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Phillips 66 logo on a smartphone screen (copyright by Shutterstock/rafapress)
Phillips 66 logo on a smartphone screen (copyright by Shutterstock/rafapress)

The Plug Is Pulled On The Liberty Pipeline Project

It is a year since the Houston based Phillips 66 consortium suspended the Liberty Pipeline project. It was not alone, for much of America’s oil and gas sector, ruthlessly cut new capital spending in response to Covid’s global suppression of demand for oil.

Flag of Nigeria (copyright by Shutterstock/adaptice photography)
Flag of Nigeria (copyright by Shutterstock/adaptice photography)

A New 18km Long Natural Gas Pipeline Completed In Nigeria

The 18 km long Rite Foods Limited pipeline linking the factory in Ososa, Ogun State with the regional gas pipeline hub at Ibefun is complete. Able to carry 150,000,000 ft³ of gas a day, it will deliver reliable energy to the factory, which produces a range of products including Bigi Drinks, Rite and Bigi Sausages and Fearless Energy Drinks.

President of the USA, Joe Biden (copyright by Shutterstock/vasilis asvestas)
President of the USA, Joe Biden (copyright by Shutterstock/vasilis asvestas)

Biden's Infrastructure Plan Causes Mixed Reactions From Natural Gas & Oil Industry

It’s not surprising that America’s oil and gas sector is not totally enthusiastic about President Biden’s $2.25 trillion American Jobs Plan which incorporates raising corporate taxes and, should it gain Congressional approval, designation of monies to facilitate the country’s transition from fossil fuels towards clean energy.

Enbridge & TC Energy logos (copyright by Enbridge & TC Energy)
Enbridge & TC Energy logos (copyright by Enbridge & TC Energy)

Cutting Operating Emissions From Pipelines Becomes Focus Of Enbridge And TC Energy CEOs

At April’s virtual energy symposium hosted by Scotiabank CAPP, Francois Poirier of TC Energy Corp. and Al Monaco of Enbridge Inc, heads of Canada’s leading pipeline companies announced a change in business models to contribute to the global energy transition towards cleaner fuels.

Broken water pipeline (copyright by Shutterstock/RosnaniMusa)
Broken water pipeline (copyright by Shutterstock/RosnaniMusa)

A Damaged Pipeline Causes Water Shortage In South Africa

Customers in the north eastern part of South Africa, not far from the Zimbabwean and Mozambique borders, are experiencing disruptions to their water supplies, owing to damage of the mains water pipeline linking the Dan Reservoirs with the Nkowankowa Water Treatment Plant.

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) Headquarters in Washington, DC (copyright by Shutterstock/Mark Van Scyoc)
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) Headquarters in Washington, DC (copyright by Shutterstock/Mark Van Scyoc)

A Change Of Course After FERC Considers Pipeline’s GHGs Significance And Climate Impacts

America’s Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), which regulates the sale and transmission of interstate energy, has added a new greenhouse gas (GHG) assessment criterion, to its approval process for new gas pipeline projects.

National flag of Uganda (copyright by Shutterstock/Akshay Dhameliya)
National flag of Uganda (copyright by Shutterstock/Akshay Dhameliya)

130 Million USD For A Pipeline In Uganda

Tullow Oil’s 2006 discovery of oil in western Uganda’s Lake Albert region prompted discussion of building a heated crude oil export pipeline to the Indian Ocean. For a decade discussions centred on the choice of route between a Kenyan or a Tanzanian seaport.

The Indian flag (copyright by Shutterstock/Niyazz)
The Indian flag (copyright by Shutterstock/Niyazz)

Indian Oil to monetise pipeline assets

India’s Finance Minister, Nirmala Sitharaman in a recent budget speech announced plans to monetise (privatise) existing oil and gas pipeline infrastructure, which is operated by various state-owned assets including the Indian Oil Corporation (IOC), gas utility GAIL (India) Ltd and Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Ltd (HPCL).