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Energy Giants Total and Shell Present in Talks to Advance Iran-Oman Gas Pipeline Project (Shutterstock/ruskpp)
Energy Giants Total and Shell Present in Talks to Advance Iran-Oman Gas Pipeline Project (Shutterstock/ruskpp)

Energy Giants Total and Shell Present in Talks to Advance Iran-Oman Gas Pipeline Project

Senior officials from Oman and Iran met in Teheran to discuss the export of Iranian gas to Oman by the end of 2017.

According to Platts, a spokesman for Shell said Monday, “We can confirm that Shell is a member in the Advisory Task Force of the Iran,Oman gas pipeline Project. The scope of the work of the project is subject to confidentiality.”

llustration of a compressor train with an STC-SV turbo compressor and an SGT-400 gas turbine (copyright Siemens)
llustration of a compressor train with an STC-SV turbo compressor and an SGT-400 gas turbine (copyright Siemens)

Dresser-Rand To Provide Equipment for a 1500 km Gas Pipeline Running North to South in Mexico

The Dresser-Rand business, part of Siemens Power and Gas Division, has received orders to supply five gas turbine-driven compressor trains for two pipelines in Mexico.

The customer is the Mexican project developer Fermaca Enterprises (Fermaca)

ExxonMobil and Sunoco engage in New Midstream Joint Venture
ExxonMobil and Sunoco engage in New Midstream Joint Venture

ExxonMobil and Sunoco in New Midstream Joint Venture

ExxonMobil Corporation XOM and Sunoco Logistics SXL recently announced their decision to form a strategic joint venture (“JV”) by combining their key crude oil midstream assets, mainly in the Permian basin of West Texas. Alongside the transaction, ExxonMobil and its associates will enter into a preferred provider agreement with the JV.

The protests against Dacota Access Pipeline take place in the area around the Cannonball river (Bryan Boyce / Wikipedia)
The protests against Dacota Access Pipeline take place in the area around the Cannonball river (Bryan Boyce / Wikipedia)

Energy Transfer Sees Dakota Access Pipeline Going Forward Soon

Despite growing nationwide protests, rising costs and an Obama administration decision to block continued construction until additional environmental studies have been completed, Energy Transfer CEO Kelcy Warren is "100 percent" confident that the Dakota Access pipeline will be built during Donald Trump's presidency.

TransCanada has hope for Keystone XL Pipeline (Marc Nozell / Wikipedia)
TransCanada has hope for Keystone XL Pipeline (Marc Nozell / Wikipedia)

TransCanada has hope for Keystone XL Pipeline

Calgary-based TransCanada is hopeful that the Trump win in last week's election will resuscitate the oft maligned Keystone XL pipeline rejected on 6 November 2015 by outgoing President Obama and given up for dead.

TransCanada said it was "“evaluating ways to convince the new administration on the benefits, the jobs and the tax revenues this project brings to the table.”

Nigerian militants shut down Chevron Export Pipeline in Nigeria
Nigerian militants shut down Chevron Export Pipeline in Nigeria

Nigerian militants shut down Chevron Export Pipeline in Nigeria

Nigerian militants critical of the role multinational energy companies are playing in the oil rich Nigerian delta have bombed a Chevron-operated export pipeline at Escravos in Warri South Local Government Area of Delta State.

Explosion Disrupts Iranian Gas Pipeline into Turkey (ruskpp / Shutterstock)
Explosion Disrupts Iranian Gas Pipeline into Turkey (ruskpp / Shutterstock)

Explosion Disrupts Iranian Gas Pipeline into Turkey

In what Turkish officials presume to be sabotage, an Iranian-Turkey gas pipeline exploded last Thursday in eastern Turkey near Dogubayazit in Agrı Province.

“Iran’s gas flow to Turkey has temporarily stopped because of a blast by some opposition groups inside Turkey around 1830 GMT on Thursday night,” Majid Aghai, an official from the Iranian Interior Ministry, said.

Explosion Shuts Down Colonial Refined Products Pipeline in the southern United States
Explosion Shuts Down Colonial Refined Products Pipeline in the southern United States

Explosion Shuts Down Colonial Refined Products Pipeline in the southern United States

In the second major disruption of the Colonial Pipeline in two months, Colonial Pipeline Company was forced to shut down its two main pipelines supplying the East Coast with gasoline and other refined products from Houston to Linden, New Jersey as maintenance crews hit the line with construction equipment causing a fire and explosion and killing one person and putting five others in the hospita

Stephan Kamphues, Chairman of the Board of Management of Open Grid Europe speaking at 3rd Energy Policy Dialogue in Essen (© 2016 Open Grid Europe)
Stephan Kamphues, Chairman of the Board of Management of Open Grid Europe speaking at 3rd Energy Policy Dialogue in Essen (© 2016 Open Grid Europe)

Gas Pipeline Network to Play an Important Part in the German Energy Transition

Last week, Germany’s largest pipeline operator Open Grid Europe hosted a debate about the Climate Action Plan 2050 and interlinking of sectors at the 3rd Energy Policy Dialogue in Essen. Some 130 decision-makers from the worlds of politics, commerce and society took part in the debate about the energy transition, the interlinking of sectors and the role of gas and gas infrastructure.

Atlantic Sunrise Expansion (copyright by Williams)
Atlantic Sunrise Expansion (copyright by Williams)

Fed Delay of Atlantic Sunrise Pipeline Adds to Williams Partners' Woes

The federal authorization decision of a 318 km natural gas pipeline project in the eastern United States dubbed Atlantic Sunrise has been delayed at least until 30 March 2017 until outstanding environmental issues can be properly studied.

An Engineer Working on a Shell Oil-platform off the Coast of Nigeria (Copyright Shell)
An Engineer Working on a Shell Oil-platform off the Coast of Nigeria (Copyright Shell)

Nigeria: Third Party Intervention Alleged in Bonny Light Crude Pipeline Shut Down

A fire arose around one of the two pipelines transporting Bonny light crude to the Forcados terminal in the Niger Delta, effectively shutting the pipeline down and removing 180 000 bpd from Shell's Nigerian exports.

TurkStream’s offshore section will run from Russkaya CS near Anapa across Black Sea to Turkish seaboar (copyright Gazprom)
TurkStream’s offshore section will run from Russkaya CS near Anapa across Black Sea to Turkish seaboar (copyright Gazprom)

Gazprom Receives Survey Permit for Two Strings of Offshore Section of Turkstream

Noting that TurkStream gas pipeline preparations are progressing at "commendable speed," Gazprom's Chairman, Alexey Miller, announced that his company has received a survey permit for two strings of the offshore section of the pipeline in Turkey's territorial waters.

Balochistan, Pakistan, to Benefit from Natural Gas Pipeline
Balochistan, Pakistan, to Benefit from Natural Gas Pipeline

Balochistan, Pakistan, to Benefit from Natural Gas Pipeline

With winter quickly approaching the Pakistani Minister of State for Petroleum and Natural Resources Jam Kamal Khan said the 30 km Jacobabad-Shikarpur gas pipeline would be completed soon and suggested it would be done before this year's winter sets in.

Pipecheck Wizard Assessment Workflow (Copyright Creaform)
Pipecheck Wizard Assessment Workflow (Copyright Creaform)

Creaform releases Pipecheck 4.0

Building upon Pipecheck’s NDT software for pipeline integrity assessments, this latest release features major interface enhancements to provide incomparable ease of use for technicians of all levels of expertise. Whether they’re beginners or seasoned experts, any users can benefit from Pipecheck 4.0.