21 Jul 2022

Key Russian pipeline resumes pumping gas to Europe

Despite warnings that Russia would curb or halt supplies all together, the country has resumed pumping gas to Europe through the Nord Stream 1 pipeline. The pipeline restarted after a 10 day maintenance break, although it is flowing at a reduced level. The European Commission urged European countries to cut

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08 Dec 2021

Germany’s Scholz Takes Power After Merkel’s 16-Year Rule

On Wednesday, Germany’s Parliament elected Olaf Scholz as chancellor. This marks the end of Angela Merkel’s 16-year rule. Scholz, the country’s new center-left leader, will face challenges left by his predecessor such as international criticism of the country’s close energy partnership with Russia. Scholz will battle a series of short-term

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26 May 2021

US to Regulate Pipeline Cybersecurity

Just a week after Colonial Pipeline allegedly paid a ransom of $4.4 million to the cybercrime gang DarkSide following a destructive ransomware attack, the US Department of Homeland Security announced that it plans to issue its first-ever set of cybersecurity regulations for pipelines. Colonial Pipeline was forced to take its

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10 May 2021

Ransomware Takes Down East Coast Fuel Pipeline

The US government has issued emergency legislation following a ransomware attack that impacted the country’s largest fuel pipeline, the Colonial Pipeline. Over the weekend, the pipeline confirmed that it had suffered from a serious cyber-attack that resulted in some of its services being taken offline. The infrastructure attack is the

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15 Jan 2021

Nord Stream 2: Germany says construction can continue

The construction of the Nord Stream 2 pipeline was allowed to restart immediately according to the German Federal Maritime and Hydrographic Agency on Friday. The agency gave approval for a vessel to operate in German waters. Local media stated the restart may be delayed by legal action. Environmental groups are

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20 Feb 2020

U.S. Government Issues Powerful Cyberattack Warning As Gas Pipeline Forced Into Two Day Shut Down

The US government has issued a warning after a major cyberattack hit a gas compression facility, forcing the operation to shut down as the facility struggled to recover. According to the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Agency (CISA), the attack involved ransomware and targeted a natural gas facility, however, the location of

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