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Flag of Spain (© Shutterstock/cgstock)

Spain to Supply About 2.5Mn tpa Green Hydrogen to EU’s Markets Via H2Med Pipeline by 2030

Spain could be the leading supplier of renewable fuel to meet the future demands of industrial users within the EU, the country’s grid operator Enagas said last Thursday during the company’s hydrogen event in Madrid, Upstream reported on Wednesday, January 25, 2023.

Corinth Pipeworks Secures Major Pipeline Contract with Chevron Mediterranean (© Corinth Pipeworks)
Corinth Pipeworks Secures Major Pipeline Contract with Chevron Mediterranean (© Corinth Pipeworks)

Corinth Pipeworks Secures Major Pipeline Contract with Chevron Mediterranean

Chevron Mediterranean Ltd. has chosen Corinth Pipeworks to manufacture and supply 155km of 20” longitudinally submerged arc welded steel pipes for the Tamar gas field development in the Southeastern Mediterranean.

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Flag of Canada (© Shutterstock/Tatohra)

Expanded Trans Mountain Pipeline to Begin Filling by End-2023, MEG Energy Says

An oil shipper on Canada's Trans Mountain Expansion (TMX) project said on Monday, January 23, that the filling of oil in the new pipeline extension would begin late this year (2023), with the pipeline expected to be fully operational in early 2024, Reuters reported.

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North Sea under a cloudy sky (© Shutterstock/Aastels)

German Gascade and Belgian Fluxys Speed up Plans for North Sea Hydrogen Pipeline

Pipeline operators Fluxys and Gascade, said they have applied for fast-tracked approvals and funding from the European Commission to help speed up the implementation of a green hydrogen pipeline in the North Sea, Reuters reported.

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Flag of cameroon and national flag of equatorial guinea (© Shutterstock/esfera)

The Planned Central African Pipeline System Project in Progress

Equatorial Guinea's Minister of Mines and Hydrocarbons, H.E. Gabriel Mbaga Obiang Lima, this month provided an exclusive update on the Central African Pipeline System (CAPS) project's timeline and implementation progress during a meeting organised by the African Energy Chambers.

Gascade website on a smartphone screen (© Shutterstock/T. Schneider)
Gascade website on a smartphone screen (© Shutterstock/T. Schneider)

Increased Eastwards Gas Flow through Yamal-Europe Pipeline

Data from a pipeline operator Gascade, showed a significant increase in eastbound gas flow through the Yamal-Europe pipeline to Poland from Germany. Similar to Russian supplies to Europe via Ukraine in the morning of Monday, January 23, 2023, Reuters reported.

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BP display stand with company redesign logo (© Shutterstock/Tommy Lee Walker)

BP to Set up a Hydrogen Hub in Germany's Wilhelmshaven, Existing Pipelines to be Used

A British multinational oil and gas supermajor, Bp, is planning to explore the feasibility of constructing a new hydrogen hub in Wilhelmshaven, Germany, with pipelines connections used to supply heavy industrial customers in Ruhr and other areas, the company announced on Wednesday, January 18, through a press release.

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Pipeline in the sunset (©Shutterstock/Dabarti CGI)

Geopolitical Intrigues Decimated a Planned Uganda-Kenya Pipeline for EACOP: Report

The famously known East African Crude Oil Pipeline (EACOP) is a clone of the never-implemented Uganda-Kenya Crude Oil Pipeline (UKCOP), shaped by political intrigues within the EAC bloc,  a report published on ScienceDirect by Brandon Cannon and Stephen Mogaka reveals.

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Flag of Ukraine waving in the wind on a clear day (© Shutterstock/rarrarorro)

Ukraine's Promising Future in Global Energy Markets

While predicting the end of a war is a dubious exercise, there are nonetheless rumblings in the United States and in Europe about a winding down of Putin's war of aggression in Ukraine and that closure may occur this year.

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Pembina logo on the website (© Shutterstock/Pavel Kapysh)

CNOOC Wins, Canada’s CER Directs Pembina Pipeline Corp to Negotiate Terms in Good Faith

Canada Energy Regulator (CER) ruled that Canada's Pembina Pipeline Corp unjustly discriminated against Chinese oil major CNOOC Ltd by denying the company access to storage facilities Edmonton, Alberta, Reuters reported.

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Kenya flag waving against clean blue sky (© Shutterstock/railway fx)

Kenya to Build a Gas Pipeline Linking Tanzania’s Dar es Salaam to Mombasa

Kenya is exploring the feasibility of constructing a gas pipeline linking Tanzania’s major coastal city of Dar es Salaam to Kenya’s coastal city of Mombasa and later extending it to Nairobi, Kenya’s capital, Africanews reported in October 2022.

Headquarters of Wintershall DEA GnbH in Hamburg, Germany (© Shutterstock/nitpicker)
Headquarters of Wintershall DEA GnbH in Hamburg, Germany (© Shutterstock/nitpicker)

Wintershall Dea Withdraws From Its Business in Russia

Stating boldly that "Russia's war of aggression in Ukraine is incompatible with our values and has destroyed cooperation between Russia and Europe," CEO Mario Mehren of Wintershall Dea announced on Tuesday of this week the complete withdrawal of the company's business in Russia, causing a $8 billion loss at parent company BASF in Ludwigshafen, Germany.

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Logo of DNV infront of the website (© Shutterstock/T. Schneider)

DNV Awards Energinet Certificates of Conformity (CoC) for Baltic Pipeline Project

The independent energy expert and assurance provider, DNV, awarded Certificates of Conformity (CoC) to the Danish national transmission system operator for electricity and natural gas, Energinet, for the operation of its section of the Baltic Pipe project, DNV announced on its website.

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Flags of Germany & Iraq (© Shutterstock/NINA IMAGES)

Germany Holds Talks with Iraq for Potential Gas Imports to Help Wean Off Russian Energy

Germany is engaging in bilateral talks with Iraq over potential gas imports to help Berlin diversify its energy sources, Chancellor Olaf Scholz said on Friday, January 13, 2023, the Middle East Eye reported.

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European Union flag infront of the European Commission (© Shutterstock/symbiot)

EU Innovation Fund Selects Four Belgian Companies for a Joint Decarbonization Project

The European innovation fund (Innovation Fund Small Scale) selected a consortium of four leading Belgian industrial players: Fluxys Belgium, Prefer, Orbix, and Lhoist to help decarbonize Belgian industry and offer a sustainable solution for the countries construction sector.

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Mediterranean sea map (© Shutterstock/Porcupen)

$435 Million Partnership Deal for Algeria-Italy Pipelines Finalised

Europe’s leading natural gas transmission operator, Snam, and a multinational energy company, Eni, have finalised an acquisition deal, transferring 49.9% of the equity interest held directly and indirectly by Eni in the two groups of companies that operate the Algeria- Italy gas pipelines, Snam announced on Tuesday, January 10, 2023.

Logos of RWE & Equinor (© RWE/Equinor)
Logos of RWE & Equinor (© RWE/Equinor)

RWE & Equinor Partner to Bolster Germany's Decarbonisation Efforts and Security of Supply

A German multinational energy corporation, RWE, and a Norwegian state-owned petroleum refining company, Equinor, on Thursday, January 5, 2022, entered a strategic partnership to develop a high-value supply chain for low-emission carbon to support Germany's decarbonization efforts while also bolstering the country's security of energy supply.

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Flag of Norway (© Shutterstock/Tatohra)

Norway Receives $30B Investment Pledge to Maintain High Gas Output for the Next 5 Years

Operators have pledged $30 Billion for developing new gas fields in Norway while extending the lifetimes of the actively producing fields, the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate said on Monday, January 9, 2023.

According to NPD, the investment pledge will help the country to sustain the current high volumes of gas production as it becomes Europe’s reliable gas supplier.

Challenges in Pipeline Industry and Possible Solutions - Pipeline Expert Mohd Nazmi
Challenges in Pipeline Industry and Possible Solutions - Pipeline Expert Mohd Nazmi

Challenges in Pipeline Industry and Possible Solutions - Pipeline Expert Mohd Nazmi

While the effects of climate change are a stark reminder of how reckless industrialisation can be detrimental to the universe, achieving efficiency, pipeline safety, and business productivity in an environmentally friendly manner remains a real-time challenge in the energy and pipeline sector.

First German LNG Terminal to Open in Wilhelmshaven. German Chancellor Olaf Scholz Visits the Completed Facilities (© OGE)
First German LNG Terminal to Open in Wilhelmshaven. German Chancellor Olaf Scholz Visits the Completed Facilities (© OGE)

Pleased To Meet You: Wilhelmshavener Anbindungsleitung WAL Open For Business

Last weld completed. All pipes are in the ground.  And the first German floating terminal for importing liquefied natural gas (LNG) has officially been commissioned for service in the coastal city of Wilhelmshaven along the North Sea shore.

Nordic-Baltic Hydrogen Corridor (© Gasgrid Finland)
Nordic-Baltic Hydrogen Corridor (© Gasgrid Finland)

Dream to Reality: Rumblings of a Hydrogen Corridor In Europe

Against a backdrop of dynamic and far-reaching changes presently taking place in a global energy market (which itself is in the throes of transition to a hydrogen infrastructure as well as the decarbonization of national economies), gas transmission systems operators (TSOs) in six Baltic states are collaborating to make the European Hydrogen Backbone (EHB) a reality.

Oil and gas exploration in the Permian Basin (© Shutterstock/G B Hart)
Oil and gas exploration in the Permian Basin (© Shutterstock/G B Hart)

Evolution Pipeline System To Recycle More Than 500,000 Barrels Per Day Of Produced Water

XRI, the leading full-cycle water management and produced water midstream company established in 2013 and headquartered in Houston, Texas, has begun construction of a new Permian Basin water pipeline system

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Map showing Barcelona and Marseille (© Shutterstock/Ulf Wittrock)

Spain Opts to Transport Hydrogen through the Barcelona-Marseille "H2Med" Subsea Pipeline

Spanish government has changed its plans for supplies flowing through the subsea pipeline between Barcelona and Marseille. Initially expected to transport gas in its first phase, the pipeline will only transport green hydrogen, giving it a new name, “H2Med”.