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Has the Oil Price War Between Saudi Arabia and Russia Run Its Course? (William Potter / Shutterstock)
Has the Oil Price War Between Saudi Arabia and Russia Run Its Course? (William Potter / Shutterstock)

Has the Oil Price War Between Saudi Arabia and Russia Run Its Course?

The oil price war between Saudi Arabia and the Russian Federation, with both countries ramping up oil production in a time of dramatically reduced consumer demand worldwide, has moved crude oil prices to 20 year lows this week.  U.S.

High Court Says Construction on Nordstream 2 Can Continue (Copyright by: Aksabir / Shutterstock)
High Court Says Construction on Nordstream 2 Can Continue (Copyright by: Aksabir / Shutterstock)

High Court Says Construction on Nordstream 2 Can Continue

The Higher Administrative Court of Berlin - Brandenburg cleared yesterday the last remaining legal obstacle to the completion of the Nordstream 2 Gas Pipeline. The sticking point concerned an environmental impact assessment (EIA) for a 500-km portion (called EUGAL) of the 1200-km long pipeline.

Plains All American Pays Up For The May 2015 Oil Pipeline Rupture (Shutterstock / Pix One)
Plains All American Pays Up For The May 2015 Oil Pipeline Rupture (Shutterstock / Pix One)

Plains All American Pays Up For The May 2015 Oil Pipeline Rupture

In May 2015 a corroded Plains All American oil pipeline burst, spilling nearly 3000 barrels of crude that covered Refugio State Beach near Santa Barbara, California. The incident killed hundreds of marine mammals, fish, birds and other wildlife.  

Construction on the Coastal GasLink Pipeline Picks Up  (Puffin's Pictures / Shutterstock)
Construction on the Coastal GasLink Pipeline Picks Up (Puffin's Pictures / Shutterstock)

Construction on the Coastal GasLink Pipeline Picks Up

The Pipeline Technology Journal has been following the development of negotiations between the Wet'suwet'en indigenous chieftains and the Canadian government on the construction of the 670-km Coastal Gaslink Pipeline and last week work resumed after a long hiatus, suggesting some kind of modus vivendi had been reached.

Process unit for gas processing, the overall plan (copyright: ekipaj / shutterstock)
Process unit for gas processing, the overall plan (copyright: ekipaj / shutterstock)

ExxonMobil Spearheading Efforts to Mitigate Methane Gas Emissions From Pipelines

The energy behemoth ExxonMobil has recently announced proposed changes to performance standard for the oil and gas sector, offering a model framework for industry-wide methane regulations.

The Atlantic Coast Pipeline Expected to Receive a Green Light to the Finish Line (Copyright by Atlantic Coast Pipeline)
The Atlantic Coast Pipeline Expected to Receive a Green Light to the Finish Line (Copyright by Atlantic Coast Pipeline)

The Atlantic Coast Pipeline Expected to Receive a Green Light to the Finish Line

Last week the conservative majority of the U.S. Supreme Court seemed to favor the notion that the federal government had authority to grant a right of way for the proposed $7.5 billion Atlantic Coast Pipeline to cross under the Appalachian Trail in rural Virginia.

Pipe line and valves (faucets) with national flags of Russia and China (copyright by Shutterstock/Aksabir)
Pipe line and valves (faucets) with national flags of Russia and China (copyright by Shutterstock/Aksabir)

Gazprom Delivers 840 Million Cubic Meters Of Natural Gas To China

The 3,000-km “Power of Siberia” pipeline supplied China with 840 million cubic meters of natural gas since it launched in December last year. This amount is equal to 10 million cubic meters a day.

Chinese Pipeliners Resume Work in the Midst of the Corona Virus Pandemic (Copyright: alexmlx / Adobe Stock)
Chinese Pipeliners Resume Work in the Midst of the Corona Virus Pandemic (Copyright: alexmlx / Adobe Stock)

Chinese Pipeliners Resume Work in the Midst of the Corona Virus Pandemic

Construction on the gargantuan, transboundary East Route gas pipeline, with a 3000-km section in Russia and a 5,111-km part in China, has picked up again after the Corona virus last week ground work to a halt, as with much of China: In the middle section of the project more than 70 workers with 16 sets of mechanical equipment began building after their body tempera

The Growing Costs of the Coastal GasLink Pipeline in Canada (Copyright: Valmedia / Adobe Stock)
The Growing Costs of the Coastal GasLink Pipeline in Canada (Copyright: Valmedia / Adobe Stock)

The Growing Costs of the Coastal GasLink Pipeline in Canada

Indigenous Services Minister Marc Miller, who held talks with some indigenous communities on Saturday, told a talk show on Sunday the unrest and its impact on the economy amounted to a national crisis.  Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has cancelled a planned trip to Barbados to deal with the deteriorating situation.