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Moody's Investor Services sign outside 7 World Trade Center in Lower Manhattan (copyright by Shutterstock/Daniel J. Macy)

Moody's Chequered Review of the Pipeline Industry

Moody's, the leading global credit rating, research and risk analysis firm, said that the financial outlook for pipeline companies worldwide is improving due to a steadying in oil and natural gas markets.

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Chemical plant for the production of ammonia (copyright by Shutterstock/saoirse2013)

The Development of Green Ammonia and the Future of Energy Transport

"So why the roundabout way to ammonia," muses Angela Kruth, press secretary for Project Campfire at the Leibniz Institute for Plasma Research and Technology in Greifswald, Germany?

Map of the states and countries around the Great Lakes (copyright by Shutterstock/Weredragon)
Map of the states and countries around the Great Lakes (copyright by Shutterstock/Weredragon)

Great Lakes Pipeline Take Two

Against a political backdrop of heightened public awareness of the risks Canadian tar sands oil spills might carry for  human health and the environment, Michigan governor Gretchen Whitmer took legal action this past Friday to shut down a pipeline that transports oil beneath the channel that links two of the Great Lakes.

Boardwalk Pipelines logo (copyright by Boardwalk Pipelines)
Boardwalk Pipelines logo (copyright by Boardwalk Pipelines)

Boardwalk Pipelines Focuses on Values Distinguishing The Great from the Average

Pipeline companies, like all organizations coping with the exigencies of the Corona virus, are entertaining new ideas to carry themselves through the rough patch.  Boardwalk Pipelines is one such company from Houston, Texas.

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American flag waving with the Capitol Hill (copyright by Adobe Stock/rarrarorro)

Nord Stream 2 Sanctions Now Part of US Defense Policy Bill Before Congress

In yet another move by the US government to prevent the 120-km pipe-laying completion of Nord Stream 2 on the floor of the Baltic, sanctions have been included  in the annual U.S. defense policy bill.

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European Union flag infront of the European Commission (copyright by Shutterstock/symbiot)

The Evolving Definition of Green Energy in the EU

Natural gas has long been touted as one of the cleaner fuels used to power our economies.  More recently it has even acquired the coveted green label.  But the EU is ready to deny gas power plants and gas pipelines the green investment label as they will not be classed as a sustainable investment in Europe.

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The flag of the USA (copyright by Shutterstock/Graeme Dawes)

Transitioning Away From Fossil Fuels And The Future Role of Pipelines In The US

As Americans wind down the long and oftentimes tortuous presidential campaign by casting their ballots before the 3 November election deadline, the role of energy and particularly hydrocarbons has taken the spotlight in key battleground states such as Pennsylvania, Texas and Oklahoma.