Politics & Regulation

Flag of cameroon and national flag of equatorial guinea (© Shutterstock/esfera)
Flag of cameroon and national flag of equatorial guinea (© Shutterstock/esfera)

The Planned Central African Pipeline System Project in Progress

Equatorial Guinea's Minister of Mines and Hydrocarbons, H.E. Gabriel Mbaga Obiang Lima, this month provided an exclusive update on the Central African Pipeline System (CAPS) project's timeline and implementation progress during a meeting organised by the African Energy Chambers.

Flag of Ukraine waving in the wind on a clear day (© Shutterstock/rarrarorro)
Flag of Ukraine waving in the wind on a clear day (© Shutterstock/rarrarorro)

Ukraine's Promising Future in Global Energy Markets

While predicting the end of a war is a dubious exercise, there are nonetheless rumblings in the United States and in Europe about a winding down of Putin's war of aggression in Ukraine and that closure may occur this year.

Pembina logo on the website (© Shutterstock/Pavel Kapysh)
Pembina logo on the website (© Shutterstock/Pavel Kapysh)

CNOOC Wins, Canada’s CER Directs Pembina Pipeline Corp to Negotiate Terms in Good Faith

Canada Energy Regulator (CER) ruled that Canada's Pembina Pipeline Corp unjustly discriminated against Chinese oil major CNOOC Ltd by denying the company access to storage facilities Edmonton, Alberta, Reuters reported.

Kenya flag waving against clean blue sky (© Shutterstock/railway fx)
Kenya flag waving against clean blue sky (© Shutterstock/railway fx)

Kenya to Build a Gas Pipeline Linking Tanzania’s Dar es Salaam to Mombasa

Kenya is exploring the feasibility of constructing a gas pipeline linking Tanzania’s major coastal city of Dar es Salaam to Kenya’s coastal city of Mombasa and later extending it to Nairobi, Kenya’s capital, Africanews reported in October 2022.

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Flags of Germany & Iraq (© Shutterstock/NINA IMAGES)

Germany Holds Talks with Iraq for Potential Gas Imports to Help Wean Off Russian Energy

Germany is engaging in bilateral talks with Iraq over potential gas imports to help Berlin diversify its energy sources, Chancellor Olaf Scholz said on Friday, January 13, 2023, the Middle East Eye reported.

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

EU Innovation Fund Selects Four Belgian Companies for a Joint Decarbonization Project

The European innovation fund (Innovation Fund Small Scale) selected a consortium of four leading Belgian industrial players: Fluxys Belgium, Prefer, Orbix, and Lhoist to help decarbonize Belgian industry and offer a sustainable solution for the countries construction sector.

First German LNG Terminal to Open in Wilhelmshaven. German Chancellor Olaf Scholz Visits the Completed Facilities (© OGE)
First German LNG Terminal to Open in Wilhelmshaven. German Chancellor Olaf Scholz Visits the Completed Facilities (© OGE)

Pleased To Meet You: Wilhelmshavener Anbindungsleitung WAL Open For Business

Last weld completed. All pipes are in the ground.  And the first German floating terminal for importing liquefied natural gas (LNG) has officially been commissioned for service in the coastal city of Wilhelmshaven along the North Sea shore.

Nordic-Baltic Hydrogen Corridor (© Gasgrid Finland)
Nordic-Baltic Hydrogen Corridor (© Gasgrid Finland)

Dream to Reality: Rumblings of a Hydrogen Corridor In Europe

Against a backdrop of dynamic and far-reaching changes presently taking place in a global energy market (which itself is in the throes of transition to a hydrogen infrastructure as well as the decarbonization of national economies), gas transmission systems operators (TSOs) in six Baltic states are collaborating to make the European Hydrogen Backbone (EHB) a reality.

Crude oil spill on sand (© Shutterstock/Pix One)
Crude oil spill on sand (© Shutterstock/Pix One)

Keystone Pipeline Remains Offline After Biggest Oil Spill In Operating History

With other pipelines between Canada and the United States at near capacity, there is no wiggle room to transport more oil to offset the approximately 600 000 barrels taken away by the rupture in the Keystone pipeline.

Hydrogen molecule (© Shutterstock/Corona Borealis Studio)
Hydrogen molecule (© Shutterstock/Corona Borealis Studio)

Germany Seeking "A Boom" in Hydrogen Energy

The German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action said in a strategy paper over the weekend that Germany plans to develop an 1800-km hydrogen energy pipeline by 2027.

The paper also envisages Germany fostering the use of blue hydrogen and importing it during a transition period towards green hydrogen.

Flag of NATO - the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (© Shutterstock/railway fx)
Flag of NATO - the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (© Shutterstock/railway fx)

NATO To Create New Security Environment for Subsea Pipelines

Given what several NATO country-members see as a growing threat to critical maritime infrastructure, Germany and Norway will formally ask NATO to coordinate efforts to protect undersea pipelines and other such infrastructure, some two months after explosions ripped holes in the Nord Stream natural gas pipelines, disabling them.

The Lubyanka, headquarter of the FSB in Moscow (© Shutterstock/Felix Lipov)
The Lubyanka, headquarter of the FSB in Moscow (© Shutterstock/Felix Lipov)

Yet Another Russian Gas Pipeline Under Attack?

In a statement that raised eyebrows among European pipeliners, Russia's Federal Security Service (FSB) said last Thursday that it had prevented Ukrainian special services from carrying out what it said was sabotage on the 'South Stream' gas pipeline.

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

FERC Releases Annual Enforcement Report for Fiscal Year 2022

The Staff of the Office of Enforcement ("OE") of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission ("FERC") on November 17, 2022, released its sixteenth  Annual Report on Enforcement. The report highlights the activities carried out by OE's Division of Audits and Accounting ("DAA"), Division of Investigations ("DOI"), as well as the Division of Analytics ("DAS").