Projects

Tanzania and Uganda on the map (© Shutterstock/Aleksandrkozak)
Tanzania and Uganda on the map (© Shutterstock/Aleksandrkozak)

East Africa Pipeline Faces Mounting Pressure as Major Insurers Walk Away

A coalition of major reinsurance companies has pulled out of the East African Crude Oil Pipeline (EACOP) project, citing environmental concerns and community pollution risks, the Nigerian Tribune reported.

According to the report, the move casts a fresh shadow over the controversial project, which is already facing delays and financial hurdles.

Federal Court and Family Court of Australia in Melbourne (© Shutterstock/Nils Versemann)
Federal Court and Family Court of Australia in Melbourne (© Shutterstock/Nils Versemann)

Santos Ltd.'s $5.8bn Barossa Pipeline Project to Proceed After Indigenous Group’s Challenge Fails

Santos Ltd.'s $5.8 billion Barossa offshore gas project received a crucial boost on Monday as the Australian Federal Court dismissed a legal challenge by a group of Tiwi Islanders seeking to halt construction of a key pipeline.

Judge's gavel on the table (© Shutterstock/FabrikaSimf)
Judge's gavel on the table (© Shutterstock/FabrikaSimf)

Wet'suwet'en Leader & Coastal GasLink Pipeline Opposers Found Guilty of Defying Court Order

A prominent Wet'suwet'en leader and two pipeline opponents were found guilty Friday of criminal contempt of court for defying a court order barring them from obstructing the Coastal GasLink pipeline construction.

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 Plans Indigenous Equity Talks for Western Canada Gas Pipeline Network

TC Energy Corp. is planning to meet with representatives of Indigenous communities in Western Canada to discuss selling them a stake in its vast natural gas pipeline network, sources familiar with the matter told the Edmonton Journal. 

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 Pipeline Regulatory Hearing Set — Work 95% Complete

The Canada Energy Regulator (CER) has scheduled a hearing Friday, January 12th, to consider a request by Trans Mountain Corp. to modify its construction method for the nearly completed Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project.

Exterior view of the tower housing the headquarters of the oil company TotalEnergies, Courbevoie, France (© Shutterstock/HJBC)
Exterior view of the tower housing the headquarters of the oil company TotalEnergies, Courbevoie, France (© Shutterstock/HJBC)

TotalEnergies Hires Former Benin PM to Review Land Purchases for EACOP Project

French energy giant TotalEnergies has hired Lionel Zinsou, former prime minister of Benin, to assess land acquisition practices for its Tilenga oil and East African Crude Oil Pipeline (EACOP) projects in Uganda and Tanzania.

The move comes amid ongoing legal challenges and accusations of environmental and social harm against the projects.

Saipem logo on a screen infront of the website (© Shutterstock/Wirestock Creators)
Saipem logo on a screen infront of the website (© Shutterstock/Wirestock Creators)

Saipem Completes 700km Pipeline Project in Saudi Arabia, Boosting Gas Production

Italian oil and gas giant Saipem announced the successful completion of the South Gas Compression Plant Pipelines project in Saudi Arabia.

The major undertaking aims to extend the life of gas wells in the Haradh and Hawiyah fields.

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

BP display stand with company redesign logo (© Shutterstock/Tommy Lee Walker)
BP display stand with company redesign logo (© Shutterstock/Tommy Lee Walker)

BP Restarts Olympic Pipeline After Repairs and Regulatory Approval

BP's Olympic Pipeline, which leaked nearly 25,000 gallons of gasoline last week near Mount Vernon, Washington, has been restarted following repairs and regulatory approval, a source familiar with the pipeline's operations confirmed.

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

Santos Wins $4.3 bln Drilling Approval for Barossa Project Amid Pipeline Dispute

Australian oil and gas giant Santos Ltd. secured regulatory approval on Monday for a revised drilling plan at its $4.3 billion Barossa gas project. However, the fate of a critical pipeline remains uncertain due to a separate legal dispute.

Route of the Coastal GasLink pipeline (© TransCanada PipeLines Ltd.)
Route of the Coastal GasLink pipeline (© TransCanada PipeLines Ltd.)

Coastal Gaslink Pipeline Enters Next Phase, Focus on Cleanup and Reclamation in 2024

The Coastal GasLink pipeline, spanning 670 kilometers from Dawson Creek to Kitimat, has transitioned to its next phase after officially completing construction in October.

While gas has not yet been delivered to the LNG Canada facility, the focus has now shifted to cleanup, re-vegetation, and reclamation efforts.

Afghanistan on the map (© Shutterstock/hyotographics)
Afghanistan on the map (© Shutterstock/hyotographics)

Sheberghan-Mazar Gas Pipeline Underway, Doubling Capacity & Boosting Local Economy

Construction on a crucial natural gas pipeline connecting Sheberghan to Mazar-e-Sharif is well underway, Afghan Gas Company officials confirmed.

The project, exceeding 100 million afghanis in cost, is expected to significantly increase gas supply and fuel economic growth in the region.

Port and skyline of Dar es Salaam (© Shutterstock/MOIZ HUSEIN STORYTELLER)
Port and skyline of Dar es Salaam (© Shutterstock/MOIZ HUSEIN STORYTELLER)

Dar es Salaam Welcomes First Pipes for Landmark East African Oil Crude Pipeline

The East African Crude Oil Pipeline (EACOP) marked a significant milestone with the arrival of the first 100km of line pipe at the port of Dar es Salaam, the company announced on Tuesday, December 12, 2023.

The shipment signifies the official start of the main construction phase for the ambitious project, which promises to transform the energy landscape of East Africa.