Politics & Regulation

Kuwait on the map (© Shutterstock/JPstock)
Kuwait on the map (© Shutterstock/JPstock)

Kuwait Oil Company Declared State of Emergency Over Land Oil Spill Caused by Pipeline Leak

The Kuwait Oil Company announced on Monday, March 20, that it had declared a state of emergency after an oil spill occurred on land due to a pipeline leak, as environmental activists criticized the incident as a "recurring problem" in the Gulf state, France 24 reported.

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

Russia and China Reach Agreement on Power of Siberia 2 Gas Pipeline

Moscow, Russia - Russian President Vladimir Putin announced on Tuesday that Russia and China had reached an agreement on the Power of Siberia 2 gas pipeline. The new pipeline will connect Siberia to northwest China and will be a 2600-km pipeline originating in the Bovanenkovo and Kharasavey gas fields in Yamal.

Flag of Mongolia infront of a statue of Genghis Khan (© Shutterstock/Pises Tungittipokai)
Flag of Mongolia infront of a statue of Genghis Khan (© Shutterstock/Pises Tungittipokai)

Mongolia to Decide on Russia-China Gas Pipeline Route after Cost Agreement Reached

Mongolia's Prime Minister Luvsannamsrain Oyun-Erdene stated on Wednesday, March 15, that the country would determine the route of the proposed Russia-China gas pipeline through its territory once its neighbours agree on costs, Reuters reported yesterday.

Azerbaijan on the map (© Shutterstock/Yusuf Ucuz)
Azerbaijan on the map (© Shutterstock/Yusuf Ucuz)

Azerbaijan to Expand Natural Gas Pipeline to Meet Growing European Gas Demand

Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev yesterday announced plans to increase the capacity of the country's natural gas pipeline to meet the growing demand in Europe.

According to Azernews, President Aliyev discussed the expansion during meetings with heads of leading German companies in Berlin.

Map of Canada with all 10 provinces and territories (© Shutterstock/Pyty)
Map of Canada with all 10 provinces and territories (© Shutterstock/Pyty)

Pembina Pipeline's Cedar LNG Project Secures British Columbia's Environmental Approval

Pembina Pipeline Corporation announced yesterday that its Cedar LNG project had received environmental approval from the British Columbia government, Reuters reported on March 14.

Cedar has also been granted its first permit from the province's energy regulator for an approximately 8.5-kilometer pipeline connecting the project to the Coastal GasLink pipeline.

Flags of India and Bangladesh (© Shutterstock/Ahmed Elborollosy)
Flags of India and Bangladesh (© Shutterstock/Ahmed Elborollosy)

India & Bangladesh to Open their First Cross-Border Oil Pipeline for Diesel Transportation

Bangladesh and India plan to launch the recently completed India-Bangladesh pipeline on March 18, providing Bangladesh with a cheaper alternative for transporting its diesel imported from India.

Enbridge Energy Headquarter (© Shutterstock/ JHVEPhoto)
Enbridge Energy Headquarter (© Shutterstock/ JHVEPhoto)

B.C. Environment Minister to Decide Fate of Enbridge's Westcoast Gas Pipeline Project

British Columbia's Environment Minister, George Heyman, is currently reviewing the fate of Enbridge's Westcoast Connector Gas Transmission Project, a controversial pipeline project that would carry fracked gas across a complex patchwork of sovereign territories to a new LNG terminal on the coast, Canada's National Observers

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

US Regulator Orders TC Energy to Reduce Pressure on Keystone Pipeline after Massive Spill

The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) has ordered Canadian pipeline operator TC Energy to reduce the operating pressure on more than 1,000 additional miles of its Keystone pipeline.

Gas leak at Nord Stream 2 as seen from the Danish F-16 interceptor on Bornholm, Denmark September 27, 2022. (© Danish Defence Command)
Gas leak at Nord Stream 2 as seen from the Danish F-16 interceptor on Bornholm, Denmark September 27, 2022. (© Danish Defence Command)

Nord Stream Sleuthing Leaves The Pipeline Community No Wiser

After weeks of frenetic finger-pointing and accusations concerning who is truly to blame for the explosion and subsequent rupture of Nord Stream 1&2 gas pipelines, there is little to suggest that the new revelations are anything more than idle speculation.

Oil spill warning sign on the Huntington Beach (© Shutterstock/Darleine Heitman)
Oil spill warning sign on the Huntington Beach (© Shutterstock/Darleine Heitman)

Shipping Companies Tentatively Agree to Pay $100 Mn Over California Oil Pipeline Breach

A group of international shipping companies and their subsidiaries agreed last week to pay $96.5 million to Amplify Energy Corp. to dismiss one of the last remaining lawsuits over a massive oil spill off the Southern California coast that sent at least 596,000 liters of crude into the waters off Huntington Beach in October 2021.

Flag of Pakistan (© Shutterstock/A Kisel)
Flag of Pakistan (© Shutterstock/A Kisel)

Pakistan Could Face $18bn Fine in a Delayed Iran-Pakistan Gas Pipeline on its Territory

Pakistan is looking for a workaround to avoid a problem with the U.S. and billions of dollars in fines for the delayed Iran-Pakistan gas pipeline project.

According to an article published by Press TV on March 4, sources privy to the matter revealed Pakistani lawmakers had demanded progress on the project, warning of penalties if it is not completed by the year-end.

Flags of Gazprom and Russia flowing in the wind (© Shutterstock/rarrarorro)
Flags of Gazprom and Russia flowing in the wind (© Shutterstock/rarrarorro)

Nord Stream Pipelines To Be Mothballed

In a major development likely sounding the death knell for the erstwhile pride of the extensive Russian pipeline network, Reuters has reported that Gazprom is set to seal up the damaged Nord Stream 1 & 2 pipelines to Europe as there are no plans to repair them.

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Flags of Spain and Morocco (© Shutterstock/Aritra Deb)

The Closure of Maghreb-Europe Gas Pipeline by Algeria Bolsters Spain-Morocco Ties

The diplomatic fallout between Algeria and Morocco has bolstered energy collaborations between Rabat and Madrid following the shutdown of Algeria's largest gas pipeline with Spain, the Maghreb-Europe pipeline, in November of last year.

European Investment Bank - EIB sign and logo (© Shutterstock/Kent Johansson)
European Investment Bank - EIB sign and logo (© Shutterstock/Kent Johansson)

European Investment Bank Could Finance Iberian Gas Pipeline Project

The European Investment Bank (EIB) has expressed willingness to finance a prospective hydrogen pipeline connecting Portugal to Spain and France if the project meets the eligibility criteria, EIB Vice-President Ricardo Mourinho Félix said during an interview with Lusa, adding that the bank