Asia/Pacific

Eni's Indonesia Gas Project to Start Up in 2021: Deputy Minister

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.

Malaysia Completes Repairs to key Sabah Sarawak Gas Pipeline

Malaysia's Petronas said production at the Kebabangan gas field is expected to return to full capacity by August 2019 after integrity testing is completed on the repaired pipeline, which is undergoing integrity testing.

China Overtakes Japan as World’s Top Natural Gas Importer

China has overtaken Japan to become the world’s top importer of natural gas, as Beijing’s crackdown on pollution boosts its demand for the more environmentally friendly fuel, while the restart of nuclear reactors in Japan reduces its LNG imports.

Composite Sleeves Restore Gas Pipeline Integrity in Gujarat

A recent composite repair carried out in Gujarat, India, illustrates how local installers redressed pipeline damage, rapidly restoring line integrity and delivering a safe and durable solution.

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Pipelaying for Ichthys LNG Project. (Photo: Inpex) Ichthys LNG Project Commences Production Japan’s Inpex Corp. marked a key milestone in late July with the start of natural gas production from its giant Ichthys Field offshore northern Australi..

Commerce Dept: 6 Countries Dumped Welded Pipe in US Market

The U.S. Commerce Department said it made a preliminary determination that large-diameter welded pipe from Canada, China, Greece, India, South Korea and Turkey was being dumped in the U.S. market.

Malaysia Cancels China-backed Pipeline, Rail Projects

Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad said on Tuesday that the Chinese-funded $20 billion East Coast Rail Link project and a natural gas pipeline project in Sabah will be cancelled for now, according to media reports.

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.

Australia’s APA Backs $9.5 Billion Bid from Hong Kong’s CKI

The board of Australia’s APA Group has recommended shareholders vote for a $9.45 billion (A$12.98 billion) takeover offer from a consortium led by Hong Kong’s CK Infrastructure Holdings Ltd (CKI) at a meeting in late November.

China interested in joining TAPI pipeline project: Pakistan Official

China is exploring building a spur from Pakistan's territory once the multi-country TAPI natural gas pipeline project begins operating, a Pakistani official said.

Gas Pipeline Issues Blamed for Malaysia's Falling LNG Exports

Malaysia's LNG exports fell to a four-year low in July as domestic gas pipeline issues plaguing the country since January took their toll, according to industry sources and Thomson Reuters data.

China Issues Draft Rules to Open Access to Oil, Gas Infrastructure

China's state planner issued new draft rules on Friday to give private companies access to the country's oil and gas infrastructure, including crude oil pipelines, gas pipelines, liquefied natural gas terminals and underground gas storage.

Italy PM Non-Committal after TAP Pipeline Meeting

Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte on Thursday met the mayor at the center of a dispute threatening to delay work on the Trans Adriatic Pipeline but made no commitment about changing the project.

Malaysia’s Mahathir to Visit China for Talks on Projects

Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad said Friday he will visit Beijing next month to renegotiate terms for China-backed rail and gas pipeline projects in Malaysia worth more than $22 billion.

Turkmenistan Nears TAPI Pipeline Financing: Project Chief

Turkmenistan plans to secure within a few months all the necessary funding to complete the construction of an $8 billion natural gas pipeline to Afghanistan, Pakistan and India, the project's chief executive said on Wednesday. The Central Asian nation is building the TAPI pipeline to diversify its gas exports, which have mostly gone to China.

5 Working to Clear Way for Gas Pipeline Killed in Afghanistan

Unidentified gunmen killed five mine-clearance workers in Afghanistan on Monday who were preparing for construction of an international gas pipeline, while one worker was kidnapped, officials said.

Global News

An overview of recent global oil and gas pipeline news.

Uzbekistan to Join TAPI Gas Pipeline Project

Uzbekistan plans to join an $8 billion project to build a natural gas pipeline from Turkmenistan to India, Uzbek President Shavkat Mirziyoyev said.

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..

Indian Gas Pipeline Construction Ahead of Schedule

According to GAIL (India) Limited, phase 1 of the Jagdishpur-Haldia & Bokaro-Dhamra Natural Gas Pipeline Project is ahead of schedule.

China Expanding its Oil and Gas Pipeline Network

China to invest in oil and gas pipeline construction projects over the next decade.

China Gets Bulk of Alaska Gas in Pipeline Plan

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — China would receive 75 percent of the natural gas from Alaska’s North Slope if a pipeline is built under an agreement signed Thursday in Beijing. Alaska Gov. Bill Walker signed the agreement with Sinopec, Bank of China and China Investment Corp. to advance a natural gas pip..

Central European Nations Oppose Russian-German Gas Pipeline

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Putin, Erdogan Voice Support for Gas Pipeline Project

ISTANBUL (AP) — The leaders of Russia and Turkey on Monday voiced support for the construction of a gas pipeline, a plan that was suspended amid tensions between the two countries. In separate addresses to the World Energy Congress, Russian President Vladimir Putin and Turkish counterpart Recep Tay..

Study Shows China’s Oil Demand Slowing Almost 60%

ESAI Energy has released a new study, Balancing Act: China’s Oil Demand and Energy Mix to 2030 that takes an in-depth look at China’s oil demand trends to 2030, projecting energy mix and demand for 13 oil and alternative fuel products. The study shows in detail that the pace of oil demand from 2015-..

Is China About To Open Up Its Oil Industry?

Brief but extremely interesting note from China this week. Suggesting that an unparalleled opportunity in the energy space may be coming available here. That’s in the Chinese oil and natural gas industries. Where it appears the government may be about to open up former government-only sectors to ou..

Russia Says Global Deal to Cap Oil Output is Close

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia says it is close to an international deal with OPEC countries to cap oil production, and that a final decision will be made at a meeting this month. Saudi Arabia, Russia, Venezuela and Qatar floated an output cap last month with the aim of boosting oil prices, but it was condit..

Russian-OPEC Coordinated Production Cut Remains Long Shot

The rumors of a coordinated production cut between OPEC and Russia continue to grow more serious. The latest comes from the Russian energy minister Alexander Novak, who insisted that Russia will hold talks with OPEC in February on a possible agreement to reduce output. “There are very many question..

Russia Warns Cuts Needed to Avoid Repeat of '98 Crash

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia’s leaders are warning the government will need to make more cutbacks if the nation is to avoid a repeat of the 1998 financial crash, the country’s biggest post-Soviet economic trauma. The economy, which is heavily reliant on its massive oil and gas industry, is getting hammer..