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Workers laid water system pipeline at construction site (copyright by Adobe Stock/kalpis)
Workers laid water system pipeline at construction site (copyright by Adobe Stock/kalpis)

Major Water Pipeline Infrastructure Project to Commence in the UK

As part of a larger plan to link water supplies from Lincolnshire to Essex, the proposed route of the  of the giant 500-km pipeline has been revealed.  Anglian Water, the utility provider, has announced the first phase of the project - a pipeline heading from Waddington, near Lincoln, to Ancaster, between Sleaford and Grantham.

Baker Hughes' Nova LT Hybrid Turbine (copyright by Baker Hughes)
Baker Hughes' Nova LT Hybrid Turbine (copyright by Baker Hughes)

Baker Hughes' Nova LT Hybrid Turbine Creates a New Energy Future

Baker Hughes, global oil field service leader and Snam, Europe's largest gas transport group based in Italy, have successfully completed tests for a “hybrid” turbine, the Nova LT,  that will allow transportation pipelines to carry hydrogen along with natural gas, the Italian gas company said on Monday.

hydrogen energy storage, wind turbines and photovoltaics (copyright by Adobe Stock/malp)
hydrogen energy storage, wind turbines and photovoltaics (copyright by Adobe Stock/malp)

Hydrogen Being Touted as Fossil Fuel Replacement

Long common knowledge but shunned because of high production, transportation and storage costs, hydrogen (now usually adjoined with the adjective "green") is being viewed with increasing favor on both sides of the Atlantic.

Gas tanker operation at gas terminal (copyright by Adobe Stock/Kalyakan)
Gas tanker operation at gas terminal (copyright by Adobe Stock/Kalyakan)

New Transit Pipeline To Be Built in Turkey

Botas, Turkey's state-owned crude oil and natural gas pipelines and trading company, has opened a tender for the construction of a jetty, measuring station and transit pipeline for a new Floating Storage Regasification Unit (FSRU) LNG import terminal on the Gulf of Saros in northwest Turkey.

Landscape in South Caucasus (copyright by Adobe Stock/dmitriygut)
Landscape in South Caucasus (copyright by Adobe Stock/dmitriygut)

Unresolved Nagorno-Karabakh Matter Threatens to Disrupt Caucasus Pipelines

The long simmering Azerbaijan-Armenian conflict, centering around the region of Nagorno-Karabakh and subject to frequent eruptions over the course of its post Soviet history, has blown once again.  At least four Azeri soldiers were killed and scores wounded, in addition to a number of wounded Armenian soldiers.

Supreme Court Washington DC USA (copyright by Adobe Stock/steheap)
Supreme Court Washington DC USA (copyright by Adobe Stock/steheap)

The End of Keystone XL? Pipeline Projects in the US Take Another Hit

In the wake of judicial decisions effectively shutting down the Atlantic and Dakota Access interstate pipeline projects, the Supreme Court of the United States has ruled that construction on the infamous Keystone XL tar sands oil pipeline cannot begin, thus rejecting a bid by President Donald Trump’s administration to jump-start the long-delayed project.

court gavel on court desk (coypright by Adobe Stock/BillionPhotos.com)
court gavel on court desk (coypright by Adobe Stock/BillionPhotos.com)

Energy Transfer Ordered To Shut Down Dakota Access Oil Pipeline

Energy Transfer's $3.8bn, 1,172-mile underground pipeline carrying oil from North Dakota across South Dakota and Iowa and to a shipping point in Illinois and up and running for three years already has been ordered to cease operations by a district court judge until a more thorough environmental assessment review has been made.

View of the sea and the end of a pipeline from inside of a pipeline (copyright by Adobe Stock/Luka)
View of the sea and the end of a pipeline from inside of a pipeline (copyright by Adobe Stock/Luka)

US Energy Companies Abandon Atlantic Coast Pipeline

In an announcement shocking in its implications for interstate pipeline development, Dominion Energy and Duke Energy have canceled their Atlantic Coast Pipeline project, a natural gas pipeline that was to stretch hundreds of miles across West Virginia, Virginia and North Carolina, citing "legal uncertainty."