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 Sri Lanka on the map (© Shutterstock/Eivaisla)
Sri Lanka on the map (© Shutterstock/Eivaisla)

Sri Lanka and India Discuss Proposed Multi-Product Oil Pipeline

Sri Lanka's Power and Energy Minister Kanchana Wijesekera announced this week that his country held talks with the Indian Oil Corporation (IOC) regarding a proposed multi-product oil pipeline.

The proposed multi-product pipeline will connect Nagapattnam, India, to Trincomalee Tank Farm and Colombo in Sri Lanka.

Rendering of a pressure gauge on a hydrogen pipeline (© Shutterstock/r.classen)
Rendering of a pressure gauge on a hydrogen pipeline (© Shutterstock/r.classen)

Germany and Algeria Launch Joint Hydrogen Task Force to Secure Europe's Energy Future

Germany and Algeria, on Friday, February 9, signed a declaration of intent, establishing a joint hydrogen task force and outlining plans for closer cooperation on green hydrogen production, H2 View reported on Sunday, Feb. 12, 2023.

According to the report, the move aims to bolster Europe's energy security and accelerate the transition to Net Zero emissions.

 The national flag of Uganda and flag of Tanzania (© Shutterstock/esfera)
The national flag of Uganda and flag of Tanzania (© Shutterstock/esfera)

East African Crude Oil Pipeline Faces Insurance Hurdle as Major Companies Pull Out

The East African Crude Oil Pipeline (EACOP) project has suffered a significant setback as 28 insurance companies opted out of providing coverage, citing pressure from climate activists and concerns about environmental and human rights risks.

Flag of Tajikistan on the map (© Shutterstock/hyotographics)
Flag of Tajikistan on the map (© Shutterstock/hyotographics)

Central Asia-China Gas Pipeline Construction Stalled in Tajikistan Over Pricing Disputes

Construction of a key segment of the Central Asia-China gas pipeline in Tajikistan has been delayed due to pricing disagreements among participating countries, Energy Minister Daler Juma announced at a press conference.

 Azadi Tower in Tehran with flasgs of Iran (© Shutterstock/Kanisorn Pringthongfoo)
Azadi Tower in Tehran with flasgs of Iran (© Shutterstock/Kanisorn Pringthongfoo)

Iran Launches New Offshore Gas Pipeline at South Pars Field, Boosting Production

Iran has launched a new offshore gas pipeline at its South Pars Gas Field, marking a significant step towards increasing production and bolstering energy security.

As reported by MEHR News Agency on Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2023, the €130 million ($140.1 million) project, officially launched by Oil Minister Javad Owji, coincided with the 45th anniversary of the Iranian Revolution.

Gas leak at Nord Stream 2 as seen from the Danish F-16 interceptor near Bornholm, Denmark September 27, 2022. (© Danish Defence Command)
Gas leak at Nord Stream 2 as seen from the Danish F-16 interceptor near Bornholm, Denmark September 27, 2022. (© Danish Defence Command)

Sweden Closes Investigation on Nord Stream Pipeline Blast, Russia’s Eyes on Germany

Swedish officials on Wednesday, February 7, announced the closure of their investigation into the September 2022 explosions on the Nord Stream gas pipelines, citing a lack of jurisdiction, AP News reported yesterday.

According to the report, the Swedish decision does not point to the source of the attack, which occurred amid heightened tensions following Russia's invasion of Ukraine.

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau (© Shutterstock/Art Babych)
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau (© Shutterstock/Art Babych)

Trudeau Faces Challenges Selling Trans Mountain Pipeline Despite Indigenous Stake Offer

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's ambitious plan to sell the Trans Mountain pipeline, a key conduit for Canadian oil exports, faces mounting challenges, including cost overruns, unresolved Indigenous participation, and a looming election.

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Flag of Nigeria (© Shutterstock/adaptice photography)

Nigeria Eyes Morocco Pipeline to Supply Gas to Europe as Trans-Sahara Plans Crumble

Gas-rich Nigeria is exploring a new route to deliver its vast natural gas reserves to Europe, turning its attention to a 5,600-kilometer pipeline to Morocco after diplomatic tensions scuttled a long-mooted project through Niger.

Iran & Pakistan on the map (© Shutterstock/Claudio Divizia)
Iran & Pakistan on the map (© Shutterstock/Claudio Divizia)

Pakistan Ready to Begin Laying Gas Pipeline to Avoid Iran's $18 Billion Arbitration Claim

Pakistan has announced plans to build a gas pipeline within its territory to import gas from Iran, following a notice of potential arbitration and a $18 billion compensation claim from the Iranian government.

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

America’s Energy Giant Plans Major Southeast Pipeline Expansion to Boost Gas Deliveries

Pipeline giant Williams is expected to file initial paperwork soon with federal regulators for a large expansion project aimed at increasing natural gas deliveries to the Southeast.

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

France & Germany to Reach Final Investment Decision On 100km Hydrogen Pipeline ‘Very Soon’

A key decision on a 100-kilometer hydrogen pipeline connecting France and Germany is expected "very soon," according to the CEO of France's main gas transmission system operator.

 Trans Mountain Pipeline under construction along the eastern slopes of the Rocky Mountains (© Shutterstock/Bruce Raynor)
Trans Mountain Pipeline under construction along the eastern slopes of the Rocky Mountains (© Shutterstock/Bruce Raynor)

Trans Mountain Pipeline Expansion Faces New Delays Due to Technical Issues

Canada's Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project encountered new technical challenges, causing further delays in its completion.

The flag of Australia (© Shutterstock/esfera)
The flag of Australia (© Shutterstock/esfera)

Australia’s EDO Funding Under Review for Blocking Construction of Santos Pipeline

The Environmental Defenders Office (EDO) faces funding cuts after a Federal Court judge found the organization manipulated and distorted the views of Aboriginal people during a legal challenge to a gas pipeline project.

The Northern Territory government, which provides $100,000 annually to the EDO, announced a review of its funding following the court's decision.

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

Power of Siberia-2 Pipeline to China Faces Delay, Says Mongolian PM

Construction of the Power of Siberia-2 gas pipeline, a major project aimed at bringing Russian gas to China, may be delayed, Mongolian Prime Minister L. Oyun-Erdene said on Sunday as reported by Reuters, citing a report by the Financial Times.

Illuminated logo of Shell (© Shutterstock/Dom J)
Illuminated logo of Shell (© Shutterstock/Dom J)

Shell Exits Nigeria's Onshore Oil Sector, Raising Hopes for Local Firms

Shell, the most prominent Western company operating in Nigeria's oil-rich Niger Delta, has sold its onshore assets to five mostly local firms, marking a significant shift in the country's oil sector.

The move highlights the challenges faced by oil majors in Africa's biggest exporter but also raises hopes that local firms could reverse the decline in production.

Castorone pipe layer vessel (© Saipem)
Castorone pipe layer vessel (© Saipem)

Australia’s Woodside Energy Halts $18 Billion Gas Pipeline Installation After Rupture

Woodside Energy has halted the installation of a critical pipeline for its $18 billion Scarborough gas project after a serious incident ripped a hole in the pipe, WAtoday reported on Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2024. According to the report, the dangerous offshore incident raised safety concerns from unions, prompting an investigation by regulators.

The logo of the EUROPIPE GmbH (© EUROPIPE GmbH)
The logo of the EUROPIPE GmbH (© EUROPIPE GmbH)

Contract for North-South Pipeline in Germany's Lower Saxony awarded to EUROPIPE

EUROPIPE has received an early order from Open Grid Europe (OGE) for the supply of large-diameter pipes for the Etzel-Wardenburg (EWA) and Wardenburg-Drohne (WAD) projects so that OGE can implement the projects on schedule. The realization of the two sections of the 138 km long pipeline is planned for 2024/25.

ptc 2023 Exhibition Area (© 2023 Ralph Thiele / EITEP)
ptc 2023 Exhibition Area (© 2023 Ralph Thiele / EITEP)

19th Pipeline Technology Conference (ptc 2024) – Leading the Future of Pipeline Technology

The 19th Pipeline Technology Conference (ptc) returns to Berlin, bringing together global experts and innovators in the pipeline industry. ptc 2024 promises to be a landmark event, featuring discussions on hydrogen, CO2 transport, methane emissions and pipeline construction, pivotal to the future of energy and infrastructure.

Pin marked Malta on map (© Shutterstock/JoaoCachapa)
Pin marked Malta on map (© Shutterstock/JoaoCachapa)

Maltese Citizens and NGOs Petition to Halt Gas Pipeline

Over 1,000 Maltese citizens and 14 environmental NGOs have joined forces to oppose the proposed Melita TransGas pipeline, urging officials to scrap the project over corruption concerns, ecological risks, and its link to the 2017 assassination of journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia.

Sunoco sign in the sky (© Shutterstock/John Hanson Pye)
Sunoco sign in the sky (© Shutterstock/John Hanson Pye)

Sunoco to Buy Pipeline Operator NuStar in $7.3 Billion Deal

The move aimed to diversify and expand its motor fuel distribution business across the United States. The all-stock transaction, including assumed debt, was approved by the boards of both companies and is expected to close in the second quarter of 2024. Sunoco said it paid a 24% premium for NuStar shares compared to a 30-day average.

Kashmir region on a 3D rendered map (© Shutterstock/Hernan E. Schmidt)
Kashmir region on a 3D rendered map (© Shutterstock/Hernan E. Schmidt)

India Launches Bidding Process for Key Gas Pipeline to Landlocked Kashmir Valley

The Indian government has initiated the bidding process for a critical gas pipeline connecting Jammu and Srinagar in the landlocked Kashmir Valley in a significant step towards bolstering energy security in the Himalayan region.

In ROSEN’s hydrogen laboratory in Lingen, Germany, various material and exposure test can be carried out in a hydrogen atmosphere (© ROSEN Group)
In ROSEN’s hydrogen laboratory in Lingen, Germany, various material and exposure test can be carried out in a hydrogen atmosphere (© ROSEN Group)

ROSEN Develops Hydrogen Research Project for the Energy Institute

The ROSEN Group developed a research report commissioned by the Energy Institute to identify current knowledge gaps regarding repurposing natural gas infrastructure for hydrogen. The report is based on a literature review of all ongoing technical work, joint industry projects, and research in this field worldwide.