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Map of the Baltic states (© Shutterstock/Claudio Divizia)
Map of the Baltic states (© Shutterstock/Claudio Divizia)

Construction On The Gas Inter-Connector Poland-Lithuania Has Been Completed

The 508-km, 27.5 inch, bi-directional Gas Inter-connector Poland - Lithuania (GIPL) has been completed and partial shipments of gas will be made available on 1 May 2022.  The GIPL will integrate the gas systems of the Baltic Sea region into the internal EU gas markets in line with the EC's energy security strategy.  Its construction started at the beginning of 2020.

Osaka Gas logo on screen (© Shutterstock/Pavel Kapysh)
Osaka Gas logo on screen (© Shutterstock/Pavel Kapysh)

Osaka Gas and Pipeline Company Delves Into Green Hydogen

Osaka Gas, a Japanese gas company based in Osaka and operating roughly 56,500-km of gas pipelines in Japan as well as engaging in upstream, midstream and downstream energy projects throughout the world, has agreed to contribute project management, engineering and technical support for the $11 billion Desert Bloom Green Hydrogen.  This massive project will use a unique technology to suck water o

Turkmenistan gas production (© Shutterstock/GrAl)
Turkmenistan gas production (© Shutterstock/GrAl)

Vision of Bringing Turkmenistan's Gas Reserves to Europe With the Caspian Connector

Trans Caspian Resources, an American company dedicated to delivering natural gas from Turkmenistan's prodigious offshore fields in the Caspian Sea to external markets, has proposed a novel idea to begin such deliveries:  the Caspian Connector.

Wilhelmshaven on the map (© Shutterstock/a40757)
Wilhelmshaven on the map (© Shutterstock/a40757)

OGE To Build A New Pipeline Link Between Wilhelmshaven And NETRA

Open Grid Europe (OGE), Germany's largest pipeline operator, is planning to build a 30-km liquified natural gas link from the prospective new LNG terminal in Germany's deepest port in Wilhelmshaven.  The link will run from Wilhelmshaven to NETRA ((Norddeutsche Erdgas Transversale), a long-distance pipeline taking gas further south and east, reaching NETRA at a point near the Etzel underground s

Rift between Germany and Russia (© Shutterstock/Ink Drop)
Rift between Germany and Russia (© Shutterstock/Ink Drop)

Germany Making Great Strides In Weaning Itself From Russian Energy

Germany is taking concrete steps to end its dependency on Russian energy:  Imports of oil and coal from Russia will come to an end during the course of 2022.  Stopping the flow of natural gas to Germany will not happen as quickly, but Chancellor Olaf Scholz assures us it will be "very soon."

Pipelines between Russia and Europe (© Shutterstock/vchal)
Pipelines between Russia and Europe (© Shutterstock/vchal)

[Opinion] The Seeds Of European Reliance On Russian Gas And Pipelines

More than four decades ago the CIA warned in a memorandum to then President Ronald Reagan that "the 5,633-km gas pipeline from Siberia to Germany is a direct threat to the future of Western Europe, it said, creating 'serious repercussions' from a dangerous reliance on Russian fuel."

OGE headquarters in Essen, Germany (© Open Grid Europe)
OGE headquarters in Essen, Germany (© Open Grid Europe)

OGE To Build A Pipeline Transportation Network For CO2 In Germany

Germany's largest pipeline operator, Open Grid Europe (OGE), managing over 12 000-km of natural gas pipelines throughout Germany, is planning even more with the construction of a 1000-km pipeline network for Carbon Dioxide (CO2) for the eventual transport of up to 18 million tons per year of the greenhouse gas from German industrial centers to North Sea ports.

Sign on the office building of the NaftoGaz Group in Kyiv (© Shutterstock/Ksenia Lada)
Sign on the office building of the NaftoGaz Group in Kyiv (© Shutterstock/Ksenia Lada)

Russian Natural Gas Still Flowing Through The Ukraine to Europe

As war continues to rage in the Ukraine, Naftogaz, the state energy company responsible for operating the country's network of 38,550-km of gas pipelines, works around the clock to service 12 million households in the Ukraine as well as myriad customers in the European Union.

Total head office in Paris, France (© Shutterstock/HJBC)
Total head office in Paris, France (© Shutterstock/HJBC)

Total Seeking A Way Out From Taking Russian Oil Via The Druschba Pipeline

Russian President Vladimir Putin's War of Aggression in the Ukraine has driven the oil and gas industry to rethink its relationship with the hydrocarbon - rich Russian Federation. The Druschba Oil pipeline has been central to that relationship.