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Enbridge Energy Headquarter (© Shutterstock/ JHVEPhoto)

Enbridge Invests $6.6 Million in Smartpipe for Innovative Pipeline Technology Development

Texas-based startup Smartpipe Technologies on Monday, May 2, 2022, announced it had received an investment valued at US$ 6.6 million from Enbridge Inc. to develop innovative pipeline technology, which can be used to enhance the versatility and safety of the existing pipeline infrastructure.

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egypt and sinai peninsula viewed from space at night [some elements courtesy of nasa] (© Shutterstock/MGS)

Section of Egypt’s Natural Gas Pipeline Attacked by ISIS Terrorists in the Northern Sinai

Terrorists belonging to the Islamic States attacked a section of Egypt’s natural gas pipeline in the northern Sinai region on Sunday, May 1, 2022. According to Egypt’s security officials, the blast sparked up a fire, with no casualties reported in the incident.

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Industrial drone operators on work site (© Shutterstock/zstock)

Virginia Natural Gas To Deploy Drones For Pipeline Infrastructure Inspection

Virginia Natural Gas (VNG), one of four natural gas distribution companies of Southern Company Gas, announced it will be using aerial drones as another means to perform equipment inspections on its pipeline infrastructure.

Logo of Concawe (© Concawe)
Logo of Concawe (© Concawe)

Concawe Report on European Cross - Country Pipeline Performance Published

The Concawe Special Task Force on Oil Pipelines Performance has just issued its assessment of European cross-country oil pipelines with particular focus on such pipeline indices as spillage volume, clean-up and recovery, environmental consequences and causes of the incidents.

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Flag of Argentina (© Shutterstock/patrice6000)

Argentina Launches Tender to Construct an Enormous Gas Pipeline Stretching over 1000 Km

The Government of Argentina, on Thursday, 21 April 2022,  launched the tender for the construction of a major gas pipeline that will run from the Southwest province of Neuquén to the north of Buenos Aires, stretching over a distance of over 1000 kilometers.

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Flag of Nigeria (© Shutterstock/adaptice photography)

Illegal Pipeline Tapping in Nigeria Leads To An Explosion Killing Over 100 people

A horrific explosion at an illegal oil refining depot on the border of Nigeria's Rivers and Imo states has led to the deaths of over 100 people.  These individuals were burned beyond recognition.

The bunkering site was in the Ohaji-Egbema local government area of Imo state in the Abaezi forest that straddles the border of the two states.

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Judge's gavel on the table (© Shutterstock/FabrikaSimf)

Illinois Natural Gas Pipeline Fate Unknown after the US Supreme Court Rejected Appeal

The fate of a St. Louis-based natural gas pipeline company remains precarious after the US Supreme Court rejected the appeal of a lower court judgment on Monday. The Supreme Court's decision could spell the closure of the pipeline without giving explanations.

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Map of the Baltic states (© Shutterstock/Claudio Divizia)

Construction On The Gas Inter-Connector Poland-Lithuania Has Been Completed

The 508-km, 27.5 inch, bi-directional Gas Inter-connector Poland - Lithuania (GIPL) has been completed and partial shipments of gas will be made available on 1 May 2022.  The GIPL will integrate the gas systems of the Baltic Sea region into the internal EU gas markets in line with the EC's energy security strategy.  Its construction started at the beginning of 2020.

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Osaka Gas logo on screen (© Shutterstock/Pavel Kapysh)

Osaka Gas and Pipeline Company Delves Into Green Hydogen

Osaka Gas, a Japanese gas company based in Osaka and operating roughly 56,500-km of gas pipelines in Japan as well as engaging in upstream, midstream and downstream energy projects throughout the world, has agreed to contribute project management, engineering and technical support for the $11 billion Desert Bloom Green Hydrogen.  This massive project will use a unique technology to suck water o

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Steel pipes (© Shutterstock/khan3145)

Salzgitter Group Contracted to Supply Pipes Linking the Wilhelmshaven LNG Terminal

Mannesmann GrossRohr GmbH (MGR), a subsidiary of the Salzgitter AG, has been tasked with the delivery of line pipes for Wilhelmshaven-Pipeline Link (WPL) by the transmission system operator Open Grid Europe GmbH (OGE), a press release published by Salzgitter Group on Wed April 13 stated.
 

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Flag of France (© Shutterstock/Nataliia K)

Trapil, Altens, and Naste Transport HVO Biofuel through Pipeline for the First Time

France-based pipeline network operator Trapil announced its new steps in energy transition on Tuesday, April 12, 2022, to allow the transport of all liquid low carbon fuels such as synthetic fuels, sustainable jet fuels, and bioethanol.

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

FERC Approves Mountain Valley Pipeline Plan Amendment

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, on Friday, April 8, 2022, issued an order amending the 2017 Mountain Valley pipeline certificate to allow the line developers to bore under water bodies instead of the earlier approved open-cut method.

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Turkmenistan gas production (© Shutterstock/GrAl)

Vision of Bringing Turkmenistan's Gas Reserves to Europe With the Caspian Connector

Trans Caspian Resources, an American company dedicated to delivering natural gas from Turkmenistan's prodigious offshore fields in the Caspian Sea to external markets, has proposed a novel idea to begin such deliveries:  the Caspian Connector.

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Wilhelmshaven on the map (© Shutterstock/a40757)

OGE To Build A New Pipeline Link Between Wilhelmshaven And NETRA

Open Grid Europe (OGE), Germany's largest pipeline operator, is planning to build a 30-km liquified natural gas link from the prospective new LNG terminal in Germany's deepest port in Wilhelmshaven.  The link will run from Wilhelmshaven to NETRA ((Norddeutsche Erdgas Transversale), a long-distance pipeline taking gas further south and east, reaching NETRA at a point near the Etzel underground s

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Rift between Germany and Russia (© Shutterstock/Ink Drop)

Germany Making Great Strides In Weaning Itself From Russian Energy

Germany is taking concrete steps to end its dependency on Russian energy:  Imports of oil and coal from Russia will come to an end during the course of 2022.  Stopping the flow of natural gas to Germany will not happen as quickly, but Chancellor Olaf Scholz assures us it will be "very soon."

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Eastern Mediterranean satelite image (© Shutterstock/Capitano Footage)

EastMed Gas Pipeline of Common Interest in Europe amid Tensions With Russia, Talks Revived

The urge for Europe to diversify away from Russian energy supplies amid the Russia-Ukraine crisis has revived talks about the EastMed gas pipeline, which carries gas from Eastern Mediterranean to South-East Europe and Greece.

The European Commission, however, insists on the need for the project to prove its commercial viability before approving it.

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Pipelines between Russia and Europe (© Shutterstock/vchal)

[Opinion] The Seeds Of European Reliance On Russian Gas And Pipelines

More than four decades ago the CIA warned in a memorandum to then President Ronald Reagan that "the 5,633-km gas pipeline from Siberia to Germany is a direct threat to the future of Western Europe, it said, creating 'serious repercussions' from a dangerous reliance on Russian fuel."

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Baker Hughes Building (© Shutterstock/nitpicker)

Greece to Receive Hydrogen-Ready Turbo-Compression Technology for Pipeline

Leading energy technology firm Baker Hughes (NASDAQ: BKR), on March 31, 2022, announced that it had won a contract to supply gas turbines and compressors with the ability to operate on a blend of hydrogen and natural gas.

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Argentina on the map (© Shutterstock/hyotographics)

Argentina Gets $2.3 Billion Bid for New Natural Gas Pipeline Project to Widen Gas Exports

Argentina has received a $2.3 billion bid for the supply of steel pipes for the construction of a new pipeline project. According to a webcast of the auction, the state-owned firm handling the nation's gas imports, IEASA, on March 31, 2022, received a bid to supply 656 kilometers worth of pipeline.

OGE headquarters in Essen, Germany (© Open Grid Europe)
OGE headquarters in Essen, Germany (© Open Grid Europe)

OGE To Build A Pipeline Transportation Network For CO2 In Germany

Germany's largest pipeline operator, Open Grid Europe (OGE), managing over 12 000-km of natural gas pipelines throughout Germany, is planning even more with the construction of a 1000-km pipeline network for Carbon Dioxide (CO2) for the eventual transport of up to 18 million tons per year of the greenhouse gas from German industrial centers to North Sea ports.