January 2, 2018
Censorship laws will carry over from the old organisation, with a fifteen year sentence for violation. Reuters is reporting that the Israeli parliament’s Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee has allowed Eilat-Ashkelon Pipeline Co (EAPC) and a new national oil company, Europe Asia Pipeline Co (EAPC-B), to continue to operate secretly. Information about the companies... [Read More]

December 22, 2017
The evaluation comes as part of a pledge by the new chairman of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to go over all departmental practices. In his Senate approval hearing, the new Chairman, Kevin J. McIntyre, said that he would take ‘a fresh look’ at all commission policies. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) approval is required before the construction... [Read More]

December 21, 2017
AxFlow, has acquired Bahr Pump OU (Estonia), Pumptechnique SIA (Latvia) and Flow Technologies UAB (Lithuania). All three companies’ provide fluid handling equipment, advanced systems, and service to end-users and contractors. Their main products are pumps, valves, actuators, loading arms, hydrocarbon metering, and related service and repair, mainly for the petrochemical,... [Read More]

December 20, 2017
The fund is maintained through a per-barrel tax of $0.09, which is set to expire at the end of 2017. According to a press release from Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER), the fund is currently at $5.7 billion. As of writing, no renewal to the tax has been introduced. In the same release, PEER Executive Director Jeff Ruch said that “The main... [Read More]

December 19, 2017
Three additional sizes have been added to the company’s UL/FM check valves To meet the higher pressure requirements of today’s water infrastructure systems, all 2- to 12-inch Mueller UL/FM swing check valves are now rated at 350 psig cold working pressure (CWP).  In addition, the product line has been expanded to include 2-, 14-, and 16-inch sizes (with... [Read More]

December 18, 2017
A university study suggests that deficits in waste processing capacity are hindering growth in the industry. The researchers used data from wells in the US to model the needs of shale gas operators in the UK, where there is currently only one well in operation. The report found that over the lifetime of a well, its waste management needs could reach over £1 million. The... [Read More]

December 18, 2017
Current pipelines can’t keep up with production, new pipelines are two years away and rail companies aren’t looking to upgrade routes. Reuters reported 18 December that Canadian oil companies are struggling to export their crude as production grows and pipelines and railways reach capacity. They’re also struggling to compete with cheaper US production... [Read More]

December 18, 2017
The solution tries to support more sustainable wastewater treatment operations   Aerobic digestion is often the second largest consumer of energy, after biological treatment aeration, at a wastewater treatment plant, according to Xylem field tests. Xylem has launched a new aerobic digester solution under its Sanitaire brand that decreases energy consumption by up... [Read More]

December 14, 2017
PipeFish is designed to log the condition of pipe interiors and find damage before it becomes an issue. The University of Southern California’s Polymorphic Robotics Lab, led by director Wei-Min Shen, made the robot to be as undisruptive as possible, being inserted via fire hydrants instead of having to dig-out the pipes and manually inspecting them or using externally-applied... [Read More]

December 13, 2017
The system focuses on flexibility in order to create an alternative to traditional LNG transfer techniques. Trelleborg announced the successful test of the Universal Transfer System (UTS) conducted with Connect LNG and Gas Natural Fenosa, and it saying it provides evidence of the new applications that its suite of products for jettyless LNG transfer can unlock in this... [Read More]

December 13, 2017
Enbridge Line 3 replacement project, the largest the company has attempted, is the most recent in a line of pipeline projects that have been held up due to anti-fossil fuel sentiment. The company’s plans to replace the current pipeline have been complicated by disruption by local activists and government procedures. According to Reuters, Enbridge Executive Vice... [Read More]

December 12, 2017
The system is a holistic approach to pipeline management, bringing multiple tools under one roof. Siemens has launched Pipelines 4.0, an integrated approach to the engineering, supply and life cycle optimisation of pipeline assets, tailored to meet the needs of North American operators. It combines equipment and turnkey packages for pipeline stations with data analytics,... [Read More]

December 12, 2017
The pump is designed for maximum compatibility and accessibility. NETZSCH has expanded its line of full service-in-place (FSIP) industry-leading NEMO® progressive cavity pumps. The maintenance-friendly FSIP™ design has been re-engineered to provide access to all the pumps’ rotating parts. NEMO FSIP is available in six sizes (NM045 to NM105) for flow rates... [Read More]

December 12, 2017
The plan is part of a wider effort to diversify the economy and develop production for value-added petroleum products. The number is up from the company’s 2016 estimate, according to Reuters. The wire service also reported that $134 bn will go to drilling and well services and another $78 bn to maintain oil output potential. In November, Saudi Aramco announced... [Read More]

December 12, 2017
The British Pump Manufacturers Association (BPMA) is looking to boost consumer confidence and streamline purchasing. The association is trying to highlight the initiative to increase awareness of the importance of choosing the right pump for a specific task and when to upgrade. Old pumps not only consume too much energy, they are also prone to failure which can adversely... [Read More]