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Saudi Arabia on the map (copyright by Shutterstock/Marcio Jose Bastos Silva)

The Islamic State Calls on Its Followers to Target Oil Pipelines in Saudi Arabia

The Islamic State has long targeted leading officials in the Saudi monarchy for their perceived apostacy. The terrorist organization has placed the Kingdom in its sights once again by calling on its supporters to target oil pipelines and other economic infrastructure for attack.

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Steel pipes (copyright by Shutterstock/khan3145)

Trans Adriatic Pipeline fills with Azeri gas

This October sees the completion of the filling up of the entire length of the 878-kilometer-long (545.5-mile-long) Trans-Adriatic Pipeline between the Greek/Turkish border and the pipeline receiving terminal at the heel of Italy, reports the project promoter Trans Adriatic Pipeline AG. It has just taken four-and-a-half years since the start of construction to reach this stage.

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Venezuela Oil Industry (copyright by Shutterstock/Anton_Medvedev)

Venezuela's Petroleum Industry Looking Into the Abyss

Hit by increasingly onerous US sanctions, weak global demand, inept management and an environment devastated by oil spills from massive refineries along the once pristine Venezuelan coastline, Petróleos de Venezuela, S.A (PDVSA) has been reduced to dismantling oil facilities, including pipelines, for scrap metal and selling their distinctive coveralls, emblazoned w

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nagorno-karabakh map (copyright by Shutterstock/Nemanja Cosovic)

TAP pipeline commissioning unlikely to be disrupted by Nagorno-Karabakh conflict

The end-of-year commissioning of the 10 billion cubic metre (BCM) a year Trans-Adriatic Pipeline (TAP) is unlikely to be disrupted by the ongoing clash between Azerbaijan and Armenia over the province of Nagorno-Karabakh.

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Hydrogen molecules (copyright by Shutterstock/Anusorn Nakdee)

DNV GL begins study into converting Italy’s gas pipeline network to hydrogen

Italy’s second largest natural gas pipeline operator, Società Gasdotti Italia (SGI), has announced in October, an ambitious plan to fully decarbonise the energy it supplies to both its commercial and retail domestic customers.

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Pipes for natural gas pipelines (copyright bv Shutterstock/Pictureguy)

Alberta announces new diversified petrochemical pipeline strategy

Alberta’s October announcement of a new natural gas policy is focused on three initiatives: a plastics recycling program, the development of a hydrogen economy and exports of natural gas to Asia and Europe. The last would require new export pipelines and up to three Liquid Natural Gas (LNG) export plants.

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The spanish flag (copyright by Shutterstock/gualtiero boffi)

Spain's Gas Storage and Pipeline Transportation Network To Play Key Roles

Following Germany's and France's lead toward a low-carbon economy, Spain approved this week a plan to boost clean hydrogen production, aiming to establish sufficient infrastructure to give it a major role in what is foreseen as the primary fuel in the European market.

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A man in a business suit offers money (copyright by Shutterstock/Oleksandrum)

Atlantic Sunrise Shale Gas Pipeline Gets Hit With Big Fines

Transco, the company behind the $3 billion Atlantic Sunrise shale gas pipeline from Susquehanna County in northeastern Pennsylvania as far south as Alabama, is paying more than $700,000 in penalties for violations in nine counties. 

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Spilled oil around the oil pipeline (copyright by Shutterstock / Leonid Ikan)

ONGC Oil Pipeline Springs A Leak in Tamil Nadu in Southern India

The Indian state - run Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) transporting crude oil in an underground oil pipeline running through Tiruvarur District of the Tamil Nadu state in southern India, has sprung a leak damaging a large area with samba rice variety preferred by local Tamils

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United States Army Corps of Engineers through a magnifying glass (copyright by Shutterstock/Gil C)

Not So Fast With The $5.7 Billion Mountain Valley Natural Gas Pipeline

Just a day after the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers re-issued permits for the prospective Mountain Valley Natural Gas Pipeline to begin construction, a petition filed with the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals by the Sierra Club and seven other environmental groups challenged the decision.

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The logo of Jemena (copyright by Shutterstock/360b)

Big New Gas Pipeline Project Down Under

Leading Australian energy infrastructure company Jemena is proposing to extend its 797-km Eastern Gas Pipeline (EGP) by approximately 185-km from Horsley Park in Sydney to the Hunter Valley.  It is also planning to change the pipeline so the company can transport more gas to New South Wales and Victoria.

Pipe-laying vessel “Academic Chersky” (copyright by Shutterstock/VladSV)
Pipe-laying vessel “Academic Chersky” (copyright by Shutterstock/VladSV)

Yet Another Critical Move on the Nord Stream 2 Chessboard

The consortium of companies behind the beleaguered Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline, ever so close to end point Lubmin near Greifswald on the Baltic Sea with 160-km of pipeline left to lay, has been informed that the world's top ship insurers would no longer provide cover "for any activity involving or related to the Nord Stream 2 or Turkstream construction projects."  A

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Permian Basin oil and gas pipeline construction (copyright by Shutterstock/G B Hart)

Too Many Pipelines, Too Little Demand

Just two years ago, in response to booming domestic demand and insufficient pipeline capacity to move the oil to market, pipeline operators began building more pipelines in the prolific Permian Basin of Texas and New Mexico, capable of transporting up to seven mbd of fracked shale oil.

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Guangdong province map (copyright by Shutterstock/mrwood)

PipeChina Seals New Pact with Southern Guangdong

PipeChina, China's newly formed oil and gas pipeline behemoth whose birth was reported in these pages on 24 July of this year, has taken a concrete step in implementing its strategic vision: Southern Guangdong became the first province to transfer its natural gas pipeline network to the company, the state-run Xinhua news agency said.

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Turkmenistan map (copyright by Shutterstock/pavalena)

Rumblings that TAPI Will Commence in 2021

Turkmentistan announced over the weekend that it intends to begin construction on a gas pipeline from the Turkmenistan-Afghanistan border to the Herat offtake point in Afghanistan, a fundamental part of the long-awaited Turkmenistan, Afghanistan, Pakistan, India (TAPI) transboundary gas pipeline project.

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Brazilian and argentine flag plumes (copyright by Shutterstock/vladm)

A Complicated Major Gas Pipeline System on the Drawing Boards in South America

Argentina has initiated exploratory talks with Brazil concerning the construction of a billion-dollar gas pipeline from the gigantic Vaca Muerta shale gas reserves in southern Brazil  to Porto Alegre, the capital city of the southern Brazilian state of Rio Grande do Sula. The project involves expanding the 1,430-km Argentine pipeline system as well as the construct