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Flag of NATO - the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (© Shutterstock/railway fx)
Flag of NATO - the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (© Shutterstock/railway fx)

NATO To Create New Security Environment for Subsea Pipelines

Given what several NATO country-members see as a growing threat to critical maritime infrastructure, Germany and Norway will formally ask NATO to coordinate efforts to protect undersea pipelines and other such infrastructure, some two months after explosions ripped holes in the Nord Stream natural gas pipelines, disabling them.

The Lubyanka, headquarter of the FSB in Moscow (© Shutterstock/Felix Lipov)
The Lubyanka, headquarter of the FSB in Moscow (© Shutterstock/Felix Lipov)

Yet Another Russian Gas Pipeline Under Attack?

In a statement that raised eyebrows among European pipeliners, Russia's Federal Security Service (FSB) said last Thursday that it had prevented Ukrainian special services from carrying out what it said was sabotage on the 'South Stream' gas pipeline.

Enbridge energy logo on the website homepage (© Shutterstock/Casimiro PT)
Enbridge energy logo on the website homepage (© Shutterstock/Casimiro PT)

Multibillion Dollar Pipeline Expansion Project Approved By Enbridge

Enbridge, the international pipeline company based in Calgary, Alberta Canada, has approved the expansion of the southern segment of its British Columbia pipeline system, a project that would cost up to $2.65 billion after strong demand from crude oil producers.

Flag of Norway on military uniform (© Shutterstock/Bumble Dee)
Flag of Norway on military uniform (© Shutterstock/Bumble Dee)

Norway Deploys Armed Forces To Guard Its Vast Gas Pipeline Network

Norway took immediate action after the 26 September discovery of the severely damaged Nord Stream 1 & 2 gas pipelines in the Baltic Sea of the Danish and Swedish coasts to increase pipeline inspections on its 8,800-km pipeline network connecting Norway with continental Europe and Britain.

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

Russia Looks To China: Power Of Siberia Pipeline To Come Onstream in December

The Power of Siberia project is a unified gas transmission system (GTS) involving the development of a 4,000km-long gas pipeline to transfer natural gas from the Irkutsk gas production centers in the prolific Eastern Russia to the Far East and China. This week Gazprom announced that the Kovykta gas field, the largest in the region, is expected to come onstream in December.

Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic during a press conference in Brussels, Belgium on Jun. 24, 2022 (© Shutterstock/Alexandros Michailidis)
Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic during a press conference in Brussels, Belgium on Jun. 24, 2022 (© Shutterstock/Alexandros Michailidis)

Going Against The Grain, Serbia Builds 128-km Pipeline For Russian Oil

In a  proposed pipeline project that flies in the face of the conventional European consensus to lessen the continent's dependency on Russian oil after Russian President Putin's war of aggression in Ukraine, Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic announced this month the construction of a 128-km oil pipeline connecting the northern Serbian City of Novi Sad with Hungary.  

(From left) Spanish Prime Minister, Pedro Sanchez (L); French President, Manuel Macron, and Portuguese Prime Minister, Antonio Costa, pose for a photo at the beginning of their meeting in Brussels, Belgium, 20 October 2022. (© IMAGO / Agencia EFE)
(From left) Spanish Prime Minister, Pedro Sanchez (L); French President, Manuel Macron, and Portuguese Prime Minister, Antonio Costa, pose for a photo at the beginning of their meeting in Brussels, Belgium, 20 October 2022. (© IMAGO / Agencia EFE)

MidCat Pipeline To Be Replaced By New Green Energy Corridor