Trump sanctions halt German-Russian gas pipeline project #OilmanNEWS Midstream Oil and Gas News Pipeline 

Trump Sanctions Halt German-Russian Gas Pipeline Project

Denmark has greenlit the Nord Stream 2 project, a joint German-Russian pipeline aimed at transporting Russian gas directly to Germany under the Baltic Sea. The move is fiercely opposed by the Trump administration, which fears growing Russian influence in the region, but are new natural gas supplies too good to pass up? GlobalData’s offshore technology writer Julian Turner says: “Germany… Read More
Statewide Poll Finds Strong Support for Illinois Energy Industry and DAPL Optimization #OilmanNEWS Midstream Oil and Gas News Pipeline Press Release 

Statewide Poll Finds Strong Support for Illinois Energy Industry and DAPL Optimization

WASHINGTON – A recent poll found that nearly two-thirds of Illinois residents support optimization of the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) – which would nearly double the capacity of the pipeline to about 1.1 million barrels per day. Public Opinion Strategies, a nationally-recognized polling firm, conducted the poll in advance of a scheduled hearing during which the Illinois Commerce Commission (ICC)… Read More
Technicians remove the crack in the seam weld with a grinder to prepare the surface of a carbon steel crude oil pipeline for a composite repair. Photos courtesy of CSNRI 2020 January-February Midstream 

Composite Solutions Improve Midstream Asset Integrity

Keeping pipelines operating safely and efficiently is critical to the world economy, so diligent maintenance and effective repairs are critical for the millions of miles of lines transporting oil and gas around the world. While traditional repairs often are the first choice, they are not always the most effective or cost-effective options. Many standard repairs require hot work and other… Read More
Enhancing Safety and Operability in the Evolving STS Transfer Market 2020 January-February Midstream 

Enhancing Safety and Operability in the Evolving STS Transfer Market

Ship-to-ship (STS) transfer is becoming increasingly common throughout the shipping industry. It has been an important part of the oil industry for some time, providing the logistical backbone for large swathes of the global oil trade, but STS transfers in oil have become even more important of late. This rising prominence of STS transfers across the maritime industry is evidenced… Read More
Optimizing your energy supply chain requires thinking outside the box to maximize efficiencies and profitability. #OilmanNEWS Business Downstream Midstream Oil and Gas News Transportation Upstream 

Thinking Outside the Box: Unconventional Supply Chain Planning

Optimizing your energy supply chain requires thinking outside the box to maximize efficiencies and profitability. When you think of your supply chain, what do you consider? For a traditional downstream refiner, you may include pipeline, truck, rail and vessel logistics. You may think about where inventory is stored. Do you have a picture of how your assets relate to each… Read More
EPIC CRUDE ANNOUNCES FIRST SHIPMENT OF CRUDE OIL FOR EXPORT FROM THE EPIC DOCK FACILITY LOCATED IN CORPUS CHRISTI, TEXAS #OilmanNEWS Midstream Offshore Oil and Gas News Pipeline Press Release 

EPIC Crude Successfully Loaded its First Aframax-sized Vessel From its Inner Harbor Export Terminal

SAN ANTONIO, TX – EPIC Crude Holdings, LP is pleased to announce that one of its subsidiaries has loaded and launched the first shipment of crude oil from the IGC marine terminal located on the Inner Harbor of the Corpus Christi Ship Channel. The IGC terminal, formerly the International Grain Port Terminal, was repurposed by EPIC beginning in June 2019… Read More
Keeping the Right-of-Way Clear and Free for Pipeline Maintenance Companies #OilmanNEWS Midstream Oil and Gas News Pipeline 

Keeping the Right-of-Way Clear and Free for Pipeline Maintenance Companies

Americans consume more than 700 million gallons of petroleum products a day. This means that pipelines are going to stick around for quite a while. Given this statistic, it’s crucial that today’s crude oil pipeline and natural gas companies are dedicated to environmentally sound, reliable, and safe pipeline operation. In order to preserve the infrastructure’s integrity, it’s important that these… Read More
North America and Asia set to contribute 55% of global new-build trunk pipeline length additions by 2023 #OilmanNEWS Midstream Oil and Gas News Pipeline 

North America and Asia Set to Contribute 55% of Global New-build Trunk Pipeline Length Additions by 2023

North America and Asia are set to drive the global oil and gas new-build pipeline length additions, contributing around 55% of the global planned and announced pipeline length additions between 2019 and 2023, says GlobalData, a leading data, and analytics company. The company’s report, ‘Global Oil and Gas Pipelines Industry Outlook to 2023 – Capacity and Capital Expenditure Outlook with… Read More
Key trends in drone applications in the oil and gas industry #OilmanNEWS Downstream Fullstream Innovation Midstream Oil and Gas News Technology Upstream 

Key Trends in Drone Applications in the Oil and Gas Industry

Latest advancements in sensing and imaging technologies are enabling drones to be deployed in a wide range of settings in the oil and gas industry, according to GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company. The company’s latest report, ‘Drones in Oil & Gas – Thematic Research’, reveals how drones are being used to perform inspection and predictive maintenance of critical… Read More
Planning for IMO 2020: The Cost of Non-Compliance #OilmanNEWS Midstream Offshore Oil and Gas News 

Planning for IMO 2020: The Cost of Non-Compliance

On January 1, 2020, the new International Maritime Organization’s regulation—dubbed “IMO 2020”—for sulfur reduction from 3.5% to 0.5% will go into effect. The regulation stipulates that oceangoing vessels must use either a cleaner bunker fuel, have on-board gas stack scrubbers to clean the higher sulfur fuel or use an alternative marine fuel such as LPG, LNG or methanol. With the… Read More
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