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06.07.2020 - 00:21 [ The Hill ]

Energy companies cancel Atlantic Coast Pipeline

The two energy companies behind plans to build a natural gas pipeline spanning from West Virginia to North Carolina announced Sunday that the project was canceled, citing ongoing legal battles over the pipeline’s construction.

28.05.2020 - 02:13 [ Center for Biological Diversity ]

Trump Administration Again OKs Oil Drilling in California’s Carrizo Plain National Monument

On the eve of a holiday weekend and during a global pandemic, the Trump administration last week approved a new oil well and pipeline in Carrizo Plain National Monument. It would be the first well drilled in the monument since it was established in 2001.

The Bureau of Land Management originally approved the well and pipeline two years ago but withdrew that approval in July 2019 after Los Padres ForestWatch and Center for Biological Diversity filed objections. The conservation groups cited the well’s potential harm to wildlife, views and the climate.

25.03.2020 - 20:47 [ The Hill ]

Court sides with tribes in Dakota Access Pipeline case, ordering full environmental review

The controversial Dakota Access Pipeline hit another roadblock Wednesday when a federal judge struck down permits for the pipeline and ordered a full workup of the environmental impacts of the project.

North Dakota’s Standing Rock Sioux Tribe had sued over the pipeline as protesters from around the country came to rally against pipeline construction that would travel across native lands and cross the Missouri River.

19.02.2020 - 21:59 [ Trend.az ]

Canada passenger rail company lays off 1,000 staff as blockades bite

The protesters say they back the Wet’suwet’en indigenous people of British Columbia in their campaign against the C$6.6 billion ($4.98 billion) Coastal GasLink project. Some aboriginal bands claim the right to veto projects on their territory, a stance rejected by a Canadian court earlier this month.

“Reconciliation doesn’t mean allowing a couple of people to shut down the national economy,” Alberta Premier Jason Kenney told reporters.

14.02.2020 - 02:58 [ The Abbotsford News ]

VIDEO: B.C. officials to meet Wet’suwet’en chiefs over gas pipeline protest

B.C. Indigenous Relations Minister Scott Fraser has agreed to a meeting with Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs to resolve an impasse that has seen roadblocks on the route of the Coastal Gaslink pipeline spread to the nearby CN Rail tracks in northwestern B.C.

A letter from Premier John Horgan to a Wet’suwet’en chief confirms acceptance of a meeting, to be joined by a federal representative and a member of the neighbouring Gitxsan community.

14.02.2020 - 02:48 [ CityNews ]

‚This is war‘: Anti-pipeline protesters occupy David Eby Vancouver constituency office

The Vancouver constituency office of B.C.’s Attorney General was taken over Thursday by anti-pipeline protesters and supporters of Wet’suwet’en people opposed to a GasLink pipeline project.

Upwards of 50 people occupied the office and surrounding sidewalk, singing, drumming, giving speeches and milling about the room. Attorney General David Eby was in Victoria at the time of the protest.

03.02.2020 - 05:11 [ Truthout ]

Canada’s Battle Against First Nations Shows Slide Toward Authoritarianism

The Canadian state has always, if only tacitly, understood this relationship between authoritarianism, resource extraction, colonialism and what Karl Marx called “primitive accumulation” — the looting and pillaging of wealth. Like the U.S., Canada has a long, ignominious record of abusing, locking up and betraying promises to Indigenous peoples.

01.02.2020 - 18:23 [ Trend.az ]

Ashgabat, Delhi discuss TAPI gas pipeline project

The Turkmengas State Concern is the leader of the TAPI Pipeline Company Ltd. international consortium. It acts as the main financier and manager of the project. The consortium also includes Afghan Gas Corporation, Pakistan’s Inter State Gas Systems (Private) Limited Company and India’s GAIL Company.

29.01.2020 - 00:24 [ Mike Garrity / CounterPunch ]

Natural Gas Pipeline Corridor Threatens Imperiled Species and Inventoried Roadless Areas

We are giving the Forest Service the opportunity to address the serious legal problems with this decision before actually filing a lawsuit. For the sake of our public lands and wildlife – especially the imperiled species that will be harmed by this project – we truly hope the Forest Service reconsiders its decision and either cancels the project or takes the steps necessary to bring the project in compliance with federal law.

27.12.2019 - 17:23 [ Sueddeutsche ]

Reise in die Türkei: Merkel ringt um Flüchtlingspakt

Merkel und Erdoğan waren sich zuletzt auf dem Nato-Treffen in London Anfang Dezember begegnet. In einem Vierer-Treffen mit Frankreichs Präsident Emmanuel Macron und dem britischen Premierminister Boris Johnson sprachen sie über die Lage in Nordsyrien. Bei Merkels Besuch im Januar dürfte aber auch das Thema Libyen eine Rolle spielen, seit Erdoğan angekündigt hat, im dortigen Bürgerkrieg selbst für eine Seite Partei zu ergreifen.

27.12.2019 - 16:45 [ saltwire.com ]

Putin, Erdogan plan to launch TurkStream pipeline on January 8: Kremlin

(02.12.2019)

Russian President Vladimir Putin plans to travel to Turkey for talks with his Turkish counterpart Tayyip Erdogan on Jan. 8 where he will open the TurkStream natural gas pipeline, the Kremlin said on Monday.

26.12.2019 - 20:35 [ The Star Canada ]

Indigenous artifacts found in the path of a B.C. natural gas pipeline could be destroyed — and provincial permits allow for it

Mike Ridsdale’s voice shook as he spoke about ancient artifacts that could be destroyed as construction of the Coastal GasLink natural gas pipeline continues, through the traditional lands of the Wet’suwet’en Nation. “Where our ancestors used to be laying, (they’ll be) shoved to the side and made into a pile of dirt,” Ridsdale said.

25.12.2019 - 12:07 [ Heise.de ]

Israel, Zypern, Griechenland und Italien haben sich auf Eastmed-Gaspipeline geeinigt

Der griechischen Regierung zufolge haben sich Griechenland, Zypern, Israel und Italien auf die Bedingungen für den Bau der Mittelmeer-Gaspipeline Eastmed so vollständig geeinigt, dass der griechische Regierungschef Kyriakos Mitsotakis, der dem zypriotische Staatspräsident Nikos Anastasiades, der israelische Ministerpräsident Benjamin Netanjahu und ein noch nicht namentlich genannter Vertreter der italienischen Staatsführung den Vertrag dazu am 2. Januar unterschreiben werden.

15.12.2019 - 00:53 [ The Times of Israel ]

Turkish ships said to force Israeli research vessel out of Cypriot waters

According to TV report, Turkish navy intercepts Israeli boat, orders it to leave; Turkey’s recent maritime deal with Libya has fueled regional tensions over drilling rights

12.12.2019 - 16:11 [ Tagesschau ]

Entscheidung im Kongress: USA beschließen Nord Stream 2-Sanktionen

In seltener Einigkeit lehnen US-Präsident Trump, Demokraten und Republikaner Nord Stream 2 ab. Der Kongress will die Ostsee-Pipeline von Russland nach Deutschland nun mit Sanktionen stoppen – kurz vor deren Fertigstellung.

02.12.2019 - 16:41 [ German Foreign Policy ]

Ringen um Russlands Erdgas

Wie aus Washington berichtet wird, arbeiten Abgeordnete im US-Kongress gegenwärtig daran, die Bestimmungen eines entsprechenden Gesetzentwurfs, der bisher nicht verabschiedet werden konnte, in das Gesetz über den nächsten Pentagon-Haushalt zu integrieren.

16.11.2019 - 00:23 [ German Foreiign Policy ]

Sanktionen gegen Ankara

Kern des neuen Sanktionskonflikts zwischen der EU und der Türkei ist ein Teil der gewaltigen Erdgasvorkommen im östlichen Mittelmeer, die seit den 2000er Jahren Schritt für Schritt erkundet und ausgebeutet werden. Große Felder liegen vor allem vor der ägyptischen und der israelischen Küste; auch der Libanon hofft von Vorräten in seiner Ausschließlichen Wirtschaftszone profitieren zu können.

14.09.2019 - 01:39 [ Al Jazeera ]

India, Nepal open South Asia’s first cross-border oil pipeline

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Nepalese counterpart, Khadga Prasad Oli, hit the switch simultaneously on Tuesday from their offices in New Delhi and Kathmandu to open the 69-kilometre pipeline, which will bring gasoline, diesel fuel and kerosene across the border to Nepal.

16.08.2019 - 03:38 [ Michel Chossudovsky / Global Research ]

The War on Lebanon and the Battle for Oil

(21.10.2012) The following text written in 2006 at the height of the Lebanon 2006 war examines the geopolitics of energy and oil and and gas pipeline corridors through Lebanon and Syria

Another important strategic objective for Israel is the control over offshore gas reserves in the Eastern Mediterranean, including those Gaza, Lebanon and Syria. These coastal gas reserves extend from Israel’s border with Egyptian to the Turkish border.

25.07.2019 - 19:45 [ Zero Hedge ]

The Oil-Gas War Over Syria (In 4 Maps)

(25.10.2016)

Qatar is a Sunni gas-powerhouse and wants to become the main supplier of gas there, and Saudi Arabia is a Sunni oil-powerhouse, which wants to become the major supplier of oil, but Saudi oil and Qatari gas would be pipelined through secular-controlled (Assad’s) Syria, and this is why the U.S. and its fundamentalist-Sunni allies, the Sauds, and Qataris, are using Al Qaeda and other jihadists to conquer enough of a strip through Syria so that U.S. companies such as Halliburton will be able safely to place pipelines there, to be marketed in Europe by U.S. firms such as Exxon. Iran also wants to pipeline its gas through Syria, and this is one reason why Iran is defending Syria’s government, against the U.S.-Saudi-Qatari-jihadist invasion, which is trying to overthrow and replace Assad.

25.07.2019 - 19:25 [ CheckpointAsia.net ]

Somebody Blew Up the Pipeline to Syria’s Main Oil Terminal: Oil embargo of the country now backed by sabotage of key oil infrastructure

(28.06.2019)

Experts confirm that the attack was a well-planned operation. Pipes are at a depth of dozens meters underwater. Such a difficult mining mission can be completed only by trained and well-equipped specs. This fact excludes the operating of the irregular militants.

25.07.2019 - 19:20 [ Oilprice.com ]

Oil Pipelines Sabotaged In Syria

(24.06.2019) The network carries crude oil from the coast to tankers at the port of Banias. The port city houses one of Syria’s two refineries. The other is located in Homs, in central Syria.

Last month U.S.-led forces blew up three oil tankers in Syria in the latest push against the Syrian government which is fighting rebel groups in their last remaining stronghold in Syria, in Idlib.

Syria is heavily dependent on crude oil imports through the Mediterranean, with a lot of the oil coming from Iran.

25.07.2019 - 19:11 [ Al-Monitor ]

Iraq plans to launch pipelines to export oil through Jordan, Syria

(19.07.2019)

Assem Jihad, a spokesman for the Ministry of Oil, told Al-Monitor, “The ministry is considering the extension of an Iraqi oil pipeline through Syrian territory to the Mediterranean Sea, and is in the process of studying the economic feasibility of the project and the appropriate geographical and security conditions.”

He said the idea had been proposed in 2004 but delayed due to unstable security conditions in both countries.

25.07.2019 - 19:10 [ Letter to Britain ]

How a Pipeline From Iran to Syria Could Bring Peace

(16.02.2018) There was at one time, a completely plausible plan for the region that has gone off the rails — not because any side opposed it — but because there was no oversight to bring the plan to fruition.

In between President Obama’s ‘Pivot to Asia’, the Arab Spring, and the U.S. elections that brought Donald Trump to the White House, the Syrian situation was left unguided and (no surprise!) it therefore deteriorated.

Major powers are now bombing each other’s troops and shooting down each other’s aircraft (and who knows what else is going on that isn’t reported) which makes escalation a foregone conclusion in the absence of leadership and implementation of the original plan.

16.06.2019 - 17:31 [ Global News ]

No business case for Trans Mountain expansion, says former environment minister

Anderson wrote that Asian refineries have better supply options than Alberta. Compared with conventional light and medium crude oil from Nigeria and the Middle East, Alberta bitumen is expensive to produce, hard to handle and provides no security of supply advantages, he said.

16.06.2019 - 17:25 [ Reuters ]

Canada set to approve hotly-debated pipeline expansion, Trudeau unlikely to benefit

Canada looks set to approve a hotly-debated plan to expand an oil pipeline this week, people familiar with the process told Reuters, but the move is unlikely to help Prime Minister Justin Trudeau rebuild flagging support ahead of an October election.

15.05.2019 - 14:24 [ German Foreign Policy ]

Vor neuen Konfrontationen (II)

Macrons Gegenwehr gegen die deutsche Dominanz betrifft nicht nur die Europa-, sondern auch die klassische Außenpolitik. So hat die französische Regierung am 30. April eine neue Südosteuropastrategie angekündigt, die neue Aktivitäten vor allem in den sechs Ländern der Region, die nicht der EU angehören [4], mit sich bringen soll. Vorgesehen ist nicht nur der Ausbau der politischen, sondern auch der ökonomischen Beziehungen; Paris stellt unter anderem Entwicklungsmittel in Höhe von zunächst 100 bis 150 Millionen Euro bereit. Vor allem die Militärkooperation soll intensiviert werden: Geplant ist neben einer verstärkten Ausbildung südosteuropäischer Offiziere in Frankreich auch eine zunehmende Einbindung von Soldaten der Region in französische Militäreinsätze. Bereits im Februar unterschrieb die damalige französische Europaministerin Nathalie Loiseaux bei einem Besuch in Serbien detaillierte Vereinbarungen zur engeren wirtschaftlichen Zusammenarbeit.

07.05.2019 - 17:49 [ Irna.ir ]

Pakistan PM keen to complete gas pipeline project with Iran

Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan expressed his resolve to complete gas pipeline project with Islamic Republic of Iran, local media reported on Tuesday.

According to reports, Prime Minister has issued fresh directives to the authorities concerned to take appropriate steps to implement Iran-Pakistan gas pipeline project.

07.04.2019 - 13:28 [ Radio Utopie ]

Tschad: Chronologie der French Connection

(16. Februar 2008)

August 2006:
Der seit 1990 durch einen Putsch mit Hilfe Frankreichs an die Macht gekommene Diktator Idriss Deby verlangt eine Erhöhung der Anteile am Ölprofit auf 60% (bis zum damaligen Zeitpunkt 20%). Er spricht von „Krümeln“, die der Tschad (sprich: er) bis dahin von den Energiemonolen bekommen habe.
Daraufhin geschieht Folgendes: das ehrenwerte US-Magazin “Forbes” zeigt sich plötzlich so erschüttert, dass es den Tschad als “korruptestes Land der Welt” bezeichnet und die höchst ehrenwerte Weltbank sperrt dem Tschad (also Deby) die Konten. (10)

Oktober 2006:
Die “Union of Forces for Democracy and Development” (UFDD) wird gegründet.
Ziel der „Tschad-Rebellen“: Sturz von Deby (12).
Anführer: der ehemalige Botschafter in Saudi-Arabien, General Mahamat Nouri, bis 2004 Minister von Deby und 1990 ebenfalls mit französischer Hilfe an die Macht gekommen (13).
Hauptquartier: Libreville, Gabun, ebenfalls ex-Kolonie von Frankreich. (5)
Ungefähr im gleichen Zeitraum gründet sich in Sudan, Provinz Darfur, die Guerillatruppe „Armee der Volkskräfte“ – „mit tschadischer Unterstützung“, wie es heisst. (14)

05.04.2019 - 01:08 [ German Foreign Policy ]

Vorstoß zum Kaspisee

Die deutsch-turkmenischen Geschäfte umfassen auch heikle Bereiche. Im Februar 2018 reiste ein Vertreter des Münchner IT-Sicherheitskonzerns Rohde & Schwarz nach Aschgabad und traf sich dort mit Staatschef Berdimuhamedow. Ihm zufolge will seine Firma die Beziehungen mit Turkmenistan ausbauen. Auf die Anfrage der Menschenrechtsorganisation Human Rights Watch, welche Dienstleistungen Rohde & Schwarz bisher für Turkmenistan geleistet habe und was derzeit geplant sei, gab es keine Antwort. Das Unternehmen baut unter anderem Cybersecurity-Systeme für Regierungen und Militärs.

04.03.2019 - 02:02 [ Global Research ]

The Dakota Access Pipeline Company Is Abusing the Judicial System to Silence Dissent

The ACLU, along with a coalition of public interest groups, filed a friend-of-the-court brief in support of Greenpeace and its partners and the individual Standing Rock protesters. We argued that Energy Transfer’s claims violate the First Amendment, which prohibits companies from suing critics out of existence just because their message is anathema to the corporate interests of the plaintiff. We also told the court that the RICO Act can’t be manipulated and exploited to suppress constitutionally protected speech.

15.02.2019 - 14:31 [ German Foreign Policy ]

Weltpolitik unter Druck

Vor der heute startenden Münchner Sicherheitskonferenz setzen US-Aggressionen und innereuropäische Opposition gegen die offene Berliner Dominanz zentrale Projekte der deutschen Weltpolitik massiv unter Druck.

12.02.2019 - 03:20 [ German Foreign Policy ]

Die Macht der Röhren

Wie es in einer aktuellen, an der University of Oxford erstellten Analyse heißt, haben die 2014 eingeleiteten westlichen Sanktionen Moskau veranlasst, sich verstärkt nach alternativen Abnehmern seiner Ressourcen umzusehen. Vor allem China will in Zukunft große Mengen Erdgas aus Russland beziehen; eine erste Pipeline soll noch dieses Jahr in Betrieb genommen werden.

03.02.2019 - 01:13 [ Elif Erşen / Daily Sabah ]

Conflict-ridden Eastern Mediterranean: Syrian war, disputed waters hinder solutions for hydrocarbon resources

In the last few years hopes for the commercialization of hydrocarbon resources in the Eastern Mediterranean have dimmed as diplomatic and military tensions rise in the region along side the unending Syrian war

14.01.2019 - 04:17 [ Oilprice ]

Another Crucial Canadian Pipeline Runs Into Trouble

But at least five Wet’suwet’en chiefs oppose the project. “The goal has always been the same for Canada and indigenous people: it’s to remove us from our land and have access to the resources,” Jennifer Wickham, a member of one of five clans making up the Wet’suwet’en nation, told The Guardian. “That storyline has never changed.”

26.11.2018 - 00:59 [ Xinhuanet ]

Cyprus, Israel, Greece, Italy close to East Med pipe line deal: report

Four Mediterranean countries, Cyprus, Greece, Italy and Israel are close to an agreement to construct the world’s longest undersea pipeline to transfer natural gas from the eastern Mediterranean energy fields to Europe, a Cypriot government source was quoted as saying on Sunday.

11.07.2018 - 13:52 [ Spiegel.de ]

Streit mit Russland: USA wollen Nord Stream 2 von Sanktionen ausschließen

Deutschland hat nach Angaben des Bundeswirtschaftsministeriums eine Zusage der USA, dass der Bau der Gaspipeline Nord Stream 2 von den Sanktionen ausgeschlossen wird. Dies teilte eine Ministeriumssprecherin an diesem Freitag mit.

Das Versprechen sei in Konsultationen mit der US-Regierung erreicht worden.

27.05.2018 - 11:08 [ ORF,at ]

Russland und Türkei beenden Streit um Gaslieferung

Zuvor hatte der türkische Präsident Recep Tayyip Erdogan gesagt, dass sich Ankara und Moskau auf einen Preisabschlag verständigt hätten. Die Türkei bezahle demnach 10,25 Prozent weniger für das Erdgas, das Ankara von Moskau gekauft habe. Das beinhalte die Jahre 2015 und 2016. Dadurch erhalte die Türkei eine Zahlung von einer Milliarde Dollar aus Russland.