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Rosen Group logo (copyright by Rosen)

ROSEN Entering A New Frontier With Its Online Pipeline Cleaning Shop

The ROSEN Group, the world's premier pipeline integrity company with operations around the world, has launched the ROSEN Pipeline Cleaning Shop accessible through a click on your computer for customers in the United States ... for the time being.

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Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) Headquarters in Washington, DC (copyright by Shutterstock/Mark Van Scyoc)

FERC Proposes Guidance on Oil Pipeline Carrier Contracts with Affiliates

America’s energy market regulator, known as the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), has issued a suggested policy statement providing guidance for oil and petroleum products pipeline operators, concerning tariff rates and terms of conditions related to affiliate contracts.

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Sunset on pipeline (Adobe Stock/tomas)

Turkey's gas imports up 6.5% in August

Last August, Turkey imported a total of 3.35 billion cubic metres (BCM) of natural gas shared between 2.76 BCM of pipeline gas and 59 1,000,000 m³ of LNG (liquid natural gas). Year-on-year, imports of piped gas increased by 17.7% whilst LNG imports fell by 26.1% according to the country’s Energy Market Regulatory Authority’s monthly gas report.

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Joe Biden on January 07, 2020 (copyright by Shutterstock/Ron Adar)

Biden Presidency Imperils Key Oil Pipelines

There is much media speculation that the incoming administration of President-elect Joe Biden will result in delays or abandonment of new pipeline projects. Pipeline projects will depend less on government’s energy policies and more on the state of the oil and gas industry and market demand.

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Moody's Investor Services sign outside 7 World Trade Center in Lower Manhattan (copyright by Shutterstock/Daniel J. Macy)

Moody's Chequered Review of the Pipeline Industry

Moody's, the leading global credit rating, research and risk analysis firm, said that the financial outlook for pipeline companies worldwide is improving due to a steadying in oil and natural gas markets.

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Chemical plant for the production of ammonia (copyright by Shutterstock/saoirse2013)

The Development of Green Ammonia and the Future of Energy Transport

"So why the roundabout way to ammonia," muses Angela Kruth, press secretary for Project Campfire at the Leibniz Institute for Plasma Research and Technology in Greifswald, Germany?

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Map of the states and countries around the Great Lakes (copyright by Shutterstock/Weredragon)

Great Lakes Pipeline Take Two

Against a political backdrop of heightened public awareness of the risks Canadian tar sands oil spills might carry for  human health and the environment, Michigan governor Gretchen Whitmer took legal action this past Friday to shut down a pipeline that transports oil beneath the channel that links two of the Great Lakes.

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Boardwalk Pipelines logo (copyright by Boardwalk Pipelines)

Boardwalk Pipelines Focuses on Values Distinguishing The Great from the Average

Pipeline companies, like all organizations coping with the exigencies of the Corona virus, are entertaining new ideas to carry themselves through the rough patch.  Boardwalk Pipelines is one such company from Houston, Texas.

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Enbridge Energy Headquarter (Copyright by Shutterstock/ JHVEPhoto)

Pipeline company vows to reduce its GHG emissions 35% by 2030, hit zero by 2050

Calgary-based Enbridge, North America’s largest crude oil pipeline operator, has announced plans to drastically cut their greenhouse emissions by 35 percent by 2030 and to reach net zero by the year 2050.

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Baker Hughes Building (copyright by Shutterstock/nitpicker)

Baker Hughes Signs Agreement to Acquire Compact Carbon Capture Technology

At the start of this month, it was announced in a business wire news report , that Houston-based energy engineering contractor Baker Hughes, had purchased Compact Carbon Capture (3C) an innovative carbon capture technology solutions enterprise.

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American flag waving with the Capitol Hill (copyright by Adobe Stock/rarrarorro)

Nord Stream 2 Sanctions Now Part of US Defense Policy Bill Before Congress

In yet another move by the US government to prevent the 120-km pipe-laying completion of Nord Stream 2 on the floor of the Baltic, sanctions have been included  in the annual U.S. defense policy bill.

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

The Evolving Definition of Green Energy in the EU

Natural gas has long been touted as one of the cleaner fuels used to power our economies.  More recently it has even acquired the coveted green label.  But the EU is ready to deny gas power plants and gas pipelines the green investment label as they will not be classed as a sustainable investment in Europe.

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Construction of the Zeelink pipeline (copyright by Zeelink)

November sees the first testing of the new German Zeelink gas pipeline

Open Grid Europe has announced that its newly completed Zeelink gas pipeline will be tested in November and is expected to become operational, in spite of Covid restrictions as soon as March 2021. This 600-million-euro pipeline is the fruition of a joint venture between Open Grid Europe GmbH (OGE, 75 percent) and Thyssengas GmbH (25 percent).

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Husky Energy logo (copyright by Husky Energy)

Husky Energy pipeline shut-in after 900,000 litres of produced water leaks

Calgary-based integrated energy company Husky Energy has been forced to temporarily shut one of its north-western Albertan pipelines in response to a pipeline incident in low-lying wetland some 15 km south-east of Rainbow Lake.

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Pipes for natural gas pipelines (copyright bv Shutterstock/Pictureguy)

Colombia updates gas pipeline tariff regime

The Colombian state regulator of electricity, oil and gas markets, known as the Comisión de Regulación de Energía y Gas (CREG), has just published a new set of guidelines as part of its tariff regime update, known as resolution 160 of 2020.

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The flag of the USA (copyright by Shutterstock/Graeme Dawes)

Transitioning Away From Fossil Fuels And The Future Role of Pipelines In The US

As Americans wind down the long and oftentimes tortuous presidential campaign by casting their ballots before the 3 November election deadline, the role of energy and particularly hydrocarbons has taken the spotlight in key battleground states such as Pennsylvania, Texas and Oklahoma.

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Refinery (copyright by TOTAL)

New Study Sheds Light on the Virtues of E-Cars

In a new seminal study by Frontier Economics on the efficiency of battery-electric driven vehicles vis-a-vis current-based fuels it was determined that there is hardly any difference between the two: vehicles with combustion engines powered by climate-neutral fuels based on green electricity (e-fuels) have a similarly good overall energy balance as battery-powered

Pipe-laying vessel “Academic Chersky” (copyright by Shutterstock/VladSV)
Pipe-laying vessel “Academic Chersky” (copyright by Shutterstock/VladSV)

The Akademik Cherskiy, A Russian Pipe Laying Vessel, to Complete Nord Stream 2

Over the past year, as pipeline company after pipeline company yielded to the threat of proposed U.S.sanctions on European companies participating in the construction of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline, Russian President Vladimir Putin was calmly biding his time, saying that if the Europeans pull out his own pipe laying vessel, the Akademik Cherskiy, would enter the

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Transneft office in the Evolution skyscraper, Moscow (copyright by Shutterstock/Evgeniy Vasilev)

Transneft Resumes Oil Shipments in the Druzhba to Belarus

Russian oil pipeline operator Transneft is sending 133,000 tons of oil through the Druzhba Pipeline System to Belarus following an earlier decision last week to stop providing crude to its western neighbor.

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Grane Field Location (copyright by Equinor)

TechnipFMC awarded EPCI contract by Equinor

Norwegian-based oil and gas major Equinor, has awarded British- based engineering services provider TechnipFMC ,with an engineering, procurement, construction and installation contract for the North Sea Breidablikk Pipelay project, located near the existing Grane platform off the coast from Stavanger, west Norway’s capital of oil.