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A Mediterranean Gas Pipeline to Europe? (Andriy Markov / Shutterstock)
A Mediterranean Gas Pipeline to Europe? (Andriy Markov / Shutterstock)

A Mediterranean Gas Pipeline to Europe?

In what a student of military history might see as a smaller version of The Great Game, the discovery of various prodigious gas fields in the Mediterranean has spawned at atmosphere of distrust and outright hostility between the regional powers vying for influence and economic benefit.

The town of Lamu with its expanding port will be the final destination of the new pipeline (Authentic travel / Shutterstock)
The town of Lamu with its expanding port will be the final destination of the new pipeline (Authentic travel / Shutterstock)

Construction on the 865-km Kenyan Oil Export Pipeline Imminent

Companies that are partnering to build Kenya's first oil export pipeline from the Amosing and Ngamia fields to the port of Lamu on the Indian Ocean expect to reach agreement by mid - 2018. The new pipeline will be approximately 865 km long.

Crude Oil Production Resumes Flow in the Libyan Sharara - Zawiya Export Pipeline (Shutterstock / Max Sky)
Crude Oil Production Resumes Flow in the Libyan Sharara - Zawiya Export Pipeline (Shutterstock / Max Sky)

Crude Oil Production Resumes Flow in the Libyan Sharara - Zawiya Export Pipeline

The 340,000 bpd Sharara, Libya's largest oil field, was recently forced to stop production after the Sharara - Zawiya export pipeline was sabotaged.

Quick work by the National Oil Company (NOC) was able to repair a valve in little more than 24 hours that a local landowner had tampered with, resulting in the loss of nearly 340,000 barrels of oil.

Minnesota Completes Amended Review of Enbridge Oil Pipeline (Enbridge)
Minnesota Completes Amended Review of Enbridge Oil Pipeline (Enbridge)

Minnesota Completes Amended Review of Enbridge Oil Pipeline

As the name suggests, the multibillion dollar New Line 3 planned by Enbridge is to take the place of Line 3 (or "Old Line 3"). The original 1960 vintage 34-inch diameter pipeline runs 1765-km from Edmonton, Alberta to Superior, Wisconsin. Apart from being old, corroded and prone to mishaps, it lacks the newest technologies that the New Line would have.

Atlantic Coast Pipeline Construction (Copyright by ACP)
Atlantic Coast Pipeline Construction (Copyright by ACP)

Whither the Atlantic Coast Pipeline?

The Atlantic Coast Pipeline (ACP), forecasted to stretch some 966-km through West Virginia, Virginia and ultimately into North Carolina, hit more snags in North Carolina, slowing the approval process down and causing some to wonder if the estimated $5.5 billion, 42 inch gas pipeline will ever be built.

Headquarter of the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation in Albany
Headquarter of the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation in Albany

Constitution Pipeline Fails to Make Its Case For Construction

Constitution pipeline, the $1billion gas pipeline project designed to run 200-km from the Marcellus Shale natural gas field in Pennsylvania to Upstate New York, has thus far failed to meet New York's water quality standards and will not be granted a permit to proceed with construction.

Jordan approves construction of new oil & gas pipeline (ShiningBlack / Shutterstock)
Jordan approves construction of new oil & gas pipeline (ShiningBlack / Shutterstock)

Jordan approves construction of new oil & gas pipeline

Jordan and Iraq have agreed to build a twin oil and gas pipeline from Basra to Aqaba. The new pipeline will help to meet Jordan’s energy needs.

The framework agreement is set to be signed between the Iraq Ministry of Oil and Jordan’s Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources.

TurkStream: Construction of receiving terminal begins (Copyright: TurkStream)
TurkStream: Construction of receiving terminal begins (Copyright: TurkStream)

TurkStream: Construction of receiving terminal begins

South Stream has announced the start of construction works on the receiving terminal of the TurkStream Offshore Gas Pipeline. The project is now being implemented in three construction areas: onshore Russia, onshore Turkey and offshore in the Black Sea.

30 km Friendship Pipeline a Bone of Contention in the High Stakes Dispute with North Korea
30 km Friendship Pipeline a Bone of Contention in the High Stakes Dispute with North Korea

30 km Friendship Pipeline a Bone of Contention in the High Stakes Dispute with North Korea

The Yalu River running through Manchuria has long served as the well-known border between China and North Korea. What is less known, but equally significant, is the short, aging 30 km Friendship Pipeline constructed in part under the Yalu.

Gas Interconnection in the EU To Improve With 182 km pipeline between Greece and Bulgaria (argus / Shutterstock)
Gas Interconnection in the EU To Improve With 182 km pipeline between Greece and Bulgaria (argus / Shutterstock)

Gas Interconnection in the EU To Improve With 182 km pipeline between Greece and Bulgaria

After numerous delays extending literally for years, a 182 km new gas pipeline connection between Greece and Bulgaria appears to be moving forward.

More and more oil & gas exploration is conducted in the Mediterranean Sea (Andriy Markov / Shutterstock)
More and more oil & gas exploration is conducted in the Mediterranean Sea (Andriy Markov / Shutterstock)

East Med Pipeline To Boost Europe's Energy Security

In yet another effort to enhance European energy security by diversifying sources away from Russia, a consortium of countries including Cyprus, Italy, Greece and Israel will build an 1900 km gas pipeline from the Levantine Basin in the eastern Mediterranean to Greece and Italy in 2025.

Nebraskan Regulators Give Keystone XL Pipeline the Green Light (shannonpatrick / wikipedia)
Nebraskan Regulators Give Keystone XL Pipeline the Green Light (shannonpatrick / wikipedia)

Nebraskan Regulators Give Keystone XL Pipeline the Green Light

TransCanada has obtained final approval from state officials in Nebraska to build the controversial Keystone pipeline across Nebraska, even though these same officials vetoed what TransCanada has viewed as the preferred route.