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RWE CEO: Gov'ts, Energy Firms Must Cooperate on Green Targets

Jun 23, 2021

Governments and private sector energy companies must work together to drive acceptance of energy transition targets, the chief executive of German utility RWE said on Tuesday, warning that behavior changes will be a hard sell.In a panel discussion…

Greener Oil or Green Industry? Gridlock Puts Norway in a Bind

Jun 23, 2021

Norway’s oil and gas industry is counting on renewable power from hydro plants to cut emissions from its offshore platforms but rival demand from the green economy is putting a spanner in the works.The decision to keep investing in new oil and…

Baker Hughes CEO Calls for Regulatory Incentives on Emissions

Jun 23, 2021

U.S. energy services firm Baker Hughes Co on Tuesday said regulatory frameworks are needed to help spur the growth of energy transition technologies, such as hydrogen, as its top executive called on regulators to create incentives to reduce emissions…

DNV, Neptune Studying if Offshore Pipelines Can Be Reused for CO2 Transport

Jun 22, 2021

Neptune Energy has awarded DNV a contract for the carbon capture and storage (CCS) pipeline materials study which will assess the fracture and suitability of offshore pipelines for reuse in CO2 transport.The pipeline materials analysis is part…

UTC: The Race to the Lowest Emission Barrel

Jun 16, 2021

Operators have called for greater certification and ‘provenance’ of oil and gas production and encourage competition when it comes to lowest emission barrels as they position their businesses to align with the energy transition.Speaking at the…

UTC: Norwegian Activity – and Focus on Emissions – Increasing

Jun 16, 2021

Activity on the Norwegian Continental Shelf (NCS) is going to be high in the next few years, but views on the longer-term outlook differ as the balancing act over demand for energy and a need to reduce emissions – at an ever greater pace – is played out…

Australia Tells Companies to Nominate Acreage for Offshore Carbon Storage

Jun 16, 2021

Australia asked companies on Wednesday to nominate offshore acreage they want to explore for places to bury carbon dioxide, part of a government drive to promote carbon capture and storage (CCS) to help cut emissions.'The coalition government…

Contract Extension: Wood to Keep Supporting Equinor's Offshore Assets in Norway

Jun 16, 2021

Engineering firm Wood has secured an extension of its existing framework agreement with the Norwegian oil and gas giant Equinor. Wood will continue to support Equinor's offshore assets on the Norwegian Continental Shelf as part of the agreement…

Lundin Energy Sells 'Carbon neutral' Oil to South Korea's GS Caltex

Jun 16, 2021

Lundin Energy has sold an oil cargo certified as carbon neutral at the point of production to South Korean refiner GS Caltex in the first such sale of crude from Norway's Johan Sverdrup field, the Swedish company said on Wednesday.Oil companies…

Horisont Energi Taps Saipem, Technip Energies for Barents Blue Ammonia Project

Jun 15, 2021

Norwegian carbon tech company Horisont Energi has selected Saipem and Technip Energies for two independent concept studies for the full conceptual design of the Barents Blue carbon-neutral ammonia plant in Hammerfest, northern Norway.Back in May…

Australia's LNG Industry Sees a Somewhat Green Hydrogen Future

Jun 15, 2021

Having scaled the peak of becoming the world's top exporter of liquefied natural gas (LNG), Australia's producers of the super-chilled fuel are contemplating switching their industry around to become the global leader in hydrogen.The keynote…

Decarbonization an Opportunity, Not a Threat for Australia, Santos CEO Says

Jun 15, 2021

Australia, the world's biggest exporter of coal and liquefied natural gas, should view decarbonization not as a threat but as an opportunity to create a 'new, large-scale industry' in carbon offsets, Santos CEO Kevin Gallagher said on Tuesday…

Equinor to Increase Spending on Renewables. Oil Output Continues to Rise

Jun 15, 2021

Equinor will increase the share of investment it dedicates to renewable energy and so-called low-carbon solutions as it seeks to broaden its business, the Norwegian oil and gas producer said in a strategy update on Tuesday.The majority state-owned firm…

Australia Allocates Funds for Six Carbon Capture Projects

Jun 08, 2021

The Australian government picked six-carbon capture, use, and storage projects on Monday to receive a total of A$50 million ($39 million) in funds as it looks to accelerate the development of the technology to cut emissions.Carbon capture has…

Dutch Gov't Awards $2.56B for Rotterdam Carbon Capture Project

Jun 08, 2021

The Dutch government on Tuesday confirmed that it has awarded 2.1 billion euros ($2.56 billion), nearly half of its 2021 annual budget for sustainable projects, to a project aimed at capturing and storing carbon emissions from Rotterdam Port…

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