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Talos Energy, Storegga JV Eyes Gulf of Mexico Carbon Capture Opportunities

Jun 08, 2021

Gulf of Mexico focused oil company Talos Energy and European carbon capture and storage firm Storegga have formed an exclusive joint venture to source, evaluate, and develop carbon capture and storage ('CCS') project opportunities on the United States Gulf Coast and Gulf of Mexico…

EU Approves $21.27B Just Transition Fund

Jun 07, 2021

European Union countries on Monday approved the bloc's flagship fund to wean them off fossil fuels and protect communities most affected, paving the way for members to start receiving the cash.The 17.5 billion euro ($21.27 billion) Just Transition…

Russia Wants to Make Sakhalin Island Carbon Neutral by 2025

Jun 02, 2021

Russia aims to make the fossil fuel-rich Pacific island of Sakhalin carbon neutral by 2025, and later to extend the ambition to its top oil production province in western Siberia, a deputy prime minister said.Along with the world's other leading…

IEA: Energy Investments to Recover by 10% in 2021, But will Fall Short of Net-Zero Path

Jun 02, 2021

Investment in energy is on track to recover by nearly 10% in 2021 as the world emerges from the COVID-19 pandemic, the International Energy Agency (IEA) said on Wednesday, but spending will fall far short of meeting urgent climate goals.More of the $1…

Portugal's Galp to Limit Fossil Fuel Spending, Set Aside 30% of Capex for Renewables

Jun 02, 2021

Portugal's Galp Energia will sharpen its focus on renewable energy and limit fossil fuel spending to already approved developments, resulting in a 20% cut in five-year capital expenditure, the company said on Wednesday.Oil and gas company Galp is following a broader trend…

Big Oil's Credit Risk Increased after Dutch Court Ruling, Investor Pressure

May 28, 2021

Rating agency Moody's said on Friday that the credit risk of major oil producers has increased with recent events including Royal Dutch Shell losing a Dutch climate lawsuit this week and Exxon losing a battle with shareholders.Chevron also lost…

Horisont Energi Wraps Up 1st Phase of 'Europe’s First' Large-scale Clean Ammonia Project

May 26, 2021

Horisont Energi, a Norwegian carbon capture technology firm, said on Wednesday that it had wrapped up a feasibility phase of the Barents Blue project, laying the groundwork for what it claims will be Europe's first large-scale carbon-neutral ammonia plant with offshore carbon storage…

DNV Certifies Dolphin Drilling's Efforts to Reduce Environmental Footprint

May 26, 2021

Offshore drilling contractor Dolphin Drilling said Wednesday it's become 'the first company of its kind' to secure Energy Management System ISO 50001:2018 certification.The company, which owns a fleet of offshore drilling rigs, said the certification…

Landmark Ruling: Dutch Court Orders Shell to Deepen Carbon Cuts

May 26, 2021

A Dutch court on Wednesday ordered Royal Dutch Shell to significantly deepen its planned greenhouse gas emission cuts, in a landmark ruling that could pave the way for legal action against energy firms around the world.At a courtroom in The Hague…

SSE to Invest $10.6B in Low-carbon Projects

May 26, 2021

British renewable power generator and network operator SSE Plc said on Wednesday it was on track to invest 7.5 billion pounds ($10.6 billion) in low-carbon projects up to 2025.The company turned its focus to renewable power generation and networks…

Calls to Cut Fossil Fuel Spending In Line with with BP's Strategy, CEO Says

May 20, 2021

BP CEO Bernard Looney said on Wednesday that calls for lower investment in oil, gas from an International Energy Agency report the previous day are consistent with the company's strategy. Trillions of dollars will be spent rewriting earth's energy system which sets up business opportunities…

Woodmac: Energy Transition Creating Uncertainty for $14 Trillion Worth of Oil and Gas Assets

May 20, 2021

Global energy transition is creating uncertainty for an estimated $14 trillion worth of oil and gas assets that have long depended on an indefinite rise in demand to offset risks despite a pandemic boost this year, consultancy Wood Mackenzie said on Thursday…

Horisont Energi, Equinor to Develop Carbon Capture and Storage Project in Norway's Arctic

May 19, 2021

Norwegian carbon tech company Horisont Energi and oil and gas group Equinor are to team up to develop a 100 million tonne carbon capture and storage project in Norway's Arctic.Carbon capture and storage has been cited by governments, energy…

Asia, Australia Snub IEA's Call to Halt new Fossil Fuel Investments

May 19, 2021

Asian energy officials on Wednesday disputed the International Energy Agency's (IEA) call for no new oil, natural gas and coal investments for the world to be able to reach net-zero carbon emissions by 2050, viewing that approach as too narrow…

Shell Shareholders Support Energy Transition Plan, Increase Pressure for Further Climate Action

May 18, 2021

Royal Dutch Shell shareholders overwhelmingly backed the company's energy transition strategy on Tuesday, but increased support for a second climate resolution filed by an activist group pointed to growing pressure to tackle climate change.A…

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