Middle East

Armed Drones Attack Oil Pumping Stations on Saudi Pipeline

Saudi Arabia said armed drones had struck two oil pumping stations on a pipeline Tuesday in what it called a "cowardly" act of terrorism two days after Saudi oil tankers were sabotaged off the coast of the United Arab Emirates.

Iraq Close to Signing $53B deal with Exxon, PetroChina

Iraq is close to signing a $53 billion, 30-year energy agreement with Exxon Mobil and PetroChina, Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi said on Tuesday, denying any link between the mega-project and U.S. permission for Iraq to do business with Iran.

Report: Blaze Engulfs 2 Iranian Pipelines, 5 Workers Injured

Iran's official IRNA news agency says firefighters have brought under control a blaze that engulfed two oil and gas pipelines in southwestern, oil-rich Khuzestan province.

Lebanon Warns Against Using Disputed Territory for East Med Pipeline

Lebanon warned its Mediterranean neighbors that a planned East Med gas pipeline from Israel to the European Union must not be allowed to violate its maritime borders. Beirut has an unresolved maritime border dispute with Israel,  which it regards as an enem..

Jordan, Egypt, and Iraq Set to Build $18 Billion Oil Pipeline

Jordan and Iraq are nearing final approval for an $18 billion oil pipeline that would carry 1 MMbpd of oil from the Iraqi city of Basra through the Jordanian port of Aqaba and across the Red Sea to Egypt.

Lebanon Warns Against Using Disputed Territory for East Med Pipeline

Lebanon warned its Mediterranean neighbors in March that a planned East Med gas pipeline from Israel to the European Union must not be allowed to violate its maritime borders.

Fire Breaks Out at Kazakhstan's Kalamkas Oilfield

A fire has broken out at the onshore Kalamkas oilfield in Kazakhstan's western Mangistau province, the country's emergencies committee said on Monday.

At Least 5 Killed in Iran Gas Pipeline Explosion

A gas pipeline explosion in southwestern Iran killed at least five people and injured six, the Tasnim news agency reported.

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Finland, Estonia and Latvia Sign Deal for Single Gas Tariff Zone Gas transmission operators of Finland, Latvia and Estonia signed an agreement on to set up a single gas transmission tariff zone for the three countries from the start of 2020. The agreement fulfills a goal ..

Lebanon Warns Against Using Disputed Territory for East Med Pipeline

Lebanon on Thursday warned its Mediterranean neighbors that a planned East Med gas pipeline from Israel to the European Union must not be allowed to violate its maritime borders.

Black Rock, KKR Land $4 Billion Pipeline Deal with UAE’s ADNOC

Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) has sealed a $4 billion midstream pipeline infrastructure deal with U.S. investment firms KKR and BlackRock, the government-owned company said.

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.

Israel Minister: Gas Exports to Egypt to Start Within Months

Israel will begin exporting natural gas to Egypt in a few months' time, Energy Minister Yuval Steinitz said, marking a key step in the plans to sell expanding gas production and bolster diplomatic ties.

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Natural Gas Utilities Testing Demand Response Programs Demand Response (DR) programs have become a fairly common method of reducing electricity demand during summer peak periods, and now the approach is being tried by natural gas utilities – most recently due to concerns about limited pipeline capa..

Pipeline Repairs Halt Iran gas Exports to Iraq

Gas exports from Iran to Iraq were halted late on Tuesday for several days, as Iranian authorities work to repair damages caused to the pipeline during a recent earthquake.

Bahrain King, Saudi Crown Prince Inaugurate new Pipeline

Bahraini King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa and Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and inaugurated a new oil pipeline between the two countries today.

Iraq Resumes Piping Oil to Kirkuk after Yearlong Pause

Iraq began piping oil from its fields around the disputed city of Kirkuk on Friday, more than a year after exports were halted over troubles with the autonomous Kurdish administration north of the country. The region will export between 50,000 bpd and 100,000 bpd through a pipeline to Turkey,

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.

Under the Sea: Antiquities Make Way for Israel’s Leviathan Pipeline

Underwater archaeologists have been scouring the seabed where a gas pipeline is being built off Israel’s coast in a bid to preserve relics near a 5,000-year-old port that once was a key trade hub for the Mediterranean’s ancient civilizations.

After Trump Attack on Russia Ties, Merkel Eyes Azeri Gas

Castigated by U.S. President Donald Trump as relying too much on Russian gas supplies, German Chancellor Angela Merkel heads to Azerbaijan this week to discuss the development of a southern pipeline to deliver gas to Europe from the Caspian.

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.

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.

Pipeline to be Built off the Israeli Coast

Energean Oil & Gas’ Board of Directors voted to go forward with the $1.6 billion Karish & Tanin Development Project, located off the Israeli coast.

Iran’s Future Clearly Points to Gas

By Nicholas Newman, Contributing Editor With the lessening of U.N. sanctions and expected inflow of foreign capital and technology, it is predicted that gas will be the basis of Iran’s future prosperity and foreign exchange earnings. The country is home to 33.5 Tcf of natural gas, equivalent to 18..

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An overview of recent global oil and gas pipeline news.

Hamriyah Free Zone Authority Recognizes Top Petrochemical, Oil & Gas Companies

The Hamriyah Free Zone Authority (HFZA) recognized the authority’s top petrochemical, oil & gas companies during the “HFZA – Gulf Energy Information Petrochemical, Oil & Gas Event” held May 7, 2018.

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.

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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..

Afghanistan's 30-Year Pipe Dream Could Bring Power, Industry

Afghanistan is pressing ahead with plans to turn natural gas from the $8 billion TAPI pipeline into economic development.