pipelines

France, Portugal and Spain Agree on ‘Green Energy Corridor’ for Hydrogen Transport

France, Portugal and Spain Agree on ‘Green Energy Corridor’ for Hydrogen Transport

Meeting prior to a European Union summit in Brussels, Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez, French President Emmanuel Macron and Portuguese Prime Minister António Costa agreed upon a “green energy corridor” — a new pipeline between Barcelona and Marseille underneath the Mediterranean Sea. The new energy supply route, termed BarMar, is an alternative to the proposed […]

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    Did Russia’s Ukraine Invasion Kill the Nord Stream 2 Pipeline?

    Did Russia’s Ukraine Invasion Kill the Nord Stream 2 Pipeline?

    Russia’s invasion of Ukraine may have effectively killed a controversial fossil-fuel project.  On Wednesday, President Joe Biden announced sanctions against the company and CEO behind the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline from Russia to Germany after the Russian government recognized two separatist territories in Ukraine as independent.  “Through his actions, President (Vladimir) Putin has provided […]

    Supreme Court Refuses to Consider Dakota Access Pipeline Appeal

    Supreme Court Refuses to Consider Dakota Access Pipeline Appeal

    The U.S. Supreme Court has refused to consider an appeal by Energy Transfer, the Dallas-based operator of the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL), over a 2020 ruling requiring an environmental review of the oil pipeline, The Guardian reported. The lawsuit was brought by the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe who — along with the Cheyenne River Sioux […]

    New Fossil Fuel Project Would Turn Uganda Into Oil-Producing Country

    New Fossil Fuel Project Would Turn Uganda Into Oil-Producing Country

    A new project from French fossil fuel company TotalEnergies and China National Offshore Oil Corporation (CNOOC) would turn Uganda into an oil-producing country for the first time.  Total announced Tuesday that the companies would spend more than $10 billion to develop oil fields in Uganda and build a pipeline network both within the landlocked country […]

    Pipeline Ruptures in Ecuadorian Amazon

    Pipeline Ruptures in Ecuadorian Amazon

    A pipeline has ruptured in the Ecuadorian Amazon near the site of a previous oil spill, contaminating waterways in Indigenous territory and threatening wildlife in a protected area. The spill has impacted almost five acres of a nature reserve in Cayambe-Coca National Park and polluted the Coca River, Deutsche Welle reported. Ecuador’s Environmental Ministry called […]

    Lawsuit to Reinstate Keystone XL Permit ‘Moot’, Judge Rules

    Lawsuit to Reinstate Keystone XL Permit ‘Moot’, Judge Rules

    A Texas judge just drove another nail into the coffin of the controversial Keystone XL pipeline. Federal Judge Jeffrey Brown said Thursday that a legal challenge to President Joe Biden’s cancellation of a key pipeline permit was moot because the company behind the project had already backed out. 

    Developers Cancel Oregon Pipeline and LNG Export Terminal

    Developers Cancel Oregon Pipeline and LNG Export Terminal

    Developers of what would have been the first LNG export terminal on the West Coast officially abandoned the project on Wednesday. The project developers told FERC they are not pursuing construction of the Pacific Connector pipeline nor the Jordan Cove export terminal in Coos Bay, Oregon, because they were unable to obtain necessary state permits. […]

    Indigenous Groups Officially Excluded From COP26, Continue Calling for Action

    Indigenous Groups Officially Excluded From COP26, Continue Calling for Action

    Indigenous groups from around the world are preparing to travel to Glasgow for COP26 to call for climate action and demand a greater say in negotiations, the Arizona Republic reports. However, despite being among the least culpable and most harmed by the climate crisis, they will not be fully credentialed while they seek to influence […]