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Will Nordstream 2 Survive the Current Impasse?
Will Nordstream 2 Survive the Current Impasse?

Will Nord Stream 2 Survive the Current Impasse?

On the one hand the project looks like a win win. On the other one sees yet another trans-boundary pipeline embroiled in great controversy: Nordstream 2 is a twin 1200-km pipeline system proposed to run on the floor of the Baltic Sea and costing over 11 billion euros when completed.

Whither Kinder Morgan's Trans Mountain Pipeline in British Columbia (Keith Levit / Shutterstock)
Whither Kinder Morgan's Trans Mountain Pipeline in British Columbia (Keith Levit / Shutterstock)

Whither Kinder Morgan's Trans Mountain Pipeline in British Columbia ?

Ottawa has long championed the construction of trans-province pipelines to transport the nation's petroleum wealth to the coast and ultimately foreign markets in Asia. Yet environmental opposition to Trans Mountain and other crude oil pipelines in the western province of British Columbia is so vast it threatens the very viability of these projects in the country.

Ugandan-Tanzanian Framework Agreement Signed for 1,445 km Pipeline Construction (Shutterstock / Andrea Danti)
Ugandan-Tanzanian Framework Agreement Signed for 1,445 km Pipeline Construction (Shutterstock / Andrea Danti)

Ugandan-Tanzanian Framework Agreement Signed for 1,445 km Pipeline Construction

The governments of Tanzania and Uganda have signed a framework agreement governing the construction of a $3.55 bn,1445-km, 24 inch diameter crude oil pipeline from landlocked Uganda to the blue water Tanzanian port of Tanga.

The pipeline would transport to market recoverable Ugandan reserves estimated between 1.4 - 1.7 bn barrels.

Northern Gas Pipeline To Be Built In Australia After Repeated Delays (Shutterstock / sevenMaps7)
Northern Gas Pipeline To Be Built In Australia After Repeated Delays (Shutterstock / sevenMaps7)

Northern Gas Pipeline To Be Built In Australia After Repeated Delays

Construction on the 622-km, $800 million Northern Gas pipeline from Tennant Creek to Mt Isa is due to begin in July after months of uncertainty concerning land access.

Turkish Stream May Seal the Fate of the Trans Caspian Pipeline (Martynova Anna / Shutterstock)
Turkish Stream May Seal the Fate of the Trans Caspian Pipeline (Martynova Anna / Shutterstock)

Turkish Stream May Seal the Fate of the Trans Caspian Pipeline

An expert Central Asian analyst at the British University of Glasgow contends that the construction of the Turkish Stream pipeline will diminish the prospects of the Trans-Caspian pipeline.

Enbridge Plans Huge Tar Sands Pipeline Project in the United States
Enbridge Plans Huge Tar Sands Pipeline Project in the United States

Enbridge Plans Huge Tar Sands Pipeline Project in the United States

Enbridge has announced its intention to build a 1660 km, 36 -inch diameter oil pipeline from the tar sands of Alberta to the company's terminal in Superior, Minnesota. This will be the largest project in the history of the company and cost an estimated $7.5 billion to complete.

Kinder Morgan Pushes Forward With Gulf Coast Express Pipeline
Kinder Morgan Pushes Forward With Gulf Coast Express Pipeline

Kinder Morgan Pushes Forward With Gulf Coast Express Pipeline

Kinder Morgan's proposed 692-km Gulf Coast Express Pipeline Project will exploit increased Permian gas production to service promising petrochemical markets along the Gulf Coast - and particularly in Mexico.

The pipeline will run from Waha, Texas to Agua Dulce, which is just west of Corpus Christi.

Donald Trump signing orders to green-light the Keystone XL and Dakota Access pipelines on 24 January 2017 (@ 2017 Office of the President of the United States)
Donald Trump signing orders to green-light the Keystone XL and Dakota Access pipelines on 24 January 2017 (@ 2017 Office of the President of the United States)

Keystone XL Pipeline Gets Another Lease on Life

President Trump announced this past Friday that a construction permit for the controversial Keystone XL pipeline has been granted by the State Department.

TransCanada Seeks To Lower Transport Costs for Mainline Natural Gas Pipeline
TransCanada Seeks To Lower Transport Costs for Mainline Natural Gas Pipeline

TransCanada Seeks To Lower Transport Costs for Mainline Natural Gas Pipeline

TransCanada will seek regulatory approval from the National Energy Board (NEB) for a new tolling system for its under-used Canadian Mainline natural gas pipeline with a start up date of 1 November 2017.

To this end TransCanada has been building shipper support at lower toll costs to help fill its mainline from Alberta to a hub in Ontario.

Allseas’ Solitaire is one of the pipelaying vessels that will construct the Nord Stream 2 Pipeline (Copyright by Allseas)
Allseas’ Solitaire is one of the pipelaying vessels that will construct the Nord Stream 2 Pipeline (Copyright by Allseas)

Nord Stream 2 Awards Pipelay Contract to Allseas

Following an international tender process, Nord Stream 2 AG has awarded a contract for offshore pipelay of the Nord Stream 2 natural gas pipeline through the Baltic Sea to Allseas. The company will undertake offshore pipelay works for both lines in 2018 and 2019.