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Noble Energy Sanctions the Alen Gas Project with Startup Planned in the First Half of 2021

Noble Energy, Inc. announced today that the Company has approved the Alen natural gas development offshore Equatorial Guinea (EG).

Nigeria Blast did not Involve Nembe Creek Trunk Line

A fire in the southern Nigerian area of Nembe did not involve the Nembe Creek Trunk Line (NCTL) or other pipelines, operator Aiteo said on Monday.

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Eni’s Indonesia Gas Project may Start Up in 2021   Indonesia’s deputy energy minister said Eni aims to start output of natural gas in 2021 from its offshore Merakes project, which includes construction of subsea systems and pipelines to transport production to a floating production unit (FPU) appro..

2019 Global Pipeline Construction Outlook

The upstream sector started the new year on a cautious note following a sharp decline in oil and gas prices, but the midstream sector roared into 2019 on a wave of pipeline construction activity. The latest Pipeline & Gas Journal survey indicates 145,353 miles of pipelines were planned or under construction worldwide at the start of the year.

Tunisia Pushes Forward with New Pipeline

Tunisia is positioning itself to be North Africa’s next gas producing and processing hub as the country anticipates the soon-to-be completion and commissioning of the Southern Tunisian Gas Pipeline.

Kenyan Pipeline, Insurance Fund Officials Charged Over Graft

A Kenyan court has charged senior officials from the state-run oil pipeline and others from the state health insurance fund for abuse of office and economic crimes that led to the loss of billions of shillings from the two institutions.

Kenya Pipeline Company’s CEO Arrested over Loss of Funds

Kenya appointed an acting chief executive to the state pipeline company KPC after five of its senior executives, including the CEO, were arrested in connection with the loss of funds at the firm, the latest move to crack down on corruption.

Kenya Expands Oil Pipeline Network Amid Controversy

Kenya Pipeline Company, East Africa’s largest oil transporter, has been implementing major capacity expansion projects in spite of mounting criticism of flawed tendering processes and claims of impropriety involving two additional pipelines, an oil jetty and replacement of hydrant pit valves at Nairobi's airport.

Nigeria Pipeline Explodes, Killing 19; Oil Thieves Suspected Cause

A Nigerian official says at least 19 people are dead after a leaking oil pipeline exploded in the southeast, while villagers say the toll is higher.

Pipeline Deal Brings Export of Israeli Gas to Egypt Within Sight

Companies operating in both Israel and Egypt will invest in the EMG pipeline to enable a landmark $15 billion natural gas export deal to begin next year.

Cyprus, Egypt Ready to Sign Deal for Offshore Gas Pipeline

Europe stands to gain from an agreement Egypt is set to sign with the Mediterranean island nation of Cyprus to pipe offshore natural gas to processing plants in the north African country where it will be liquefied for export, Egypt's oil minister said.

Midyear International Update: Pipeline Construction & Market Trends

Global energy trends and forecasts entering the second half of 2018 continue to support a generally bullish outlook for oil and gas production and infrastructure construction to meet growing demand and evolving patterns of interregional trade.

Tanzania Wants to Build Pipeline to Pump Gas to Uganda

Tanzania wants to build a pipeline to pump natural gas to neighboring Uganda, another step in the two countries' bid to expand energy cooperation. The pipeline would start from its capital, Dar es Salaam, then pass through the Tanga port on the Indian Ocean and to Mwanza, a port on Lake Victoria, before crossing the border to Uganda.

Nigeria Makes Progress on Delayed Gas Pipeline Project

Nigeria has announced progress on a key gas pipeline project that is seen as part of the country’s difficult balancing act between increasing natural gas production to 11,000 MMcf/d by the end of 2018 and creating adequate domestic demand to consume the increased volumes.

Egypt: The Next Natural Gas Hotspot

After years of halting progress, an agreement to sell natural gas from offshore Israel to Egypt is bolstering the region’s bid to transform itself into a sizable source of gas production, and potentially, exports.

Wood Awarded FEED Contract for Lokichar-to-Lamu Crude Oil Pipeline

Wood has been awarded the initial phase of a front-end engineering design contract (FEED) by Tullow Kenya BV for the design of the proposed Lokichar-to-Lamu crude oil pipeline project located in Kenya.

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An overview of recent global oil and gas pipeline news.

Cyprus-Egypt Natural Gas Pipeline Could Cost $1 Billion

A planned pipeline connecting Cyprus' Aphrodite gas field to Egypt's LNG facilities will cost between $800 million and $1 billion, Egyptian Petroleum Minister Tarek El Molla said.

McDermott to Perform Diving for Offshore Pipeline Projects

McDermott International will start performing air and saturation diving next month for pipeline construction projects offshore South Africa and Trinidad and Tobago.

Libyan Oil Pipeline Attacked by 'Terrorist Group,' Source Says

A Libyan crude pipeline owned by the al-Waha oil company was set on fire, causing the loss of between 70,000 bpd and 100,000 bpd.

World News

An overview of recent worldwide oil and gas pipeline news.

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EIA Raises Global Oil Demand Forecast Global consumption of petroleum and other liquid fuels is expected to grow at a faster rate in 2018 than previously expected, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA).   Based on EIA’s mid-January forecast revision, petroleum and other liq..

Subsea 7 Awarded Two Offshore Pipeline Contracts

Subsea 7 has received contracts for two offshore pipeline projects, BP's Alligin subsea development, located approximately 140 kilometers west of the Shetland Islands, and ExxonMobil's Production Uplift Pipeline, located off the coast of Nigeria.

GIE’s Latest Challenge: World’s Longest Heat-Traced Pipeline

Gulf Interstate Engineering to design world's longest heat-traced pipeline construction project

Shell Nigeria Declares Force Majeure On Nigerian Light Oil Exports

Shell’s Nigerian unit declared a force majeure on Bonny Light crude oil exports effective 12:00 local time on Thursday, just two weeks after it had lifted a previous force majeure on exports of the grade. According to Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria Ltd, as quoted by Reuters, the for..

Total Ups its Stake in Uganda’s Oil Development

With the acquisition of 65% of Tullow Oil's oil exploration assets in Uganda, Total increases its stake in an oil pipeline construction project.

Libya To Re-Open Last Major Oil Export Terminal

Libya is about to re-open the last major oil terminal that has been shut due to factions fighting in a move that would allow it to further increase oil exports, potentially putting pressure on oil prices and on fellow OPEC members that have just started cutting output in a bid to stabilize prices an..

Libya’s Rayayina Oil Pipelines Reopened After A Two-Year Closure

The Rayayina Patrols Brigade of the Petroleum Facilities Guard agreed on Wednesday to end a two-year-long blockade of two of Libya’s major oil pipelines, according to the Libya Observer. The Rayayina pipelines carry oil to the Zawia refinery and Mellitah terminals in western Libya from both the Al-..

Horn of Africa Pipelines Garner Foreign Attention

Pipeline construction projects in the Horn of Africa peninsula are receiving interest from foreign investors.

$6 Billion Pipeline To Provide Natural Gas To This Emerging Market

There has been a major deal announced this week in one of the world’s most critical developing natural gas regions: Eastern Africa. That area has been the site of a number of major natural gas discoveries recently, particularly in the offshore of Mozambique — with spots like Kenya and Tanzania also..