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Flags of Germany and the USA (copyright by Shutterstock/Andy.LIU)

Washington Revisits Nord Stream 2: Partnership Over Parochialism?

At first glance, it seems the new Joe Biden administration will be adopting the same punitive policy vis-vis Nord Srteam 2 as its predecessor:  Nord Stream 2 should not go into operation and sanctions should be used as a means to this end.

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Frozen gas valve and high pressure pipe (copyright by Shutterstock/nenets)

Texas Deep Freeze Also Freezes Gas Pipelines to Mexico, Leaving Millions Without Power

“Texas is a gas state,” said Michael Webber, an energy resources professor at the University of Texas at Austin. While he said all of Texas’ energy sources share blame for the power crisis — at least one nuclear power plant has partially shut down, most notably — the natural gas industry is producing significantly less power than normal.

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Logos of Siemens Energy & TC Energy (copyright by Siemenes Energy & TC Energy)

Siemens Energy Pioneers First-Of-Its-Kind Facility To Decarbonize the Oil Industry

Siemens Energy has signed an agreement with TC Energy to commission a novel waste heat-to-power pilot installation in Alberta, Canada. The facility will capture waste heat from a gas-fired turbine operating at a pipeline compression station and convert it into emissions-free power.

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Digital cyberspace and digital data network (copyright by Shutterstock/KanawatTH)

Baker Hughes and C3 AI Facilitate Petronas's Move Into Digital Transformation Programs

Baker Hughes, an American industrial service company operating around the globe and C3 AI (artificial intelligence), a leading enterprise AI software provider announced an AI collaboration with Petronas, Malaysia's global energy and solutions company, to apply joint Baker Hughes C3 AI (BHC3) technology across the company's strategic digital transformation programs.

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The Indian flag (copyright by Shutterstock/Niyazz)

Indian Oil to monetise pipeline assets

India’s Finance Minister, Nirmala Sitharaman in a recent budget speech announced plans to monetise (privatise) existing oil and gas pipeline infrastructure, which is operated by various state-owned assets including the Indian Oil Corporation (IOC), gas utility GAIL (India) Ltd and Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Ltd (HPCL).

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Baker Hughes Launches a New Onshore Composite Pipe (copyright by Baker Hughes)

Baker Hughes Launches a New Onshore Composite Pipe

Baker Hughes, an energy technology company with operations around the world, has developed an onshore composite flexible pipe that lowers the cost of ownership, reduces corrosion risks and lowers manufacturing emissions relative to traditional pipes.

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Intero Integrity Services and Pipetel Technologies merger (copyright by Intero Integrity Services)

Intero and Pipetel Fusion Creates Pipeline Industry Powerhouse

Intero Integrity Services, a leading provider of specialty integrity services for downstream oil, gas and petrochemical infrastructure and Pipetel Technologies, an innovative service company specializing in difficult to inspect gas pipelines, have announced their merger.

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

President Biden Raises The Pressure on Nord Stream 2 - Gazprom Seemingly Unfazed

As President Biden enters the Nord Stream 2 conundrum, asserting the pipeline is a "bad deal" for Europe, Gazprom has begun a public campaign extolling the virtues of a pipeline that will help Russia and Europe to meet its most ambitious climate goals.

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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."

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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.

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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.