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Dr. Sameera Naib, Chair, Young Pipeline Professionals Europe (YPPE)
Dr. Sameera Naib, Chair, Young Pipeline Professionals Europe (YPPE)

Pipeline People: Dr. Sameera Naib, Chair, Young Pipeline Professionals Europe (YPPE)

Dr. ir. Sameera Naib is working as Senior Integrity Engineer at ROSEN. He specializes in remaining life estimations, crack assessments, fracture mechanics, risk analysis and integrity management.

Flags of Gazprom and Russia flowing in the wind (© Shutterstock/rarrarorro)
Flags of Gazprom and Russia flowing in the wind (© Shutterstock/rarrarorro)

Nord Stream Pipelines To Be Mothballed

In a major development likely sounding the death knell for the erstwhile pride of the extensive Russian pipeline network, Reuters has reported that Gazprom is set to seal up the damaged Nord Stream 1 & 2 pipelines to Europe as there are no plans to repair them.

Enagas logo on a screen infront of the website (© Shutterstock/T. Schneider)
Enagas logo on a screen infront of the website (© Shutterstock/T. Schneider)

Enagas Acquires a Strategic Gas Pipeline Network Worth $57 Mln in Northern Spain

Spanish grid operator Enagas has made a significant strategic acquisition in the gas pipeline sector in the latest deal with Reganosa.

According to a Reuters report the company has purchased a 130-km gas pipeline network from energy firm Reganosa for €54 million ($57.33 million).

A Red Pin on Kazakhstan on the World Map (© Shutterstock/hyotographics)
A Red Pin on Kazakhstan on the World Map (© Shutterstock/hyotographics)

Kazakhstan Transports the First Batch of Oil to Germany through Druzhba Pipeline

Kazakhstan's national oil pipeline company, KazTransOil, on February 23, started receiving Kazakh oil for shipment to Germany through its main oil pipelines, Shyngys Ilyasov, the director of the public relations and internal communications department at KazTransOil, said in a press statement.

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Flags of Spain and Morocco (© Shutterstock/Aritra Deb)

The Closure of Maghreb-Europe Gas Pipeline by Algeria Bolsters Spain-Morocco Ties

The diplomatic fallout between Algeria and Morocco has bolstered energy collaborations between Rabat and Madrid following the shutdown of Algeria's largest gas pipeline with Spain, the Maghreb-Europe pipeline, in November of last year.

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Hydrogen molecule (© Shutterstock/Corona Borealis Studio)

German / American Consortium Makes Gains Towards "The Realization Of A Hydrogen Economy"

Open Grid Europe (OGE), GRTgaz Deutschland and Solar Turbines have partnered to successfully test fuel gas containing up to 25 percent hydrogen on a low emissions Titan 130 SoLoNox gas turbine driving a gas compressor. These gas turbines are usually powered by natural gas taken from the pipeline system.

A stack of pipes (© Shutterstock/ivandan)
A stack of pipes (© Shutterstock/ivandan)

Stored Nord Stream Pipes To Be Used With a Floating LNG Terminal in the Baltic

3000 pipes, originally intended to be used to transport Russian gas as part of the Nord Stream 2 pipeline system, have been lying in limbo for over a year in the German port of Mukran in Ruegen on the Baltic Sea.

European Investment Bank - EIB sign and logo (© Shutterstock/Kent Johansson)
European Investment Bank - EIB sign and logo (© Shutterstock/Kent Johansson)

European Investment Bank Could Finance Iberian Gas Pipeline Project

The European Investment Bank (EIB) has expressed willingness to finance a prospective hydrogen pipeline connecting Portugal to Spain and France if the project meets the eligibility criteria, EIB Vice-President Ricardo Mourinho Félix said during an interview with Lusa, adding that the bank

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Flag of Iran (© Shutterstock/Derek Brumby)

Working to Build 920-Km Pipeline to Help Ease Iran Water Shortage in Isfahan Province

Iran is looking to build a massive water pipeline project to help boost water supplies to the country’s tourist region of Isfahan. According to Isfahan’s governor general, the 920-kilometer pipeline set to transport water from the Sea of Oman is already at its preliminary stages, the Financial Tribune news agency reported last Tuesday.

Tanzania and Zambia on the map (© Shutterstock/Alexander Lukatskiy)
Tanzania and Zambia on the map (© Shutterstock/Alexander Lukatskiy)

Zambia and Tanzania to Speed-up the Upgrade Process of Decades-old TAZAMA Pipeline

Zambian president and his Tanzanian counterpart have agreed to fast-track the upgrade of the TAZAMA pipeline, which has served the two countries for more than five decades.

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Welcome to Las Vegas sign (© Shutterstock/somchaij)

Nevada Suspends State of Emergency after Fuel Pipeline Resumes Operations

Nevada governor Joe Lombardo suspended the state of emergency announced last Friday to mitigate the impact of a fuel leak in California's South and Nevada after a fuel leak was detected on a pipeline that supplies Las Vegas.

Logo of the OGMP 2.0 (© Climate and Clean Air Coalition)
Logo of the OGMP 2.0 (© Climate and Clean Air Coalition)

Trans Adriatic Pipeline Joins the United Nations' Flagship Oil and Gas Methane Partnership

Trans Adriatic Pipeline (TAP), the 878-km long pipeline transporting natural gas from the giant Shah Deniz field in the Azerbaijani sector of the Caspian Sea to Europe, has joined the Oil and Gas Methane Partnership (OGMP), the flagship oil and gas reporting and mitigation program of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).

TC Energy logo at the head office in Calgary, Canada (© Shutterstock/Brett Holmes)
TC Energy logo at the head office in Calgary, Canada (© Shutterstock/Brett Holmes)

Bending Stress Fatigue, Faulty Welding Caused Keystone Pipeline's Massive Oil Leak

Faulty welding and bending stress fatigue on TC Energy's Keystone pipeline caused the largest oil spill in nearly a decade, the pipeline operator announced Thursday last week.

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Flag of South Korea (© Shutterstock/railway fx)

DNV to Explore the Viability of Using South Korea's Gas Pipeline Network for H2 Blend

South Korea's state-owned gas importer and transporter, Korea Gas Corporation (Kogas), has selected Norway's DNV to evaluate the possibility of blending hydrogen into the country's gas transmission network, the company shared the news on its website last week.

Pipeline valve with manometer (© Shutterstock/Krasowit)
Pipeline valve with manometer (© Shutterstock/Krasowit)

Force Majeure Brings A Halt to Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan (BTC) Oil Pipeline

In wake of the port of Ceyhan sustaining earthquake damage last week, Kazakhstan's state energy company Kazmunaigaz has postponed the start of oil exports from the giant Tengiz oilfield via the Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan pipeline after BP Azerbaijan declared force majeure on loadings from Ceyhan.

Pakistan under the looking glas (© Shutterstock/Kachor Valentyna)
Pakistan under the looking glas (© Shutterstock/Kachor Valentyna)

Pakistan to Move Forward with TAPI Gas Pipeline Project Even Without India

Pakistan has shown a willingness to go on with the Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India (TAPI) gas pipeline project even without India as Afghanistan is willing to offer more support, the Minister of State for Petroleum and Natural Resources, Musadik Malik, said during his recent visit to Saudi Arabia, Business Recorder reported earlier this week.

Pipeline for gas exports with Russian flags (© Shutterstock/Fly Of Swallow Studio)
Pipeline for gas exports with Russian flags (© Shutterstock/Fly Of Swallow Studio)

Russia's Energy Ambitions Amidst Economic Sanctions: The Push for New Pipeline Projects

Russia plans to significantly accelerate its pipeline building activities this year as part of the plans for diversification of its oil and gas deliveries from the West to Asian and Middle East directions.

Russia has traditionally exported its oil and gas through pipelines, with the majority of the volume being intended for the EU market.

Flag of Pakistan (© Shutterstock/A Kisel)
Flag of Pakistan (© Shutterstock/A Kisel)

Pakistan Consider Reviving Russia's North-South Gas Pipeline Project, Starting from Gwadar

Islamabad plans to shift the "starting point" of the long-delayed 'Pakistan Gas Stream Project' pipeline from Karachi to Gwadar, a decision that would help embark on the abandoned Gwadar Pipeline Project, connecting to Iran, the Tribune reported last week.

GAIL India website homepage (© Shutterstock/Pavel Kapysh)
GAIL India website homepage (© Shutterstock/Pavel Kapysh)

India’s GAIL Lays the Country’s First Gas Pipeline Along a Highway, Work 80% Complete

Work on India’s first natural gas pipeline running along an express highway is almost 80% complete, with 530km already laid, the Times of India reported yesterday, 7th February.

India, Bangladesh & Myanmar on the map (© Shutterstock/TonelloPhotography)
India, Bangladesh & Myanmar on the map (© Shutterstock/TonelloPhotography)

Plans Underway to Revive LNG Pipeline Linking India to Myanmar and Bangladesh

India plans to construct a liquefied natural gas (LNG) pipeline connecting the country to Myanmar and Bangladesh to secure its energy source and counter China's growing dominance in the region, two people privy to the developments revealed, according to a Daily Observer report.

Flag of Turkey on cracked ground (© Shutterstock/Olleg Visual Content)
Flag of Turkey on cracked ground (© Shutterstock/Olleg Visual Content)

Turkey: Damaged Gas Pipeline in Hatay Province Disrupts Supply Flow after Earthquake

Explosions rocked a natural gas pipeline in Turkey’s southernmost Hatay Province after a devastating earthquake measuring a magnitude of 7.8 hit the region in the early morning of Monday, sparking a fire that took hours to extinguish, the IHA agency reported yesterday.

The Flag of bulgaria in the world map (© Shutterstock/hyotographics)
The Flag of bulgaria in the world map (© Shutterstock/hyotographics)

Works Begin on Bulgarian Section of Interconnector Bulgaria-Serbia Gas Pipeline

Bulgaria, last week, began the construction activities for the long-delayed natural gas interconnector pipeline linking the country to its neighbour Serbia, allowing the transportation of non-Russian gas supplies to Belgrade to help bolster the security of supply in southeastern Europe, EU Commission announced.

Azadi Tower in Tehran with flasgs of Iran (© Shutterstock/Kanisorn Pringthongfoo)
Azadi Tower in Tehran with flasgs of Iran (© Shutterstock/Kanisorn Pringthongfoo)

Iran To Develop Prodigious Offshore Gas Field / Undersea Pipeline Near Kish

Iran has signed a $900 million deal with Iranian Offshore Engineering and Construction Company (IOEC) to develop the first phase of its Kish offshore gas field in the pristine waters of the Persian Gulf.  This was announced by Iranian state television over the weekend.

The gas field holds an estimated 1.5 trillion cubic meters of gas.