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Thinking Holistically about Hydrogen’s Place in the Energy Transition

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As energy operators across the world come to terms with the continuously changing nature of the energy transition, the need for a wide-lens view of the situation is clear. This includes knowing the capabilities and pitfalls of renewable energy sources at our fingertips, hydrogen being one that is especially prevalent.Kees van Wingerden, an expert with more than 45 years’ experience in industrial safety and infrastructure development…

Thinking Holistically About Hydrogen’s Place in the Energy Transition

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As energy operators across the world come to terms with the continuously changing nature of the energy transition, the need for a wide-lens view of the situation is clear. This includes knowing the capabilities and pitfalls of renewable energy sources at our fingertips, hydrogen being one that is especially prevalent.Kees van Wingerden, an expert with more than 45 years’ experience in industrial safety and infrastructure development…

Hamel takes the Helm as GECF Secretary General

Eng. Mohamed Hamel from the People's Democratic Republic of Algeria has assumed office as the fourth Secretary General of the Gas Exporting Countries Forum (GECF). Photo courtesy GECF

Mohamed Hamel from the People's Democratic Republic of Algeria has assumed office as the fourth Secretary General of the Gas Exporting Countries Forum (GECF), the global platform of leading gas exporting countries.He was appointed to the helm of the 18-country energy organization at the 23rd GECF Ministerial Meeting, presided by the Plurinational State of Bolivia in November 2021, for a period of two years commencing January 1, 2022.

Vysus Group Acquires Promaps Technology

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Engineering and technology consultancy Vysus Group has acquired Norwegian based software firm, Promaps Technology.This is the first acquisition for Vysus Group, which was itself created recently following a strategic carve-out from Lloyd’s Register.As for Promaps Technology, the company was established in 2017 in Bergen, Norway. It has developed software that…

Opinion: Egypt Banks on Renewables to Meet Expected Energy Demand Surge

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To meet its soaring demand for energy, Egypt is turning to renewable sources. Its targets, if accomplished, will see it become a pioneer in the African energy landscape. But are the plans realistic?Egypt’s population has now passed 100 million. As one of the most populous and fastest-growing nations on the African continent, providing electricity to all its citizens…

Gastech Postponed for 2021

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Gastech, one of the world's largest gas, LNG and energy industries events has been postponed for 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.The event was expected to take place in Singapore in September this year, however, the organizers have now decided to delay the event to September 13 to 16, 2021.Organizers dmg events said the decision had been based on concerns around the global pandemic…

Opinion: Renewable Energy Wins Over Oil and Gas in Post-Coronavirus World

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Imagine waking up one morning with a deadly tiger snake in your bed. To make matters worse out of the window you notice an approaching bushfire.Both are a threat to your life, but you are going to deal with the imminent danger of the snake first, and then tackle the more distant but still serious fire. It's the same with the new coronavirus and climate change.Since…

Netherlands-Denmark HVDC Test Successful

Cable supplier Prysmian completes final high-voltage direct current (HVDC) test for 700MW submarine interconnector CobraCable line between Denmark and the Netherlands.The announcement takes place during the COBRAcable link’s official inauguration event, simultaneously held in Eemshaven (NL) and Endrup (DK), in the presence of representatives from the Dutch and Danish ministries…

Minesto Boosts Taiwanese Presence

Swedish marine energy developer Minesto AB has renewed the collaboration agreement with National Taiwan Ocean University (NTOU) to explore the potential for Minesto’s Deep Green technology in Taiwan.The renewed collaboration agreement with NTOU's Center for Ocean Energy System (COES) was signed at a ceremony in Taipei by Minesto’s CEO Dr Martin Edlund and Professor Chen-Chou Lin…

Europe Looks for Gas as Groningen Folds

Europe’s energy landscape will be completely changed once the Dutch shut down the largest gas field on the continent years ahead of schedule, according to Rystad Energy.The Netherland recently announced that production at Groningen – Europe’s largest gas field – will be halted in 2022, eight years earlier than initially planned. However, despite the ambitious target of decommissioning the field by 2022…

Fuel Flexibility is Key for Green Shipping

Fuel flexibility and technologies to bridge changing fuel usage have been identified in the Maritime Forecast to 2050 as essential strategies for both individual owners and the shipping industry to adapt to the energy transition and prepare for a low carbon future.DNV GL – Maritime has released the third edition of its Maritime Forecast to 2050 at London International…

COBRA Cable Readies for Action

The 700MW COBRAcable interconnector linking the Dutch and the Danish grid will be available for the electricity market as of delivery day, 7 September, Dutch high-voltage grid operator TenneT said."After three years of construction, including the laying of the submarine cables as well as the construction of two onshore converter stations, and a successful test phase earlier this year…

Energy Summit Climate Discussion Becomes Contentious

The U.S. energy secretary blasted renewable fuels champions on Wednesday while the head of Royal Dutch Shell urged the energy sector to focus on world efforts to cut carbon emissions, revealing a yawning trans-Atlantic gap on climate issues. Speaking at the CERAWeek conference by IHS Markit in Houston, Shell CEO Ben van Beurden outlined an ambitious plan to reduce the Anglo-Dutch company's carbon footprint and expand in renewables…

Wison, CCS Partner on China’s FSRU Standards

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Wison Offshore & Marine announced it will collaborate with China Classification Society (CCS) Wuhan Rules & Research Institute on various fronts of floating liquefied natural gas (FLNG) storage and re-gasification facility (FSRU) developments in China under a strategic cooperation agreement. Pursuant to the agreement, both parties will embark on a wide range of joint efforts in development and optimization of FSRU products…

Heriot-Watt Sets Global Data Landscape for BP Statistical Review

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The economics professor who leads the in-depth data collation process for BP’s annual Statistical Review of World Energy has welcomed the energy major’s latest findings as “clear evidence of a major transformation in the global energy landscape”. Professor Mark Schaffer, Director of the Center for Energy Economics and Policy (CEERP), at Heriot-Watt University…

BP back in the black

BP has made a profit of $115 million for the year 2016. This compares to its loss of $6.5 billion in the previous year. The company in its report stated having focused on growth: strategic portfolio additions, new projects coming onstream, costs and spending reduced ahead of schedule. Bob Dudley, BP group chief executive, commented, "2016 was the year we made significant strides in creating a stronger platform for growth.

Trump's Energy Policies Not Yet Defined: Kemp

Donald Trump's victory in the U.S. presidential election will trigger a race among journalists, analysts and traders to explain what it means for energy policy and markets. But the president-elect does not yet have clearly formed policies on most energy issues so the implications will become clear only in the weeks and months ahead as he starts to build an administration.

Singapore to become an IEA Association Country

The International Energy Agency (IEA) has welcomed Singapore as an IEA Association Country, deepening the partnership between both sides for a more sustainable and secure energy future. The announcement was made jointly by Singapore Minister S Iswaran, Minister for Trade and Industry, and Dr Fatih Birol, Executive Director, IEA, at the opening of the Singapore International Energy Week (SIEW) 2016.

Shale Drilling Boosted US O&G Reserves in '14 -EIA

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Reserves of oil and natural gas in the United States shot higher last year, according to government data released Monday, setting records that reveal the extent to which a decade-long drilling boom has transformed the energy landscape. Proved reserves of natural gas rose by 34.8 trillion cubic feet (tcf), or 10 percent, to a record high of 388.8 tcf in 2014, while oil reserves rose 3.4 billion barrels…

US House Panel Passes Bill to Repeal Oil Export Ban

A U.S. House of Representatives subcommittee passed a bill on Thursday to repeal the U.S. ban on oil exports, providing momentum in the chamber for overturning the 40-year old trade restriction. The House Energy and Power subcommittee passed the bill by a voice count. The legislation, sponsored by Republican Representative Joe Barton of Texas, is expected to be voted on by the full Energy and Commerce committee next week.