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Laying the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline (copyright by Adobe Stock/fotograupner)
Laying the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline (copyright by Adobe Stock/fotograupner)

Nord Stream: The EU Stiffens its Spine In Standing Up To Washington

In the face of expanded US sanctions against companies and countries participating in the development of Nord Stream 2, the EU is preparing its own measures to protect the European Union as the United States tightens its sanctions law.

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

Nigeria Commences Biggest Pipeline Project in Its History

Nigeria has begun constructing a $2.8 billion gas pipeline project, the biggest in the country's history. The 614-km long pipeline will run from Ajaokuta to Kano under the auspices of Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC).

MOL Group headquarters (copyright by Shutterstock)
MOL Group headquarters (copyright by Shutterstock)

Hungary's MOL Joins Turkstream

While Nordstream stutters on its way to Europe, Turkstream is proceeding apace:  Hungary's MOL announced last week that it would join the Turkstream pipeline consortium. The regulator approved a 10-year development plan that includes the construction of a new Serbian-Hungarian gas inter-connector, with a capacity of 6 billion cubic meters annually.

 Oil pipe line valve in front of the Iranian flag on the oil barrels (copyright by Adobe Stock/Maksym Yemelyanov)
Oil pipe line valve in front of the Iranian flag on the oil barrels (copyright by Adobe Stock/Maksym Yemelyanov)

Iran building pipeline to avoid disputed oil waterway

The Goureh-Jask route will bring 1 million b/d of oil from the southern Bushehr province to the Iranian coast on the Sea of Oman for exports. The project, which would cost over $1.1 billion, envisages storage capacity of 10 million barrels of crude.

court ruling (copyright by Adobe Stock/BillionPhotos.com)
court ruling (copyright by Adobe Stock/BillionPhotos.com)

Circuit Court Orders Enbridge to Stop Operations of Line 5 Pipeline Segments

A portion of Enbridge's Line 5 oil and gas liquids pipeline, a 6.4-km segment dividing into two pipes lying on the bottom of the Straits of Mackinac, connecting Lake Huron and Lake Michigan between Michigan's Upper and Lower peninsulas, has been temporarily shut down pending a hearing on its safety scheduled for next Tuesday.

 pipeline bridge  (copyright by Adobe Stock/Cardaf)
pipeline bridge (copyright by Adobe Stock/Cardaf)

Harvest Midstream Company Announces the Completion of the New Ingleside Pipeline

Harvest Midstream Company, a privately held midstream services provider based in Houston and operating crude oil and natural gas gathering, storage, transportation, treatment, and terminalling assets across the Lower 48 and Alaska, has announced the completion of the Ingleside Pipeline.

 Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (copyright by Adobe Stock/Sergii Figurnyi)
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (copyright by Adobe Stock/Sergii Figurnyi)

A Record $20.7 Billion Offered for Adnoc's Midstream Pipeline Assets

"You can't have your cake and eat it too," goes the old English adage.  Yet with a record consortium offer of $20.7 billion for the lucrative midstream pipeline assets of the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (Adnoc), the Emiratis can be pardoned for believing you can.

A Red Pin on Guyana of the World Map (copyright by Shutterstock/hyotographics)
A Red Pin on Guyana of the World Map (copyright by Shutterstock/hyotographics)

Despite Minor Setback Exxon Mobil Still Intends to Build Subsea Pipeline

Exxon Mobil has succeeded in restoring crude oil production in its upstream project off of Guyana's coast after problems with its gas reinjection equipment, according to Vincent Adams, Head of Guyana's Environmental Protection Agency.

City Business District, Johannesburg (copyright by Shutterstock/Nataly Reinch)
City Business District, Johannesburg (copyright by Shutterstock/Nataly Reinch)

Transnet is Growing Tired of all of the Product Thievery at Its Pipelines

Transnet, a South African diversified rail, port and pipeline company known as the guardian of the country's pipeline assets, said today that since April of this year 26 fuel theft incidents removing over two million liters of petroleum products had been stolen from Transnet's 3000-km pipelines.

Gazprom logo on sky background (copyright by Adobe Stock/Alexey Novikov)
Gazprom logo on sky background (copyright by Adobe Stock/Alexey Novikov)

Gazprom Wants More Money For Its Gas Shipped to Poland

From repeated setbacks affecting the further development of Nordstream 2 to slackened Chinese demand affecting the completion of the Power of Siberia, to the $1.5 billion arbitration loss against the Polish PGNiG, Gazprom can be excused for possibly thinking the world has turned against it.