Politics & Regulation

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

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

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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.

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

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

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

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

Fortuna in the port of Mukran near Sassnitz, Germany (copyright by Shutterstock/ Karsten_1)
Fortuna in the port of Mukran near Sassnitz, Germany (copyright by Shutterstock/ Karsten_1)

The Difficult Birth of Russia's Gas Link to Germany, Nord Stream 2

Nord Stream 2, with but 15-km of undersea pipe laying to go, is back in the news this week with additional U.S. sanctions being imposed on ship Ostap Sheremeta, ship owner JSC Nobility and construction company Konstanta, the State Department said in a report to congressional committees. A copy of the report was seen by Reuters.

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Flag of Ukraine (copyright by Shutterstock/E. S. Nugraha)

Ukraine Discussed Guarantees Over Nord Stream 2 with US and Germany

Following the completion of Russia's Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline, the energy ministers of Ukraine, the United States, and Germany met on Monday to discuss guarantees for Ukraine's future as a transit country. Ukraine's energy minister said the discussions focused on Ukraine's future.

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US cyber security concept (copyright by Shutterstock/Pixels Hunter)

The United States Proposes Country Sanctions For Cyber Criminals Disrupting Pipelines

Countries that harbor cyber criminals directing ransomware attacks on critical U.S. infrastructure will be designated "state sponsor of ransomware" if new legislation planned in the Senate Intelligence Committee becomes law.