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Flag of the EU (© Shutterstock/ZoranKrstic)
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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Flag of Azerbaijan (© Shutterstock/Tatohra)
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.

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