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Nord Stream 2 reaching Greifswald in Germany (© Shutterstock/Frame Stock Footage)
Nord Stream 2 reaching Greifswald in Germany (© Shutterstock/Frame Stock Footage)

Nord Stream 2 Reaches Significant Regulatory Milestone

Nord Stream 2, Europe's most controversial energy project, cleared a prominent hurdle this week when the German Federal Economy Ministry concluded that certifying the 1200-km undersea pipeline will not threaten the security of gas supply to the Federal Republic of Germany or the European Union.

BP logo on the BP headquarter in London (© Shutterstock/Willy Barton)
BP logo on the BP headquarter in London (© Shutterstock/Willy Barton)

BP Signs 10-Year Deal With China's Shenzhen Gas For 300,000 Tons Pipeline Gas Annually

BP signed a sales-purchase agreement with a unit of China's gas  Company, Shenzhen Gas Group Co Ltd, for the supply of up to 300,000 tons of piped natural gas annually, as from 2023, BP said on Wednesday, October 20, 2021.

Based on the agreement, BP will provide Shenzhen Sino-Benny LPG Co Ltd, a fully-owned Shenzhen Gas unit with pipeline gas, for ten years.

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Flags of Nigeria and Morocco (© Shutterstock/Aritra Deb)

Morocco In The Process Of Setting Up Firm For Nigeria Gas Pipeline Project

Morocco is on the verge of creating a public firm to manage a natural gas supply project from Nigeria through a pipeline running across many African countries to Morocco, a Morrocan daily reported on Sunday, October 24, 2021.

Subsea 7 offshore support vessel Seven Atlantic (© Shutterstock/Arild Lilleboe)
Subsea 7 offshore support vessel Seven Atlantic (© Shutterstock/Arild Lilleboe)

Petrobras Awards Subsea 7 Long-Term Contract For Pipeline Laying Support Vessels In Brazil

Subsea 7 on Tuesday, October 19, announced major day-rate long-term contracts by Petrobras for pipelaying support vessels (PLSV)—Seven Rio, Seven Wave, and Seven Sun.

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Flags of Israel & Egypt (© Shutterstock/ruskpp)

Israel Considering A New Pipeline Construction To Boost Gas Exports To Egypt

Israel considers constructing an interstate pipeline from Israel to Egypt in order to facilitate natural gas export to the neighbouring country amid the prevailing tight global supply chain that has seen a spike in the worldwide gas prices globally, the Israeli energy ministry said on October 21, 2021.

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Reducing methane emissions (© Shutterstock/nexusby)

European Gas Pipeline Operators And Association’s Led Project Aims To Curb Emissions

The European Gas Research Group (GERG) and Enagas are leading a project in cooperation with 14 other European countries to boost the knowledge on using new technologies to quantify and reduce methane drastically in midstream infrastructure, OGE stated in a press release dated October 13, 2021.

Route of Nord Stream 2 (© Shutterstock/MurzilA)
Route of Nord Stream 2 (© Shutterstock/MurzilA)

The First String Of The Nord Stream 2 Pipeline Gas-In Procedure Completed

The first string of the Nord Stream 2 pipeline gas-in procedure was completed successfully as of Monday, October 18, 2021, a press release published by Nord Stream 2 stated.

According to the press release, the pipe is filled with 177 million m3 of technical gas, exerting 103-bar pressure in the pipeline in line with the system’s design and plan.

Three Coast Guard boats docked at Los Angeles Harbor, San Pedro, California USA (© Shutterstock/Philip Pilosian)
Three Coast Guard boats docked at Los Angeles Harbor, San Pedro, California USA (© Shutterstock/Philip Pilosian)

Huntington Beach Oil Pipeline Breach May Have Occurred A Year Ago

California Coast Guard officials are now saying that the breach in the oil pipeline near Huntington Beach in southern California could have occurred several months to even a year before the actual 596,000 liter spill.  According to The LA Times, Investigators suspect an initial anchor strike displaced a portion of the pipeline 32 meters and stripped away its concrete casing, causing it to be mo

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Logo of the APGA (© APGA)

Pipeline Association Elects Donna Mcdowall As First Female President In 54-Year History

The Australian Pipelines and Gas Association has elected Donna Mcdowall the first female ever to serve in the association’s presidential capacity in a 54-year history, stated APGA press release published by the association on Monday, October 18, 2021.

Cork on the map of Ireland and the Celtic Sea (© Shutterstock/Zarko Prusac)
Cork on the map of Ireland and the Celtic Sea (© Shutterstock/Zarko Prusac)

PSE Kinsale Energy Applies To Leave Gas Pipelines Lying On The Seabed

Kinsale gas field’s owner, PSE Kinsale Energy sent an application seeking government approval to leave its gas pipelines in their wells as part of their decommissioning program following gas supplies depletion in the Celtic Sea. The depletion leading to a permanent halt in gas production from the Kinsale fields on July 5, 2020, Irish Examiner reported on Sunday, October 17, 2021.

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LNG storage tanks (copyright by Shutterstock/Oleksii Bilyk)

ENTSOG Winter Supply Outlook Report Shows Low Storage Levels in Europe amid High Gas Price

The ENTSOG’s Winter Supply Outlook reports reveal low storage levels amid the skyrocketing gas prices as winter gets closer. In a press release published on Tuesday, October 12, 2021, the organization said decisions made by key market participants impact the storage levels.

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Logos of Snam & IRENA (copyright by Snam & IRENA)

Snam and IRENA Shaping A Green Energy Future

In a marriage sure to be the envy of the energy world, Snam, Europe's largest energy infrastructure operator and IRENA (International Renewable Energy Agency), the leading intergovernmental organisation supporting countries in their transition to a renewable energy future, announced a partnership to develop green hydrogen to better support the energy transition around the globe.

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Flag of benin and national flag of niger (copyright by Shutterstock/esfera)

CNPC Begins Construction of Niger-Benin Crude Pipeline Scheduled for 2022 Completion

China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC) has commenced the construction of an interstate crude pipeline connecting Niger and Benin. The 1950 kilometers pipeline is expected to transmit the first oil shipment in 2022 from Agadem basin, Niger, to Port Seme, Benin, after its completion.

Western Desert, Fayoum, Egypt (copyright by Shutterstock/Nour Mostafa El-Desoky)
Western Desert, Fayoum, Egypt (copyright by Shutterstock/Nour Mostafa El-Desoky)

Egypt Commence the Construction of a 15 Million Cubic Feet Gas Pipeline in Western Desert

Egypt commences the construction of a major gas pipeline with an expected gas output of 15 million cubic feet per day, Egypt’s Petroleum Ministry said through a Facebook post on Saturday, October 9, 2021, citing the head of General Petroleum Corporation.

Workers overlook the Enbridge Line 3 Oil Pipeline in Minnesota (copyright by Shutterstock/Edgar Lee Espe)
Workers overlook the Enbridge Line 3 Oil Pipeline in Minnesota (copyright by Shutterstock/Edgar Lee Espe)

Enbridge's Line 3 Punctures A Pristine Aquiver

No sooner had oil begun to flow through Enbridge's Line 3 -- at 1765-km the longest tar sands oil pipeline in the world -- that work began to repair the aquifer crews punctured during construction last January.  The breach threatens a rare biodiversity hot spot in Clearwater County, Minnesota:  artesian groundwater has been welling up for more than eight months near this rural community, wastin

Nikola TRE FCEV - hydrogen-powered truck (copyright by Nikola Motor Company)
Nikola TRE FCEV - hydrogen-powered truck (copyright by Nikola Motor Company)

Nikola Partners With Pipeline Giant TC Energy To Develop Hydrogen Hubs For Fuel Cell Truck

Nikola Corporation (Nasdaq: NKLA), a global leader in pollution-free cell electric truck fuel and green energy infrastructure solutions, gets an enormous boost in a new partnership with one of the leading Pipeline giants in North America, TC Energy (TSX, NYSE: TRP).

Oil rig near the coast of California (copyright by Shutterstock/VDB Photos)
Oil rig near the coast of California (copyright by Shutterstock/VDB Photos)

A 13-Inch Tear In A Pipeline Was Likely The Cause Of The Catastrophic California Oil Spill

Authorities believe to have found the source of a massive oil spill off the coast of California on October 2, 2021. Catastrophic oil spills shuttered the coastal beaches, causing the worst ecological nightmare as dead sea animals floated to the shows.

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A man in a business suit offers money (copyright by Shutterstock/Oleksandrum)

Dominion Energy Agrees To Sell $1.9B Questar Pipeline To Southwest Gas

The Richmond-based company Dominion Energy Inc. has agreed to sell $1.9B worth Questar Pipeline to a Las Vegas’s Southwest Gas Holdings Inc., Fortune 500 utility announced Tuesday, October 5, 2021. The all-cash agreement between the two companies includes the assumption of debt of up to $430 million.

Oil spill warning sign on the Huntington Beach (copyright by Shutterstock/Darleine Heitman)
Oil spill warning sign on the Huntington Beach (copyright by Shutterstock/Darleine Heitman)

The SoCal Pipeline Burst Looks More and More Related To Human Error

The section of the 16 inch steel oil pipeline that burst off the Southern California coast was "pulled like a bowstring" said the operator Amplify Energy CEO Martin Willsher, adding that the pipeline was displaced some 32 meters from where it should have been.

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Flags of Canada and the USA (copyright by Shutterstock/ruskpp)

Canada Invokes 1977 Pipeline Treaty With The US Over Long-Standing Line 5 Dispute

Canada, on Monday, October 4th, invoked the 1977 treaty with the US to push for bilateral negotiations over Enbridge Inc’s Line 5 pipeline network project halted many months ago. The move by the Canadian government is part of the efforts to end the long-standing dispute between the State of Michigan and the Canada’s oil export pipeline company, Enbridge.

TSC Subsea ART vCaliper (copyright by TSC Subsea)
TSC Subsea ART vCaliper (copyright by TSC Subsea)

TSC Subsea Develops A New Tool To Inspect The Ovality And Wall Thickness In Tight Areas

The Norwegian based company TSC Subsea has designed a new remotely deployed tool. The ART vCaliper is designed specifically to inspect ovality and wall thickness in constricted locations.

TSA seal on the US flag (copyright by Shutterstock/danielfela)
TSA seal on the US flag (copyright by Shutterstock/danielfela)

Urgently Needed Rules Laid Out For US Pipelines Spark Mixed Reactions

In July the US government issued a set of security guidelines to strengthen the security of the nation's critical energy pipelines to prevent a reoccurrence of devastating cyber-attack on pipelines' computerized systems. The May 7 attack on Colonial Pipeline sent US major cities into a panic mode, sparking an unprecedented fuel shortage and panic-buying of gasoline.

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Flag with the logo of Wintershall Dea (copyright by Wintershall Dea)

Turning Existing Gas Pipelines On North Sea Floor Into CO2 Transportation Systems

Wintershall Dea, Germany's largest crude oil and natural gas producer, is exploring the possibility of modifying existing natural gas pipelines found on the southern North Sea seabed into CO2 transportation systems.

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