Politics & Regulation

Map of West Africa made of wood (© Shutterstock/Olena Ilchenko)
Map of West Africa made of wood (© Shutterstock/Olena Ilchenko)

Four More Countries Sign Up for a 7,000-km Nigeria-Morocco Gas Pipeline Project

Liberia, Côte d'Ivoire, Guinea, and Benin, have signed inked a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Nigeria and Morocco to participate in the flagship gas pipeline project stretching from Nigeria to Morocco, North African Post reported on Sunday, June 18, 2023.

NATO crest on a naval vessel (© Shutterstock/Maksim Shmeljov)
NATO crest on a naval vessel (© Shutterstock/Maksim Shmeljov)

NATO To Set Up New Unit To Monitor Pipelines / Other Critical Infrastructure

NATO will seek to establish a new unit for the improved protection of pipelines and other critical infrastructure in the oceans, especially, naturally, the Atlantic. The unit will serve as a strengthened maritime presence for deterrence and for the defense of NATO countries.

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

Mountain Valley Pipeline Inches Closer to Resuming Construction With a New Permit

Mountain Valley pipeline has taken a significant step towards restarting construction as West Virginia environmental regulators granted a new water permit, according to court documents filed by the partnership overseeing the project, Reuters reported.

Iraq on the map under the magnifying glas (© Shutterstock/Kachor Valentyna)
Iraq on the map under the magnifying glas (© Shutterstock/Kachor Valentyna)

Baghdad Venue For Iraq / Turkish Officials' Meeting On Bringing Oil Pipeline Back On Stream

Putting back into operation the 970-km, 450,000 bpd  Iraq - Turkey Oil Pipeline, shut down by Turkey last March after disputing an arbitration ruling by the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) in favor of Iraq, will headline negotiations between Iraq and Turkey in Baghdad on 19 June.

Flag of the EU (© Shutterstock/ZoranKrstic)
Flag of the EU (© Shutterstock/ZoranKrstic)

EU Considers Banning Remaining Imports of Russian Pipeline Gas, Says Energy Advisor

The European Union is contemplating a potential ban on imports of Russia's pipeline gas by the end of this year, Walter Boltz, the energy advisor to the Austrian government, stated in an interview with Independent Commodity Intelligence Services (ICIS).

National flag of Uganda (© Shutterstock/Akshay Dhameliya)
National flag of Uganda (© Shutterstock/Akshay Dhameliya)

Petroleum Authority of Uganda Sets Conditions for Kingfisher Feeder Pipeline Contractors

The Petroleum Authority of Uganda (PAU) has established a set of conditions that must be met by contractors of the Kingfisher feeder pipeline before being granted an operational license to commence construction, News Vision reported.

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

Pakistan and Turkmenistan Sign Joint Implementation Plan for TAPI Gas Pipeline Project

Pakistan and Turkmenistan have taken a significant step towards expediting the Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India (TAPI) gas pipeline project.

According to a Business Standard report, the two countries signed a Joint Implementation Plan (JIP) on Thursday, June 9, aiming to accelerate the completion of the feasibility study.

German Chancellor Olaf Scholz (© Shutterstock/Alexandros Michailidis)
German Chancellor Olaf Scholz (© Shutterstock/Alexandros Michailidis)

Germany, Italy to Proceed with Hydrogen Pipeline Construction, Says Chancellor Olaf Scholz

German Chancellor Olaf Scholz on Thursday expressed satisfaction as Italy and Germany reached an agreement to forge ahead with the construction of a pipeline that would facilitate the transportation of gas and hydrogen between the two nations.

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Flag of Canada (© Shutterstock/Tatohra)

Canada's Trans Mountain Corp Seeks Toll Increase for Pipeline Expansion

Trans Mountain Corp (TMC), a government-owned Canadian entity, has submitted an application to regulators for tolls on its long-awaited pipeline expansion project to Canada's west coast, Reuters reported on Tuesday, June 6, 2023.

According to the report, the company stated that shipping fees would rise if project costs continued to escalate.

Joe Biden on January 07, 2020 (© Shutterstock/Ron Adar)
Joe Biden on January 07, 2020 (© Shutterstock/Ron Adar)

Construction of Mountain Valley Pipeline to Proceed Following the Approval of All Permits

The Construction of the Mountain Valley Pipeline (MVP) to continue after U.S. President Joe Biden signed legislation last week ratifying and approving all the necessary permits required for the project's completion.

East of Hazar, Turkmenistan, a port city on the Caspian Sea, 12 plumes of methane stream westward. The plumes were detected by NASA’s Earth Surface Mineral Dust Source Investigation mission (© NASA/JPL-Caltech)
East of Hazar, Turkmenistan, a port city on the Caspian Sea, 12 plumes of methane stream westward. The plumes were detected by NASA’s Earth Surface Mineral Dust Source Investigation mission (© NASA/JPL-Caltech)

Two Fields In Turkmenistan Leak More Greenhouse Gases Than The UK: Leaks Could Be Easily Fixed

A new constellation of highly sophisticated satellites gives developed countries the ability to detect, with pinpoint precision, where the super emitters of methane gas are around the globe, from pipelines in Russia, to giants gas fields in Turkmenistan to North America's oil fields.

Flags of the G7 states and the European Union (© Shutterstock/Svet foto)
Flags of the G7 states and the European Union (© Shutterstock/Svet foto)

G7 and EU to Impose Ban on Shut Russian Gas Pipelines in Response to Supply Cuts

World's leading industrial powers, the Group of Seven (G7) and the European Union (EU) mull banning Russian gas imports via the pipelines Moscow had cut supply, Reuters reported on Sunday, citing a news report published by Financial Times on Sunday, May 14.

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

PHMSA Announces New Rules For Methane Gas Mitigation From Pipelines

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) announced over the weekend that new rules have been proposed that will have far-reaching implications for the operation and safety dividend of the US pipeline network.

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)

Faulty Tape Wrapping Caused the Arizona Gas Pipeline Blast, Federal Investigation Reveals

A federal investigation into a fatal natural-gas pipeline explosion in rural Coolidge two years ago has concluded that the incident was caused by gaps in protective tape wrapping that led to water leakage, corrosion, and cracks along a seam weld, AzCentral news blog reported.