Politics & Regulation

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Flag of Tajikistan on the map (© Shutterstock/hyotographics)

Central Asia-China Gas Pipeline Construction Stalled in Tajikistan Over Pricing Disputes

Construction of a key segment of the Central Asia-China gas pipeline in Tajikistan has been delayed due to pricing disagreements among participating countries, Energy Minister Daler Juma announced at a press conference.

Gas leak at Nord Stream 2 as seen from the Danish F-16 interceptor near Bornholm, Denmark September 27, 2022. (© Danish Defence Command)
Gas leak at Nord Stream 2 as seen from the Danish F-16 interceptor near Bornholm, Denmark September 27, 2022. (© Danish Defence Command)

Sweden Closes Investigation on Nord Stream Pipeline Blast, Russia’s Eyes on Germany

Swedish officials on Wednesday, February 7, announced the closure of their investigation into the September 2022 explosions on the Nord Stream gas pipelines, citing a lack of jurisdiction, AP News reported yesterday.

According to the report, the Swedish decision does not point to the source of the attack, which occurred amid heightened tensions following Russia's invasion of Ukraine.

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Flag of Nigeria (© Shutterstock/adaptice photography)

Nigeria Eyes Morocco Pipeline to Supply Gas to Europe as Trans-Sahara Plans Crumble

Gas-rich Nigeria is exploring a new route to deliver its vast natural gas reserves to Europe, turning its attention to a 5,600-kilometer pipeline to Morocco after diplomatic tensions scuttled a long-mooted project through Niger.

Iran & Pakistan on the map (© Shutterstock/Claudio Divizia)
Iran & Pakistan on the map (© Shutterstock/Claudio Divizia)

Pakistan Ready to Begin Laying Gas Pipeline to Avoid Iran's $18 Billion Arbitration Claim

Pakistan has announced plans to build a gas pipeline within its territory to import gas from Iran, following a notice of potential arbitration and a $18 billion compensation claim from the Iranian government.

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Hydrogen molecule (© Shutterstock/Corona Borealis Studio)

France & Germany to Reach Final Investment Decision On 100km Hydrogen Pipeline ‘Very Soon’

A key decision on a 100-kilometer hydrogen pipeline connecting France and Germany is expected "very soon," according to the CEO of France's main gas transmission system operator.

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The flag of Australia (© Shutterstock/esfera)

Australia’s EDO Funding Under Review for Blocking Construction of Santos Pipeline

The Environmental Defenders Office (EDO) faces funding cuts after a Federal Court judge found the organization manipulated and distorted the views of Aboriginal people during a legal challenge to a gas pipeline project.

The Northern Territory government, which provides $100,000 annually to the EDO, announced a review of its funding following the court's decision.

Russia-China pipeline (© Adobe Stock/alexmlx)
Russia-China pipeline (© Adobe Stock/alexmlx)

Power of Siberia-2 Pipeline to China Faces Delay, Says Mongolian PM

Construction of the Power of Siberia-2 gas pipeline, a major project aimed at bringing Russian gas to China, may be delayed, Mongolian Prime Minister L. Oyun-Erdene said on Sunday as reported by Reuters, citing a report by the Financial Times.

Eastern Europe under the magnifying glass (© Shutterstock/BelkaG)
Eastern Europe under the magnifying glass (© Shutterstock/BelkaG)

Europe Bolsters Energy Security as Ukraine, Moldova, Slovakia Join Gas Corridor Initiative

Ukraine, Moldova, and Slovakia joined an ambitious initiative for a natural gas corridor connecting Greece with countries further north.

According to reports from Reuters, the move comes amidst Europe's heightened focus on securing alternative sources following Russia's invasion of Ukraine to diversify energy supplies and enhance regional security.

 Flag of Nigeria covered in oil (© Shutterstock/Mehaniq)
Flag of Nigeria covered in oil (© Shutterstock/Mehaniq)

Shell Pipeline Leak in Niger Delta Prompts Nigeria's Oil Spills Agency Investigations

A crude oil pipeline leak last Friday in Niger Delta has raised concerns, prompting a swift investigation by the country's oil spill agency following renewed concerns about environmental damage in the oil-rich area.

Logo of the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration - PHMSA (© PHMSA)
Logo of the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration - PHMSA (© PHMSA)

US Pipeline Boom Outpaces Safety Agency's Resources, Sparking Safety Concerns

As thousands of miles of new pipelines cross the nation, carrying fuels and capturing carbon dioxide, concerns are mounting about the ability of a cash-strapped federal agency to ensure their safety.

Federal Court and Family Court of Australia in Melbourne (© Shutterstock/Nils Versemann)
Federal Court and Family Court of Australia in Melbourne (© Shutterstock/Nils Versemann)

Santos Ltd.'s $5.8bn Barossa Pipeline Project to Proceed After Indigenous Group’s Challenge Fails

Santos Ltd.'s $5.8 billion Barossa offshore gas project received a crucial boost on Monday as the Australian Federal Court dismissed a legal challenge by a group of Tiwi Islanders seeking to halt construction of a key pipeline.

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Judge's gavel on the table (© Shutterstock/FabrikaSimf)

Wet'suwet'en Leader & Coastal GasLink Pipeline Opposers Found Guilty of Defying Court Order

A prominent Wet'suwet'en leader and two pipeline opponents were found guilty Friday of criminal contempt of court for defying a court order barring them from obstructing the Coastal GasLink pipeline construction.

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Mexican police car with flashing lights (© Shutterstock/Matt Gush)

Nine Bodies Found Near Pipeline in Central Mexico, Fuel Theft Suspects Under Investigation

Authorities in central Mexico discovered the bodies of nine men in vehicles near a fuel pipeline on Tuesday last week, prompting renewed concerns about widespread fuel theft and gang violence. Officials suspect possible involvement in illegal siphoning activities as the circumstances around the deaths remain under investigation.