Politics & Regulation

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Flag of Tanzania and the national flag of Uganda (© Shutterstock/esfera)

Uganda To Enact Lake Albert Pipeline Law Before 2022

Uganda anticipates a new law governing the construction and operation of a 1,445-km crude export pipeline running from Lake Albert development, paving the way for the first oil ever from the project by 2025.

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Flags of Belarus, Russia and the European Union (© Shutterstock/Max Sky)

Belarus Pipeline Linking Russian Oil Field To Europe Resumes Operations

Russia’s Transneft pipeline, a monopolistic energy supply company, reported on Thuesday (Nov. 18) that repair work on a section of the Druzhba oil pipeline was completed, and oil pumping was set to resume in the evening of the same day as reported by the RIA news agency.

Sigil of the Bundesnetzagentur (© Shutterstock/Tobias Arhelger)
Sigil of the Bundesnetzagentur (© Shutterstock/Tobias Arhelger)

The Bundnesnetzagentur Suspends Nord Stream 2 Certification in Germany

In a sobering official announcement with profound implications for the eventual operation of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline, the Bundnesnetzagentur (Federal Network Agency), the overseer of pipeline operations in Germany, has temporarily suspended the present certification process for the pipeline on the basis of formal legal reasons.

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Pressure gauge on a gas pipeline (© Shutterstock/Iren Moroz)

Russian Gas Deliveries to Germany Rise Contrary to Belarus's Wishes

Alexander Lukashenko, once dubbed by former U.S. Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice as the last dictator of Europe, suffered a humiliating loss of face today when Russian gas flows to Germany rose, contrary to his threat days earlier that such flows to Europe would be cut off as winter approaches.

Kazakhstan with flag embedded on the surface of the earth (© Shutterstock/Harvepino)
Kazakhstan with flag embedded on the surface of the earth (© Shutterstock/Harvepino)

Kazakhstan Unbundles Gas Pipeline Operator

Kazakhstan authorities on Thursday, November 11, announced they had completed disbanding of natural gas operator Kaztransgaz from KazMunayGaz, a state-owned gas and oil company, after months of regulatory delays and endless wrangles.

President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko (© Shutterstock/Drop of Light)
President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko (© Shutterstock/Drop of Light)

Belarus’s Lukashenko Threatens To Shutdown Critical Pipelines Transporting Gas From Russia

Belarusian President, Alexander Lukashenko on Thursday, Nov. 11 threatened to chock off the gas supply from Russia to Europe through critical pipelines should European Union (E.U) hit the country with a new raft of sanctions.

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Flag of Tanzania and the national flag of Uganda (© Shutterstock/esfera)

A Major Uganda-Tanzania Oil Pipeline Hits Obstacles Amid Low-Price Compensation

Uganda faces challenges clearing a pipeline route transporting oil to its neighbour Tanzania. After approximately four years of talks, key players of the project finally reached a deal in April, leading to route marking for the East African Crude Oil Pipeline using pegs.

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Flags of Algeria and Morocco (© Shutterstock/danielo)

Morocco’s Option To Cover Pipeline Gas Deficit Unknown After A Fallout With Algeria

After many years of deteriorating diplomatic ties between Algeria and Morocco, the relationship between the two northern Africa nations took an ugly turn after Algeria decided to sever ties with Rabat.

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Hacker working with laptop (© Shutterstock/Maksim Shmeljov)

US Authorities Issues $10m Bounty In The Hunt For Major US Pipeline Hackers

The US State Department, on Thursday, November 5, announced a $10 million bounty for information about DarkSide cybercrime group that targeted a major US oil conduit, Colonial Pipeline, leading to widespread fuel and gas shortages that affected some parts of southeastern US in May 2021.

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Flags of Iraq & Jordan (© Shutterstock/Aritra Deb)

Iraq & Jordan Hold Talks For A Low-Cost Basra-Aqaba Pipeline

Iraq and Jordan hold talks to build a low-cost oil pipeline linking Barsa to Aqaba, the oil ministry said on November 3. The talks come when the world second-largest is looking for a route to export its crude oil to energy-thirsty countries. The two countries have held similar talks for at least a decade.

PHMSA logo (© PHMSA)
PHMSA logo (© PHMSA)

More Than 644,000-km of Gas Gathering Pipelines Placed Under Federal Oversight

The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA), after several years of drawn-out deliberation and coinciding with the Glasgow Climate Talks, will be issuing a final ruling that expands federal pipeline oversight to all onshore gas gathering pipelines.  This determination will apply federal pipeline safety regulations to thousands of high pressure gas gathering pipelines whic

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Flags of Spain & Algeria (© Shutterstock/NINA IMAGES)

Spain Lobby Algeria to Guarantee Piped Natural Gas Supply Amid Europe's Energy Crisis

Spanish Minister on Wednesday, October 27, met with Algeria officials for the second in a month to guarantee a reliable supply of natural gas to the European country amid soaring fuel shortages.
 

Nord Stream 2 reaching Greifswald in Germany (© Shutterstock/Frame Stock Footage)
Nord Stream 2 reaching Greifswald in Germany (© Shutterstock/Frame Stock Footage)

Nord Stream 2 Reaches Significant Regulatory Milestone

Nord Stream 2, Europe's most controversial energy project, cleared a prominent hurdle this week when the German Federal Economy Ministry concluded that certifying the 1200-km undersea pipeline will not threaten the security of gas supply to the Federal Republic of Germany or the European Union.

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Flags of Israel & Egypt (© Shutterstock/ruskpp)

Israel Considering A New Pipeline Construction To Boost Gas Exports To Egypt

Israel considers constructing an interstate pipeline from Israel to Egypt in order to facilitate natural gas export to the neighbouring country amid the prevailing tight global supply chain that has seen a spike in the worldwide gas prices globally, the Israeli energy ministry said on October 21, 2021.

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Flags of Canada and the USA (copyright by Shutterstock/ruskpp)

Canada Invokes 1977 Pipeline Treaty With The US Over Long-Standing Line 5 Dispute

Canada, on Monday, October 4th, invoked the 1977 treaty with the US to push for bilateral negotiations over Enbridge Inc’s Line 5 pipeline network project halted many months ago. The move by the Canadian government is part of the efforts to end the long-standing dispute between the State of Michigan and the Canada’s oil export pipeline company, Enbridge.