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Africa from space [courtesy of NASA] (© Shutterstock/Capitano Footage)
Africa from space [courtesy of NASA] (© Shutterstock/Capitano Footage)

Seeing Europe Pull The Red Card, Russia Turns To Africa

For nearly six years now Nigeria has been trying to interest Europe in a 5,660-km gas pipeline that would transport Nigerian natural gas to Morocco and ultimately to Europe. The intention was to assist Europe in becoming less dependent on Russian gas.

Industrial drone operators on work site (© Shutterstock/zstock)
Industrial drone operators on work site (© Shutterstock/zstock)

Virginia Natural Gas To Deploy Drones For Pipeline Infrastructure Inspection

Virginia Natural Gas (VNG), one of four natural gas distribution companies of Southern Company Gas, announced it will be using aerial drones as another means to perform equipment inspections on its pipeline infrastructure.

Logo of Concawe (© Concawe)
Logo of Concawe (© Concawe)

Concawe Report on European Cross - Country Pipeline Performance Published

The Concawe Special Task Force on Oil Pipelines Performance has just issued its assessment of European cross-country oil pipelines with particular focus on such pipeline indices as spillage volume, clean-up and recovery, environmental consequences and causes of the incidents.

Flag of Nigeria (© Shutterstock/adaptice photography)
Flag of Nigeria (© Shutterstock/adaptice photography)

Illegal Pipeline Tapping in Nigeria Leads To An Explosion Killing Over 100 people

A horrific explosion at an illegal oil refining depot on the border of Nigeria's Rivers and Imo states has led to the deaths of over 100 people.  These individuals were burned beyond recognition.

The bunkering site was in the Ohaji-Egbema local government area of Imo state in the Abaezi forest that straddles the border of the two states.

Map of the Baltic states (© Shutterstock/Claudio Divizia)
Map of the Baltic states (© Shutterstock/Claudio Divizia)

Construction On The Gas Inter-Connector Poland-Lithuania Has Been Completed

The 508-km, 27.5 inch, bi-directional Gas Inter-connector Poland - Lithuania (GIPL) has been completed and partial shipments of gas will be made available on 1 May 2022.  The GIPL will integrate the gas systems of the Baltic Sea region into the internal EU gas markets in line with the EC's energy security strategy.  Its construction started at the beginning of 2020.

Osaka Gas logo on screen (© Shutterstock/Pavel Kapysh)
Osaka Gas logo on screen (© Shutterstock/Pavel Kapysh)

Osaka Gas and Pipeline Company Delves Into Green Hydogen

Osaka Gas, a Japanese gas company based in Osaka and operating roughly 56,500-km of gas pipelines in Japan as well as engaging in upstream, midstream and downstream energy projects throughout the world, has agreed to contribute project management, engineering and technical support for the $11 billion Desert Bloom Green Hydrogen.  This massive project will use a unique technology to suck water o

Turkmenistan gas production (© Shutterstock/GrAl)
Turkmenistan gas production (© Shutterstock/GrAl)

Vision of Bringing Turkmenistan's Gas Reserves to Europe With the Caspian Connector

Trans Caspian Resources, an American company dedicated to delivering natural gas from Turkmenistan's prodigious offshore fields in the Caspian Sea to external markets, has proposed a novel idea to begin such deliveries:  the Caspian Connector.

Wilhelmshaven on the map (© Shutterstock/a40757)
Wilhelmshaven on the map (© Shutterstock/a40757)

OGE To Build A New Pipeline Link Between Wilhelmshaven And NETRA

Open Grid Europe (OGE), Germany's largest pipeline operator, is planning to build a 30-km liquified natural gas link from the prospective new LNG terminal in Germany's deepest port in Wilhelmshaven.  The link will run from Wilhelmshaven to NETRA ((Norddeutsche Erdgas Transversale), a long-distance pipeline taking gas further south and east, reaching NETRA at a point near the Etzel underground s