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The Naira is the currency of Nigeria (© Shutterstock/Pavel Shlykov)
The Naira is the currency of Nigeria (© Shutterstock/Pavel Shlykov)

TotalEnergies To Sell Interest in Nigerian Gas Pipeline Network

Against a backdrop of chronic sabotage and theft of energy resources and hardware, TotalEnergies has launched a sale of its 10 percent stake in Nigerian joint venture Shell Petroleum Corporation (SPDC).  In addition to assets such as 3500-km of gas pipelines connecting two key crude export terminals, the sale includes its interest in 13 onshore fields and three in shallow waters, producing 20,0

Gas valve and the flag of Finland (© Shutterstock/max.ku)
Gas valve and the flag of Finland (© Shutterstock/max.ku)

Finland To Abandon the Russia-Finland Natural Gas Pipeline After 50 Years

Russian President Vladimir Putin's invasion of Ukraine continues to roil gas pipeline operations throughout Europe.  Late last week, Finland's state-owned energy group Gasum was informed by  Russia's Gazprom Export that natural gas supplies from Russia to Finland would be cut on Saturday at 04.00 GMT.

Flag of Ukraine waving in the wind on a clear day (© Shutterstock/rarrarorro)
Flag of Ukraine waving in the wind on a clear day (© Shutterstock/rarrarorro)

Ukraine Seeking To Exert Full Control over Transboundary Gas Pipeline System

Gas Transmission System Operator of Ukraine (GTSOU) will not reopen the Sokhranovka gas transit route from Russia to Europe until Kyiv obtains full control over its pipeline system, the head of GTSOU told Reuters on Thursday.

Africa from space [courtesy of NASA] (© Shutterstock/Capitano Footage)
Africa from space [courtesy of NASA] (© Shutterstock/Capitano Footage)

Seeing Europe Pull The Red Card, Russia Turns To Africa

For nearly six years now Nigeria has been trying to interest Europe in a 5,660-km gas pipeline that would transport Nigerian natural gas to Morocco and ultimately to Europe. The intention was to assist Europe in becoming less dependent on Russian gas.

Industrial drone operators on work site (© Shutterstock/zstock)
Industrial drone operators on work site (© Shutterstock/zstock)

Virginia Natural Gas To Deploy Drones For Pipeline Infrastructure Inspection

Virginia Natural Gas (VNG), one of four natural gas distribution companies of Southern Company Gas, announced it will be using aerial drones as another means to perform equipment inspections on its pipeline infrastructure.

Logo of Concawe (© Concawe)
Logo of Concawe (© Concawe)

Concawe Report on European Cross - Country Pipeline Performance Published

The Concawe Special Task Force on Oil Pipelines Performance has just issued its assessment of European cross-country oil pipelines with particular focus on such pipeline indices as spillage volume, clean-up and recovery, environmental consequences and causes of the incidents.

Flag of Nigeria (© Shutterstock/adaptice photography)
Flag of Nigeria (© Shutterstock/adaptice photography)

Illegal Pipeline Tapping in Nigeria Leads To An Explosion Killing Over 100 people

A horrific explosion at an illegal oil refining depot on the border of Nigeria's Rivers and Imo states has led to the deaths of over 100 people.  These individuals were burned beyond recognition.

The bunkering site was in the Ohaji-Egbema local government area of Imo state in the Abaezi forest that straddles the border of the two states.