Politics & Regulation

Progress on river diversion - Coldwater Area (© Trans Mountain)
Progress on river diversion - Coldwater Area (© Trans Mountain)

Trans Mountain Pipeline Restarted But B.C 30L Fuel-rationing Order Remains In Place

The Trans Mountain Pipeline restarted "safely" on Sunday 5, 2021, according to the company's officials, after a three-week precautionary shutdown. But the B.C government maintained the fuel-rationing order for the province's southwestern areas.

Map of states around the southern Caspian Sea (© Shutterstock/Rainer Lesniewski)
Map of states around the southern Caspian Sea (© Shutterstock/Rainer Lesniewski)

Iran Signs Tripartite Gas Swap Deal With Neighboring Azerbaijan And Turkmenistan

Iran has signed a tripartite gas supply swap deal with its neighboring states Azerbaijan and Turkmenistan, to facilitate gas flow between the two countries.  The agreement is expected to be operational at the beginning of winter, according to the Iranian oil minister, Javad Owji.

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The US and German flags (© Shutterstock/ruskpp)

Germany and the United States Cooperating To Make Nord Stream 2 Work

Behind the scenes Germany is patiently working with the United States to implement a deal allowing for the ultimate transportation of natural gas from Russia to Germany via the Nord Stream 2 subsea pipeline.

Flag of Tanzania and the national flag of Uganda (© Shutterstock/esfera)
Flag of Tanzania and the national flag of Uganda (© Shutterstock/esfera)

Uganda To Enact Lake Albert Pipeline Law Before 2022

Uganda anticipates a new law governing the construction and operation of a 1,445-km crude export pipeline running from Lake Albert development, paving the way for the first oil ever from the project by 2025.

Flags of Belarus, Russia and the European Union (© Shutterstock/Max Sky)
Flags of Belarus, Russia and the European Union (© Shutterstock/Max Sky)

Belarus Pipeline Linking Russian Oil Field To Europe Resumes Operations

Russia’s Transneft pipeline, a monopolistic energy supply company, reported on Thuesday (Nov. 18) that repair work on a section of the Druzhba oil pipeline was completed, and oil pumping was set to resume in the evening of the same day as reported by the RIA news agency.

Sigil of the Bundesnetzagentur (© Shutterstock/Tobias Arhelger)
Sigil of the Bundesnetzagentur (© Shutterstock/Tobias Arhelger)

The Bundnesnetzagentur Suspends Nord Stream 2 Certification in Germany

In a sobering official announcement with profound implications for the eventual operation of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline, the Bundnesnetzagentur (Federal Network Agency), the overseer of pipeline operations in Germany, has temporarily suspended the present certification process for the pipeline on the basis of formal legal reasons.

Pressure gauge on a gas pipeline (© Shutterstock/Iren Moroz)
Pressure gauge on a gas pipeline (© Shutterstock/Iren Moroz)

Russian Gas Deliveries to Germany Rise Contrary to Belarus's Wishes

Alexander Lukashenko, once dubbed by former U.S. Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice as the last dictator of Europe, suffered a humiliating loss of face today when Russian gas flows to Germany rose, contrary to his threat days earlier that such flows to Europe would be cut off as winter approaches.

Kazakhstan with flag embedded on the surface of the earth (© Shutterstock/Harvepino)
Kazakhstan with flag embedded on the surface of the earth (© Shutterstock/Harvepino)

Kazakhstan Unbundles Gas Pipeline Operator

Kazakhstan authorities on Thursday, November 11, announced they had completed disbanding of natural gas operator Kaztransgaz from KazMunayGaz, a state-owned gas and oil company, after months of regulatory delays and endless wrangles.

President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko (© Shutterstock/Drop of Light)
President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko (© Shutterstock/Drop of Light)

Belarus’s Lukashenko Threatens To Shutdown Critical Pipelines Transporting Gas From Russia

Belarusian President, Alexander Lukashenko on Thursday, Nov. 11 threatened to chock off the gas supply from Russia to Europe through critical pipelines should European Union (E.U) hit the country with a new raft of sanctions.

Flag of Tanzania and the national flag of Uganda (© Shutterstock/esfera)
Flag of Tanzania and the national flag of Uganda (© Shutterstock/esfera)

A Major Uganda-Tanzania Oil Pipeline Hits Obstacles Amid Low-Price Compensation

Uganda faces challenges clearing a pipeline route transporting oil to its neighbour Tanzania. After approximately four years of talks, key players of the project finally reached a deal in April, leading to route marking for the East African Crude Oil Pipeline using pegs.

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Flags of Algeria and Morocco (© Shutterstock/danielo)

Morocco’s Option To Cover Pipeline Gas Deficit Unknown After A Fallout With Algeria

After many years of deteriorating diplomatic ties between Algeria and Morocco, the relationship between the two northern Africa nations took an ugly turn after Algeria decided to sever ties with Rabat.

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Hacker working with laptop (© Shutterstock/Maksim Shmeljov)

US Authorities Issues $10m Bounty In The Hunt For Major US Pipeline Hackers

The US State Department, on Thursday, November 5, announced a $10 million bounty for information about DarkSide cybercrime group that targeted a major US oil conduit, Colonial Pipeline, leading to widespread fuel and gas shortages that affected some parts of southeastern US in May 2021.

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Flags of Iraq & Jordan (© Shutterstock/Aritra Deb)

Iraq & Jordan Hold Talks For A Low-Cost Basra-Aqaba Pipeline

Iraq and Jordan hold talks to build a low-cost oil pipeline linking Barsa to Aqaba, the oil ministry said on November 3. The talks come when the world second-largest is looking for a route to export its crude oil to energy-thirsty countries. The two countries have held similar talks for at least a decade.

PHMSA logo (© PHMSA)
PHMSA logo (© PHMSA)

More Than 644,000-km of Gas Gathering Pipelines Placed Under Federal Oversight

The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA), after several years of drawn-out deliberation and coinciding with the Glasgow Climate Talks, will be issuing a final ruling that expands federal pipeline oversight to all onshore gas gathering pipelines.  This determination will apply federal pipeline safety regulations to thousands of high pressure gas gathering pipelines whic

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Flags of Spain & Algeria (© Shutterstock/NINA IMAGES)

Spain Lobby Algeria to Guarantee Piped Natural Gas Supply Amid Europe's Energy Crisis

Spanish Minister on Wednesday, October 27, met with Algeria officials for the second in a month to guarantee a reliable supply of natural gas to the European country amid soaring fuel shortages.