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

The Evolving Definition of Green Energy in the EU

Natural gas has long been touted as one of the cleaner fuels used to power our economies.  More recently it has even acquired the coveted green label.  But the EU is ready to deny gas power plants and gas pipelines the green investment label as they will not be classed as a sustainable investment in Europe.

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

Transitioning Away From Fossil Fuels And The Future Role of Pipelines In The US

As Americans wind down the long and oftentimes tortuous presidential campaign by casting their ballots before the 3 November election deadline, the role of energy and particularly hydrocarbons has taken the spotlight in key battleground states such as Pennsylvania, Texas and Oklahoma.

Refinery (copyright by TOTAL)
Refinery (copyright by TOTAL)

New Study Sheds Light on the Virtues of E-Cars

In a new seminal study by Frontier Economics on the efficiency of battery-electric driven vehicles vis-a-vis current-based fuels it was determined that there is hardly any difference between the two: vehicles with combustion engines powered by climate-neutral fuels based on green electricity (e-fuels) have a similarly good overall energy balance as battery-powered

Pipe-laying vessel “Academic Chersky” (copyright by Shutterstock/VladSV)
Pipe-laying vessel “Academic Chersky” (copyright by Shutterstock/VladSV)

The Akademik Cherskiy, A Russian Pipe Laying Vessel, to Complete Nord Stream 2

Over the past year, as pipeline company after pipeline company yielded to the threat of proposed U.S.sanctions on European companies participating in the construction of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline, Russian President Vladimir Putin was calmly biding his time, saying that if the Europeans pull out his own pipe laying vessel, the Akademik Cherskiy, would enter the

Transneft office in the Evolution skyscraper, Moscow (copyright by Shutterstock/Evgeniy Vasilev)
Transneft office in the Evolution skyscraper, Moscow (copyright by Shutterstock/Evgeniy Vasilev)

Transneft Resumes Oil Shipments in the Druzhba to Belarus

Russian oil pipeline operator Transneft is sending 133,000 tons of oil through the Druzhba Pipeline System to Belarus following an earlier decision last week to stop providing crude to its western neighbor.

United Arab Emirates and Israel, two flags waving against blue sky (copyright by Shutterstock/Sasha_Strekoza)
United Arab Emirates and Israel, two flags waving against blue sky (copyright by Shutterstock/Sasha_Strekoza)

Israel - UAE Deal to Transport Emirati Oil to Europe Takes Another Step Forward

As reported last month in the PTJ, the Israeli Europe Asia Pipeline Company (EAPC) has been active exploring the possibility of transporting oil from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to Europe via a pipeline that connects the Red Sea city of Eilat and the Mediterranean port of Ashkelon.

Saudi Arabia on the map (copyright by Shutterstock/Marcio Jose Bastos Silva)
Saudi Arabia on the map (copyright by Shutterstock/Marcio Jose Bastos Silva)

The Islamic State Calls on Its Followers to Target Oil Pipelines in Saudi Arabia

The Islamic State has long targeted leading officials in the Saudi monarchy for their perceived apostacy. The terrorist organization has placed the Kingdom in its sights once again by calling on its supporters to target oil pipelines and other economic infrastructure for attack.