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Contentious Wrangling Over the Legality of the Coastal GasLink Pipeline (Copyright TC Energy)
Contentious Wrangling Over the Legality of the Coastal GasLink Pipeline (Copyright TC Energy)

Contentious Wrangling Over the Legality of the Coastal GasLink Pipeline

Backed by helicopters, heavy machinery and dogs, Royal Canadian Mounted Police dismantled a gate erected by activists and detained seven people fighting against the 670-km, $6.2 billion Coastal GasLink pipeline, CGL, which would transport natural gas from northeastern British Columbia to an export terminal at Kitimat, also in British Columbia.

Electro Scan: Watertightness Testing of Cured-In-Place Pipe Presentation at ptc (Phonlamai Photo / Shutterstock)
Electro Scan: Watertightness Testing of Cured-In-Place Pipe Presentation at ptc (Phonlamai Photo / Shutterstock)

Electro Scan: Watertightness Testing of Cured-In-Place Pipe Presentation at ptc

Electro Scan announced that its CEO & Founder, Chuck Hansen, will speak at the 15th Pipeline Technology Conference (ptc) on Watertightness Testing of Cured-In-Place Pipe, March 30 - April 2, 2020 at the Estrel Congress Center, Berlin, Germany. Hansen will present his paper Wednesday, April 1, 2020, titled "Use of Low Voltage Conductivity to Conduct a 10km Inspection of Legacy Cured-In-Place

ptc from 2020 onwards with additional program and larger exhibition
ptc from 2020 onwards with additional program and larger exhibition

ptc From 2020 Onwards With Additional Program and Larger Exhibition

The Pipeline Technology Conference, Europe's most important pipeline event, will enter its 15th round at the end of March. ptc is essential for the global pipeline industry in order to find out about the latest technological developments and solutions.

Cactus II Oil Pipeline Sees a Big Jump in Permian Basin Shipments (Reinhard Tiburzy / Shutterstock)
Cactus II Oil Pipeline Sees a Big Jump in Permian Basin Shipments (Reinhard Tiburzy / Shutterstock)

Cactus II Oil Pipeline Sees a Big Jump in Permian Basin Shipments

Plains All American's Permian Basin pipeline systems saw crude volumes jump in the 4th quarter of 2019 due to greater flows on its Cactus II pipeline, which began operations in August of last year.

NDT Global Acquired by Test & Measurement Technology Group Eddyfi/NDT
NDT Global Acquired by Test & Measurement Technology Group Eddyfi/NDT

NDT Global Acquired by Test & Measurement Technology Group Eddyfi/NDT

NDT Global was acquired by Eddyfi/NDT. Eddyfi/NDT, the combination of Eddyfi Technologies and NDT Global, is an innovative and private test and measurement (T&M) technology group focused on non-destructive testing (NDT).

Elecnor Awarded Large-Scale Water Transportation Project In Oman (Copyright by Elecnor)
Elecnor Awarded Large-Scale Water Transportation Project In Oman (Copyright by Elecnor)

Elecnor Awarded Large-Scale Water Transportation Project In Oman

Spanish infrastructure, energy and telecommunications group, Elecnor, has been awarded a contract to carry out a large water transmission and supply project in Oman. The project will be realized through a joint venture with TARGET and has a value of about 192 million Euro. 

Although weakend, ISIS / ISIL continues to be a major threat in the middle east (Orlok / Shutterstock)
Although weakend, ISIS / ISIL continues to be a major threat in the middle east (Orlok / Shutterstock)

Islamic Terrorists Attack Gas Pipeline in the Sinai

The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIS or ISIL) has claimed responsibility for attacking a gas pipeline in the Sinai this past Sunday.  The insurgents were attempting (unsuccessfully) to disrupt the transmission of gas between Egypt and Israel.

Trans Mountain Marks the Start of Pipeline Construction (Copyright by Trans Mountain)
Trans Mountain Marks the Start of Pipeline Construction (Copyright by Trans Mountain)

Canadian Federal Court of Appeal: Go for the Trans Mountain Tar Sands Pipeline

The Federal Court of Appeal rejected claims by the indigenous peoples of Canada known as First Nations that federal officials failed to adequately consult with them on the 1000-km of new Trans Mountain pipeline, removing the final major barrier hanging over the long-delayed project.   

Nord Stream: 58.5 Billion Cubic Metres of Natural Gas Was Transported in 2019 (Copyright by Nord Stream)
Nord Stream: 58.5 Billion Cubic Metres of Natural Gas Was Transported in 2019 (Copyright by Nord Stream)

Nord Stream Pipeline: 58.5 Billion Cubic Metres of Natural Gas Transported 2019

In 2019, Nord Stream AG transported 58.5 billion cubic metres (bcm) of natural gas to consumers in Europe through the Nord Stream Pipeline. Thanks to uninterrupted operation throughout the year, the pipeline was loaded at a level comparable to that of 2018.

Syrian Underwater Oil Pipelines in the Mediterranean Attacked Again (Alexey_Ulyanov / Shutterstock)
Syrian Underwater Oil Pipelines in the Mediterranean Attacked Again (Alexey_Ulyanov / Shutterstock)

Syrian Underwater Oil Pipelines in the Mediterranean Attacked Again

In the third sophisticated attack on Syria's Banias Oil Refinery within the past seven months, persons the government labeled "terrorists" planted underwater explosives this past week damaging offshore oil facilities including pipelines used to transport oil into one of Syria's two main refineries. 

Officers talking to Mariner East 2 foreman during protests (copyright by Shutterstock/Rachael Warriner)
Officers talking to Mariner East 2 foreman during protests (copyright by Shutterstock/Rachael Warriner)

Mariner East 2 Natural Gas Pipeline Causes a Ruckus in Pennsylvania

Energy Transfer Partners, the Texas-based company behind several pipeline construction projects in Pennsylvania, has been the subject of multiple criminal and regulatory investigations for some time.  Earlier this month it was fined a record $30.6 million for the 2018 Revolution pipeline explosion in western Pennsylvania that destroyed a home but thankfully killed no one.

Pipeline near Pump Station 3 (Copyright by Alyeska Pipeline)
Pipeline near Pump Station 3 (Copyright by Alyeska Pipeline)

Brigham McCown Named New President Of Alyeska Pipeline

Brigham A. McCown has become the next president of Alyeska Pipeline Service Company this month. The selection was announced by the TAPS Owners Committee.

McCown is the second company president hired as an Alyeska employee following Vice Admiral Thomas Barrett, USCG (Ret.), who was brought on in January 2011 and is retiring.

Oil pipeline loaded on railcars (copyright by Shutterstock/Stephen B. Thornton)
Oil pipeline loaded on railcars (copyright by Shutterstock/Stephen B. Thornton)

The Trump Administration Gives Keystone XL A Strategic Victory

Though courtroom challenges still hang like a dark cloud over the $8 billion, 1,930-km oil sands pipeline construction project, the Trump administration today approved a right-of-way allowing Keystone XL to be built.

Oil & Gas Pipeline Integrity & Data Utilization Solutions For Mega Rule Compliance 2020
Oil & Gas Pipeline Integrity & Data Utilization Solutions For Mega Rule Compliance 2020

PHMSA ‘Mega’ Rule Compliance Conference For Pipeline Operators Convened

A two-day event will explore the cutting-edge pipeline and data integrity solutions ahead of the introduction of the new PHMSA ‘Mega’ Rule later this year.

An Intertec GRP shelter being installed on the North Sea platform. (Copyright by INTERTEC)
An Intertec GRP shelter being installed on the North Sea platform. (Copyright by INTERTEC)

GRP Shelter Provide Advanced Protection for Offshore Process Analyzers

Two outdoor shelters made from glassfibre-reinforced polyester - supplied by Intertec - provide lightweight and corrosion-resistant protection for gas chromatograph analyzers and process transmitters mounted above new natural gas export pipelines connecting the platform to an onshore UK terminal.

Pump sockets for the Permian basin at sunset (Copyright by Shutterstock/Mikki Shortes)
Pump sockets for the Permian basin at sunset (Copyright by Shutterstock/Mikki Shortes)

Permian Basin Production Slowing Down, Affecting Pipeline Tariffs and Operation

“New pipe start ups like Cactus II starting up and Epic in the summer have put us over the top on capacity,” said John Auers, executive vice president at energy consultant Turner Mason & Co. “Now, there is surplus capacity out of the Permian.”

Pipeline Technology Conference 2020: Dinner Location Fixed (Copyright: Berliner Trabrenn-Verein e. V.)
Pipeline Technology Conference 2020: Dinner Location Fixed (Copyright: Berliner Trabrenn-Verein e. V.)

Pipeline Technology Conference 2020: Dinner Location Fixed

The organizers of the upcoming 15th Annual Pipeline Technology Conference in Berlin, Germany have announced the location of the traditional conference dinner. This year conference participants are invited to visit the Trabrennbahn Mariendorf, one of the most successful harness racing tracks in Germany, hosting more than 650 races a year.

Atlantic Coast Pipeline Map (copyright by Atlantic Coast Pipeline)
Atlantic Coast Pipeline Map (copyright by Atlantic Coast Pipeline)

Opponents of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline Achieve Victory in Big Court Case

Against a backdrop of proposed changes to environmental rules to speed up pipeline projects, inter alia, the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond, Virginia has rejected Dominion Energy's application for a permit to operate a natural gas compressor station integral to the development of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline.

Natural Gas Industry Norway (copyright by Shutterstock/GrAl)
Natural Gas Industry Norway (copyright by Shutterstock/GrAl)

Norwegian Gas Supply To Europe Slumps

For over 20 years the Talking Heads in the European gas industry have predicted huge drops in the supply of Norwegian gas to the continent. The reason provided was that Norway's gas reservoirs were becoming depleted. This past year the prediction has come true, but not for the depletion of reservoirs.

The Plantweb™ Insight Inline Corrosion Application dashboard is equipped with alerts and an intuitive heatmap. (Copyright by Emerson)
The Plantweb™ Insight Inline Corrosion Application dashboard is equipped with alerts and an intuitive heatmap. (Copyright by Emerson)

New Application Simplifies Access to Continuous Corrosion Monitoring Data

Emerson has introduced The Plantweb Insight Inline Corrosion application to provide the oil and gas industry real-time interpretation and analysis of critical data that helps prioritize maintenance and make informed integrity decisions.