Pipeline Business

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

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

Mediterranean sea map (© Shutterstock/Porcupen)
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.

Fluxys headquarter in Brussels, Belgium (© Shutterstock/Werner Lerooy)
Fluxys headquarter in Brussels, Belgium (© Shutterstock/Werner Lerooy)

Belgium's Fluxys, North Sea Port and ArcelorMittal Bag EU Grant for Carbon Hub Project

EU Commission on December 8, announced it would be grand Fluxys Belgium, North Sea Port, and ArcelorMittal Belgium a whopping $10.2 million (€9.6 million) under the umbrella of Connecting Europe Facility for Energy (CEF-E) funding program.

Crude oil spill on sand (© Shutterstock/Pix One)
Crude oil spill on sand (© Shutterstock/Pix One)

Keystone Pipeline Remains Offline After Biggest Oil Spill In Operating History

With other pipelines between Canada and the United States at near capacity, there is no wiggle room to transport more oil to offset the approximately 600 000 barrels taken away by the rupture in the Keystone pipeline.

TC Energy logo at the head office in Calgary, Canada (© Shutterstock/Brett Holmes)
TC Energy logo at the head office in Calgary, Canada (© Shutterstock/Brett Holmes)

Tar Sands Oil Spill in the United States Shuts Down the Keystone Pipeline

Canada's TC Energy, a leading North American energy company based in Calgary, Canada and operator of the infamous Keystone Oil Pipeline, said over the weekend that it had shut the 622,000 barrel-per-day (bpd) pipeline because of a tar sands oil spill.

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

Gasunie To Bring Hydrogen To Shore With North Sea Pipeline Network

Dutch gas grid operator Gasunie will oversee development of a hydrogen network in the North Sea, noted the Netherlands Energy Minister Rob Jetten in a letter to parliament.

Part of the ambitious project is the conversion of much of the Netherlands' natural gas network to hydrogen over the coming decade.

Logo of the Nigerian National Petroleum Company Limited (NNPC) infront of the website (© Shutterstock/T. Schneider)
Logo of the Nigerian National Petroleum Company Limited (NNPC) infront of the website (© Shutterstock/T. Schneider)

NNPC Seals Deal with other West-African Countries to Further Nigeria-Morocco Pipeline

The Nigerian National Petroleum Company Limited (NNPC), on Tuesday, December 6, signed a separate MoU with West African countries to further the planned Nigeria-Morocco.

Terminal of Manchester International Airport with the reflection of an airplane (© Shutterstock/Skorzewiak)
Terminal of Manchester International Airport with the reflection of an airplane (© Shutterstock/Skorzewiak)

Manchester Airport to become UK's First Airport with a Hydrogen Fuel Pipeline

Manchester Airport could become the first airport in the UK to access the hydrogen fuel pipeline. The airport said  that hydrogen technology is expected to play a critical role in the decarbonization of the aviation sector as it inches closer to operating hydrogen-powered aircraft in the mid-2030s for short-haul journeys.

Hydrogen molecule (© Shutterstock/Corona Borealis Studio)
Hydrogen molecule (© Shutterstock/Corona Borealis Studio)

Germany Seeking "A Boom" in Hydrogen Energy

The German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action said in a strategy paper over the weekend that Germany plans to develop an 1800-km hydrogen energy pipeline by 2027.

The paper also envisages Germany fostering the use of blue hydrogen and importing it during a transition period towards green hydrogen.

Flag of NATO - the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (© Shutterstock/railway fx)
Flag of NATO - the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (© Shutterstock/railway fx)

NATO To Create New Security Environment for Subsea Pipelines

Given what several NATO country-members see as a growing threat to critical maritime infrastructure, Germany and Norway will formally ask NATO to coordinate efforts to protect undersea pipelines and other such infrastructure, some two months after explosions ripped holes in the Nord Stream natural gas pipelines, disabling them.

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

An Carbon Capture Pipeline Project Inches Closer to the Consenting Stage

Harbour Energy's Viking CCS plan reaches the statutory consultation stage.

If all goes to plan, the enormous carbon capture pipeline project designed to Decarbonise the South Humber Bank industry could be tabled before the planning inspectorate by 2023.