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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…

Exxon Loses Board Seats to Activist Hedge Fund in Landmark Climate Vote

May 27, 2021

A tiny hedge fund dealt a major blow to Exxon Mobil Corp on Wednesday, unseating at least two board members in a bid to force the company's leadership to reckon with the risk of failing to adjust its business strategy to match global efforts to combat climate change…

Shareholder Battle for Exxon's Future Nears Climax

May 26, 2021

Exxon Mobil Corp's bid to stave off a tiny activist fund challenging its board and response to growing climate concerns is too close to call just hours before the oil giant's annual meeting, people familiar with the matter said.Exxon's 12 directors…

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…

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 to Link Directors' Pay to Climate Performance

Mar 29, 2021

Royal Dutch Shell has proposed linking its directors' pay more closely to the group's climate performance and severing the link between bonuses and liquefied natural gas (LNG) production volumes, it said on Monday.The weighting of Shell's energy…

BP Working on 1GW Blue Hydrogen Production Plant in Teesside

Mar 18, 2021

Oil major BP said Thursday it was working to develop the UK’s largest blue hydrogen production facility, targeting 1GW of hydrogen production by 2030. The proposed development, H2Teesside, would capture and send for storage up to two million tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO₂) per year…

Ørsted, Aker Carbon Capture, Microsoft in Carbon Capture Collab

Mar 10, 2021

Norway's Aker Carbon Capture, Danish offshore wind giant Ørsted, and global technology behemoth Microsoft are teaming up in a project to capture emissions from biomass power plants and possibly storing them under the seabed offshore Norway.The…

Exxon Creates Carbon Capture Tech Branch

Feb 02, 2021

Exxon Mobil Corp has created a division to commercialize its technology that helps reduce carbon emissions, as the U.S. oil major looks to step up efforts against climate change amid rising pressure from investors and activists.The move comes…

Total Withdraws from American Petroleum Institute over Differing Views on Climate Change

Jan 15, 2021

French oil major Total has decided not to renew its membership with the U.S. oil and gas industry association American Petroleum Institute (API), over the differing climate positions, as well as over API's support for candidates who oppose Paris Agreement…

Global CCS Capacity Grows, But Not Fast Enough to Meet Climate Targets

Dec 02, 2020

Global carbon capture and storage capacity grew by a third in the past year, but it was far too slow to meet global climate targets, the Global CCS Institute said on Tuesday.Globally, there were 26 commercial CCS facilities in operation able…

Petronas Sets Net Zero Emissions Target

Nov 06, 2020

Malaysian oil giant Petronas has announced its plan to achieve net-zero carbon emissions by 2050.The company'  President and Group Chief Executive Officer, Tengku Muhammad Taufik said: 'As the world contends with the many challenges brought about by energy transition…

Equinor Aims for Net-Zero Emissions by 2050, New CEO Says

Nov 02, 2020

Norway's Equinor aims to become a net-zero emitter of greenhouse gases by 2050, including emissions from the production and final consumption of oil and gas, the energy producer's new chief executive said as he took office on Monday.Anders Opedal…

Europe Could Invest $35B in CCS by 2035, Rystad Says

Sep 07, 2020

After years of expensive carbon capture and storage (CCS) studies and test centers, Europe has now reached a phase where large-scale CCS developments make sense financially, Norwegian energy market intelligence group Rystad Energy has said.In a report on Monday…

Norway's 'Oil Fund' to Test Business Model of Biggest CO2 Emitters

Sep 03, 2020

Norway's $1.2 trillion wealth fund will ask the companies in its portfolio that emit the most carbon dioxide (CO2) for more detailed climate-related data in order to understand the risk posed to its investments, a top official said.The world's largest sovereign fund…

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