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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…

IEA: New Fossil Fuel Investments Must Stop If We Want to Meet 2050 Net-Zero Target

May 18, 2021

Investors should not fund new oil, gas and coal supply projects if the world wants to reach net-zero emissions by mid-century, the International Energy Agency (IEA) said on Tuesday, in the top global watchdog's starkest warning yet to curb fossil fuels…

IOG Enters Carbon Capture and Storage Research Project

May 14, 2021

Independent Oil and Gas (IOG), the UK-based company developing gas fields in the North Sea, said Friday it had signed a collaboration agreement with GeoNetZero CDT to explore carbon capture and storage opportunities.GeoNetZero CDT is Heriot-Watt University's Centre for Doctoral Training…

OGTC, Partners to Invest $1,4M in Hydrogen-enabling Technologies

May 13, 2021

Scotland-based OGTC has extended its latest Call for Ideas to June 14, with the organization set to invest up to £1million (around $1,4 million) 'in game-changing technologies which will accelerate Hydrogen production, transportation, storage and utilization…

Dutch Gov't Grants $2.4B for Exxon, Shell North Sea CCS Project

May 10, 2021

The Dutch government has granted a consortium that includes oil majors Royal Dutch Shell and ExxonMobil around 2 billion euros ($2.4 billion) in subsidies for what is set to become one of the largest carbon capture and storage (CCS) projects in the world…

North Sea Oil Firm NEO Energy Sets Emissions Reduction Goals. Eyes Platform Electrification

May 05, 2021

North Sea-focused oil and gas company NEO Energy, backed by HitecVision, on Wednesday announced its plan to cut carbon emissions from its operations. The company, which in February agreed to buy ExxonMobil's Northern North Sea fields off the UK in a transaction valued at more than $1 billion…

Eni, Santos Eyeing Upstream, CCUS Collab

May 03, 2021

Italian oil company Eni and Australia-based Santos on Monday agreed to jointly seek cooperation opportunities in Australia and East Timor.Under the non-binding memorandum of understanding, the companies will look at potential optimizations, synergies…

Equinor Files Plan to Electrify Troll West Field

May 03, 2021

Norway's Equinor, with partners Petoro, Shell, Total, and ConocoPhillips, has decided to electrify the Troll West field offshore Norway and has submitted the plan for development and operation to the Norwegian minister of petroleum and energy…

Who Will Pay for the Energy Transition?

Apr 27, 2021

The transition from a fossil-fuel dominated energy system to one with zero emissions would require trillions of dollars of investment in new production, distribution and consumption equipment worldwide.New investments could support millions of new jobs in construction and manufacturing…

GlobalData: 35% of Equinor's Total Oil and Gas Output Base to be Powered from Shore

Apr 22, 2021

Norwegian oil and gas firm Equinor is on track to have over 35% of its total oil and gas production base by 2025 powered from shore, GlobalData, a data and analytics company said Thursday, citing Equinor's active and upcoming electrification projects across the Norwegian Continental Shelf…

CGG to support dCarbonX's Offshore Decarbonization Exploration

Apr 22, 2021

dCarbonX, a company looking to develop offshore geothermal energy and storage sites for CO2, hydrogen, and ammonia in Ireland and UK has signed a strategic agreement with CGG, a company specializing in the provision of seismic data for oil and gas exploration…

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