Projects

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.

Pipeline valve being opened (© Shutterstock/Oil and Gas Photographer)
Pipeline valve being opened (© Shutterstock/Oil and Gas Photographer)

TurkStream Pipeline Back To Life As Bulgaria Completes Emergency Repair

Bulgaria resumes gas supply to Serbia, Hungary and Romania after successfully repairing the ruptured 20-meter section of the TurkStream pipeline.

The pipeline ruptured on November 1, 2021, causing a major gas supply disruption, sending the countries into an emergence fuel import as Bulgaria worked to repair the pipeline for natural gas transmission.

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.

Flags of Nigeria and Morocco (© Shutterstock/Aritra Deb)
Flags of Nigeria and Morocco (© Shutterstock/Aritra Deb)

Morocco In The Process Of Setting Up Firm For Nigeria Gas Pipeline Project

Morocco is on the verge of creating a public firm to manage a natural gas supply project from Nigeria through a pipeline running across many African countries to Morocco, a Morrocan daily reported on Sunday, October 24, 2021.

Reducing methane emissions (© Shutterstock/nexusby)
Reducing methane emissions (© Shutterstock/nexusby)

European Gas Pipeline Operators And Association’s Led Project Aims To Curb Emissions

The European Gas Research Group (GERG) and Enagas are leading a project in cooperation with 14 other European countries to boost the knowledge on using new technologies to quantify and reduce methane drastically in midstream infrastructure, OGE stated in a press release dated October 13, 2021.

Route of Nord Stream 2 (© Shutterstock/MurzilA)
Route of Nord Stream 2 (© Shutterstock/MurzilA)

The First String Of The Nord Stream 2 Pipeline Gas-In Procedure Completed

The first string of the Nord Stream 2 pipeline gas-in procedure was completed successfully as of Monday, October 18, 2021, a press release published by Nord Stream 2 stated.

According to the press release, the pipe is filled with 177 million m3 of technical gas, exerting 103-bar pressure in the pipeline in line with the system’s design and plan.

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.