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Flag of NATO - the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (© Shutterstock/railway fx)

NATO To Create New Security Environment for Subsea Pipelines

Given what several NATO country-members see as a growing threat to critical maritime infrastructure, Germany and Norway will formally ask NATO to coordinate efforts to protect undersea pipelines and other such infrastructure, some two months after explosions ripped holes in the Nord Stream natural gas pipelines, disabling them.

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Logo of Habour Energy infront of the website (© Shutterstock/T. Schneider)

An Carbon Capture Pipeline Project Inches Closer to the Consenting Stage

Harbour Energy's Viking CCS plan reaches the statutory consultation stage.

If all goes to plan, the enormous carbon capture pipeline project designed to Decarbonise the South Humber Bank industry could be tabled before the planning inspectorate by 2023.

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The Santos Place building in Brisbane, Australia (© Shutterstock/Marlon Trottmann)

Santos Shut Down the Aussie Gas Field Due to a Leak in an Offshore Subsea Export Pipeline

Australian gas operator, Santos, was, on November 29, 2022, forced to shut down a gas field offshore Western Australia after the company detected a gas leak on the subsea gas export pipeline. Santos reported on Tuesday that the leak was discovered during routine activities on John Brookes’s offshore gas platform, which is usually unmanned.

The Lubyanka, headquarter of the FSB in Moscow (© Shutterstock/Felix Lipov)
The Lubyanka, headquarter of the FSB in Moscow (© Shutterstock/Felix Lipov)

Yet Another Russian Gas Pipeline Under Attack?

In a statement that raised eyebrows among European pipeliners, Russia's Federal Security Service (FSB) said last Thursday that it had prevented Ukrainian special services from carrying out what it said was sabotage on the 'South Stream' gas pipeline.

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) Headquarters in Washington, DC (© Shutterstock/Mark Van Scyoc)
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) Headquarters in Washington, DC (© Shutterstock/Mark Van Scyoc)

FERC Releases Annual Enforcement Report for Fiscal Year 2022

The Staff of the Office of Enforcement ("OE") of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission ("FERC") on November 17, 2022, released its sixteenth  Annual Report on Enforcement. The report highlights the activities carried out by OE's Division of Audits and Accounting ("DAA"), Division of Investigations ("DOI"), as well as the Division of Analytics ("DAS").

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Flag of Nigeria (© Shutterstock/adaptice photography)

Company Security Team Faces Armed Resistance Over Pipeline Surveillance Contract

Nigeria-based Tantita security services limited operatives face death threats after uncovering illegal pipelines used in crude oil theft in various parts of the Niger Delta.

Operatives of the company owned by Ex-Niger Delta militant leader, Oweizide Ekpemupolo, popularly known as Tompolo, have been going across the region and recording the achievements in their work.

Current Developments in Saudi Oil and Gas Pipeline Industry— Eng. Abdullah S. Al-Zahrani
Current Developments in Saudi Oil and Gas Pipeline Industry— Eng. Abdullah S. Al-Zahrani

Current Developments in Saudi Oil and Gas Pipeline Industry— Eng. Abdullah S. Al-Zahrani

As the energy crisis in Europe continues to hit the European Union member states hard, the oil and gas industry in Saudi Arabia is very promising. According to Engineer Abdullah S. Al-Zahrani, an expert consultant in the oil and gas industry specializing in drilling and exploration, the Master Gas System expansion phase III project would be a significant boost to the Saudi oil and gas markets.

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Pipeline valve with manometer (© Shutterstock/Krasowit)

Oil Supply to Parts of Europe through the Druzhba Pipeline Temporarily Suspended

Tougher times for Europe following a temporary suspension of oil supply through the Druzhba pipeline to parts of Eastern and Central Europe announced by oil pipeline operators in Slovakia and hungury, Reuters reported on November 15, 2022.

President of Kazakhstan Kassym-Jomart Tokayev (© Shutterstock/lev radin)
President of Kazakhstan Kassym-Jomart Tokayev (© Shutterstock/lev radin)

Kazakhstan Seeks to Reduce Dependence on Caspian Pipeline Using Alternative Export Routes

Kazakhstan president Kassym-Jomart Tokayev has called for the establishment of alternative routes for the country’s oil exports to reduce its dependence on Russia.

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Flag of Kuwait (© Shutterstock/Dmytro Balkhovitin)

Kuwaiti Firm Wins a $140 Million Deal for Supply and Construction of Oil Pipelines

Kuwait, one of the member states of OPEC producers, has awarded a local company a multimillion project contract for the construction of pipelines worth 42.5 million Kuwaiti dinars ($140 million) to link up the country's oilfields in the South and East, a local newspaper reported on Monday, November 7, 2022.

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Enbridge energy logo on the website homepage (© Shutterstock/Casimiro PT)

Multibillion Dollar Pipeline Expansion Project Approved By Enbridge

Enbridge, the international pipeline company based in Calgary, Alberta Canada, has approved the expansion of the southern segment of its British Columbia pipeline system, a project that would cost up to $2.65 billion after strong demand from crude oil producers.

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

China's Gas Demand May Drop for the First Time in 20 Years - State Energy Officials Say

China's total gas demand is likely to plunge for the first time in two decades amid the dwindling economy as the country moves closer to winter, which will see energy demand rise modestly than it has been in previous years.

Libyan National Oil Corporation (NOC) Building (© Hussein Eddeb / Shutterstock.com)
Libyan National Oil Corporation (NOC) Building (© Hussein Eddeb / Shutterstock.com)

Libya’s National Oil Corporation Studying Gas Pipeline Ideas to Connect Greece and Egypt

Libya’s National Oil Corporation (NOC) is studying potential gas pipeline Ideas connecting to Greece and Damietta in Egypt in addition to the current pipeline between Libya and Italy, NOC chairman, Farhat Bengdara, said on Tuesday, November 1, 2022.

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Flag of Norway on military uniform (© Shutterstock/Bumble Dee)

Norway Deploys Armed Forces To Guard Its Vast Gas Pipeline Network

Norway took immediate action after the 26 September discovery of the severely damaged Nord Stream 1 & 2 gas pipelines in the Baltic Sea of the Danish and Swedish coasts to increase pipeline inspections on its 8,800-km pipeline network connecting Norway with continental Europe and Britain.

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Nigeria on the Map (© Shutterstock/hyotographics)

Nigeria Bets on Service Firms to Deliver Big-ticket Pipelines

The prevailing natural gas crisis in Europe has presented a new urgency to the Nigerian government's prospects to ramp up gas production through big-ticket projects such as the AKK and the Trans-Saharan Pipeline already under consideration.

Russia-China pipeline (© Adobe Stock/alexmlx)
Russia-China pipeline (© Adobe Stock/alexmlx)

Russia Looks To China: Power Of Siberia Pipeline To Come Onstream in December

The Power of Siberia project is a unified gas transmission system (GTS) involving the development of a 4,000km-long gas pipeline to transfer natural gas from the Irkutsk gas production centers in the prolific Eastern Russia to the Far East and China. This week Gazprom announced that the Kovykta gas field, the largest in the region, is expected to come onstream in December.

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Gas valve against the flag of Texas (© Shutterstock/Sega_K)

West Texas Gas Price Drops Below Zero as Pipeline Outages Disrupt Supply

The natural gas spot price in west Texas fell below zero, forcing the producers to foot up the unloading fee, World News Era reported on October 26, 2022. The events came at a time when Europe is grappling with record-high energy prices following a supply decline by the Russian state-owned supplier, Gazprom.