Tag: pipelines

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Transneft operator of Russia’s largest oil pipeline network

Nic Newman looks at some of the issues facing Transneft, operator of Russia’s largest oil pipeline network, which carries over 85% of the oil produced in Russia. See PR+June+2018+p34-36

Areas of German L Gas pipeline networks due for conversion to H gas

The Great German Gas Switch-Over

Germany is at the beginning of a 7 billion euro gas infrastructure project to switch 30% of its gas customers from low-calorie Group L to  high calorie Group H natural gas.  For technical reasons, and under weights-and-measures regulations, the two gas qualities have to be transported in separate systems within defined ranges, and customers cannot switch […]

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Britain’s gas mains replacement programme

Much of the  UK’s original  250,000 kilometre-long gas pipeline network consists of iron pipes and “ is over a hundred years old,” states Jonathan Callighan, Construction and Procurement Director of Cadent Gas, the largest regional gas distributor in the country. Pipeline age, risk and safety lie at the heart of […]

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Spain Well-Entrenched as Natural Gas Island

Spain Well-Entrenched as Natural Gas Island

Nicholas Newman Pipeline Gas Journal November 2018 Spain is Europe’s fifth-biggest consumer of energy and seventh-largest market for natural gas, burning some 984 Bcf in 2015, when gas accounted for 18% of its  energy consumption. The industrial sector accounted for the lion’s share at 64%, with the remainder shared equally […]

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How Monitoring Detects Pipeline Issues

The world’s pipelines are vital energy corridors which link oil and gas fields to customers. At one large end of the spectrum, the 760-mile (1,222-km) Nordstream1 natural gas pipeline is the longest subsea pipeline in the world with an annual capacity of 55 Bcm. There is also the West-East Gas […]

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