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Enbridge Unloads a 1600 km Pipeline System Before Acquiring Spectra (copyright by Enbridge)
Enbridge Unloads a 1600 km Pipeline System Before Acquiring Spectra (copyright by Enbridge)

Enbridge Unloads a 1600 km Pipeline System Before Acquiring Spectra

Enbridge, an energy transportation and distribution company from Canada, has sold one of its key assets, the South East Saskatchewan pipeline system, including 1600 km of crude oil pipelines, to Tundra Energy, a private infrastructure company, for $1.08 billion.

Bulgaria and Romania Take Another Step Toward Energy Independence
Bulgaria and Romania Take Another Step Toward Energy Independence

Bulgaria and Romania Take Another Step Toward Energy Independence

With an overarching goal of increased energy independence from Russia, southeastern European countries Romania and Bulgaria have contracted with Habua, an Austrian construction company, to complete the remaining 2.1 km section of the gas interconnector for a cost of 4.577 million euros.

The 3500 km Caspian Sea - Italy natural gas pipeline is coming under increased criticism (Bankwatch Network)
The 3500 km Caspian Sea - Italy natural gas pipeline is coming under increased criticism (Bankwatch Network)

Stumbling Blocks Ahead for the Southern Gas Corridor?

The prospective 3500 km Caspian Sea - Italy natural gas pipeline known as the Southern Gas Corridor is coming under increased criticism from European environmental and human rights groups for being at odds with EU climate change and human rights goals.

Dr. Klaus Ritter - President of EITEP Institute
Dr. Klaus Ritter - President of EITEP Institute

Editorial: Services for the global pipeline industry's exchange of experiences

High pressure pipelines for oil, gas and water are often crossing several frontiers and geomorphological obstacles. Those pipelines have to be safe, reliable and durable to ensure a profitable and commonly accepted operation. Moreover, environmental sustainability becomes more important with each new pipeline project.

Costs of Iran-Oman Subsea Gas Pipeline to Rise with Course Changes (Shutterstock/ruskpp)
Costs of Iran-Oman Subsea Gas Pipeline to Rise with Course Changes (Shutterstock/ruskpp)

Costs of Iran-Oman Subsea Gas Pipeline to Rise with Course Changes

UAE's historical antipathy toward Iran may force the country to reroute the prospective underwater gas pipeline from Iran to Oman and thus raise the cost of the project from an estimated $1 billion to $1.5 billion.

The Gaza Strip is a small self-governing Palestinian territory ( iStock.com/chameleonseye )
The Gaza Strip is a small self-governing Palestinian territory ( iStock.com/chameleonseye )

Israel and the Palestinian Authority Plan Natural Gas Pipeline in Gaza

Defying the odds, Israelis and Palestinians have agreed to move forward together in the construction of a natural gas pipeline in the Gaza Strip to provide power and ultimately water resources for the beleaguered enclave.

Bend In Missouri River in North Dakota ( iStock.com/sakakawea7 )
Bend In Missouri River in North Dakota ( iStock.com/sakakawea7 )

Comment: Dakota Access - The Politics of Interstate Pipeline Construction

As a general proposition, the longer the pipeline the more difficult it is to build it. This is related not just to technical issues surrounding construction. More than ever the success of a particular pipeline project depends on how well the pipeline operator can navigate the political thicket of interest groups along the proposed pipeline route.

Vladimir Putin and Recep Tayyip Erdogan revive the Turkish Stream pipeline project
Vladimir Putin and Recep Tayyip Erdogan revive the Turkish Stream pipeline project

Bumpy Road Ahead for Turkish Stream

Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan met recently to patch up their bilateral relationship and revive the on again off again Turkish Stream pipeline project, presenting Russia with another opening to export its natural gas to western Europe.

Pipeline Operators Enbridge and Spectra Energy have agreed to merge
Pipeline Operators Enbridge and Spectra Energy have agreed to merge

Enbridge - Spectra Energy Fusion To Dominate The Market in North America

Enbridge and Spectra Energy have agreed to merge their respective companies in a stock-for-stock transaction to create the largest energy-infrastructure conglomerate in North America.

Enbridge shareholders will own about 57 percent of the combined company and Spectra’s will own 43 percent, according to a statement released by the companies on Tuesday.

The projected Route of the Dakota Access Pipeline (© 2015 Energy Transfer Partners, L.P.)
The projected Route of the Dakota Access Pipeline (© 2015 Energy Transfer Partners, L.P.)

Dakota Access Oil Pipeline Meets Growing Resistance Along Pipeline Route

A 1,100-mile pipeline, dubbed Dakota Access and estimated to cost $3.7 billion, is nearly halfway complete. It would carry more than 400 000 barrels of crude oil per day to the Bakken region in western North Dakota across South Dakota and Iowa and ultimately connecting with an existing pipeline in Illinois.

Egypt and Cyprus Plan New Regional Energy Hub in the Mediterranean (© Dabarti CGI / Shutterstock)
Egypt and Cyprus Plan New Regional Energy Hub in the Mediterranean (© Dabarti CGI / Shutterstock)

Egypt and Cyprus Plan New Regional Energy Hub in the Mediterranean

Egypt and Cyprus have signed an agreement for the delivery of gas to Egypt through an undersea pipeline in the eastern Mediterranean. The deal is part of an effort to commercialize a gas reservoir discovered recently off of Cyprus's southern coast and holding an estimated 4 trillion cubic feet.

The ROSEN Group supplies all 48” tools and equipment to SPIECAPAG for TAP
The ROSEN Group supplies all 48” tools and equipment to SPIECAPAG for TAP

The ROSEN Group supplies all 48” tools and equipment to SPIECAPAG for TAP

The Field Products and Service line of ROSEN will provide effective equipment for pre-commissioning activities to SPIECAPAG (France) by suppling 48’’ pre-commissioning tools, tracking equipment, as well as accessories to be used for the Trans Adriatic Pipeline (TAP).

Atmos International Pipeline Guardian HCA River - © Atmos International 2016
Atmos International Pipeline Guardian HCA River - © Atmos International 2016

Atmos International's Turnkey Leak Detection System a Boon for Pipeline Operators and the Global Environment

The pipeline industry has long attempted to detect gas and oil pipeline leaks in a reliable and credible way. Frequently these attempts went awry, as many systems claimed to have identified a leak where none existed. Indeed, there were so many false leak alarms that the operator lost confidence in the systems.

Comment: US Pipeline Construction Likely to Jump Regardless Who Wins the Presidency
Comment: US Pipeline Construction Likely to Jump Regardless Who Wins the Presidency

Comment: US Pipeline Construction Likely to Jump Regardless Who Wins the Presidency

Perhaps no issue better highlights the differences between Hillary Rodham Clinton and Donald Trump as candidates for the U.S. presidency than energy policy.

Steve Williamson, President and Chairman, T.D. Williamson © http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20160815/398063
Steve Williamson, President and Chairman, T.D. Williamson © http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20160815/398063

Management Change at T.D. Williamson

Richard (Dick) B. Williamson, presiding board chairman, president and CEO of T.D. Williamson, will be stepping down in favor of his younger brother, Stephen Williamson, who has served the board of directors since 1977 and most recently held the position of Vice Chairman. Dick will take on the position of chairman emeritus at the company.

Defective Gas Pipeline in Central China Bursts
Defective Gas Pipeline in Central China Bursts

Defective Gas Pipeline in Central China Bursts

A gas pipeline operated by Sinopec subsidiary Sinopec Sichuan-East Natural Gas Pipeline Company exploded recently in China's central Hubei province causing multiple casualties and damaging homes of nearly a hundred villagers. Gas transmission to Hubei, Jiangxi, Jiangsu, Zhejiang and Shanghai was also interrupted.

2010 Gas Pipeline Explosion in San Bruno, California.
2010 Gas Pipeline Explosion in San Bruno, California.

Pacific Gas & Electric Evades Major Financial Penalty in Wake of 2010 Gas Pipeline Explosion

Federal prosecutors have dropped all but $6 million of a potential $562 million fine levied against Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) for safety violations related to the lethal explosion in San Bruno in 2010. The blast killed 8 people and destroyed 38 homes, triggering a massive fire that swept through this southern San Franciscan neighborhood..

NDT GLOBAL (© NDT-Global)
NDT GLOBAL (© NDT-Global)

NDT Global Makes Senior Appointments to Canadian and European Businesses

NDT Global, a leading supplier of inline inspection (ILI) and data analysis, today announced two new management appointments. Thomas Wolf has been appointed as CEO of the European operating company and Steve Gaida has been appointed as CEO of the Canadian operating company.

SapuraKencana 3500, Pipelay Crane Vessel  (© Sapurakencana)
SapuraKencana 3500, Pipelay Crane Vessel (© Sapurakencana)

SapuraKencana Petroleum Berhad Secures $127 Million Contract to Enter Europe with a Pipeline Project

Malaysia’s SapuraKencana Petroleum Berhad has won a major contract to construct the Transanatolian Natural Gas Pipeline (TANAP) project. Worth 510 Malaysian Ringgit, or $127 million, SapuraKencana makes its entry into Europe with one of the largest pipeline construction projects to date. The offshore section of TANAP will be stretched 18 km across the Canakkale Strait.

U.S. Army Corps Engineers  ( © Army Corps Engineers )
U.S. Army Corps Engineers ( © Army Corps Engineers )

The Army Corps of Engineers Grants Final Permits for Bakken Pipeline Project

The controversial 1830 km, 30 inch diameter Bakken oil pipeline has at long last gotten a green light, as The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers granted final permits for the project on July 26. It was the final regulatory hurdle for the project, which received other necessary permits by the Iowa Department of Natural Resources and the Iowa Utilities Board earlier this year.

Route of the Dakota Access Pipeline (© 2015 Energy Transfer Partners, L.P.)
Route of the Dakota Access Pipeline (© 2015 Energy Transfer Partners, L.P.)

Enbridge, Marathon Petroleum agree to spend $2-billion for Bakken pipeline stake

Calgary-based Enbridge Inc. and partner companies have agreed to buy about 37 per cent of the Bakken pipeline project from Energy Transfer Partners, L.P. and Sunoco Logistics Partners L.P.

Map of Eastring Pipeline (© 2016 Eastring)
Map of Eastring Pipeline (© 2016 Eastring)

Eastring Pipeline Memorandum Signed by Slovakia and Bulgaria Energy Ministers

Slovakia’s Minister of Economy Peter Ziga and Bulgaria’s State Secretary of Ministry of Energy Zeco Stantov were present at the informal Council meeting held in Bratislava on July 13 were both the Energy Ministers signed the Eastring pipeline project’s Memorandum of Understanding. This marks an expression of strong political support for the pipeline project’s effective implementation.