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WBI Energy Begins Construction on ND Natural Gas Pipeline Project

WBI Energy, a subsidiary of MDU Resources Group, began construction this week on the North Bakken Expansion project in North Dakota. This natural gas pipeline expansion will have capacity to transport 250 million cubic feet of natural gas per day from the Bakken Formation.

U.S. Announces New Cybersecurity Requirements for Critical Pipeline Owners

The Department of Homeland Security required owners and operators of critical pipelines that transport hazardous liquids and natural gas to implement "urgently needed protections against cyber intrusions."

U.S., Germany to Announce Deal on Nord Stream 2 Pipeline in Coming Days

The United States and Germany are expected to announce a deal resolving their longstanding dispute over Russia's $11 billion Nord Stream 2 natural gas pipeline in coming days, sources familiar with the matter said on Monday.

Nigeria Seeks $1 Billion for Key Gas Pipeline as it Awaits Chinese Lending

Nigeria is seeking $1 billion so work can continue on a gas pipeline costing up to $2.8 billion after Chinese lenders which had pledged to offer most of the funds did not disburse cash as quickly as expected.

Biden, Merkel Fail to Resolve Differences About Nord Stream 2 Gas Pipeline

President Joe Biden and German Chancellor Angela Merkel failed to settle their dispute over Russia's Nord Stream 2 natural gas pipeline but said they agreed that Moscow must not be allowed to use energy as a weapon to coerce its neighbors.

National Grid Studies UK Hydrogen Pipeline Network Potential

National Grid is exploring the potential of a 1,243-mile (2,000-km) hydrogen pipeline network across the U.K. Reaching a goal of delivering hydrogen power to consumers by 2030 will take an abundance of planning and work.

Biden, Merkel May Have Little Time to Rebuild 'Indispensable' Relationship

The United States and Germany are key NATO allies but are at odds over a host of tough issues, including the Nord Stream 2 pipeline being built from Russia to Germany under the Baltic Sea, which Washington fears will increase European reliance on Russian gas.

Germany Loses Gazprom Pipeline Appeal as Court Sides with Poland

Berlin lost its fight against a ruling limiting Gazprom's access to the OPAL pipeline that links the Russian gas producer's Nord Stream pipeline to Germany after Europe's top court sided with Poland.

Brookfield Sweetens Offer for Canada's Inter Pipeline to $6.85 Billion

Brookfield Infrastructure Partners raised its hostile offer for Inter Pipeline Ltd for a second time to about C$8.58 billion ($6.85 billion) as it battles a rival bid from Pembina Pipeline Corp.

Global News July 2021

11 EU Countries Oppose Plan to Continue Gas Project Funding, FERC Approves Enable’s Proposed Louisiana Pipeline and more

Mountain Valley Pipeline Announces Plan to Offset Carbon Impacts

Mountain Valley Pipeline announced plans that would make it one of the first interstate natural gas transmission pipelines to acquire carbon offsets for its operational emissions.

Thawing Permafrost Could Threaten Sections of Trans Alaska Pipeline’s Foundation

The Trans-Alaska Pipeline is in danger due to thawing permafrost that supports an elevated section of the pipeline, NBC news reported.

Republic of Panama, Energy Transfer Studying Potential Trans-Panama Gateway Pipeline

The Republic of Panama and Dallas-based Energy Transfer LP announced that the parties have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to study the feasibility of joint participation in a proposed Trans-Panama Gateway Pipeline project.

Ecopetrol Reports Recovery of Operations After Stabilization in Colombia

Ecopetrol reported the recovery of its operations in the upstream, midstream, downstream and sales and marketing segments in Colombia, in connection with the adverse impacts the company had observed because of restrictions on mobility.

Ukraine Seeks Energy 'Security Guarantees' From Biden-Merkel Meeting

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy is pinning hopes on the United States and Germany to come up with energy "security guarantees" for Ukraine amid fears over Russia's Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline to Europe.

Petrobras' Albacora Seen Drawing At Least Three Buyers

Petrobras' Albacora oilfields in Brazil are likely to attract at least three buyers despite a roughly one-month delay to let interested parties finalize their bids, four sources with knowledge of the matter told Reuters.

Merkel, Biden Face Tough Talks on Russian Gas Pipeline, China

Chancellor Angela Merkel and President Joe Biden will hold talks at the White House on Thursday that experts say are unlikely to yield major breakthroughs on divisive issues like a Russian gas pipeline to Germany.

Merkel Reassures Ukraine on Gas Transit Before Talks with Biden

Ukraine can be confident that Germany and the European Union will guarantee its status as a transit country for Russian gas even after the Nord Stream 2 pipeline has opened, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Monday.

South Korea Signs 20-Year LNG Deal with Qatar

South Korea's energy ministry said on Monday it had signed a 20-year LNG supply agreement with Qatar for the next 20 years starting in 2025.

Perspective: U.S. Petroleum Inventories are Becoming Tight

U.S. petroleum inventories have fallen below the pre-pandemic five-year average with consumption accelerating but crude producers slow to respond to rising prices, signaling more supply is needed.

Linden Energy Acquiring 50% Stake in Bulgaria's Largest Private Gas Company

Linden Energy, a U.S.-based energy development company, today announced it has signed an agreement to acquire 50% of Overgas Inc. AD, the first independent Bulgarian gas trader, as well as the largest privately owned gas company in the country.

North Dakota Sues Federal Govt Over Canceled Oil and Gas Leasing

North Dakota is suing the U.S. government on claims the Department of the Interior and the Bureau of Land Management illegally canceled oil and gas lease auctions in the state.

U.S. Natural Gas Production to Rise in 2021 as Demand Falls – EIA

U.S. natural gas production will increase in 2021 and demand will fall, the U.S. Energy Information Administration said in its Short Term Energy Outlook.

Norway’s Pipeline Sector Continues to Grow

Norway has benefited from North Sea oil and gas for over half a century. At the start of 2021, Norway was the world’s third-largest gas exporter and fifteenth biggest oil producer after Qatar, reported the BP “Statistical Review of World Energy 2020.”

Tokyo Gas to Start Methanation Pilot Program by End-March

Tokyo Gas Co Ltd, Japan's biggest city gas supplier, said on Wednesday it would start a demonstration test of methanation, a technology to help decarbonize city gas, in Japan by the end of next March.

Record-Breaking Summer European Gas Prices Signal an Expensive Winter

European gas prices vaulted to record highs this summer, driven by factors ranging from low inventories and outages to an Asian buying spree, and signaling further rises in coming months that could mean higher household bills this winter.

Company Cancels Byhalia Connection Pipeline Project

Byhalia Connection LLC announced it is no longer pursing the Byhalia Connection construction project, which had called for the construction of an oil pipeline through southwest Tennessee and northern Mississippi.

Three Workers Killed in Iran Pipeline Gas Leak Blast

An explosion caused by a gas leak at a pipeline pumping station killed three workers and injured four in southwestern Iran on Tuesday, Iranian state media reported.

Mexican Oil Giant Says No Environmental Damage from Raging Gulf Fire

Days after video of a massive ocean surface blaze near a Pemex oil platform in the Gulf of Mexico went viral, Mexico's national oil company has declared that environmental damage was avoided due to quick action by its workers.

Oman State Energy Firm OQ May Sell Drilling Business

Oman state energy company OQ is considering selling its drilling unit Abraj Energy Services, sources said, as the Gulf nation seeks to shore up its finances that have been hit by the coronavirus pandemic and last year's oil price plunge.