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Explosion Disrupts Iranian Gas Pipeline into Turkey (ruskpp / Shutterstock)
Explosion Disrupts Iranian Gas Pipeline into Turkey (ruskpp / Shutterstock)

Explosion Disrupts Iranian Gas Pipeline into Turkey

In what Turkish officials presume to be sabotage, an Iranian-Turkey gas pipeline exploded last Thursday in eastern Turkey near Dogubayazit in Agrı Province.

“Iran’s gas flow to Turkey has temporarily stopped because of a blast by some opposition groups inside Turkey around 1830 GMT on Thursday night,” Majid Aghai, an official from the Iranian Interior Ministry, said.

Explosion Shuts Down Colonial Refined Products Pipeline in the southern United States
Explosion Shuts Down Colonial Refined Products Pipeline in the southern United States

Explosion Shuts Down Colonial Refined Products Pipeline in the southern United States

In the second major disruption of the Colonial Pipeline in two months, Colonial Pipeline Company was forced to shut down its two main pipelines supplying the East Coast with gasoline and other refined products from Houston to Linden, New Jersey as maintenance crews hit the line with construction equipment causing a fire and explosion and killing one person and putting five others in the hospita

Stephan Kamphues, Chairman of the Board of Management of Open Grid Europe speaking at 3rd Energy Policy Dialogue in Essen (© 2016 Open Grid Europe)
Stephan Kamphues, Chairman of the Board of Management of Open Grid Europe speaking at 3rd Energy Policy Dialogue in Essen (© 2016 Open Grid Europe)

Gas Pipeline Network to Play an Important Part in the German Energy Transition

Last week, Germany’s largest pipeline operator Open Grid Europe hosted a debate about the Climate Action Plan 2050 and interlinking of sectors at the 3rd Energy Policy Dialogue in Essen. Some 130 decision-makers from the worlds of politics, commerce and society took part in the debate about the energy transition, the interlinking of sectors and the role of gas and gas infrastructure.

Atlantic Sunrise Expansion (copyright by Williams)
Atlantic Sunrise Expansion (copyright by Williams)

Fed Delay of Atlantic Sunrise Pipeline Adds to Williams Partners' Woes

The federal authorization decision of a 318 km natural gas pipeline project in the eastern United States dubbed Atlantic Sunrise has been delayed at least until 30 March 2017 until outstanding environmental issues can be properly studied.

An Engineer Working on a Shell Oil-platform off the Coast of Nigeria (Copyright Shell)
An Engineer Working on a Shell Oil-platform off the Coast of Nigeria (Copyright Shell)

Nigeria: Third Party Intervention Alleged in Bonny Light Crude Pipeline Shut Down

A fire arose around one of the two pipelines transporting Bonny light crude to the Forcados terminal in the Niger Delta, effectively shutting the pipeline down and removing 180 000 bpd from Shell's Nigerian exports.

TurkStream’s offshore section will run from Russkaya CS near Anapa across Black Sea to Turkish seaboar (copyright Gazprom)
TurkStream’s offshore section will run from Russkaya CS near Anapa across Black Sea to Turkish seaboar (copyright Gazprom)

Gazprom Receives Survey Permit for Two Strings of Offshore Section of Turkstream

Noting that TurkStream gas pipeline preparations are progressing at "commendable speed," Gazprom's Chairman, Alexey Miller, announced that his company has received a survey permit for two strings of the offshore section of the pipeline in Turkey's territorial waters.

Balochistan, Pakistan, to Benefit from Natural Gas Pipeline
Balochistan, Pakistan, to Benefit from Natural Gas Pipeline

Balochistan, Pakistan, to Benefit from Natural Gas Pipeline

With winter quickly approaching the Pakistani Minister of State for Petroleum and Natural Resources Jam Kamal Khan said the 30 km Jacobabad-Shikarpur gas pipeline would be completed soon and suggested it would be done before this year's winter sets in.

Pipecheck Wizard Assessment Workflow (Copyright Creaform)
Pipecheck Wizard Assessment Workflow (Copyright Creaform)

Creaform releases Pipecheck 4.0

Building upon Pipecheck’s NDT software for pipeline integrity assessments, this latest release features major interface enhancements to provide incomparable ease of use for technicians of all levels of expertise. Whether they’re beginners or seasoned experts, any users can benefit from Pipecheck 4.0.

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.