Nabucco loses its plot
1 November 2006
Russia's Gazprom remains one step ahead of the European Union's (EU) efforts to diversify its energy sources, the Nabucco pipeline could provide it.
Bear-faced cheek
1 October 2006
Whatever the real reason behind Russia's decision to cut off crude supplies to Lithuania through the Druzhba pipeline, the affair highlights the vulnerability of Central and Eastern Europe's refiners to oil supply disruptions, writes NJ Watson
Enbridge: aggressive but conservative
1 August 2006
Canada's oil and gas sector needs more infrastructure. Enbridge wants to supply it. Derek Brower talks to the company's chief executive, Patrick Daniel
Ringing Europe with gas lines
1 January 2006
Gazprom is planning to open up new export routes to northern and southern Europe that will eventually ring the continent with pipelines. Foreign majors are being lured into high cost, technically demanding pipeline projects with the promise of access to Russian gasfields and security of gas supply, writes Isabel Gorst
BTC spurs co-operation
1 July 2005
Completion of a new oil pipeline linking Baku with the Turkish Mediterranean has provided Azerbaijan with a route to western markets that will guarantee the republic a future as a Caspian export hub even after its own production enters decline, writes Isabel Gorst
Pipelines for sale
1 April 2005
It might seem odd that the global champion of the free market would be hostile about a developing country pursuing that goal, but the US government has expressed disquiet at the news that Georgia plans to privatise its gas pipeline network. NJ Watson reports
Refining and marketing
1 April 2005
Canada: TransCanada enters crude-export race
Green light for Pacific exports
1 February 2005
The Russian prime minister, Mikhail Fradkov, has given the green light for construction of a huge crude oil export pipeline across eastern Siberia to the Pacific Ocean, ending months of speculation. Isabel Gorst reports
Nothing is certain
1 February 2005
India desperately needs a better oil and gas transport network and there is no shortage of proposals for new pipelines. But it remains to be seen how many of them will come to fruition, writes Cris Heaton
New pipes, new players
1 February 2005
Gas pipelines are being expanded and constructed across the continent. But because of perceptions of political and economic risk, capital for these expansions is coming from new sources, writes Robert Olson