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New Survey Looks at Energy Sector Amid COVID-19

Despite the upheaval from COVID-19, energy and industrial leaders will likely continue to commit their companies to decarbonization programs, according to Deloitte. The consultancy reported Wednesday that it has surveyed 600 C-suite executives and other senior corporate leaders about low-carbon trends and strategies. “This year has turned out to be a decisive one for the


Keeping COVID-19 Away from Pipeline Construction Sites

Pipeline crews work in close quarters. Crews travel together to the work sites by bus or company vehicles. During work shifts, they take breaks and eat meals together on the buses. While convenient, these practices can pose a risk for virus transmission. During the current pandemic, physical distancing is a critical priority that pipeline construction


Pipeline Performance Report Shows Safety Improving

The American Petroleum Institute (API) and the Association of Oil Pipelines (AOPL) released the 2019 Pipeline Safety Excellence Performance Report and 2020-2022 Strategic Plan. The report details how liquid pipeline incidents impacting people or the environment have decreased 36 percent over the last 5 years, while pipeline mileage increased nearly 10 percent and barrels delivered


Pipeline Companies are Keeping Essential Pipeline Operators Safe

What are pipeline control rooms? Busy, highly focused, and fast-paced professional environments, these are sophisticated facilities where operators monitor pipelines 24/7. They use state-of-the-art computer systems (similar to air traffic control systems) to recognize and respond quickly to any unexplained changes to the flow or pressure in a pipeline. Within the control rooms, walls of


Oil and Gas Companies Set to Lose $1 Trillion

The E&P industry, which includes oil majors, made $2.47 trillion in revenues globally last year, according to Rystad Energy. This year, it’s projected to bring in $1.47 trillion, reflecting a 40% decline year-on-year. It comes as the coronavirus pandemic and ensuing lockdowns cripple demand and force companies to slash spending and cancel projects. The energy


Understanding Cyber Attacks in the Pipeline Industry

Digitization is on the rise in the conservative oil and gas industry as companies wake up to the cost and operational efficiency boost that sensors and algorithms can offer them. Meanwhile, cybercriminals are keeping ahead of the learning curve, forcing oil and gas to play catch-up. Energy companies—including pipeline operators and utilities—spend less than 0.2