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Petrobras HQ in Rio de Janeiro (© Shutterstock/Antonio Salaverry)
Petrobras HQ in Rio de Janeiro (© Shutterstock/Antonio Salaverry)

Brazil's Petrobras More Than Tripled LNG Imports In 2021 Despite Drought And Pipeline Work

Brazil state-led giant oil company Petrobras tripled up LNG imports in 2021 to counter the effects of the country's worst drought ever experienced in 20 years. The state-led company imported a record high volume of LNG to fill in the deficit created by an acute shortage of cheap hydropower.

Iowa on the map (© Shutterstock/Aleksandr Grechanyuk)
Iowa on the map (© Shutterstock/Aleksandr Grechanyuk)

ADM Proposes The State's Third Carbon-Capture Pipeline In Iowa

A Chicago-based company Archer Daniel Midlands Co, on Tuesday, January 11, announced it had reached an agreement over the construction of a pipeline that would aid in the capture and sequestration of carbon emission from its Iowa ethanol plants.

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Map of Afghanistan (© Shutterstock/Rainer Lesniewski)

Taliban Regime To Deploy 30,000 Troops To Resume Work On The TAPI Gas Pipeline Project

The Taliban government, on Monday, January 10, announced their plan to deploy a contingent of the Islamist fighters from a special unit to continue working on the Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India (TAPI) project, which was suspended last year due to uncertainty and insecurity following the imminent attack collapse of Kabul.

A man in a business suit offers money (© Shutterstock/Oleksandrum)
A man in a business suit offers money (© Shutterstock/Oleksandrum)

Enterprise Settles For A $3.3 Billion Permian Pipeline Operator To Boost Production

Enterprise Products Partners LP settles on a $3.25 billion cash purchase deal to acquire Navitas Midstream Partners LLC from the mother company Warburg Pincus LLC to boost natural gas processing and pipeline assets in the Permian Basin, the highest shale basin in the world.

System Development Map (© ENTSOG/GIE)
System Development Map (© ENTSOG/GIE)

Newest Version of the European Gas System Development Map Is Out

The European Network of Transmission System Operators for Gas (ENTSOG) and Gas Infrastructure Europe (GIE) have developed the 10th edition of the System Development map, illustrating existing and planned gas infrastructure and gas capacities in 2020-2021.

The President of Argentina Alberto Angel Fernandez at Elysée Palace (© Shutterstock/Frederic Legrand - COMEO)
The President of Argentina Alberto Angel Fernandez at Elysée Palace (© Shutterstock/Frederic Legrand - COMEO)

Argentina President To Sign A 1.6Bln Vaca Muerta Gas Pipeline Construction Decree

Argentina's President, Alberto Fernandez, will in the next few days sign a decree to push for the construction of the country's major gas pipeline in the Vaca Muerta shale formation to boost exports, an anonymous source told Reuters on Dec.21, 2021.

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Flag of Kazakhstan (© Shutterstock/OM.BUD)

Caspian Trunk Pipeline Continues To Run Normally Amid Kazakh Unrest

In the wake of massive nationwide protests against sharp liquified natural gas (LNG) price rises which approximately doubled the cost of the fuel overnight, the Caspian Pipeline Consortium, a group which runs Kazakhstan's main crude oil blend to export terminals, said on Thursday it was continuing to operate normally amid the state of emergency in the central Asian country.

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

The European Commission Submits Plan for 'Greener' EU Energy Future

The European Commission has developed a controversial plan to call certain natural gas and nuclear energy projects as "green" investments.   Companies must meet economic and environmental criteria listed in the EU's sustainable finance taxonomy in order to qualify.

Experts from Tractebel and partner companies developed the world's first infrastructure and facilities concept that relies on offshore hydrogen caverns (© Tractebel)
Experts from Tractebel and partner companies developed the world's first infrastructure and facilities concept that relies on offshore hydrogen caverns (© Tractebel)

Tractebel And Partners Collaborate For Offshore Wind-to-hydrogen Infrastructure

Tractebel has partnered with other companies to develop the world’s first-ever offshore infrastructure and processing facility concept to store hydrogen in caverns.

PHMSA logo (© PHMSA)
PHMSA logo (© PHMSA)

PHMSA Bolsters Pipeline Regulations In Unusually Sensitive Areas in the United States

The U.S. Pipeline and Hazardous Materials and Safety Administration (PHMSA) has issued new rules for the operation of pipelines in "unusually sensitive areas."  Such areas include the Great Lakes region, marine coastal waters and beaches.

Russia-China pipeline (© Adobe Stock/alexmlx)
Russia-China pipeline (© Adobe Stock/alexmlx)

Gazprom's Gas Supply To China Through Power Of Siberia Pipeline Above The Contract Levels

Russian State-owned giant gas supplier Gazprom reported on Tuesday, Dec. 14, that the gas supply to China through the Power of Siberia Pipeline would remain above the contract levels as the company planned further deliveries increase in 2022.

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Logos of SRJ Technologies & STATS (© SRJ Technologies & STATS)

SRJ Technologies Acquires Pipeline Technology Specialist STATS UK In £73 Million Deal

STATS (UK) Limited, also known as (STATS), on December 14, announced it had finalized Share Purchase Agreement to sell a 100% of the company’s Share to SRJ Technologies Group plc.

The acquisition deal merges Aberdeenshire-based STATS with SRJ’s disruptive technologies portfolio to capitalize on the growth of the global market and green energy transition.

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Route of Nord Stream 2 (© Shutterstock/MurzilA)

Nord Stream 2 Buffeted By Regional Geopolitical Tension

As Russian saber-rattling on the eastern front of the Ukraine continues unabated, so too does the West's preoccupation with Nord Stream 2, with threats to prevent any gas from flowing through the pipeline reverberating from diverse sides of the Nato alliance.

H2 hydrogen molecule (© Shutterstock/Alexander Limbach)
H2 hydrogen molecule (© Shutterstock/Alexander Limbach)

SoCalGas And Bloom Energy Showcase A Gas Blending Technology To Power Hydrogen Economy

The US. Leading natural gas distribution utility company, Southern California Gas Co., also known as SoCalGas and Bloom Energy, on December 14, announced a joint project to demonstrate the future the highly anticipated hydrogen economy and high take capabilities needed to achieve California's carbon neutrality goals.

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Flag of Ecuador (© Shutterstock/patrice6000)

Ecuador Shuts Two Other Pipelines Due To Advancing River Erosion

PetroEcuador, on Friday, Dec. 10, shut down its Shushufindi – Quito products pipeline and a 360,000 b/d Sote crude pipeline to avert any possible damage that the advancing river erosion can cause.

The suspension of the major pipeline's operations came just a few days after a foreigner-owned 450,000 b/d OCP crude pipeline shutdown.

Enterprise Products Partners L.P. on screen (© Shutterstock/II.studio)
Enterprise Products Partners L.P. on screen (© Shutterstock/II.studio)

Repurposing Pipelines Headlines Session During the World Petroleum Congress

Jim Teague, Co Chief Executive Officer of Enterprise Products Partners, said during the World Petroleum Congress  held last week in Houston, Texas that his company could repurpose some of its vast U.S. network of energy pipelines for carbon capture and sequestration projects.

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Flag of Russia (© Shutterstock/esfera)

Yaroslavl–Moscow Oil Pipeline Fiber-Optic Communication Line Upgraded To Boost Operations

Svyaztransneft’s Oka Region branch commissioned Tekstilshchiki-Security Station, an upgraded fiber-optic communication line (FOCL) in Moscow city and the Moscow region to boost operations, the company announced in a press release published on December 3, 2021.

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A man in a business suit offers money (© Shutterstock/Oleksandrum)

Saudi’s BlackRock-led Investor Group Take Large Minority Stake In Aramco Gas Pipelines Co.

A Saudi investor group led by a financial giant, BlackRock Real Assets and Hassana Investment Co., will take the largest minority stake of 49% in the recently formed Aramco Gas Pipelines Co. under a 20-year lease deal.

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Flag of the People's Republic of China (© Shutterstock/Tatoh)

Sinopec Builds World's Largest Solar-To-Green Hydrogen Plant With Pipelines And Storage

Chinese biggest hydrogen producer, Sinopec, started building one of the world's largest solar-to-hydrogen projects on Dec. 1, 2021. The 'world's largest' renewable solar-to-hydrogen plan, estimated to cost a whopping $470 million, will link 300 MW of PV to 20000-tonne capacity electrolysers in Xinjian by 2023.

Logos of RWE & Novatek (© RWE & Novatek)
Logos of RWE & Novatek (© RWE & Novatek)

RWE and Novatek To Cooperate on the the Decarbonization of Europe

RWE, a multinational energy company based in Essen, Germany and Novatek, the second largest natural gas producer based in the Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Region in West Siberia, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding envisaging the supply of (still to be produced)  low-carbon ammonia and hydrogen.

Progress on river diversion - Coldwater Area (© Trans Mountain)
Progress on river diversion - Coldwater Area (© Trans Mountain)

Trans Mountain Pipeline Restarted But B.C 30L Fuel-rationing Order Remains In Place

The Trans Mountain Pipeline restarted "safely" on Sunday 5, 2021, according to the company's officials, after a three-week precautionary shutdown. But the B.C government maintained the fuel-rationing order for the province's southwestern areas.

Logo of Snam (© Snam)
Logo of Snam (© Snam)

SNAM Finalizes The Deal To Secure 25% Stake In PTT Energy's 'Peace Gas Pipeline'

Snam on December 1 finalized a deal to acquire a 25% stake in the PTT Energy-owned East Mediterranean Gas Company (EMG), a press release published on the company's website revealed.

East Mediterranean Gas Company is the owner of the Arish-Ashkelon gas pipeline, which is part of the "Peace Gas Pipeline" for consideration of approximately $50 million.