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Germany Gov't to Fund Offshore Wind-to-Green Hydrogen Project

Aug 04, 2020

The German Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs and Energy has sent a funding confirmation to partners working on the WESTKÜSTE 100 green hydrogen project.The WESTKÜSTE 100 project, which will produce green hydrogen via electricity generated by offshore wind turbines…

Envoy Acquires Avantis Marine

Jul 30, 2020

UK-based Envoy Group has acquired a marine engineering company, Avantis Marine, to target carbon reduction and clean energy solutions for offshore markets.Avantis specializes in marine engineering with a focus on environmental performance and clean technologies for the shipping…

Danish Offshore Driller Investing in 'Carbon-Negative' Tech

Jul 29, 2020

Danish offshore oil and gas drilling company Maersk Drilling is stepping up its efforts to reduce emissions associated with its drilling operations.It in June joined a consortium whose aim is to develop an offshore storage solution for CO2 captured in Danish onshore facilities…

UK: OGTC, ORE Catapult Team Up to Speed Up Net-zero Emissions Drive

Jul 22, 2020

Two UK-based energy technology firms The Oil & Gas Technology Centre and Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult are joining forces in a five-year collaboration aimed at speeding up the UK's transition to a net-zero future.The partnership named Energy Transition Alliance (ETA)…

Aker Solutions to Spin Off Offshore Wind, Carbon Capture Ahead of Kvaerner Merger

Jul 17, 2020

Norwegian offshore energy services provider Aker Solutions will spin off its wind development business and the carbon capture technology business in two separate firms, ahead of the proposed merger with engineering and construction firm Kvaerner…

Oil Giants Including Exxon Set First Joint Carbon Target

Jul 17, 2020

A group of the world's top oil companies, including Saudi Aramco, China's CNPC, and Exxon Mobil, have for the first time set goals to cut their greenhouse gas emissions as a proportion of output, as pressure on the sector's climate stance grows…

DNV GL: Oil Demand, CO2 Emissions Probably Peaked in 2019

Jul 01, 2020

Global oil demand and carbon dioxide emissions probably peaked in 2019 as the COVID-19 pandemic will have a lasting impact on both, energy consultancy DNV GL said on Wednesday.The Norway-based consultancy, which advises both petroleum and renewable energy companies on risk management and technology…

UK: Equinor Building Hydrogen Plant with Offshore CCS

Jul 01, 2020

Norwegian energy giant Equinor said Wednesday it would build a gas-to-hydrogen plant in the UK in combination with carbon capture and storage. The captured carbon would be stored in offshore storage in the North Sea. Equinor said the facility…

Half of Norway's Oil Output to be Powered from Shore by Mid-2020s

Jun 26, 2020

Offshore platforms delivering almost half of Norway's oil production might soon be powered from shore, which the government says, would reduce emissions considerably, given that Norway's mainland electricity comes mainly from hydropower and wind farms…

Parat Halvorsen Electric Boilers for Edvard Grieg Platform

Jun 26, 2020

Norwegian company Parat Halvorsen will supply the electric boilers that will provide the heating on the Edvard Grieg platform offshore Norway when the field is supplied with power from shore. 'This means that the last piece of the puzzle to fully electrify Edvard Grieg is coming into place…

Norway's Carbon Capture and Storage Project Estimated to Cost $2.6B

Jun 25, 2020

Norway's ambition to build a full-scale carbon capture and storage (CCS) chain could cost around $25 billion crowns ($2.58 billion), including operating costs for ten years, an economic analysis showed on Thursday.The International Energy Agency…

EU Hydrogen Plan Splits Supporters Down Color-coded Lines

Jun 25, 2020

Energy industry lobbyists and advocates of renewable hydrogen are divided over whether the bloc should support low-carbon hydrogen produced by fossil fuels ahead of a new EU strategy next month.The EU's executive Commission plans to publish its hydrogen strategy on July 8…

CNOOC Buys Two Carbon-neutral LNG Cargoes from Shell

Jun 22, 2020

China National Offshore Oil Corp, or CNOOC, has agreed to buy from Royal Dutch Shell two cargoes of liquefied natural gas with offset carbon emissions, marking China's first gas imports of this kind, said the Shanghai Oil and Gas Exchange.CNOOC…

Eni CEO Working to Make Green Push Irreversible

Jun 18, 2020

Eni CEO Claudio Descalzi wants to turn the 67-year-old Italian oil and gas firm into a greener business, focusing on clean low-carbon products to build a huge customer base which he believes can steady the ship and attract investors more than ever…

Denmark Still has Far to Go to Meet 2030 Emissions Goal

Jun 18, 2020

Denmark will reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 44% by 2030 compared with 1990 levels if no new initiatives are introduced, the Danish Energy Agency (DEA) projected on Thursday.This means Denmark, broadly seen as a leader in efforts to tackle climate change…

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