on Russia for its energy supplies, as ptj reported earlier.