Enviornment/Safety

ACME Group and Hydrogenious LOHC Technologies to jointly explore hydrogen value chains from Oman to Europe

ACME Group and Hydrogenious LOHC Technologies, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to collaborate on a feasibility study to explore the joint development of large-scale hydrogen supply chains from ACME’s projects in Oman to supply hubs in Europe using the innovative LOHC technology.

Russia's Novatek may scale back Arctic LNG 2, focus on Murmansk

Russia's Novatek is being forced to scale back its huge Arctic LNG 2 project after Western sanctions curbed its access to ice-class tankers and will focus instead on developing its project at the ice-free port of Murmansk.

Henkel closes acquisition of specialized supplier for protective coating and sealing solutions

Henkel has successfully completed the acquisition of the U.S.-based Seal for Life Industries LLC from Arsenal Capital Partners.

NextChem and Vallourec to merge green ammonia tech with hydrogen storage for "Power-To-X" projects

Maire announces that NextChem, through its subsidiary NextChem Tech, and Vallourec, agreed to cooperate on the integration of NextChem’s proprietary green ammonia technology with Vallourec’s Delphy hydrogen storage technology and its subsequent commercialization.

Venture Global approved to re-introduce hazardous fluids at Louisiana (U.S.) LNG plant

U.S. LNG company Venture Global LNG received U.S. regulatory approval to re-introduce hazardous fluids into "HRSG 372" at the company's Calcasieu Pass LNG export plant in Louisiana.

Viridi Energy developing renewable natural gas facility in Maine (U.S.)

Viridi Energy said it has acquired a biosolids digester plant in Brunswick, Maine, (U.S.) as part of its plans to develop a facility to convert waste into RNG in the state.

Technip Energies and GE Vernova drive UK's net-zero with gas power and carbon capture project

Technip Energies, leader of a consortium with GE Vernova, and construction partner, Balfour Beatty, received a Letter of Intent from bp, on behalf of NZT Power Limited for the execution phase of the Net Zero Teesside Power in the UK.

Shell publishes Energy Transition Strategy 2024

Shell has published its first energy transition update since the launch of its Powering Progress strategy in 2021 and with this energy transition update, Shell is focusing on how the same strategy delivers “less emissions”.

U.S. natural gas pipeline accidents pose big, unreported climate threat

Accidental pipeline leaks – caused by things like punctures, corrosion, severe weather and faulty equipment - happen routinely and are a climate menace that is not currently counted in the official U.S. tally of greenhouse gas emissions, according to an examination of public data and regulatory documents.

How tech is laying the foundation for future LNG success and compliance

3/7/2024

This work details some of the ways LNG operators are embracing and deploying technology to close the gaps that exist in their ESG compliance infrastructures and emerging operational needs.

Yokogawa releases OpreX carbon footprint tracer to support decarbonization in the process manufacturing industries

Yokogawa Electric Corporation announced the development and release of OpreX Carbon Footprint Tracer, a solution in the OpreX Transformation lineup that targets the carbon footprint management needs of companies in the process manufacturing industries.

MAMII expands membership with Chevron, Seapeak, and TotalEnergies joining the initiative

Leading energy companies TotalEnergies and Chevron, and major gas carrier Seapeak, have joined the Methane Abatement in Maritime Innovation Initiative, led by SafetyTech Accelerator.

Heidelberg Materials North America announces latest step in Edmonton CCUS Project

Heidelberg Materials North America announced a significant milestone in its two-stage competitive procurement process as it works to select the capture technology and contractor for providing the CO2 separation solution for its Edmonton, Alberta, Carbon Capture, Utilization, and Storage Project.

Dana Gas resumes operations at Iraqi Kurdistan’s Khor Mor gas field

United Arab Emirates energy firm Dana Gas has resumed the production operations at Iraqi Kurdistan's Khor Mor gas field have been resumed, the company said in a statement.

Freeport LNG faces month-long unit outage due to winter storm

Freeport LNG expects one of the three gas liquefaction units at its Texas plant to be out of service for a month after it faced a technical issue during Winter Storm Heather.

Nextchem awarded a pre-FEED by Engie for the production of 2nd generation biomethane in France

MAIRE announces that Nextchem, through its subsidiary NextChem Tech, has been awarded a new contract by Engie to carry out a pre-FEED for the gasification and methanation of the waste wood as well as the implementation of a carbon capture unit for the Salamandre project in the Normandy region.

Asia LNG prices hit 4-mos low despite supply, geopolitical concerns

Asian spot LNG prices hit their lowest level in over 4 mos this week on strong inventories and weak demand despite supply concerns as more tankers avoid the Red Sea, following attacks launched by Yemen's Houthi group on commercial ships.

Record warmth leaves world with too much gas

The northern hemisphere experienced its warmest October and November in records dating back to the 1880s – pushing the gas market into a large surplus and triggering a slump in prices.

U.S. awards up to $890 MM to carbon capture projects at gas, coal plants

Natural gas and coal plants in Texas, California and North Dakota will share up to $890 MM in U.S. funding for projects to demonstrate the viability of carbon capture technologies.

Freeport LNG's Texas (U.S.) facility faces problems with upstream gas feed

Freeport LNG's pretreatment facility in Texas (U.S.), immediately reduced production rates due to issues with the upstream gas feed to the facility.

Outokumpu and Alfa Laval join forces to reduce emissions in stainless steel production

Outokumpu and Alfa Laval have entered into a contract regarding the delivery of Outokumpu Circle Green stainless steel.

Train 1 restarts after trip at Freeport LNG plant, Texas (U.S.)

Freeport LNG reported that during the operation of its liquefaction plant in Texas.

The race for clean energy: LNG and LH2 as the next frontier in fuel technology

11/30/2023

This article presents a comparison of LNG and LH2 as fuels, and discusses the properties and characteristics of both, including energy density, transportation, storage, safety, environmental impact, availability and cost.

BKV, EnLink start first carbon capture project in Texas (U.S.)

Energy firms BKV and Enlink Midstream said the first injection of carbon dioxide at a carbon capture and storage facility in Texas was completed ahead of schedule.

Climate tech company Heirloom opens U.S. commercial carbon capture plant

California climate technology company Heirloom unveiled what it says is the first U.S. commercial direct air capture plant to suck planet-warming carbon dioxide from the air, a milestone in the effort to scale up nascent carbon removal technologies and hit global climate goals.

Optimizing waste heat recovery systems for more efficient, sustainable operations

11/2/2023

In the natural gas sector, recovering available waste heat from processing operations and converting it into carbon-free electricity can represent a significant opportunity to reduce emissions and increase energy savings.

Mitigating Corrosion Under Insulation (CUI) with Liquid Coatings

The hidden dangers of corrosion under insulation (CUI) span the oil and gas industry from upstream operations to midstream infrastructure to downstream applications, including the production of liquified natural gas (LNG).

Freeport LNG Texas (U.S.) plant reports brief production halt

Freeport LNG reported a temporary production halt on October 21st, when the U.S. LNG producer's three liquefaction trains were brought offline after a trip at its upstream PTF facility in Texas.

Technip Energies has complied at all times with applicable sanctions in relation to the Arctic LNG 2 Project

As of February 24, 2022, the date of the invasion of Ukraine, Technip Energies was overseeing the Arctic LNG 2 project in Gydan, northern Russia. The contract, awarded in 2019, covered engineering, equipment procurement and the construction of three LNG trains.

Chevron's Wheatstone LNG facility faced turbine trip

A turbine at Chevron's Wheatstone LNG facility tripped, causing one of the trains, which are units that LNG to operate at 50% capacity.