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Edison not for sale, reviewing options on gas storage

Energy group Edison is not for sale, the chief executive of the Italian unit of French utility EDF said, adding the value of the unit could be well above €7-8 B calculated by analysts.

Norway parliament asks for CCS alternative to decarbonize major LNG plant

Norway's parliament told the government to consider an alternative way to cut carbon emissions at Western Europe's largest liquefied natural gas plant but stopped short of outright halting a controversial plan to use power from land.

Security of supply concerns prompt Arctic Barents Sea gas pipeline rethink in Norway

For Gassco, building a pipeline to transport gas produced in the Arctic Barents Sea could be worth re-examining due to an increased focus on supply security and Norway exporting more of its gas to Europe.

Poland sets exclusion zone around Swinoujscie LNG terminal

Poland will introduce a temporary 200 meter exclusion zone around its Swinoujscie LNG terminal.

G7 climate ministers drop language on growing LNG demand in draft

Climate ministers of the Group of Seven countries have backtracked for now on earlier language touting growing future demand for LNG, instead noting there may be "considerable uncertainty" for consumption.

U.S. associated natural gas production will likely grow through 2050

In U.S. EIA's Annual Energy Outlook 2023, natural gas production from oil formations, known as associated natural gas, grows across most cases through 2050, continuing a long-term trend.

G7 climate ministers consider endorsing new gas investments

Climate ministers of the Group of Seven countries may make the case for new investments in natural gas supply, despite assessments that such investments would thwart globally agreed climate change goals.

Japan's Octopus Energy unit aims to increase renewables in energy source mix

The Japanese arm of British energy supplier Octopus Energy aims to add more renewable energy to its supply mix because it provides a more stable purchasing price compared with the liquefied natural gas it now relies on.

Hawaiʻi Gas issues request for proposals for renewable natural gas and renewable hydrogen

Hawaiʻi Gas, the state’s only regulated gas utility, issued a request for proposals to purchase RNG and renewable hydrogen, key resources that will enable the company to shift away from its reliance on fossil fuel.

Japan aims to boost hydrogen supply to 12 million tons by 2040

Japan is to revise its hydrogen strategy by the end of May with an ambitious target to boost annual supply to 12 million tons by 2040 as competition increases in the global market for the fuel.

Energy firms bet big on German port as clean energy hub

Germany's only deep water port, home to its largest naval base, is where energy firms now plan to spend more than $5.5 B to help construct the clean energy infrastructure the country needs to help end its reliance on Russian gas.

Court suspends worker requisitioning at TotalEnergies Normandy refinery

An administrative tribunal in the northern French city of Rouen suspended a government requisition order at TotalEnergies' Normandy refinery that told striking workers to resume work.

Germany's VNG sees Rostock port as potential hub for green gas business

VNG, an east German gas subsidiary of power utility EnBW, said it sees the Baltic Sea port of Rostock as a prime location for developing clean gas businesses, as it seeks to move away from fossil fuels in the long term.

NETL-managed projects advance new direct air capture tests

Field tests of NETL-funded and managed direct air capture technology projects in California and Alabama are helping to advance the realization of a carbon-neutral economy and energy sector to address the effects of climate change.

UK shortlists bp, Equinor low-carbon gas power project for support

Britain shortlisted for state support a project by bp and Equinor to build a large-scale gas power plant with carbon capture and storage.

Leading investor group toughens stance on new upstream oil and gas projects

The Net Zero Asset Owner Alliance (NZAOA) said it expects members to make no new direct investments in upstream oil and gas infrastructure projects for new fields, as part of efforts to rein in global warming.

India's coal + renewables mix makes for messy energy transition

India has emerged as a renewable energy star after boosting solar capacity by a whopping 28% in 2022, rivalling China's growth rate and outpacing European heavyweights which deployed record funding on energy transition efforts last year.

Big Oil's climate targets

The world's top oil and gas companies have set varying targets to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from their operations and the use of the products they sell.

TotalEnergies' bet on gas means no big emissions cut by 2030

French oil major TotalEnergies forecasts its overall greenhouse gas emissions will not see a big reduction by 2030 given it wants to grow its gas business.

NECI and Campos Fabrication partner to enable sustainability Initiatives through packaged gas solutions

NECI, the industry’s leading industrial automation, solutions and services provider, and Campos Fabrication, the leader in energy infrastructure design and high-end packaged solutions, are excited to announce their new partnership to deliver packaged gas solutions.

What's in the EU's green industrial plan?

The European Commission laid out its green industrial plan on Thursday, designed to ensure that Europe is a leading producer of clean technologies and not just a global frontrunner in cutting carbon dioxide emissions.

Shell reports good progress on journey to net-zero emissions

Shell plc has published its Energy Transition Progress Report 2022, which shows it has again met its climate targets as part of its energy transition strategy.

Petronas cooperates with Tiger Gas in LNG bunkering business

Petronas, through Petronas Marine brand, has inaugurated the LNG bunkering business with long-term partner Tiger Gas. This follows the completion of its maiden ship-to-ship LNG bunkering operation of approximately 500 tons of LNG for the latter’s Tiger Maanshan.

U.S. natural gas consumption sets 9 month record and an annual record in 2022

In 2022, US natural gas consumption averaged a record 88.5 billion cubic feet per day (Bft3d)—the highest annual natural gas consumption, according to records beginning in 1949.

Energy firms bet big on carbon capture projects in U.S., Canada

Many energy companies in North America are investing in carbon capture technologies/projects. The following are several that are being implemented in the region.

GTI Energy and partners achieve supercritical CO2 conditions in San Antonio pilot project

GTI Energy and its partners, Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) and GE Research, have announced that the Supercritical Transformational Electric Power (STEP) Demo project, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), successfully achieved supercritical carbon dioxide (sCO2) fluid conditions at its 10-MW electric sCO2 pilot plant facility in San Antonio, Texas.

Graforce to introduce plasmalysis technology that converts LNG into hydrogen

Graforce to introduce methane electrolysis (plasmalysis), which converts LNG into hydrogen. This allows large gas users to switch to clean-burning hydrogen without changing their energy supplier or method of transporting.

Saipem to restart Mozambique LNG project for Total in July

Saipem has agreed to restart a LNG project in Mozambique for TotalEnergies in July, the chief executive of the Italian energy services group said.

Japan to emphasize natural gas/LNG and clean fuels at G7 summit

Japan plans to emphasize the importance of investments in natural gas, LNG and cleaner fuels at the G7 summit later this year.

TES and Energie 360° partner to supply renewable synthetic methane to customers

Energie 360° and TES are working together to supply eNG (renewable synthetic methane) to customers from 2027.