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Nord Stream 2 Gas Unlikely to Flow if Russia Renews Ukraine Aggression, US Says

Gas is unlikely to flow through the Nord Stream 2 pipeline if Russia renews its aggression against Ukraine, U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken said.

EU Tells Russia Aggression Against Ukraine Would "Come at a Price"

The head of the European Commission declined to say outright if such a move by Moscow would trigger EU sanctions against the Russian gas pipeline Nord Stream 2.

Polish PM Tells Germany's Scholz Not to 'Give in' Over Nord Stream 2

Poland's prime minister said he would call on Germany's newly appointed Chancellor Olaf Scholz to oppose the start-up of Nord Stream 2.

US Has 'Understanding' With Germany to Shut Nord Stream 2 Pipeline if Russia Invades Ukraine

United States officials have told members of Congress they have an understanding with Germany about shutting down the Nord Stream 2 pipeline if Russia invades Ukraine, a senior congressional aide told Reuters on Tuesday.

Looking Back at the Top 10 Midstream Stories of 2021

While not as volatile as the previous 12 months, 2021 brought its share of anxiety as we in the energy industry – midstream in particular – worked to recover from the fallout caused by the COVID-19 virus. There were also victories along the way.

Gas Price Windfall Makes Gazprom Patient Over Nord Stream 2 Delay

Windfall revenues from high European gas prices mean Russia's Gazprom will not start pumping gas through the Nord Stream 2 pipeline before certification and it will not press Germany to speed up the process, two sources said.

Venture Global to Spend Over $10 Billion on Fourth Louisiana LNG Plant

The proposed CP2 facility will be located adjacent to its Calcasieu Pass LNG export plant, which is under construction and could produce first LNG in test mode later this year.

Pembina Nixes Jordan Cove LNG Plant Project in Oregon

A unit of Canadian energy company Pembina Pipeline Corp. told U.S. energy regulators that it would not move forward with its proposed Jordan Cove LNG export plant in Oregon.

Michels Completes 15,000-Plus Foot HDD Crossing

Michels Completes 15,000-Plus Foot HDD Crossing, Turkmenistan Officials Discuss Work on TAPI Gas Pipeline, Russian Gas Flows to Germany Through Yamal Restart and more are included in this month's project news.

Navigator and OCI Agree on CO2 Transportation, Storage Services Through Heartland Greenway

Navigator CO2 Ventures announced it has entered into an agreement with Iowa Fertilizer Company facility to provide CO2 transportation and storage services on its CCS system, the Heartland Greenway.

Carbon+Intel: Capital Power and Enbridge Collaborate to Reduce CO₂ Emissions in Alberta

Capital Power Corporation and Enbridge Inc. announced a memorandum of understanding to collaborate on carbon capture and storage solutions in the Wabamun area west of Edmonton, Alberta.

ExxonMobil Continues Preparatory Work for Gas Project in Vietnam

ExxonMobil is continuing preparatory work for its Ca Voi Xanh (Blue Whale) gas project in Vietnam, it said, with a final investment decision dependent on factors including regulatory approvals and gas sales deals.

Germany Said to be Working with US on Nord Stream 2 Deal

Germany's foreign ministry said it continued to coordinate closely with the U.S. administration on implementing a joint declaration on the $11 billion pipeline.

Australia Unveils Plan to Spur Pipeline Investment

Australia outlined a plan to spur investment in new gas pipelines to beef up gas supply, despite the government's pledge to achieve net zero carbon emissions by 2050

Delay to Nord Stream 2 Pipeline May Be Short - Analyst

The suspension of the approval process for the Russian Nord Stream 2 pipeline by a German regulator could be short-lived as Europe is hungry for more gas, an analyst said after meeting officials of Russian state gas giant Gazprom.

Contractors: Western Canada to Boost Drilling to Pre-Pandemic Levels

Western Canadian oil and gas producers will drill 27% more wells in 2022 than the previous year, returning to pre-pandemic levels as prices rebound and pipeline projects advance, the Canadian Association of Energy Contractors (CAOEC) said.

U.S. Energy Secretary: Companies Making Big Profits Should Increase Oil Supply

U.S. Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm on Tuesday urged U.S. energy companies to increase oil supply amid "enormous profits," as the Biden administration tries to bring down the price of gasoline.

Canadian Police Set to Remove Indigenous Protesters at Site of Disputed Pipeline

Canadian police on Thursday prepared to remove indigenous protesters from the site of TC Energy Corp.'s Coastal GasLink pipeline in British Columbia, a development long opposed by some First Nations groups.

Targa NGL Pipeline Launches Open Season for Planned Interconnection

Targa NGL Pipeline Company has launched an open season to gauge shipper interest in a planned interconnection with upstream pipeline facilities in Stephens and Grady counties, Oklahoma, to Mont Belvieu, Texas.

New Natural Gas Capacity Expands Access to Export and Northeast Markets

The EIA estimates more than 4 billion cubic feet per day of new natural gas pipeline capacity entered service in the third quarter of 2021, primarily supplying Gulf Coast and Northeast demand markets.

German Regulator's Nord Stream 2 Move May Delay Commissioning to March

A German regulator's decision to suspend licensing of the Nord Stream 2 pipeline from Russia to Germany could delay commissioning of the infrastructure until March next year, government sources said.

Ukraine Sees No Sign of Bigger Russian Gas Supply to Europe

Ukraine's state-run gas transmission system operator said there was no sign that Russian energy giant Gazprom planned to export additional gas to the Europe Union next year, based on the results of pipeline capacity auctions.

Judge Rules Enbridge Line 5 Oil Pipeline Case with Michigan be Heard in Federal Court

A legal battle between Canadian company Enbridge Inc. and Michigan over Enbridge's Line 5 oil pipeline will be heard in federal court, a judge ruled on Tuesday, dismissing Michigan's motion to have the case sent back to state court.

German Regulator Puts Brake on Nord Stream 2 in Fresh Blow to Gas Pipeline

Germany's energy regulator has suspended the approval process for a major new pipeline bringing Russian gas into Europe, throwing up a new roadblock to the contentious project and driving up regional gas prices.

Supplies of Egyptian Gas Expected in Lebanon by Early 2022

Egypt is expecting to begin exporting 60-65 million cubic feet of gas per day to Lebanon by early next year, Egyptian Petroleum Minister Tarek El Molla said on Tuesday.

Scrap UAE Pipeline Deal Over Oil Risks to Red Sea, Israeli Minister Says

Israel's energy minister said on Tuesday a deal with partners from the United Arab Emirates to transport oil from the Gulf to Europe via Israel should be cancelled as it was too much of an environmental risk.

Canada's Trans Mountain Oil Pipeline Shut Down Due to British Columbia Storms

Canada's Trans Mountain oil pipeline has been shut down temporarily because of rainstorms pounding parts of the province of British Columbia, the operating company said in a statement on Monday.

Gas Interconnection Poland-Lithuania Construction Nearing Completion

The Gas Interconnection Poland-Lithuania should be fully built by the end of this year, and the interconnection will be launched in mid-2022, according to Amber Grid Corp.

Ukraine Will be Part of Nord Stream 2 Certification Process -German Regulator

Germany's energy regulator said on Monday Ukrainian gas companies Naftogaz and GTSOU were given notice that they will be included in the ongoing German certification procedures of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline.

Canadian Indigenous Group Ordered Workers Off Coastal GasLink Pipeline Site

An indigenous group in the Canadian Pacific province of British Columbia says it has ordered workers to leave the site of TC Energy's Coastal GasLink pipeline, the latest step in a protracted dispute.