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Spain, Germany Strengthen Alliance and Pressure on France to Build Gas Pipeline

At a time of a shifting balance of power within Europe, Spain and Germany's leaders vowed on Wednesday to strengthen their alliance and doubled down on their plan to build a new Pyrenean gas pipeline despite opposition from mutual neighbor France.

CEO: TotalEnergies to Continue Shipping Russian LNG as Long as No EU Sanctions

French energy giant TotalEnergies will continue to ship LNG from Russia as long as there are no European sanctions on the fuel, the company's CEO Patrick Pouyanne said on Wednesday, reiterating a previously stated position.

Germany, Spain Stick to Plan to Build New Gas Pipeline Despite French Opposition

Germany and Spain are sticking to their plan to build a new gas pipeline across the Pyrenees in defiance of French opposition, a joint action plan showed, as the leaders of the two European nations met in the northern Spanish city of La Coruna.

Gazprom Resumes Gas Exports to Italy Via Austria

Gazprom said the company and its Italian customers had found a solution following regulatory changes in Austria which halted flows entering Italy via a pipeline passing through Tarvisio in the northeast of the country.

Trafigura Exec: Europe May Avoid Gas Disaster This Winter, Next Could Be Worse

Europe may avoid a gas disaster this winter, thanks to signs of demand reduction and solid inventories, but next winter could be worse as the balance of gas will be much less, a top executive at energy trader Trafigura said on Tuesday.

Sweden Sends Diving Vessel to Investigate Nord Stream Pipelines After Leak

Sweden sent a diving vessel on Monday to the site of Russian gas pipelines in the Baltic Sea that ruptured last week following blasts in the area, to probe an incident that has added new tension to Europe's energy crisis.

US Producers Boost LNG Exports to Europe Despite Output Constraints

U.S. producers of LNG boosted exports to Europe in September even as a plant outage kept overall shipments below the average for the first eight months of 2022, Refinitiv Eikon data showed on Monday.

Gas Starts Flowing to Poland Through New Baltic Pipe Pipeline

Gas started flowing to Poland through the new Baltic Pipe pipeline from Norway via Denmark and the Baltic Sea on Saturday morning, Polish gas pipeline operator Gaz-System said.

Greece-Bulgaria Gas Pipeline Begins Commercial Operation

(P&GJ) — The Greece-Bulgaria gas pipeline, the Gas Interconnector Greece-Bulgaria (IGB), started commercial operation on Saturday, according to ICGB AD, owner and operator of the IGB. The total length of the gas pipeline is 182 km (113 miles), and the designed capacity is up to 3 billion cubic meters per year.

Czechs, Poles Ask for EU Funding for Revived Gas Pipeline Project

The Czech Republic and Poland asked the European Commission on Friday to provide funding for a new gas pipeline that would connect the Czech Republic to the Polish network and its LNG terminals, the Czech Industry Ministry said.

Putin Accuses West of Blowing Up Pipelines as Europe Steps Up Vigilance

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday blamed the United States and its allies for blowing up the undersea Nord Stream pipelines, raising the temperature in a crisis that has left Europe racing to secure its energy infrastructure and supplies.

Netherlands Withdraws Exporting License from TurkStream Gas Pipeline

The Russian-owned operator of the TurkStream gas pipeline said on Thursday that the Netherlands had withdrawn its export license, but it will continue gas transportation, adding that it had requested the resumption of the license.

TotalEnergies to Move Forward with Natural Gas Contracts with Russia

TotalEnergies will stick to existing natural gas contracts in Russia as long as gas is not specifically targeted by European sanctions, the company's CEO said on Wednesday, reiterating a previously stated position.

Enbridge to Sell Stake in Seven Oil Pipelines to Indigenous Groups for $819 Million

Canada's Enbridge Inc. will sell an $818.83 million minority stake in seven Alberta oil pipelines to a group of Indigenous communities, the company said on Wednesday, adding that it may also sell at least part of its Trans Mountain pipeline to Indigenous groups once its expansion is closer to completion.

France to Reconsider Approving MidCat Gas Pipeline Across Pyrenees

French President Emmanuel Macron said three weeks ago he opposed the MidCat project, arguing that two existing pipelines across the Pyrenees which divide the Iberian Peninsula from France are under-utilized with flows going mainly toward Spain.

Kremlin Rejects Claims Russia Attacked Nord Stream Gas Pipelines

The Kremlin on Wednesday said claims that Russia was somehow behind a possible attack on the Nord Stream gas pipelines were stupid, adding that the United States had opposed the pipelines and its companies had made big profits supplying gas to Europe.

EU Vows to Protect Energy Network After 'Sabotage' of Russian Gas Pipeline

The European Union on Wednesday promised a "robust" response to any intentional disruption of its energy infrastructure after saying it suspected sabotage was behind gas leaks discovered this week on subsea Russian pipelines to Europe.

IGB Pipeline Receives Operation Permit for The Territory of Greece

(P&GJ) — The operation permit for the Greek section of the interconnector Greece-Bulgaria was signed, allowing the start of the commercial operation of the pipeline on October 1, 2022.

Uganda Criticizes EU for Passing Resolution Delaying $3.5 Billion Pipeline

Uganda's President Yoweri Museveni criticized the European Union parliament after it passed a resolution this month urging TotalEnergies to delay development of a $3.5 billion pipeline that would help ship Uganda's landlocked crude to the world markets via a port on Tanzania's Indian Ocean coast.

P&GJ's Europe 500 Report of Top Pipelines

(P&GJ) — This list of pipelines serving Europe is intended to provide the industry with a listing of some of the longest transportation routes on the continent as of July 2022. This second such report will be broken down into two sections, gas and liquids (oil and products), which will be updated in each of our September issues going forward.

Mysterious Gas Leaks from Russian Pipelines to Europe Raise Sabotage Fears

Europe was investigating leaks in two Russian gas pipelines that churned up the Baltic Sea on Tuesday and raised concerns from Copenhagen to Moscow about sabotage on infrastructure at the heart of an energy standoff.

Tellurian Says Driftwood LNG Deals with Shell, Vitol Scrapped

The company announced the canceled deals a few days after withdrawing a $1 billion high-yield bond sale that would have funded the initial construction of its proposed multibillion-dollar Driftwood LNG plants in Louisiana.

Pressure in Defunct Nord Stream 2 Pipeline Plunges Overnight, Cause Unknown

Authorities in Germany are trying to establish what caused a sudden drop in pressure in the defunct Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline, with a spokesperson for its operator telling Reuters on Monday it could have been caused by a leak.

Equinor Strikes 10-Year Deal to Sell Gas to Poland's PGNiG

Norway's Equinor said on Friday it had entered into a 10-year agreement to sell natural gas to Poland's PGNiG as the central European nation scrambles to replace flows from Russia before the winter heating season kicks in.

Greece's Sole LNG Terminal Ramps Up Imports to Replace Russian Gas

Greece has cut Russian gas imports by more than half this year thanks to increased deliveries from other producers to its sole LNG terminal near Athens, the country's gas grid operator said on Thursday.

Greece Receives Two Binding Bids for Alexandroupolis Port

Situated in northern Greece, near the borders with Bulgaria and Turkey and with a floating gas storage and regasification unit, Alexandroupolis has potential as an energy hub for central Europe.

Egypt Reports $500 Million Monthly Income from Natural Gas Exports

Egypt is earning about $500 million monthly from natural gas exports and aims to raise that figure to $1 billion "in the coming period," Finance Minister Mohamed Maait said in a statement on Thursday.

Argentina Readies Legislation to Advance Energy Sector, Including LNG Exports

Argentine President Alberto Fernandez on Wednesday said his government plans in coming days to submit legislation to the national congress that "would give certainty" to energy producers and help advance Argentina's LNG agenda.

Pieridae Advocates for TC Energy’s Pipeline Expansion Plan for Goldboro LNG Project

Pieridae Energy has asked the federal government to help ensure pipeline operator TC Energy would be able secure permits to expand gas supply pipelines in a timely fashion for the Goldboro LNG project, which it said can only go ahead if TC expands capacity on its existing pipeline network.

Spain-France Gas Pipeline Capacity Increased and Available, Spain Says

Enagas and French counterpart Terega have maximized the use of compressors in the link that goes from the northern Spanish town of Irun across the Pyrenees mountain range, boosting its capacity by 1.5 billion cubic meters a year.