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Oil spill on a beach (copyright by Shutterstock/jukurae)

California Oil Spill Ruins Wildlife Habitat

An oil pipeline connected to the Elly oil rig, one of three platforms run by Houston based  oil and gas company Amplify Energy, sprung a leak either late Friday or early Saturday morning, spilling an estimated 572,807 liters of crude oil near Huntington Beach, California.

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PHMSA logo (copyright by PHMSA)

U.S. Department Of Transportation Grants Nearly $100 Million To Support Pipeline Safety

The U.S. Department of Transportation Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA), on Wednesday, Sept. 29  announced the award of $98,800,117 grant to territories, tribes, and states to support pipeline and hazardous material safety programs.

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Gas flaring (copyright by Shutterstock/Leonid Ikan)

Tallgrass Taking Credible Action To Monitor Methane Gas Emissions In The United States

Tallgrass Energy Partners, a midstream oil and natural gas pipeline company founded in 2013 and presently operating approximately 7,539 miles of pipeline in the U.S. states of Nebraska, Kansas, Wyoming, Colorado, Missouri, Illinois, Indiana, and Ohio, will begin monitoring emissions, including methane and other greenhouse gases, on its Rockies Express Pipeline, making it the first U.S.

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The logo of the CEPA (copyright by CEPA)

CEPA 2021 Pipeline Performance Report Outlines Commitment To A Sustainable Energy Future

The Canadian Energy Pipeline Association (CEPA), on Tuesday, Sept. 28, released a pipeline transmission performance report revealing its members' commitment to environmental safety and operations safety in delivering a safe energy Canada and the entire world need.

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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.

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Sudan on the map of Africa (copyright by Shutterstock/hyotographics)

Eastern Sudan Protesters Shut Down A Major Oil Import Pipeline

Eastern Sudan protesters shut down a major oil import pipeline that transports crude oil to the Country’s capital, Khartoum, citing a bad political and economic environment prevailing in the region. On Saturday, Sept.

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European Union flag infront of the European Commission (copyright by Shutterstock/symbiot)

European Parliamentarians Suspect A Gazprom Role In Soaring Euro Gas Prices

Natural gas prices have been soaring in recent months in Europe and a group of European parliamentarians has asked the European Commission to investigate Gazprom's role in the price surge.

In a letter to the EU's executive Commission, dated Sept. 16, around 40 of the Parliament's 700 lawmakers said they suspected Russia's Gazprom had acted to push up gas prices.

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Trapil logo (copyright by Trapil)

Trapil Leading France Into The New Energy Future

Société des Transports Pétroliers par Pipelines (Trapil), the leading company for refined product (petrol, diesel, heating oil, jet fuel) pipeline transport in France, is strengthening its commitment to the energy transition by adapting one of its pipelines between the Basse-Seine and Paris regions to facilitate the significant and safe transport of low-carbon liquid fuels such as bioethanol.

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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.

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Flag of Syria (copyright by Shutterstock/H.studio)

ISIS claims responsibility for pipeline attack and power blackout in Syria

An attack on Syria’s major pipeline using explosives last Friday disrupted power supply, plunging some parts of the country into a power blackout before the situation was promptly restored, the electricity minister, Ghassan al-Zamel, revealed on Saturday.

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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.

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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.

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Piping and isolation valves at the cooling towers of the Kipoi compressor station, October 2019 (copyright by Trans Adriatic Pipeline AG)

Trans Adriatic Pipeline Ships 5 bcm of Caspian Sea Natural Gas to Europe

The Trans Adriatic Pipeline (TAP), a 878-km gas pipeline transporting natural gas from the mammoth Shaz Deniz field in the Azerbaijani sector of the Caspian Sea to Europe, has shipped a total of 5 bcm of natural gas, reaching Europe via the interconnection point of Kipoi at the Greek - Turkish border.

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Flags of the USA and the EU (copyright by Shutterstock/ruskpp)

Repairing Leaky Pipelines As One Of The Keys To Reversing The Effects Of Climate Change

The United States and the European Union have agreed to cut potent and planet-warming methane gas emissions by roughly 30 percent by the end of the decade.

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Logo of Colonial Pipeline Co. (copyright by Colonial Pipeline Co.)

Colonial pipeline resumes operations after hurricane Nicholas made landfall

US largest fuel pipeline network resumed operations on Tuesday, as the facility withstood hurricane Nicholas, said the company spokesperson on Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2021. According to Eric Abercrombie, the Colonial Pipeline Co. spokesperson, the company resumed the transmission of gasoline and diesel fuels from Texas to the US East Coast.

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Sigil of the Bundesnetzagentur (copyright by Shutterstock/Tobias Arhelger)

German Pipeline Regulator Begins The Certification of the Nord Stream 2

Germany's energy regulator, the Bundesnetzagentur, said yesterday that four months, which began on 8 September, are required to complete certification of the now completed Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline running from Russia along the Baltic Sea floor to Germany.

Once the regulator completes its inspection it will send a draft decision to the European Commission.

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Hydrogen molecules model (copyright by Shutterstock/peterschreiber.media)

APA Receives A$ 300,000 Funding For Piloting Hydrogen Transmission Using Gas Pipeline

Leading Australian energy company, APA Group, is on the verge of testing a 43km long gas pipeline for transport up to 100% hydrogen gas after receiving AUD 300,000 (USD 222,000 or EUR 187,000) funding from the Western Australian government.

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Near East satelite image with marked borders (copyright by Shutterstock/Viacheslav Lopatin)

Regional Arab Governments Devise A Plan To Save Lebanon With A 20 Year Old Gas Pipeline

The governments of Egypt, Jordan, Syria and Lebanon have come together to transport Egyptian gas via an Arab pipeline built some 20 years ago to ease Lebanon's crippling power crisis.

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Enbridge Energy Headquarter (Copyright by Shutterstock/ JHVEPhoto)

Canada’s Enbridge Purchases The US Largest Crude Oil Terminal As Part Of A $3bn Deal

The Canadian pipeline company, Enbridge, is betting on sustainable US energy production with the purchase of 3b worth in assets. The price tag includes the purchase of a Texan crude oil terminal, which is so far North America’s largest in terms of volume.

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Flags of Algeria and Morocco (copyright by Shutterstock/danielo)

Maghreb Europe pipeline faces uncertainty due to severing Algeria-Morocco diplomatic ties

Maghreb Europe Gas Pipeline faces uncertainty over the future of the pipeline project as Algeria and Morocco slide into diplomatic strife.

The severing of diplomatic ties between the two North African nations is feared to affect the future renewal of the pipeline project set to expire in October.