Politics & Regulation

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Flag of Germany in the wind (© Shutterstock/Golub Oleksii)

Germany Launches Probe into Suspected Sabotage of LNG Pipeline Under Construction

German federal prosecutors have opened an investigation into suspected sabotage after discovering small holes drilled into a liquefied natural gas (LNG) pipeline under construction in northern Germany.

Trans Mountain Pipeline under construction along the eastern slopes of the Rocky Mountains (© Shutterstock/Bruce Raynor)
Trans Mountain Pipeline under construction along the eastern slopes of the Rocky Mountains (© Shutterstock/Bruce Raynor)

Trans Mountain Seeks Reversal of Pipeline Variance to Avoid "Catastrophic" Delay

Canadian government-owned Trans Mountain Corp. pleads with the country's energy regulator to reverse a recent decision that could stall its oil pipeline expansion by two years and inflict billions in losses, Reuters reported last Thursday.

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Flag of Niger (© Shutterstock/Svet foto)

Niger to Begin Oil Exports Through New Pipeline Worth $2 Billion, Eyes Refining Expansion

Niger is working to export its first crude oil through a newly constructed pipeline linking its Agadem oilfield to the Benin port of Cotonou, marking a significant step in the country's oil development strategy.

Military leader Abdourahamane Tiani announced on state television on Sunday that commercialization of the pipeline is expected to begin in January 2024.

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Flags of Bulgaria & Serbia (© Shutterstock/esfera)

Serbia Opens New Gas Pipeline Interconnector to Reduce Reliance on Russian Energy

Serbia has completed the construction of an interconnector to a pipeline in Bulgaria, a key step in diversifying its gas supplies and reducing its dependence on Russia.

Seal of the NTSB infront of a screen with the website (© Shutterstock/T. Schneider)
Seal of the NTSB infront of a screen with the website (© Shutterstock/T. Schneider)

NTSB Calls for Changes to San Pedro Bay Oil Operations Following Huntington Beach Spill

Following a two-year investigation into the October 2021 oil spill off Huntington Beach, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) calls for changes to San Pedro Bay oil operations and nationwide communication protocols between offshore oil and shipping companies.

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)

Trans Mountain Expansion Project Delayed Again by Canadian Regulator's Tough Decision

Trans Mountain Expansion (TMX) project faces further delay following the Canada Energy Regulator (CER) decision to deny the company’s request for a variance on a section of the oil pipeline under construction in British Columbia, potentially delaying the 590,000 barrel-per-day (bpd) expansion.

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

EastMed Pipeline Remains on EU's New List of Common Interest Projects

The European Commission has kept EastMed Pipeline proposed to connect the gas reserves in the Eastern Mediterranean to Greece via Cyprus and Crete on its new list of Projects of Common Interest (PCI) despite a delayed investment.

Hamilton, a 127-meter U.S. Coast Guard cutter (WMLS-753) (© Shutterstock/Daniel Wright98)
Hamilton, a 127-meter U.S. Coast Guard cutter (WMLS-753) (© Shutterstock/Daniel Wright98)

U.S. Coast Guard Expands Search to Nearby Oil Pipelines for Source of Spill in the Gulf of Mexico

The U.S. Coast Guard expanded its search for the source of the leak that spewed 1.1 million gallons of oil in the Gulf of Mexico south off South Pass on November 16, 2023, as the source of the leak remains unknown.

The Coast Guard plans to include other pipelines near a Main Pass Oil Gathering line that was shut down on the day the spill was discovered.

Rendering of a pressure gauge on a hydrogen pipeline (© Shutterstock/r.classen)
Rendering of a pressure gauge on a hydrogen pipeline (© Shutterstock/r.classen)

3300-km SoutH2 Hydrogen Pipeline Takes a Big Step Forward

A planned 3300-km dedicated hydrogen pipeline between Italy, Austria and Germany dubbed SoutH2 Corridor by the pipeline cognoscenti has been awarded a fast-track permitting process and can get access to European funding from the so-called Connecting Europe Facility.

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Flags of China and Russia (© Shutterstock/Vitalii Vodolazskyi)

Gazprom, CNPC, and PipeChina Ink Major Pipeline Deal to Supply More Russian Gas to China

Russian energy giant Gazprom has signed an agreement with two Chinese companies to develop clean energy projects, marking a significant step in expanding bilateral cooperation in the sector.

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

Power of Siberia 2: Like the Bridge to Nowhere?

With the glaring loss of Russia's most attractive natural gas market in Europe following its invasion of Ukraine nearly two years ago, the construction of gas export pipelines to ensure a financial lifeline for the war-torn country has become imperative to Russia's raison d'être.

Logo of TC Energy on a screen infront of the website (© Shutterstock/Wirestock Creators)
Logo of TC Energy on a screen infront of the website (© Shutterstock/Wirestock Creators)

TC Energy's Virginia Reliability Project Approved by FERC

The U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission approved TC Energy's Virginia Reliability Project, a significant expansion that will enhance energy reliability and affordability in Virginia's Hampton Roads region.

The Santos Place building in Brisbane, Australia (© Shutterstock/Marlon Trottmann)
The Santos Place building in Brisbane, Australia (© Shutterstock/Marlon Trottmann)

Santos Cleared to Begin Gas Pipeline Work for a Section of its $3.6 bln Barossa Project

Santos Ltd has been granted permission to begin laying gas pipelines for a section of its $3.6 billion Barossa gas project. However, the company is still prohibited from developing around 70 kilometers north of the Tiwi Islands.

Eastern Mediterranean satelite image (© Shutterstock/Capitano Footage)
Eastern Mediterranean satelite image (© Shutterstock/Capitano Footage)

East Med Gas Pipeline Resumes Operations After Month-Long Halt

The East Mediterranean Gas (EMG) pipeline, which transports natural gas from Israel to Egypt, has resumed operations after a month-long halt caused by Israel's war with Hamas militants in Gaza, Reuters reported on Tuesday.