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Nearly 90 Countries Join Pact to Slash Methane Emisions

Nov 02, 2021

Nearly 90 countries have joined a U.S.- and EU-led effort to slash emissions of the potent greenhouse gas methane 30% by 2030 from 2020 levels, a pact aimed at tackling one of the main causes of climate change, a senior Biden administration official said…

How to Decarbonize the Upstream Industry

Oct 27, 2021

As the energy transition accelerates, upstream companies are under pressure to decarbonize, and this is likely to intensify. Governments, investors, financial markets, society, along with other stakeholders are pushing for change. Companies…

Chevron Eyes Net Zero Operational Emissions by 2050

Oct 11, 2021

Chevron Corp on Monday set a target to cut operational emissions to net zero by 2050, joining a list of energy companies taking steps to reduce their carbon footprint.The move to cut upstream emissions from its own operations and indirect emissions…

Methane Emission Reduction takes Center Stage of UN GHG Report

Aug 09, 2021

In four decades of climate negotiations, the world has focused intensely and exclusively on the most abundant climate-warming gas: carbon dioxide. This year, scientists are urging a focus on another potent greenhouse gas – methane – as the planet's…

Methane Leak Rate from Mexico's Oil & Gas Ops 'Alarming' for Climate Change

Jul 28, 2021

Mexico's methane leak rate from oil and gas operations is twice as high as that of the world's top oil producer, the United States, a group of researchers found in a report due to be released this week.Invisible and odorless but much more harmful than carbon dioxide…

Oil Majors Join Project to Monitor Methane Emissions from Offshore Platforms by Satellite

Jul 08, 2021

GHGSat, a company specializing in high-resolution remote sensing of greenhouse gases from space, Thursday announced a new research project to assess the feasibility of its high-resolution, space-based methane monitoring technology to measure emissions from offshore oil and gas platforms…

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…

Shell to Deepen Emission Cuts After Court Ruling, But Plans to Appeal the Decision

Jun 09, 2021

Royal Dutch Shell will seek ways to accelerate its energy transition strategy and deepen carbon emission cuts following a landmark Dutch court ruling last month, CEO Ben van Beurden said on Wednesday, a move that will likely lead to a dramatic shrinking of its oil and gas business…

Thousands of New Oil Wells Needed to Meet Demand, Rystad Says

Jun 02, 2021

Thousands of new oil wells and hundreds of new oilfields will be needed to meet global demand even if it falls sharply towards the middle of the century, Oslo-based consultancy Rystad Energy said last Friday.Its analysis stands in sharp contrast…

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…

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…

GPS' "Chemical Mist" Cuts Methane Emissions

Apr 16, 2021

Texas-based oilfield services and technology company GPS International has informed that it has completed Phase 2 field testing of its patent-pending method to cut methane from natural gas, accomplishing 'a vast visible discharged reduction in Methane (CH₄) exhaust emissions…

Clean Crude? Oil Companies use Offsets to Claim Green Barrels

Apr 16, 2021

In January, Occidental Petroleum announced it had accomplished something no oil company had done before: It sold a shipload of crude that it said was 100% carbon-neutral.While the two-million-barrel cargo to India was destined to produce more…

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