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Not an Aspiration, But a Target: Eni Says Will Become Carbon Neutral by 2050

Feb 19, 2021

Italian energy group Eni on Friday raised its ambition to cut greenhouse gas emissions, vowing to become net carbon neutral by 2050, as it seeks to keep up pace in an industry under pressure from investors to go green.Like its peers, Eni is stepping up plans to transition to cleaner fuels as governments around the world ratchet up green deals to tackle the climate crisis and electrify economies.'We commit to the full decarbonization of all our products and processes by 2050…

Oxy CEO: Low-carbon Business Earnings Could Match Oil

Feb 24, 2021

Occidental Petroleum Corp expects its low-carbon business to generate earnings equal to its oil and gas production business in the coming decades, Chief Executive Vicki Hollub told analysts on Tuesday.Occidental has been an early mover among U…

Portugal's EDP Launches Green Hydrogen Unit

Feb 22, 2021

Portugal's main utility EDP announced on Friday it was setting up a new business unit to develop green hydrogen projects, primarily in Europe and the United States.So-called green hydrogen, produced using renewable electricity, is seen as a…

Engie, Equinor in Low-carbon Hydrogen Push

Feb 18, 2021

French energy firm Engie, and Norway-based Equinor said Thursday they were teaming up in development in 'low-carbon hydrogen activities.' The partners will investigate the production and market potential for hydrogen from natural gas whereby the CO2 will be captured and stored permanently offshore…

In a First, BP Offers Employees Shares in Rallying Cry for Low-carbon Shift

Feb 17, 2021

Oil major BP is launching its first share award scheme to rally its more than 60,000 employees around CEO Bernard Looney’s plan to shift to renewable energy following a bruising year of mass layoffs, bonus suspensions, and spending cuts.The distribution of the shares…

AGR, Gassnova Pen Deal to Advance CCS Solutions

Feb 16, 2021

AGR, Norway-based well engineering, drilling project management, and reservoir management firm, has signed an agreement to provide advisory services to Gassnova, in the area of carbon capture and storage.The Norwegian state-owned Gassnova acts…

GEG to Power Port of Nigg Facilities with Green Hydrogen

Feb 12, 2021

In an eventful week in which its Port of Nigg was selected as a turbine foundation marshaling port for the giant Seagreen offshore wind farm, UK-based Global Energy Group said Thursday it had struck a deal to power its Port of Nigg facilities using green hydrogen…

UK: Oil Firms Required to Support Net-Zero as OGA's Revised Strategy Enters Force

Feb 12, 2021

The UK oil and gas regulator Oil and Gas Authority (OGA) said Thursday that its revised strategy that features an obligation for the oil and gas industry to support UK's net-zero target had come into force on February 11.OGA's revised strategy was laid before Parliament on December 16…

Shell Accelerates Carbon Emissions Reduction Plans

Feb 11, 2021

Energy giant Royal Dutch Shell vowed to eliminate net carbon emissions by 2050, raising its ambition from previous targets, as its oil output declines from a 2019 peak.The Anglo-Dutch company is in the midst of its largest overhaul yet as it…

Green(er) Rigs: NOV, Kongsberg, COSL Team Up to Cut Offshore Drilling Emissions, Cost

Feb 03, 2021

Offshore drilling contractor COSL Drilling has partnered up with maritime tech provider Kongsberg Maritime, and drilling equipment firm NOV, to cut greenhouse emissions and lower the cost of its offshore drilling operations.COSL’s project, called ‘Energy Control’…

Stena Drilling, dCarbonX in "Decarbonization Exploration" Pact

Feb 03, 2021

Offshore drilling contractor Stena Drilling has signed a strategic framework agreement with dCarbonX, for what has been described as 'decarbonization exploration,' in the UK to support the development of offshore geoenergy resources.Stena Drilling…

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…

Subsea 7, Aibel Clinch Northern Lights Contracts

Jan 28, 2021

Norwegian oil and gas firm Equinor has awarded contracts to Subsea 7 and Aibel in support of the realization of the Northern Lights carbon capture project in Norway.The Northern Lights project is part of the Norwegian full-scale carbon capture and storage (CCS) project “Langskip” (Longship)…

Japan's Largest Oil & Gas Producer Inpex Sets Net Zero Emission Goal

Jan 27, 2021

Inpex Corp, Japan's biggest oil and gas producer, said on Wednesday it is targeting net-zero carbon emissions by 2050 through the expansion of renewable and hydrogen energy as well as the use of carbon capture technology.The move comes after…

Study: Green Hydrogen Imports Feasible Solution for Belgium's Climate Efforts

Jan 27, 2021

A study published Wednesday by the Belgian hydrogen import coalition – a collaboration between DEME, ENGIE, Exmar, Fluxys, Port of Antwerp, Port of Zeebrugge, and WaterstofNet – has found that importing green hydrogen from abroad is is both…

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