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Green hydrogen molecule (© Shutterstock/Corona Borealis Studio)
Green hydrogen molecule (© Shutterstock/Corona Borealis Studio)

Germany Is The Site Of The World's Largest Green Hydrogen Project

Fortescue Future Industries (“FFI”) and Tree Energy Solutions (“TES”), both companies stacked with a very smart and far-seeing team, have agreed to develop the world’s largest green hydrogen integrated project "to help Europe mitigate its current energy and climate crisis and to bring green molecules to Europe," as TES says in a press release.

Flags of Gazprom and Russia flowing in the wind (© Shutterstock/rarrarorro)
Flags of Gazprom and Russia flowing in the wind (© Shutterstock/rarrarorro)

Gazprom Says A Big Section of the Nord Stream Pipelines Need To Be Replaced

Gazprom CEO Alexei Miller said late last week that a big section of the damaged Nord Stream 1 & 2 gas pipelines would need to be replaced.

"Experts say that in order to restore work after such a terrorist act, it is necessary to actually cut off a very large piece of pipe, at a great distance, and in fact build a new section on this section," Miller told a Russian TV station.

Route of Nord Stream 2 (© Shutterstock/MurzilA)
Route of Nord Stream 2 (© Shutterstock/MurzilA)

Danish, Swedish and Norwegian Authorities Continue to Investigate Nord Stream Explosions

Nord Stream AG, the Switzerland-based operator of the severely - damaged Nord Stream 1 & 2 gas pipelines, has been informed by Danish, Swedish and Norwegian authorities that it cannot conduct its own investigation until the official one concludes.

Flags of France, Spain & Germany on a wall (© Shutterstock/helloRuby)
Flags of France, Spain & Germany on a wall (© Shutterstock/helloRuby)

Resurrection of 300-km MidCat Pipeline: Answer To European Energy Woes?

The German and Spanish governments held a summit meeting yesterday in the northwestern Spanish city of A Coruña to discuss European energy security in general and the resurrection of the MidCat pipeline in particular.

Gas leak at Nord Stream 2 as seen from a Danish F-16 near Bornholm, Denmark September 27, 2022. (© Danish Defence Command)
Gas leak at Nord Stream 2 as seen from a Danish F-16 near Bornholm, Denmark September 27, 2022. (© Danish Defence Command)

Nord Stream, Sabotage And The Greater European Marine Energy Infrastructure

After nearly two weeks of spewing out an estimated approximately 778 million standard cubic meters of toxic methane gas from three separate ruptures in the Nord Stream 1 & 2 lines on the Baltic Sea floor, the Danish Energy Agency said yesterday that the leaks have finally stopped.

United States Capitol Building in Washington, DC (© Shutterstock/Paul Brady Photography)
United States Capitol Building in Washington, DC (© Shutterstock/Paul Brady Photography)

$6.6 Billion Mountain Valley Pipeline Still Uncertain After Inflation Reduction Act

A $6.6 billion natural gas Mountain Valley Pipeline long advocated by Democratic U.S. Senator Joe Manchin in his home state of West Virginia is facing bipartisan resistance on Capital Hill and will not be afforded preferential treatment.

Entrance to the Uniper headquarter in Dusseldorf, Germany (© Shutterstock/nitpicker)
Entrance to the Uniper headquarter in Dusseldorf, Germany (© Shutterstock/nitpicker)

Germany To Nationalize The Country's Largest Gas Importer

Germany has begun to nationalize gas importer Uniper in the wake of an energy crisis that has left the government of Europe's top economy with few other options to keep its industry going.

Germany is set to buy Fortum's (FORTUM.HE) 78% stake in Uniper and inject a further 8 billion euros ($8 billion US) into the energy group that is expected to give Berlin a stake of more than 90%.

Close-up on the pipes of a oil refinery (© Shutterstock/Oaklizm)
Close-up on the pipes of a oil refinery (© Shutterstock/Oaklizm)

Three German Refineries Affiliated With Russian Rosneft Under Trusteeship

To strengthen security of supply and to ensure the continued operations of oil refineries in Schwedt an der Oder, Rosneft MiRo and Bayernoil, Neustadt an der Donau, the German government has placed these three refineries under trusteeship as it seeks to manage and attenuate the impact of the ongoing energy crisis.

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

EU Ponders A Future Sans Russian Pipeline Gas

German Chancellor Olaf Scholz raised hopes last week when he championed the construction of a gas pipeline connecting the Spanish and French gas grids.  Scholz said such a pipeline would help wean Europe away from its reliance on Russian energy.