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Can Europe’s gas industry overcome methane emissions challenge and remain relevant in the low-carbon EU economy?

European leaders this month once again clashed over future polices concerning the role natural gas should play in the European Union’s energy landscape.

Keystone XL Tar Sands Pipeline Hits Another Snag (shannonpatrick17 / CC BY 2.0)
Keystone XL Tar Sands Pipeline Hits Another Snag (shannonpatrick17 / CC BY 2.0)

Keystone XL Tar Sands Pipeline Hits Another Snag

Whatever the merits of the case against the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline, its advocates are not just fading away into the sunset.  In the latest contentious round, US Army Corps of Engineers issued approvals for the crossing of hundreds of waterways along the 1184 mile path from Canada to Nebraska.

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MZinchenko / Shutterstock

Iran - Pakistan Gas Pipeline Victim of U.S. - Iran Confrontation

For years Pakistan has been negotiating with its regional neighbor Iran about importing Iranian natural gas.  Seeking to bolster its energy security by cutting a deal with its energy - rich next door neighbor, planning in Islamabad was in full swing.  But the US withdrawal from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, otherwise known as the Iran Nuclear Deal, in 2015, and the subsequent rise in

Saudi Aramco - Abha bulk plant
Saudi Aramco - Abha bulk plant

US State Department Now Says Drone Attack on Saudi East - West Pipeline Originated in Southern Iraq

In a change of the official U.S. assessment of the drone attack on Saudi Arabian oil infrastructure, the American government now says the drone attacks originated in southern Iraq and not Yemen, as previously reported.  US officials added that the drones involved in this attack were more "sophisticated' that those used by Houthi rebels in Yemen.

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Dominion Energy Pulls the Plug on Gas Pipeline Project in Ohio

Dominion Energy has decided not to push forward with its $48 million pipeline project bringing Marcellus Shale natural gas from Pennsylvania to market in Eastern Ohio.  Dubbed "The Sweden Valley Project," the company cited a protracted approval process at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) as its reason for pulling the plug.

TANAP
TANAP

Trans Anatolian Pipeline Ready for Prime Time

The 1850 km Trans Anatolian Natural Gas Pipeline (TANAP), the main segment of the EU's long-sought Southern Gas Corridor, has been completed and ready to export Azeri gas to Europe, TANAP said this past Monday.

Due to efficient management TANAP said that the development, originally estimated to cost nearly $12 billion, was around $7 billion in the end.

Trans-Korea Gas Pipeline Project: Enhancing Regional Cooperation
Trans-Korea Gas Pipeline Project: Enhancing Regional Cooperation

The Prospective Trans Korea Gas Pipeline Gets a Boost in Seoul

Transporting Russian natural gas via pipeline through North Korea and into South Korea was highlighted at the forum “Trans-Korea Gas Pipeline Project: Enhancing Regional Cooperation” in Seoul last week.  While regional tensions have sidelined the project for several decades, recent progress in North - South Korean relations have given the pipeline special urgency.

The Ritz-Carlton New Orleans
The Ritz-Carlton New Orleans

Ben Mitchell, Plant HSSE Manager at BP, to chair the upcoming Petrochemical & Refining Summit in July

marcus evans is proud to announce that Ben Mitchell, Plant HSSE Manager at BP,  will be a chairing the Petrochemical & Refining Summit July 15-17, 2019, at the The Ritz-Carlton, New Orleans, La.

1.6 Billion Dollar Pipeline Proposed to Move Crude Oil Out of North Dakota (Christopher Boswell / Shutterstock)
1.6 Billion Dollar Pipeline Proposed to Move Crude Oil Out of North Dakota (Christopher Boswell / Shutterstock)

1.6 Billion Dollar Pipeline Proposed to Move Crude Oil Out of North Dakota

Two companies are proposing a $1.6 billion pipeline to move North Dakota crude oil out of the state, making it the biggest project of this kind since the Dakota Access pipeline that sparked violent clashes between protesters and law enforcement in the past years.

ExxonMobil Proceeds with Argentina Expansion Project in Vaca Muerta Basin (Harry Green / Shutterstock)
ExxonMobil Proceeds with Argentina Expansion Project in Vaca Muerta Basin (Harry Green / Shutterstock)

ExxonMobil Proceeds with Argentina Expansion Project in Vaca Muerta Basin

ExxonMobil is proceeding with a long-term oil development in Argentina’s Bajo del Choique-La Invernada block. The project is expected to produce up to 55,000 oil-equivalent barrels per day within five years and will include 90 wells, a central production facility and export infrastructure connected to the Oldeval pipeline and refineries.

Creaform Releases Pipecheck 5.1 Software for NDT Testing in the Oil and Gas Industry
Creaform Releases Pipecheck 5.1 Software for NDT Testing in the Oil and Gas Industry

Creaform Releases Pipecheck 5.1 Software for NDT Testing in the Oil and Gas Industry

Creaform, a worldwide leader in portable 3D measurement solutions and engineering services, announced today the release of Pipecheck 5.1, a major upgrade to the most sophisticated non-destructive testing (NDT) software on the market for pipeline integrity inspections in the oil and gas industry.

Pipeliners Getting Ready for Trans Mountain Pipeline Construction
Pipeliners Getting Ready for Trans Mountain Pipeline Construction

Pipeliners Getting Ready for Trans Mountain Pipeline Construction

The Trans Mountain Pipeline (otherwise known as the TMX Pipeline Expansion Project), one of several in Canada that has languished due to environmental objections, has just received a big boost from British Columbia's Court of Appeal, which has ruled that British Columbia does not have the authority to stop the flow of diluted bitumen from Alberta through British Columbia.

Russian Crude Oil Transfers Through the Druzhba Pipeline Expected to Resume Shortly
Russian Crude Oil Transfers Through the Druzhba Pipeline Expected to Resume Shortly

Russian Crude Oil Transfers Through the Druzhba Pipeline Expected to Resume Shortly

As reported in these pages last month, a contaminant in Russian crude supplies to Europe brought crude deliveries on 22 April via the Russian Druzhba pipeline to a screeching halt.

Two German refineries -- PCK's Schwedt and Total's Leuna plants -- lie toward the end of the northern branch of the 1 million barrels / day Druzhba crude pipeline from Russia.

Pipelines in the Spotlight As Middle East Political Tensions Rise (Copyright: Philip Lange / Shutterstock)
Pipelines in the Spotlight As Middle East Political Tensions Rise (Copyright: Philip Lange / Shutterstock)

Pipelines in the Spotlight As Middle East Political Tensions Rise

Oil pipelines in the Gulf region have become a conspicuous strategic target in the growing confrontation between Iran on the one side and the United States, Saudi Arabia, the Emirates and even Israel on the other.

Cofferdam installation at the Russian landfall (© 2019 Nord Stream 2 / Vladimir Postnov)
Cofferdam installation at the Russian landfall (© 2019 Nord Stream 2 / Vladimir Postnov)

New study gives estimates on the impact of Nord Stream 2 on the EU labour market

More than 1,000 contractors from all over Europe and Russia are contributing to the realization of the Nord Stream 2 project. This includes both large international firms providing materials or construction services and small enterprises providing expert services.

Pipeline Operators from Europe, Latin America, Asia and Africa Exchanged Views on Illegal Tapping at ptc 2019 in Berlin (@ Philip Wilson / EITEP)
Pipeline Operators from Europe, Latin America, Asia and Africa Exchanged Views on Illegal Tapping at ptc 2019 in Berlin (@ Philip Wilson / EITEP)

Pipeline Operators from Europe, Latin America, Asia and Africa Exchanged Views on Illegal Tapping at ptc 2019 in Berlin

Crude oil remains the world's leading energy source. The value of the total annual production of the global oil industry in 2018 was around 2 trillion US dollars. A flourishing black market is not surprising. Fossil fuels worth around 133 billion US dollars are stolen every year [1].

Saudi Aramco attacked by drones - Symbolic Picture (Copyright: Saudi Aramco)
Saudi Aramco attacked by drones - Symbolic Picture (Copyright: Saudi Aramco)

Saudi Aramco Pipeline Attacked by Drones

A Saudi oil pipeline was attacked by drones, causing “limited damage,” the Saudi energy minister said on Tuesday, only one day after Saudi Arabia said two of its oil tankers had been sabotaged. This latest development is ratcheting up tensions in the already troubled region.

Two oil pumping stations for the East-West pipeline had been hit by explosive-laden drones.

TANAP and TurkStream win the ptc Photo Contest 2019
TANAP and TurkStream win the ptc Photo Contest 2019

TANAP and TurkStream win the ptc Photo Contest 2019

The winner photo of the ptc-photo contest under the motto “What is it like to work in the pipeline industry?” has been awarded during the Pipeline Technology Conference in Berlin, Germany. Winners of the competition were the pipeline system operators TANAP and TurkStream. The ptc Photo Contest has been sponsored my Maats.

BP Awards Contracts to BHGE & McDermott for Greater Tortue Ahmeyim Natural Gas Project (Copyright by bp)
BP Awards Contracts to BHGE & McDermott for Greater Tortue Ahmeyim Natural Gas Project (Copyright by bp)

BP Awards Contracts to BHGE & McDermott for Greater Tortue Ahmeyim Natural Gas Project

McDermott International and Baker Hughes, a GE company have announced today that they have been awarded subsea umbilicals, risers and flowlines (SURF) and subsea production system (SPS) equipment contracts by BP for the Greater Tortue Ahmeyim natural gas project, located offshore Mauritania and Senegal.

Pipeline History: the first modern pipeline was commissioned 400 years ago (Copyright: Museum Salz & Moor / Adrian von Riedl)
Pipeline History: the first modern pipeline was commissioned 400 years ago (Copyright: Museum Salz & Moor / Adrian von Riedl)

Pipeline History: first modern pipeline commissioned 400 years ago

400 years ago, the first modern pipeline was put into operation in Bavaria, Germany. It transported salt from Reichenhall to Traunstein. The last parts remained in operation until 1958.

To build a pipeline from Reichenhall to Traunstein, 31 kilometres long, with a height difference of 250 metres was a great venture in 1617.