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Enbridge & TC Energy logos (copyright by Enbridge & TC Energy)

Cutting Operating Emissions From Pipelines Becomes Focus Of Enbridge And TC Energy CEOs

At April’s virtual energy symposium hosted by Scotiabank CAPP, Francois Poirier of TC Energy Corp. and Al Monaco of Enbridge Inc, heads of Canada’s leading pipeline companies announced a change in business models to contribute to the global energy transition towards cleaner fuels.

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Logo of Saudi Aramco (copyright by Shutterstock/Hyserb)

Saudi Aramco Announces Newly Formed Aramco Oil Pipelines Company

The world's largest petroleum company, Saudi Aramco, which in 2019 brought a minority share of the company on to the Saudi Tadawul Bourse in its Initial Public Offering (IPO), has taken on a consortium led by US-based EIG Global Energy Partners with a 49 percent share of the infrastructure company Aramco Oil Pipelines.

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Logo of the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft (copyright by Fraunhofer)

Fraunhofer IKTS Spearheads Development Of A CO2 - Free Energy Supply

In a stunning breakthrough with far-reaching implications for the future use of natural gas pipelines in the world, the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft has developed a technology for the energy efficient separation of hydrogen from natural gas.

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Broken water pipeline (copyright by Shutterstock/RosnaniMusa)

A Damaged Pipeline Causes Water Shortage In South Africa

Customers in the north eastern part of South Africa, not far from the Zimbabwean and Mozambique borders, are experiencing disruptions to their water supplies, owing to damage of the mains water pipeline linking the Dan Reservoirs with the Nkowankowa Water Treatment Plant.

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Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) Headquarters in Washington, DC (copyright by Shutterstock/Mark Van Scyoc)

A Change Of Course After FERC Considers Pipeline’s GHGs Significance And Climate Impacts

America’s Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), which regulates the sale and transmission of interstate energy, has added a new greenhouse gas (GHG) assessment criterion, to its approval process for new gas pipeline projects.

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National flag of Uganda (copyright by Shutterstock/Akshay Dhameliya)

130 Million USD For A Pipeline In Uganda

Tullow Oil’s 2006 discovery of oil in western Uganda’s Lake Albert region prompted discussion of building a heated crude oil export pipeline to the Indian Ocean. For a decade discussions centred on the choice of route between a Kenyan or a Tanzanian seaport.

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Penspen logo (copyright by Penspen)

Penspen Awarded Major Pipeline Contract in Zimbabwe

Penspen, a company founded originally in the UK over 65 years ago to provide engineering, project management, asset management and integrity services to the energy industry with a particular focus on major pipeline projects around the world, has been awarded an engineering and procurement project involving the 208-km long Feruka-Harare multi-product pipeline network for Petrozim, an operator of

Mike Kirkwood at the ptc 2019 (copyright by Philip Wilson/EITEP)
Mike Kirkwood at the ptc 2019 (copyright by Philip Wilson/EITEP)

Mike Kirkwood, T.D. Williamson Director of Integrity Solutions, Named PPSA Board President

Global pipeline solutions provider T.D. Williamson (TDW), recently announced that Director of Integrity Solutions Mike Kirkwood, Ph.D., has been named president of the board of directors of the Pigging Products and Services Association (PPSA).
 

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Flag of New Zealand (copyright by Shutterstock/Carsten Reisinger)

Firstgas Group Boldly Envisions A Carbon-Free Future

Firstgas Group, a swashbuckling, innovative New Zealand gas company with over 2,500-km of high pressure transmission pipelines and 4,800-km of distribution pipelines in the North Island, has announced a zero carbon gas future for the Kiwi nation.  This is based on the results of its Hydrogen Trial Study in which gas pipelines would be de-carbonized, with hydrogen b

Video streaming of Session 2.2 "Hydrogen" (© 2021 Philip Wilson / EITEP)
Video streaming of Session 2.2 "Hydrogen" (© 2021 Philip Wilson / EITEP)

ptc 2021 Successfully Converted into Online-only Event with Record Attendance

With around 1,000 participants and an above-average number of participants from pipeline operators, the Pipeline Technology Conference (ptc) is a unique meeting place for the exchange of operator knowledge across national borders and continents. This defining characteristic was confirmed again this year at the purely online ptc.

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Pipecheck 6.1 (copyright by Creaform)

Creaform Releases Pipecheck 6.1 Software for NDT in the Oil and Gas Industry

Creaform, the worldwide leader in automated and portable 3D measurement solutions and engineering services, announced today the release of Pipecheck 6.1 software, a significant upgrade to its pipeline integrity assessment software.

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Arctic Landscape of the Russian North (coypright by Shutterstock/Arseniy Rossikhin)

Burst Liquid Petroleum Pipeline Leads To Yet Another Environmental Disaster in Russia

Russian experts are investigating the scene of the accident for possible environmental damage after a fire broke out on an underwater pipeline in Siberia.  Initial reports indicated that around 700 tons of liquid petroleum gas were observed in the affected pipeline section, explained governmental speaker Andrej Wil this past Sunday.

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H2 hydrogen molecule (copyright by Shutterstock/Alexander Limbach)

Pipelines To Play Central Role As Hydrogen Enters Global Energy Mix

Governments and energy companies are increasingly looking at hydrogen, the universe's most abundant element, as an alternative to fossil fuels, and say that without hydrogen the world cannot aim to to be a net zero carbon economy by 2050.

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Satellite image of Gaza taken on April 11, 2019 (copyright by Shutterstock/Intrepix)

Qatari Diplomatic Breakthrough In Underwriting Gas Pipeline From Israel Into Gaza

A motley coalition of nationalities and supranational organizations have reconciled differences to help construct a natural gas pipeline running from Israel into the Gaza Strip.

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Flag of Saudi Arabia (copyright by Shutterstock/adidas4747)

Saudi Arabia Aims To Build Pipelines To Europe To Transport Green Hydrogen

Prince Abdulaziz bin Salman, state minister for energy affairs in Saudi Arabia, said over the weekend that he had hopes for the kingdom to become "another Germany" when it comes to renewables amid plans to generate 50 per cent of its power from clean sources.

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Enbridge Energy Headquarter (Copyright by Shutterstock/ JHVEPhoto)

Enbridge to Begin "Greening" of Pipeline Operations in Canada

Declaring "hydrogen's time has come," Gazifere, an Enbridge subsidiary and Evolugen, the Canadian operations arm of Brookfield Renewable, announced plans to build and operate one of Canada’s largest green hydrogen injection projects in Quebec.

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Rosen Group logo (copyright by Rosen)

Rosen Europe B.V. Signs Large Gas Pipeline Inspection Contract in the Ukraine

Rosen Europe B.V., part of Swiss ROSEN Group, the world's premier pipeline integrity company offering next generation technical solutions to the manifold problems facing the pipeline industry, has signed an agreement with Gas TSO of the Ukraine for in-line inspection services of main gas pipelines.

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Perth to Kalgoorlie pipeline (copyright by Shutterstock/Tap10)

Australia's 43-km Parmelia Gas Pipeline 100 % Hydrogen-Ready

APA, Australia's largest natural gas infrastructure company, owning and operating natural gas assets at home and abroad, announced a landmark hydrogen pilot project to enable the proposed conversion of 43-km of Parmelia Gas Pipeline in Western Australia into Austrailia's first 100 percent hydrogen-ready transmission pipeline.

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Petronas Towers with Malaysia national flag (copyright by Shutterstock/sacitarios)

Petronas Gas To Build 42-km Gas Pipeline in Selangor, Malaysia

Petronas Gas, a subsidiary of internationally integrated oil and gas giant Petronas in Malaysia, will be constructing a 42-km long gas pipeline from its existing Peninsular Gas Utilization (PGU) II to a power plant in Pulau Indah, Selangor.  The cost of the pipeline an estimated RM541 million.

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Example of a compressor station (copyright by Zeelink)

Open Grid Europe and Thyssengas Complete 216-km Zeelink Pipeline

The last weld seam for the Zeelink Gas Pipeline was completed yesterday at the Pressure and Measuring Station in Marbeck / Western Münsterland. This so-called Golden Weld Seam symbolizes the end of the work on the pipeline itself and with this the final milestone for the pipeline contractors.