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President of the USA, Joe Biden (copyright by Shutterstock/vasilis asvestas)
President of the USA, Joe Biden (copyright by Shutterstock/vasilis asvestas)

President Biden Raises The Pressure on Nord Stream 2 - Gazprom Seemingly Unfazed

As President Biden enters the Nord Stream 2 conundrum, asserting the pipeline is a "bad deal" for Europe, Gazprom has begun a public campaign extolling the virtues of a pipeline that will help Russia and Europe to meet its most ambitious climate goals.

Fortuna in the port of Mukran near Sassnitz, Germany (copyright by Shutterstock/ Karsten_1)
Fortuna in the port of Mukran near Sassnitz, Germany (copyright by Shutterstock/ Karsten_1)

Nord Stream 2 Readies Itself For The Final Push Before Completion

Nord Stream AG said yesterday that "the laybarge Fortuna has started works in the construction corridor in the Danish EEZ, ahead of the resumption of the Nord Stream 2 construction."

Kremlin in the morning sun (copyright by Shutterstock/Baturina Yuliya)
Kremlin in the morning sun (copyright by Shutterstock/Baturina Yuliya)

The Kremlin Maintains Nord Stream 2 Will Be Completed

While Russian gas producer Gazprom has acknowledged in a Eurobond prospectus that Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline project may be suspended or scrapped due to political pressure, the Kremlin followed on the same day to assert that the project would be completed.

Logos of The Sniffers & Kayrros (copyright by The Sniffers/Kayrros)
Logos of The Sniffers & Kayrros (copyright by The Sniffers/Kayrros)

The Sniffers and Kayrros Come Together To Compete In The Gas Leak Detection Market

The Sniffers, an international environmental and integrity service provider, has teamed up with Kayrros, a global carbon tracking company, to provide a methane monitoring solution for gas and energy companies around the world.

NDT Global - Halfwave (copyright by NDT Global)
NDT Global - Halfwave (copyright by NDT Global)

NDT Global Brings Halfwave Integration Services Within the Corporate Fold

NDT Global, the leading supplier of ultrasonic pipeline inspection, acoustic resonance technology (art) and advanced data analytics, a state-of-the-art inspection fleet providing the entire inline service inspection spectrum for oil and gas pipelines, has announced the integration of Halfwave Integration Services from Bergen, Norway into the NDT Global business.

Quest Integrated and Qanta Inline Devices merger (coypright by QI2 Elements)
Quest Integrated and Qanta Inline Devices merger (coypright by QI2 Elements)

Qi2 Elements Enters the Market with Aplomb

Quest Integrated, LLC and Qanta Inline Devices, LLC, two highly respected technology leaders in the far-reaching pipeline industry, have decided to merge their respective capabilities to form Qi2 Elements, thereby forming the foundation for developing a new technology driven industry leader in providing "superior storage tank and pipeline inspection and integrity m

The flag of the USA (copyright by Shutterstock/Graeme Dawes)
The flag of the USA (copyright by Shutterstock/Graeme Dawes)

State Department Readying to Levy Sanctions on Nord Stream 2 Companies

Up to now, the Trump administration has merely threatened to impose sanctions on any company assisting with the construction of Nord Stream 2 on the floor of the Baltic.  During the past several weeks, as construction on the last few kilometers has begun despite the threats, the U.S.