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US Harbor Craft: Measuring Opportunity for Zero Emissions

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There are more than 4,000 harbor craft vessels in the U.S. deemed highly suited for zero-emissions operations, according to a recent report produced by CALSTART in partnership with Intelatus Global Partners.The report - “Sizing the U.S.

Port Invests in Zero-Emission Cargo Handlers

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A fleet of 33 new human-operated, zero-emissions battery-electric yard tractors were unveiled last week at a Port of Long Beach container terminal where the cargo-handling machines have replaced traditional gasoline and diesel…

MSC to Jointly Fund Settlment Stemming from 2021 Pipeline Spill

MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company' press office confirmed acceptance of a proposal to jointly fund a settlement with claimants relating to the 2021 Orange County pipeline oil spill. Terms of a formal settlement are still being…

Twin Brothers Appoints Theriot VP

Twin Brothers Marine (TB), a leader in heavy steel fabrication for the oil & gas, infrastructure and renewables industries, has appointed Wayne P. Theriot as vice president of finance. Image courtesy Twin Brothers

Twin Brothers Marine (TB), which is in heavy steel fabrication for the oil & gas, infrastructure and renewables industries, appointed Wayne P. Theriot as vice president of finance.Theriot will be based in Louisiana and joins TB from TTMK Holdings…

US Steps Up Heavy Crude Imports

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U.S. refiners last month imported the most heavy crude in nearly two years, customs data showed, as they cranked up motor fuel production and sought to replace sanctioned Russian oil.Higher heavy-crude imports are common in summer-driving months…

Future Fuels: The Pros and Cons of Methanol

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To say there is uncertainty regarding 'future fuels' in the maritime sector is a big understatement. With numerous options evolving, we asked William Stoichevski to produce the 'future marine fuel manifesto' for the May 2022 edition of Maritime Reporter & Engineering News.

What to Expect from the US Offshore Wind Market This Year

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After many false starts, the U.S. offshore wind market is building strong roots for a solid future. But as the market develops from its current northeast and mid-Atlantic niche new opportunities and challenges arise.The U.S.

From the Science Lab: Clean Energy Projects that Could Impact Maritime

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As part of a $175M grant for 68 novel clean energy technology projects from the U.S. Department of Energy, these four offer promise in helping the maritime industry meet its decarbonization goals.Makai Ocean Engineering – Waimanalo…

Investors on Board as U.S. Oil Majors Dismiss Wind and Solar Projects

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Top U.S. oil firms are doubling down on drilling, deepening a divide with European rivals on the outlook for renewables, and winning support from big investors who do not expect the stateside companies to invest in wind and solar. Among a dozen U.S.

Sandia’s Combustion Research Facility Celebrates 40th

The Combustion Research Facility on the California campus of Sandia National Laboratories opened March 6, 1981. (Photo courtesy of Sandia National Laboratories)

The weather on March 6, 1981, was nothing too remarkable for the San Francisco Bay Area — a little drizzle with temperatures in the 50s and fairly calm wind. The remarkable event that day was taking place on Sandia National Laboratories’ California campus…

Chevron, Microsoft, Schlumberger to Build Carbon Capture Plant in California

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Chevron Corp is partnering with Microsoft Corp, oilfield services firm Schlumberger and privately held Clean Energy Systems to build a carbon capture plant in California, as the U.S. oil major expands investments in renewable…

Shareholders Create Coalition to Pressure Exxon for Change

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More than 135 investors managing more than $2 trillion are forming a coalition to push Exxon Mobil Corp into making sweeping changes including refreshing its board and focusing more on energy transition, people familiar with the matter said on Friday.The group…

Shell to Shut Its Convent, La. Refinery Amid Pandemic

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Royal Dutch Shell said on Thursday it will shut down its refinery in Convent, Louisiana, the largest U.S. facility to close since the coronavirus pandemic first hit and devastated economic demand worldwide.The shutdown, to occur this month…

U.S. Oil Firms Hit Brakes on Return-to-work as Virus Cases Soar

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U.S. energy companies slammed the brakes on returning staff to their Houston offices as COVID-19 cases soared and top hospitals warned they could soon run out of beds for the most severely ill patients.A record number of new…

Aker Solutions, Cognite Win $2M Grant for Floating Wind Farm Tech

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California Energy Commission has awarded Aker Solutions and Cognite a $2 million grant for a project called NextWind Real-Time Condition Monitoring.The project is focused on next-generation solutions in wind through digitalization…

Oil Giants Set Health Checks, Work-from-home Rules

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Major energy companies in the United States imposed work-from-home rules for office staff and began health checks for remote or critical workers as coronavirus spread and threatened an industry reeling from falling demand and profits.BP…

Sempra to Decide on U.S., Mexican LNG Export Plants in 2020

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California energy company Sempra Energy said on Thursday it expects to make final investment decisions (FID) this year to build two new liquefied natural gas (LNG) export plants - one in the United States and one in Mexico:Sempra…

Offshore Wind: Decisions Needed Sooner, not Later

AOT is working to develop a new port, specifically configured to serve Atlantic Ocean wind projects, on 30 acres along the Arthur Kill tidal strait between Staten Island and New Jersey. 
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On September 26, the State University of New York Maritime College hosted a conference on the emerging east coast offshore wind industry. “Offshore Wind Power, Planning for America’s Ocean Energy” focused on four fundamental…

Chevron Seeks to Shrink Nigerian Presence

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Chevron is seeking to sell several Nigerian oilfields as part of a global drive to reshape its portfolio as it focuses on growing its U.S.

Mitsui, Sempra Energy Sign LNG Deal

North American energy infrastructure company Sempra Energy and Japanese trader Mitsui & Co. have entered into a memorandum of understanding (MOU) under which the latter would take part in the Cameron LNG Phase 2 project in Louisiana.The…