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Blue Stream gas pipeline and layout of South Stream gas pipeline (© 2015 Gazprom)
Blue Stream gas pipeline and layout of South Stream gas pipeline (© 2015 Gazprom)

Fugro Wins Blue Stream Pipeline Inspection Contract

Fugro, the world’s largest integrator of geotechnical, survey, subsea and geosciences services, has been awarded a contract by Blue Stream Pipeline Company B.V. to provide survey support vessels and other services related to the external inspection of the Blue Stream Pipeline.

New 535 km, 24 - 36 Inch Gas Pipeline Commissioned in Tanzania (© 2013 U.S. EIA, IHS EDIN)
New 535 km, 24 - 36 Inch Gas Pipeline Commissioned in Tanzania (© 2013 U.S. EIA, IHS EDIN)

New 535 km, 24 - 36 Inch Gas Pipeline Commissioned in Tanzania

A 535-kilometer gas pipeline running from Mtwara, Tanzania to Dar es Salaam, the country's capital, and built with a 1.225-billion-U.S.-dollar concessional loan from the Export-Import Bank of China was inaugurated by Tanzanian President Jakaya Kikwete this past weekend.

Crewmembers clean the California coastline to remove oil near Rufugio State Beach, California, Monday, June 1, 2015. © 2015 U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Ashley J. Johnson
Crewmembers clean the California coastline to remove oil near Rufugio State Beach, California, Monday, June 1, 2015. © 2015 U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Ashley J. Johnson

New California State Requirements Regarding Leak Detection Systems for Intrastate Pipelines

Adding teeth to a number of proposals to better protect California's inland and coastal environment from potential oil and gas pipeline ruptures, Governor Jerry Brown signed a series of bills requiring stricter state inspection of all intrastate pipelines on an annual basis, mandatory leak detection systems for pipelines in environmentally sensitive areas, and the enlistment of fisherman to hel

The terminating point of the Nord Stream Pipeline is located at the energy hub Lubminer Heide near Greifswald, which covers an area of about 12 hectares, including the receiving terminal of the connecting pipelines OPAL and NEL (© 2015 Nord Stream)
The terminating point of the Nord Stream Pipeline is located at the energy hub Lubminer Heide near Greifswald, which covers an area of about 12 hectares, including the receiving terminal of the connecting pipelines OPAL and NEL (© 2015 Nord Stream)

Nord Stream Pipeline Reaches Major Milestone of 100 Billion Cubic Metres of Shipped Gas

Nord Stream Pipeline celebrated a major milestone last week by noting 100 billion cubic metres of Russian natural gas shipped through the Baltic Sea to the European Union since the pipeline opened in November 2011.

Horn of Africa Map (© 2012 United Nations)
Horn of Africa Map (© 2012 United Nations)

550 km Horn of Africa Products Pipeline Expected to Break Ground This Year

After protracted negotiations Ethiopia and Djibouti, its neighbor bordering on the northeast, have signed an agreement for a 550 km products pipeline importing gasoline, diesel and jet fuel from Djibouti's port. The venture is estimated at $1.55 billion and construction forecasted to end by 2018.

Finland Seeks EU Help in Financing the Balticconnector Pipeline Between Finland and Estonia (© 2015 Balticconnector EIA Report, Gasum)
Finland Seeks EU Help in Financing the Balticconnector Pipeline Between Finland and Estonia (© 2015 Balticconnector EIA Report, Gasum)

Finland Seeks EU Help in Financing the Balticconnector Pipeline Between Finland and Estonia

Finland and Estonia announced their intention to work together to build a natural gas pipeline between Finland and Estonia, which would connect Estonian and Finnish gas grids. Dubbed the Balticconnector, the pipeline would increase Finnish import capacities by providing access to the Latvia's natural gas storage in Inčukalns.

Gaz Transmission and Hazardous liquid pipeline (© 2015 PHMSA - Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration)
Gaz Transmission and Hazardous liquid pipeline (© 2015 PHMSA - Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration)

Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHSMA) Calls for Mandatory Leak Detection Systems in Pipeline Carrying Hazardous Liquids

 Significance of Pipelines Underscored in Energy Transfer's $38 Billion Takeover of Williams Cos.
Significance of Pipelines Underscored in Energy Transfer's $38 Billion Takeover of Williams Cos.

Significance of Pipelines Underscored in Energy Transfer's $38 Billion Takeover of Williams Cos.

Energy Transfer Equity LP took a major step in consolidating its partnership assets with a $38 billion acquisition of Williams Cos., fitting CEO Kelcy Warren’s long-standing formula for building an energy empire: Buy companies that connect the dots in the industry to leapfrog competitors.

The pipeline was laid by the world's largest pipelaying vessel: “Solitaire” from Allseas (© 2015 Statoil)
The pipeline was laid by the world's largest pipelaying vessel: “Solitaire” from Allseas (© 2015 Statoil)

Statoil Completes Construction of Arctic Circle Crossing Polarled Pipeline

Months of challenging pipeline construction have culminated this week in the laying of the final pipe in the 482.4 km long Polarled Pipeline project at a depth of 1,260 meters in the Norwegian Sea.

 ROSEN Group Wins ASME Global Pipeline Award 2015 (© 2015 Rosen)
ROSEN Group Wins ASME Global Pipeline Award 2015 (© 2015 Rosen)

ROSEN Wins Prestigious ASME Global Pipeline Award

The ROSEN Group stole the show at this month’s Rio Pipeline Conference by landing the prestigious American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Global Pipeline Award. The Trophy was personally handed over to Hermann Rosen, CEO of the ROSEN Group.

Hillary Clinton (© 2009 U.S. Department of State)
Hillary Clinton (© 2009 U.S. Department of State)

Leading Democratic Candidate for US Presidency, Hillary Clinton, Announces her Opposition to the Keystone XL Pipeline Project

Long a bone of contention between political parties in the United States, the $7 billion, 1,179-mile Keystone XL Tar Sands Oil Pipeline Project has now taken center stage in the presidential debates. Predictably the Democratic candidates have come about strongly against its construction; the Republican strongly in favor.

Proposed Trans Mountain Pipeline Expansion Map Project Configuration Map (© 2013 National Energy Board)
Proposed Trans Mountain Pipeline Expansion Map Project Configuration Map (© 2013 National Energy Board)

Kinder Morgan's Proposed 980 km Twinning of the Trans Mountain Pipeline To Undergo Further Review by the National Energy Board

The Canadian National Energy Board (NEB) has announced that it has delayed the release of its recommendation report on Kinder Morgan Inc.’s proposed $5.4 billion, 980 km, 12 pump stations Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project by five months to acquire additional information on the project.

New 115 km Oil Pipeline Link Between Saudi Arabia and Bahrain (© 2015 National Petroleum Construction Company (NPCC))
New 115 km Oil Pipeline Link Between Saudi Arabia and Bahrain (© 2015 National Petroleum Construction Company (NPCC))

New 115 km Oil Pipeline Link Between Saudi Arabia and Bahrain

Coinciding with the upgrade of the Bapco refinery in Bahrain, an agreement totaling $300 million on the combined onshore / offshore 115-kilometre oil pipeline, 73 kms of which will run overland and the rest under the Gulf, has been made between Saudi Arabia and Bahrain.

Trans Adriatic Pipeline Issues Invites for SCADA and Fibre Optic Cable Pre-Qualification (© 2015 Trans Adriatic Pipeline)
Trans Adriatic Pipeline Issues Invites for SCADA and Fibre Optic Cable Pre-Qualification (© 2015 Trans Adriatic Pipeline)

Trans Adriatic Pipeline Issues Invites for SCADA and Fibre Optic Cable Pre-Qualification

Trans Adriatic Pipeline AG (TAP), which is organizing the transport of natural gas from the giant Shah Deniz II field in Azerbaijan to Europe via an 878-km gas pipeline system, is inviting companies to pre-qualify for the supply and delivery of the Supervisory Control and Data Acquistion (SCADA) system and fibre optic cable.

Atlantic Coast Pipeline(© 2015 Dominion Energy)
Atlantic Coast Pipeline(© 2015 Dominion Energy)

Atlantic Coast Pipeline Seeks to Build a $5 billion, 564 mile Interstate Natural Gas Pipeline

With the submission of a 30,000-page application, environmental resource reports and exhibits – a stack of paper more than 10 feet tall – Atlantic Coast Pipeline, LLC, today formally applied to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) for permission to build a $5 billion, 564-mile interstate natural gas transmission pipeline from West Virginia to North Carolina.

DNV GL launches two new JIPs with potential to save the industry millions in costs (© 2015 DNV GL)
DNV GL launches two new JIPs with potential to save the industry millions in costs (© 2015 DNV GL)

DNV GL Attains Broad Industry Support for Project on Line Pipe Production Processes

Aiming to bring down costs and reduce complexity in a continued low oil price environment, DNV GL, a world leading consulting, testing and certification company, is launching two joint industry projects to investigate composite components for the subsea sector and qualify technology for a more efficient line pipe production processes.

UMTP Project Overview (© 2015 Kinder Morgan)
UMTP Project Overview (© 2015 Kinder Morgan)

Kinder Morgan Extends Open Season on the $4 billion Utica Marcellus Texas Pipeline Project

Kinder Morgan, the largest energy infrastructure company in the United States, will extend the current binding open season to review interest in the estimated $4 billion Utica Marcellus Texas Pipeline (UMTP).

voestalpine awarded major contract for pipeline project in the United Arab Emirates(© 2015 voestalpine)
voestalpine awarded major contract for pipeline project in the United Arab Emirates(© 2015 voestalpine)

Voestalpine Wins Major Supply Contract for 114 km Natural Gas Pipeline Project in UAE

In difficult marketing conditions the Voestalpine Group has been awarded a contract by the National Gas and Industrialization Company (GASCO) of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to supply 95,000 tons of premium line pipe plates for the 114 km high - pressure Integrated Gas Development Pipeline (IGD-E) project in Abu Dhabi.

A total of about 76,000 pipes (approximately 930 kilometres) will be concrete coated at the EUPEC plant in Kotka, which represents nearly 40 percent of the 2 pipelines (© 2015 Nord Stream)
A total of about 76,000 pipes (approximately 930 kilometres) will be concrete coated at the EUPEC plant in Kotka, which represents nearly 40 percent of the 2 pipelines (© 2015 Nord Stream)

Nord Stream 2 Pipeline Project Takes Another Step Forward

Following an expert study showing the feasibility of constructing an additional two pipelines to supply Russian natural gas to the EU market via Germany, a consortium of companies comprising PJSC Gazprom, E.ON SE, BASF SE Wintershall Holding Gmbh, the Royal Dutch Shell plc, OMV AG and Engie S.A.

Trans Adriatic Pipeline (TAP) Awards Gas Turbine Compressor Units to Siemens (© 2015 Trans Adriatic Pipeline)
Trans Adriatic Pipeline (TAP) Awards Gas Turbine Compressor Units to Siemens (© 2015 Trans Adriatic Pipeline)

Trans Adriatic Pipeline (TAP) Awards Gas Turbine Compressor Units to Siemens

Trans Adriatic Pipeline (TAP) which will transport natural gas from the giant Shah Deniz II field in Azerbaijan to Europe through an 870 km long pipeline, has awarded the contract for the supply of six gas turbine turbo compressor units to Siemens AG.

Non-Finalized Rout of the Island Gas Connector Project Vicinity Map(© 2015 Williams)
Non-Finalized Rout of the Island Gas Connector Project Vicinity Map(© 2015 Williams)

Steelhead LNG, Williams, Sign Pre-Construction Agreement for 128 km Natural Gas Pipeline

Steelhead LNG, a Vancouver - based gas company, has signed a preliminary agreement with Williams for the construction of a 128 km natural gas pipeline from Sumas, Washington to the proposed Malahat LNG Project in the Saanich Inlet, British Columbia (B.C.).

The Minister of State for Petroleum and Natural Gas (Independent Charge), Shri Dharmendra Pradhan and the Commerce and Civil Supplies Minister of Nepal, Shri Sunil Thapa signing an MoU for the construction of Raxaul-Amlekhgunj petroleum pipeline, in Khatmandu on August 24, 2015 (© 2015 Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas)
The Minister of State for Petroleum and Natural Gas (Independent Charge), Shri Dharmendra Pradhan and the Commerce and Civil Supplies Minister of Nepal, Shri Sunil Thapa signing an MoU for the construction of Raxaul-Amlekhgunj petroleum pipeline, in Khatmandu on August 24, 2015 (© 2015 Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas)

Transnational Oil Pipeline Linking Nepal to India To Be Constructed

Nepal and India have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for the construction of a 41 km transnational oil pipeline, culminating two decades of intermittent negotiation.

Minister for Commerce and Supplies Sunil Bahadur Thapa and India's Minister of State for Petroleum and Natural Gas Dharmendra Pradhan signed the MoU on behalf of their respective governments.

Eni discovers a supergiant gas field in the Egyptian offshore (© 2015 Eni)
Eni discovers a supergiant gas field in the Egyptian offshore (© 2015 Eni)

Eni Discovers Largest Gas Field Ever in the Mediterranean

Eni, the Italian oil and gas giant, has startled the petroleum industry with the announcement of a supergiant gas discovery at its Zohr prospect in Egypt's offshore economic waters. The field could potentially hold 30 trillion cubic feet of lean natural gas in place, the largest ever made in the Mediterranean Sea.