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Sonatrach AVAL head office building in Oran Algeria (copyright by Shutterstock/Oguz Dikbakan)
Sonatrach AVAL head office building in Oran Algeria (copyright by Shutterstock/Oguz Dikbakan)

Sonatrach Becomes a Bigger Player in the Lucrative European Gas Market

SONATRACH, Algeria's national hydrocarbon company, has become the majority shareholder of the offshore Medgaz pipeline connecting Algeria from the compressor station located at Beni-Saf to the incoming terminal located in Almeria, Spain.

 Ambas Bay with oil platform, Limbe, Cameroon  (copyright by Adobe Stock/Reinhard Marscha)
Ambas Bay with oil platform, Limbe, Cameroon (copyright by Adobe Stock/Reinhard Marscha)

Cameroon Oil Pipeline - A Big Jump in Transit Revenues on the Chad

Transit revenues on the Chad - Cameroon pipeline totaled approximately 55 million euros in 2019, according to recently published figures published by the National Hydrocarbon Company (SNH).  This represents a nearly 25 percent increase over the previous year.

The Northern Lights Value Chain (copyright by Northern Lights)
The Northern Lights Value Chain (copyright by Northern Lights)

Filling an Urgent Environmental Need for Mother Earth

Northern Lights, a key cross border infrastructure project that links the energy systems of EU countries with Norway and the UK to help the European continent meet its climate-neutrality ambition by 2050, has gotten a huge boost with Equinor's, Shell's and Total's decision to invest in the project --  Norway's first exploitation license for CO2

African pipelines in the sunrise (copyright by Shutterstock/Kodda)
African pipelines in the sunrise (copyright by Shutterstock/Kodda)

Renewed Interest in Transporting African Natural Gas with Pipelines

Several sub-Saharan countries in Africa -- the planet's second largest continent, home to over 600 million people and proven gas reserves of nearly 500 trillion cubic feet -- are considering a number of big ticket pipeline construction projects.

Israel and Egypt flag (copyright by Shutterstock/ruskpp)
Israel and Egypt flag (copyright by Shutterstock/ruskpp)

Israel Begins Shipping Gas to Egypt via a Subsea Pipeline

Against the backdrop of the Corona pandemic what has been touted as " the most significant deal to emerge since the countries signed a historic peace treaty in 1979," Israel and Egypt began implementing an estimated $19.5 billion natural gas deal.

Poland and Norway flag together (copyright by Shutterstock/Aritra Deb)
Poland and Norway flag together (copyright by Shutterstock/Aritra Deb)

Construction on Baltic Gas Pipeline to Start

Polish President Andrzej Duda heralded the beginning of a 900-km major gas pipeline from Norwegian waters of the North Sea of Norway, through Denmark, to landfall at Niechorze-Pogorzelica in Poland.  Duda proclaimed the Baltic Pipeline would be a "milestone" in giving Poland independence from Russian gas.

Enbridge Energy Headquarter (Copyright by Shutterstock/ JHVEPhoto)
Enbridge Energy Headquarter (Copyright by Shutterstock/ JHVEPhoto)

Texas Eastern Transmission Gas Pipeline Ruptures for a Second Time

Enbridge's accident-prone 30 inch diameter Texas Eastern Transmission Gas Pipeline, running 14,218-km from Texas and the Gulf Coast to the densely populated northeast of the United States, exploded on a hillside in eastern Kentucky.  Enbridge said that it has shut-in a section of the pipeline and secured the area.