Politics & Regulation

Map of Afghanistan, Turkmenistan and Pakistan (© Shutterstock/Kent Weakley)
Map of Afghanistan, Turkmenistan and Pakistan (© Shutterstock/Kent Weakley)

Taliban Announces Readiness to Begin Work on Afghan Portion of TAPI Gas Pipeline Project

The Taliban has announced its readiness to begin construction on the Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India (TAPI) gas pipeline project, Daryo reported on February 28, citing a report by Etilaatroz.

State Seal of the State of South Dakota, in the Black Hills, near Mount Rushmore National Memorial (© Shutterstock/Joseph Sohm)
State Seal of the State of South Dakota, in the Black Hills, near Mount Rushmore National Memorial (© Shutterstock/Joseph Sohm)

South Dakota’s Bill Regulating Carbon Pipelines Inches Closer to Becoming Law

South Dakota’s senate bill seeking to regulate pipelines and surcharging companies has passed the House Commerce and Energy Committee, inching closer to becoming a law.

Denmark on the map (© Shutterstock/hyotographics)
Denmark on the map (© Shutterstock/hyotographics)

Denmark Ends Probe into Nord Stream Pipeline Sabotage Due to Lack of Evidence

Denmark has concluded its investigation into the 2022 explosions on the Nord Stream pipelines, joining Sweden in dropping the case due to insufficient evidence for prosecution, authorities said Monday, Feb. 26, 2024.

Flags of Iran & Pakistan (© Shutterstock/esfera)
Flags of Iran & Pakistan (© Shutterstock/esfera)

Work on First Phase of Iran-Pakistan Gas Pipeline approved by Pakistani Government

Pakistan on Friday approved construction of the first phase of the long-delayed Iran-Pakistan gas pipeline project within its borders, aiming to avoid a potential $20 billion penalty.

A judge's gavel and a statue of Lady Justice infront of the flag of North Dakota (© Shutterstock/Mehaniq)
A judge's gavel and a statue of Lady Justice infront of the flag of North Dakota (© Shutterstock/Mehaniq)

North Dakota Seeks $38 Million in Federal Court Over Dakota Access Pipeline Protests

A federal trial began last Thursday, examining North Dakota's claim that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers mismanaged the Dakota Access Pipeline protests, leading to $38 million in state expenses.

North Dakota seeks to recoup the funds it spent on law enforcement and cleanup during the 233-day protests against the pipeline in 2016 and 2017.

Hydrogen molecule (© Shutterstock/Corona Borealis Studio)
Hydrogen molecule (© Shutterstock/Corona Borealis Studio)

Pilbara Hydrogen Hub and Pipeline Receives $140 Million Boost to Become Green Energy Gateway

The Pilbara region of Western Australia is poised to become a clean energy powerhouse with a $140 million investment from the federal and Western Australian governments to build a hydrogen hub.

Envisioned as a major center for green hydrogen production and export, the Pilbara Hydrogen Hub will potentially serve as an international gateway for Australian-made green steel and iron.

Judge's gavel on the table (© Shutterstock/FabrikaSimf)
Judge's gavel on the table (© Shutterstock/FabrikaSimf)

EACJ to Hear Appeal on Jurisdiction in East African Crude Oil Pipeline Case

The East African Court of Justice (EACJ) will consider an appeal challenging a lower court's decision to dismiss a case against the controversial East African Crude Oil Pipeline (Eacop), offering a procedural victory for environmental activists.

Bottles of sunflower oil infront of a field of sunflowers (© Shutterstock/Andrey Gorgots)
Bottles of sunflower oil infront of a field of sunflowers (© Shutterstock/Andrey Gorgots)

Ukraine-Poland Edible Oil Pipeline Decision Still Pending Amid Legal and Technical Doubts

A decision on whether to build a 600-kilometer pipeline for transporting Ukrainian edible oil to Poland's Gdansk port remains on hold due to legal and technical uncertainties, Ukraine Business News reported on February 16, citing sentiments from Polish officials.

The Northern Endurance Partnership - Net Zero Teesside & Zerocarbon Humber (© OGCI)
The Northern Endurance Partnership - Net Zero Teesside & Zerocarbon Humber (© OGCI)

Net Zero Teesside CCS Project Recommended for Approval, including a CO2 pipeline

The Planning Inspectorate has approved a major carbon capture and storage (CCS) project in Teesside, northern England.

The project, known as Net Zero Teesside Power, aims to be the world's first commercial-scale gas-fired power station with full carbon capture, utilization, and storage (CCUS) utilizing a pipeline.

European Union flag with H2 hydrogen molecules (© Adobe Stock/Alexander Limbach)
European Union flag with H2 hydrogen molecules (© Adobe Stock/Alexander Limbach)

EU Approves €6.9 Billion for Hydrogen Infrastructure Project, Boosting Green Goals

The European Commission has approved a $7.4 billion (€6.9 billion) project to build a network of hydrogen infrastructure across Europe, the commission announced.

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)

Lawmakers Ask FERC to Halt Permit Process for Shortened MVP Southgate Pipeline

Fifty Democratic state lawmakers have sent a letter to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) requesting a halt to the permit process for the MVP Southgate natural gas pipeline project.

The logo of the Canada Energy Regulator infront of the website (© Shutterstock/T. Schneider)
The logo of the Canada Energy Regulator infront of the website (© Shutterstock/T. Schneider)

Trans Mountain Pipeline Expansion Cited for ‘Environmental Non-Compliance’

The Canada Energy Regulator (CER) has cited Trans Mountain Corporation (TMC) for environmental non-compliance related to its management of recent flooding near Abbotsford, British Columbia.

Rendering of a Shahed drone (© Shutterstock/Anelo)
Rendering of a Shahed drone (© Shutterstock/Anelo)

Russian Drone Strikes Damage Gas Pipeline in Southern Ukraine

Russian drone attacks overnight on Sunday damaged a gas pipeline and residential buildings in the southern Ukrainian city of Mykolaiv, the Irish Times news reported, citing information from Ukrainian military officials.

According to the report, at least one civilian was injured in the strikes, which targeted critical infrastructure and civilian areas.

South Dakota State Capitol Building in Pierre, South Dakota (© Shutterstock/Joseph Sohm)
South Dakota State Capitol Building in Pierre, South Dakota (© Shutterstock/Joseph Sohm)

South Dakota Lawmakers Grapple with CO2 Pipelines Regulations & Landowner Concerns

Landowners and legislators in South Dakota are locked in a heated debate over proposed regulations for carbon dioxide (CO2) pipelines, with concerns ranging from local control to the use of eminent domain.

Senator Casey Crabtree, a proponent of Senate Bill 201, believes his legislation could foster understanding between pipeline companies and landowners.

 Sri Lanka on the map (© Shutterstock/Eivaisla)
Sri Lanka on the map (© Shutterstock/Eivaisla)

Sri Lanka and India Discuss Proposed Multi-Product Oil Pipeline

Sri Lanka's Power and Energy Minister Kanchana Wijesekera announced this week that his country held talks with the Indian Oil Corporation (IOC) regarding a proposed multi-product oil pipeline.

The proposed multi-product pipeline will connect Nagapattnam, India, to Trincomalee Tank Farm and Colombo in Sri Lanka.