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Flags of the EU and Russia (© Shutterstock/ruskpp)

Czech Foreign Minister Says Russia's Actions Have Improved European Diversity of Supply

Jan Lipavsky, the Czech Foreign Minister, said yesterday that  Russian President Vladimir Putin gave Europe a great Christmas gift this past year as the ongoing gas crisis showed that alternatives exist.

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Sign outside of the Department of State in Washington, DC (© Shutterstock/Mark Van Scyoc)

EastMed Natural Gas Pipeline Deserving Of US Support

At the beginning of this month the United States withdrew its support for the EastMed gas pipeline, a major developmental pipeline project that would have connected significant gas deposits in the territorial waters of Cyprus, Egypt and Israel to markets in Europe. Ultimately the EastMed would have integrated these countries electricity grids with those of Europe.

Ask the experts - Your questions answered - Difficult to Inspect Pipelines
Ask the experts - Your questions answered - Difficult to Inspect Pipelines

[Ask the Experts] Your Questions about Difficult to Inspect Pipelines answered

Q1) All difficult to inspect lines require some openings to insert/ retrieve the tool. Creating that provision is challenging. Which method is most economical and provides optimized results?

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The national flag of Uganda and flag of Tanzania (© Shutterstock/esfera)

Uganda And Tanzania Have Finalized Crude Oil Pipeline Terms, Drilling to Begin Soon

Tanzania and Uganda signed a deal with French and Chinese oil firms last week, finalizing a $10 billion pipeline and drilling project. While the project supporters say the pipeline project will boost the two countries economic growth, Ugandan activists said the complaints from the families affected by the government's project hadn't been taken into consideration.

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen (© Shutterstock/Alexandros Michailidis)
European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen (© Shutterstock/Alexandros Michailidis)

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen Throws Down Gauntlet on Nord Stream 2

Speaking with unusual bluntness, European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said at EU headquarters in Brussels that the launch of Nord Stream 2 depends on whether Russia invades  Ukraine.

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Cyprus on the map (© Shutterstock/Dmitrijs Kaminskis)

Cyprus Could Export Gas through Pipelines or Shipping it in the form of LNG

ExxonMobil Cyprus arm said Tuesday, February 1, 2022, the country could transport the vas natural gas reserves found off the east Mediterranean island nation to the markets through pipelines or as liquefied natural gas (LNG) as natural gas remains an important source of energy through 2050.

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Pressure gauge on a gas pipeline (© Shutterstock/Iren Moroz)

For A Brief Moment It Appeared As If Russian Gas Via Yamal Would Begin Flowing Westward

Natural gas flows from Russia to Germany via the Yamal pipeline came to a halt on Wednesday, data from the German network operator Gascade showed, dashing expectations it was about to pump gas west for the first time since December.  

Gas through the Yamal pipeline, which typically flows west into Germany, has been in reverse mode, flowing east to Poland, since Dec. 21.

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Flag of Texas (© Shutterstock/patrice6000)

Texan Whistler Pipeline In The Permian Basin To Expand

The Whistler Pipeline, an approximately 724-km, 42-inch intrastate vessel that transports natural gas from the Waha Header in the Permian Basin to Aqua Dulce providing direct access to markets in southern Texas and to some abroad, is undergoing an expansion with a new 36-inch lateral extending some 35 miles and connecting to multiple processing sites in Martin County.  The lateral enters into s

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European Union flag infront of the European Commission (© Shutterstock/symbiot)

Russia's Nord Stream 2 Pipeline On Hold For A Compliance Review, According To EU

Russia's Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline is on hold as the European Commission is looking into the pipeline's compliance with Europe's energy policy, European Commission Vice President Valdis Dombrovskis said on Monday, January 31, 2022.

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Hacker trying to breach a security system (© Shutterstock/Pira25)

Shell Re-Routes Oil Supplies To Other Depots After A Cyberattack On Marquard & Bahls

Shell, one of the world's leading oil suppliers, announced on Tuesday, February 1, it was re-routing its supplies following the January 29 cyberattack on two German subsidiary firms, Marquard & Bahls.

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Flag of the State of Qatar (© Shutterstock/Comdas)

Qatar and US in Talks over Supplying Gas to Europe Should Russia Shut down Gas Pipelines

The emir of Qatar, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani is expected to discuss the possibilities of Qatar supplying a short-term emergency liquid gas to Europe with the US President, Joe Biden, on Monday, January 31, 2022, to cover any shortages should Russia stop supplying gas to Germany.

Nord Stream land-based facility at Lubmin (© Shutterstock/Maren Winter)
Nord Stream land-based facility at Lubmin (© Shutterstock/Maren Winter)

German Part of Nord Stream 2 Pipeline's Subsidiary Established

Nord Stream 2 AG on Wednesday, January 26, announced funding a German subsidiary gas company. The new company will own and operate the 54-kilometer section of Germany's side of the Nord Stream 2 pipeline and the land-based facility at Lubmin.

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Flag of Ecuador (© Shutterstock/patrice6000)

Continuing Erosion in Piedra Fina Ecuador Lead to 485-km Crude Pipeline Breakdown

It is believed that serious and ongoing erosion in the Piedra Fina sector of Ecuador, situated south of San Francisco de Asís, led rocks to fall on the heavy OCP Ecuador crude oil pipeline. The pipeline's technical staff were trying to contain the damage.  

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Gas pipelines going to Europe (© Shutterstock/Gregory Stein)

Yamal Natural Gas Pipeline Running Eastwardly - away from Germany - 38 Consecutive Days

The transboundary Yamal - Europe bi-directional natural gas pipeline, some 4,107 km long and traversing four countries including Russia, Belarus, Poland and Germany and running in reverse mode since 21 December, is putting upward pressure on European gas prices.

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Hydrogen molecules model (© Shutterstock/peterschreiber.media)

How Suitable Is Hungary's 5,874 km Gas Pipeline System for Hydrogen Transportation?

FGSZ Ltd, the owner and operator of the Hungarian high-pressure transmission natural gas pipeline system servicing gas distribution companies, power plants and large industrial consumers has commissioned Det Norske Veritas (DNV) to assess the suitability for partial to full hydrogen transport of one of FGSZ’s pipelines.

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The flag of Russia and Ukraine painted on a concrete wall with soldiers' shadows (© Shutterstock/Tomas Ragina)

[Opinion] Nord Stream 2 At The Epicenter Of Russia's Conflict With The West

Every few years one sees the name and thought of Carl von Clausewitz, the famous Prussian strategist, dug out of the historical archives when geopolitical tensions and the threat of war are cresting.

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Building of the Technical University of Munich (© Shutterstock/frantic00)

Revolutionary Neutron-Based Technique Can Help Detect Pipeline Clogs Non-Destructively

Oil and gas transported through pipelines over hundreds to thousands of miles are essential to the industries and the consumers who depend on them. With some of the longest pipelines, such as Nord Stream 2 stretching thousands of miles underwater, it's not uncommon for them to be clogged over time.

World’s first full-scale pilot plant in Dormagen, Germany (© Linde Engineering)
World’s first full-scale pilot plant in Dormagen, Germany (© Linde Engineering)

Linde Engineering To Extract Hydrogen From Natural Gas Pipelines Using Membrane Technology

German Linde Engineering announced on Thursday, January 20, that it had officially started the world’s first-ever full-scale pilot plant to showcase how the company can use Linde’s HISELECT® powered by Evonik membrane technology to separate hydrogen from natural gas streams flowing through pipelines.

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The flag of the USA (© Shutterstock/Graeme Dawes)

A Total Of 14 US Petroleum Liquids Pipeline Projects Were Completed In 2021

Pipeline infrastructure companies completed 14 liquid pipeline projects in the United States last year, an updated Liquids Pipeline Projects Database from the US Energy Information Administration (EIA) shows. Seven of the 14 projects are for crude oil pipelines, while the other seven are for hydrocarbon gas liquids.

EUROPIPE logo (© EUROPIPE)
EUROPIPE logo (© EUROPIPE)

EUROPIPE's Epoxy-Coated Pipes Ready To Be Used For 100% Hydrogen Transport Pipeline

EUROPIPE's L485 (X70) pipes with epoxy-coated interior have been proven an excellent option for transportation of 100% hydrogen, the previous publication confirmed. According to the publication, the pipes are suitable for future ASME B31.12 standard build hydrogen pipelines.

European Hydrogen Backbone map (© Gas for Climate)
European Hydrogen Backbone map (© Gas for Climate)

European Hydrogen Backbone Initiative Adds 6 Pipeline Operators As Members

On Tuesday, January 18, European Hydrogen Backbone initiative announced receiving six new members expanding its membership base to 29 operators from 27 European countries. The new members include Bulgartransgaz (Bulgaria), Amber Grid (Lithuania), Conexus Baltic Grid (Latvia), Plinacro (Croatia), Gassco (Norway), and REN (Portugal).

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Waving flag of Iraq (© Shutterstock/Tatoh)

Falling Power Pylon Halts The Operation of Iraq's Kirkuk - Ceyhan Export Oil Pipeline

Iraq's main export oil pipeline, transporting 450,000 bpd from Kirkuk in semi-autonomous Kurdistan Iraq to Ceyhan in Turkey, was shut down before an explosion and ensuing fire jeopardized the safe operation of the pipeline.  

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Flag of Denmark (© Shutterstock/Dmytro Balkhovitin)

Biogas In Danish Gas Systems And Pipelines Hit A Record High In 2021

The level of biogas supplied to the Danish gas systems hit a record high in 2021. The level of biogas produced and supplied to the country’s consumer gas systems was nearly 25% of the total gas consumption in Denmark.

In 2020, the amount of biogas injected into the consumer grid accounted for 21% of the country’s total gas consumption.