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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.

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

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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.