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Refinery (copyright by TOTAL)
Refinery (copyright by TOTAL)

New Study Sheds Light on the Virtues of E-Cars

In a new seminal study by Frontier Economics on the efficiency of battery-electric driven vehicles vis-a-vis current-based fuels it was determined that there is hardly any difference between the two: vehicles with combustion engines powered by climate-neutral fuels based on green electricity (e-fuels) have a similarly good overall energy balance as battery-powered

Pipe-laying vessel “Academic Chersky” (copyright by Shutterstock/VladSV)
Pipe-laying vessel “Academic Chersky” (copyright by Shutterstock/VladSV)

The Akademik Cherskiy, A Russian Pipe Laying Vessel, to Complete Nord Stream 2

Over the past year, as pipeline company after pipeline company yielded to the threat of proposed U.S.sanctions on European companies participating in the construction of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline, Russian President Vladimir Putin was calmly biding his time, saying that if the Europeans pull out his own pipe laying vessel, the Akademik Cherskiy, would enter the

Transneft office in the Evolution skyscraper, Moscow (copyright by Shutterstock/Evgeniy Vasilev)
Transneft office in the Evolution skyscraper, Moscow (copyright by Shutterstock/Evgeniy Vasilev)

Transneft Resumes Oil Shipments in the Druzhba to Belarus

Russian oil pipeline operator Transneft is sending 133,000 tons of oil through the Druzhba Pipeline System to Belarus following an earlier decision last week to stop providing crude to its western neighbor.

United Arab Emirates and Israel, two flags waving against blue sky (copyright by Shutterstock/Sasha_Strekoza)
United Arab Emirates and Israel, two flags waving against blue sky (copyright by Shutterstock/Sasha_Strekoza)

Israel - UAE Deal to Transport Emirati Oil to Europe Takes Another Step Forward

As reported last month in the PTJ, the Israeli Europe Asia Pipeline Company (EAPC) has been active exploring the possibility of transporting oil from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to Europe via a pipeline that connects the Red Sea city of Eilat and the Mediterranean port of Ashkelon.

Saudi Arabia on the map (copyright by Shutterstock/Marcio Jose Bastos Silva)
Saudi Arabia on the map (copyright by Shutterstock/Marcio Jose Bastos Silva)

The Islamic State Calls on Its Followers to Target Oil Pipelines in Saudi Arabia

The Islamic State has long targeted leading officials in the Saudi monarchy for their perceived apostacy. The terrorist organization has placed the Kingdom in its sights once again by calling on its supporters to target oil pipelines and other economic infrastructure for attack.

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

The spanish flag (copyright by Shutterstock/gualtiero boffi)
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.