Projects

 Installation of Nordstream 2 gas pipes (Copyright by Shutterstock/Stefan Dinse)
Installation of Nordstream 2 gas pipes (Copyright by Shutterstock/Stefan Dinse)

Denmark Under Pressure to Acquiesce to Nordstream 2

With over 2000 km of subsea pipeline laid for Nordstream 2 Gazprom and its European partners are ratcheting up the pressure on Denmark to grant access for the pipeline through its exclusive economic zone.  This route would save the project significant time and money.  Still it is by no means certain the Danes will go along.

Enbridge Energy Headquarter (Copyright by Shutterstock/ JHVEPhoto)
Enbridge Energy Headquarter (Copyright by Shutterstock/ JHVEPhoto)

Enbridge Energy's Aging Line 3 To Be Examined by Minnesota Regulators

Minnesota regulators at the Public Utilities Commission (PUC) will take up the approval process for Enbridge Energy's controversial plan to replace its decrepit Line 3 crude oil pipeline across northern Minnesota.

STATS Group signing MoU (copyright by STATS Group)
STATS Group signing MoU (copyright by STATS Group)

STATS Group Signs MoU To Provide Technology On Russia’s Sakhalin-2 Project

Pipeline technology specialist, STATS Group, (STATS) has signed a trilateral Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) which will significantly increase their presence on Sakhalin-2, Russia’s first offshore gas project.

Trans Mountain pipeline project: Protest (copyright by Shutterstock/Yeexin Richelle)
Trans Mountain pipeline project: Protest (copyright by Shutterstock/Yeexin Richelle)

50,000 + Canadians Attempting to Stop Trans Mountain Pipeline Before Operation

In an effort to induce the Zurich Insurance Group, Trans Mountain Pipeline's insurer, to accelerate its decision to pull out of projects in Canada's oil sands sector, more than 50,000 people have signed a petition asking the company to drop its coverage of the pipeline.

Midia Gas Development (copyright by Black Sea Oil & Gas)
Midia Gas Development (copyright by Black Sea Oil & Gas)

Transgaz to Begin First Offshore Gas Development Project in the Romanian Black Sea Since the Fall of Communism in 1989

Transgaz, the Romanian gas transmission company and Black Sea Oil & Gas, together with its co-venture partners Petro Ventures Resources and Gas Plus International, have signed an agreement to build a 24.37 km pipeline that will feed gas from Black Sea wells into the national gas infrastructure system, the economy ministry said on Friday.  

Rusted Sunoco barrel (copyright by Shutterstock/arcticphotoworks)
Rusted Sunoco barrel (copyright by Shutterstock/arcticphotoworks)

Sunoco's Mariner East pipeline recieves another penalty

Sunoco Pipeline LP, a subsidiary of Energy Transfer Partners (ETP), has been fined $319,000 for violating environmental regulations pertaining to its Mariner East pipeline system, which is the latest among $13.5 million in penalties assessed on the controversial project in numerous counties of Pennsylvania since 2017.

Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India-Pipeline (Copyright: Afghan Ministry of Foreign Affairs)
Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India-Pipeline (Copyright: Afghan Ministry of Foreign Affairs)

As TAPI Reaches Its End Problems Mount

The protracted, 1,814-km transboundary Turkmenistan, Afghanistan, Pakistan, India (TAPI) gas pipeline project, with construction actually starting in Turkmenistan in December of 2015, has witnessed reported  large -scale violations on a 200-km section from Multan (where Alexander the Great was said to have been killed by a poisoned arrow) to the Indian border.

Turkey and Bulgaria (copyright by Shutterstock/Sasha_Strekoza)
Turkey and Bulgaria (copyright by Shutterstock/Sasha_Strekoza)

Eastern European Transboundary Gas Pipeline Project To Be Signed This Week

Boyko Borissov, Prime Minister of Bulgaria, announced at the 12th Annual Summer University of GERB Youth Organization that a gas pipeline contract from Turkey through Bulgaria, Serbia, Hungary and Austria is expected to be signed on 5 September 2019.   He added that the energy project will help to ensure diversification of supplies and that together with the gas interconnector, Greece will achi

P2X Kopernikus project test facility (copyright by Patrick Langer/KIT)
P2X Kopernikus project test facility (copyright by Patrick Langer/KIT)

The world’s first integrated Power-to-Liquid test facility to synthesize fuels from the air-captured carbon dioxide

Sector coupling of electric power and mobility has now been demonstrated by the partners of the P2X Kopernikus project on the premises of Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT). The first liters of fuel were produced from air-captured carbon dioxide and green power.

The Pioneering Spirit installing the pipeline in swedish waters (copyright by Nord Stream 2 / Axel Schmidt)
The Pioneering Spirit installing the pipeline in swedish waters (copyright by Nord Stream 2 / Axel Schmidt)

Over 60% of Nord Stream 2 are finished

According to the Russian Foreign Minister Sergej Lawrow over 60% of the disputed pipeline project Nord Stream 2 is finished. Two ships are currently laying 8 kilometers of pipeline per day and Nord Stream 2 officials anticipate the project being finished at the end of this year.

Keystone XL Tar Sands Pipeline Hits Another Snag (shannonpatrick17 / CC BY 2.0)
Keystone XL Tar Sands Pipeline Hits Another Snag (shannonpatrick17 / CC BY 2.0)

Keystone XL Tar Sands Pipeline Hits Another Snag

Whatever the merits of the case against the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline, its advocates are not just fading away into the sunset.  In the latest contentious round, US Army Corps of Engineers issued approvals for the crossing of hundreds of waterways along the 1184 mile path from Canada to Nebraska.

MZinchenko / Shutterstock
MZinchenko / Shutterstock

Iran - Pakistan Gas Pipeline Victim of U.S. - Iran Confrontation

For years Pakistan has been negotiating with its regional neighbor Iran about importing Iranian natural gas.  Seeking to bolster its energy security by cutting a deal with its energy - rich next door neighbor, planning in Islamabad was in full swing.  But the US withdrawal from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, otherwise known as the Iran Nuclear Deal, in 2015, and the subsequent rise in

Shutterstock
Shutterstock

Dominion Energy Pulls the Plug on Gas Pipeline Project in Ohio

Dominion Energy has decided not to push forward with its $48 million pipeline project bringing Marcellus Shale natural gas from Pennsylvania to market in Eastern Ohio.  Dubbed "The Sweden Valley Project," the company cited a protracted approval process at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) as its reason for pulling the plug.

TANAP
TANAP

Trans Anatolian Pipeline Ready for Prime Time

The 1850 km Trans Anatolian Natural Gas Pipeline (TANAP), the main segment of the EU's long-sought Southern Gas Corridor, has been completed and ready to export Azeri gas to Europe, TANAP said this past Monday.

Due to efficient management TANAP said that the development, originally estimated to cost nearly $12 billion, was around $7 billion in the end.

Trans-Korea Gas Pipeline Project: Enhancing Regional Cooperation
Trans-Korea Gas Pipeline Project: Enhancing Regional Cooperation

The Prospective Trans Korea Gas Pipeline Gets a Boost in Seoul

Transporting Russian natural gas via pipeline through North Korea and into South Korea was highlighted at the forum “Trans-Korea Gas Pipeline Project: Enhancing Regional Cooperation” in Seoul last week.  While regional tensions have sidelined the project for several decades, recent progress in North - South Korean relations have given the pipeline special urgency.