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Donald Trump signing orders to green-light the Keystone XL and Dakota Access pipelines on 24 January 2017 (@ 2017 Office of the President of the United States)
Donald Trump signing orders to green-light the Keystone XL and Dakota Access pipelines on 24 January 2017 (@ 2017 Office of the President of the United States)

Keystone XL Pipeline Gets Another Lease on Life

President Trump announced this past Friday that a construction permit for the controversial Keystone XL pipeline has been granted by the State Department.

TransCanada Keystone Oil Pipeline (© 2013 shannonpatrick17, https://www.flickr.com/photos/shannonpatrick17/8480337530/in/photostream)
TransCanada Keystone Oil Pipeline (© 2013 shannonpatrick17, https://www.flickr.com/photos/shannonpatrick17/8480337530/in/photostream)

TransCanada Takes Court Action To Recover $15 billion in Keystone XL Pipeline Case

Believing that it has been unjustly deprived of the value of its multi-billion dollar investment in the U.S. energy infrastructure, TransCanada is seeking legal redress for $15 billion in damages from the federal government in Washington, D.C. after the Obama administration rejected the company's Keystone XL Oil Pipeline project last November.

Lamu Port-Southern Sudan-Ethiopian Transport (Lappset) corridor (© By Nairobi123 (Own work) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons)
Lamu Port-Southern Sudan-Ethiopian Transport (Lappset) corridor (© By Nairobi123 (Own work) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons)

Kenya, Ethiopia Agree to Construct Crude Oil Pipeline From Addis to Lamu

After being upstaged by the recent Uganda - Tanzania crude oil pipeline deal, Kenya and Ethiopia have agreed to construct a crude oil pipeline from the coastal town of Lamu to Addis Ababa.

CRIMSON PIPELINE Southern California Pipeline System (©  2006-2016 Crimson Pipeline, LLC, Screenshot)
CRIMSON PIPELINE Southern California Pipeline System (© 2006-2016 Crimson Pipeline, LLC, Screenshot)

Southern California Coping With Another Oil Pipeline Leak

An oil pipeline operated by Crimson Pipeline LLC in Ventura County, southern California has leaked an estimated 29, 400 gallons of crude oil in the surrounding hills. None of the oil has reached the Pacific Ocean, as an early warning from a local Ventura Country resident allowed officials to intercept the oil in a drainage basin a few miles inland.

Qatar Petroleum Sells Its 50 Percent Stake in PII Group to Milaha Capital (©2016 PII)
Qatar Petroleum Sells Its 50 Percent Stake in PII Group to Milaha Capital (©2016 PII)

Qatar Petroleum Sells Its 50 Percent Stake in PII Group to Milaha Capital

Interested in divesting what are seen as non-core assets in a period of sustained low oil and gas prices, Qatar Petroleum has sold its stake in oilfield services firm Al Shaheen Holding to Milaha Capital, the wholly-owned investments subsidiary of Qatar Navigation QSA.

Proposed Trans Mountain Expansion Project (© 2016 Trans Mountain)
Proposed Trans Mountain Expansion Project (© 2016 Trans Mountain)

City of Vancouver Says Halt to Kinder Morgen's Trans Mountain Pipeline Expansion

City of Vancouver Says Halt to Kinder Morgen's Trans Mountain Pipeline Expansion

Joining the Squamish Nation, the Living Oceans Society, the Raincoast Conservation Foundation, among others, the City of Vancouver has asked the Canadian Federal Court of Appeal to stop Kinder Morgan's $6.8 billion Trans Mountain Pipeline expansion project.

ROSEN holistic approach to integrity management (© 2016 ROSEN Group)
ROSEN holistic approach to integrity management (© 2016 ROSEN Group)

ROSEN Group Awarded Big-Ticket Contract For Pipeline Assessment by PETRONAS Carigali Sdn. Bhd

ROSEN Group, a global supplier of leading technology in all areas of the pipeline integrity process chain, has secured a major three year contract with PETRONAS Carigali Sdn. Bhd (PCSB) of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia for Sarawak and Sabeh operations.

Yokogawa SCADA System Layout (© 2016 Yokogawa)
Yokogawa SCADA System Layout (© 2016 Yokogawa)

Yokogawa Looks To Grow Its SCADA Business After Winning Big Order For Gas Pipeline in Bangladesh

Yokogawa, an innovative US$3.7 billion company engaged in industrial automation and control (IA), test and measurement, and aviation and other businesses segments worldwide, has announced that it has received a large order from the Gas Transmission Company Limited (GTCL) in Bangladesh for a gas distribution pipeline project in the country.