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Gulf Market Area Expansions Serving LNG and  Industrial Customers  (© 2015 The Williams Companies)
Gulf Market Area Expansions Serving LNG and Industrial Customers (© 2015 The Williams Companies)

Williams Partners' Gulf Connector Ushers the Continental United States into the Global LNG Market

Williams Partners' Gulf Connector project, intending to connect two Gulf Coast liquefied natural gas (LNG) facilities under construction in Corpus Christi and Freeport, also heralds continental U.S.'s first time export of this commodity.

Nigeria Employing Sophisticated Drones To Prevent Ongoing Sabotage to National Pipeline Infrastructure
Nigeria Employing Sophisticated Drones To Prevent Ongoing Sabotage to National Pipeline Infrastructure

Nigeria Employing Sophisticated Drones To Prevent Ongoing Sabotage to National Pipeline Infrastructure

With no apparent stop to Third Party Intervention causing up to $12 billion a year in damages to the country's pipeline infrastructure in Nigeria, the Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corps (NSCDC) has established a 'Command and Control Center' to monitor the national grid in the South-South region and preempt vandals before they rupture the lines and steal the oil.

 Energy East Pipeline route map (© 2015 TransCanada)
Energy East Pipeline route map (© 2015 TransCanada)

TransCanada Moves Forward With Plans to Construct New 1600 km Crude Oil Pipeline Extension of the Mammoth Energy East Pipeline Project

TransCanada, looking to begin construction on the additional 1600 km crude oil extension of the Energy East Pipeline, has signed a provisional multimillion - dollar order with ABB Canada for the development of 22 electrical houses (e-houses) along the pipeline route which would supply electricity to the pipeline's pumping stations.

Deep commitment in the Gulf: Heidelberg Oil Pipeline enters service ahead of schedule (© 2016 Enbridge)
Deep commitment in the Gulf: Heidelberg Oil Pipeline enters service ahead of schedule (© 2016 Enbridge)

Enbridge Completes Deep Water Crude Oil Pipeline in the Gulf of Mexico Months Ahead of Schedule

Enbridge has successfully constructed the Heidelberg Offshore Crude Oil Pipeline, a 20-inch diameter, 36-mile pipeline in the Gulf of Mexico more three months ahead of schedule.

Saipem Squaring Off with Gazprom Over Cancelled Pipeline Contracts (© 2016 Gazprom)
Saipem Squaring Off with Gazprom Over Cancelled Pipeline Contracts (© 2016 Gazprom)

Saipem Squaring Off with Gazprom Over Cancelled Pipeline Contracts

Saipem is seeking redress at the Paris-based International Chamber of Commerce for € 759 million in damages sustained when Gazprom cancelled a contract to build a natural gas pipeline on the floor of the Black Sea.

Arbitration will be the preferred method of dispute resolution.

TRANS ANATOLIAN NATURAL GAS PIPELINE PROJECT (© 2016 TANAP )
TRANS ANATOLIAN NATURAL GAS PIPELINE PROJECT (© 2016 TANAP )

TANAP Opts for Punj Lloyd - Limak for Major Pipeline Construction Segment

The Trans-Anatolian Pipeline consortium (TANAP) has selected Punj Lloyd - Limak Limited to build the 459 km section of the natural gas pipeline from Turkey's Eskisehir to the border with Greece.

Cyprus – Israel - Greece Trilateral Summit Declaration (© 2016 Republic of Cyprus, Ministry of Interior)
Cyprus – Israel - Greece Trilateral Summit Declaration (© 2016 Republic of Cyprus, Ministry of Interior)

Greece, Cyprus and Israel Contemplate a New Offshore Gas Pipeline to Europe

Leaders of Greece, Cyprus and Israel met last week in Nicosia to explore the possibility of constructing a gas pipeline from newly-discovered offshore gas fields in Israel to Greece via Cyprus.

PetroLight Company Introduces Sensitive Methane Annunciator FOMA For Gas Pipelines
PetroLight Company Introduces Sensitive Methane Annunciator FOMA For Gas Pipelines

PetroLight Company Introduces Sensitive Methane Annunciator FOMA For Gas Pipelines

The Fiber-Optic Methane Annunciator (Detector) intended for continuous monitoring of methane leakages from gas pipelines has been developed by the Moscow-based PetroLight Company. The device does not require additional electricity connection and is based on near-infrared diode laser with wave length of 1,651µm and is able to detect the methane concentration of 0,5 – 1%.

Jesus Soto Jr. (© 2012 PG&E Currents)
Jesus Soto Jr. (© 2012 PG&E Currents)

PG&E's Jesus Soto Elected to Common Ground Alliance Board of Directors

Jesus Soto, PG&E's Senior Vice President of Gas Operations, has been elected to the Common Ground Alliance (CGA) Board of Directors, effective January 1, 2016. CGA is a member-driven association of 1,700 individuals, organizations and sponsors advocating safe digging practices across the underground utility industry.

Sabotage of Oil Pipelines in Canada Raises "Serious Concerns"
Sabotage of Oil Pipelines in Canada Raises "Serious Concerns"

Sabotage of Oil Pipelines in Canada Raises "Serious Concerns"

In the wake of several recent efforts by environmental activists to disrupt service on company high-pressure pipelines carrying tar-sands products, Calgary-based Enbridge Inc. is taking measures to strengthen the security of its pipelines.

The Landfall of the Nord Stream Pipeline in Germany(© 2015 Nord Stream AG)
The Landfall of the Nord Stream Pipeline in Germany(© 2015 Nord Stream AG)

Gazprom Cancels Nord Stream II Pipeline Tenders

In a sudden about-turn, Russian gas giant Gazprom has cancelled several tenders for construction of more than 400km of a gas trunk pipeline needed for the planned Nord Stream II project, according to documents posted on a government procurement website.

China Develops Own Magnetic Flux Leakage Detector For Burgeoning Offshore Pipeline Inspection (© 2013 CASIC)
China Develops Own Magnetic Flux Leakage Detector For Burgeoning Offshore Pipeline Inspection (© 2013 CASIC)

China Develops Own Magnetic Flux Leakage Detector For Burgeoning Offshore Pipeline Inspection

With great fanfare the China Aerospace Science and Industry Corporation (CASIC) has launched the 'home-developed submarine pipeline Magnetic Flux Leakage (MFL) detector,' aiming to get a significant share of the lucrative pipeline inspection business in China and thus end foreign companies’ monopoly on the submarine pipeline inspection in China.

The US spearheads $18 billion Fundraising Effort for 500-mile Kenyan Oil Pipeline (© 2011 UN)
The US spearheads $18 billion Fundraising Effort for 500-mile Kenyan Oil Pipeline (© 2011 UN)

[Updated] The US spearheads $18 billion Fundraising Effort for 500-mile Kenyan Oil Pipeline

The U.S. government said this week that it would help Kenya find the estimated $18 billion needed to construct an oil pipeline from Lamu on the Kenyan coast to the oil fields located in an area called the "great rift" in the north of the country.

Aliso Canyon gas leak site (© 2015 Scott L from Los Angeles, United States of America (1_D4C1832) [CC BY-SA 2.0])
Aliso Canyon gas leak site (© 2015 Scott L from Los Angeles, United States of America (1_D4C1832) [CC BY-SA 2.0])

Devastating Gas Leakage in Californian Underground Storage Facility Spewing 1200 Tons of Methane Into the Troposphere Daily

After months of ongoing but unsuccessful efforts by Southern California Gas Company to stem a massive natural gas leak spewing methane and other gases from a suspected 7 inch diameter, 61 year old underground natural gas pipeline into a Los Angeles neighborhood, California Governor Jerry Brown declared a state of emergency last week.

TransCanada Takes On The US Government Over Keystone XL Pipeline Rejection (© 2015 TransCanada)
TransCanada Takes On The US Government Over Keystone XL Pipeline Rejection (© 2015 TransCanada)

TransCanada Takes On The US Government Over Keystone XL Pipeline Rejection

TransCanada, the Canadian energy giant aspiring to be the leading energy infrastructure company in North American, has filed suit against the Obama administration for rejecting last November the proposed 2,639-mile cross-border oil pipeline to the U.S. Gulf Coast known as Keystone XL.

Shawcor Ltd headquarter (© 2015 Shawcor Ltd )
Shawcor Ltd headquarter (© 2015 Shawcor Ltd )

Shawcor Bolsters Pipeline Engineering, Integrity Management Capabilities

Shawcor, a leading global energy services company with a track record of executing some of the pipeline industry's most complex projects, has moved to enhance its pipeline engineering and integrity management services with the acquisition of Lake Superior Consulting, LLC for an undisclosed sum. The deal also includes a potential earn out payment to be made in 2016.

Pony Express Pipeline (PXP) (© 2015 Tallgrass)
Pony Express Pipeline (PXP) (© 2015 Tallgrass)

Tallgrass Energy Partners Acquires Big New Stake in the Pony Express Crude Oil Pipeline

Tallgrass Energy Partners (TEP) announced this week that it is acquiring an additional 31.3 percent interest in the 760 - mile Tallgrass Pony Express crude oil pipeline running from Guernsey, Wyoming to Cushing, Oklahoma.

The company will offer a cash consideration of $475 million and 6.518 million TEP common units issued to Tallgrass Development.

Enterprise Operation Map (© 2013 Enterprise Products Partners)
Enterprise Operation Map (© 2013 Enterprise Products Partners)

270 mile long Aegis Pipeline Begins Operation in Texas and Louisiana

On the last days of 2015 Enterprise Products Partners LP (EPP), a leading North American provider of energy services, began operating the 270 mile, 20 inch diameter Aegis pipeline connecting Beaumont, Texas to the Mississippi River.

The pipeline will transport ethane to more than 20 petrochemical facilities dotting the Texas and Louisiana Coasts.

Hot rolling mill at thyssenkrupp (© 2015 thyssenkrupp)
Hot rolling mill at thyssenkrupp (© 2015 thyssenkrupp)

thyssenkrupp to Supply Flat Steel for 440 km Liquid Gas Pipeline in Texas

thyssenkrupp has announced that it will provide quality flat steel and logistics for a 440 km liquid gas pipeline running the length of Texas, the second biggest state in the USA, from Baden to Mont Belvieu. 44,000 tons of hot wide strip in grade X70 steel is required for the construction of the pipeline. The steel is a micro-alloyed fine-grain grade with a yield strength of 485 MPa.

The Interconnector pipeline (© 2015 Interconnector)
The Interconnector pipeline (© 2015 Interconnector)

Fluxys Expands Its Interest in Europe's Gas Infrastructure With UK Interconnector Deal

Fluxys has tied up an agreement with Gazprom to acquire the Russian gas giant's 10 percent stake in the UK Interconnector, owner and operator of the offshore pipeline between the UK and Belgium.