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Pipecheck 6.1 (copyright by Creaform)

Creaform Releases Pipecheck 6.1 Software for NDT in the Oil and Gas Industry

Creaform, the worldwide leader in automated and portable 3D measurement solutions and engineering services, announced today the release of Pipecheck 6.1 software, a significant upgrade to its pipeline integrity assessment software.

Arctic Landscape of the Russian North (coypright by Shutterstock/Arseniy Rossikhin)
Arctic Landscape of the Russian North (coypright by Shutterstock/Arseniy Rossikhin)

Burst Liquid Petroleum Pipeline Leads To Yet Another Environmental Disaster in Russia

Russian experts are investigating the scene of the accident for possible environmental damage after a fire broke out on an underwater pipeline in Siberia.  Initial reports indicated that around 700 tons of liquid petroleum gas were observed in the affected pipeline section, explained governmental speaker Andrej Wil this past Sunday.

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H2 hydrogen molecule (copyright by Shutterstock/Alexander Limbach)

Pipelines To Play Central Role As Hydrogen Enters Global Energy Mix

Governments and energy companies are increasingly looking at hydrogen, the universe's most abundant element, as an alternative to fossil fuels, and say that without hydrogen the world cannot aim to to be a net zero carbon economy by 2050.

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Satellite image of Gaza taken on April 11, 2019 (copyright by Shutterstock/Intrepix)

Qatari Diplomatic Breakthrough In Underwriting Gas Pipeline From Israel Into Gaza

A motley coalition of nationalities and supranational organizations have reconciled differences to help construct a natural gas pipeline running from Israel into the Gaza Strip.

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Flag of Saudi Arabia (copyright by Shutterstock/adidas4747)

Saudi Arabia Aims To Build Pipelines To Europe To Transport Green Hydrogen

Prince Abdulaziz bin Salman, state minister for energy affairs in Saudi Arabia, said over the weekend that he had hopes for the kingdom to become "another Germany" when it comes to renewables amid plans to generate 50 per cent of its power from clean sources.

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Enbridge Energy Headquarter (Copyright by Shutterstock/ JHVEPhoto)

Enbridge to Begin "Greening" of Pipeline Operations in Canada

Declaring "hydrogen's time has come," Gazifere, an Enbridge subsidiary and Evolugen, the Canadian operations arm of Brookfield Renewable, announced plans to build and operate one of Canada’s largest green hydrogen injection projects in Quebec.

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Rosen Group logo (copyright by Rosen)

Rosen Europe B.V. Signs Large Gas Pipeline Inspection Contract in the Ukraine

Rosen Europe B.V., part of Swiss ROSEN Group, the world's premier pipeline integrity company offering next generation technical solutions to the manifold problems facing the pipeline industry, has signed an agreement with Gas TSO of the Ukraine for in-line inspection services of main gas pipelines.

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Perth to Kalgoorlie pipeline (copyright by Shutterstock/Tap10)

Australia's 43-km Parmelia Gas Pipeline 100 % Hydrogen-Ready

APA, Australia's largest natural gas infrastructure company, owning and operating natural gas assets at home and abroad, announced a landmark hydrogen pilot project to enable the proposed conversion of 43-km of Parmelia Gas Pipeline in Western Australia into Austrailia's first 100 percent hydrogen-ready transmission pipeline.

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Petronas Towers with Malaysia national flag (copyright by Shutterstock/sacitarios)

Petronas Gas To Build 42-km Gas Pipeline in Selangor, Malaysia

Petronas Gas, a subsidiary of internationally integrated oil and gas giant Petronas in Malaysia, will be constructing a 42-km long gas pipeline from its existing Peninsular Gas Utilization (PGU) II to a power plant in Pulau Indah, Selangor.  The cost of the pipeline an estimated RM541 million.

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Example of a compressor station (copyright by Zeelink)

Open Grid Europe and Thyssengas Complete 216-km Zeelink Pipeline

The last weld seam for the Zeelink Gas Pipeline was completed yesterday at the Pressure and Measuring Station in Marbeck / Western Münsterland. This so-called Golden Weld Seam symbolizes the end of the work on the pipeline itself and with this the final milestone for the pipeline contractors.

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Flags of Germany and the USA (copyright by Shutterstock/Andy.LIU)

Washington Revisits Nord Stream 2: Partnership Over Parochialism?

At first glance, it seems the new Joe Biden administration will be adopting the same punitive policy vis-vis Nord Srteam 2 as its predecessor:  Nord Stream 2 should not go into operation and sanctions should be used as a means to this end.

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Frozen gas valve and high pressure pipe (copyright by Shutterstock/nenets)

Texas Deep Freeze Also Freezes Gas Pipelines to Mexico, Leaving Millions Without Power

“Texas is a gas state,” said Michael Webber, an energy resources professor at the University of Texas at Austin. While he said all of Texas’ energy sources share blame for the power crisis — at least one nuclear power plant has partially shut down, most notably — the natural gas industry is producing significantly less power than normal.

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Logos of Siemens Energy & TC Energy (copyright by Siemenes Energy & TC Energy)

Siemens Energy Pioneers First-Of-Its-Kind Facility To Decarbonize the Oil Industry

Siemens Energy has signed an agreement with TC Energy to commission a novel waste heat-to-power pilot installation in Alberta, Canada. The facility will capture waste heat from a gas-fired turbine operating at a pipeline compression station and convert it into emissions-free power.

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Digital cyberspace and digital data network (copyright by Shutterstock/KanawatTH)

Baker Hughes and C3 AI Facilitate Petronas's Move Into Digital Transformation Programs

Baker Hughes, an American industrial service company operating around the globe and C3 AI (artificial intelligence), a leading enterprise AI software provider announced an AI collaboration with Petronas, Malaysia's global energy and solutions company, to apply joint Baker Hughes C3 AI (BHC3) technology across the company's strategic digital transformation programs.

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The Indian flag (copyright by Shutterstock/Niyazz)

Indian Oil to monetise pipeline assets

India’s Finance Minister, Nirmala Sitharaman in a recent budget speech announced plans to monetise (privatise) existing oil and gas pipeline infrastructure, which is operated by various state-owned assets including the Indian Oil Corporation (IOC), gas utility GAIL (India) Ltd and Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Ltd (HPCL).

Baker Hughes Launches a New Onshore Composite Pipe (copyright by Baker Hughes)
Baker Hughes Launches a New Onshore Composite Pipe (copyright by Baker Hughes)

Baker Hughes Launches a New Onshore Composite Pipe

Baker Hughes, an energy technology company with operations around the world, has developed an onshore composite flexible pipe that lowers the cost of ownership, reduces corrosion risks and lowers manufacturing emissions relative to traditional pipes.

Intero Integrity Services and Pipetel Technologies merger (copyright by Intero Integrity Services)
Intero Integrity Services and Pipetel Technologies merger (copyright by Intero Integrity Services)

Intero and Pipetel Fusion Creates Pipeline Industry Powerhouse

Intero Integrity Services, a leading provider of specialty integrity services for downstream oil, gas and petrochemical infrastructure and Pipetel Technologies, an innovative service company specializing in difficult to inspect gas pipelines, have announced their merger.

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

President Biden Raises The Pressure on Nord Stream 2 - Gazprom Seemingly Unfazed

As President Biden enters the Nord Stream 2 conundrum, asserting the pipeline is a "bad deal" for Europe, Gazprom has begun a public campaign extolling the virtues of a pipeline that will help Russia and Europe to meet its most ambitious climate goals.