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Woodside gets $1 B in funding for Scarborough LNG project

Woodside will receive $1 B in funding for its flagship Scarborough LNG project from state-owned Japan Bank for International Cooperation.

German cabinet approves bill to accelerate hydrogen power expansion

Germany's cabinet approved a bill to fast-track the construction of hydrogen infrastructure, import and production facilities as Berlin bets on the fuel to help decarbonize Europe's biggest economy.

RWE to build hydrogen-fired power plants in Germany

RWE is planning to build hydrogen-ready gas-fired power plants at the company's power plant sites in Germany to contribute to a successful coal phase-out by 2030.

Southeast Asia's $220-B gas expansion plans to boost power/LNG capacity

Southeast Asia has more than $220 B in projects that could raise Southeast Asia's gas-fired power capacity by more than 100 GW, doubling the current level, and raise LNG imports into the region by 80%.

China plans CO2 emission cuts in key sectors by 1% of 2023 level

China aims to reduce the carbon dioxide emissions of key industries by an amount equivalent to about 1% of the 2023 national total through efficiency gains in everything from steel production to transportation.

Oceaneering conducts Freedom AUV pipeline inspection pilot for TotalEnergies

TotalEnergies and Oceaneering International, Inc. announced that the Freedom™ autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) has completed a pipeline inspection industrial pilot, demonstrating its capabilities for sustainable commercial pipeline inspection missions.

Norway's Nyhamna gas plant evacuated due to fire

Norway's Nyhamna natural gas processing plant, which supplies Britain through a pipeline under the North Sea, was evacuated on Tuesday following a fire.

EU approves law to hit gas imports with methane emissions limit

European Union countries approved a law on Monday to impose methane emissions limits on Europe's oil and gas imports from 2030, pressuring international suppliers to cut leaks of the potent greenhouse gas.

Ohmium selected to provide 10-MW PEM electrolyzers for green H2 project in Croatia

Ohmium International was selected to equip the first green H2 project in Croatia with a PEM electrolyzer.

Youth climate-change lawsuit targets Alaska LNG project

Eight young Alaska residents sued the state on Wednesday seeking to block a major natural gas project, the latest in a string of climate-change related lawsuits by youths arguing that government policies promoting fossil fuels violate their rights.

Deltamarin and ECOLOG collaborate on LCO2 carrier design

Deltamarin and ECOLOG have collaborated on LCO2 carrier design for the purpose of tendering at shipyards worldwide. The new design is intra-EU, short range, low pressure, and shallow draft.

KECO unveils new gas analyzer for real-time, continuous oxygen analysis

KECO introduces the OXYHOUND, a highly-efficient process gas analyzer that conducts real-time and continuous oxygen analysis of natural gas, biogas and other gas streams.

Shell says fire near Nigeria's Gbaran gas facility has been extinguished

Shell has confirmed a fire that broke out near its Gbaran Ubie gas facility in Nigeria's coastal Bayelsa state on Tuesday has been put out.

How Europe reduced its greenhouse gas emissions in 2023

The European Union's greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions fell by 5% last year, continuing a trend of declining emissions in Europe.

STATS Group and National Gas win IGEM Product of the Year Award for innovative pipeline isolation technology

STATS Group and National Gas have been awarded the prestigious IGEM/EUA Gas Industry Award for Product of the Year for their collaborative work on substantially reducing emissions on a strategically important pipeline replacement project.

Fortescue’s dual-fueled ammonia-powered vessel, The Green Pioneer, named a winner at World Hydrogen 2024 Awards in Rotterdam

The Green Pioneer, Fortescue’s world-leading, dual-fueled ammonia-powered vessel has been awarded the Hydrogen Transport award at the World Hydrogen 2024 Awards.

Investments surge on strong demand outlook for LNG bunkering

Drewry projects more than 1,000 LNG-fueled vessels to be in service by 2027. However, development of the bunkering infrastructure appears to be lagging in comparison to the growth in fleet as well as the potential demand, which could take a leap of 30 MMtpy by 2028.

Worley selected to support the Bayou Bend CCS project

Worley, a global professional services company of energy, chemicals and resources experts, has been selected to design and evaluate carbon dioxide (CO2) gathering, handling and sequestration facilities for the Bayou Bend CCS LLC (Bayou Bend) joint venture located along the Gulf Coast in Southeast Texas.

Panama Canal in talks with US LNG producers to increase transit

The Panama Canal is in talks with U.S. liquefied natural gas (LNG) producers on how to meet increased demand for crossings as water levels recover after a prolonged drought

Air Products to build network of H2 refueling stations in Alberta, Canada

Air Products announced in late April that it intends to build a network of permanent, commercial-scale multi-modal hydrogen refueling stations stretching from Edmonton to Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

ConocoPhillips boosts processing efficiency with new Zia Hills Central Facility

ConocoPhillips’ newest central processing facility is significantly enhancing the company’s Zia Hills asset in New Mexico by optimizing operational costs, expanding processing capacity, reducing surface footprint and curbing emissions.

Air Products announces successful performance test of AP-DMR LNG process tech for Coral South FLNG

Air Products announced that its dual mixed-refrigerant LNG process technology (AP-DMR™) and equipment has successfully passed performance testing at the Coral South FLNG facility offshore Mozambique.

Texas operators turn to flaring amid weak gas prices

Operators drilling for oil in Texas are scrambling to dispose of excess natural gas amid a supply glut and weak prices, prompting a sharp rise in flaring requests.

Axxela takes FID to develop a 50-MMft3d gas processing plant

Axxela Ltd., a leading gas and power portfolio company in Sub-Saharan Africa, has taken a final investment decision (FID) for the development of a gas processing plant situated in OML 56, Delta State, South-South Nigeria.

Carbon Clean achieves fabrication milestone on FlagshipONE with the project’s first carbon capture unit module

Carbon Clean, a leader in revolutionizing carbon capture solutions, has achieved a fabrication milestone on Ørsted’s FlagshipONE project, Europe’s largest commercial-scale eMethanol facility under construction.

The science behind amine column corrosion and remedial solutions

4/16/2024

This article examines how and why corrosion takes place within amine columns and the corrosion mitigation strategies available.

Three emerging threats: Climate change, vandalism and cyber-attack

4/16/2024

Pipeline integrity management systems (PIMSs) are now common practice, driven by the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) requirements in the U.S. This article discusses the threats associated with climate change, vandalism and cyber-attack from the perspective of existing risk models.

Tamarack Valley shuts Alberta output after gas plant fire

Canada's Tamarack Valley Energy has temporarily halted production at a Canadian Natural Resources Ltd gas plant in Alberta following a fire.

ACME Group and Hydrogenious LOHC Technologies to jointly explore hydrogen value chains from Oman to Europe

ACME Group and Hydrogenious LOHC Technologies, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to collaborate on a feasibility study to explore the joint development of large-scale hydrogen supply chains from ACME’s projects in Oman to supply hubs in Europe using the innovative LOHC technology.

Russia's Novatek may scale back Arctic LNG 2, focus on Murmansk

Russia's Novatek is being forced to scale back its huge Arctic LNG 2 project after Western sanctions curbed its access to ice-class tankers and will focus instead on developing its project at the ice-free port of Murmansk.