Research Documents

Author: 
Sergey Vlasov, Alex Demyanov, Samvel Melkumyan, Eugeny Stepanov, Roman Romanenko, Valery Snakin, Inna Vlasova & Irina Chudovskaya
January 2017

Improving the safety and environmental efficiency of natural gas pipeline systems is critical given the current public focus on energy projects and the evolving global dialogue around climate change, says a Moscow-based technical diagnostic firm. Proven cost-effective methods include environmental monitoring during construction and establishing multi-year pipeline damage control and prevention programs, says Energodiagnostika LLC.

Author: 
Valeriy Snakin, Inna Vlasova & Irina Chudovskaya, Energodiagnostika
November 2016

A leading technical diagnostic firm has come up with an interesting approach to the challenge of methane leakage: using natural microorganisms that feed on methane to “collar” those leaks. Moscow-based Energodiagnostika LLC recently applied for a patent to build soil collars around critical areas in underground storage facilities. The collars would be filled with methanotrophic bacteria suspended in a saltwater solution.

Author: 
IGU Strategy Committee
October 2016

"In December 2015, at the UN climate summit in Paris, representatives from 195 nations agreed to restrict the increase in the global average temperature to well below 2 °C above pre-industrial levels and to pursue efforts to limit the temperature increase to 1.5 °C. Although the summit participants didn’t set concrete emission reduction targets, they are resolved to reach..."  Read more....

Author: 
IGU Strategy Committee
October 2016

The way forward after COP21: why natural gas is the key to a low-carbon world

"In December 2015, at the UN climate summit in Paris, representatives from 195 nations agreed to restrict the increase in the global average temperature to well below 2 °C above pre-industrial levels and to pursue efforts to limit the temperature increase to 1.5 °C.

Author: 
Gert Müller-Syring, DBI, Germany, Member of IGU R&D Committee
January 2016

CONVERGENCE OF POWER & GAS & RENEWABLES 

With its climate policy goals, the German government has set the course for a fundamental transformation of energy supply systems. By 2050, CO2 emissions in Germany are to be reduced by at least 80% and primary energy consumption by 50%. Higher shares of renewable energies, energy saving and better energy efficiencies are therefore at the top of the political agenda...