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A pipeline in the Australian Outback (© Shutterstock/Anne Greenwood)
A pipeline in the Australian Outback (© Shutterstock/Anne Greenwood)

Work Started on Northern Goldfields Interconnect Gas Pipeline in the Outback of Australia

The construction of the 580 kilometers pipeline in Western Australia has started. The $460 million worth of pipeline will transport natural gas from the Perth basin to resources projects in the state’s Goldfield.

Nigeria on the Map (© Shutterstock/hyotographics)
Nigeria on the Map (© Shutterstock/hyotographics)

Nigeria Signals Its Intent To Build A 5660-km Gas Pipeline To Europe

Nigerian state oil firm Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has received a green light from the Nigerian government to go forward with the signing of a memorandum of understanding on the construction of a 5660-km gas pipeline via Morocco to Europe.

Europe Russia pipeline with a knot (© Shutterstock/YAKOBCHUK V)
Europe Russia pipeline with a knot (© Shutterstock/YAKOBCHUK V)

Russian Gas Exports to Europe Plunge

The first five months of this year witnessed Gazprom delivering substantially less gas to foreign destinations than in the previous year.  27.6 percent or 23.2 billion cubic meters of gas, to be precise.

At the same time, Gazprom transported more gas than previously to China through the Power of Siberia pipeline.  The concern did not mention any numbers.

Flags of Denmark and Russia on a wall with a rift (© Shutterstock/FellowNeko)
Flags of Denmark and Russia on a wall with a rift (© Shutterstock/FellowNeko)

Gazprom Cuts Off Gas Supplies to Denmark's Orsted and to Shell Energy

"This is totally not acceptable," Danish Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen said. “This is a kind of blackmailing from Putin. We continue to support Ukraine, and we distance ourselves from the crimes that Putin and Russia commit.”

Screenshot of the Infrastructure Development Africa “ENERGY SHOWCASE” live on LinkedIn
Screenshot of the Infrastructure Development Africa “ENERGY SHOWCASE” live on LinkedIn

Infrastructure Development Africa “ENERGY SHOWCASE” gathered over 500 oil and gas experts

Looking for alternative energy sources, Europe is looking towards Africa. During the IDA “ENERGY SHOWCASE”, the organizing EITEP Institute tried to answer the question: “Can Africa Supply Europe’s Energy Demand?”. The online discussion was streamed live on LinkedIn on 31 May 2022.

The Nord Stream pipeline on the map (© Shutterstock/olenadesign)
The Nord Stream pipeline on the map (© Shutterstock/olenadesign)

Ukraine Exerts Pressure on Germany To Suspend Nord Stream 1 Gas Transmission to Europe

Ukraine has begun to leverage its considerable moral capital by taking aim at the remaining sources of revenue for Russian President Vladimir Putin's military transgressions against its erstwhile ally.  The current target of Ukrainian wrath is none other than Nord Stream 1, the remaining jewel of Russian pipeline infrastructure.

Tank with the logo of Air Liquide (© Shutterstock/Oliver Hoffmann)
Tank with the logo of Air Liquide (© Shutterstock/Oliver Hoffmann)

Air Liquide Inaugurates its World’s Largest Liquid Hydrogen Production Facility in the US

French gas firm Air Liquide on Tuesday, May 24, commissioned its largest liquid hydrogen facility in North Las Vegas, Nevada.

According to the company, the facility, which cost the firm $250 million, will supply the growing demand for hydrogen mobility in California and nearby states and position Nevada as a leader in hydrogen energy production and supply.

The flag of Poland in the sky (© Adobe Stock/FOTOWAWA)
The flag of Poland in the sky (© Adobe Stock/FOTOWAWA)

Poland Ends Yamal Gas Pipeline Contract with Russia, Polish Climate Minister Announced

Poland has terminated its agreement with Russia on the Yamal gas pipeline to reduce its dependence on Russian gas, the Polish Climate Minister Anna Moskwa posted on Twitter on Monday, May 23, 2022.

Flags of Oman and Iran (© Shutterstock/esfera)
Flags of Oman and Iran (© Shutterstock/esfera)

Iran Reaches Agreement to Revive Undersea Gas Pipeline to Oman, Report

The Iranian Minister for Petroleum, Javad Owji, has agreed to revive a long-stalled undersea gas pipeline project to Oman, the official Iranian news agency IRNA report reported on Saturday, May 21, 2022.

Cameron LNG export terminal in Louisiana (© TotalEnergies)
Cameron LNG export terminal in Louisiana (© TotalEnergies)

TotalEnergies Signs Agreement With 3 Companies to Decarbonize Production at Cameron LNG

TotalEnergies, Sempra Infrastructure, Mitsui & Co Ltd, and Mitsubishi Corporation have jointly signed an agreement to develop the Hackberry Carbon Sequestration (HCS) project at Cameron LNG, a natural gas facility in Southwest Louisiana, US.

The Naira is the currency of Nigeria (© Shutterstock/Pavel Shlykov)
The Naira is the currency of Nigeria (© Shutterstock/Pavel Shlykov)

TotalEnergies To Sell Interest in Nigerian Gas Pipeline Network

Against a backdrop of chronic sabotage and theft of energy resources and hardware, TotalEnergies has launched a sale of its 10 percent stake in Nigerian joint venture Shell Petroleum Corporation (SPDC).  In addition to assets such as 3500-km of gas pipelines connecting two key crude export terminals, the sale includes its interest in 13 onshore fields and three in shallow waters, producing 20,0

Gas valve and the flag of Finland (© Shutterstock/max.ku)
Gas valve and the flag of Finland (© Shutterstock/max.ku)

Finland To Abandon the Russia-Finland Natural Gas Pipeline After 50 Years

Russian President Vladimir Putin's invasion of Ukraine continues to roil gas pipeline operations throughout Europe.  Late last week, Finland's state-owned energy group Gasum was informed by  Russia's Gazprom Export that natural gas supplies from Russia to Finland would be cut on Saturday at 04.00 GMT.

Flag of the EU (© Shutterstock/ZoranKrstic)
Flag of the EU (© Shutterstock/ZoranKrstic)

EU Proposes EUR 2 Billion to End Ties with Russia's Oil Export Pipeline, Druzhba

The EU on Wednesday, May 18 announced plans to invest EUR 2 billion to end its long-term Russia crude oil import dependence through the Druzhba pipeline. This latest move is part of the bloc's plan to reduce its reliance on Moscow's energy following the Russian ongoing invasion of Ukraine since February 24, 2022.

Total head office in Paris, France (© Shutterstock/HJBC)
Total head office in Paris, France (© Shutterstock/HJBC)

TotalEnergies Implements a Drone-Based Detection Campaign to Reduce Methane Emissions

TotalEnergies is implementing a worldwide drone-based emission detection and quantification campaign across all its upstream gas and oil sites as part of its commitment to tackling methane emissions associated with its operations.

Trinidad & Tobago on the map (© Shutterstock/Tudoran Andrei)
Trinidad & Tobago on the map (© Shutterstock/Tudoran Andrei)

BP Awards Subsea 7 Contract for TOPR project Offshore Trinidad and Tobago

BP awarded Subsea 7 a contract for the TOPR project offshore Trinidad and Tobago. According to Subsea 7, the project will be carried out at depths of 280 feet.

The project covers a wide range of tasks, including installing a 12-inch diameter pipeline over 96 kilometers, diver tie-in spools, and an associated shore approach.

Three offshore oil platforms in dry dock in Port Aransas, Texas (© Shutterstock/Edgar Lee Espe)
Three offshore oil platforms in dry dock in Port Aransas, Texas (© Shutterstock/Edgar Lee Espe)

US Oil Pipeline Operators Prepare for a Surge in Shale Output to the Pre-Pandemic Levels

Analysts predict an increase in crude oil flow from the US shale field to export hubs located on the Gulf Coast to the pre-pandemic level, effectively ending the desperation of some Texas oil pipeline operators.

Flags of Spain and France (© Shutterstock/Aritra Deb)
Flags of Spain and France (© Shutterstock/Aritra Deb)

Russia's War in Ukraine Revives the Stalled MidCat Gas Pipeline Connecting France to Spain

The Russian invasion of Ukraine has led to more than imaginable changes in Europe's security architecture and a new normal as the EU member states strive for alternatives to Russian energy. Following the invasion of Ukraine, Madrid has called for the revival of the MidCat gas pipeline planned to connect France and Spain to reduce Europe's energy dependence on Russia.

Flag of Ukraine waving in the wind on a clear day (© Shutterstock/rarrarorro)
Flag of Ukraine waving in the wind on a clear day (© Shutterstock/rarrarorro)

Ukraine Seeking To Exert Full Control over Transboundary Gas Pipeline System

Gas Transmission System Operator of Ukraine (GTSOU) will not reopen the Sokhranovka gas transit route from Russia to Europe until Kyiv obtains full control over its pipeline system, the head of GTSOU told Reuters on Thursday.

German Chancellor Olaf Scholz (© Shutterstock/Alexandros Michailidis)
German Chancellor Olaf Scholz (© Shutterstock/Alexandros Michailidis)

Germany Willing To Help Landlocked EU States Access LNG from Its Ports, Says Olaf Scholz

As a sign of solidarity with European Union states seeking an alternative to the Russian gas, Germany has offered to help eastern states with ports in the North Sea or Baltic Sea to have access to liquefied natural gas through its ports, German Chancellor Olaf Scholz said on Thursday, May 5, 2022, after a meeting with Czech Prime Minister Petr Fiala.

A stack of pipes (© Shutterstock/ivandan)
A stack of pipes (© Shutterstock/ivandan)

Strohm Partners with Petronas to Commercialize Thermoplastic Composite Pipes

Giant manufacturer of thermoplastic composite pipes (TCP) Strohm has partnered with Petronas Technology Ventures Sdn Bhd (PTVSB), the technology commercialization arm of Malaysia-based tech firm Petronas.

Africa from space [courtesy of NASA] (© Shutterstock/Capitano Footage)
Africa from space [courtesy of NASA] (© Shutterstock/Capitano Footage)

Seeing Europe Pull The Red Card, Russia Turns To Africa

For nearly six years now Nigeria has been trying to interest Europe in a 5,660-km gas pipeline that would transport Nigerian natural gas to Morocco and ultimately to Europe. The intention was to assist Europe in becoming less dependent on Russian gas.