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Hacker trying to breach a security system (copyright by Shutterstock/Pira25)
Hacker trying to breach a security system (copyright by Shutterstock/Pira25)

The US Reveals Its Pipeline Operators Have Been The Target Of Chinese Cyber Attacks

A recent statement by the White House, the FBI and the US Department of Homeland Security has revealed that two dozen companies that own and operate oil and gas pipelines in North America have been subjected to cyber-attacks by various Chinese based organisations.

Flags of Russia & Pakistan (copyright by Shutterstock/NINA IMAGES)
Flags of Russia & Pakistan (copyright by Shutterstock/NINA IMAGES)

New Pakistan Gas Pipeline Proposed

As part of efforts to tackle Pakistan’s energy shortages. It has been agreed, by both the Pakistan and Russian governments to explore the viability of building a 1,100-km gas pipeline from Port Qasim in Karachi to Lahore at an estimated cost of USD 2.5-3 billion by the end of 2023. The project is called the Pakstream Gas Pipeline Project commonly known as North-South Gas project.

Department of Homeland Security Seal located outside the Federal Emergency Management Agency headquarters in Washington, DC (copyright by Shutterstock/Mark Van Scyoc)
Department of Homeland Security Seal located outside the Federal Emergency Management Agency headquarters in Washington, DC (copyright by Shutterstock/Mark Van Scyoc)

The US To At Last Take A Stand On Cyber Security

It has been announced that the Department of Homeland Security on Tuesday required owners and operators of critical pipelines that transport hazardous liquids and natural gas, will need to seriously upgrade their cyber security measures.

Ships passing through Panama canal (copyright by Shutterstock/Daniel Lange)
Ships passing through Panama canal (copyright by Shutterstock/Daniel Lange)

Trans-Panama Gateway Pipeline Project Proposed

A study has been announced by the Panamanian government and its partner Energy Transfer to study the prospects of building a liquid petroleum gas pipeline, running beside the existing Panama Canal that links the Atlantic Ocean with the Pacific Ocean.

Dominion Energy HQ (copyright by Shutterstock/Daniel J. Macy)
Dominion Energy HQ (copyright by Shutterstock/Daniel J. Macy)

Dominion Cancels $1.3 Billion Pipeline Deal With Berkshire

Richmond, Virginia based Dominion Energy has cancelled its proposed natural gas pipeline sale to Warren Buffett’s Omaha based investment conglomerate Berkshire Hathaway. This decision was made, due to uncertainty that the regulators including FERC would approve such a deal.

Algeria national flag on gear behind a gas rig (copyright by Shutterstock/GrAl)
Algeria national flag on gear behind a gas rig (copyright by Shutterstock/GrAl)

Algeria Improves Pipeline Export Capacity To Spain

It has been agreed that the export pipeline capacity of the subsea Medgaz natural gas pipeline that links Algeria with Spain will be expanded. It will involve the installation of a fourth turbo compressor able to increase gas exports by capacity by two bcm/year, representing an increase of 25%, reaching ten bcm/year from the fourth quarter onwards.

TC Energy logo at the head office in Calgary, Canada (copyright by Shutterstock/Brett Holmes)
TC Energy logo at the head office in Calgary, Canada (copyright by Shutterstock/Brett Holmes)

Keystone Pipeline Promoter Seeks Compensation From American Government

In a surprise move, Keystone pipeline promoter TC Energy Corporation, seeks compensation, due to the decision by the Biden government to cancelling of its approvals for this long-delayed project. TC Energy is asking for some $15 billion in damages, for a project yet to obtain the final go-ahead by its backers.