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3D rendering of a Methane molecule (© Shutterstock/vchal)
3D rendering of a Methane molecule (© Shutterstock/vchal)

The Federation Of The German Industry's Statement on the EU/USA Global Methane Pledge

The Federation of the German Economy, BDEW, BVEG, DVGW, FNB Gas, VKU as well as Zukunft Gas, welcomes the EU / USA Global Methane Pledge on the collective goal of reducing methane gas emissions.  This is a big step forward, an important signal, especially for the states which up to now have not signed the document.  The reduction of methane emissions is a global challenge and will only succeed

Sigil of the Bundesnetzagentur (© Shutterstock/Tobias Arhelger)
Sigil of the Bundesnetzagentur (© Shutterstock/Tobias Arhelger)

The Bundnesnetzagentur Suspends Nord Stream 2 Certification in Germany

In a sobering official announcement with profound implications for the eventual operation of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline, the Bundnesnetzagentur (Federal Network Agency), the overseer of pipeline operations in Germany, has temporarily suspended the present certification process for the pipeline on the basis of formal legal reasons.

Pressure gauge on a gas pipeline (© Shutterstock/Iren Moroz)
Pressure gauge on a gas pipeline (© Shutterstock/Iren Moroz)

Russian Gas Deliveries to Germany Rise Contrary to Belarus's Wishes

Alexander Lukashenko, once dubbed by former U.S. Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice as the last dictator of Europe, suffered a humiliating loss of face today when Russian gas flows to Germany rose, contrary to his threat days earlier that such flows to Europe would be cut off as winter approaches.

Logos of PRCI & INGAA (© PRCI/INGAA)
Logos of PRCI & INGAA (© PRCI/INGAA)

PRCI and INGAA To Address Greenhouse Gas Emissions From Pipeline Systems

The Pipeline Research Council International (PRCI), a non-profit research organization comprising energy pipeline operating companies located in the United States, Canada, Europe, Asia, South America, and Australia and an active participant in the Pipeline Technology Conference (PTC), is featured in the Interstate Natural Gas Association of America's (INGAA) inaugural Climate Report.

Thyssengas logo and inscription (© Shutterstock/geogif)
Thyssengas logo and inscription (© Shutterstock/geogif)

Thyssengas GmbH Awarded Gold Standard For Methane Gas Reductions

Thyssengas GmbH, Germany's second largest pipeline operator, has received the Gold Standard by the International Methane Emissions Observatory (IMEO) of the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) for developing a credible plan for incorporating actual measurements of methane gas emissions.

The route of Nord Stream 2 (© Shutterstock/Rainer Lesniewski)
The route of Nord Stream 2 (© Shutterstock/Rainer Lesniewski)

[Opinion] Nord Stream 2: Time To Circle The Wagons on Unbundling

“Higher gas prices in Europe are a consequence of a deficit of energy and not vice versa and that’s why we should not deal in blame shifting, this is what our partners are trying to do." Vladimir Putin, Russian Energy Week, 13 - 15 October 2021.

PHMSA logo (© PHMSA)
PHMSA logo (© PHMSA)

More Than 644,000-km of Gas Gathering Pipelines Placed Under Federal Oversight

The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA), after several years of drawn-out deliberation and coinciding with the Glasgow Climate Talks, will be issuing a final ruling that expands federal pipeline oversight to all onshore gas gathering pipelines.  This determination will apply federal pipeline safety regulations to thousands of high pressure gas gathering pipelines whic

Fuel cap with a lock (© Shutterstock/serato)
Fuel cap with a lock (© Shutterstock/serato)

Fuel Theft Continues Across the Global Pipeline Landscape

Penetrating a pipeline and attempting to remove its contents is an ongoing problem in the pipeline industry and its reach is worldwide, usually with horrific consequences for the perpetrators of the theft and resident populations in the area.

Thyssengas logo and inscription (© Shutterstock/geogif)
Thyssengas logo and inscription (© Shutterstock/geogif)

Australian Macquarie Asset Management Sees A Bright Future in Thyssengas

The venerable German Thyssengas, founded in 1921 by the Thyssen steel company to deliver gas to cities within the Ruhr area and now Germany's second-largest pipeline operator, has been sold to the Australian investment bank Macquarie Asset Management.  Macquarie had previously owned Thyssengas from 2011 to 2016 before its sale to French energy giant EDF and the Dutch private market fund manager

Nord Stream 2 reaching Greifswald in Germany (© Shutterstock/Frame Stock Footage)
Nord Stream 2 reaching Greifswald in Germany (© Shutterstock/Frame Stock Footage)

Nord Stream 2 Reaches Significant Regulatory Milestone

Nord Stream 2, Europe's most controversial energy project, cleared a prominent hurdle this week when the German Federal Economy Ministry concluded that certifying the 1200-km undersea pipeline will not threaten the security of gas supply to the Federal Republic of Germany or the European Union.