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Baker Hughes Flexible Pipe Technology Should Overcome Challenges of Pre-Salt Subsea Developments

Baker Hughes reached a significant technology milestone in pioneering a solution to overcome flexible pipe stress corrosion cracking (SCC) tendencies in high CO2 content fields, such as those found in Brazil’s pre-salt offshore developments.

Friedrich Vorwerk’s Energy Expertise Could Attract Investors

German energy infrastructure company Friedrich Vorwerk is guiding investors to expect its initial public offering (IPO) to price at 45-48 euros ($53.55-$57.12) per share, one of the bookrunners organizing the deal said on Monday.

U.S. Drillers Add Most Oil & Gas Rigs in a Week Since January

U.S. energy firms added the most oil and natural gas rigs in a week since January even as oil prices this week pulled back from a recent 28-month high.

Chicago Gas Systems Modernization Program One-Third Complete

Peoples Gas continues to make large-scale improvements to the safety and reliability of Chicago's natural gas delivery system.

Germany's Greens Vow to Abolish Russian Gas Pipeline After Election

Germany's Greens have enshrined in their election program plans to abolish the contested Nord Stream 2 pipeline to ship Russian gas to Europe's biggest economy, creating a hurdle to a potential alliance with the conservatives.

Biden Weighing New Sanctions to Block Russian Gas Pipeline

President Joe Biden's administration is weighing additional sanctions to block construction of the nearly completed Nord Stream 2 pipeline from Russia to Germany, potentially including the project's parent company Nord Stream 2 AG, Bloomberg News reported.

U.S. Secretary of State Warns Nord Stream 2 Pipeline Entities to Immediately Quit

The U.S. State Department is tracking efforts to complete Russia's Nord Stream 2 natural gas pipeline and evaluating information on entities that appear to be involved, U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken said on Thursday.

NYC Natural Gas Ban Costs Potentially ‘Astronomical’

A New York City ban on natural gas connections in new buildings by 2030 and announced policies to ban natural gas and other fossil fuels in large buildings by 2040 could cost New York City households upwards of $25,000, a study shows.

Peru's Ultra-Conservative Candidate Could Kick Out Odebrecht

Peru's Rafael López Aliaga, an ultra-conservative member of Opus Dei, has a serious shot at becoming the Andean country's next president.

Several U.S. States Sue Biden Admin over Keystone XL Pipeline

Texas and several other U.S. states have sued the administration of President Joe Biden over his decision to revoke a key permit for the Keystone XL pipeline.

Ameren Modernizing Natural Gas Pipelines in Illinois

Crews will replace vintage steel transmission pipeline from the 1950s around Belleville with new, 16-inch steel pipeline.

Enbridge Asks Canada for Support of Oil Pipeline in Dispute with Michigan

Enbridge Inc asked the Canadian government to champion its Line 5 oil pipeline in a legal battle with the state of Michigan, which is trying to shut down the pipeline over concerns it could leak into the Great Lakes.

Russian Vessel to Join Nord Stream 2 Construction This Month

A Russian pipe-laying vessel, the Akademik Cherskiy, will join in the construction of the Nord Stream 2 undersea gas pipeline in Danish waters at the end of March, the RIA news agency reported on Wednesday.

Brazil Hopes to Attract Natural Gas Investors with New Law

Under the bill, companies interested in building gas pipelines will need a simple authorization rather than a more complex concession contract.

Perspective: U.S. Gas Stocks and Prices Normalize After Cold Snap

U.S. gas prices have fallen to levels that prevailed before severe winter weather hit Texas in mid-February, confirming the big freeze is not expected to create a lasting shortfall later in the year.

Deb Haaland Becomes First Native American U.S. Cabinet Secretary

U.S. Representative Deb Haaland was confirmed on Monday as Secretary of the Interior, becoming the first Native American to lead a cabinet agency and securing a central role in President Joe Biden’s sweeping plans to fight climate change.

Analysis: Germany Bets U.S. Will Make the Best of 'Bad Deal' Nord Stream Gas Link

Germany is betting the U.S. administration will take a pragmatic approach to the Nord Stream 2 project to ship Russian gas to Europe and is pushing for the pipeline’s completion in defiance of U.S. opposition.

Thai Energy Firm PTTEP Expanding Midstream Investments

Thai oil and gas giant PTT Exploration and Production Pcl on Tuesday said it plans to expand midstream investments to have new businesses account for 20% of its profits by 2030, with a focus on gas-to-power.

Natural Gas Pipeline Projects Increase U.S. Transportation Capacity

From November 2020 through January 2021, approximately 4.4 billion cubic feet per day (Bcf/d) of new natural gas pipeline capacity entered service, EIA reported.

Perspective: China’s Gas Conundrum – Cleaner Air but Growing Security Risk

China has made significant progress building a gas distribution network to supply residents in major urban centers, helping provide cleaner and more convenient energy for heating and cooking while reducing air pollution.

Excelerate Energy, ExxonMobil, Albania Agree to LNG Terminal Study

Excelerate Energy, ExxonMobil LNG Market Development and the Republic of Albania (The Ministry of Infrastructure and Energy) signed a Memorandum of Understanding to conduct a feasibility study for the potential development of a liquefied natural gas (LNG) Project in the Port of Vlora in Southern Albania.

Organized Crime Siphons Billions from Gas Stations in Brazil

Fuel-related crimes are common in oil-producing nations in emerging markets, sometimes involving theft from pipelines.

U.S. Senate Confirms Biden EPA Pick Michael Regan

The U.S. Senate voted to confirm Michael Regan as the next administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, which will play a central role in the Biden administration’s plans to slash greenhouse gas emissions from power plants, vehicles and oil and gas facilities.

PennEast Expects First Phase of Gas Pipeline in Service Next Year

PennEast Pipeline Co said it still expects to put the first phase of its $1.2 billion natural gas pipeline project in Pennsylvania in service in 2022 and complete the second phase from Pennsylvania to New Jersey in 2024.

GateHouse Maritime to Monitor Gas Pipeline in the Baltic Sea

Poland’s GAZ-SYSTEMS awarded offshore surveillance, maritime analytics and data company GateHouse Maritime a 5-year contract to monitor a new gas pipeline in the Baltic Sea, the companies announced.

Brookfield Stays Committed to Hostile Inter Pipeline Takeover

Brookfield Infrastructure Partners said it is committed to its C$7.1 billion ($5.65 billion) hostile takeover offer for Inter Pipeline Ltd despite the pipeline company's board turning down the bid.

NDT Global Conducting Baseline Inspection for Trans Adriatic Pipeline

NDT Global, a leading supplier of ultrasonic inline inspection, acoustic resonance technology, and advanced data analytics, announced it was awarded the contract to complete a baseline inspection survey for Trans Adriatic Pipeline AG, headquartered in Baar, Switzerland.

Perspective: 'Blockadia' Helped Cancel the Keystone XL Pipeline

Sustained political pressure was a notable contributing factor to Biden’s decision to cancel the Keystone XL Pipeline.

Spotlight on South America: New Gas Pipeline to Boost Northern Peru

Gasnorp, a subsidiary of Promigas in Peru, signed a 32-year concession contract with the Peruvian state for the distribution of natural gas through the pipeline network in the provinces of Piura, Talara, Sullana, Paita and Sechura.

EnerMech Secures Five-Year Deal with Chevron Australia

Chevron Australia awarded global integrated solutions specialist EnerMech a five-year contract to provide a range of integrated services to its Western Australian oil and gas facilities.