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Pipeline Theft Falls in Brazil's Sao Paulo, as Petrobras Cracks Down

Fuel thefts from oil pipelines in Brazil's Sao Paulo have fallen by 60% according to Petrobras, the state-owned oil firm, as investments in theft prevention measures appear to be paying off.

Nord Stream 2 Says Departing Top Manager Has Been Replaced

Nord Stream 2 has announced that a top manager who left the project on Friday has already been replaced by someone with heavy involvement in both the current project and its predecessor, Nord Stream 1, but said the name could not be revealed at this time for procedural reasons.

China Could Top Japan's LNG Imports in 2020 as Coronavirus Cuts Demand

The unusual market conditions brought on by the coronavirus pandemic may cause LNG imports into China to surpass Japan much sooner than expected, according to an industry analyst.

Williams to Handle Gathering, Production for Taggart

Williams announced a tieback agreement with LLOG Exploration Offshore to provide oil and gas gathering and production services for the Taggart development in the Gulf of Mexico.

Russia's Gazprom Seeks to Retroactively Raise Price of Gas Sold to Poland

Russia's Gazprom is looking to retroactively raise the price of natural gas sold to Polish gas company PGNiG since 2017.

Croatia's Floating LNG Terminal to Start Operations in January Fully Booked

Croatia's energy minister said the country's floating LNG terminal will begin operations on Jan. 1 2021 and is fully booked through Q3 2023.

Exxon Cuts Guyana Crude Output to Avoid Flaring — Regulator

Due to problems with gas reinjection equipment at its Guyana oil field, Exxon Mobil has cut back production at the site in order to avoid breaching an agreement with authorities over gas flaring.

Nord Stream 2 Seeks Updated Permit to Complete Pipeline in Danish Waters

The Nord Stream 2 pipeline has applied for a new permit from Danish authorities in order to complete the remaining 75 miles of subsea pipeline in Danish waters.

Iraq Agrees on Deeper Output Cuts in June — Sources

Iraqi officials said the country has agreed with the operators of its major oil fields to comply with production cuts agreed upon by OPEC+ earlier this month.

India Steps up Bet on Gas With First Gas Trading Exchange

India on Monday launched its first natural gas trading exchange, as it continues efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by expanding the share of gas in its energy mix.

Total Reviewing Pipeline to Grandpuits Oil Refinery After Leaks

A spokesman for French energy group Total said on Friday the company is exploring the costs of replacing a 161-mile oil pipeline that feeds its Grandpuits refinery near Paris.

LNG Recovery in Asia Depends on China, India Policies

The International Energy Agency (IEA) forecasts a gradual recovery in global natural gas demand in 2021-22, but the extent of that rebound depends on how committed China and India remain to their transitions from coal.

24% of U.S. Gulf of Mexico Production Shut After Storm

More than 400,000 bpd of U.S. Gulf of Mexico crude oil production remained shut on Wednesday after Tropical Storm Cristobal, the U.S. Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement said.

Actuators Specified for Long-Haul Pipeline in India

A currently under construction 435-mile (700-km) pipeline from southern India to a key refinery has selected hundreds of Rotork actuators for the project, according to a company spokesman.

Nigeria Oil Bill Delayed by COVID-19 Says NNPC Boss

The head of Nigeria's state-owned oil company says the country's long-awaited oil bill has been delayed by COVID-19 but will still pass before the end of the year.

Ukraine’s Big Bet: Upgrading, Expanding Gas Transmission Networks

The World Bank will spend $250 million to improve the efficiency of Ukraine’s Gas Transmission System Operator (GTSO). One key goal of this ambitious project is “to strengthen its technical and institutional capacity.”

Pipelines Critical to Equatorial Guinea’s Ambitious Gas Plan

By Shem Oirere, Energy Writer The coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak is expected to have far-reaching implications on Africa’s oil and gas projects, many of them that had already been billed as next drivers of growth for the region’s hydrocarbons pipeline sector.  ..

U.S. Oil for Belarus Reaches Europe as Country Seeks to Reduce Reliance on Russia

The first shipment of U.S. oil bound for Belarus reached Europe late on Friday as the Eastern European country looks to reduce its reliance on neighboring Russia.

Libya's Sharara Oilfield Declares Force Majeure After New Shutdown

Days after Libya's Sharara oilfield had resumed production, armed militants forced production to halt again causing the country's National Oil Corporation (NOC) to declare force majeure.

Trans Adriatic Pipeline Enters Initial Testing Phase

The Trans Adriatic Pipeline has begun testing flows of natural gas on 2.5-mile section at the Greek-Albanian border as it moves toward European deliveries later this year, but the bidding phase was postponed due to the global market downturn.

Libyan Oil Pipeline, Oilfields Reopen After Months of Blockade

Libya has restarted one of its oil pipelines and production at two of its major oil fields after months of blockade due to the ongoing conflict in the country.

Bulgaria's State Gas Firm Seeks Loans for Pipeline Construction

Bulgaria's state gas firm Bulgartransgaz is seeking up to 400 million euros ($453 million) to finance an extension of the TurkStream gas pipeline and other gas projects.

Kazakh Firm Plans to Spin Off Gas Shipping and Trading Unit

Kazakh state oil and gas firm KazMunayGaz said it plans to spin off its natural gas shipping and trading subsidiary Kaztransgas and will seek creditors' consent for the move.

Illinois Rejects Bid to Delay Decision on Dakota Access Expansion

Regulators in Illinois have unanimously rejected an attempt by environmental groups to delay the expansion of TC Energy's Dakota Access Pipeline due to the coronavirus.

U.S. Senators Propose Tighter Sanctions on Nord Stream 2

Several U.S. senators introduced a bill on Thursday that would expand sanctions on Russia's Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline which Washington says will increase Moscow's influence in Europe.

Ecuador Declares Force Majeure After Oil Pipeline Shutdown

Soil erosion which damaged the primary oil pipeline in Ecuador has caused the country to declare force majeure on exploration and production until the pipeline can be repaired.

BP Turns Over Rights to Operate South Caucasus Pipeline

BP has turned over rights to operate the South Caucasus Pipeline (SCP), part of the network that is due to start carrying gas from Azerbaijan to Europe this year, to a unit of Azeri state energy firm SOCAR.

U.S. Congressional Democrats Back Opposition to Dakota Access Pipeline

More than thirty U.S. congressmen and women have lent their support to an attempt by the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe to shut down the controversial Dakota Access oil pipeline while the Army Corps of Engineers conducts and environmental review.

Trans Mountain Expansion Starts Work in British Columbia

Work has begun on the embattled Trans Mountain pipeline expansion after billions of dollars in increased costs and several legal challenges threatened to derail the project.

U.S. Senators to Announce Sanctions Bill on Nord Stream 2 Pipeline

A group of U.S. senators is expected to announce legislation on Wednesday that would expand sanctions levied against the controversial Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline led by Russia's Gazprom.