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Enbridge Plans Huge Tar Sands Pipeline Project in the United States
Enbridge Plans Huge Tar Sands Pipeline Project in the United States

Enbridge Plans Huge Tar Sands Pipeline Project in the United States

Enbridge has announced its intention to build a 1660 km, 36 -inch diameter oil pipeline from the tar sands of Alberta to the company's terminal in Superior, Minnesota. This will be the largest project in the history of the company and cost an estimated $7.5 billion to complete.

 Rival gangs earn millions of dollars a year from stealing crude oil, diesel and gasoline and selling it on a thriving black market (Shutterstock / Andrea Belbo)
Rival gangs earn millions of dollars a year from stealing crude oil, diesel and gasoline and selling it on a thriving black market (Shutterstock / Andrea Belbo)

Inside Job Leads to Millions of Dollars Loss By Tapping Petrobra's Pipelines in Brazil

Police investigating turf battles among Rio di Janiero's gangs uncoved a complex system of underground tubes siphoning off crude oil near the vast Duque de Caxias Petrobras refinery outside of Rio.

India Plans Several Cross Border Pipelines as Part of its Hydrocarbon Vision for 2030 (Rudra Narayan Mitra / Shutterstock)
India Plans Several Cross Border Pipelines as Part of its Hydrocarbon Vision for 2030 (Rudra Narayan Mitra / Shutterstock)

India Plans Several Cross Border Pipelines as Part of its Hydrocarbon Vision for 2030

India has announced that it will build a high speed cross border diesel pipeline from Siliguri in West Bengal to Parbatipur in northern Bangladesh.

The pipeline will run approximately 516 km.

4800 Gallons of Oil Flows Out of Chevron Pipeline In Northwestern Colorado (jukurae / Shutterstock)
4800 Gallons of Oil Flows Out of Chevron Pipeline In Northwestern Colorado (jukurae / Shutterstock)

4800 Gallons of Oil Flows Out of Chevron Pipeline In Northwestern Colorado

A six inch diameter oil gathering pipeline operated by Chevron in northwestern Colorado burst early march releasing some 4800 gallons of oil into the arid Colorado environment.

Venezuela hopes 100 Million Investment Will Boost Sluggish Petroleum Sector  (MZinchenko / Shutterstock)
Venezuela hopes 100 Million Investment Will Boost Sluggish Petroleum Sector (MZinchenko / Shutterstock)

Venezuela hopes 100 Million Investment Will Boost Sluggish Petroleum Sector

With the Venezuelan oil sector in protracted decline Royal Dutch Shell, in cooperation with the Governments of Venezuela,Trinidad and Tobago, is considering building a 17 km pipeline from Venezuela's Dragon gas field to the Hibiscus platform off the north coast of Trinidad.

Kinder Morgan Pushes Forward With Gulf Coast Express Pipeline
Kinder Morgan Pushes Forward With Gulf Coast Express Pipeline

Kinder Morgan Pushes Forward With Gulf Coast Express Pipeline

Kinder Morgan's proposed 692-km Gulf Coast Express Pipeline Project will exploit increased Permian gas production to service promising petrochemical markets along the Gulf Coast - and particularly in Mexico.

The pipeline will run from Waha, Texas to Agua Dulce, which is just west of Corpus Christi.

Donald Trump signing orders to green-light the Keystone XL and Dakota Access pipelines on 24 January 2017 (@ 2017 Office of the President of the United States)
Donald Trump signing orders to green-light the Keystone XL and Dakota Access pipelines on 24 January 2017 (@ 2017 Office of the President of the United States)

Keystone XL Pipeline Gets Another Lease on Life

President Trump announced this past Friday that a construction permit for the controversial Keystone XL pipeline has been granted by the State Department.

The Balouch Region in Pakistan (Saknarong Tayaset / Shutterstock)
The Balouch Region in Pakistan (Saknarong Tayaset / Shutterstock)

Kuwait and Pakistan strengthen energy cooperation with agreement to build oil pipeline and refinery in Balouchistan

In wake of talks with the Pakistani government Kuwait has agreed to finance an oil refinery as well as a white oil pipeline in the country's Balouch region.

TransCanada Seeks To Lower Transport Costs for Mainline Natural Gas Pipeline
TransCanada Seeks To Lower Transport Costs for Mainline Natural Gas Pipeline

TransCanada Seeks To Lower Transport Costs for Mainline Natural Gas Pipeline

TransCanada will seek regulatory approval from the National Energy Board (NEB) for a new tolling system for its under-used Canadian Mainline natural gas pipeline with a start up date of 1 November 2017.

To this end TransCanada has been building shipper support at lower toll costs to help fill its mainline from Alberta to a hub in Ontario.

Underwater Hilcorp Gas Pipeline in Cook Inlet, Alaska Presumably Leaking Since December, 2016. (Mikhail Melnikov / Shutterstock)
Underwater Hilcorp Gas Pipeline in Cook Inlet, Alaska Presumably Leaking Since December, 2016. (Mikhail Melnikov / Shutterstock)

Underwater Hilcorp Gas Pipeline in Cook Inlet, Alaska Presumably Leaking Since December, 2016.

An underwater gas pipeline operated by Hilcorp Alaska LLC in Cook Inlet, Alaska is spewing as much as 310,000 cubic feet of methane into the marine habitat.

The leak is from Hilcorp's 8 inch offshore pipeline from Nikiski and located approximately 80 feet under the water. And it may have been leaking before discovery ever since December.

Mediterranean Sea, off the coast of Egypt, Alexandria (Certe / Shutterstock)
Mediterranean Sea, off the coast of Egypt, Alexandria (Certe / Shutterstock)

Eni confident to find more gas fields in the eastern Mediterranean

After the discovery of a huge natural gas deposit in Egyptian waters hopes were raised to find more such gas fields in the eastern Mediterranean.They could help in satisfying Europe's growing hunger for energy, Eni's Chief Exploration Officer Luca Bertelli said. Because of the "milestone" discovery by Eni, other major oil and gas companies are showing renewed interest in the region.

People in Columbia demonstrate against the violence  (Jess Kraft / Shutterstock)
People in Columbia demonstrate against the violence (Jess Kraft / Shutterstock)

Columbian Rebels Force the Suspension of Oil Deliveries Through the Cano Limon Pipeline

In the wake of a series of attacks on the Cano Limon oil pipeline in Columbia, at 780 km in length the country's second largest, by a relatively small rebel group emulating the tactics of the larger Revolutionary Armed Forces of Columbia (FARC), operator Occidental Petroleum Corporation is gradually suspending oil production in the country,

Operators from EGAS, TAQA Arabia, GASCO, CCC etc. shared knowledge during the Seminar: “life-cycle extension of pipelines” in Cairo
Operators from EGAS, TAQA Arabia, GASCO, CCC etc. shared knowledge during the Seminar: “life-cycle extension of pipelines” in Cairo

Operators from EGAS, TAQA Arabia, GASCO, CCC etc. shared knowledge during the Seminar: “life-cycle extension of pipelines” in Cairo

The successfully held seminar on “Pipeline Life-Cycle Extension Strategies (from a German operator's point of view)” on the 14th of Feb 2017 had an ample amount of participating managers, technical experts and researchers from Germany, Qatar and Egypt.

Paul Waanders, international sales manager from Maats
Paul Waanders, international sales manager from Maats

Interview: Close Cooperation Between ptc and Construction Companies

The 12th Pipeline Technology Conference (taking place 2-4 May 2017 in Berlin, Germany) will attach great importance to pipeline construction topics and companies. For this reason, the International Pipe Line & Offshore Contractors Association, IPLOCA, will hold its regional meeting for central Europa in conjunction with the ptc.

European Court of Justice in Luxembourg (Peter Fuchs / Shutterstock)
European Court of Justice in Luxembourg (Peter Fuchs / Shutterstock)

Poland and the Ukraine move to block Gazprom's access to OPAL

In a bid to counter Gazprom''s access to Germany's Opal gas pipeline, Ukrainian state energy company Naftogaz is attempting to join Polish gas supplier PGNiG in a court case challenging the EU decision granting Gazprom greater access to the pipeline,
as ptj reported previously.

European Union to stop cartel proceedings against Gazprom (cbies / Shutterstock)
European Union to stop cartel proceedings against Gazprom (cbies / Shutterstock)

European Union to stop cartel proceedings against Gazprom

After two years, a delicate conflict between Russia and the European Union could soon be over. The European Union Commission wants to stop the a antitrust-suit against Gazprom after the Russian state has made concessions. However, before the procedure is actually terminated, interested parties should have the opportunity to comment, said Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager.

Heinz Watzka (© 2015 Frank Nürnberger)
Heinz Watzka (© 2015 Frank Nürnberger)

Pipeline Technology Conference announces new chairman of the Advisory Committee

The Pipeline Technology Conference, ptc, has developed into the largest pipeline conference in Europe in 11 years. In 2016, 540 delegates from 52 countries and 62 exhibitors have participated at the 11th ptc.

The Niger Delta was heavily polluted due to the exploitation of Nigeria's natural resources (Watch_The_World / Shutterstock)
The Niger Delta was heavily polluted due to the exploitation of Nigeria's natural resources (Watch_The_World / Shutterstock)

Oil Militants in the Niger Delta throttle Nigeria's Oil Production

Nigeria continues to feel the pinch of its main export pipelines being shut down and Royal Dutch Shell apparently considers the risk from further militant attack too great to reopen.

Russia plans second pipeline to China and wants to start first gas supplies in 2018 ( © WindVector/Shutterstock.com)
Russia plans second pipeline to China and wants to start first gas supplies in 2018 ( © WindVector/Shutterstock.com)

Russia plans second pipeline to China and wants to start first gas supplies in 2018

The Russian energy supplier Gazprom is confident that the Russian-Chinese natural gas pipeline Sila Sibiria will be put into operation next year. China suggests that the project could not have been the last of its kind.