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The Iran–Iraq–Syria pipeline – Why The U.S is so interested in Syria?

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The Iran–Iraq–Syria pipeline is a proposed natural gas pipeline running from the Iranian South Pars/North Dome Gas-Condensate field towards Europe via Iran, Iraq, Syria and Lebanon to supply European customers as well as Iraq, Syria and Lebanon.

New pipeline projects throughout the Middle East could boost Russian influence there while also ensuring the country’s role as the prime supplier of energy to Europe. – foreignpolicy.com As Washington readies itself for a diminished role in the Middle East, Moscow is laying the groundwork for a significant long-term presence. By acquiring pipelines and exploration rights in Turkey, Iraq, Lebanon, and Syria, Russia is building a land bridge to Europe through the

Middle East. In doing so, it will cement its role as Europe’s primary gas supplier and expand its influence in the Middle East, posing serious risks to U.S. and European interests.

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Decade Behind Bars For Permian Pipeline Protesters?

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If you protest an oil or gas pipeline in Texas, you could face up to 10 years in prison.

The bill on the verge of becoming law in Texas would classify civil disobedience against the construction of a pipeline in Texas a third-degree felony, putting it on “the same level of felony as attempted murderers,” according to the Texas Observer, or equivalent to sentences handed down to “drive-by shooters who fail to hit their mark,” as Bloomberg put it.

 

But Texas isn’t the only state backing the pipeline industry, Earlier this year, South Dakota advanced legislation to allow the state to seek money from pipeline companies to help cover expenses related to protests.

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TransCanada Corp’s Keystone oil pipeline was shut after a possible leak

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A part of TransCanada Corp’s Keystone oil pipeline was shut on Wednesday after a possible leak in the St Louis, Missouri, area, according to three sources familiar with the matter.

It was unclear, however, if the leak was from the Keystone pipeline itself, traders said, adding that the Steele-City-to-Patoka line was shut.

“The release is stopped,” said an official from Missouri Department of Natural Resources, adding that the spill occurred north of the city of St. Charles. – link

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