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The flag of Russia and Ukraine painted on a concrete wall with soldiers' shadows (© Shutterstock/Tomas Ragina)
The flag of Russia and Ukraine painted on a concrete wall with soldiers' shadows (© Shutterstock/Tomas Ragina)

Missiles Hit Gas Pipeline in Kharkiv and Oil Depot in Kyiv in the Ongoing Wave of Attacks

Russia's military on Sunday, February 27, hit an oil depot in Kyiv, and one of the critical gas pipelines in Kharkiv in a massive explosion took over the usually quiet city south of Kyiv. The Ukrainian government urged its residents to hunker down in homes, subway stations, and underground garages to protect themselves from the smoke following the strike.

Germany and Russia parting ways (© Shutterstock/Kittyfly)
Germany and Russia parting ways (© Shutterstock/Kittyfly)

Germany Bets on LNG, Nuclear, and Coal to Reduce Energy Dependence on Russia

Germany, Europe's largest consumer of Russian natural gas on Sunday, February 27, made a U-turn on the country's long-held energy policies, hinting at a possibility of running coal and nuclear plants for longer than initially planned.

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) Headquarters in Washington, DC (© Shutterstock/Mark Van Scyoc)
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) Headquarters in Washington, DC (© Shutterstock/Mark Van Scyoc)

FERC Includes Climate Change Scrutiny to Pipelines Infrastructure

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), on February 17, 2022, voted in party-line to start considering the potential effects of gas infrastructure projects on climate change and local communities, especially considering pollution as it weighs whether the project is in the interest of the public or not.

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Nord stream 2 shut down (© Shutterstock/mmaroznaya)

[Opinion] Europe Without Nord Stream 2

A few months ago, around the time that the final pipeline segments were put down into the Baltic to complete construction of the 1200-km Nord Stream 2, we wrote on these pages that Nord Stream 2 was experiencing a painful and difficult birth.  Fast forward to today and the threatening massive ground war in the Ukraine and possibly other countries in Europe since 1945, we've entered a different

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

Trans-Adriatic Pipeline (TAP) Ready to Roll To Help Europe

Coming on the heels of Russia's announcement that it is prepared to divert gas supplies from Europe if punitive sanctions are imposed on its economy and leaders, Luca Schieppati, the Managing Director of the 870-km long Trans-Adriatic Pipeline (TAP), said that TAP is ready to expand its capacity one year in advance if needed to meet market demand.

Pipeline contruction side in the Permain Basin (© Shutterstock/G B Hart)
Pipeline contruction side in the Permain Basin (© Shutterstock/G B Hart)

Energy Transfer LP Joins the Race to Build the Next Permian Gas Pipeline

Energy Transfer LP, on Thursday, February 17, joined the race to build the next gas pipeline to transport natural gas from the Permian Basin—the largest shale basin in eastern New Mexico and West Texas, to export hubs located on the Gulf Coast.

The flags of the USA and Russia on a damaged wall (© Shutterstock/Morrowind)
The flags of the USA and Russia on a damaged wall (© Shutterstock/Morrowind)

Russia Ready To Divert Gas Supplies If Required

In the event of war in the Ukraine and the imposition of sanctions on the Russian economy and its leaders by the United States and its NATO allies, et al., Russia would be ready to re-route gas supplies to other markets, Russian Finance Minister Anton Siluanov said this past week.

Logos of RWE & Neptune Energy (© RWE & Neptune Energy)
Logos of RWE & Neptune Energy (© RWE & Neptune Energy)

German RWE Partners With Neptune Energy to Harness Offshore Wind Using Existing Pipelines

A German firm, RWE, has signed a partnership deal with Neptune Energy to establish a clean hydrogen-based demonstration project targeting an electrolyzer capacity of about 00 to 500 megawatts in the Dutch North Sea, the company said in a statement on Tuesday, February 15 explained.

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

Power of Siberia 2 Pipeline Puts Ever More Pressure on Europe

Russia has agreed to a 30-year contract to supply gas to China via Power of Siberia 2, a new 2600-km pipeline originating in the Bovanenkovo and Kharasavey gas fields in Yamal,  bolstering an energy alliance with Beijing amid Moscow's strained ties with the West over Ukraine and other issues.

Logo of Prisma Photonics (© Prisma Photonics)
Logo of Prisma Photonics (© Prisma Photonics)

Prisma Photonics Raises $20 Million from Partners for Critical Infrastructure Monitoring

The Israel-based award-wining deep-tech company,  Prisma Photonic, announced on Wednesday, February 9, 2022, it had raised a whopping $20 million in a Series B round led by venture capital firm Insight Partners, a New York-based global private equity.

Algeria on the map (© Shutterstock/Naruedom Yaempongsa)
Algeria on the map (© Shutterstock/Naruedom Yaempongsa)

The United States Looks To Algeria As An Alternative To Russian Gas For Europe

With the prospect of war looming over the European continent, the US Government has begun asking Eni, TotalEnergies and other energy companies operating in Algeria to see if more gas can be sourced from the country, sources familiar with the matter said.

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Flag of Azerbaijan (© Shutterstock/Tatohra)

Azerbaijan and European Commission for Energy Reaffirms a Strategic Energy Partnership

Azerbaijan`s Minister of Energy, Parviz Shahbazov, and European Commissioner for Energy, Kadri Simson, have issued a joint press statement reaffirming their commitment to a strategic energy partnership between the European Union and Azerbaijan.

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Carbon capture and underground storage (© Shutterstock/Dmitry Kovalchuk)

Carbon Capture Will Require Construction of a Massive Network of Pipelines

Carbon capture and sequestration pipelines could cause a potential risk to many US communities if carbon capture sequestration technology is widely deployed, Dan Zegart, CIC senior investigator and report author, told the Journal last week.

Route of the West Macedonian pipeline (© DESFA)
Route of the West Macedonian pipeline (© DESFA)

DESFA Awards Corinth Pipeworks Contract for a 163km Pipeline of West Macedonia in Greece

DESFA, the Hellenic Gas Transmission System Operator, on Thursday, February 3, awarded Corinth Pipework’s contract for the construction of a 163km long West Macedonia pipeline in Greece, the company said in a press release.

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Flags of the EU and Russia (© Shutterstock/ruskpp)

Czech Foreign Minister Says Russia's Actions Have Improved European Diversity of Supply

Jan Lipavsky, the Czech Foreign Minister, said yesterday that  Russian President Vladimir Putin gave Europe a great Christmas gift this past year as the ongoing gas crisis showed that alternatives exist.

Sign outside of the Department of State in Washington, DC (© Shutterstock/Mark Van Scyoc)
Sign outside of the Department of State in Washington, DC (© Shutterstock/Mark Van Scyoc)

EastMed Natural Gas Pipeline Deserving Of US Support

At the beginning of this month the United States withdrew its support for the EastMed gas pipeline, a major developmental pipeline project that would have connected significant gas deposits in the territorial waters of Cyprus, Egypt and Israel to markets in Europe. Ultimately the EastMed would have integrated these countries electricity grids with those of Europe.

Ask the experts - Your questions answered - Difficult to Inspect Pipelines
Ask the experts - Your questions answered - Difficult to Inspect Pipelines

[Ask the Experts] Your Questions about Difficult to Inspect Pipelines answered

Q1) All difficult to inspect lines require some openings to insert/ retrieve the tool. Creating that provision is challenging. Which method is most economical and provides optimized results?

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The national flag of Uganda and flag of Tanzania (© Shutterstock/esfera)

Uganda And Tanzania Have Finalized Crude Oil Pipeline Terms, Drilling to Begin Soon

Tanzania and Uganda signed a deal with French and Chinese oil firms last week, finalizing a $10 billion pipeline and drilling project. While the project supporters say the pipeline project will boost the two countries economic growth, Ugandan activists said the complaints from the families affected by the government's project hadn't been taken into consideration.

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen (© Shutterstock/Alexandros Michailidis)
European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen (© Shutterstock/Alexandros Michailidis)

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen Throws Down Gauntlet on Nord Stream 2

Speaking with unusual bluntness, European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said at EU headquarters in Brussels that the launch of Nord Stream 2 depends on whether Russia invades  Ukraine.

Cyprus on the map (© Shutterstock/Dmitrijs Kaminskis)
Cyprus on the map (© Shutterstock/Dmitrijs Kaminskis)

Cyprus Could Export Gas through Pipelines or Shipping it in the form of LNG

ExxonMobil Cyprus arm said Tuesday, February 1, 2022, the country could transport the vas natural gas reserves found off the east Mediterranean island nation to the markets through pipelines or as liquefied natural gas (LNG) as natural gas remains an important source of energy through 2050.

Pressure gauge on a gas pipeline (© Shutterstock/Iren Moroz)
Pressure gauge on a gas pipeline (© Shutterstock/Iren Moroz)

For A Brief Moment It Appeared As If Russian Gas Via Yamal Would Begin Flowing Westward

Natural gas flows from Russia to Germany via the Yamal pipeline came to a halt on Wednesday, data from the German network operator Gascade showed, dashing expectations it was about to pump gas west for the first time since December.  

Gas through the Yamal pipeline, which typically flows west into Germany, has been in reverse mode, flowing east to Poland, since Dec. 21.

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Flag of Texas (© Shutterstock/patrice6000)

Texan Whistler Pipeline In The Permian Basin To Expand

The Whistler Pipeline, an approximately 724-km, 42-inch intrastate vessel that transports natural gas from the Waha Header in the Permian Basin to Aqua Dulce providing direct access to markets in southern Texas and to some abroad, is undergoing an expansion with a new 36-inch lateral extending some 35 miles and connecting to multiple processing sites in Martin County.  The lateral enters into s

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

Russia's Nord Stream 2 Pipeline On Hold For A Compliance Review, According To EU

Russia's Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline is on hold as the European Commission is looking into the pipeline's compliance with Europe's energy policy, European Commission Vice President Valdis Dombrovskis said on Monday, January 31, 2022.

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Hacker trying to breach a security system (© Shutterstock/Pira25)

Shell Re-Routes Oil Supplies To Other Depots After A Cyberattack On Marquard & Bahls

Shell, one of the world's leading oil suppliers, announced on Tuesday, February 1, it was re-routing its supplies following the January 29 cyberattack on two German subsidiary firms, Marquard & Bahls.