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Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, South Dakota on the map (copyright by Shutterstock/SevenMaps)
Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, South Dakota on the map (copyright by Shutterstock/SevenMaps)

Native American Tribes Call For A Major Review of Dakota Access Pipeline

The Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL), which entered into service in 2017 by Energy Transfer after months of protests by Native American Tribes, is the subject of a new initiative by the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, et al., to re-examine the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for bias.

Piping and isolation valves at the cooling towers of the Kipoi compressor station, October 2019 (copyright by Trans Adriatic Pipeline AG)
Piping and isolation valves at the cooling towers of the Kipoi compressor station, October 2019 (copyright by Trans Adriatic Pipeline AG)

Trans Adriatic Pipeline Ships 5 bcm of Caspian Sea Natural Gas to Europe

The Trans Adriatic Pipeline (TAP), a 878-km gas pipeline transporting natural gas from the mammoth Shaz Deniz field in the Azerbaijani sector of the Caspian Sea to Europe, has shipped a total of 5 bcm of natural gas, reaching Europe via the interconnection point of Kipoi at the Greek - Turkish border.

Flags of the USA and the EU (copyright by Shutterstock/ruskpp)
Flags of the USA and the EU (copyright by Shutterstock/ruskpp)

Repairing Leaky Pipelines As One Of The Keys To Reversing The Effects Of Climate Change

The United States and the European Union have agreed to cut potent and planet-warming methane gas emissions by roughly 30 percent by the end of the decade.

Sigil of the Bundesnetzagentur (copyright by Shutterstock/Tobias Arhelger)
Sigil of the Bundesnetzagentur (copyright by Shutterstock/Tobias Arhelger)

German Pipeline Regulator Begins The Certification of the Nord Stream 2

Germany's energy regulator, the Bundesnetzagentur, said yesterday that four months, which began on 8 September, are required to complete certification of the now completed Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline running from Russia along the Baltic Sea floor to Germany.

Once the regulator completes its inspection it will send a draft decision to the European Commission.

Near East satelite image with marked borders (copyright by Shutterstock/Viacheslav Lopatin)
Near East satelite image with marked borders (copyright by Shutterstock/Viacheslav Lopatin)

Regional Arab Governments Devise A Plan To Save Lebanon With A 20 Year Old Gas Pipeline

The governments of Egypt, Jordan, Syria and Lebanon have come together to transport Egyptian gas via an Arab pipeline built some 20 years ago to ease Lebanon's crippling power crisis.

Carbon capture and underground storage (copyright by Shutterstock/Dmitry Kovalchuk)
Carbon capture and underground storage (copyright by Shutterstock/Dmitry Kovalchuk)

Experts See Pipeline Growth Potential With Carbon Capture and Storage Systems

The U.S. oil and gas pipeline industry is looking for new opportunities to lay steel in the ground with pipes that carry the carbon dioxide produced when fossil fuels are combusted.

Route of Nord Stream 2 (copyright by Shutterstock/MurzilA)
Route of Nord Stream 2 (copyright by Shutterstock/MurzilA)

Gazprom Signals Nord Stream Start-up in October, 2021

Gazprom, the largest natural gas company in the world, announced today that the Nord Stream 2 pipeline, which is presently under construction and nearing completion, is expected to deliver 5.6 bcm of Russian natural gas to Europe this year.

Gazprom logo on sky background (copyright by Adobe Stock/Alexey Novikov)
Gazprom logo on sky background (copyright by Adobe Stock/Alexey Novikov)

Hungary Concludes New Long Term Natural Gas Contract with Gazprom

Hungary, which has long relied upon the Ukraine and its Bratsvo pipeline for natural gas supplies, has recently begun to diversify its sources of gas.  To this end it has entered into negotiations with Russia, and according to Reuters, a new 15 year supply contract will be signed by the end of September, stipulating that Gazprom shall ship 4.5 bcm of natural gas to Hungary:  3.5 billion cubic m