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Flags of Turkmenistan & Pakistan (© Shutterstock/esfera)

Pakistan and Turkmenistan Sign Joint Implementation Plan for TAPI Gas Pipeline Project

Pakistan and Turkmenistan have taken a significant step towards expediting the Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India (TAPI) gas pipeline project.

According to a Business Standard report, the two countries signed a Joint Implementation Plan (JIP) on Thursday, June 9, aiming to accelerate the completion of the feasibility study.

German Chancellor Olaf Scholz (© Shutterstock/Alexandros Michailidis)
German Chancellor Olaf Scholz (© Shutterstock/Alexandros Michailidis)

Germany, Italy to Proceed with Hydrogen Pipeline Construction, Says Chancellor Olaf Scholz

German Chancellor Olaf Scholz on Thursday expressed satisfaction as Italy and Germany reached an agreement to forge ahead with the construction of a pipeline that would facilitate the transportation of gas and hydrogen between the two nations.

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Flag of the People's Republic of China (© Shutterstock/Tatoh)

China Plans 6,000-kilometer Integrated Pipeline Network to Meet Soaring Hydrogen Demand

China is set to construct an extensive pipeline network to facilitate hydrogen transportation from its wind and solar energy-rich northern and northwestern regions to the southern and eastern markets, the Recharge news blog reported.

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Flag of Canada (© Shutterstock/Tatohra)

Canada's Trans Mountain Corp Seeks Toll Increase for Pipeline Expansion

Trans Mountain Corp (TMC), a government-owned Canadian entity, has submitted an application to regulators for tolls on its long-awaited pipeline expansion project to Canada's west coast, Reuters reported on Tuesday, June 6, 2023.

According to the report, the company stated that shipping fees would rise if project costs continued to escalate.

Joe Biden on January 07, 2020 (© Shutterstock/Ron Adar)
Joe Biden on January 07, 2020 (© Shutterstock/Ron Adar)

Construction of Mountain Valley Pipeline to Proceed Following the Approval of All Permits

The Construction of the Mountain Valley Pipeline (MVP) to continue after U.S. President Joe Biden signed legislation last week ratifying and approving all the necessary permits required for the project's completion.

Biomass woodchips to be used for energy production (© Shutterstock/Martin Mecnarowski)
Biomass woodchips to be used for energy production (© Shutterstock/Martin Mecnarowski)

Researcher Investigates Feasibility of Constructing World's First Biomass Pipeline

A US-based researcher is investigating the possibility of constructing a biomass pipeline to help eliminate issues associated with overland transport, Bioenergy Insight reported on Tuesday, June 6, 2023.

East African Crude Oil Pipeline Map (@ EACOP)
East African Crude Oil Pipeline Map (@ EACOP)

China to Fund East African Crude Oil Pipeline, 45 Banks and Insurers Abandon the Project

China has stepped in to provide funding for the implementation of the East African Crude Oil Pipeline (EACOP) project, following the withdrawal of support by more than 45 banks and insurers, Constructionreview reported.

East of Hazar, Turkmenistan, a port city on the Caspian Sea, 12 plumes of methane stream westward. The plumes were detected by NASA’s Earth Surface Mineral Dust Source Investigation mission (© NASA/JPL-Caltech)
East of Hazar, Turkmenistan, a port city on the Caspian Sea, 12 plumes of methane stream westward. The plumes were detected by NASA’s Earth Surface Mineral Dust Source Investigation mission (© NASA/JPL-Caltech)

Two Fields In Turkmenistan Leak More Greenhouse Gases Than The UK: Leaks Could Be Easily Fixed

A new constellation of highly sophisticated satellites gives developed countries the ability to detect, with pinpoint precision, where the super emitters of methane gas are around the globe, from pipelines in Russia, to giants gas fields in Turkmenistan to North America's oil fields.

ptc 2023 Keynote Speech from Prof. Andreas Goldthau (© 2023 Ralph Thiele / EITEP)
ptc 2023 Keynote Speech from Prof. Andreas Goldthau (© 2023 Ralph Thiele / EITEP)

18th Pipeline Technology Conference in Berlin, Promoting Global Exchange and Collaboration

With 1,000 participants from around the world, the 18th Pipeline Technology Conference (ptc) has been larger and more international than ever before: for the first time, the Full-Event-Ticket, which included the seminar program on Monday, was completely sold out.

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Flags of the G7 states and the European Union (© Shutterstock/Svet foto)

G7 and EU to Impose Ban on Shut Russian Gas Pipelines in Response to Supply Cuts

World's leading industrial powers, the Group of Seven (G7) and the European Union (EU) mull banning Russian gas imports via the pipelines Moscow had cut supply, Reuters reported on Sunday, citing a news report published by Financial Times on Sunday, May 14.

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

PHMSA Announces New Rules For Methane Gas Mitigation From Pipelines

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) announced over the weekend that new rules have been proposed that will have far-reaching implications for the operation and safety dividend of the US pipeline network.

Seal of the NTSB infront of a screen with the website (© Shutterstock/T. Schneider)
Seal of the NTSB infront of a screen with the website (© Shutterstock/T. Schneider)

Faulty Tape Wrapping Caused the Arizona Gas Pipeline Blast, Federal Investigation Reveals

A federal investigation into a fatal natural-gas pipeline explosion in rural Coolidge two years ago has concluded that the incident was caused by gaps in protective tape wrapping that led to water leakage, corrosion, and cracks along a seam weld, AzCentral news blog reported.

The first segments of pipe for Coastal GasLink after arrival at storage sites in Kitimat and Chetwynd in 2019 (© TC Energy)
The first segments of pipe for Coastal GasLink after arrival at storage sites in Kitimat and Chetwynd in 2019 (© TC Energy)

Coastal GasLink Pipeline Construction Nears Completion, 86.8% of the Work Already Done

As of the end of March, construction on the 670-km Coastal GasLink natural gas pipeline was nearly 87% complete, according to an update from TC Energy.

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Enterprise Products Partners logo on a screen (© Shutterstock/rafapress)

Enterprise Products Partners' Pipeline Reported Higher Crude Oil Volume in Q1 of 2023

Enterprise Products Partners (EPD.N), a pipeline and storage company, has reported a slight increase in its crude oil pipeline volumes for the first quarter of the year.

Reuters reported yesterday the growth was aided by the surge in production in the top U.S. shale basin, citing a statement made by the company on Tuesday, May 2.

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 Declares Force Majeure on 5419-km Columbia Gulf Pipeline

A suspected lightning strike during severe storms occurring this past Friday caused a fire at TC Energy's Corinth natural gas compressor station in Mississippi, prompting the company to declare Force Majeure on its 5419-km Columbia Gulf pipeline.

"No one was injured in the incident, and the fire has now been extinguished," TC Energy said in a press release.

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Nigeria on the Map (© Shutterstock/hyotographics)

NNPC Invests Over $1 Billion in Massive Gas Pipeline Project

The Nigerian National Petroleum Company Limited (NNPC Ltd) has invested more than $1 billion in the Ajaokuta-Kaduna-Kano (AKK) gas pipeline project, one of the largest projects undertaken by the company in recent years.

The 614-kilometer AKK gas pipeline project will transport natural gas from Ajaokuta in Kogi State to Kaduna and Kano states.

Xcel Energy corporate headquarters exterior in Minneapolis, USA (© Shutterstock/Ken Wolter)
Xcel Energy corporate headquarters exterior in Minneapolis, USA (© Shutterstock/Ken Wolter)

Xcel Energy Transitioning Extensive Pipeline System From Natural Gas To Hydrogen

Xcel Energy, Minneapolis based operator of nearly 58,000-km of natural gas pipelines in the United States and providing  a comprehensive portfolio of energy-related products and services to 3.7 million electricity customers and 2.1 million natural gas customers, is looking to inject and blend hydrogen into its 36,000-mile distribution pipeline and 2,000 miles of transmission pipeline.

H2 hydrogen molecule (© Shutterstock/Alexander Limbach)
H2 hydrogen molecule (© Shutterstock/Alexander Limbach)

Seven Companies Join Forces to Develop Hydrogen Infrastructure in Northwest Germany

Seven companies, including bp, Gasunie, Nowega, NWO, Salzgitter, Thyssengas, and Uniper, have formed an alliance to develop hydrogen projects in northwest Germany, Salzgitter Ag reported on Tuesday, April 25.

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

Russia Talking To Additional Suppliers For China

On the lookout to enhance its market offering in China, Russia is considering supplying natural gas to China by a pipeline from companies other than Kremlin-controlled Gazprom, which currently has the monopoly for Russian pipeline gas exports, an Energy Ministry official said on Tuesday.

Kazakhstan with flag embedded on the surface of the earth (© Shutterstock/Harvepino)
Kazakhstan with flag embedded on the surface of the earth (© Shutterstock/Harvepino)

Kazakhstan's First Batch of Oil through BTC Pipeline Shipped from Turkey's Ceyhan Port

The first batch of Kazakh oil from the Tengiz field via the Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan (BTC) pipeline was shipped from Turkey's Ceyhan Port on April 22, according to News.Az.

Flags of China and Russia (© Shutterstock/Vitalii Vodolazskyi)
Flags of China and Russia (© Shutterstock/Vitalii Vodolazskyi)

Russia to Increase Pipeline Gas Shipments to China by 50% this Year

Russia plans to significantly ramp up its gas export to China by year-end, Deputy Prime Minister Alexander Novak announced on the Rossiya-1 television channels, Opera News reported on Monday, citing Russian news agency TASS.

According to a report published on Opera News, Russia will increase pipeline gas shipments to China by 50% this year, totaling 22 billion cubic meters.

Hydrocarbon molecule (© Shutterstock/SimoneN)
Hydrocarbon molecule (© Shutterstock/SimoneN)

India's IGGL Constructs Asia's Longest Cross-river Hydrocarbon Pipeline

Indradhanush Gas Grid Limited (IGGL), on Friday, April 21,  accomplished the arduous task of laying a 24-inch diameter hydrocarbon pipeline beneath the Brahmaputra River through the Horizontal Direction Drilling (HDD) method, The Meghalayan reported on Saturday, April 22.