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Chinese Pipeliners Resume Work in the Midst of the Corona Virus Pandemic (Copyright: alexmlx / Adobe Stock)
Chinese Pipeliners Resume Work in the Midst of the Corona Virus Pandemic (Copyright: alexmlx / Adobe Stock)

Chinese Pipeliners Resume Work in the Midst of the Corona Virus Pandemic

Construction on the gargantuan, transboundary East Route gas pipeline, with a 3000-km section in Russia and a 5,111-km part in China, has picked up again after the Corona virus last week ground work to a halt, as with much of China: In the middle section of the project more than 70 workers with 16 sets of mechanical equipment began building after their body tempera

The Growing Costs of the Coastal GasLink Pipeline in Canada (Copyright: Valmedia / Adobe Stock)
The Growing Costs of the Coastal GasLink Pipeline in Canada (Copyright: Valmedia / Adobe Stock)

The Growing Costs of the Coastal GasLink Pipeline in Canada

Indigenous Services Minister Marc Miller, who held talks with some indigenous communities on Saturday, told a talk show on Sunday the unrest and its impact on the economy amounted to a national crisis.  Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has cancelled a planned trip to Barbados to deal with the deteriorating situation.

Druzhba a Central Element in Relations Between Transit Countries (Copyright: участник Водник CC BY-SA 3.0) участник Водник
Druzhba a Central Element in Relations Between Transit Countries (Copyright: участник Водник CC BY-SA 3.0) участник Водник

Druzhba a Central Element in Relations Between Transit Countries

Druzhba, the world's longest oil pipeline of some 4000-km and the preeminent supplier of Russian and Kazakh crude to the Ukraine, Belarus, Poland, Hungary, Slovakia, the Czech Republic and Germany, has commanded headlines the past several weeks for its relations within the Druzhba community of nations.  

Contentious Wrangling Over the Legality of the Coastal GasLink Pipeline (Copyright TC Energy)
Contentious Wrangling Over the Legality of the Coastal GasLink Pipeline (Copyright TC Energy)

Contentious Wrangling Over the Legality of the Coastal GasLink Pipeline

Backed by helicopters, heavy machinery and dogs, Royal Canadian Mounted Police dismantled a gate erected by activists and detained seven people fighting against the 670-km, $6.2 billion Coastal GasLink pipeline, CGL, which would transport natural gas from northeastern British Columbia to an export terminal at Kitimat, also in British Columbia.

Cactus II Oil Pipeline Sees a Big Jump in Permian Basin Shipments (Reinhard Tiburzy / Shutterstock)
Cactus II Oil Pipeline Sees a Big Jump in Permian Basin Shipments (Reinhard Tiburzy / Shutterstock)

Cactus II Oil Pipeline Sees a Big Jump in Permian Basin Shipments

Plains All American's Permian Basin pipeline systems saw crude volumes jump in the 4th quarter of 2019 due to greater flows on its Cactus II pipeline, which began operations in August of last year.

Although weakend, ISIS / ISIL continues to be a major threat in the middle east (Orlok / Shutterstock)
Although weakend, ISIS / ISIL continues to be a major threat in the middle east (Orlok / Shutterstock)

Islamic Terrorists Attack Gas Pipeline in the Sinai

The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIS or ISIL) has claimed responsibility for attacking a gas pipeline in the Sinai this past Sunday.  The insurgents were attempting (unsuccessfully) to disrupt the transmission of gas between Egypt and Israel.

Trans Mountain Marks the Start of Pipeline Construction (Copyright by Trans Mountain)
Trans Mountain Marks the Start of Pipeline Construction (Copyright by Trans Mountain)

Canadian Federal Court of Appeal: Go for the Trans Mountain Tar Sands Pipeline

The Federal Court of Appeal rejected claims by the indigenous peoples of Canada known as First Nations that federal officials failed to adequately consult with them on the 1000-km of new Trans Mountain pipeline, removing the final major barrier hanging over the long-delayed project.   

Syrian Underwater Oil Pipelines in the Mediterranean Attacked Again (Alexey_Ulyanov / Shutterstock)
Syrian Underwater Oil Pipelines in the Mediterranean Attacked Again (Alexey_Ulyanov / Shutterstock)

Syrian Underwater Oil Pipelines in the Mediterranean Attacked Again

In the third sophisticated attack on Syria's Banias Oil Refinery within the past seven months, persons the government labeled "terrorists" planted underwater explosives this past week damaging offshore oil facilities including pipelines used to transport oil into one of Syria's two main refineries. 

Officers talking to Mariner East 2 foreman during protests (copyright by Shutterstock/Rachael Warriner)
Officers talking to Mariner East 2 foreman during protests (copyright by Shutterstock/Rachael Warriner)

Mariner East 2 Natural Gas Pipeline Causes a Ruckus in Pennsylvania

Energy Transfer Partners, the Texas-based company behind several pipeline construction projects in Pennsylvania, has been the subject of multiple criminal and regulatory investigations for some time.  Earlier this month it was fined a record $30.6 million for the 2018 Revolution pipeline explosion in western Pennsylvania that destroyed a home but thankfully killed no one.