Politics & Regulation

The building of the German Bundesrat in Berlin, Germany (© Shutterstock/aldorado)
The building of the German Bundesrat in Berlin, Germany (© Shutterstock/aldorado)

Germany Approves Framework for National Hydrogen Pipeline Network

Germany's upper house of parliament, the Bundesrat, on Friday, April 26, approved an amendment to the Energy Industry Act, paving the way for the construction of a national hydrogen pipeline network.

 The logo of the Canada Energy Regulator infront of the website (© Shutterstock/T. Schneider)
The logo of the Canada Energy Regulator infront of the website (© Shutterstock/T. Schneider)

Canada’s CER Considers Six Final Leave-to-Open Applications for Trans Mountain Pipeline

The Canada Energy Regulator (CER) has six remaining leave-to-open applications to review for the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project, Reuters reported on Friday, April 26, citing a CER spokesperson on Friday.

Construction of the Mountain Valley Pipeline (copyright by Shutterstock/Malachi Jacobs)
Construction of the Mountain Valley Pipeline (copyright by Shutterstock/Malachi Jacobs)

Mountain Valley Pipeline Developers Push for May Start-Up

Developers of the Mountain Valley pipeline urged federal regulators Monday to greenlight the project by late May, a request immediately met with criticism from environmental groups.

The flag of Australia (© Shutterstock/esfera)
The flag of Australia (© Shutterstock/esfera)

ExxonMobil’s Pipeline Rupture Sparks Call for Tighter Offshore Regulations in Australia

The Maritime Union of Australia (MUA) has urged the government to strengthen offshore oil and gas regulations following a recent gas pipeline rupture at one of ExxonMobil's aging platforms in the Gippsland Basin. 

Illuminated logo of Shell (© Shutterstock/Dom J)
Illuminated logo of Shell (© Shutterstock/Dom J)

Shell Faces Charges in Pennsylvania for Alleged Pollution During Pipeline Construction

Shell Falcon Pipeline LP is facing 13 misdemeanor charges for allegedly violating Pennsylvania's Clean Streams Law during the construction of a pipeline in western Pennsylvania. 

Statue of Abraham Lincoln infront of the Illinois State Capitol building in Springfield, Illinois (© Shutterstock/Paul Brady Photography)
Statue of Abraham Lincoln infront of the Illinois State Capitol building in Springfield, Illinois (© Shutterstock/Paul Brady Photography)

Illinois Bill Proposes Stricter Regulations for Carbon Capture Pipeline Projects

Legislation introduced this week in Illinois would impose stricter regulations and increased scrutiny on proposed carbon dioxide pipeline and sequestration projects.

 Turkey & Iraq on a wooden map (© Shutterstock/AlexandrinaZ)
Turkey & Iraq on a wooden map (© Shutterstock/AlexandrinaZ)

Key Iraq-Turkey Oil Pipeline to Resume Operations Following Completion of Repairs

Iraq, a member of the OPEC oil cartel, has completed repairs on a key pipeline to Turkey and is poised to resume crude oil exports by the end of April, according to an Iraqi oil official.

Court gavel on court desk (© Adobe Stock/BillionPhotos.com)
Court gavel on court desk (© Adobe Stock/BillionPhotos.com)

Disputed Enbridge’s Line 5 Pipeline Trespassing on Tribal Land in Wisconsin, US DOJ Says

The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) has weighed in on a long-running court battle over an oil and gas pipeline in Wisconsin, arguing that a Canadian company has been trespassing on tribal land for over a decade. 

House of Parliament & clock tower housing Big Ben (© Shutterstock/Alexey Fedorenko)
House of Parliament & clock tower housing Big Ben (© Shutterstock/Alexey Fedorenko)

UK Gov. Approves Pipeline to Capture and Store Industrial CO2 Offshore

The UK government has approved plans for a 60-kilometer pipeline that will capture industrial carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions and store them offshore in depleted gas reservoirs.

 Rendering of a hydrogen pipeline (© Shutterstock/petrmalinak)
Rendering of a hydrogen pipeline (© Shutterstock/petrmalinak)

Germany Delays 9,700-km Hydrogen Pipeline Network to 2037 to Workout Financing Structure

Germany's ambitious plan for a €20 billion ($21.5 billion) hydrogen pipeline network has been pushed back five years to 2037, Hydrogeninsight reported on April 8, 2024.

North Sea under a cloudy sky (© Shutterstock/Aastels)
North Sea under a cloudy sky (© Shutterstock/Aastels)

North Sea European Nations Sign Agreement to Safeguard Underwater Pipelines and Cables

Six European countries bordering the North Sea signed an agreement Tuesday to bolster cooperation on protecting critical underwater infrastructure, including energy pipelines and communication cables due to concerns about potential sabotage by Russia.

 The flag of Australia (© Shutterstock/esfera)
The flag of Australia (© Shutterstock/esfera)

Victorian Gas Pipeline Rupture Under Investigation as Authorities Seek Cause

The Australian National Offshore Petroleum Safety and Environmental Management Authority (NOPSEMA) is investigating a ruptured gas pipeline off the Victorian coast, which caused a visible sheen on the water's surface.

 Yuan on the map of Africa (© Shutterstock/Oleg Elkov)
Yuan on the map of Africa (© Shutterstock/Oleg Elkov)

China Vows Support for Uganda's Crude Oil Pipeline Despite Fierce Opposition

China’s support for the fiercely contested East African Crude Oil Pipeline (EACOP) could see the 1,443-km pipeline reach implementation even after Western financiers and insurers backed off amid claims of human rights violations and environmental concerns.