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Logos of Snam & IRENA (copyright by Snam & IRENA)

Snam and IRENA Shaping A Green Energy Future

In a marriage sure to be the envy of the energy world, Snam, Europe's largest energy infrastructure operator and IRENA (International Renewable Energy Agency), the leading intergovernmental organisation supporting countries in their transition to a renewable energy future, announced a partnership to develop green hydrogen to better support the energy transition around the globe.

Workers overlook the Enbridge Line 3 Oil Pipeline in Minnesota (copyright by Shutterstock/Edgar Lee Espe)
Workers overlook the Enbridge Line 3 Oil Pipeline in Minnesota (copyright by Shutterstock/Edgar Lee Espe)

Enbridge's Line 3 Punctures A Pristine Aquiver

No sooner had oil begun to flow through Enbridge's Line 3 -- at 1765-km the longest tar sands oil pipeline in the world -- that work began to repair the aquifer crews punctured during construction last January.  The breach threatens a rare biodiversity hot spot in Clearwater County, Minnesota:  artesian groundwater has been welling up for more than eight months near this rural community, wastin

Oil spill warning sign on the Huntington Beach (copyright by Shutterstock/Darleine Heitman)
Oil spill warning sign on the Huntington Beach (copyright by Shutterstock/Darleine Heitman)

The SoCal Pipeline Burst Looks More and More Related To Human Error

The section of the 16 inch steel oil pipeline that burst off the Southern California coast was "pulled like a bowstring" said the operator Amplify Energy CEO Martin Willsher, adding that the pipeline was displaced some 32 meters from where it should have been.

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Flag with the logo of Wintershall Dea (copyright by Wintershall Dea)

Turning Existing Gas Pipelines On North Sea Floor Into CO2 Transportation Systems

Wintershall Dea, Germany's largest crude oil and natural gas producer, is exploring the possibility of modifying existing natural gas pipelines found on the southern North Sea seabed into CO2 transportation systems.

Oil spill on a beach (copyright by Shutterstock/jukurae)
Oil spill on a beach (copyright by Shutterstock/jukurae)

California Oil Spill Ruins Wildlife Habitat

An oil pipeline connected to the Elly oil rig, one of three platforms run by Houston based  oil and gas company Amplify Energy, sprung a leak either late Friday or early Saturday morning, spilling an estimated 572,807 liters of crude oil near Huntington Beach, California.

Gas flaring (copyright by Shutterstock/Leonid Ikan)
Gas flaring (copyright by Shutterstock/Leonid Ikan)

Tallgrass Taking Credible Action To Monitor Methane Gas Emissions In The United States

Tallgrass Energy Partners, a midstream oil and natural gas pipeline company founded in 2013 and presently operating approximately 7,539 miles of pipeline in the U.S. states of Nebraska, Kansas, Wyoming, Colorado, Missouri, Illinois, Indiana, and Ohio, will begin monitoring emissions, including methane and other greenhouse gases, on its Rockies Express Pipeline, making it the first U.S.

Minnesota on the map (copyright by Shutterstock/Alexander Lukatskiy)
Minnesota on the map (copyright by Shutterstock/Alexander Lukatskiy)

The 760,000 bpd Line 3 Tar Sand Crude Pipeline To Go Into Service On Friday

Enbridge announced yesterday that the upgrade of its notorious 1,097-km, 760,000 bpd Line 3 tar sands crude oil pipeline across Minnesota is "substantially complete" and that the vessel will be filled with heavy oil by the end of the week.

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

European Parliamentarians Suspect A Gazprom Role In Soaring Euro Gas Prices

Natural gas prices have been soaring in recent months in Europe and a group of European parliamentarians has asked the European Commission to investigate Gazprom's role in the price surge.

In a letter to the EU's executive Commission, dated Sept. 16, around 40 of the Parliament's 700 lawmakers said they suspected Russia's Gazprom had acted to push up gas prices.

Trapil logo (copyright by Trapil)
Trapil logo (copyright by Trapil)

Trapil Leading France Into The New Energy Future

Société des Transports Pétroliers par Pipelines (Trapil), the leading company for refined product (petrol, diesel, heating oil, jet fuel) pipeline transport in France, is strengthening its commitment to the energy transition by adapting one of its pipelines between the Basse-Seine and Paris regions to facilitate the significant and safe transport of low-carbon liquid fuels such as bioethanol.

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.