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Saudi Aramco, BAPCO meet Bahrain’s growing energy demand (Copyright: Saudi Aramco)
Saudi Aramco, BAPCO meet Bahrain’s growing energy demand (Copyright: Saudi Aramco)

Saudi Aramco, BAPCO meet Bahrain’s growing energy demand

Saudi Aramco and the Bahrain Petroleum Company (BAPCO) today announced the successful commissioning of AB-4 pipeline, a new phase of the strategic Saudi Aramco-Bahrain crude oil pipeline to meet the Kingdom of Bahrain’s growing energy demand.

Vandals Strike Oil Pipeline in Nigeria Causing Many Deaths and Further Harm To the Environment (aapsky / Shutterstock)
Vandals Strike Oil Pipeline in Nigeria Causing Many Deaths and Further Harm To the Environment (aapsky / Shutterstock)

Vandals Strike Oil Pipeline in Nigeria Causing Many Deaths and Further Harm To the Environment

As reported previously in the Pipeline Technology Journal, at least 150 people were killed and many more maimed in the wake of two pipeline explosions occurring in the Osisioma Local Government Area in Abia State in southeastern Nigeria.

North-South Gas Pipeline in Pakistan Advances (Homo Cosmicos / Shutterstock)
North-South Gas Pipeline in Pakistan Advances (Homo Cosmicos / Shutterstock)

North-South Gas Pipeline in Pakistan Advances

The North-South gas pipeline, 1122-km in length with a 42-inch diameter, and which would annually transport around 12.4 billion cubic meters (bcm) of LNG from Karachi to Punjab in Pakistan, is expected to break ground in 2019 and be completed in 2020.

 California Officials Preempt Grass Fire Burning Near Chevon Underground Gas Pipeline (Tongra239 / Shutterstock)
California Officials Preempt Grass Fire Burning Near Chevon Underground Gas Pipeline (Tongra239 / Shutterstock)

California Officials Preempt Grass Fire Burning Near Chevon Underground Gas Pipeline

Still haunted by a natural gas pipeline explosion in San Bruno, south of San Francisco, which killed eight people and destroyed 38 homes in 2010, California state officials and private individuals wasted no time in reacting to a grass fire burning close to a Chevron underground natural gas pipeline near the Contra Costa county city of Bay Point, ordering some 4000 residents to evacuate their ho

Death Toll Rises After Pipeline Explosion in Nigeria (Shutterstock / aapsky)
Death Toll Rises After Pipeline Explosion in Nigeria (Shutterstock / aapsky)

Death Toll Rises After Pipeline Explosion in Nigeria

An oil pipeline exploded in a residential area in Nigeria last Saturday. The operating company NNPC speaks of several deaths. The exact number of victims is still uncertain but local media reports indicate a much higher casualty rate than previously reported.

A pipeline welder works on an extension of the NGTL System, in Northern Alberta, Canada (Copyright: TransCanada)
A pipeline welder works on an extension of the NGTL System, in Northern Alberta, Canada (Copyright: TransCanada)

TransCanada to Construct Coastal GasLink Pipeline Project

TransCanada has announced that it will proceed with construction of the Coastal GasLink pipeline project after a decision to sanction the LNG Canada natural gas liquefaction facility in Kitimat, British Columbia (B.C.) was announced earlier by the joint venture participants of LNG Canada, a consortium comprised of Shell, PETRONAS, PetroChina, Mitsubishi Corporation and KOGAS (the LNG Canada Par

“Audacia” Begins Pipelay Works for Nord Stream 2 (Copyright by Allseas)
“Audacia” Begins Pipelay Works for Nord Stream 2 (Copyright by Allseas)

“Audacia” Begins Pipelay Works for Nord Stream 2

The offshore pipelay vessel "Audacia" has begun its work on the Nord Stream 2 project. "Audacia", operated by Allseas, is the second vessel together with the "Castoro Dieci" (C10) to lay the Nord Stream 2 pipeline in the German route section.

Side Conferences „Public Perception“ and „Qualification and Recruitment” to the 14th Pipeline Technology Conference
Side Conferences „Public Perception“ and „Qualification and Recruitment” to the 14th Pipeline Technology Conference

Side Conferences „Public Perception“ and „Qualification and Recruitment” to the 14th Pipeline Technology Conference

The EITEP Institute has been organizing the international Pipeline Technology Conference (ptc) for 13 years. The ptc has become Europe's largest trade fair and conference on pipeline topics: More than 650 participants from 54 countries and 73 exhibitors came to Berlin for the ptc in March 2018 to inform themselves about current developments in the field over three days.

India and Nepal Begin Building A Series Of Pipelines Between The Two Countries (Greg Willis, Wikipedia Creative Common)
India and Nepal Begin Building A Series Of Pipelines Between The Two Countries (Greg Willis, Wikipedia Creative Common)

India and Nepal Begin Building A Series Of Pipelines Between The Two Countries

The Indian Oil Corporation (IOC) and Nepal Oil Corporation (NOC) have held a comprehensive review of their bilateral relations and have agreed to develop a number of pipelines between the two countries to supply landlocked Nepal with oil, natural gas and LPG.

DENSO awarded largest field-joint coating contract for EUGAL pipeline (Copyright: DENSO)
DENSO awarded largest field-joint coating contract for EUGAL pipeline (Copyright: DENSO)

DENSO awarded largest field-joint coating contract for EUGAL pipeline

DENSO Group Germany, manufacturer of corrosion prevention systems for field-joint coatings, pipe rehabilitation and coatings, has been awarded the largest field-joint protection contract for the EUGAL pipeline in Germany.

ExxonMobil and Plains All American Envision Major New Multibillion Dollar Pipeline System in the Permian Basin (G B Hart / Shutterstock)
ExxonMobil and Plains All American Envision Major New Multibillion Dollar Pipeline System in the Permian Basin (G B Hart / Shutterstock)

ExxonMobil and Plains All American Envision Major New Multibillion Dollar Pipeline System in the Permian Basin

It appears ExxonMobil will lead the development of yet another pipeline system coming from the prolific Permian Basin, where the company expects a fivefold increase in output to as much as 800,000 BOE/D.

New Emerson Corrosion Monitoring Solution Enhances Integrity Management For Remote Pipelines (Copyright: Emerson)
New Emerson Corrosion Monitoring Solution Enhances Integrity Management For Remote Pipelines (Copyright: Emerson)

New Emerson Corrosion Monitoring Solution Enhances Integrity Management For Remote Pipelines

Emerson is introducing the Roxar FSM Log 48 Area Corrosion Monitor, a new pipeline integrity management system that provides remote, continuous online corrosion and erosion monitoring, enabling operators to track localized corrosion and ensure pipeline health even in challenging environments.

Longest Gas Pipeline in Nigeria Gets the Green Light for Construction (Michael Wick / Shutterstock)
Longest Gas Pipeline in Nigeria Gets the Green Light for Construction (Michael Wick / Shutterstock)

Longest Gas Pipeline in Nigeria Gets the Green Light for Construction

The 614-km, 40 inch Ajaokuta - Kano Gas Pipeline (AKK), the single biggest gas pipeline in the history of oil and gas operations in Nigeria, will now go forward with $ 2.38 bn financing secured by the China National Petroleum Corporation.

TAL - Transalpine pipeline commissions world's first crude oil "run-of-pipeline" power plant (Copyright: TAL)
TAL - Transalpine pipeline commissions world's first crude oil "run-of-pipeline" power plant (Copyright: TAL)

TAL - Transalpine pipeline commissions world's first crude oil "run-of-pipeline" power plant

Crude oil flow becomes electricity - at least in the Austrian Alps. The TAL - Transalpine Oil Pipeline - which delivers crude oil from Trieste, Italy, via the Alps to Germany and Austria, put the first crude oil "run-of-pipeline" power plant worldwide in operation on the 21st of September 2018.

Massachusetts Pipeline Desaster: Gas Pipeline Pressure 12-times too high (Copyright: Metropolitan Engineering Consulting & Forensics Services)
Massachusetts Pipeline Desaster: Gas Pipeline Pressure 12-times too high (Copyright: Metropolitan Engineering Consulting & Forensics Services)

Massachusetts Pipeline Desaster: Gas Pipeline Pressure 12-times too high

The pressure in the natural gas pipelines prior to a series of explosions and fires in Massachusetts last week that killed one person and injured more than two dozen was 12 times higher than it should have been.

Europe's leading pipeline event with additional key topics
Europe's leading pipeline event with additional key topics

Europe's leading pipeline event with additional key topics

From 18-21 March 2019, the international pipeline community will meet for the 14th Pipeline Technology Conference (ptc) in Berlin. More than 700 participants and over 80 exhibitors from 50 different nations are expected. Delegations from more than 70 different pipeline operators took part in the last ptc.

We can't get back to business as usual after the accident in Massachusetts. We have to adjust our behavior.
We can't get back to business as usual after the accident in Massachusetts. We have to adjust our behavior.

EDITORS COMMENT: We can't get back to business as usual after the accident in Massachusetts. We have to adjust our behavior

When we think of the reports about the pipeline accident in Massachusetts, we first think of those affected by the accident who suffered physical damage or even died.

Overpressured Gas Pipelines Caused a Series of Pipeline Explosions in Massachusetts, USA (iStockPhotos)
Overpressured Gas Pipelines Caused a Series of Pipeline Explosions in Massachusetts, USA (iStockPhotos)

Overpressured Gas Pipelines Caused a Series of Pipeline Explosions in Massachusetts, USA

The residents of a small part of eastern Massachusetts were shaken by an natural gas disaster. The people of Lawrence, Andover and North Andover just south of the New Hampshire border, witnessed dozens of homes explode last Thursday, while homeowners rushed to evacuate and turn off the gas.

ROSEN Group to Introduce New Integrity Management Solution
ROSEN Group to Introduce New Integrity Management Solution

ROSEN Group to Introduce New Integrity Management Solution

ROSEN Group is about to launch its new digital integrity management solution, NIMA, during this year’s IPC / IPE in Canada. According to ROSEN the new solution is offering customers a basis for secure decision-making by providing an accurate reflection of individual integrity management processes and easy access to all necessary data.

A pipeline operated by Transneft (Copyright: Transneft)
A pipeline operated by Transneft (Copyright: Transneft)

Transneft is the Fastest-Growing Brand in the Russian Oil and Gas Sector

Transneft became the fastest-growing brand in the russian oil and gas sector (the value of the brand grew by 53% to reach 58.9 billion roubles), according to Brand Finance, a consulting company in the field of strategy and valuation of brands.

Private Companies Permitted to Transport Refined Products in the Vibrant Mexican Market (Anton Watman / Shutterstock)
Private Companies Permitted to Transport Refined Products in the Vibrant Mexican Market (Anton Watman / Shutterstock)

Private Companies Permitted to Transport Refined Products in the Vibrant Mexican Market

Mexico's Energy Regulatory Commission, known by its Spanish acronym CRE, has granted the country's first permit to a private company, Invex, for the transportation of refined products in a pipeline. CRE sees this as the first step in enhancing the efficiency of the domestic fuel market.

Qatar to support liquid gas terminal in Germany (Wojciech Wrzesien / Shutterstock)
Qatar to support liquid gas terminal in Germany (Wojciech Wrzesien / Shutterstock)

Qatar to support liquid gas terminal in Germany

German Chancellor Angela Merkel highlighted the important role of Qatar in the global LNG industry. Germany is therefore looking to Qatar to develop its LNG industry. This was announced in a speech by the Chancellor at the opening of the Qatar-Germany Business and Investment Forum held on Friday in Berlin.