News

Milestone Eminent Domain Ruling Greenlights Penneast Pipeline (Sergey_R)
Milestone Eminent Domain Ruling Greenlights Penneast Pipeline (Sergey_R)

Milestone Eminent Domain Ruling Greenlights Penneast Pipeline

The consortium of companies seeking to build a 120-mile-long natural gas pipeline in Pennsylvania and New Jersey has won a federal court case over its right to eminent domain.

The ruling allowing the company to build is welcome news for the pipeline industry, which has been dealt a series of setbacks pertaining to other pipelines in the country.

Potential Species Extinction Stops Work on the Atlantic Coast Gas Pipeline (Atlantic Coast Pipeline)
Potential Species Extinction Stops Work on the Atlantic Coast Gas Pipeline (Atlantic Coast Pipeline)

Potential Species Extinction Stops Work on the Atlantic Coast Gas Pipeline

Dominion Energy has put a halt to construction of the 965-km multibillion dollar Atlantic Coast Pipeline, after the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that more study is needed to properly evaluate the environmental impact of pipeline construction on four endangered species across West Virginia, Virginia and North Carolina.

Exact Tools Oy Launch New PipeCut Pro Series
Exact Tools Oy Launch New PipeCut Pro Series

Exact Tools Oy Launch New PipeCut Pro Series

Exact Tools based in Finland has launched their latest portable Pipe Cutting innovations with their Pro Series 360 model. The 280 and 450 models will follow shortly.

Standard features include a powerful 2500w 230v motor being able to cut pipe wall thicknesses of 20mm in steel and up to 50mm in plastic. 110-120v versions are also available with a 2200w motor fitted as standard.

ILF Consulting Engineers: new Managing Directors appointed
ILF Consulting Engineers: new Managing Directors appointed

ILF Consulting Engineers: new Managing Directors appointed

ILF Consulting Engineering GmbH Germany has a new Management: With immediate effect, Tobias Walk (47) and Fred Wendt (48) have taken over as the global engineering firm’s Managing Directors from Dr.-Ing. Stefan Bürkle and Stefan Beck.

Power to Gas - Symbol Image (petrmalinak / Shutterstock)
Power to Gas - Symbol Image (petrmalinak / Shutterstock)

Gas grid conversion to hydrogen to decarbonise homes in northern England by 2034?

A recently published report indicates that approx. 3.7 million homes and 40,000 business in the north of England could be converted to hydrogen and made emission-free by 2034. Currently, these homes and businesses are heated by natural gas.

Columbia Seeks a Modus Vivendi To Repeated Attacks on National Pipeline Infrastructure (Free Wind 2014 / Shutterstock)
Columbia Seeks a Modus Vivendi To Repeated Attacks on National Pipeline Infrastructure (Free Wind 2014 / Shutterstock)

Columbia Seeks a Modus Vivendi To Repeated Attacks on National Pipeline Infrastructure

Columbia's 780 - km Cano Limon – Covenas has been attacked yet again for the 78th time this year. And while it had been out of service to better repair the pipeline after a similar attack just a few months ago, there was still considerable damage to the environment.

The new gas pipeline shall replace tankers like this one, currently is use between Malta and Italy (Wojciech Wrzesien / Shutterstock)
The new gas pipeline shall replace tankers like this one, currently is use between Malta and Italy (Wojciech Wrzesien / Shutterstock)

New Studies on Proposed Malta-Sicily Gas Pipeline Will Lead To Eventual Construction

Three new gas pipeline studies which the EU hopes will be a prelude to eventual construction are expected to start soon. The 160-km gas pipeline would be built between Malta and Gela in Sicily, cost around €350 million with a projected completion by 2024.

Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India-Pipeline (Copyright: Afghan Ministry of Foreign Affairs)
Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India-Pipeline (Copyright: Afghan Ministry of Foreign Affairs)

TAPI Pipeline Sees Light At The End of the Tunnel

After decades of delays the projected $7 billion Turkmenistan, Afghanistan, Pakistan, India (TAPI) gas pipeline will likely make its final investment decision (FID) in the first half of 2019.

The TAPI pipeline will help energy-rich Turkmenistan diversity its gas exports and supply the booming energy markets of Afghanistan, Pakistan and India.

Pipeline meets Python Rosen Group Links Up With The Software Community
Pipeline meets Python Rosen Group Links Up With The Software Community

Pipeline meets Python Rosen Group Links Up With The Software Community

Experts from the national and international programming scene took it in turns to take to the mic over five days at the PyCon.DE conference in Karlsruhe. In attendance were the data scientists from the ROSEN Group. As an information service provider with a branch in Stutensee, the company is constantly seeking additional forms of analysis which can be applied in new industries.

Russian Version of ptj Presented in Berlin
Russian Version of ptj Presented in Berlin

Russian Version of ptj Presented in Berlin

Recently, the Pipeline Technology Journal (ptj) launched a Russian version of the international ptj e-journal. The new version is created together with the Moscow-based RADIOFRONT publishing house. The Russian version of ptj deals with Russian and European cutting-edge technologies of pipeline monitoring and maintenance and is distributed to leading pipeline operators in Eurasia.

Saudi Aramco, BAPCO meet Bahrain’s growing energy demand (Copyright: Saudi Aramco)
Saudi Aramco, BAPCO meet Bahrain’s growing energy demand (Copyright: Saudi Aramco)

Saudi Aramco, BAPCO meet Bahrain’s growing energy demand

Saudi Aramco and the Bahrain Petroleum Company (BAPCO) today announced the successful commissioning of AB-4 pipeline, a new phase of the strategic Saudi Aramco-Bahrain crude oil pipeline to meet the Kingdom of Bahrain’s growing energy demand.

Vandals Strike Oil Pipeline in Nigeria Causing Many Deaths and Further Harm To the Environment (aapsky / Shutterstock)
Vandals Strike Oil Pipeline in Nigeria Causing Many Deaths and Further Harm To the Environment (aapsky / Shutterstock)

Vandals Strike Oil Pipeline in Nigeria Causing Many Deaths and Further Harm To the Environment

As reported previously in the Pipeline Technology Journal, at least 150 people were killed and many more maimed in the wake of two pipeline explosions occurring in the Osisioma Local Government Area in Abia State in southeastern Nigeria.

North-South Gas Pipeline in Pakistan Advances (Homo Cosmicos / Shutterstock)
North-South Gas Pipeline in Pakistan Advances (Homo Cosmicos / Shutterstock)

North-South Gas Pipeline in Pakistan Advances

The North-South gas pipeline, 1122-km in length with a 42-inch diameter, and which would annually transport around 12.4 billion cubic meters (bcm) of LNG from Karachi to Punjab in Pakistan, is expected to break ground in 2019 and be completed in 2020.

 California Officials Preempt Grass Fire Burning Near Chevon Underground Gas Pipeline (Tongra239 / Shutterstock)
California Officials Preempt Grass Fire Burning Near Chevon Underground Gas Pipeline (Tongra239 / Shutterstock)

California Officials Preempt Grass Fire Burning Near Chevon Underground Gas Pipeline

Still haunted by a natural gas pipeline explosion in San Bruno, south of San Francisco, which killed eight people and destroyed 38 homes in 2010, California state officials and private individuals wasted no time in reacting to a grass fire burning close to a Chevron underground natural gas pipeline near the Contra Costa county city of Bay Point, ordering some 4000 residents to evacuate their ho

Death Toll Rises After Pipeline Explosion in Nigeria (Shutterstock / aapsky)
Death Toll Rises After Pipeline Explosion in Nigeria (Shutterstock / aapsky)

Death Toll Rises After Pipeline Explosion in Nigeria

An oil pipeline exploded in a residential area in Nigeria last Saturday. The operating company NNPC speaks of several deaths. The exact number of victims is still uncertain but local media reports indicate a much higher casualty rate than previously reported.

A pipeline welder works on an extension of the NGTL System, in Northern Alberta, Canada (Copyright: TransCanada)
A pipeline welder works on an extension of the NGTL System, in Northern Alberta, Canada (Copyright: TransCanada)

TransCanada to Construct Coastal GasLink Pipeline Project

TransCanada has announced that it will proceed with construction of the Coastal GasLink pipeline project after a decision to sanction the LNG Canada natural gas liquefaction facility in Kitimat, British Columbia (B.C.) was announced earlier by the joint venture participants of LNG Canada, a consortium comprised of Shell, PETRONAS, PetroChina, Mitsubishi Corporation and KOGAS (the LNG Canada Par

“Audacia” Begins Pipelay Works for Nord Stream 2 (Copyright by Allseas)
“Audacia” Begins Pipelay Works for Nord Stream 2 (Copyright by Allseas)

“Audacia” Begins Pipelay Works for Nord Stream 2

The offshore pipelay vessel "Audacia" has begun its work on the Nord Stream 2 project. "Audacia", operated by Allseas, is the second vessel together with the "Castoro Dieci" (C10) to lay the Nord Stream 2 pipeline in the German route section.

Side Conferences „Public Perception“ and „Qualification and Recruitment” to the 14th Pipeline Technology Conference
Side Conferences „Public Perception“ and „Qualification and Recruitment” to the 14th Pipeline Technology Conference

Side Conferences „Public Perception“ and „Qualification and Recruitment” to the 14th Pipeline Technology Conference

The EITEP Institute has been organizing the international Pipeline Technology Conference (ptc) for 13 years. The ptc has become Europe's largest trade fair and conference on pipeline topics: More than 650 participants from 54 countries and 73 exhibitors came to Berlin for the ptc in March 2018 to inform themselves about current developments in the field over three days.

India and Nepal Begin Building A Series Of Pipelines Between The Two Countries (Greg Willis, Wikipedia Creative Common)
India and Nepal Begin Building A Series Of Pipelines Between The Two Countries (Greg Willis, Wikipedia Creative Common)

India and Nepal Begin Building A Series Of Pipelines Between The Two Countries

The Indian Oil Corporation (IOC) and Nepal Oil Corporation (NOC) have held a comprehensive review of their bilateral relations and have agreed to develop a number of pipelines between the two countries to supply landlocked Nepal with oil, natural gas and LPG.