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Port and skyline of Dar es Salaam (© Shutterstock/MOIZ HUSEIN STORYTELLER)

Dar es Salaam Welcomes First Pipes for Landmark East African Oil Crude Pipeline

The East African Crude Oil Pipeline (EACOP) marked a significant milestone with the arrival of the first 100km of line pipe at the port of Dar es Salaam, the company announced on Tuesday, December 12, 2023.

The shipment signifies the official start of the main construction phase for the ambitious project, which promises to transform the energy landscape of East Africa.

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The flag of Australia (© Shutterstock/esfera)

Australian Energy Giants Woodside and Santos Explore Oil-gas Merger in Face of Challenges

Australian energy companies Woodside Energy Group and Santos announced last Thursday they are in preliminary talks regarding a potential merger, which could mark a significant consolidation in the global oil and gas sector, Reuters reported.

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Flags of Bulgaria & Serbia (© Shutterstock/esfera)

Serbia Opens New Gas Pipeline Interconnector to Reduce Reliance on Russian Energy

Serbia has completed the construction of an interconnector to a pipeline in Bulgaria, a key step in diversifying its gas supplies and reducing its dependence on Russia.

The logo of Kinder Morgan on a smartphone screen (© Shutterstock/rafapress)
The logo of Kinder Morgan on a smartphone screen (© Shutterstock/rafapress)

Permian Gas Takeaway Capacity Gets Boost with Kinder Morgan Pipeline Expansion

Natural gas takeaway capacity from the prolific Permian Basin has increased by 550 million cubic feet per day (MMcf/d) with the in-service of an expansion of Kinder Morgan's Permian Highway Pipeline.

Seal of the NTSB infront of a screen with the website (© Shutterstock/T. Schneider)
Seal of the NTSB infront of a screen with the website (© Shutterstock/T. Schneider)

NTSB Calls for Changes to San Pedro Bay Oil Operations Following Huntington Beach Spill

Following a two-year investigation into the October 2021 oil spill off Huntington Beach, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) calls for changes to San Pedro Bay oil operations and nationwide communication protocols between offshore oil and shipping companies.

The Mackinac Bridge over the Straits of Mackinac, connecting Michigan's Upper and Lower Peninsulas (© Shutterstock/Craig Sterken)
The Mackinac Bridge over the Straits of Mackinac, connecting Michigan's Upper and Lower Peninsulas (© Shutterstock/Craig Sterken)

Michigan Approves Tunnel Project to Replace Controversial Line 5 Pipeline

The Michigan Public Service Commission has approved a controversial project to relocate a segment of Enbridge's Line 5 oil and natural gas pipeline from the bed of the Straits of Mackinac to a service tunnel beneath it.

The  2-0 vote on December 1 paves the way for the "Great Lakes Tunnel" project, intended to address concerns about the vulnerability of the aging pipeline.

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Flags of the United Arab Emirates and Morocco with blurred green background (© Shutterstock/Aritra Deb)

UAE, Morocco Sign Deal to Invest in Africa-Atlantic Gas Pipeline

Morocco and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) have signed an agreement to invest in the construction of the Africa-Atlantic gas pipeline, a major project that will transport gas from Nigeria to North Africa and ultimately to Europe.

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The logo of the Canada Energy Regulator infront of the website (© Shutterstock/T. Schneider)

Trans Mountain Expansion Project Delayed Again by Canadian Regulator's Tough Decision

Trans Mountain Expansion (TMX) project faces further delay following the Canada Energy Regulator (CER) decision to deny the company’s request for a variance on a section of the oil pipeline under construction in British Columbia, potentially delaying the 590,000 barrel-per-day (bpd) expansion.

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Flag of Greece (© Shutterstock/akedesign)

Corinth Pipeworks Awarded €27 Million Contract for Hydrogen-Ready Pipeline in Greece

DESFA, the Hellenic Gas Transmission System Operator, has awarded a contract exceeding $29 million (€27 million) to Corinth Pipework to manufacture and supply pipes for a major gas pipeline project in the Middle East.

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British Columbia on the map (© Shutterstock/Tudoran Andrei)

Coastal GasLink Pipeline Mechanical Construction Completed Ahead of the Year-End Deadline

The Coastal GasLink (CGL) pipeline that stretches across northern British Columbia (BC) is mechanically complete ahead of the company’s year-end deadline.

The accomplishment marks a significant milestone for the project, which will deliver natural gas to the LNG Canada processing and export facility in Kitimat, on BC’s northern coast.

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European Union flag infront of the European Commission (© Shutterstock/symbiot)

EastMed Pipeline Remains on EU's New List of Common Interest Projects

The European Commission has kept EastMed Pipeline proposed to connect the gas reserves in the Eastern Mediterranean to Greece via Cyprus and Crete on its new list of Projects of Common Interest (PCI) despite a delayed investment.

Hamilton, a 127-meter U.S. Coast Guard cutter (WMLS-753) (© Shutterstock/Daniel Wright98)
Hamilton, a 127-meter U.S. Coast Guard cutter (WMLS-753) (© Shutterstock/Daniel Wright98)

U.S. Coast Guard Expands Search to Nearby Oil Pipelines for Source of Spill in the Gulf of Mexico

The U.S. Coast Guard expanded its search for the source of the leak that spewed 1.1 million gallons of oil in the Gulf of Mexico south off South Pass on November 16, 2023, as the source of the leak remains unknown.

The Coast Guard plans to include other pipelines near a Main Pass Oil Gathering line that was shut down on the day the spill was discovered.

STATS Group Remote Tecno Plug (© STATS Group)
STATS Group Remote Tecno Plug (© STATS Group)

Pipeline Technology Company STATS Group Strengthens Presence in Australia and Asia Pacific

STATS Group (STATS) has significantly strengthened its presence in Australia and the wider Asia Pacific (APAC) hydrocarbon sector.

According to the company’s announcement, it has secured several landmark projects, gained increased market recognition, and expanded its team in the region, demonstrating its commitment to long-term growth and success in APAC.

OCENSA has awarded ROSEN Group in the Technology and Innovation category at the Supply Award 2023 (© ROSEN Group/OCENSA)
OCENSA has awarded ROSEN Group in the Technology and Innovation category at the Supply Award 2023 (© ROSEN Group/OCENSA)

ROSEN Group Receives OCENSA's Supply Award for Innovative Pipeline Integrity Solutions

ROSEN Group has been awarded the Technology and Innovation category of OCENSA's Supply Award 2023 for its technological innovation in integrity management, the company announced on November 29, 2023.

The prestigious recognition highlights ROSEN's innovative approach to pipeline integrity management, specifically for the detection of circumferential cracks caused by external factors.

Rendering of a pressure gauge on a hydrogen pipeline (© Shutterstock/r.classen)
Rendering of a pressure gauge on a hydrogen pipeline (© Shutterstock/r.classen)

3300-km SoutH2 Hydrogen Pipeline Takes a Big Step Forward

A planned 3300-km dedicated hydrogen pipeline between Italy, Austria and Germany dubbed SoutH2 Corridor by the pipeline cognoscenti has been awarded a fast-track permitting process and can get access to European funding from the so-called Connecting Europe Facility.

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Logo of Mexico Pacific infront of the website (© Shutterstock/T. Schneider)

Mexico Pacific Awards Sierra Madre Pipeline Contract to GDI Sicim Pipelines and Bonatti

Mexico Pacific, an energy company, has awarded a contract to a joint venture (JV) of GDI Sicim Pipelines and Bonatti for the engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) of the Sierra Madre pipeline project in Mexico.

Pipes being layed for a offshore pipeline (© Shutterstock/hlopex)
Pipes being layed for a offshore pipeline (© Shutterstock/hlopex)

Swiss and Italian Group Form Integrated Subsea Services Hub for Underwater Pipelines

Polyurethane field joint coatings provider Company Services Swiss SA (CSS) and Italian underwater engineering specialist Drafinsub have announced a merger to establish a comprehensive hub for integrated offshore infrastructures and underwater pipelines services.

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Flags of China and Russia (© Shutterstock/Vitalii Vodolazskyi)

Gazprom, CNPC, and PipeChina Ink Major Pipeline Deal to Supply More Russian Gas to China

Russian energy giant Gazprom has signed an agreement with two Chinese companies to develop clean energy projects, marking a significant step in expanding bilateral cooperation in the sector.

Russia-China pipeline (© Adobe Stock/alexmlx)
Russia-China pipeline (© Adobe Stock/alexmlx)

Power of Siberia 2: Like the Bridge to Nowhere?

With the glaring loss of Russia's most attractive natural gas market in Europe following its invasion of Ukraine nearly two years ago, the construction of gas export pipelines to ensure a financial lifeline for the war-torn country has become imperative to Russia's raison d'être.

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Logo of TC Energy on a screen infront of the website (© Shutterstock/Wirestock Creators)

TC Energy's Virginia Reliability Project Approved by FERC

The U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission approved TC Energy's Virginia Reliability Project, a significant expansion that will enhance energy reliability and affordability in Virginia's Hampton Roads region.

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The flag of Australia (© Shutterstock/esfera)

$6.3 Million Pipeline Upgrade Project to Boost Reliable Water Supply in Western Australia

Residents in and around Kojonup in Western Australia's Great Southern region are set to benefit from a significant boost in water reliability following a $6.3 million upgrade to aging water pipelines in nearby Katanning.

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The flag of the USA (© Shutterstock/Graeme Dawes)

Wolf Carbon Withdraws Permit Application for Illinois Carbon Capture Pipeline

Wolf Carbon Solutions has withdrawn its permit application to build a carbon capture pipeline in Illinois, the latest setback for technology in recent months, Reuters reported on Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2023.

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Azerbaijan on the map (© Shutterstock/Yusuf Ucuz)

Azerbaijan Reports 4% Increase in Natural Gas Transportation—Pipeline’s Share the Largest

Azerbaijan’s pipeline share accounted for more than half of the country's gas exports in the latest statistical report, significantly boosting the country’s export quantities.