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A tanker ship photographed from the air being unloaded in port (copyright by Shutterstock/Avigator Fortuner)
A tanker ship photographed from the air being unloaded in port (copyright by Shutterstock/Avigator Fortuner)

Cost Considerations Roil The Druzhba Transboundary Oil Pipeline

Over one year ago Russian oil contaminated with organic chlorides was shipped in the Druzhba transboundary pipeline to Belarus, Poland, Hungary, the Ukraine and Germany, et al.  In the interim no satisfactory answer to what actually happened has been provided.

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

EU Funds For Cross-Border Gas Pipeline Projects Dry Up

The construction of gas pipelines within the EU has been facilitated in the recent past by the institution's support for cross-border energy projects, meaning they can receive EU funding and fast-tracked permits, according to the TEN-E (Trans European Network) rules.

 Connecting Pipe Sections Above Water (copyright by Nord Stream 2)
Connecting Pipe Sections Above Water (copyright by Nord Stream 2)

Pipe Laying Work On Nord Stream 2 Commences Again In The Baltic

Undeterred by the threat of punitive sanctions if work on Nord Stream 2 resumes, the construction of the last hundred plus meters of the gas pipeline on the seabed of the Baltic picked up again after a one year hiatus.

Hydrogen molecules (copyright by Shutterstock/Anusorn Nakdee)
Hydrogen molecules (copyright by Shutterstock/Anusorn Nakdee)

Commercial Use of Hydrogen Looms Large With the Trans-Adriatic Pipeline

The Pipeline Technology Journal (PTJ) has made several references the past weeks to European pipeliners looking into the possibility of transporting hydrogen through the existing network of gas pipelines crisscrossing Europe.

View of the sea and the end of a pipeline from inside of a pipeline (copyright by Adobe Stock/Luka)
View of the sea and the end of a pipeline from inside of a pipeline (copyright by Adobe Stock/Luka)

The Canadian Keystone XL Siren Song

Keystone XL, first proposed over 12 years ago and given little chance for completion with the incoming and generally anti - fossil fuel Joe Biden administration, is pulling out all the stops in one last ditch effort to make its ultimate demise politically impossible. 

Company nameplate at the Hamburg office of DNV GL (copyright by Shutterstock/Hieronymus Ukkel)
Company nameplate at the Hamburg office of DNV GL (copyright by Shutterstock/Hieronymus Ukkel)

Den Norske Veritas - Germanischer Lloyd Opts Out of Nord Stream 2

Den Norske Veritas - Germanischer Lloyd (DNV GL), the acclaimed international accredited registrar and classification society headquartered in Norway and frequent and valuable participant in the annual Berlin Pipeline Technology Conference, has announced that it has had to stop working on Nord Stream 2 under the threat of US sanctions.

Russia-China pipeline (copyright by Adobe Stock/alexmlx)
Russia-China pipeline (copyright by Adobe Stock/alexmlx)

The China-Russia East Natural Gas Pipeline Brings Environmental Dividends

One of the worst polluted places in China (and hence the world) will likely become much less so when the middle portion of the 1,100-km China-Russia East natural gas pipeline is put into operation as it reaches its end point in the Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei region of northern China.

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

Enbridge Turns to the Federal Court To Keep Line 5 Petroleum Pipeline Running

Enbridge, the Canadian energy giant, is suing the state of Michigan in federal court in an attempt to stop state governor Gretchen Whitmer's quest to shut down the company's Line 5 petroleum pipeline over safety concerns.

The Pioneering Spirit during the laying of the pipeline in Swedish waters(Copyright: Axel Schmidt / Nord Stream 2)
The Pioneering Spirit during the laying of the pipeline in Swedish waters(Copyright: Axel Schmidt / Nord Stream 2)

Nord Stream 2: It Appears Reports of Its Death Have Been Greatly Exaggerated

Against all odds Nordstream 2, which for the past nearly 12 months looked as if it was literally dead in the water, is scheduled to resume construction on the last 120-km of the disputed pipeline on 5 December.

Bridge with pipelines (copyright by Shutterstock/tcly)
Bridge with pipelines (copyright by Shutterstock/tcly)

Europe's "Last Dictator" Throws Down the Pipeline Gauntlet

Amid sizable and protracted street demonstrations calling for the head of Alexandr Lukashenko, Bylorussia's leader, the last thing Lukaschenko needs is to provoke a spat over increased Druzhba pipeline tariffs with the giant Russian bear to his east.