Projects

Western Desert, Fayoum, Egypt (copyright by Shutterstock/Nour Mostafa El-Desoky)
Western Desert, Fayoum, Egypt (copyright by Shutterstock/Nour Mostafa El-Desoky)

Egypt Commence the Construction of a 15 Million Cubic Feet Gas Pipeline in Western Desert

Egypt commences the construction of a major gas pipeline with an expected gas output of 15 million cubic feet per day, Egypt’s Petroleum Ministry said through a Facebook post on Saturday, October 9, 2021, citing the head of General Petroleum Corporation.

Workers overlook the Enbridge Line 3 Oil Pipeline in Minnesota (copyright by Shutterstock/Edgar Lee Espe)
Workers overlook the Enbridge Line 3 Oil Pipeline in Minnesota (copyright by Shutterstock/Edgar Lee Espe)

Enbridge's Line 3 Punctures A Pristine Aquiver

No sooner had oil begun to flow through Enbridge's Line 3 -- at 1765-km the longest tar sands oil pipeline in the world -- that work began to repair the aquifer crews punctured during construction last January.  The breach threatens a rare biodiversity hot spot in Clearwater County, Minnesota:  artesian groundwater has been welling up for more than eight months near this rural community, wastin

Oil rig near the coast of California (copyright by Shutterstock/VDB Photos)
Oil rig near the coast of California (copyright by Shutterstock/VDB Photos)

A 13-Inch Tear In A Pipeline Was Likely The Cause Of The Catastrophic California Oil Spill

Authorities believe to have found the source of a massive oil spill off the coast of California on October 2, 2021. Catastrophic oil spills shuttered the coastal beaches, causing the worst ecological nightmare as dead sea animals floated to the shows.

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

Minnesota on the map (copyright by Shutterstock/Alexander Lukatskiy)
Minnesota on the map (copyright by Shutterstock/Alexander Lukatskiy)

The 760,000 bpd Line 3 Tar Sand Crude Pipeline To Go Into Service On Friday

Enbridge announced yesterday that the upgrade of its notorious 1,097-km, 760,000 bpd Line 3 tar sands crude oil pipeline across Minnesota is "substantially complete" and that the vessel will be filled with heavy oil by the end of the week.

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.

court gavel on court desk (coypright by Adobe Stock/BillionPhotos.com)
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.

Piping and isolation valves at the cooling towers of the Kipoi compressor station, October 2019 (copyright by Trans Adriatic Pipeline AG)
Piping and isolation valves at the cooling towers of the Kipoi compressor station, October 2019 (copyright by Trans Adriatic Pipeline AG)

Trans Adriatic Pipeline Ships 5 bcm of Caspian Sea Natural Gas to Europe

The Trans Adriatic Pipeline (TAP), a 878-km gas pipeline transporting natural gas from the mammoth Shaz Deniz field in the Azerbaijani sector of the Caspian Sea to Europe, has shipped a total of 5 bcm of natural gas, reaching Europe via the interconnection point of Kipoi at the Greek - Turkish border.

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.

Offshore rig for oil and gas (copyright by Shutterstock/Mr.PK)
Offshore rig for oil and gas (copyright by Shutterstock/Mr.PK)

CNOOC Accepts Delivery Of Buzzard Phase II Module

In the Scottish part of the North Sea, Chinese state-owned energy giant China National Offshore Oil Corp. International Ltd. (CNOOC), has accepted delivery of a new topsides module for its Buzzard Phase II project, some 96 km northeast of the port of Aberdeen, at a depth of about 96 m of water.

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

Nord Stream 2 Still Mired In Controversy

After all was said and done, even after U.S. President Joe Biden lifted remaining sanctions on Nord Stream 2 and after the United States and Germany together attempted to mitigate perceived strategic dangers of the 1230-km gas pipeline, the controversy surrounding Nord Stream 2 has seemingly no end in sight.

TC Energy logo at the head office in Calgary, Canada (copyright by Shutterstock/Brett Holmes)
TC Energy logo at the head office in Calgary, Canada (copyright by Shutterstock/Brett Holmes)

Long Delayed $9 bln Keystone XL Pipeline Project Has Been Cancelled By TC Energy Corp

On Wednesday, it was officially announced by its promoters TC Energy Corp behind the long delayed $9 billion Keystone XL Pipeline Project that it had been cancelled. This pipeline project, if completed, would have enabled the transportation of Albertan  tar sands to a Nebraskan pipeline hub, before onward transport by existing pipelines to Gulf coast refineries in Texas.