Pipelines
US opposition threatens oil-sands growth: Liepert
28 October 2010
Opposition to Canadian export pipelines could deter oil-sands investment, compromising US energy security. Alberta energy minister Ron Liepert talks to Derek Brower
Northern Gateway to Asia on the rocks again
28 October 2010
Plans for an energy bridge to Asia from Canada's oil sands are looking shaky, writes Gary Park
Gazprom's slow boat to China as gas-supply agreement moves forward
28 October 2010
A gas-supply agreement between Russia and China is advancing. But Gazprom may already have missed its chance to meet soaring Chinese gas demand
Nord Stream advances with investor confidence
30 September 2010
Nord Stream plans to raise €2.5bn ($3.3bn) by the end of the year and has already been approached by several banks, although it has yet to send out tender documents, writes Tom Nicholls
Nabucco: One step forward, one step back
30 September 2010
The tussle between the EU and Russia over control of piped natural gas supplies to Europe is reaching a head. In early September, the EU-backed Nabucco gas-pipeline project received a boost from international lenders; but a few days earlier, Russia moved to secure for itself gas supplies crucial to Nabucco's viability
Enbridge oil leak seeps into debate about Canada's exports to the US
1 September 2010
An oil spill on an Enbridge pipeline in Michigan has undermined notions that Canadian oil imports provide a safer alternative to domestic US drilling, writes Derek Brower
Russia has trumped Nabucco for Central Asian gas
1 September 2010
Last year Russia improved the gas-pricing scheme under which it buys Central Asian gas. It's a move that now seems to have rung the death knell for the Nabucco pipeline, says Andrey Konoplyanik*
E.On Ruhrgas takes stake in TAP
2 June 2010
The German firm says the investment will strengthen its position as an energy supplier in Italy, where it is the fourth-largest power producer and third largest gas supplier
Unconventional-gas development drives US pipeline construction boom
4 May 2010
Development of the US' unconventional gas resources will require a significant expansion of pipeline infrastructure. Midstream companies are stepping up to the plate, writes Anne Feltus
Argentina turns to Bolivia for gas
4 May 2010
With Argentine gas production falling and the country increasingly reliant on spot LNG cargoes the government has turned to Bolivia to secure its long-term gas-supply requirements, reports Robert Olson
Gazprom's Nord Stream gas pipeline becomes a reality
4 May 2010
APRIL'S PLANE crash – killing the Polish president, his wife and 86 other dignitaries in Russia – has overshadowed Russian-Polish relations. Yet a few days earlier the two countries had made a breakthrough in their energy relations, which have rarely been good
US gas-pipeline earnings examined
6 April 2010
More interstate pipeline regulation could mean higher gas prices for consumers, write Lisa M Tonery, Tania S Perez and Rabeha Kamaluddin, Fulbright & Jaworski LLP
Speculative oil pipelines offer alternative to Strait of Hormuz choke point
1 February 2010
Concerns about the vulnerability of the passage of oil through the Strait of Hormuz ebb and flow depending on the international mood over Iran, writes Digby Lidstone
German regulation threatens vital gas-infrastructure development
2 November 2009
Bottlenecks in Germany's pipeline system threaten gas supply security in Europe, even if Nord Stream and other big import projects go ahead, writes NJ Watson
Ukraine: EU needs no new pipelines; no dispute with Gazprom expected
7 October 2009
Ukraine is a reliable gas-trasit state, more gas pipeline capacity to Europe is not needed, says Naftogaz
GDF Suez to join Nord Stream but project still waiting for green light
1 October 2009
Nord Stream expects approval, as GDF plans to join the pipeline consortium
Gazprom stays bullish despite demand slump
1 October 2009
Gazprom's export plans will not be de-railed by weakening demand