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French Court Rejects Case Seeking Halt to TotalEnergies' New Oil and Gas Projects

Jul 06, 2023

A French court on Thursday declined to consider a case brought by a coalition of environmental groups and local authorities which was seeking an immediate halt to new oil and gas projects by TotalEnergies.The coalition launched legal action…

Italy's Eni Wants to Reduce Oil Exposure with Asset Sales

Jul 04, 2023

Italy's Eni aims to reduce its exposure to oil in favor of natural gas and non-fossil fuels in part through asset sales, the energy group's CEO Claudio Descalzi said on Tuesday. Speaking at the Rome presentation of a report by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA)…

Environmental Platform Urges High-Emitting Firms to Disclose Data

May 30, 2023

More than 1,600 companies identified by non-profit platform CDP as having the biggest impact on the environment are not disclosing environmental data, it said as it launched its latest campaign to get firms to provide the information.CDP, which…

Drone-Based Methane Emissions Survey to Aid Bumi Armada's Action Plan for Kraken FPSO

May 23, 2023

IKM Testing UK has secured a second contract with the Malaysian FPSO leasing firm Bumi Armada to deliver a drone-based methane emissions survey on the Armada Kraken FPSO, producing oil for EnQuest in the North Sea.The project follows an aerial…

Exxon Rebuts Proxy Advisor, Says Net Zero Emissions Scenario 'Unlikely'

May 19, 2023

Exxon Mobil Corp has pushed back against investors pressing the largest U.S. oil producer to report on the risks to its business from restrictions on greenhouse gas emissions and potential environmental disasters. In a reply on Wednesday to proxy advisor Glass Lewis…

TotalEnergies Sues Greenpeace Over Emissions Report

May 03, 2023

French oil major TotalEnergies has sued environmental group Greenpeace France and climate consulting firm Factor-X over a report claiming the company massively underestimated its 2019 greenhouse gas emissions, TotalEnergies said on Wednesday…

Partnership Launched to Boost Efficiency and Lower Emissions from FPSOs

May 02, 2023

Oilfield services firm SLB, Rockwell Automation, Sensia, and Cognite on Monday announced a collaboration that they say will 'accelerate the evolution' of the offshore industry’s floating production storage and offloading (FPSO) facilities. According to a press statement issued by SLB…

ConocoPhillips Raises Emission Reduction Targets, Expects $10B in Annual Spending

Apr 12, 2023

U.S. oil producer ConocoPhillips on Wednesday unveiled a 10-year plan that raised its targets for greenhouse gas reductions and put its annual capital expenditure at about $10 billion on average, ahead of an investor meeting.Houston-based ConocoPhillips…

Investors Join Activists to Press TotalEnergies on Climate Targets

Apr 06, 2023

A group of investors with $1.1 trillion in assets under management has joined climate activist group Follow This in asking TotalEnergies shareholders to push for more ambitious targets on emissions cuts.The resolution filed for the company's…

DNV, Partners Launch JIP to Assess Offshore Wind Installation Emissions

Feb 27, 2023

The maritime classification society DNV has, with its partners, launched a joint industry program to establish a monitoring and reporting framework for assessing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in the offshore wind installation sector. The partners of the JIP called EMRED…

OSVs Help to Power North American Maritime Fuel Transition

Jan 30, 2023

The fuel switch in maritime is on, its real, and it will be driving vessel design, construction and operation decisions for decades to come. While many still debate the merits of each alternative fuel, OSV industry leaders are at the forefront driving change…

Mexican Energy Firms Lag Methane Emission Rules, Investigators say

Jan 27, 2023

Mexican oil and gas companies, including state giant Pemex, are lagging behind on their obligations to identify, report and mitigate methane emissions from their installations, an investigation by a group of non-profits found.Methane, a potent greenhouse gas that traps heat in the atmosphere…

Energy Crisis Drives Demand for Offshore Drilling Rigs. 'Greener' Rigs Get Better Dayrates, Westwood Says

Nov 16, 2022

Oil and gas exploration is likely to continue to have an important role in the decades to come, a view reinforced by the 2022 energy crisis and growing energy security needs, according to energy intelligence group Westwood.In the offshore drilling space…

EU Supports COP27 Call to Phase Down All Fossil Fuels

Nov 15, 2022

The European Union supports a call by India to phase down fossil fuel use as part of a COP27 deal, the bloc's climate policy chief Frans Timmermans said on Tuesday, provided it does not weaken previous agreements on reducing the use of coal…

Small Island Nations Want Big Oil to Pay Up for Climate Damage

Nov 08, 2022

Small island nations suffering the brunt of climate change want Big Oil to pay for mounting damage from ocean storms and sea-level rise, Antigua's prime minister told delegates at the COP27 climate summit in Egypt on Tuesday. The comments by…

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