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Mexico's Pemex Had a Plan to Fix Its Flaring Problem, but Abandoned It

Nov 07, 2022

In late 2016, to avoid racking up fines for burning too much natural gas, Mexico's state oil company Pemex struck a deal with the regulator to invest over $3 billion to fix its flaring problem at its most productive set of oil fields.But five years on, the little-publicized project has been abandoned, according to three sources with direct knowledge of the matter, and the environmental toll at the Ku-Maloob-Zaap offshore fields in the Gulf of Mexico continues to rise…

FACTBOX- Germany's LNG Import Project Plans

Oct 26, 2022

Germany is acquiring liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminals as part of its efforts to diversify away from Russian gas.It leased four floating storage and regasification units (FSRUs) in May, capable of importing at least 5 billion cubic meters (bcm) of seaborne gas per year each…

Nord Stream Gas 'Sabotage': Who's Being Blamed and Why?

Oct 06, 2022

Major leaks that suddenly erupted in the Nord Stream gas pipelines that run from Russia to Europe under the Baltic Sea have generated plenty of theories but few clear answers about who or what caused the damage.Here is what we know and what has been said so far:WHO IS BEING BLAMED…

UK Energy Plan Puts Investors, Banks in Tough Net-zero Spot

Sep 08, 2022

Britain's move to green-light dozens of new oil and gas fields will leave investors and banks with a tough PR job as Britain struggles to shore up its energy security whilst sticking to its climate commitments.Starting new oil and gas projects…

This Decade's Oil Boom is Moving Offshore - Way Offshore

Aug 31, 2022

Global oil companies are pumping billions of dollars into offshore drilling, reversing a long decline in spending on the decades-long projects, including some in the remote iceberg waters far off Canada's Atlantic coast.Surging oil prices are encouraging the investments…

Big Oil Set to Cash in On Trillion-dollar Offshore Wind Prize

Aug 11, 2022

By Akif Chaudhry, Principal Analyst, Corporate Research, Wood MackenzieNo longer in its infancy, offshore wind is a proven technology on course to play a key role in the decarbonisation of the global economy. Over the next decade, the industry will attract almost US$1 trillion in new investment…

US Stays the Course Toward Offshore Wind Targets

Aug 04, 2022

The events of the last month have shown that, despite some negative factors, the impetus to continue to grow the U.S. offshore wind segment has lost little steam. The foundations are firmly in place to support the deployment of 30 gigawatts (GW) of offshore wind by 2030 and 110 GW by 2050…

Price is the Elephant in Australia's LNG, Domestic Gas Conundrum

Aug 02, 2022

Australia's threat to curb exports of liquefied natural gas (LNG) in order to ensure domestic supplies is another unwelcome pressure on a tight global market for the super-chilled fuel.But it's not an immediate threat, and it may also not materialize at all…

West Africa Market Harbors Positive Potential for MODU Operators

Jun 14, 2022

The region could be a key growth market for the oil and gas industry going forward, writes Joshua Belo-Osagie, Maritime Strategies International (MSI).Improving sentiment surrounds energy market prospects offshore West Africa, the positive mood underpinned by higher oil prices…

Brent Bulls Get a Boost from EU Sanctions on Russia

Jun 13, 2022

EU sanctions on Russia’s petroleum exports and easing lockdowns in China have encouraged portfolio investors to become more bullish on oil prices despite the steadily darkening outlook for the major economies.Hedge funds and other money managers…

Israel-Lebanon Sea Boundary Row Obstructs Energy Development

Jun 07, 2022

A dispute between Israel and Lebanon over their maritime boundary has obstructed energy exploration in the eastern Mediterranean and risks exacerbating tensions between two foes.After months of deadlock in U.S.-mediated talks, Beirut on Sunday warned against any activity in the disputed area…

Australia's LNG Industry Takes Risky Bet on Carbon Capture: Russell

May 18, 2022

Australia's vast liquefied natural gas (LNG) sector is betting its future on carbon capture and storage (CCS), a technology it says is vital to decarbonization and is proven.Convincing everybody else is going to be the tricky part, especially…

Wind Turbine Makers Struggle to Find Pricing Power

May 05, 2022

Wind turbine makers racked up hefty losses last quarter, swelled by rocketing costs and cut-throat competition despite being more in demand than ever.The industry started seeing a steep decline in prices and increased competition back in 2017 as some governments moved away from generous…

As Russia Avoids Energy Sanctions, Oil Majors Flee but TotalEnergies Stays

Mar 07, 2022

BP, Shell, Exxon, Equinor flag Russia exitsTotalEnergies sticks with Russian natgas assetsLNG central to TotalEnergies' strategyFrance's TotalEnergies cuts a lonely figure hanging onto its Russian investments during a mass exodus of western oil majors from the country after its invasion of Ukraine…

Oil's Journey from Worthless in the Pandemic to $100 a Barrel

Feb 25, 2022

In July 2020, just a few months after the COVID-19 pandemic started to spiral out of control, Shell CEO Ben van Beurden declared world oil demand may have passed its peak - all but condemning his company's core business to eventual obscurity…

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