Politics & Regulation

Iowa State Capitol Building in Des Moines, Iowa (© Shutterstock/Grindstone Media Group)
Iowa State Capitol Building in Des Moines, Iowa (© Shutterstock/Grindstone Media Group)

The Fate Of Iowa's Proposed 3218-km Carbon Capture Storage Pipeline On The Line

Three companies, Summit Carbon Solutions, Navigator CO2 Ventures and Archer Daniel Midlands, partnering with Wolf Carbon Solutions, have proposed building 3218-km of pipelines in Iowa to transport carbon dioxide from ethanol and fertilized facilities.  

Israeli Prime Minister B. Netanyahu during a summit in 2017 (© Shutterstock/Ververidis Vasilis)
Israeli Prime Minister B. Netanyahu during a summit in 2017 (© Shutterstock/Ververidis Vasilis)

Israeli PM Mulls Construction of Undersea Pipeline to Send Gas to Southern Europe

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has tasked an inter-ministerial team to evaluate potential alternatives to the country's existing gas export routes and the feasibility of constructing a new undersea pipeline through Turkey to export gas to Southern Europe.

Flags of Turkey & Iraq (© Shutterstock/ruskpp)
Flags of Turkey & Iraq (© Shutterstock/ruskpp)

Iraq and Turkey Discuss Restarting 970-km Kirkuk-Ceyhan Oil Pipeline

Iraq's oil minister Hayan Abdel-Ghani arrived in Ankara to discuss several issues including the resumption of oil exports through the Ceyhan oil terminal via the Kirkuk-Ceyhan oil pipeline, a source in the minister's office told Reuters on Monday.

GASCADE Headquarter in Kassel, Germany (© GASCADE)
GASCADE Headquarter in Kassel, Germany (© GASCADE)

Approval of the Ostsee Anbindungsleitung (OAL) pipeline's first section

The Bergamt Stralsund granted approval for the first section of the Ostsee Anbindungsleitung (OAL) pipeline. The approximately 50-kilometre-long pipeline will connect the planned LNG terminal in the port of Mukran with the German gas pipeline network in Lubmin. The completion of the construction work is scheduled for the end of 2023.

Stock Market Information and Graph (© Shutterstock/Vintage Tone)
Stock Market Information and Graph (© Shutterstock/Vintage Tone)

Natgas Trade Groups Huddle Up In Opposition To Methane Gas Pipeline Emissions Plan

The U.S. natural gas trade groups this past week are opposing the U.S. Department of Transportation's Pipeline and Hazardous Material Safety Administration (PHMSA) plan to reduce emissions from over 4,344,300-km of gas transmission systems and storage facilities, one conceived to support President Biden's methane emissions reduction action plan.

Flags of Iran & Pakistan (© Shutterstock/esfera)
Flags of Iran & Pakistan (© Shutterstock/esfera)

Pakistan and Iran Actively Engaged to Ensure Completion of Key Gas Pipeline Project

Pakistan's Minister of State for Petroleum, Musadik Malik, on Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2023, reaffirmed Islamabad’s efforts to maintain momentum on a significant gas pipeline project linking the nation with Iran.

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

Huge Legal Victory for Mountain Valley Pipeline

A U.S. Appeals Court late last week rejected a challenge to federal approvals for the Mountain Valley Pipeline, in a decision that likely will end legal fights over the construction of the $6.6 billion, 490-km natural gas pipeline project led by Equitrans Midstream.

Sri Lanka on the map (© Shutterstock/Eivaisla)
Sri Lanka on the map (© Shutterstock/Eivaisla)

India and Sri Lanka Focus on Economic Connectivity with Air, Sea, and Pipeline Projects

Two neighboring countries, India and Sri Lanka signed bilateral agreements to enhance economic ties through increased air and sea connectivity, the Wire news outlet reported.

According to the report, both nations have given the green light for further feasibility studies on pipelines and land bridges to bolster their economic linkages.

Closeup of the sign at the entrance to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Headquarters in Washington, DC (© Shutterstock/Tada Images)
Closeup of the sign at the entrance to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Headquarters in Washington, DC (© Shutterstock/Tada Images)

United States To Provide $1.5 billion In Funding To Monitor Methane Emissions From Pipelines

The U.S. government will provide up to $1.55 billion in funding to monitor and reduce methane emissions from the oil and gas sector, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said yesterday.

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

Court Orders Construction of Mountain Valley Pipeline To Cease

Construction on the 490-km Mountain Valley Pipeline has come to an abrupt halt after an appellate court issued a one sentence stay and did not offer an explanation. Work was halted in the Jefferson National Forest, Virginia.

Pipeline operator Equitrans Midstream said on Tuesday it is evaluating all legal options, including an emergency appeal at the U.S. Supreme Court.

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

Southeast Asian Nations Look To CCS As They Struggle With Climate Change

Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) was the central focus of a discussion at the Energy Asia 2023 conference in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Companies and countries are clamoring to build Asian carbon storage hubs throughout the region in an attempt to mitigate the harmful effects of carbon emissions.

Rendering of a pipeline with the Canadian flag (© Shutterstock/Ink Drop)
Rendering of a pipeline with the Canadian flag (© Shutterstock/Ink Drop)

Trans Mountain Pipeline Extension Likely to Redirect Oil to the U.S. West Coast, Analyst

The Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project, aimed at accessing Asian markets for Canadian oil, will likely redirect its barrels to the U.S. West Coast as Russian oil dominates Asian markets.

Analysts and traders attribute this shift to the rising demand for cheaper Russian oil in Asia due to Western sanctions following Moscow's invasion of Ukraine.

Flag of the Republic of Cyprus (© Shutterstock/MaciejForyszewski)
Flag of the Republic of Cyprus (© Shutterstock/MaciejForyszewski)

Cyprus Presents New Pipeline Plan For Transporting Med Gas To Europe

A new centrist government in Cyprus has fundamentally revised plans for bringing Mediterranean natural gas to Europe.

As relayed by Reuters, rather than the 2,000 km EastMed pipeline to continental Europe, the new government is proposing a much shorter one linking Cyprus to fields off the coast of Israel. Once in Cyprus, the gas could be converted to LNG and shipped to Europe.