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TurkStream pipeline (copyright by TurkStream)

TurkStream to provide Serbia with Russian gas

Work on expanding the Turkish Stream pipeline to Serbia should be completed in the coming weeks. Russian President Vladimir Putin explained this at a meeting with his Serbian counterpart Aleksandar Vučić.

Putin said: "Serbia has been connected to the gas pipeline network, which is an extension of the Turkish Stream gas pipeline".

IDA Call for Papers
IDA Call for Papers

International Centre for Infrastructure Development in Africa (ITIDA) founded

The center aims to transfer technology and know-how from European institutions to Africa.

The European governments are currently pushing its companies and institutions to increase their involvement in Africa. From the Governments point of view, Africa offers many business opportunities.

Power to Gas - Symbol Image (petrmalinak / Shutterstock)
Power to Gas - Symbol Image (petrmalinak / Shutterstock)

Seven Leading Players in Belgium Sign Cooperation Agreement for the Transport of Hydrogen Using Pipelines

The climate target to reduce CO2 emissions in Belgium by 80% by 2050 compared to 2005 levels is a major challenge. Hydrogen has an important role to play in the mix of solutions to achieve results. That is why Deme, Engie, Exmar, Fluxys, Port of Antwerp, Port of Zeebrugge and WaterstofNet are joining forces.

Energy Transfer Seeks To Double $3.8 billion Dakota Access Pipeline Capacity (NittyG / CC BY-SA 4.0)
Energy Transfer Seeks To Double $3.8 billion Dakota Access Pipeline Capacity (NittyG / CC BY-SA 4.0)

Energy Transfer Seeks To Double $3.8 billion Dakota Access Pipeline Capacity

Energy Transfer is ready to significantly increase the capacity of the Dakota Access oil pipeline by 500,000 barrels per day. And so on 13 November North Dakota's all republican regulatory body, otherwise known as the Public Service Commission (PSC), held a hearing before the pipeline's advocates and detractors and locals' opinions were split right down the middle.  

The Pioneering Spirit in swedish waters (copyright by Nord Stream 2/Axel Schmidt)
The Pioneering Spirit in swedish waters (copyright by Nord Stream 2/Axel Schmidt)

Nordstream 2 Nearing Completion

Nordstream 2 appears to have overcome all obstacles to completion now that Denmark, the last European holdout, has agreed to cooperate.  The Danish Energy Agency issued a permit for the construction of the portion of Nord Stream 2 that passes through the Danish exclusive economic zone and work is expected to be completed during 2020.

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FBI agent wearing FBI uniform (copyright by Shutterstock / Dzelat)

An FBI Corruption Investigation Ensnares Energy Transfer in Pennsylvania

Doubts surrounding the awarding of the multibillion dollar Mariner East natural gas liquids pipeline system in Pennsylvania have given rise to an FBI corruption investigation into Dallas-based Energy Transfer.  The focus of the agents’ questions involves the permitting of the pipeline, whether Governor Thomas Wolf's administration forced the environmental protection staff to approve constructio

Spilled oil around the oil pipeline (copyright by Shutterstock / Leonid Ikan)
Spilled oil around the oil pipeline (copyright by Shutterstock / Leonid Ikan)

Last Keystone XL Oil Spill The Last Straw?

Despite spilling more than 383,000 gallons of tar sands oil last month in North Dakota, TC Energy, the pipeline contractor behind the Keystone XL oil pipeline, is determined to resume operations.  Its decision has alarmed local Indian residents, who say the spill affected a nearby wetland while possibly reaching any groundwater below.

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Saipem Logo

Saipem Secures $100 million Contract To Build Subsea Pipeline in Equatorial Guinea

The small west African country of Equatorial Guinea, boasting the continent's best infrastructure (all attributable to its relatively vast hydrocarbon wealth -  proven natural gas reserves estimated of 4.5 trillion cubic feet), has awarded Italy's Saipem a contract worth $90 - $100 million to build a 70km subsea pipeline connecting the Alen Platform with the Punta Europa petrochemical hub.

The Year Ends With a Flurry of Pipeline Construction in the US (Copyright by Reinhard Tiburzy / Shutterstock)
The Year Ends With a Flurry of Pipeline Construction in the US (Copyright by Reinhard Tiburzy / Shutterstock)

The Year Ends With a Flurry of Pipeline Construction in the US

Pipeline contractors can look back on year 2019 as a banner year. Of the 134 active gas pipeline construction projects 46 will be completed by year's end and natural gas pipeline capacity is expected to increase between 16 and 17 billion cubic feet per day, according to the U.S. Energy Information Agency (EIA).

Illegal Pipeline Tapping: 6 killed, 16 injured in Northern Egypt (aapsky / Shutterstock)
Illegal Pipeline Tapping: 6 killed, 16 injured in Northern Egypt (aapsky / Shutterstock)

Illegal Pipeline Tapping: 6 killed, 16 injured in Northern Egypt

An oil pipeline has exploded Wednesday in Egypt, killing and injuring multiple people. According to the authorities, at least six people were killed and 16 others injured. The victims are said to be oil thieves. 

STATS Group Safari -1 left to right: Safari Oil and Gas CEO Mohammed Al-Ghosain , STATS Group CEO Leigh Howarth, Ali Al-Azman, Safari Oil and Gas Vice President - Operations and Business Development, and Mark Gault, STATS Group General Manager for Middle East.
STATS Group Safari -1 left to right: Safari Oil and Gas CEO Mohammed Al-Ghosain , STATS Group CEO Leigh Howarth, Ali Al-Azman, Safari Oil and Gas Vice President - Operations and Business Development, and Mark Gault, STATS Group General Manager for Middle East.

STATS Group Partner With Saudi Arabia’s Safari Oil & Gas

STATS Group has signed an exclusive partnership with Safari Oil & Gas (SOG) in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA).

Safari Oil & Gas has strong links to the Kingdom’s main hydrocarbon producers and the partnership will promote STATS’ patented range of pipeline isolation and intervention technologies.

Keystone XL Tar Sands Pipeline Hits Another Snag (shannonpatrick17 / CC BY 2.0)
Keystone XL Tar Sands Pipeline Hits Another Snag (shannonpatrick17 / CC BY 2.0)

Keystone XL Pipeline Spills Hundreds of Thousands of Gallons of Tar Sands Oil

The subterranean Keystone XL Tar Sands Oil Pipeline has burst again spilling more than 400 000 gallons of heavy crude oil near the tiny community of Edinburg northwest of Grand Forks, North Dakota. The spill has impacted a wetland area, according to the North Dakota Department of Environmental Quality.

 Installation of Nordstream 2 gas pipes (Copyright by Shutterstock/Stefan Dinse)
Installation of Nordstream 2 gas pipes (Copyright by Shutterstock/Stefan Dinse)

Denmark Under Pressure to Acquiesce to Nordstream 2

With over 2000 km of subsea pipeline laid for Nordstream 2 Gazprom and its European partners are ratcheting up the pressure on Denmark to grant access for the pipeline through its exclusive economic zone.  This route would save the project significant time and money.  Still it is by no means certain the Danes will go along.

German Chancellor Dr. Angela Merkel in a short chat with apprentices of Herrenknecht (Copyright by Herrenknecht)
German Chancellor Dr. Angela Merkel in a short chat with apprentices of Herrenknecht (Copyright by Herrenknecht)

Federal Chancellor Dr. Angela Merkel visits Herrenknecht in Schwanau

German Chancellor Dr. Angela Merkel reiterated this during her visit to Herrenknecht AG on October 7, 2019. On a tour of the plant premises, company founder and Chairman of the Board of Management Dr.- Ing. E.h. Martin Herrenknecht showed the Chancellor the tunnelling technology developed and manufactured by Herrenknecht to enable challenging projects.

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Enbridge Energy Headquarter (Copyright by Shutterstock/ JHVEPhoto)

Enbridge Energy's Aging Line 3 To Be Examined by Minnesota Regulators

Minnesota regulators at the Public Utilities Commission (PUC) will take up the approval process for Enbridge Energy's controversial plan to replace its decrepit Line 3 crude oil pipeline across northern Minnesota.

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Creaform Logo (Copyright by Creaform)

Creaform Expands European Coverage of its CUBE-R, the new generation of 3D scanning CMM

Creaform, a internationally known company in portable and automated 3D measurement solutions, today announced that two European distributors, EMS in Belgium, and Measurement Solutions LDT in the UK, will be demonstrating and selling CUBE-R™.

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PHMSA Logo (copyright by PHMSA)

New PHMSA Rules to Enhance Pipeline Safety in the United States

The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA), otherwise known as America's pipeline regulator, has been deliberating for years on ways to strengthen its regulatory framework and at long last issued three new pipeline safety rules that will materially affect the way the over 804,672 km of pipelines are operated in the United States.

Raajev Sharma & Luc Perrad (copyright by DENSO Group Germany)
Raajev Sharma & Luc Perrad (copyright by DENSO Group Germany)

DENSO Group Germany strengthens its international focus

DENSO Group Germany expands its international presence with two new sales positions. Rajeev Sharma, a proven industry expert, located in Dubai, is responsible for the regions Middle East & Asia Pacific. Luc Perrad, looking back at over 20 years of worldwide experience, represents excellent technical sales.

STOPPLE fittings (copyright by TDW)
STOPPLE fittings (copyright by TDW)

T.D. Williamson Hot Tapping and Plugging Fittings Fully Comply with New European Code

T.D. Williamson (TDW) is releasing a standard offering for isolation fittings that fully complies with the new EN-13480 code, the European standard that replaces national codes in many countries.
 
With their all-new engineered design—which the company calls the ProSeries™ Advantage—the TDW STOPPLE® and STOPPLE Plus fittings meet EN-13480’s high standard for safety.
 

minteg southern north sea success (copyright by EnerMech)
minteg southern north sea success (copyright by EnerMech)

MInteg Secures Largest Asset Inspection Contract

MInteg has been awarded its largest contract to date and will supply inspection services to a major oil and gas operator in the Southern North Sea. The EnerMech subsidiary specialises in inspection and integrity and expects to create up to 15 new posts in Great Yarmouth to service the five-year contract.