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Fortuna in the port of Mukran near Sassnitz, Germany (copyright by Shutterstock/ Karsten_1)
Fortuna in the port of Mukran near Sassnitz, Germany (copyright by Shutterstock/ Karsten_1)

Nord Stream 2 Readies Itself For The Final Push Before Completion

Nord Stream AG said yesterday that "the laybarge Fortuna has started works in the construction corridor in the Danish EEZ, ahead of the resumption of the Nord Stream 2 construction."

Kremlin in the morning sun (copyright by Shutterstock/Baturina Yuliya)
Kremlin in the morning sun (copyright by Shutterstock/Baturina Yuliya)

The Kremlin Maintains Nord Stream 2 Will Be Completed

While Russian gas producer Gazprom has acknowledged in a Eurobond prospectus that Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline project may be suspended or scrapped due to political pressure, the Kremlin followed on the same day to assert that the project would be completed.

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Logos of The Sniffers & Kayrros (copyright by The Sniffers/Kayrros)

The Sniffers and Kayrros Come Together To Compete In The Gas Leak Detection Market

The Sniffers, an international environmental and integrity service provider, has teamed up with Kayrros, a global carbon tracking company, to provide a methane monitoring solution for gas and energy companies around the world.

A protester pours gasoline on a fire blocking North Dakota Highway 1806 on Oct. 27, 2016, north of Cannon Ball. Protesters of the Dakota Access Pipeline were attempting to keep law enforcement officers from pushing them off the road and out of their camp. (copyright by INFORUM)
A protester pours gasoline on a fire blocking North Dakota Highway 1806 on Oct. 27, 2016, north of Cannon Ball. Protesters of the Dakota Access Pipeline were attempting to keep law enforcement officers from pushing them off the road and out of their camp. (copyright by INFORUM)

[Opinion] Let's see violent pipeline protesters the way we see violent Trump supporters

The problem is not opposing pipelines and oil production, or believing the 2020 election was somehow stolen from Trump, though I, and I suspect many of you, find both positions to be equivalently wrong-headed. The problem is people who have concluded that their cause is so righteous they are justified in scaring and even hurting other people to get their way.

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NDT Global - Halfwave (copyright by NDT Global)

NDT Global Brings Halfwave Integration Services Within the Corporate Fold

NDT Global, the leading supplier of ultrasonic pipeline inspection, acoustic resonance technology (art) and advanced data analytics, a state-of-the-art inspection fleet providing the entire inline service inspection spectrum for oil and gas pipelines, has announced the integration of Halfwave Integration Services from Bergen, Norway into the NDT Global business.

Quest Integrated and Qanta Inline Devices merger (coypright by QI2 Elements)
Quest Integrated and Qanta Inline Devices merger (coypright by QI2 Elements)

Qi2 Elements Enters the Market with Aplomb

Quest Integrated, LLC and Qanta Inline Devices, LLC, two highly respected technology leaders in the far-reaching pipeline industry, have decided to merge their respective capabilities to form Qi2 Elements, thereby forming the foundation for developing a new technology driven industry leader in providing "superior storage tank and pipeline inspection and integrity m

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The flag of the USA (copyright by Shutterstock/Graeme Dawes)

State Department Readying to Levy Sanctions on Nord Stream 2 Companies

Up to now, the Trump administration has merely threatened to impose sanctions on any company assisting with the construction of Nord Stream 2 on the floor of the Baltic.  During the past several weeks, as construction on the last few kilometers has begun despite the threats, the U.S.

Schwerin castle, seat of federal state parliament of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern (copyright by Shutterstock/Simon Maas)
Schwerin castle, seat of federal state parliament of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern (copyright by Shutterstock/Simon Maas)

Mecklenburg-Vorpommern Establishes A Foundation for Nord Stream 2

The Mecklenburg-Vorpommern State Parliament voted last week to create its own foundation for the further construction of the controversial Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline, with the coalition caucuses of the SPD, CDU and even the Linke all voting for this option. The AfD party withheld its vote.

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Pakistan flag with drilling platforms and oil wells (copyright by Shutterstock/Comdas)

Pakistan To Build Short Distance Gas Pipeline For Power Generation

The Oil and Gas Regulatory Authority (Ogra) of Pakistan, has charged KE, the only vertically-integrated power utility in Pakistan, with the construction and operation of a 2.4-km short distance gas pipeline.

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Waving flags of Denmark and Germany (copyright by Shutterstock/esfera)

Germany and Denmark Sign Groundbreaking Gas Supply Agreement

For the first time in their bilateral relationship Germany and Denmark have signed late last month an agreement on gas solidarity to ensure that in times of supply crises they will come to each other's aid and help their neighbor out. Thomas Bareiß, Parliamentary State Secretary at the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy, and Denmark’s Minister

Route of Nord Stream 2 (copyright by Shutterstock/MurzilA)
Route of Nord Stream 2 (copyright by Shutterstock/MurzilA)

Special Pipe-Laying Vessel Fortuna Leaves the Nord Stream 2 Construction Site

Fortuna, the Russian pipe-laying vessel, has successfully completed the 2,6-km section of the Nord Stream 2 subsea gas pipeline in German territorial waters and is traveling to the Hanseatic German port of Wismar. The parent Nord Stream AG in Zug, Switzerland, said the ship will resume construction of the pipeline in Danish territorial waters by mid January.

Marker for natural gas pipeline partly buried in snow after winter storm (copyright by Shutterstock/Imageforge)
Marker for natural gas pipeline partly buried in snow after winter storm (copyright by Shutterstock/Imageforge)

'Northeaster' Underscores Need For Additional Gas Pipelines in New England

Storm Gail, the northeast United States' biggest winter storm in a decade has focussed minds on the insufficient energy infrastructure in the country, particularly limited gas pipeline capacity to supply all the fuel needed for both heat and power generation during the coldest of days.

A tanker ship photographed from the air being unloaded in port (copyright by Shutterstock/Avigator Fortuner)
A tanker ship photographed from the air being unloaded in port (copyright by Shutterstock/Avigator Fortuner)

Cost Considerations Roil The Druzhba Transboundary Oil Pipeline

Over one year ago Russian oil contaminated with organic chlorides was shipped in the Druzhba transboundary pipeline to Belarus, Poland, Hungary, the Ukraine and Germany, et al.  In the interim no satisfactory answer to what actually happened has been provided.

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

EU Funds For Cross-Border Gas Pipeline Projects Dry Up

The construction of gas pipelines within the EU has been facilitated in the recent past by the institution's support for cross-border energy projects, meaning they can receive EU funding and fast-tracked permits, according to the TEN-E (Trans European Network) rules.

 Connecting Pipe Sections Above Water (copyright by Nord Stream 2)
Connecting Pipe Sections Above Water (copyright by Nord Stream 2)

Pipe Laying Work On Nord Stream 2 Commences Again In The Baltic

Undeterred by the threat of punitive sanctions if work on Nord Stream 2 resumes, the construction of the last hundred plus meters of the gas pipeline on the seabed of the Baltic picked up again after a one year hiatus.

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Hydrogen molecules (copyright by Shutterstock/Anusorn Nakdee)

Commercial Use of Hydrogen Looms Large With the Trans-Adriatic Pipeline

The Pipeline Technology Journal (PTJ) has made several references the past weeks to European pipeliners looking into the possibility of transporting hydrogen through the existing network of gas pipelines crisscrossing Europe.

View of the sea and the end of a pipeline from inside of a pipeline (copyright by Adobe Stock/Luka)
View of the sea and the end of a pipeline from inside of a pipeline (copyright by Adobe Stock/Luka)

The Canadian Keystone XL Siren Song

Keystone XL, first proposed over 12 years ago and given little chance for completion with the incoming and generally anti - fossil fuel Joe Biden administration, is pulling out all the stops in one last ditch effort to make its ultimate demise politically impossible.