Russia starts pumping gas into Turkish Stream pipeline

22/10/2019 09:45 Natural Gas


Gazprom has started filling the 1st leg of the offshore section of the Turkish Stream gas pipeline with gas, the project operator announced on October 18. This is the final stage of testing the pipeline before putting it into operation later this year, South Stream Transport said. It noted that the 1st deliveries are scheduled for the end of 2019.

The lines will be filled with gas from the landfall facility located in Russian Anapa to the receiving terminal in Kıyıköy on Turkey's Black Sea coast. The construction of the receiving terminal has also come to the final stage.


The project consists of 2 lines across the Black Sea, the 1st of which will serve Turkey with a capacity of 15.75 bcm, while the 2nd line is planned to serve Europe. Each pipeline is 930 km in length, laid at depths reaching 2,200 m. After the 1st line is filled with natural gas, preparations will begin on the 2nd line.


The project is the biggest-diameter offshore gas pipeline in the world laid at such depths. The world's biggest construction vessel, the Pioneering Spirit, carried out the deep-sea pipe laying.


The Electrification Of UK Offshore Oil & Gas

21/09/2020 08:26:00

The British government has set a goal to reach net zero emissions by 2050. Electrification of oil and gas platforms on the UK continental shelf (UKCS) should play an important role in efforts to achieve this target, as a Rystad Energy analysis shows that UK oil and gas production will remain significant for decades to come. After a small decline over the next several years, output forecast to rebound to approximately 2 million barrels of oil equivalent per day by around 2035. UK emissions from oil and gas production in the North Sea are the highest among the region’s producers, reaching 13.1 million tonnes of CO2 in 2019, according to Rystad Energy emission data. Extraction emissions account for 10.1 million tonnes of CO2, with flaring making up the rest.


Daily (18.09.2020): European carbon prices fell by more than 5% on Thursday due to stronger selling

18/09/2020 14:15:00

Oil prices rose for the third consecutive day on Thursday, following OPEC’s meeting which had a positive influence on market. However, oil market is still kept under pressure, due to higher supply and flagging demand. Hence, Brent crude soared by nearly 2.6% to $43.30 a barrel. While the American WTI crude gained 2% to settle at $40.97 a barrel.


Nuclear essential to hydrogen future

18/09/2020 08:50:00

Untapped options for clean hydrogen - including the use of advanced modular reactors - can put the world back on the pathway to meeting the Paris climate goals, according to a new report from energy research and consultancy firm LucidCatalyst. The report says the clean energy transition from oil to hydrogen-based fuels could be achieved with a global investment of USD17 trillion, spent over 30 years from 2020 to 2050.