Enviornment/Safety

Svanehøj and Engie team up to enhance offshore LNG safety on FSRUs

LNG storage involves managing significant safety risks, but data on the behavior of LNG in Floating Storage and Regasification Units is lacking. Now, tank control system specialists from Svanehøj and energy researchers at Engie Lab Crigen have joined forces to develop more effective safety measures.

MAN Energy Solutions and Shell join forces to drive decarbonization solutions

MAN Energy Solutions and Shell have agreed a Memorandum of Understanding to explore the potential of combining their individual competencies and technologies to achieve their climate goals and support their customers in their decarbonization efforts.

Chamber analysis highlights flaws with EPA powerplant proposal

A new analysis by the U.S. Chamber’s Global Energy Institute finds significant flaws with the methodology used in EPA’s new carbon pollution standards for coal and natural gas-fired power plants.

Germany, South Africa agree to cooperate on green hydrogen projects

Germany and South Africa y agreed to cooperate on green hydrogen projects in the latest bid by Europe to tap into Africa's huge renewable resource potential to meet 2050 net zero targets.

Fuel gas blending: Follow the H2 signal

6/13/2023

In some cases, it may be practical to blend hydrogen (H2) into the local natural gas distribution network via an agreement with local utilities, but regardless of the strategy, blending must be carefully controlled. This article examines these challenges.

Asahi Kasei and Mitsui to establish supply and procurement systems for bio-methanol

Asahi Kasei Corporation and Mitsui & Co., Ltd. will establish a supply and procurement scheme for bio-methanol produced in the United States.

Tokyo Gas to spend $1.4 B on renewable power at home and abroad

Japan's Tokyo Gas is shifting its overseas focus to renewable energy and away from regional upstream gas projects as it seeks to combat climate change, its president said, although it will invest in LNG.

Roseville, California converts organic waste into renewable fuel for solid waste trucks

The City of Roseville, California has embarked on a groundbreaking initiative to decrease greenhouse gas emissions and minimize landfill waste by powering its trash and recycling fleet with renewable natural gas derived from the digestion of organic waste.

Bangladesh power cuts may last two more weeks on fuel shortages

Bangladesh could face power cuts for two more weeks, its power minister said, as higher electricity consumption because of rising temperatures has caused a fuel shortfall for generation plants.

Equinor says production at Hammerfest LNG to resume

Norway's Equinor plans to restart production at its Arctic LNG plant in Hammerfest after it was shut down due to a gas leak, the company said in a market message.

Equinor shuts Hammerfest LNG plant due to gas leak

Norway's Hammerfest LNG plant was shutting down due to a gas leak, a spokesperson for operator Equinor said, confirming an earlier police report.

German cabinet approves legal framework for hydrogen core network

The German cabinet on Wednesday passed a draft law to create a framework for a hydrogen core network scheduled to go into operation by 2032, as Berlin aims to move away from fossil fuels and become climate-neutral by 2045.

BASF’s gas treatment technology to be used by Linde and Heidelberg Materials’ large-scale CO2-capture plant

A CO₂ capture process will be used for the first time at a large-scale CO2-capture facility operated by Capture-to-Use – a new joint venture established by Heidelberg Materials and Linde.

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

5/19/2023

This article 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.

Alberta wildfires hit gas flow out of Canada to U.S., spiking prices

Abnormally hot and dry weather is set to return to Alberta after a couple of cooler days helped calm wildfires that have slowed the flow of natural gas out of Canada into the United States and lifted gas prices.

Helleniq Energy says close to final decision on green hydrogen investment

Helleniq Energy, Greece's biggest oil refiner, said it is close to a final decision on a pilot green hydrogen investment at its Elefsina refinery.

Alberta producers restart oil and gas operations as wildfires temporarily ease

A number of oil and gas companies in Canada's main crude-producing province Alberta restarted shuttered production as wildfires that sparked widespread evacuations eased, although officials warned conditions could deteriorate.

Carbon capture and hydrogen are the main tools in Biden’s power plan

The Biden administration unveiled its plan to slash greenhouse gas emissions from the U.S. power sector, part of its broader effort to decarbonize the economy to fight climate change.

Ford to test small UK fleet of hydrogen fuel cell E-Transit vans

Ford Motor Co said it will test a small fleet of prototype hydrogen fuel-cell versions of its electric E-Transit model to see if they are a workable zero-emission option for customers hauling heavy goods long distances.

New York State bans natural gas in some new construction

New York has become the first U.S. state to pass legislation banning the use of natural gas for heating and cooking in some new buildings, a plan designed to reduce carbon emissions but opposed by industry groups as excessive and costly.

Fire breaks out at gas processing plant in Kazakhstan

A fire broke out at a gas processing plant on the Zhanazhol gas condensate field in Kazakhstan, local authorities and the company developing the field said.

Wood and CMG work to advance carbon capture storage solutions

Wood has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Computer Modelling Group Ltd. specializing in CCS projects.

Next generation tank lining delivers next-level service lives

The experts at Sherwin-Williams offer a variety of factors to consider when choosing tank linings and is raising the standard for years to come with our latest generation of single-coat epoxy tank linings.

TotalEnergies says Mozambique LNG restart complicated by cost disagreements

The restart of TotalEnergies' $20-B Mozambique LNG project is being complicated by disagreements with contractors over extra costs.

Dutch government confirms plan to halt gas production in Groningen

The Dutch government said that it will invest $24.24 B in the earthquake-stricken Groningen region while confirming plans to halt gas production there no later than 2024.

Biden EPA to issue power plant rules that lean on carbon capture

The U.S. government may soon require natural gas-fired power plants to install technology to capture carbon emissions as President Joe Biden's administration enacts new rules to help decarbonize the power sector in 12 years.

US settles air pollution cases with three natural gas processors

The Biden administration said it had agreed on separate settlements worth about $25 MM in total with three natural gas processors to reduce air pollution across 12 states, including in communities disproportionately hit by health-harming emissions.

Germany improving efforts to meet 2030 hydrogen goals

Germany is getting nearer to goals for developing a green hydrogen market by the end of the decade.

Innovation accelerates drive to sustainability

Climate change poses a very real threat to life as we know it, and we must all work together if we hope to address it. For asset-intensive industries, one of the most powerful steps in addressing that threat is the energy transition.

Britain has enough gas for summer demand, National Gas Transmission says

Britain will have sufficient gas supply to meet demand from April to September and is expected to sustain flows to Europe, the UK's National Gas Transmission company said.