Enviornment/Safety

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.

Hydrogen will be a key enabler of the energy transition, say industry experts at Gastech 2023

The second day of Gastech 2023 has drawn to a close, with high-level participation from policymakers and business leaders from over 100 countries, enabling significant progress on the path to net zero.

The story behind engineering the world’s largest post-combustion carbon capture plant

9/1/2023

VPI—a power generator and owner of a 1,260-MW combined-cycle natural gas power plant based in Immingham, UK, adjacent to the Humber Oil refinery—is set to play a pivotal role in decarbonizing the region, as it plans to transform its existing facility into the largest post-combustion carbon capture plant of its type in the world.

Eni, Snam set ambitions for Italy's first carbon storage project

The two groups joined forces last year to set up the first CCS project in Italy. The hub they plan to create in the Adriatic sea will store around 16 million standard tons of carbon dioxide each year, nearly half of the net annual emissions from the country's most carbon-intensive industries.

Power outages in parts of UAE's Sharjah due to technical fault at gas plant

Parts of Sharjah, one of the United Arab Emirates neighboring Middle East trade hub Dubai, are suffering power outages due to a technical fault at a gas plant.

U.S. power system gets gasier, but not much cleaner, in 2023

U.S. power producers increased output of electricity from natural gas by more than from clean power sources in the opening eight months of 2023, as electricity firms grappled with low wind speeds and heavy demand from power-hungry air conditioners.

Japan utilities LNG stockpiles slump as hot summer lifts air-conditioner demand

LNG stockpiles held by Japanese electric utilities hit more than one-year lows, as the hot summer drives usage of air-conditioners and typhoons delay cargoes, data released by Japan's industry ministry showed.

Tennessee natural gas pipeline declares force majeure due to fire

Kinder Morgan unit Tennessee Gas Pipeline declared force majeure due to an explosion and fire caused by equipment failure at a compressor station near Centerville in Hickman County.

Defying war risk, European traders store gas in Ukraine

European gas traders have begun storing natural gas in Ukraine to take advantage of lower prices and available capacity there, regardless of the risks from the ongoing war, three traders and company officials said.

Spain activates all its gas plants to cope with heatwave

Spain had to resort to all available gas plants to cope with growing electricity demand triggered by the scorching temperatures in recent days.

Tuscan LNG terminal to be moved offshore by 2026

A liquefied natural gas vessel moored in the Tuscan port of Piombino will be moved off the coast of Vado Ligure and Savona in Italy's northwestern region of Liguria, the president of Liguria said.

World’s top LNG players push for more, but greener, gas investments

Current investments in gas infrastructure are falling short of what is needed, officials at an industry conference in Japan said, citing the role they say the fuel has to play in both global energy security and the transition to net zero.

German town threatens legal action over fast-track LNG

A German resort town said it will take legal action against the federal government's plans to build liquefied natural gas terminals off the Baltic Sea coast after the parliament passed a reform to speed up the process.