Politics & Regulation

Nord Stream 2 reaching Greifswald in Germany (© Shutterstock/Frame Stock Footage)
Nord Stream 2 reaching Greifswald in Germany (© Shutterstock/Frame Stock Footage)

Nord Stream 2 Reaches Significant Regulatory Milestone

Nord Stream 2, Europe's most controversial energy project, cleared a prominent hurdle this week when the German Federal Economy Ministry concluded that certifying the 1200-km undersea pipeline will not threaten the security of gas supply to the Federal Republic of Germany or the European Union.

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Flags of Israel & Egypt (© Shutterstock/ruskpp)

Israel Considering A New Pipeline Construction To Boost Gas Exports To Egypt

Israel considers constructing an interstate pipeline from Israel to Egypt in order to facilitate natural gas export to the neighbouring country amid the prevailing tight global supply chain that has seen a spike in the worldwide gas prices globally, the Israeli energy ministry said on October 21, 2021.

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Flags of Canada and the USA (copyright by Shutterstock/ruskpp)

Canada Invokes 1977 Pipeline Treaty With The US Over Long-Standing Line 5 Dispute

Canada, on Monday, October 4th, invoked the 1977 treaty with the US to push for bilateral negotiations over Enbridge Inc’s Line 5 pipeline network project halted many months ago. The move by the Canadian government is part of the efforts to end the long-standing dispute between the State of Michigan and the Canada’s oil export pipeline company, Enbridge.

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TSA seal on the US flag (copyright by Shutterstock/danielfela)

Urgently Needed Rules Laid Out For US Pipelines Spark Mixed Reactions

In July the US government issued a set of security guidelines to strengthen the security of the nation's critical energy pipelines to prevent a reoccurrence of devastating cyber-attack on pipelines' computerized systems. The May 7 attack on Colonial Pipeline sent US major cities into a panic mode, sparking an unprecedented fuel shortage and panic-buying of gasoline.

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PHMSA logo (copyright by PHMSA)

U.S. Department Of Transportation Grants Nearly $100 Million To Support Pipeline Safety

The U.S. Department of Transportation Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA), on Wednesday, Sept. 29  announced the award of $98,800,117 grant to territories, tribes, and states to support pipeline and hazardous material safety programs.

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Gas flaring (copyright by Shutterstock/Leonid Ikan)

Tallgrass Taking Credible Action To Monitor Methane Gas Emissions In The United States

Tallgrass Energy Partners, a midstream oil and natural gas pipeline company founded in 2013 and presently operating approximately 7,539 miles of pipeline in the U.S. states of Nebraska, Kansas, Wyoming, Colorado, Missouri, Illinois, Indiana, and Ohio, will begin monitoring emissions, including methane and other greenhouse gases, on its Rockies Express Pipeline, making it the first U.S.

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Sudan on the map of Africa (copyright by Shutterstock/hyotographics)

Eastern Sudan Protesters Shut Down A Major Oil Import Pipeline

Eastern Sudan protesters shut down a major oil import pipeline that transports crude oil to the Country’s capital, Khartoum, citing a bad political and economic environment prevailing in the region. On Saturday, Sept.

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

European Parliamentarians Suspect A Gazprom Role In Soaring Euro Gas Prices

Natural gas prices have been soaring in recent months in Europe and a group of European parliamentarians has asked the European Commission to investigate Gazprom's role in the price surge.

In a letter to the EU's executive Commission, dated Sept. 16, around 40 of the Parliament's 700 lawmakers said they suspected Russia's Gazprom had acted to push up gas prices.

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.