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Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, South Dakota on the map (copyright by Shutterstock/SevenMaps)

Native American Tribes Call For A Major Review of Dakota Access Pipeline

The Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL), which entered into service in 2017 by Energy Transfer after months of protests by Native American Tribes, is the subject of a new initiative by the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, et al., to re-examine the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for bias.

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Flag of Syria (copyright by Shutterstock/H.studio)

ISIS claims responsibility for pipeline attack and power blackout in Syria

An attack on Syria’s major pipeline using explosives last Friday disrupted power supply, plunging some parts of the country into a power blackout before the situation was promptly restored, the electricity minister, Ghassan al-Zamel, revealed on Saturday.

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court gavel on court desk (coypright by Adobe Stock/BillionPhotos.com)

Keystone Pipeline Resurrection is possible if the permit revocation is declared illegal

The Canadian Province, Alberta, on Thursday urged Texas federal judge to declare the revocation of a key permit for the canceled Keystone XL pipeline by Biden administration illegal, stating that a ruling on the case's merit could allow the project to go on.

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Nord Stream 2 connecting Russia and Germany (copyright by Shutterstock/Aksabir)

Spiking gas prices in Europe could hasten Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline clearance

High gas prices in Europe could hasten the certification of the Russia-Germany Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline, analysts hinted on Tuesday. Despite the work on the twin pipeline having been completed, the German regulator said it would take up to four months to complete the certification process.

Piping and isolation valves at the cooling towers of the Kipoi compressor station, October 2019 (copyright by Trans Adriatic Pipeline AG)
Piping and isolation valves at the cooling towers of the Kipoi compressor station, October 2019 (copyright by Trans Adriatic Pipeline AG)

Trans Adriatic Pipeline Ships 5 bcm of Caspian Sea Natural Gas to Europe

The Trans Adriatic Pipeline (TAP), a 878-km gas pipeline transporting natural gas from the mammoth Shaz Deniz field in the Azerbaijani sector of the Caspian Sea to Europe, has shipped a total of 5 bcm of natural gas, reaching Europe via the interconnection point of Kipoi at the Greek - Turkish border.

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Flags of the USA and the EU (copyright by Shutterstock/ruskpp)

Repairing Leaky Pipelines As One Of The Keys To Reversing The Effects Of Climate Change

The United States and the European Union have agreed to cut potent and planet-warming methane gas emissions by roughly 30 percent by the end of the decade.

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Logo of Colonial Pipeline Co. (copyright by Colonial Pipeline Co.)

Colonial pipeline resumes operations after hurricane Nicholas made landfall

US largest fuel pipeline network resumed operations on Tuesday, as the facility withstood hurricane Nicholas, said the company spokesperson on Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2021. According to Eric Abercrombie, the Colonial Pipeline Co. spokesperson, the company resumed the transmission of gasoline and diesel fuels from Texas to the US East Coast.

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Sigil of the Bundesnetzagentur (copyright by Shutterstock/Tobias Arhelger)

German Pipeline Regulator Begins The Certification of the Nord Stream 2

Germany's energy regulator, the Bundesnetzagentur, said yesterday that four months, which began on 8 September, are required to complete certification of the now completed Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline running from Russia along the Baltic Sea floor to Germany.

Once the regulator completes its inspection it will send a draft decision to the European Commission.

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Hydrogen molecules model (copyright by Shutterstock/peterschreiber.media)

APA Receives A$ 300,000 Funding For Piloting Hydrogen Transmission Using Gas Pipeline

Leading Australian energy company, APA Group, is on the verge of testing a 43km long gas pipeline for transport up to 100% hydrogen gas after receiving AUD 300,000 (USD 222,000 or EUR 187,000) funding from the Western Australian government.

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Near East satelite image with marked borders (copyright by Shutterstock/Viacheslav Lopatin)

Regional Arab Governments Devise A Plan To Save Lebanon With A 20 Year Old Gas Pipeline

The governments of Egypt, Jordan, Syria and Lebanon have come together to transport Egyptian gas via an Arab pipeline built some 20 years ago to ease Lebanon's crippling power crisis.

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Enbridge Energy Headquarter (Copyright by Shutterstock/ JHVEPhoto)

Canada’s Enbridge Purchases The US Largest Crude Oil Terminal As Part Of A $3bn Deal

The Canadian pipeline company, Enbridge, is betting on sustainable US energy production with the purchase of 3b worth in assets. The price tag includes the purchase of a Texan crude oil terminal, which is so far North America’s largest in terms of volume.

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Flags of Algeria and Morocco (copyright by Shutterstock/danielo)

Maghreb Europe pipeline faces uncertainty due to severing Algeria-Morocco diplomatic ties

Maghreb Europe Gas Pipeline faces uncertainty over the future of the pipeline project as Algeria and Morocco slide into diplomatic strife.

The severing of diplomatic ties between the two North African nations is feared to affect the future renewal of the pipeline project set to expire in October.

Last Nord Stream 2 Pipe on Board of Fortuna with Crew (copyright by Nord Stream 2)
Last Nord Stream 2 Pipe on Board of Fortuna with Crew (copyright by Nord Stream 2)

Nord Stream 2 Finished: Last Pipe Has Been Welded in the Baltic Sea

Today, specialists on the laybarge Fortuna welded the last pipe of the two strings of the Nord Stream 2 Pipeline.The pipeline will be lowered to the seabed and finally connected to the other end, Nord Stream 2 AG announced on Monday.

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Flags of Japan and Venezuela (copyright by Shutterstock/NINA IMAGES)

Japan's Inpex Corp sells Venezuela gas and oil assets to Caracas-based Sucre Energy Group

A Japanese-owned Inpex Corp. sold its Venezuelan assets to Sucre Energy Group, based in Caracas. The new developments came as a string of multinational companies back from the crisis-hit OPEC nation.

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Flag of the People's Republic of China (copyright by Shutterstock/Tatoh)

China approves a multimillion pipeline system in the northern region of the county

According to China's National Development and Reform Commission statement dated Friday, September 3, 2021, the $143 million (960 million yuan) methane pipeline will link China's northern provinces, specifically Shaanxi and Shanxi.

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Carbon capture and underground storage (copyright by Shutterstock/Dmitry Kovalchuk)

Experts See Pipeline Growth Potential With Carbon Capture and Storage Systems

The U.S. oil and gas pipeline industry is looking for new opportunities to lay steel in the ground with pipes that carry the carbon dioxide produced when fossil fuels are combusted.

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Route of Nord Stream 2 (copyright by Shutterstock/MurzilA)

Gazprom Signals Nord Stream Start-up in October, 2021

Gazprom, the largest natural gas company in the world, announced today that the Nord Stream 2 pipeline, which is presently under construction and nearing completion, is expected to deliver 5.6 bcm of Russian natural gas to Europe this year.

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Flag of Nigeria (copyright by Shutterstock/adaptice photography)

Pipeline vandalism causes a massive fuel flood in Lagos, Nigeria

Hundreds of residents of Igando-Ikotun Road, Omoboriowo Street, around Pipeline bus stop, Lagos, and its surroundings escaped death on Friday, August 27, 2021, as an unprecedented fuel flood temporarily displaced the residents in the middle of the night.

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Gazprom logo on sky background (copyright by Adobe Stock/Alexey Novikov)

Hungary Concludes New Long Term Natural Gas Contract with Gazprom

Hungary, which has long relied upon the Ukraine and its Bratsvo pipeline for natural gas supplies, has recently begun to diversify its sources of gas.  To this end it has entered into negotiations with Russia, and according to Reuters, a new 15 year supply contract will be signed by the end of September, stipulating that Gazprom shall ship 4.5 bcm of natural gas to Hungary:  3.5 billion cubic m