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CO2 Pipeline Testing at DNV Test Centre (copyright by DNV)

CCS Recommended Practice Updated By DNV As The Energy Transition Picks Up The Pace

Norway-based energy industry consultants DNV, forecast a marked expansion in the amount of CO2 emissions that will need to be transported from where it is captured to where it will be stored.

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

Green Hydrogen Market In Germany To Be Spurred By Energinet and Gasunie

Energinet and Gasunie have published a technical pre-feasibility study for transporting hydrogen via a 350-450 km pipeline from Esbjerg or Holstebro in Denmark to Hamburg in Germany. The study shows that such a connection can be established in a step-by-step and cost efficient fashion by repurposing existing gas pipelines.

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The Republic of Chile on the map (copyright by Shutterstock/Jarretera)

Integrated Renewables Hydrogen Factory In Chile Might Be Bought By Consortium

In the South American state of Chile, a consortium of oil companies and leading utilities are considering the purchase of a proposed integrated renewables hydrogen factory. Other potential investors come from abroad, namely AustriaEnergy and Ökowind EE, who are encouraged by the interest shown by potential domestic off-takers including oil companies and utilities.

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Pipeline in the mountains (copyright by Shutterstock/BILD LLC)

Looking Increasingly Untenable - The Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL)

Dakota Access oil pipeline's operators plan to ask the U.S. Supreme Court to intervene in its ongoing legal battle to keep the 570,000 barrel-per-day line open, according to a court filing on Thursday.
 

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Piñon Midstream logo (copyright by Piñon Midstream)

Newly Formed Piñon Midstream Solves the Sour Gas Problem in the Permian Basin

Piñon Midstream, LLC (“Piñon”), today announced its greenfield Dark Horse Sour Gas Treating and Carbon Capture Facility (“Dark Horse Facility”) and associated pipeline infrastructure are under construction in Lea County, New Mexico (Piñon was formed in 2020 by midstream veterans Steven Green and Justin Bennett to provide a viable solution to the sour gas problem in the northeastern Delaware Bas

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Flags of Greece and Northern Macedonia (copyright by Shutterstock/alexfan32)

Northern Macedonia And Greece To Sign A Treaty To Interconnect Gas Pipelines

Northern Macedonian’s Prime Minister Zoran Zaev is expected to visit Athens in early May to sign a treaty promoting a pipeline gas interconnection project linking the two Balkan country’s gas networks.

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Flag of Ukraine (copyright by Shutterstock/E. S. Nugraha)

To Fuel Europe's Hydrogen Drive Gas TSO Of Ukraine Will Convert Pipeline Network

Following the example of other European gas pipeline operators, Ukraine’s GTS Ukrainy has announced that it will convert its pipeline network to accommodate hydrogen and construct dedicated hydrogen carrying pipelines to achieve carbon neutral targets.

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Flag of Saudi Arabia (copyright by Shutterstock/adidas4747)

Pipelines And Storage Tanks Are Added To Saudi Arabia's Capacity

A consortium comprising Dubai’s ENOC (Emirates National Oil Company) Group and Rotary Arabia have completed construction of four new pipelines from the Red Sea port’s Farabi Petrochemicals’ Yanbu facility to the nearby independent storage facility operated by Arab Tank Terminal Ltd. (ATTL). The ATTL facility has a petrochemical storage capacity of around 288,000 m³, spread over 28 tanks.

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel at a press conference (copyright by Shutterstock/360b)

Construction Of Nord Stream 2 Defended By Merkel

Nord Stream 2 has been the centre of a long-running dispute between the United States and Germany. Washington has criticised Nordstream 2 for potentially increasing Europe’s dependence on Russian gas but at the same time seeing it as reducing opportunities for US liquid natural gas exports to Europe.

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BP display stand with company redesign logo (copyright by Shutterstock/Tommy Lee Walker)

Plans move forward with BP's net zero corporate objective

As part of BP’s net zero corporate objective, the company plans to invest some $1.3 billion in an integrated oil, gas and water handling processing facility in the Permian basin. This is expected to be BP’s largest American-based onshore project investment, since it purchased the $10.5 billion worth of American shale assets from BHP.

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

United States Senate Follows Up On Its Nord Stream 2 Threats

The U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee of the US Congress has acted to put some teeth into its much ballyhooed Nordstream 2 sanctions policy by approving The Ukraine Security Partnership Act.  This measure authorizes $300 million in foreign military financing, of which $150 million would be subject to conditions.

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Bridge with pipelines (copyright by Shutterstock/tcly)

Natural Gas And Natural Gas Pipelines To Play Critical Role In Decarbonization Transition

A just released report on the steps EU member states are taking to decarbonize their respective countries by 2050 makes clear that no one decarbonization prescription fits all countries.

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Flag of Tanzania and the national flag of Uganda (copyright by Shutterstock/esfera)

Regional Pipeline Deal Signed By Uganda and Tanzania

It is some 15 years since commercial sized crude oil deposits were discovered in Uganda near Lake Albert. During Sunday 11 April 2021, in Uganda’s state capital Kampala, Yoweri Museveni , President Samia Suluhu of Tanzania, and Patrick Pouyanne chief executive of the French oil company Total signed off on the East African Crude Oil Pipeline (EACOP).

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Flag of Ireland (copyright by Shutterstock/Niyazz)

Hydrogen as energy supply is tested by Gas Networks Ireland

Ireland, like several countries in Europe including Britain, Holland and Germany faces the prospect of declining natural gas production and the need to introduce a zero-carbon energy solution by 2050. The country’s state-owned gas producer and distributor, Gas Networks Ireland is pioneering efforts to replace natural gas with green hydrogen.

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The logo of the brand RWE (copyright by Shutterstock/360b)

RWE Seeks to Bring Green Hydrogen To Europe

In yet another boost for the use of hydrogen in the German energy mix, RWE Supply & Trading has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Australian hydrogen project developer The Hydrogen Utility Pty Ltd (H2U) seeking to bring green hydrogen made in Australia to Europe.

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Logos of Nikola, OGE & IVECO (copyright by Nikola, OGE & IVECO)

Ground-Breaking Announcement: OGE, IVECO and NIKOLA will enter Hydrogen Collaboration

In a watershed development for the future of next generation hydrogen transportation in Germany and ultimately the rest of Europe,  OGE, Nikola and IVECO intend to collaborate on the deployment of a hydrogen infrastructure and fueling solution.  The collaboration will facilitate the cost-effective distribution of hydrogen from production to storage and fueling locations to serve the needs of in

T.D. Williamson Enhances Innovative Gouge versus Metal Loss (GvML) Classifier
T.D. Williamson Enhances Innovative Gouge versus Metal Loss (GvML) Classifier

T.D. Williamson Enhances Innovative Gouge versus Metal Loss (GvML) Classifier

T.D. Williamson (TDW), the global pipeline solutions provider, has enhanced their Multiple Dataset (MDS) gouge versus metal loss (GvML) classifier, resulting in the industry’s first published performance specification for gouge identification and depth sizing within a dent.

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Phillips 66 logo on a smartphone screen (copyright by Shutterstock/rafapress)

The Plug Is Pulled On The Liberty Pipeline Project

It is a year since the Houston based Phillips 66 consortium suspended the Liberty Pipeline project. It was not alone, for much of America’s oil and gas sector, ruthlessly cut new capital spending in response to Covid’s global suppression of demand for oil.

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Flag of Nigeria (copyright by Shutterstock/adaptice photography)

A New 18km Long Natural Gas Pipeline Completed In Nigeria

The 18 km long Rite Foods Limited pipeline linking the factory in Ososa, Ogun State with the regional gas pipeline hub at Ibefun is complete. Able to carry 150,000,000 ft³ of gas a day, it will deliver reliable energy to the factory, which produces a range of products including Bigi Drinks, Rite and Bigi Sausages and Fearless Energy Drinks.

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President of the USA, Joe Biden (copyright by Shutterstock/vasilis asvestas)

Biden's Infrastructure Plan Causes Mixed Reactions From Natural Gas & Oil Industry

It’s not surprising that America’s oil and gas sector is not totally enthusiastic about President Biden’s $2.25 trillion American Jobs Plan which incorporates raising corporate taxes and, should it gain Congressional approval, designation of monies to facilitate the country’s transition from fossil fuels towards clean energy.