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Flags of Spain & Italy (© Shutterstock/Aritra Deb)

Italy's Draghi Discussed Italy-Spain Pipeline Idea with Sanchez

Italian Prime Minister, Mario Draghi, announced on Thursday, March 31, 2022, that he had discussed plans to construct a gas pipeline from Italy to Spain with the Spanish Prime Minister, Pedro Sanchez, in a bit to help Europe is shifting from Russian gas dependency.

Draghi said that they discussed the idea of the Italy-Spain pipeline both in Rome and at the European Council.

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Office building of the ENN Group (© Shutterstock/junrong)

Energy Transfer Sign 20-Year LNG Sale and Purchase Deal with China’s ENN

Energy companies ENN Energy Holdings Limited, ENN Natural Gas, and Energy Transfer LP announced on Tuesday, March 29, 2022, that ENN Energy and ENN NG have signed an LNG sale and purchase agreements with Energy Transfer LNG.

Port Kembla, Australia (© Shutterstock/Harley Kingston)
Port Kembla, Australia (© Shutterstock/Harley Kingston)

Corinth Pipeworks Wins Contract for Hydrogen Pipeline Project in Australia

Corinth Pipeworks, a steel pipe segment of Cenergy Holdings, announced the award of contract for Port Kembla Lateral Pipeline project by Jemena Asset Management Pty Ltd to its wholly-owned subsidiary, CPW America Co.

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Flags of the Republic of Turkey and the State of Israel (© Shutterstock/patera)

Israel-Turkey Gas Pipeline Could Be Europe's Alternative to Russian Energy

Europe is engaging in a behind-the-scene discussion of the ambitious Turkey-Israel gas pipeline deal to provide an alternative to the huge Russian energy supplies comprising more than 40% of gas used in Europe.

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The flag of the USA (© Shutterstock/Graeme Dawes)

Washington Fed. Regulators Scale Back Gas Pipeline’s Environmental Impact Assessment Plan

Federal energy regulators on Thursday March 24, 2022 rolled back plans to consider conducting an assessment to determine how natural gas projects affect climate change, citing pushback from lawmakers and the industry leaders.

Robert Habeck - Federal Minister for Economic Affairs and Climate Action (© Shutterstock/Alexandros Michailidis)
Robert Habeck - Federal Minister for Economic Affairs and Climate Action (© Shutterstock/Alexandros Michailidis)

German government prepares for shortfall in gas supplies from Russia

The German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action (BMWK) today declared the early warning stage of the Gas Emergency Plan as a precautionary measure. A reliable supply continues to be guaranteed, Federal Minister for Economic Affiars and Climate Acrion Robert Habeck emphasized.

Sign on the office building of the NaftoGaz Group in Kyiv (© Shutterstock/Ksenia Lada)
Sign on the office building of the NaftoGaz Group in Kyiv (© Shutterstock/Ksenia Lada)

Russian Natural Gas Still Flowing Through The Ukraine to Europe

As war continues to rage in the Ukraine, Naftogaz, the state energy company responsible for operating the country's network of 38,550-km of gas pipelines, works around the clock to service 12 million households in the Ukraine as well as myriad customers in the European Union.

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

Total Seeking A Way Out From Taking Russian Oil Via The Druschba Pipeline

Russian President Vladimir Putin's War of Aggression in the Ukraine has driven the oil and gas industry to rethink its relationship with the hydrocarbon - rich Russian Federation. The Druschba Oil pipeline has been central to that relationship.

Reichstag building, seat of the German Parliament (Deutscher Bundestag), in Berlin (© Shutterstock/MDart10)
Reichstag building, seat of the German Parliament (Deutscher Bundestag), in Berlin (© Shutterstock/MDart10)

German Government Mandating Natural Gas Storage Fill Levels Be Sufficiently High

In the wake of the 2022 winter which saw the gas storage fill levels sink to historic lows, the German Bundestag met over the weekend to affirm that the gas storage operators are required to fill storage facilities up to 90 percent of capacity by 1 November of each year.  To this end the Bundestag passed a corresponding law.  

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Flags of Germany and Norway (© Shutterstock/ruskpp)

Germany and Norway Agree To A Feasibility Study On Building A Hydrogen Pipeline

Germany's Economy and Climate Minister Robert Habeck visited Norway earlier this month to discuss how Germany and Norway could work together to develop a hydrogen pipeline link between the two countries.  

H₂ercules Planning Map (© OGE/RWE)
H₂ercules Planning Map (© OGE/RWE)

OGE And RWE Building The Foundation For Germany's First Hydrogen Fast Track: H2ercules

Open Grid Europe (OGE) and Rheinisch-Westfälisches Elektrizitätswerk Aktiengesellschaft (RWE), German powerhouses in the transmission and production of energy respectively, are teaming up to lead Germany and the rest of Europe (if not the world) in the development of a new hydrogen industry and infrastructure dubbed H2ercules.

IGB Project (Gas Interconnector Greece-Bulgaria) Map (@ICGB AD)
IGB Project (Gas Interconnector Greece-Bulgaria) Map (@ICGB AD)

Long-delayed Greece-Bulgaria Gas Pipeline Will Be Ready by Late June, Says Bulgaria's PM

The long-awaited gas pipeline transporting natural gas from Greece to Bulgaria will be ready in late June and enter operations in September 2022, Bulgaria PM disclosed on Monday, 21 March 2022. The Greece-Bulgaria pipeline will help reduce Bulgaria's reliance on Russian gas, which constitutes a better proportion of Bulgaria's domestic gas consumption.

Red sand dunes and rock formations of Bajdah (@2021 NEOM)
Red sand dunes and rock formations of Bajdah (@2021 NEOM)

Saudi Arabia Announces construction of Neom’s $5 Billion Green Hydrogen Plant

Saudi Arabia has announced that it will start the construction of a $5 billion hydrogen plant in Neom this month to produce carbon-free hydrogen anticipated to be export-ready in the next four years to help transition to clean energy. The facility contracted by US-based firm Air Products and Chemicals Inc. will be located at Northwestern Saudi Arabia.

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Flag of Germany (© Shutterstock/Carsten Reisinger)

Germany Contemplates Biogas Rather Than Russian Natural Gas

Is it possible to replace around half of natural gas imports from Russia with Biogas from Germany, and thereby dramatically reduce Germany's dependency on Russian energy?  

This is the question resonating around Germany and other European countries nowadays, as Vladimir Putin's Russia continues its War of Aggression on the Ukraine.  

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Map of Eurasia with satalite images from NASA (© Shutterstock/titoOnz)

Energy Markets in Central Asia: Opening Policies and Pipeline Options

When Vladimir Putin decided to attack Ukraine, he opened a new chapter in European history. Russia has started a war against Ukraine. This is not only a threat for Ukraine, but also for Europe as a whole, for the security of Europe.

Facing this conflict, the EU is standing together as one, together with the US. It has been long since such a scenario could be seen - if ever.

Route of the Trans Adriatic Pipeline (© Trans Adriatic Pipeline AG)
Route of the Trans Adriatic Pipeline (© Trans Adriatic Pipeline AG)

TAP Transports Its First 10 Bcm of Natural Gas from Azerbaijan to Europe

The Trans Adriatic Pipeline AG on March 17 announced that it had transported a total of 10 billion cubic meters of natural gas from Azerbaijan to Europe through the Kipoi interconnection point located at the Greek-Turkish border. It is also the same point where TAP connects to the Trans Anatolian Pipeline (TANAP). Currently, 8.5 out of the 10 bcm have been delivered to Italy.

The Atmos book of pipeline simulation (© Atmos International)
The Atmos book of pipeline simulation (© Atmos International)

Atmos International Announces Publication of New Pipeline Simulation Book

“The Atmos book of pipeline simulation” was published this week. Written by experts and professionals at Atmos International (Atmos), the book provides a unique and in-depth insight into simulation technology, with specific examples using the Atmos Simulation (SIM) Suite pipeline software.

Green hydrogen molecule (© Shutterstock/Corona Borealis Studio)
Green hydrogen molecule (© Shutterstock/Corona Borealis Studio)

Petrofac Wins a Deal to Explore Green Hydrogen to Ammonia Facility Feasibility in Egypt

A leading energy industry international service provider, Petrofac has won its first-ever energies project in Egypt with one of the in-country subsidiaries of Egypt-centered Mediterranean Energy Partners, also known as MEP.

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Flags of Israel and the EU (© Shutterstock/NINA IMAGES)

Israel Gas Pipeline Could Supply Europe, Chevron CEO Announces

Talks of the EastMed pipeline, a sub-sea pipeline in the Mediterranean that could carry gas from Israel to European customers, has been revived amid gas shortage and skyrocketing prices in Europe following Russia’s attack on Ukraine.

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Logo of Siemens Energy (© Siemens Energy)

Siemens Energy Secures a Deal to Deliver an Electrolyzer Plant to the European Energy

Siemens Energy has sealed a deal from Danish developer and green energy operator, European Energy, to deliver an electrolyzer plant for its world’s first high-volume e-methanol production facility project.

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Flags of Poland and Norway (© Shutterstock/Aritra Deb)

Norway-Poland Natural Gas Pipeline to be Operational by November, Says Polish PM

Operations of Norway-Poland gas pipeline construction through Denmark have resumed, and the project is expected to be ready for first shipments by November this year, Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki said in Tuesday’s press conference held in Oslo.

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Flag of the EU (© Shutterstock/ZoranKrstic)

EU Plans to Reduce the Block’s Dependency on Russian Energy

The European Union on Tuesday, March 8, 2020, unveiled new proposals that will enable the bloc to reduce its dependency on Russian gas by two-thirds this year and end it entirely by 2030, in the wake of the ongoing war in Ukraine.