Pipeline Business

Russia-China pipeline (© Adobe Stock/alexmlx)
Russia-China pipeline (© Adobe Stock/alexmlx)

Russia Looks To China: Power Of Siberia Pipeline To Come Onstream in December

The Power of Siberia project is a unified gas transmission system (GTS) involving the development of a 4,000km-long gas pipeline to transfer natural gas from the Irkutsk gas production centers in the prolific Eastern Russia to the Far East and China. This week Gazprom announced that the Kovykta gas field, the largest in the region, is expected to come onstream in December.

Gas valve against the flag of Texas (© Shutterstock/Sega_K)
Gas valve against the flag of Texas (© Shutterstock/Sega_K)

West Texas Gas Price Drops Below Zero as Pipeline Outages Disrupt Supply

The natural gas spot price in west Texas fell below zero, forcing the producers to foot up the unloading fee, World News Era reported on October 26, 2022. The events came at a time when Europe is grappling with record-high energy prices following a supply decline by the Russian state-owned supplier, Gazprom.

The new VXintegrity software platform being used by a technician (© Creaform)
The new VXintegrity software platform being used by a technician (© Creaform)

CREAFORM Announces New VXintegrity Software Platform for Surface Damage Assessment

Creaform, a business unit of AMETEK, Inc.  providing portable 3D measurement solutions and engineering services, announced today the release of VXintegrity, their new 3D scanning solution for surface damage assessment.

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

DNV Takes Leadership Roles in Three Energy Transition Safety JIPs

DNV, a Norway-headquartered international accredited registrar and classification society, on October 24, 2022, announced it was taking up a leadership role in three parallel Joint Industry Projects (JIPs) to improve the existing KFX software. This software simulates gas dispersion, fire, and explosions.

Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic during a press conference in Brussels, Belgium on Jun. 24, 2022 (© Shutterstock/Alexandros Michailidis)
Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic during a press conference in Brussels, Belgium on Jun. 24, 2022 (© Shutterstock/Alexandros Michailidis)

Going Against The Grain, Serbia Builds 128-km Pipeline For Russian Oil

In a  proposed pipeline project that flies in the face of the conventional European consensus to lessen the continent's dependency on Russian oil after Russian President Putin's war of aggression in Ukraine, Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic announced this month the construction of a 128-km oil pipeline connecting the northern Serbian City of Novi Sad with Hungary.  

(From left) Spanish Prime Minister, Pedro Sanchez (L); French President, Manuel Macron, and Portuguese Prime Minister, Antonio Costa, pose for a photo at the beginning of their meeting in Brussels, Belgium, 20 October 2022. (© IMAGO / Agencia EFE)
(From left) Spanish Prime Minister, Pedro Sanchez (L); French President, Manuel Macron, and Portuguese Prime Minister, Antonio Costa, pose for a photo at the beginning of their meeting in Brussels, Belgium, 20 October 2022. (© IMAGO / Agencia EFE)

MidCat Pipeline To Be Replaced By New Green Energy Corridor

Flag of Spain and banknotes (© Shutterstock/Marian Weyo)
Flag of Spain and banknotes (© Shutterstock/Marian Weyo)

Spain's Enagas Looks Into Assets Disposal To Fund New Gas Pipelines

Enagas SA, one of Spain's major gas network operators, could sell some of its assets to fund new pipeline projects in Europe to help Europe wean off Russian energy that the Kremlin has been accused of using to influence global geopolitics. Tallgrass stakes could be part of the long-term disposal.

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

Gasunie Investigates Possibilities for a Hydrogen Pipeline Network in the North Sea

In hydrogen production, the Netherlands has a sizeable climate target to meet, and the North Sea offers opportunities for generating the required green energy through wind farms.

Green hydrogen molecule (© Shutterstock/Corona Borealis Studio)
Green hydrogen molecule (© Shutterstock/Corona Borealis Studio)

Germany Is The Site Of The World's Largest Green Hydrogen Project

Fortescue Future Industries (“FFI”) and Tree Energy Solutions (“TES”), both companies stacked with a very smart and far-seeing team, have agreed to develop the world’s largest green hydrogen integrated project "to help Europe mitigate its current energy and climate crisis and to bring green molecules to Europe," as TES says in a press release.

Flags of Gazprom and Russia flowing in the wind (© Shutterstock/rarrarorro)
Flags of Gazprom and Russia flowing in the wind (© Shutterstock/rarrarorro)

Gazprom Says A Big Section of the Nord Stream Pipelines Need To Be Replaced

Gazprom CEO Alexei Miller said late last week that a big section of the damaged Nord Stream 1 & 2 gas pipelines would need to be replaced.

"Experts say that in order to restore work after such a terrorist act, it is necessary to actually cut off a very large piece of pipe, at a great distance, and in fact build a new section on this section," Miller told a Russian TV station.

Route of the TurkStream pipeline as 3D rendering (© TurkStream)
Route of the TurkStream pipeline as 3D rendering (© TurkStream)

Several Arrested in a Foiled TurkStream Pipeline Attack, According to Russia

Russia claimed on Thursday, October 13, 2022, they had arrested people in a foiled attack on a section of the TurkStream gas pipeline located in Russia's territory, Interfax reported.

Petronas Towers with Malaysia national flag (© Shutterstock/sacitarios)
Petronas Towers with Malaysia national flag (© Shutterstock/sacitarios)

Malaysias Petronas Declare Force Majeure on Gas Supply to MLNG Dua Due to Pipeline Leakage

Malaysia's integrated gas and oil company, Petronas, on October 8, 2022, declared force majeure on gas supply to Malaysia's LNG Dua liquefaction terminal due to a leakage in one of the pipelines. The leak resulted from soil movement in the vicinity of KP201, Sabah-Sarawak Gas Pipeline, which occurred on September 21.