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Venezuela Oil Industry (copyright by Shutterstock/Anton_Medvedev)
Venezuela Oil Industry (copyright by Shutterstock/Anton_Medvedev)

Venezuela's Petroleum Industry Looking Into the Abyss

Hit by increasingly onerous US sanctions, weak global demand, inept management and an environment devastated by oil spills from massive refineries along the once pristine Venezuelan coastline, Petróleos de Venezuela, S.A (PDVSA) has been reduced to dismantling oil facilities, including pipelines, for scrap metal and selling their distinctive coveralls, emblazoned w

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The spanish flag (copyright by Shutterstock/gualtiero boffi)

Spain's Gas Storage and Pipeline Transportation Network To Play Key Roles

Following Germany's and France's lead toward a low-carbon economy, Spain approved this week a plan to boost clean hydrogen production, aiming to establish sufficient infrastructure to give it a major role in what is foreseen as the primary fuel in the European market.

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A man in a business suit offers money (copyright by Shutterstock/Oleksandrum)

Atlantic Sunrise Shale Gas Pipeline Gets Hit With Big Fines

Transco, the company behind the $3 billion Atlantic Sunrise shale gas pipeline from Susquehanna County in northeastern Pennsylvania as far south as Alabama, is paying more than $700,000 in penalties for violations in nine counties. 

Spilled oil around the oil pipeline (copyright by Shutterstock / Leonid Ikan)
Spilled oil around the oil pipeline (copyright by Shutterstock / Leonid Ikan)

ONGC Oil Pipeline Springs A Leak in Tamil Nadu in Southern India

The Indian state - run Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) transporting crude oil in an underground oil pipeline running through Tiruvarur District of the Tamil Nadu state in southern India, has sprung a leak damaging a large area with samba rice variety preferred by local Tamils

United States Army Corps of Engineers through a magnifying glass (copyright by Shutterstock/Gil C)
United States Army Corps of Engineers through a magnifying glass (copyright by Shutterstock/Gil C)

Not So Fast With The $5.7 Billion Mountain Valley Natural Gas Pipeline

Just a day after the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers re-issued permits for the prospective Mountain Valley Natural Gas Pipeline to begin construction, a petition filed with the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals by the Sierra Club and seven other environmental groups challenged the decision.

 The logo of Jemena (copyright  by Shutterstock/360b)
The logo of Jemena (copyright by Shutterstock/360b)

Big New Gas Pipeline Project Down Under

Leading Australian energy infrastructure company Jemena is proposing to extend its 797-km Eastern Gas Pipeline (EGP) by approximately 185-km from Horsley Park in Sydney to the Hunter Valley.  It is also planning to change the pipeline so the company can transport more gas to New South Wales and Victoria.