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Gas pipeline from Russia to the European Union (© Shutterstock/Designbek)
Gas pipeline from Russia to the European Union (© Shutterstock/Designbek)

Nord Stream 1: Russian Foreign Ministry Implies Gas Will Flow Once Turbine Is Returned

With Nord Stream 1 in the throes of its annual check up and Europeans wondering if gas transmission will resume after the final examination, Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said on Thursday that the future of the Nord Stream 1 gas pipeline to Germany would depend on gas demand in Europe and Western sanctions against Russia.

Equipment of an old gas station in Ukraine (© Shutterstock/A08)
Equipment of an old gas station in Ukraine (© Shutterstock/A08)

Gas Pipelines Target of Russia's War In Ukraine

The increasingly long and protracted Russian war of aggression in Ukraine entered a new phase this past week when Russian shelling in the Zaporizhzhia region of eastern Ukraine damaged a gas pipeline that fed 17 Gas Distribution Stations (GDS) and 100 thousand consumers in Melitopol, Energodard, Dniprorudne, and other towns.

Pipeline in the with refinery in the background (© Shutterstock/Kodda)
Pipeline in the with refinery in the background (© Shutterstock/Kodda)

"The Problem Is Not Gas. The Problem is Not Enough Pipelines."

"There is actually a surplus of natural gas" distributed around the world, says Tagesschau, a German national and international television news service produced by the editorial staff of ARD-aktuell on behalf of the German public-service television network ARD.  The problem is a simple one ~ we can't get to the gas, as gas, in contrast to oil, is difficult to transport.

Pipelines between Russia and Europe (© Shutterstock/vchal)
Pipelines between Russia and Europe (© Shutterstock/vchal)

Nord Stream 1 Shuts Down ~ Canada to Send Repaired Turbine

Today, 11 July, Gazprom will turn the spigot stopping all gas flows through Nord Stream 1 to Germany.  The reason, as explained last week in the PTJ, is Nord Stream 1's annual maintenance work that will last until 21 July.

Logo of ILF Consulting Engineers (© ILF Consulting Engineers)
Logo of ILF Consulting Engineers (© ILF Consulting Engineers)

ILF To Carry Out Project Management Consulting For Nigeria-Morocco Transboundary Pipeline

Ingenieurgemeinschaft Lässer-Feizlmayr, better known by its acronym ILF, an international engineering and consulting firm with 45 offices located across five continents, has been commissioned with its Munich office and joint venture partner DORIS Group to carry out the project management consulting (PMC) for the FEED phase II of the more than 6000-km Nigeria-Morocco Gas Pipeline (NMGP), the sec

Pipeline valve with the flags of Germany and Russia (© Shutterstock/DesignRage)
Pipeline valve with the flags of Germany and Russia (© Shutterstock/DesignRage)

Whither Nord Stream 1? Russian Gas Deliveries In The Fog Of War

From 11 - 21 July this year the Nord Stream 1 will undergo its annual inspection.  For this work, Gazprom, Nord Stream's operator, will stop transmitting gas through the line.  In past years these inspections went off without a hitch.  Not so in 2022.

H2 hydrogen molecule (© Shutterstock/Alexander Limbach)
H2 hydrogen molecule (© Shutterstock/Alexander Limbach)

Norway's Equinor and Germany's VNG Join Forces To Develop The German Hydrogen Market

Equinor, the diversified Norwegian concern that until several years ago was better known by its previous name, Statoil, and the German energy company Verbundnetzgas AG (VNG), have agreed to expand their cooperation in the gas sector to include new areas such as Low-CO2 Hydrogen, Low-CO2 Ammonia as well as the extraction, use and offshore storage of CO2 (CCU and CCS).

MAN transport truck provided by OGE for Ukraine (© GTSOU)
MAN transport truck provided by OGE for Ukraine (© GTSOU)

"A Friend In Need Is A Friend Indeed!" OGE Raises The Bar To Help Ukraine

German Transmission System Operator Open Grid Europe (OGE) is lending a very big hand to the beleaguered people of Ukraine by providing three vehicles to help meet the needs of the regional military administration in its ongoing defensive war with Putin's Russia.

Sign of Kinder Morgan at Company headquarters in Houston, US (© Shutterstock/JHVEPhoto)
Sign of Kinder Morgan at Company headquarters in Houston, US (© Shutterstock/JHVEPhoto)

Kinder Morgan To Expand Permian Basin Highway Pipeline

Against a backdrop of rising demand for natural gas across Europe (as well as a not irrational fear that all gas flows from Russia may be stop in the near future), Kinder Morgan, the American pipeline operator, has indicated that it intends to underwrite the expansion of the 689-km natural gas pipeline that brings natural gas from the Permian Basin in West Texas to export hubs around Houston.

Dutch flag in the sky (© Shutterstock/Tatohra)
Dutch flag in the sky (© Shutterstock/Tatohra)

Hydrogen Pipelines: the Netherlands "Puts Its Money Where Its Mouth Is."

With an ample investment of 750 million euros from the Dutch government, Gasunie, the Netherland's gas network operator, has been tasked with managing and operating a national hydrogen transportation network.

Parts of the network are due to be completed by 2026.