Innovative UK oil and gas projects receive £300k

Three firms will collaborate with Scottish universities to develop technologies to solve industry challenges

New pipeline bringing gas to Europe lent $500m

A loan totalling $500 million (£379m) has been granted for a project to bring new gas supplies to Europe. The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) is funding the completion of the Trans-Anatolian Natural Gas Pipeline (TANAP), which will deliver gas from the Caspian Sea to Europe along the Southern Gas Corridor (SGC). The […]

US green groups sue over Keystone XL pipeline

Environmental groups in the US have sued Donald Trump’s administration over the Keystone XL pipeline. The legal challenge comes roughly two months after the President approved the controversial $8 billion (£6.4bn) project, which would carry 830,000 barrels of tar sands oil 1,180 miles from Canada to Texan refineries each day. The coalition of green organisations says more […]

Spies and bombs threaten Canadian energy

A Canadian spy agency says the nation’s energy firms are at high risk from espionage and terrorism. According to newspaper reports, a classified document from the Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS) warns the sector has become a global target for both cyber and real-world attacks. It suggests companies involved in financial transactions with foreign states […]

Actress Shailene Woodley arrested at oil pipeline protest

US actress Shailene Woodley has been arrested during a protest against a proposed oil pipeline in North Dakota. Environmental campaigners and Native Americans claim Energy Transfer’s $3.7bn (£2.8bn) Dakota Access Pipeline will contaminate waterways and desecrate sacred land. However the company said: “The pipeline will be monitored 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, […]

$200m initial investment for South Asian gas pipeline

An initial investment of $200 million (£140m) has been agreed to build a gas pipeline in South Asia. The deal between Turkmenistan, Afghanistan, Pakistan India and the Asian Development Bank (ADB) will help develop the 1,600-kilometer pipeline in three years. The Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India (TAPI) pipeline is expected to transport up to 33 billion cubic meters of […]

ABB wins Azerbaijan-Europe gas pipeline order

ABB has been awarded a contract for the construction of a pipeline which will bring gas from Azerbaijan to Europe. The company will deliver the software solutions which will contribute to safe, secure and reliable operations of the project. The $11 billion (£7.26bn) Trans-Anatolian Natural Gas Pipeline (TANAP), which is expected to be 1,850 kilometres […]

UK-Denmark power link seeks marine contractor

The first stages of an English-Danish interconnector project have begun with plans to appoint a marine contractor. The successful company will carry out surveys to pinpoint areas of environmental and archaeological interest for the 1,400MW electricity link. It will also help identify the best route for the marine cables and suitable landing locations. The Viking Link interconnector, […]

Bulgaria opens new gas pipeline

A new gas pipeline has officially been opened in Bulgaria. The 80km pipeline in Silistra, operated by Bulgartransgaz, has a transmission capacity of 100,000 cubic meters per hour. The €12.3 million (£9m) project was partly financed by the Kozloduy International Decommissioning Support Fund (KIDSF), which was established in June 2000 to support Bulgaria with closing […]

Nepal-India ink deal for oil pipeline

A new pipeline project to export petroleum from India to Nepal has been approved. India’s Petroleum & Natural Gas Minister Dharmendra Pradhan and Nepal’s Minister of Commerce and Supplies Sunil Bahadur Thapa singed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) this week. The 41km pipeline will stretch from Raxaul in India to Amlekhgunj in Nepal. The Himalayan […]