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

Gazprom Says A Big Section of the Nord Stream Pipelines Need To Be Replaced

Gazprom CEO Alexei Miller said late last week that a big section of the damaged Nord Stream 1 & 2 gas pipelines would need to be replaced.

"Experts say that in order to restore work after such a terrorist act, it is necessary to actually cut off a very large piece of pipe, at a great distance, and in fact build a new section on this section," Miller told a Russian TV station.

Route of the TurkStream pipeline as 3D rendering (© TurkStream)
Route of the TurkStream pipeline as 3D rendering (© TurkStream)

Several Arrested in a Foiled TurkStream Pipeline Attack, According to Russia

Russia claimed on Thursday, October 13, 2022, they had arrested people in a foiled attack on a section of the TurkStream gas pipeline located in Russia's territory, Interfax reported.

Petronas Towers with Malaysia national flag (© Shutterstock/sacitarios)
Petronas Towers with Malaysia national flag (© Shutterstock/sacitarios)

Malaysias Petronas Declare Force Majeure on Gas Supply to MLNG Dua Due to Pipeline Leakage

Malaysia's integrated gas and oil company, Petronas, on October 8, 2022, declared force majeure on gas supply to Malaysia's LNG Dua liquefaction terminal due to a leakage in one of the pipelines. The leak resulted from soil movement in the vicinity of KP201, Sabah-Sarawak Gas Pipeline, which occurred on September 21.

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

Norway Deploys A Specialist Vessel to Inspect Its Subsea Pipeline After Nord Stream Attack

After the attack on the two Nord Stream pipelines linking Germany to Russian gas, Norway deployed a specialist vessel to carry out inspections on the subsea natural gas pipeline to Germany due to safety concerns, a source privy to the project told Reuters.

Route of Nord Stream 2 (© Shutterstock/MurzilA)
Route of Nord Stream 2 (© Shutterstock/MurzilA)

Danish, Swedish and Norwegian Authorities Continue to Investigate Nord Stream Explosions

Nord Stream AG, the Switzerland-based operator of the severely - damaged Nord Stream 1 & 2 gas pipelines, has been informed by Danish, Swedish and Norwegian authorities that it cannot conduct its own investigation until the official one concludes.

Flags of France, Spain & Germany on a wall (© Shutterstock/helloRuby)
Flags of France, Spain & Germany on a wall (© Shutterstock/helloRuby)

Resurrection of 300-km MidCat Pipeline: Answer To European Energy Woes?

The German and Spanish governments held a summit meeting yesterday in the northwestern Spanish city of A Coruña to discuss European energy security in general and the resurrection of the MidCat pipeline in particular.

Yuan on the map of Africa (© Shutterstock/Oleg Elkov)
Yuan on the map of Africa (© Shutterstock/Oleg Elkov)

Chinese Firm Backs the Uganda-Tanzania Oil Pipeline Despite Fierce Opposition from EU

Uganda and Tanzania have cut through the noise to sign an agreement, marking the beginning of the construction of a 1,445-kilometre crude oil pipeline stretching from Ugandan oilfields to its neighbor, Tanzanian, via the port of Tanga.

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Flags of Poland and Norway (© Shutterstock/Aritra Deb)

Poland and Norway Launch the Baltic Gas Pipeline to Wean Off Russian Gas

Leaders of Norway, Poland, and Denmark, on Tuesday, September 27, 2022, launched the Baltic gas pipeline to help Poland and Europe reduce their long-standing dependency on Russian natural gas.

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

Nord Stream, Sabotage And The Greater European Marine Energy Infrastructure

After nearly two weeks of spewing out an estimated approximately 778 million standard cubic meters of toxic methane gas from three separate ruptures in the Nord Stream 1 & 2 lines on the Baltic Sea floor, the Danish Energy Agency said yesterday that the leaks have finally stopped.

United States Capitol Building in Washington, DC (© Shutterstock/Paul Brady Photography)
United States Capitol Building in Washington, DC (© Shutterstock/Paul Brady Photography)

$6.6 Billion Mountain Valley Pipeline Still Uncertain After Inflation Reduction Act

A $6.6 billion natural gas Mountain Valley Pipeline long advocated by Democratic U.S. Senator Joe Manchin in his home state of West Virginia is facing bipartisan resistance on Capital Hill and will not be afforded preferential treatment.

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Flag of Greece (© Shutterstock/akedesign)

Saipem S.p.A Awards Corinth Pipeworks a Contract for the Alexandroupolis FSRU Pipeline

Saipem S.p.A awarded Corinth Pipeworks a contract to develop an onshore and offshore natural gas pipeline by Gastrade. The FSRU, Floating Storage and Regasification Unit, will connect to the National Natural Gas Transmission System of Greece via a 28 km long pipeline.

Entrance to the Uniper headquarter in Dusseldorf, Germany (© Shutterstock/nitpicker)
Entrance to the Uniper headquarter in Dusseldorf, Germany (© Shutterstock/nitpicker)

Germany To Nationalize The Country's Largest Gas Importer

Germany has begun to nationalize gas importer Uniper in the wake of an energy crisis that has left the government of Europe's top economy with few other options to keep its industry going.

Germany is set to buy Fortum's (FORTUM.HE) 78% stake in Uniper and inject a further 8 billion euros ($8 billion US) into the energy group that is expected to give Berlin a stake of more than 90%.

Close-up on the pipes of a oil refinery (© Shutterstock/Oaklizm)
Close-up on the pipes of a oil refinery (© Shutterstock/Oaklizm)

Three German Refineries Affiliated With Russian Rosneft Under Trusteeship

To strengthen security of supply and to ensure the continued operations of oil refineries in Schwedt an der Oder, Rosneft MiRo and Bayernoil, Neustadt an der Donau, the German government has placed these three refineries under trusteeship as it seeks to manage and attenuate the impact of the ongoing energy crisis.

Map of West Africa (© Shutterstock/Peter Hermes Furian)
Map of West Africa (© Shutterstock/Peter Hermes Furian)

The Proposed Nigeria-Morocco Pipeline Could Provide Gas to Europe

The Nigerian National Petroleum Company and Morocco’s National Office of Hydrocarbons and Mines, on Thursday, September 15, 2022, signed an MoU for a long-delayed gas pipeline proposal that will link the two countries, opening a possibility for a new energy supply path for West Africa and Europe.

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Flag of Oman (© Shutterstock/patrice6000)

Oman's OQ Settles On BofA for $800 Million Gas Pipeline IPO

Oman energy firm settled on Bank Muscat and Bank of America Corp. to advise the initial public offering of its gas pipeline units as the sultanate kickstarts its privatization program, people familiar with the matter disclosed.

A Red Pin on Kazakhstan on the World Map (© Shutterstock/hyotographics)
A Red Pin on Kazakhstan on the World Map (© Shutterstock/hyotographics)

Kazakhstan Sells More Than 100 Exploration and Development Licenses for Gas and Oil Block

Kazakhstan's oil and gas exploration scene is gradually changing, with more than 100 tracks up for bids, with 23 exclusively reserved for two state-run companies.

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European Union flag infront of the European Commission (© Shutterstock/symbiot)

EU Ponders A Future Sans Russian Pipeline Gas

German Chancellor Olaf Scholz raised hopes last week when he championed the construction of a gas pipeline connecting the Spanish and French gas grids.  Scholz said such a pipeline would help wean Europe away from its reliance on Russian energy.

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Africa from space [courtesy of NASA] (© Shutterstock/Capitano Footage)

Central African Countries Champion 6500-km Of New Pipeline Construction

Central African countries, including Equatorial Guinea, Cameroon, Gabon, Chad, Angola, Democratic Republic of Congo and Congo Republic, have signed an agreement to construct three multinational oil and gas pipeline systems of around 6,500 km (4,000 miles), storage depots, LNG terminals, at least three refineries and gas-fired power plants linking 11 countries by 2030, according to project docum

East Timor on the map (© Shutterstock/hyotographics)
East Timor on the map (© Shutterstock/hyotographics)

East Timor Urges Australia to Back the Long-stalled Gas Pipeline Project

East Timor president Jose Ramos-Horta On Wednesday, September 7, 2020, expressed confidence in Indonesia, South Korea, Japan, and China as potential investors in the long-delayed gas project in the waters between East Timor and Australia, Reuters reported.

Speaking at the national press club in Canberra, Timor pointed out the project as vital to the country's future.

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A pile of 100 US Dollar bills (© Shutterstock/RomanR)

EQT Corp Announces a $5.2 Billion Acquisition Deal to Expand Pipeline Reach

Pittsburgh-based EQT Corp on Tuesday September 6 announced its intentions to acquire Tug Hill and pipeline company XcL Midstream in West Virginia along with its operations for $5.2 Billion. If the deal goes as planned, the founder and CEO of Tug Hill and XcL Midstream, Wil VanLoh, will be joining EQT's board of directors.

A long view of Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (© Shutterstock/Riyaskkl)
A long view of Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (© Shutterstock/Riyaskkl)

ADNOC Awards Abu Dhabi’s NPCC a $548 Million Contract to Build a New Gas Pipeline

The Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) awarded a $548 million (AED 2.01 billion) contract to Abu Dhabi-based National Petroleum Construction Company (NPCC), WAM reported on Monday, September 5, 2022.

USA-Mexico pipeline (© Shutterstock/max.ku)
USA-Mexico pipeline (© Shutterstock/max.ku)

US-based EPGN and Mexico’s Grupo Clisa to Collaborate on the Yuma II Gas Pipeline Project

US-based gas pipeline EPGN has plans to strengthen the US-Mexico relationship by collaborating with Mexico’s Grupo Clisa in the new Yuma II gas project. The project aims to bolster the available gas supply in Sonora and Baja, California.

YPF sign at a gas station (© Shutterstock/Instrumenta)
YPF sign at a gas station (© Shutterstock/Instrumenta)

Argentina's YPF and Petronas Sign An Agreement for Key Gas Pipeline and LNG Plant

Argentina's state-owned oil company YPF on September 1, 2022, signed a deal with Malaysia's counterpart, Petronas, to build a gas pipeline to transport fuel and a massive liquefied natural gas (LNG) plant.