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Nigeria oil industry concept on flag (copyright by Adobe Stock/Антон Медведев)
Nigeria oil industry concept on flag (copyright by Adobe Stock/Антон Медведев)

Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation's Call to Pipeliners - a Big Opportunity

In a document posted on its website this week, the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) is asking investors to bid to fix pipelines and depots serving its oil refineries on a finance and operate basis.

Hydrogen backbone (copyright by Ontras)
Hydrogen backbone (copyright by Ontras)

Eleven Gas Giants to Move on Bringing Hydrogen to Europe

Last month a group of eleven European gas infrastructure companies from nine EU member states presented a plan for transporting hydrogen throughout Europe.  The group says that existing gas infrastructure within the continent can be modified to ship the hydrogen at an affordable cost.

Washington DC Capitol (copyright by Adobe Stock/Stocked House Studio)
Washington DC Capitol (copyright by Adobe Stock/Stocked House Studio)

Washington, D.C. A New Hotbed of Nord Stream 2 Activity

The fate of the troubled $11 billion Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline project could very well be decided over the next several weeks in Washington, D.C., with lobbyists on both sides of the case ramping up their activities.

The flag of Poland in the sky (copyright by Adobe Stock/FOTOWAWA)
The flag of Poland in the sky (copyright by Adobe Stock/FOTOWAWA)

Poland Levies A $57 Million Fine Against Russia's Gazprom

Poland, whose views on European energy security are at odds with Germany and most fellow members of the European Union, has fined Gazprom $57 million for lack of cooperation in its proceedings with regard to the Nord Stream 2 pipeline project.

Pipeline crosses miles of beautiful, rugged terrain (copyright by Adobe Stock/JT Fisherman)
Pipeline crosses miles of beautiful, rugged terrain (copyright by Adobe Stock/JT Fisherman)

Expanded Keystone XL Oil Volumes A Boon to TransCanada

President Trump, frustrated with a Supreme Court ruling this month that blocked a key environmental permit, preventing substantial U.S. construction on the Keystone XL oil pipeline, has approved the existing pipeline in place to ship 29% more Canadian crude into the U.S. Midwest and Gulf Coast.

Daniel Muthmann (copyright by Open Grid Europe)
Daniel Muthmann (copyright by Open Grid Europe)

Energy from Hydrogen: Daniel Muthmann (OGE) Helps Turn A Dream Into Reality

During the middle of this month eleven European long distance pipeline operators published a concept for the development of a European long distance pipeline network for hydrogen.  In several big steps until 2040 the productions centers in the north and south of Europe will be connected with its main consumption areas.

Oil refinery industrial plant at night (copyright by Adobe Stock/TTstudio)
Oil refinery industrial plant at night (copyright by Adobe Stock/TTstudio)

$457 Million Premium Paid for Bringing China's Pipeline Network Under One Roof

Facilitating Beijing's drive to consolidate China's vast pipeline infrastructure, the Politburo - the nexus of all political power in China - has created the China Oil & Gas Pipeline Network (PipeChina).