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BP display stand with company redesign logo (copyright by Shutterstock/Tommy Lee Walker)

Plans move forward with BP's net zero corporate objective

As part of BP’s net zero corporate objective, the company plans to invest some $1.3 billion in an integrated oil, gas and water handling processing facility in the Permian basin. This is expected to be BP’s largest American-based onshore project investment, since it purchased the $10.5 billion worth of American shale assets from BHP.

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The flag of the USA (copyright by Shutterstock/Graeme Dawes)

United States Senate Follows Up On Its Nord Stream 2 Threats

The U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee of the US Congress has acted to put some teeth into its much ballyhooed Nordstream 2 sanctions policy by approving The Ukraine Security Partnership Act.  This measure authorizes $300 million in foreign military financing, of which $150 million would be subject to conditions.

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Bridge with pipelines (copyright by Shutterstock/tcly)

Natural Gas And Natural Gas Pipelines To Play Critical Role In Decarbonization Transition

A just released report on the steps EU member states are taking to decarbonize their respective countries by 2050 makes clear that no one decarbonization prescription fits all countries.

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Flag of Tanzania and the national flag of Uganda (copyright by Shutterstock/esfera)

Regional Pipeline Deal Signed By Uganda and Tanzania

It is some 15 years since commercial sized crude oil deposits were discovered in Uganda near Lake Albert. During Sunday 11 April 2021, in Uganda’s state capital Kampala, Yoweri Museveni , President Samia Suluhu of Tanzania, and Patrick Pouyanne chief executive of the French oil company Total signed off on the East African Crude Oil Pipeline (EACOP).

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Flag of Ireland (copyright by Shutterstock/Niyazz)

Hydrogen as energy supply is tested by Gas Networks Ireland

Ireland, like several countries in Europe including Britain, Holland and Germany faces the prospect of declining natural gas production and the need to introduce a zero-carbon energy solution by 2050. The country’s state-owned gas producer and distributor, Gas Networks Ireland is pioneering efforts to replace natural gas with green hydrogen.

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The logo of the brand RWE (copyright by Shutterstock/360b)

RWE Seeks to Bring Green Hydrogen To Europe

In yet another boost for the use of hydrogen in the German energy mix, RWE Supply & Trading has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Australian hydrogen project developer The Hydrogen Utility Pty Ltd (H2U) seeking to bring green hydrogen made in Australia to Europe.

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Logos of Nikola, OGE & IVECO (copyright by Nikola, OGE & IVECO)

Ground-Breaking Announcement: OGE, IVECO and NIKOLA will enter Hydrogen Collaboration

In a watershed development for the future of next generation hydrogen transportation in Germany and ultimately the rest of Europe,  OGE, Nikola and IVECO intend to collaborate on the deployment of a hydrogen infrastructure and fueling solution.  The collaboration will facilitate the cost-effective distribution of hydrogen from production to storage and fueling locations to serve the needs of in

T.D. Williamson Enhances Innovative Gouge versus Metal Loss (GvML) Classifier
T.D. Williamson Enhances Innovative Gouge versus Metal Loss (GvML) Classifier

T.D. Williamson Enhances Innovative Gouge versus Metal Loss (GvML) Classifier

T.D. Williamson (TDW), the global pipeline solutions provider, has enhanced their Multiple Dataset (MDS) gouge versus metal loss (GvML) classifier, resulting in the industry’s first published performance specification for gouge identification and depth sizing within a dent.

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Phillips 66 logo on a smartphone screen (copyright by Shutterstock/rafapress)

The Plug Is Pulled On The Liberty Pipeline Project

It is a year since the Houston based Phillips 66 consortium suspended the Liberty Pipeline project. It was not alone, for much of America’s oil and gas sector, ruthlessly cut new capital spending in response to Covid’s global suppression of demand for oil.

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Flag of Nigeria (copyright by Shutterstock/adaptice photography)

A New 18km Long Natural Gas Pipeline Completed In Nigeria

The 18 km long Rite Foods Limited pipeline linking the factory in Ososa, Ogun State with the regional gas pipeline hub at Ibefun is complete. Able to carry 150,000,000 ft³ of gas a day, it will deliver reliable energy to the factory, which produces a range of products including Bigi Drinks, Rite and Bigi Sausages and Fearless Energy Drinks.

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President of the USA, Joe Biden (copyright by Shutterstock/vasilis asvestas)

Biden's Infrastructure Plan Causes Mixed Reactions From Natural Gas & Oil Industry

It’s not surprising that America’s oil and gas sector is not totally enthusiastic about President Biden’s $2.25 trillion American Jobs Plan which incorporates raising corporate taxes and, should it gain Congressional approval, designation of monies to facilitate the country’s transition from fossil fuels towards clean energy.

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Enbridge & TC Energy logos (copyright by Enbridge & TC Energy)

Cutting Operating Emissions From Pipelines Becomes Focus Of Enbridge And TC Energy CEOs

At April’s virtual energy symposium hosted by Scotiabank CAPP, Francois Poirier of TC Energy Corp. and Al Monaco of Enbridge Inc, heads of Canada’s leading pipeline companies announced a change in business models to contribute to the global energy transition towards cleaner fuels.

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Logo of Saudi Aramco (copyright by Shutterstock/Hyserb)

Saudi Aramco Announces Newly Formed Aramco Oil Pipelines Company

The world's largest petroleum company, Saudi Aramco, which in 2019 brought a minority share of the company on to the Saudi Tadawul Bourse in its Initial Public Offering (IPO), has taken on a consortium led by US-based EIG Global Energy Partners with a 49 percent share of the infrastructure company Aramco Oil Pipelines.

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Logo of the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft (copyright by Fraunhofer)

Fraunhofer IKTS Spearheads Development Of A CO2 - Free Energy Supply

In a stunning breakthrough with far-reaching implications for the future use of natural gas pipelines in the world, the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft has developed a technology for the energy efficient separation of hydrogen from natural gas.

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Broken water pipeline (copyright by Shutterstock/RosnaniMusa)

A Damaged Pipeline Causes Water Shortage In South Africa

Customers in the north eastern part of South Africa, not far from the Zimbabwean and Mozambique borders, are experiencing disruptions to their water supplies, owing to damage of the mains water pipeline linking the Dan Reservoirs with the Nkowankowa Water Treatment Plant.

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Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) Headquarters in Washington, DC (copyright by Shutterstock/Mark Van Scyoc)

A Change Of Course After FERC Considers Pipeline’s GHGs Significance And Climate Impacts

America’s Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), which regulates the sale and transmission of interstate energy, has added a new greenhouse gas (GHG) assessment criterion, to its approval process for new gas pipeline projects.

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National flag of Uganda (copyright by Shutterstock/Akshay Dhameliya)

130 Million USD For A Pipeline In Uganda

Tullow Oil’s 2006 discovery of oil in western Uganda’s Lake Albert region prompted discussion of building a heated crude oil export pipeline to the Indian Ocean. For a decade discussions centred on the choice of route between a Kenyan or a Tanzanian seaport.

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Penspen logo (copyright by Penspen)

Penspen Awarded Major Pipeline Contract in Zimbabwe

Penspen, a company founded originally in the UK over 65 years ago to provide engineering, project management, asset management and integrity services to the energy industry with a particular focus on major pipeline projects around the world, has been awarded an engineering and procurement project involving the 208-km long Feruka-Harare multi-product pipeline network for Petrozim, an operator of

Mike Kirkwood at the ptc 2019 (copyright by Philip Wilson/EITEP)
Mike Kirkwood at the ptc 2019 (copyright by Philip Wilson/EITEP)

Mike Kirkwood, T.D. Williamson Director of Integrity Solutions, Named PPSA Board President

Global pipeline solutions provider T.D. Williamson (TDW), recently announced that Director of Integrity Solutions Mike Kirkwood, Ph.D., has been named president of the board of directors of the Pigging Products and Services Association (PPSA).
 

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Flag of New Zealand (copyright by Shutterstock/Carsten Reisinger)

Firstgas Group Boldly Envisions A Carbon-Free Future

Firstgas Group, a swashbuckling, innovative New Zealand gas company with over 2,500-km of high pressure transmission pipelines and 4,800-km of distribution pipelines in the North Island, has announced a zero carbon gas future for the Kiwi nation.  This is based on the results of its Hydrogen Trial Study in which gas pipelines would be de-carbonized, with hydrogen b

Video streaming of Session 2.2 "Hydrogen" (© 2021 Philip Wilson / EITEP)
Video streaming of Session 2.2 "Hydrogen" (© 2021 Philip Wilson / EITEP)

ptc 2021 Successfully Converted into Online-only Event with Record Attendance

With around 1,000 participants and an above-average number of participants from pipeline operators, the Pipeline Technology Conference (ptc) is a unique meeting place for the exchange of operator knowledge across national borders and continents. This defining characteristic was confirmed again this year at the purely online ptc.