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Flags of the EU and Russia (© Shutterstock/ruskpp)
Flags of the EU and Russia (© Shutterstock/ruskpp)

Czech Foreign Minister Says Russia's Actions Have Improved European Diversity of Supply

Jan Lipavsky, the Czech Foreign Minister, said yesterday that  Russian President Vladimir Putin gave Europe a great Christmas gift this past year as the ongoing gas crisis showed that alternatives exist.

Sign outside of the Department of State in Washington, DC (© Shutterstock/Mark Van Scyoc)
Sign outside of the Department of State in Washington, DC (© Shutterstock/Mark Van Scyoc)

EastMed Natural Gas Pipeline Deserving Of US Support

At the beginning of this month the United States withdrew its support for the EastMed gas pipeline, a major developmental pipeline project that would have connected significant gas deposits in the territorial waters of Cyprus, Egypt and Israel to markets in Europe. Ultimately the EastMed would have integrated these countries electricity grids with those of Europe.

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen (© Shutterstock/Alexandros Michailidis)
European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen (© Shutterstock/Alexandros Michailidis)

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen Throws Down Gauntlet on Nord Stream 2

Speaking with unusual bluntness, European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said at EU headquarters in Brussels that the launch of Nord Stream 2 depends on whether Russia invades  Ukraine.

Pressure gauge on a gas pipeline (© Shutterstock/Iren Moroz)
Pressure gauge on a gas pipeline (© Shutterstock/Iren Moroz)

For A Brief Moment It Appeared As If Russian Gas Via Yamal Would Begin Flowing Westward

Natural gas flows from Russia to Germany via the Yamal pipeline came to a halt on Wednesday, data from the German network operator Gascade showed, dashing expectations it was about to pump gas west for the first time since December.  

Gas through the Yamal pipeline, which typically flows west into Germany, has been in reverse mode, flowing east to Poland, since Dec. 21.

Flag of Texas (© Shutterstock/patrice6000)
Flag of Texas (© Shutterstock/patrice6000)

Texan Whistler Pipeline In The Permian Basin To Expand

The Whistler Pipeline, an approximately 724-km, 42-inch intrastate vessel that transports natural gas from the Waha Header in the Permian Basin to Aqua Dulce providing direct access to markets in southern Texas and to some abroad, is undergoing an expansion with a new 36-inch lateral extending some 35 miles and connecting to multiple processing sites in Martin County.  The lateral enters into s

Flag of Ecuador (© Shutterstock/patrice6000)
Flag of Ecuador (© Shutterstock/patrice6000)

Continuing Erosion in Piedra Fina Ecuador Lead to 485-km Crude Pipeline Breakdown

It is believed that serious and ongoing erosion in the Piedra Fina sector of Ecuador, situated south of San Francisco de Asís, led rocks to fall on the heavy OCP Ecuador crude oil pipeline. The pipeline's technical staff were trying to contain the damage.  

Gas pipelines going to Europe (© Shutterstock/Gregory Stein)
Gas pipelines going to Europe (© Shutterstock/Gregory Stein)

Yamal Natural Gas Pipeline Running Eastwardly - away from Germany - 38 Consecutive Days

The transboundary Yamal - Europe bi-directional natural gas pipeline, some 4,107 km long and traversing four countries including Russia, Belarus, Poland and Germany and running in reverse mode since 21 December, is putting upward pressure on European gas prices.

Hydrogen molecules model (© Shutterstock/peterschreiber.media)
Hydrogen molecules model (© Shutterstock/peterschreiber.media)

How Suitable Is Hungary's 5,874 km Gas Pipeline System for Hydrogen Transportation?

FGSZ Ltd, the owner and operator of the Hungarian high-pressure transmission natural gas pipeline system servicing gas distribution companies, power plants and large industrial consumers has commissioned Det Norske Veritas (DNV) to assess the suitability for partial to full hydrogen transport of one of FGSZ’s pipelines.

The flag of Russia and Ukraine painted on a concrete wall with soldiers' shadows (© Shutterstock/Tomas Ragina)
The flag of Russia and Ukraine painted on a concrete wall with soldiers' shadows (© Shutterstock/Tomas Ragina)

[Opinion] Nord Stream 2 At The Epicenter Of Russia's Conflict With The West

Every few years one sees the name and thought of Carl von Clausewitz, the famous Prussian strategist, dug out of the historical archives when geopolitical tensions and the threat of war are cresting.

Waving flag of Iraq (© Shutterstock/Tatoh)
Waving flag of Iraq (© Shutterstock/Tatoh)

Falling Power Pylon Halts The Operation of Iraq's Kirkuk - Ceyhan Export Oil Pipeline

Iraq's main export oil pipeline, transporting 450,000 bpd from Kirkuk in semi-autonomous Kurdistan Iraq to Ceyhan in Turkey, was shut down before an explosion and ensuing fire jeopardized the safe operation of the pipeline.