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Flag of Ukraine waving in the wind on a clear day (© Shutterstock/rarrarorro)
Flag of Ukraine waving in the wind on a clear day (© Shutterstock/rarrarorro)

Ukraine's Promising Future in Global Energy Markets

While predicting the end of a war is a dubious exercise, there are nonetheless rumblings in the United States and in Europe about a winding down of Putin's war of aggression in Ukraine and that closure may occur this year.

Headquarters of Wintershall DEA GnbH in Hamburg, Germany (© Shutterstock/nitpicker)
Headquarters of Wintershall DEA GnbH in Hamburg, Germany (© Shutterstock/nitpicker)

Wintershall Dea Withdraws From Its Business in Russia

Stating boldly that "Russia's war of aggression in Ukraine is incompatible with our values and has destroyed cooperation between Russia and Europe," CEO Mario Mehren of Wintershall Dea announced on Tuesday of this week the complete withdrawal of the company's business in Russia, causing a $8 billion loss at parent company BASF in Ludwigshafen, Germany.

First German LNG Terminal to Open in Wilhelmshaven. German Chancellor Olaf Scholz Visits the Completed Facilities (© OGE)
First German LNG Terminal to Open in Wilhelmshaven. German Chancellor Olaf Scholz Visits the Completed Facilities (© OGE)

Pleased To Meet You: Wilhelmshavener Anbindungsleitung WAL Open For Business

Last weld completed. All pipes are in the ground.  And the first German floating terminal for importing liquefied natural gas (LNG) has officially been commissioned for service in the coastal city of Wilhelmshaven along the North Sea shore.

Nordic-Baltic Hydrogen Corridor (© Gasgrid Finland)
Nordic-Baltic Hydrogen Corridor (© Gasgrid Finland)

Dream to Reality: Rumblings of a Hydrogen Corridor In Europe

Against a backdrop of dynamic and far-reaching changes presently taking place in a global energy market (which itself is in the throes of transition to a hydrogen infrastructure as well as the decarbonization of national economies), gas transmission systems operators (TSOs) in six Baltic states are collaborating to make the European Hydrogen Backbone (EHB) a reality.

Oil and gas exploration in the Permian Basin (© Shutterstock/G B Hart)
Oil and gas exploration in the Permian Basin (© Shutterstock/G B Hart)

Evolution Pipeline System To Recycle More Than 500,000 Barrels Per Day Of Produced Water

XRI, the leading full-cycle water management and produced water midstream company established in 2013 and headquartered in Houston, Texas, has begun construction of a new Permian Basin water pipeline system

Crude oil spill on sand (© Shutterstock/Pix One)
Crude oil spill on sand (© Shutterstock/Pix One)

Keystone Pipeline Remains Offline After Biggest Oil Spill In Operating History

With other pipelines between Canada and the United States at near capacity, there is no wiggle room to transport more oil to offset the approximately 600 000 barrels taken away by the rupture in the Keystone pipeline.

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)

Tar Sands Oil Spill in the United States Shuts Down the Keystone Pipeline

Canada's TC Energy, a leading North American energy company based in Calgary, Canada and operator of the infamous Keystone Oil Pipeline, said over the weekend that it had shut the 622,000 barrel-per-day (bpd) pipeline because of a tar sands oil spill.

Logo of Gasunie infront of the website (© Shutterstock/T. Schneider)
Logo of Gasunie infront of the website (© Shutterstock/T. Schneider)

Gasunie To Bring Hydrogen To Shore With North Sea Pipeline Network

Dutch gas grid operator Gasunie will oversee development of a hydrogen network in the North Sea, noted the Netherlands Energy Minister Rob Jetten in a letter to parliament.

Part of the ambitious project is the conversion of much of the Netherlands' natural gas network to hydrogen over the coming decade.

Hydrogen molecule (© Shutterstock/Corona Borealis Studio)
Hydrogen molecule (© Shutterstock/Corona Borealis Studio)

Germany Seeking "A Boom" in Hydrogen Energy

The German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action said in a strategy paper over the weekend that Germany plans to develop an 1800-km hydrogen energy pipeline by 2027.

The paper also envisages Germany fostering the use of blue hydrogen and importing it during a transition period towards green hydrogen.

Flag of NATO - the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (© Shutterstock/railway fx)
Flag of NATO - the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (© Shutterstock/railway fx)

NATO To Create New Security Environment for Subsea Pipelines

Given what several NATO country-members see as a growing threat to critical maritime infrastructure, Germany and Norway will formally ask NATO to coordinate efforts to protect undersea pipelines and other such infrastructure, some two months after explosions ripped holes in the Nord Stream natural gas pipelines, disabling them.