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US Prepared to Move Alone in Banning Russian Oil Imports

The Biden administration is willing to move ahead with a ban on Russian oil imports into the United States without the participation of allies in Europe, after Russia's invasion of Ukraine.

Gas Pipeline in Eastern Ukraine Damaged by Russian Fighting, Local Governor Says

Ukrainian engineers scrambled to repair a gas pipeline damaged by Russian forces, halting supplies to parts of southeastern Ukraine, the Donetsk region governor Pavlo Kyrylenko said.

Exxon Sues US Over Taxes Related to Gas Project in Qatar

Exxon Mobil Corp. filed a suit against the U.S. seeking a partial refund of $2.1 billion in taxes and penalties tied to a Middle East gas project in Qatar, according to a filing in U.S. district court in Dallas.

Nord Stream 1 Says Gas Supplies to Europe Via Pipeline Continue

The operator of the operational Nord Stream 1 undersea gas pipeline from Russia to Germany said that transportation of natural gas to Europe was continuing normally.

Cowboy Midstream Plans New Crude Offload Terminal

Construction activities are underway, and Cowboy expects the new terminal to be ready for crude oil receipt and transportation April 2022.

German Chancellor: It was the Right Time to Halt Nord Stream 2

The halt of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline, which was supposed to bring additional gas from Russia to Germany, came at exactly the right time, German Chancellor Olaf Scholz said.

US Senators to Grill Regulators over Climate Policy on Natural Gas Projects

Top U.S. senators will grill Democratic energy regulators who approved guidelines for new natural gas projects that allow consideration of environmental justice, landowner and climate issues.

South Africa's Gigajoule to Import First LNG Cargo at New Mozambique Terminal by Mid-2025

The LNG terminal is expected to receive its first shipments of gas to a permanently moored floating storage and regasification unit in Matola harbor by mid-2025.

Russian Gas Flows Via Yamal Pipeline to Germany Halt, Bids Remain

Russian gas accounts for some 40% of European gas demand, while the Yamal-Europe pipeline usually accounts for about 15% of Russia's westbound supply of gas to Europe and Turkey.

TotalEnergies Could Lose S.Africa License If No Output Plan by Sept

TotalEnergies could see its license to develop a major offshore South African gas find scrapped if it does not submit a production plan by September.

Wintershall Dea Stops Payments to Russia, Writes Off $1.1 Billion Nord Stream 2 Loan

Wintershall Dea will stop payments to Russia and write off its 1 billion euro ($1.1 billion) financing in the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline, which was suspended last week.

TotalEnergies Joins JV to Develop Offshore Wind Farm in California

TotalEnergies has joined the Castle Wind joint venture for the development of a 1 GW offshore wind project off the coast of Morro Bay, off the Central California Coast.

Exxon to Exit Russia, Leaving $4 Billion in Assets

The decision will see Exxon pull out of managing large oil and gas production facilities in Russia's Far East and puts the fate of a proposed multibillion-dollar LNG facility there in doubt.

EPIC Midstream Pioneers with Industry Leading ESG Standards for Pipeline Monitoring

EPIC’s cutting edge environmental and safety protections are possible through using fiber optics to monitor over 1,600 miles of its crude and NGL pipelines.

Nord Stream 2 AG Says Its Mobile, Fixed Network Lines Not Reachable, Shuts Website

The operator of the Russian Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline said its mobile and fixed network lines were not reachable for the time being and it had shut down its website amid hacking attacks.

Italy's Eni to Sell Stake in Blue Stream Pipeline Co-owned with Gazprom

Italian energy group Eni said it planned to sell its stake in the Blue Stream pipeline carrying Russian gas to Turkey that it co-owns with Russia's Gazprom.

Nord Stream 2 Owner Considers Insolvency After Pipeline Halt, Sanctions

The Swiss-based company is considering filing for insolvency as it attempts to settle claims ahead of a U.S. sanction deadline for other entities to stop dealings with it.

Ukraine’s Oil and Gas Industry Supplies Only a Small Part of the Country’s Needs

Two major pipeline systems carry Russian gas through Ukraine to Western Europe. The Bratstvo pipeline crosses from Ukraine to Slovakia and the Soyuz pipeline links Russia’s pipelines to natural gas networks in central Asia.

Eastbound Gas Flows to Poland Resume Via Yamal-Europe Pipeline

A section of the Russian Yamal-Europe pipeline resumed eastbound gas delivery to Poland following normal, westbound supplies overnight, data from German network operator Gascade showed.

Neptune Energy Aims to Store More Carbon than it Emits by 2030

Neptune Energy announced its aim to go beyond net zero and store more carbon than is emitted from its operations and the use of its sold products by 2030.

Talos Energy to Seek Approvals for Several Carbon-Capture Projects

Talos is developing plans to build carbon capture projects along the Texas and Louisiana coasts as energy businesses seek to lower emissions of carbon dioxide and other pollutants.

USW, Marathon Agree to Set 4-Year Pattern for Oil Sector Bargaining

The agreement will impact over 30,000 oil refinery, petrochemical plant, pipeline and terminal employees in more than 200 USW represented bargaining units.

Shell to End Involvement with Nord Stream 2 Following Ukraine Invasion

Shell will also end its relationship with the flagship Sakhalin 2 LNG plant in which it holds a 27.5% stake, and which is 50% owned and operated by Russian gas giant Gazprom.

Frontier-Kemper to Construct Tunnel for Eagle Mountain - Woodfibre Gas Pipeline

Pre-construction activities, including design, procurement and construction planning, are expected to commence in March 2022 with construction anticipated to begin in early 2023.

Equitrans Nixes Summer Start of Mountain Valley Pipeline

Equitrans Midstream on Wednesday announced that it is no longer targeting a summer 2022 startup of its long-delayed Mountain Valley Pipeline (MVP) and is not yet able to provide an update on the project's in-service timing or overall cost.

US Slaps Sanctions on Company Building Nord Stream 2

President Joe Biden said on Wednesday the United States would impose sanctions on the company in charge of building Russia's Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline, expanding penalties on Moscow after it recognized two breakaway regions in eastern Ukraine.

Argentina Launches Tender to Build New Vaca Muerta Gas Pipeline

Argentina's government launched a tender on Wednesday for the construction of the first stage of a new natural gas pipeline from the Vaca Muerta shale formation.

Dakota Access Pipeline Suffers US Supreme Court Setback

The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday rejected a bid led by Dakota Access Pipeline operator Energy Transfer to avoid additional environmental review of a section that runs under an artificial lake and is opposed by nearby Native American tribes, leaving the pipeline vulnerable to being shut down.

NextEra Takes $800 Million Charge for Mountain Valley Pipeline

A unit of NextEra Energy recorded an $800 million impairment charge in the first quarter as the U.S. renewable energy company re-evaluates its investment in the long-delayed Mountain Valley Pipeline.

North Dakota System Wins PPI Project of the Year Honors

In May 2021, the application and complexity of the piping system was named Project of the Year by the Energy Piping System Division of the Plastics Pipe Institute Inc.