Politics & Regulation

United States Capitol Building in Washington, DC (© Shutterstock/Paul Brady Photography)
United States Capitol Building in Washington, DC (© Shutterstock/Paul Brady Photography)

$6.6 Billion Mountain Valley Pipeline Still Uncertain After Inflation Reduction Act

A $6.6 billion natural gas Mountain Valley Pipeline long advocated by Democratic U.S. Senator Joe Manchin in his home state of West Virginia is facing bipartisan resistance on Capital Hill and will not be afforded preferential treatment.

Entrance to the Uniper headquarter in Dusseldorf, Germany (© Shutterstock/nitpicker)
Entrance to the Uniper headquarter in Dusseldorf, Germany (© Shutterstock/nitpicker)

Germany To Nationalize The Country's Largest Gas Importer

Germany has begun to nationalize gas importer Uniper in the wake of an energy crisis that has left the government of Europe's top economy with few other options to keep its industry going.

Germany is set to buy Fortum's (FORTUM.HE) 78% stake in Uniper and inject a further 8 billion euros ($8 billion US) into the energy group that is expected to give Berlin a stake of more than 90%.

Close-up on the pipes of a oil refinery (© Shutterstock/Oaklizm)
Close-up on the pipes of a oil refinery (© Shutterstock/Oaklizm)

Three German Refineries Affiliated With Russian Rosneft Under Trusteeship

To strengthen security of supply and to ensure the continued operations of oil refineries in Schwedt an der Oder, Rosneft MiRo and Bayernoil, Neustadt an der Donau, the German government has placed these three refineries under trusteeship as it seeks to manage and attenuate the impact of the ongoing energy crisis.

Map of West Africa (© Shutterstock/Peter Hermes Furian)
Map of West Africa (© Shutterstock/Peter Hermes Furian)

The Proposed Nigeria-Morocco Pipeline Could Provide Gas to Europe

The Nigerian National Petroleum Company and Morocco’s National Office of Hydrocarbons and Mines, on Thursday, September 15, 2022, signed an MoU for a long-delayed gas pipeline proposal that will link the two countries, opening a possibility for a new energy supply path for West Africa and Europe.

Flag of Oman (© Shutterstock/patrice6000)
Flag of Oman (© Shutterstock/patrice6000)

Oman's OQ Settles On BofA for $800 Million Gas Pipeline IPO

Oman energy firm settled on Bank Muscat and Bank of America Corp. to advise the initial public offering of its gas pipeline units as the sultanate kickstarts its privatization program, people familiar with the matter disclosed.

A Red Pin on Kazakhstan on the World Map (© Shutterstock/hyotographics)
A Red Pin on Kazakhstan on the World Map (© Shutterstock/hyotographics)

Kazakhstan Sells More Than 100 Exploration and Development Licenses for Gas and Oil Block

Kazakhstan's oil and gas exploration scene is gradually changing, with more than 100 tracks up for bids, with 23 exclusively reserved for two state-run companies.

European Union flag infront of the European Commission (© Shutterstock/symbiot)
European Union flag infront of the European Commission (© Shutterstock/symbiot)

EU Ponders A Future Sans Russian Pipeline Gas

German Chancellor Olaf Scholz raised hopes last week when he championed the construction of a gas pipeline connecting the Spanish and French gas grids.  Scholz said such a pipeline would help wean Europe away from its reliance on Russian energy.

Africa from space [courtesy of NASA] (© Shutterstock/Capitano Footage)
Africa from space [courtesy of NASA] (© Shutterstock/Capitano Footage)

Central African Countries Champion 6500-km Of New Pipeline Construction

Central African countries, including Equatorial Guinea, Cameroon, Gabon, Chad, Angola, Democratic Republic of Congo and Congo Republic, have signed an agreement to construct three multinational oil and gas pipeline systems of around 6,500 km (4,000 miles), storage depots, LNG terminals, at least three refineries and gas-fired power plants linking 11 countries by 2030, according to project docum

Waving flags of Denmark and Germany (© Shutterstock/esfera)
Waving flags of Denmark and Germany (© Shutterstock/esfera)

Gasunie and Energinet Advances Collaboration on Hydrogen Infrastructure

Energinet and Gasunie on September 1, 2022, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to accelerate the preparations for cross-border hydrogen infrastructure between Denmark and Germany.

Representatives of the Government of the Republic of Poland and the Government of the Slovak Republic at the ceremony in Strachocina (© eustream)
Representatives of the Government of the Republic of Poland and the Government of the Slovak Republic at the ceremony in Strachocina (© eustream)

Construction of Poland – Slovakia Gas Pipeline Completed— Operations to Begin in Oct. 2022

A ceremony to celebrate the completion of the Poland – Slovakia gas interconnector was held in Strachocina, Poland, on Friday, August 26, with representatives from the Polish and Slovak governments among the dignitaries who graced the occasion. The new gas connection is scheduled for commercial operation in October 2022.

Flags of Russia and Iran (© Shutterstock/ruskpp)
Flags of Russia and Iran (© Shutterstock/ruskpp)

Russia and Iran Move to Create One of the Largest Global Natural Gas Cartel

Last month, Gazprom and the National Iranian Oil Company (NIOC) signed a $40 billion Memorandum of Understanding (MoU). The MoU has been hailed as a move that will enable Iran and Russia to implement their long-standing plan of becoming the major players in a global cartel for gas suppliers, similar to the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) for oil suppliers.

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Flag of Croatia (© Shutterstock/adaptice photography)

Croatia To Build A Floating LNG Terminal In The Adriatic

Croatia, seeking new sources of natural gas following Russia's War of Aggression on Ukraine, has announced that it will invest 180 million euros to build a new gas pipeline connecting the towns of Zlobin and Bosiljevo in northwestern Croatia.