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Jordan approves construction of new oil & gas pipeline (ShiningBlack / Shutterstock)
Jordan approves construction of new oil & gas pipeline (ShiningBlack / Shutterstock)

Jordan approves construction of new oil & gas pipeline

Jordan and Iraq have agreed to build a twin oil and gas pipeline from Basra to Aqaba. The new pipeline will help to meet Jordan’s energy needs.

The framework agreement is set to be signed between the Iraq Ministry of Oil and Jordan’s Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources.

FERC To Review Pipeline Policies in Face of Multiple Pipeline Spills by Energy Transfer in Ohio (Joseph Sohm / Shutterstock)
FERC To Review Pipeline Policies in Face of Multiple Pipeline Spills by Energy Transfer in Ohio (Joseph Sohm / Shutterstock)

FERC To Review Pipeline Policies in Face of Multiple Pipeline Spills

Energy Transfer Partners troubled $4.2 billion Rover Pipeline, carrying fracked gas 1150 km across Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Ohio, Michigan and Canada, has had another accident with a spill of fluids into wetlands near the Tuscarawas River in Ohio.

Gas Pipeline Bursting in Delta State of Nigeria Devastates Local Community (Peter Hermes Furian / Shutterstock)
Gas Pipeline Bursting in Delta State of Nigeria Devastates Local Community (Peter Hermes Furian / Shutterstock)

Gas Pipeline Bursting in Delta State of Nigeria Devastates Local Community

A gas pipeline running through the Ugbokodo community in the Okpe Local Government Area and operated by the Nigerian Gas Company exploded several weeks ago, causing extensive material damage but sparing the loss of any human lives.

Management of the Nigerian Gas Company, NGC, has already begun the process of fixing the gas pipeline.

A simple outdoor chapel like this one in California can cause problems for pipeline operators (LunaseeStudios / Shutterstock)
A simple outdoor chapel like this one in California can cause problems for pipeline operators (LunaseeStudios / Shutterstock)

Roman Catholic Nuns Stand Against the Completion of Atlantic Sunrise Pipeline

An order of Roman Catholic nuns near Columbia in Pennsylvania has vowed to continue its protest against the Atlantic Sunrise pipeline, a $3 billion, 187-mile project to carry fracked natural gas from wells in the Marcellus Shale formation of Pennsylvania to markets along the East Coast.

Plains All American Pipeline to Face Criminal Charges for Massive 2015 Oil Spill on California Coast (jukurae / Shutterstock)
Plains All American Pipeline to Face Criminal Charges for Massive 2015 Oil Spill on California Coast (jukurae / Shutterstock)

Plains All American Pipeline to Face Criminal Charges for Massive 2015 Oil Spill on California Coast

Nearly three years have passed since Plains All American Pipeline 901, a 24-inch subterranean oil pipeline, burst near Refugio State Beach, sending an estimated 140,000 gallons of sticky crude oil down under the U.S. Hwy 101 and into the Pacific Ocean near Santa Barbara.

TurkStream: Construction of receiving terminal begins (Copyright: TurkStream)
TurkStream: Construction of receiving terminal begins (Copyright: TurkStream)

TurkStream: Construction of receiving terminal begins

South Stream has announced the start of construction works on the receiving terminal of the TurkStream Offshore Gas Pipeline. The project is now being implemented in three construction areas: onshore Russia, onshore Turkey and offshore in the Black Sea.

30 km Friendship Pipeline a Bone of Contention in the High Stakes Dispute with North Korea
30 km Friendship Pipeline a Bone of Contention in the High Stakes Dispute with North Korea

30 km Friendship Pipeline a Bone of Contention in the High Stakes Dispute with North Korea

The Yalu River running through Manchuria has long served as the well-known border between China and North Korea. What is less known, but equally significant, is the short, aging 30 km Friendship Pipeline constructed in part under the Yalu.

Russia to Finance a Feasibility Study on Building a Multibillion Dollar Gas Pipeline from Iran to Pakistan (Sergey_R / Shutterstock)
Russia to Finance a Feasibility Study on Building a Multibillion Dollar Gas Pipeline from Iran to Pakistan (Sergey_R / Shutterstock)

Russia to Finance a Feasibility Study on Building a Multibillion Dollar Gas Pipeline from Iran to Pakistan

Making headway on an idea that has been discussed for at least a decade, Russia and Pakistan have reached a preliminary agreement to build a multibillion dollar offshore pipeline for the transport of Iranian gas to Pakistan and possibly to India.

While the agreement has yet to codified in an official written document, observers believe this will soon happen.

Iraq / Iran Sign Major Oil Swap Deal (Kent Weakley / Shutterstock)
Iraq / Iran Sign Major Oil Swap Deal (Kent Weakley / Shutterstock)

Iraq / Iran Sign Major Oil Swap Deal

In the first oil deal of its kind since Iraqi forces re-established control over Kirkuk in the northern part of the country earlier this year, Iraq has agreed to swap 60,000 barrels of oil per day for Iranian oil. The oil will be delivered by tanker truck to the border area of Kermanshah, where Iran has a refinery. Iran will deliver an equal amount of oil to Iraq's southern ports in Basra.

Gas Interconnection in the EU To Improve With 182 km pipeline between Greece and Bulgaria (argus / Shutterstock)
Gas Interconnection in the EU To Improve With 182 km pipeline between Greece and Bulgaria (argus / Shutterstock)

Gas Interconnection in the EU To Improve With 182 km pipeline between Greece and Bulgaria

After numerous delays extending literally for years, a 182 km new gas pipeline connection between Greece and Bulgaria appears to be moving forward.

More and more oil & gas exploration is conducted in the Mediterranean Sea (Andriy Markov / Shutterstock)
More and more oil & gas exploration is conducted in the Mediterranean Sea (Andriy Markov / Shutterstock)

East Med Pipeline To Boost Europe's Energy Security

In yet another effort to enhance European energy security by diversifying sources away from Russia, a consortium of countries including Cyprus, Italy, Greece and Israel will build an 1900 km gas pipeline from the Levantine Basin in the eastern Mediterranean to Greece and Italy in 2025.

Honeywell Survey Shows Low Adoption of Industrial Cyber Security Measures (Sergey Tarasov / Shutterstock)
Honeywell Survey Shows Low Adoption of Industrial Cyber Security Measures (Sergey Tarasov / Shutterstock)

Honeywell Survey Shows Low Adoption of Industrial Cyber Security Measures

A new study appointed by Honeywell shows that most industrial companies are not adopting their cyber security measures to protect their data and operations, although cyber attacks have increased around the globe.

Nebraskan Regulators Give Keystone XL Pipeline the Green Light (shannonpatrick / wikipedia)
Nebraskan Regulators Give Keystone XL Pipeline the Green Light (shannonpatrick / wikipedia)

Nebraskan Regulators Give Keystone XL Pipeline the Green Light

TransCanada has obtained final approval from state officials in Nebraska to build the controversial Keystone pipeline across Nebraska, even though these same officials vetoed what TransCanada has viewed as the preferred route.

Delegates at Pipeline Technology Conference 2017, Berlin
Delegates at Pipeline Technology Conference 2017, Berlin

Pipeline safety focus at Europe’s leading pipeline show ptc 2018 in Berlin

From 12-14 March 2018 Berlin will again host Europe’s leading pipeline conference and exhibition. The 13th edition of the Pipeline Technology Conference (ptc) provides a comprehensive overview of all developments in the onshore and offshore pipeline industry – covering planning & design, construction, operation and maintenance.

NEXUS Gas Pipeline Traversing Northern Ohio To Be Built
NEXUS Gas Pipeline Traversing Northern Ohio To Be Built

NEXUS Gas Pipeline Traversing Northern Ohio To Be Built

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission gave final authorization Wednesday to begin construction of the 36 inch, 255-mile underground NEXUS gas pipeline through northern Ohio. Communities along the way have tried to stop or re-route the pipeline, as they are concerned that it poses a threat to the safety and well-being of the area's inhabitants. Lawsuits are still pending.

Worldwide Survey Reveals NDT Global as Leader for Ultrasonic Pipeline Inspection
Worldwide Survey Reveals NDT Global as Leader for Ultrasonic Pipeline Inspection

Worldwide Survey Reveals NDT Global as Leader for Ultrasonic Pipeline Inspection

NDT Global are proud to share the results of the Kimberlite International Oilfield Research* 2017 Pipeline report, which highlights operators internationally ranking NDT Global as the industry leader in ultrasonic tool technology.

Germany's largest TSO appoints Dr. Frank Reiners to the Board of Management
Germany's largest TSO appoints Dr. Frank Reiners to the Board of Management

Germany's largest TSO appoints Dr. Frank Reiners to the Board of Management

At its last meeting in September 2017, the Supervisory Board of Open Grid Europe decided to appoint Dr Frank Reiners as CFO of Open Grid Europe GmbH. He will assume his position on 1st February 2018.

Canada's Multibillion Dollar Pipeline Industry Begins Soul-Searching Conversations On the Future (Sergey_R / Shutterstock)
Canada's Multibillion Dollar Pipeline Industry Begins Soul-Searching Conversations On the Future (Sergey_R / Shutterstock)

Canada's Multibillion Dollar Pipeline Industry Begins Soul-Searching Conversations On the Future

Canada's mega $15 billion Energy East pipeline project, which would have carried 1.1 million barrels of tar sands oil per day from Alberta to Canada's east coast for export, is being scrapped by TransCanada due to more stringent environmental regulations imposed by the Trudeau government.

Higher Court in Duesseldorf rules against PGniG (Charlie1965nrw / Wikipedia)
Higher Court in Duesseldorf rules against PGniG (Charlie1965nrw / Wikipedia)

The Way is Clear for Opal Gastransport to Offer Full Gas Capacity

A Duesseldorf Higher Regional Court said last week that it will not honour a request by Polish energy company PGniG and its German subsidiary to block Gazprom from increasing its use of the Opal pipeline in eastern Germany.

Sizeable Oil Spill Just Off the Coast of Louisiana (Alexey_Ulyanov / Shutterstock)
Sizeable Oil Spill Just Off the Coast of Louisiana (Alexey_Ulyanov / Shutterstock)

Sizeable Oil Spill Just Off the Coast of Louisiana

Last week between 9,350 and 9,750 barrels of crude oil shot out of a fractured underwater pipe in the Gulf of Mexico some 64 km from Venice, Louisiana.

LLOG Exploration Offshore, the offshore oil and gas operator, says the pipe is connected to a subsea well and that the leak has ceased.

Baghdad Regains Control of the Kirkuk Oil Patch In a Significant Victory Over the Kurds (serkan senturk / Shutterstock)
Baghdad Regains Control of the Kirkuk Oil Patch In a Significant Victory Over the Kurds (serkan senturk / Shutterstock)

Baghdad Regains Control of the Kirkuk Oil Patch In a Significant Victory Over the Kurds

After losing Kirkuk's prodigious oil fields to ISIS during the terrorists' Blitzkrieg three years ago and ultimately to rebellious Kurds after ISIS was evicted, the federal government in Baghdad has reasserted its sovereignty over the area and is now planning a "comprehensive and accelerated" rehabilitation plan for Kirkuk's crude oil pipeline network.

Regulators in Colorado Getting Serious About Pipeline Leaks (Kara Grubis / Shutterstock)
Regulators in Colorado Getting Serious About Pipeline Leaks (Kara Grubis / Shutterstock)

Regulators in Colorado Getting Serious About Pipeline Leaks

Leakey oil and gas pipelines are commanding the attention of the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission as 430 pipelines near occupied buildings recently failed leak-detection tests. While this is only 0.35 percent of the lines tested, state politicians are calling the tests significant and dangerous.