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Logos of ONEOK & Magellan Midstream Partners (© ONEOK & Magellan Midstream Partners)
Logos of ONEOK & Magellan Midstream Partners (© ONEOK & Magellan Midstream Partners)

ONEOK Merges With Magellan Midstream Partners, Creating One Of The Largest U.S. Pipeline Companies

Amid attention-grabbing transboundary pipeline projects such as the re-opening of the Kirkuk-Ceyhan Oil Pipeline or the to be constructed Igdir-Nakhchivan gas pipeline from Azerbaijan to Turkey, ONEOK, an American diversified corporation focused primarily on the natural gas industry and headquartered in Tulsa, Oklahoma, has without fanfare acquired Magellan Midstream Partners for $18.8 billion,

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

Scientists Now Confirm Man-Made Explosives Breached the Nord Stream Pipelines

Key new details of the explosions which ultimately crippled Nord Stream gas pipeline last year in the Baltic Sea have been revealed:  researchers in Norway presented seismic evidence of the four explosions, becoming the first national body to publicly confirm the second two detonations as well as revealing a detailed timing of events.

Flags of Azerbaijan & Turkey (© Shutterstock/esfera)
Flags of Azerbaijan & Turkey (© Shutterstock/esfera)

Turkey, Azerbaijan Launches Construction of Historic Igdir-Nakhchivan Gas Pipeline

Turkish and Azerbaijani presidents on Monday launched the construction of a historic Igdir-Nakhchivan gas pipeline in a high-profile groundbreaking ceremony in Azerbaijan, Azernews reported on Sept. 25, 2023.

A stack of pipes (© Shutterstock/ivandan)
A stack of pipes (© Shutterstock/ivandan)

Corinth Pipeworks Secures EUR 10 million Deal for Italy’s Strategic LNG Pipeline Project

Italian energy infrastructure major Snam has awarded Corinth Pipeworks a substantial contract worth over EUR 10 million (US$ 10.5 million) to manufacture and supply approximately 13 kilometers of longitudinally submerged arc-welded steel pipes (LSAW), Corinth Pipeworks announced through a press release.

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)

TC Energy's Coast GasLink Hit By More Fines As It Nears Completion

As TC Energy's 670-km natural gas pipeline (dubbed Coastal GasLink) nears completion in British Columbia, Canada, the British Columbia's Environmental Assessment Office has fined the pipeline Canadian $346,000 - $256,810 for non-compliance with environmental regulations.

Measuring Methane (© Environmental Defense Fund)
Measuring Methane (© Environmental Defense Fund)

Huge Potential to Reduce Methane Gas Emissions Through "Simple Fixes"

New data from what purports to be a seminal scientific study coordinated by UNEP's International Methane Emissions Observatory, Utrecht University and the Environmental Defense Fund reveals that oil production in Romania likely emitted approximately 120 kilotons of methane in 2019.

Logo of the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration - PHMSA (© PHMSA
Logo of the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration - PHMSA (© PHMSA

PHMSA To Invest $14.8 million In Pipeline Safety

The proactive Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) of the U.S. Department of Transportation announced today that it is awarding $14.8 million in grants to fund projects and activities to improve pipeline safety.

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

ptc 2024: Shaping the Future of Pipelines on a Global Stage in Berlin

The Pipeline Technology Conference (ptc), Europe's premier event for pipeline industry professionals, is set to return to Berlin from April 8-11, 2024. This much-anticipated conference and exhibition will once again serve as the epicenter of knowledge exchange, innovation, and collaboration for the global pipeline community.

Flags of Turkey & Iraq (© Shutterstock/ruskpp)
Flags of Turkey & Iraq (© Shutterstock/ruskpp)

Iraq's Kirkuk - Ceyhan Oil Pipeline About To Resume Operations

After nearly six months of difficult and protracted negotiations, Iraq's 970-km northern oil export route through Turkey will soon be ready to resume operation once checks on pipeline maintenance and repairs to flood damage, said Alparsian Bayraktar, Turkey's energy minister.

Exterior view of the tower housing the headquarters of the oil company TotalEnergies, Courbevoie, France (© Shutterstock/HJBC)
Exterior view of the tower housing the headquarters of the oil company TotalEnergies, Courbevoie, France (© Shutterstock/HJBC)

TotalEnergies Affirms Commitment to Papua LNG Project, FID Set for Next Year

TotalEnergies, the global energy giant, has assured Papua New Guinea of its commitment to its ambitious Papua LNG project.

The oil major confirmed that the project remains on track for a Final Investment Decision (FID) next year, with the first liquefied natural gas (LNG) production anticipated between 2027 and 2028.

Turkey on the map (© Shutterstock)
Turkey on the map (© Shutterstock)

Top Dog Status Continues to Bedevil Implementation of Turkish Gas Hub

On paper it all sounded so alluring:  lost gas sales to Europe because of Russia's invasion of Ukraine and the destruction of Nord Stream 1 and 2 could be replaced by re-routing the gas to Turkey, transforming Turkey into a global "gas hub." Yet key questions relating to who would be in charge of the hub, Vladimir Putin's Russia or Recep Tayyip Erdogan's Turkey, were never fully vetted, le

Vinooth Rajendran with Cindy Dirkx representing the award sponsor Dirkx PM&S (© 2023 Ralph Thiele / EITEP)
Vinooth Rajendran with Cindy Dirkx representing the award sponsor Dirkx PM&S (© 2023 Ralph Thiele / EITEP)

Interview with YPI Emerging Young Pipeline Professional Award winner Vinooth Rajendran

Winning this Award is a significant achievement. Can you share with us how you felt when you received the news and what it means to you?

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 Plagued With Further Delays

Pipeline construction in the modern era, never an easy proposition, is especially fraught in a country like Canada, with challenging environmental and tribal considerations commanding attention.  In this vein the expansion of Trans Mountain Pipeline, a government-owned oil pipeline no less from Alberta to the Pacific Coast could be delayed significantly if regulators do not approve a

A stack of pipes (© Shutterstock/ivandan)
A stack of pipes (© Shutterstock/ivandan)

Corinth Pipeworks Awarded Contracts to Supply Pipes for Aker BP Subsea Pipeline Projects

Corinth Pipeworks, a steel pipe manufacturer in the global energy and construction sector, has officially confirmed securing three significant contracts from Subsea7 to provide 103.3Km of steel pipes for an undersea pipeline project in North and Norwegian Sea.

Iowa State Capitol Building in Des Moines, Iowa (© Shutterstock/Grindstone Media Group)
Iowa State Capitol Building in Des Moines, Iowa (© Shutterstock/Grindstone Media Group)

The Fate Of Iowa's Proposed 3218-km Carbon Capture Storage Pipeline On The Line

Three companies, Summit Carbon Solutions, Navigator CO2 Ventures and Archer Daniel Midlands, partnering with Wolf Carbon Solutions, have proposed building 3218-km of pipelines in Iowa to transport carbon dioxide from ethanol and fertilized facilities.  

Flag of Scotland (© Shutterstock/Dmytro Balkhovitin)
Flag of Scotland (© Shutterstock/Dmytro Balkhovitin)

Purpose-Built Marine Hydrogen Pipeline To Unlock Scotland's Export Potential

A research report, assessing a proposed undersea network of pipelines called the 'Hydrogen Backbone Link', would connect Scotland with Ireland and either the Netherlands and/or Germany. Two potential routes are detailed, each making use of existing North Sea infrastructure for natural gas.

Israeli Prime Minister B. Netanyahu during a summit in 2017 (© Shutterstock/Ververidis Vasilis)
Israeli Prime Minister B. Netanyahu during a summit in 2017 (© Shutterstock/Ververidis Vasilis)

Israeli PM Mulls Construction of Undersea Pipeline to Send Gas to Southern Europe

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has tasked an inter-ministerial team to evaluate potential alternatives to the country's existing gas export routes and the feasibility of constructing a new undersea pipeline through Turkey to export gas to Southern Europe.

Tennessee on a map (© Shutterstock/Alexander Lukatskiy)
Tennessee on a map (© Shutterstock/Alexander Lukatskiy)

Compressor Station Failure on the Tennessee Gas Pipeline Leads to Force Majeure

Equipment failure at a compressor station caused an explosion and fire of the Tennessee Gas Pipeline in early August, prompting Kinder Morgan to declare force majeure.  The compressor remains shut and will likely not resume operations until October.

The fire was put out and no casualties were reported.

The Netherlands on the map (© Shutterstock/BIGANDT.COM)
The Netherlands on the map (© Shutterstock/BIGANDT.COM)

Netherlands' First North Sea CO2 Transport and Storage Project Gets Green Light

Netherland’s Council of State, on August 16, 2022, approved the ecological assessment of the Porthos project, marking a crucial milestone for the Netherlands' maiden major CO2 transport and storage initiative.