Politics & Regulation

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

Iraq Still Awaits Formal Notification from Turkey Regarding Oil Pipeline Operations

Iraq has not yet received formal notification from Turkey regarding the readiness of the oil exports pipeline to commence operations, despite recent assertions from Turkish Energy Minister Alparslan Bayraktar.

The flag of the USA (© Shutterstock/Graeme Dawes)
The flag of the USA (© Shutterstock/Graeme Dawes)

PHMSA and Equitrans Midstream Corporation Usher In New Forms of Regulator / Operator Cooperation

Equitrans Midstream Corporation (ETRN), the operator of the Mountain Valley Pipeline (MVP), entered into a watershed Consent Agreement on 3 October with the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA). This agreement strengthens MVP's commitment to pipeline safety and construction transparency as well as its alignment with regulatory compliance.

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)

Scientists Now Confirm Man-Made Explosives Breached the Nord Stream Pipelines

Key new details of the explosions which ultimately crippled Nord Stream gas pipeline last year in the Baltic Sea have been revealed:  researchers in Norway presented seismic evidence of the four explosions, becoming the first national body to publicly confirm the second two detonations as well as revealing a detailed timing of events.

Flags of Azerbaijan & Turkey (© Shutterstock/esfera)
Flags of Azerbaijan & Turkey (© Shutterstock/esfera)

Turkey, Azerbaijan Launches Construction of Historic Igdir-Nakhchivan Gas Pipeline

Turkish and Azerbaijani presidents on Monday launched the construction of a historic Igdir-Nakhchivan gas pipeline in a high-profile groundbreaking ceremony in Azerbaijan, Azernews reported on Sept. 25, 2023.

TC Energy logo at the head office in Calgary, Canada (© Shutterstock/Brett Holmes)
TC Energy logo at the head office in Calgary, Canada (© Shutterstock/Brett Holmes)

TC Energy's Coast GasLink Hit By More Fines As It Nears Completion

As TC Energy's 670-km natural gas pipeline (dubbed Coastal GasLink) nears completion in British Columbia, Canada, the British Columbia's Environmental Assessment Office has fined the pipeline Canadian $346,000 - $256,810 for non-compliance with environmental regulations.

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

PHMSA To Invest $14.8 million In Pipeline Safety

The proactive Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) of the U.S. Department of Transportation announced today that it is awarding $14.8 million in grants to fund projects and activities to improve pipeline safety.

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

Iraq's Kirkuk - Ceyhan Oil Pipeline About To Resume Operations

After nearly six months of difficult and protracted negotiations, Iraq's 970-km northern oil export route through Turkey will soon be ready to resume operation once checks on pipeline maintenance and repairs to flood damage, said Alparsian Bayraktar, Turkey's energy minister.

Turkey on the map (© Shutterstock)
Turkey on the map (© Shutterstock)

Top Dog Status Continues to Bedevil Implementation of Turkish Gas Hub

On paper it all sounded so alluring:  lost gas sales to Europe because of Russia's invasion of Ukraine and the destruction of Nord Stream 1 and 2 could be replaced by re-routing the gas to Turkey, transforming Turkey into a global "gas hub." Yet key questions relating to who would be in charge of the hub, Vladimir Putin's Russia or Recep Tayyip Erdogan's Turkey, were never fully vetted, le

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 Pipeline Plagued With Further Delays

Pipeline construction in the modern era, never an easy proposition, is especially fraught in a country like Canada, with challenging environmental and tribal considerations commanding attention.  In this vein the expansion of Trans Mountain Pipeline, a government-owned oil pipeline no less from Alberta to the Pacific Coast could be delayed significantly if regulators do not approve a

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.