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 Petronas Towers with Malaysia national flag (copyright by Shutterstock/sacitarios)
Petronas Towers with Malaysia national flag (copyright by Shutterstock/sacitarios)

Petronas Gas To Build 42-km Gas Pipeline in Selangor, Malaysia

Petronas Gas, a subsidiary of internationally integrated oil and gas giant Petronas in Malaysia, will be constructing a 42-km long gas pipeline from its existing Peninsular Gas Utilization (PGU) II to a power plant in Pulau Indah, Selangor.  The cost of the pipeline an estimated RM541 million.

Flags of Germany and the USA (copyright by Shutterstock/Andy.LIU)
Flags of Germany and the USA (copyright by Shutterstock/Andy.LIU)

Washington Revisits Nord Stream 2: Partnership Over Parochialism?

At first glance, it seems the new Joe Biden administration will be adopting the same punitive policy vis-vis Nord Srteam 2 as its predecessor:  Nord Stream 2 should not go into operation and sanctions should be used as a means to this end.

President of the USA, Joe Biden (copyright by Shutterstock/vasilis asvestas)
President of the USA, Joe Biden (copyright by Shutterstock/vasilis asvestas)

President Biden Raises The Pressure on Nord Stream 2 - Gazprom Seemingly Unfazed

As President Biden enters the Nord Stream 2 conundrum, asserting the pipeline is a "bad deal" for Europe, Gazprom has begun a public campaign extolling the virtues of a pipeline that will help Russia and Europe to meet its most ambitious climate goals.

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)

Nord Stream 2 Readies Itself For The Final Push Before Completion

Nord Stream AG said yesterday that "the laybarge Fortuna has started works in the construction corridor in the Danish EEZ, ahead of the resumption of the Nord Stream 2 construction."

Kremlin in the morning sun (copyright by Shutterstock/Baturina Yuliya)
Kremlin in the morning sun (copyright by Shutterstock/Baturina Yuliya)

The Kremlin Maintains Nord Stream 2 Will Be Completed

While Russian gas producer Gazprom has acknowledged in a Eurobond prospectus that Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline project may be suspended or scrapped due to political pressure, the Kremlin followed on the same day to assert that the project would be completed.

The flag of the USA (copyright by Shutterstock/Graeme Dawes)
The flag of the USA (copyright by Shutterstock/Graeme Dawes)

State Department Readying to Levy Sanctions on Nord Stream 2 Companies

Up to now, the Trump administration has merely threatened to impose sanctions on any company assisting with the construction of Nord Stream 2 on the floor of the Baltic.  During the past several weeks, as construction on the last few kilometers has begun despite the threats, the U.S.

Schwerin castle, seat of federal state parliament of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern (copyright by Shutterstock/Simon Maas)
Schwerin castle, seat of federal state parliament of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern (copyright by Shutterstock/Simon Maas)

Mecklenburg-Vorpommern Establishes A Foundation for Nord Stream 2

The Mecklenburg-Vorpommern State Parliament voted last week to create its own foundation for the further construction of the controversial Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline, with the coalition caucuses of the SPD, CDU and even the Linke all voting for this option. The AfD party withheld its vote.

Pakistan flag with drilling platforms and oil wells (copyright by Shutterstock/Comdas)
Pakistan flag with drilling platforms and oil wells (copyright by Shutterstock/Comdas)

Pakistan To Build Short Distance Gas Pipeline For Power Generation

The Oil and Gas Regulatory Authority (Ogra) of Pakistan, has charged KE, the only vertically-integrated power utility in Pakistan, with the construction and operation of a 2.4-km short distance gas pipeline.

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

Special Pipe-Laying Vessel Fortuna Leaves the Nord Stream 2 Construction Site

Fortuna, the Russian pipe-laying vessel, has successfully completed the 2,6-km section of the Nord Stream 2 subsea gas pipeline in German territorial waters and is traveling to the Hanseatic German port of Wismar. The parent Nord Stream AG in Zug, Switzerland, said the ship will resume construction of the pipeline in Danish territorial waters by mid January.

 Connecting Pipe Sections Above Water (copyright by Nord Stream 2)
Connecting Pipe Sections Above Water (copyright by Nord Stream 2)

Pipe Laying Work On Nord Stream 2 Commences Again In The Baltic

Undeterred by the threat of punitive sanctions if work on Nord Stream 2 resumes, the construction of the last hundred plus meters of the gas pipeline on the seabed of the Baltic picked up again after a one year hiatus.

Hydrogen molecules (copyright by Shutterstock/Anusorn Nakdee)
Hydrogen molecules (copyright by Shutterstock/Anusorn Nakdee)

Commercial Use of Hydrogen Looms Large With the Trans-Adriatic Pipeline

The Pipeline Technology Journal (PTJ) has made several references the past weeks to European pipeliners looking into the possibility of transporting hydrogen through the existing network of gas pipelines crisscrossing Europe.

View of the sea and the end of a pipeline from inside of a pipeline (copyright by Adobe Stock/Luka)
View of the sea and the end of a pipeline from inside of a pipeline (copyright by Adobe Stock/Luka)

The Canadian Keystone XL Siren Song

Keystone XL, first proposed over 12 years ago and given little chance for completion with the incoming and generally anti - fossil fuel Joe Biden administration, is pulling out all the stops in one last ditch effort to make its ultimate demise politically impossible.