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Greenhouse Gas News

Exxon Secures Lead in top US Oilfield with $60B Buy of Shale Rival Pioneer

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Exxon Mobil agreed to buy U.S. rival Pioneer Natural Resources in an all-stock deal valued at $59.5 billion that would make it the biggest producer in the largest U.S. oilfield and secure a decade of low-cost production.The deal…

Tech File: Battery Power Breakthrough in Ice

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An ABB study based on three years of operational ship data mounts a case for integrating battery power onboard modern icebreakers, writes Samuli Hänninen, who specializes in icebreaking vessels at ABB Marine & Ports.

ADNOC Drilling Expands Fleet with $75 Million Purchase of Six Hybrid Power Land Rigs

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UAE-based drilling company ADNOC Drilling said this week it had signed a $75 million deal to buy six newbuild hybrid power land rigs.The six newbuild hybrid power rigs will be built by Honghua…

Blue Hydrogen: A Key Player in the Future of Energy Transition

Source: 2022 edition of GECF Global Gas Outlook 2050 - January 29, 2023

The energy sector is undergoing a transformation, with a growing focus on cleaner energy sources and technologies that reduce greenhouse gas emissions and contribute to a more sustainable future.

MAN ES: Moving Forward on Ammonia Engines

MAN ES will start testing on its ammonia engine in Copenhagen in Q1 2023. Images courtesy MAN ES

As shipowners ponder future fuels, MAN Energy Solutions is sailing full speed ahead optimizing dual fuel marine powerplants while preparing to start testing ammonia fueled engines in early 2023.

Stepping on the Gas: Rochester Researchers Team to tackle Methane Emissions

Dr. John Kessler (right) and Dr. DongJoo Joung (Pusan National University) collecting methane for radiocarbon analysis. All images: University of Rochester/John Kessler

With global temperatures rising, oceans warming and ice caps melting, carbon dioxide attracts the bulk of the blame throughout media, public discourse and academia. All too many—save some scientists and researchers—neglect methane…

Incoming Shell Boss Aims Fire up Renewables Drive

Shell's incoming Chief Executive Wael Sawan. Copyright Miquel Gonzalez; Photographic Services, Shell International Limited.

Shell's incoming Chief Executive Wael Sawan is set to accelerate the group's drive to build its renewable energy business, including through a possible "transformative" clean power acquisition…

U.S. Climate Bill Exempts most of Oil Industry from Methane Fees

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The U.S. Senate climate bill’s fee on oil and gas industry methane emissions will cover less than half the sector’s releases of the powerful greenhouse gas, thanks to concessions made to win over party holdout Joe Manchin…

Production from Nigeria's Ikike Field to Start

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TotalEnergies, OML99 operator (40%) in partnership with the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC, 60%), announces the start of production from the Ikike field, in Nigeria.Located 20 kmoff the coast…

BP Beefs Up Hydrogen Team in Bet on Fuel's Future

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BP is beefing up its hydrogen management team as the energy company prepares to accelerate investments in the low-carbon fuel which it believes will play a key role in the world's shift away…

Tech File: Wärtsilä Delivers Last of 15 LPG Fuel Supply Systems

BW Malacca, the last vessels in the series of 15 Very Large Gas Carriers (VLGC’s) retrofitted with Wärtsilä LPG Fuel Supply System © BW LPG

Wärtsilä said it completed delivery of its liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) fuel supply system (LFSS) to 15 very large gas carrier (VLGC) vessels owned and operated by BW LPG, which has the world’s…

Future Fuels: Neste, Nordic Marine Oil team to debut "Co-processed marine fuel"

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Neste and Nordic Marine Oil have partnered to pilot a new Neste Marine 0.1 Co-processed marine fuel in Scandinavia – a solution the pair claims will help the maritime sector reduce greenhouse…

Pick your Poison: NOAA Study Finds Less Air Pollution brings more Hurricanes

A daylight composite of Earth from Aug. 29, 2021 as seen by the NOAA-20 Satellite. In this image, Hurricane Ida can be seen making landfall on the U.S. Gulf Coast while Hurricane Nora spins in the eastern Pacific Ocean. Credit: NOAA

A new study from NOAA finds that reducing air pollution in North America & Europe brings more hurricanes; increased pollution in Asia reduces tropical cyclonesA NOAA study published in the…

Carnival, Wärtsilä Cooperate on Fleet Decarb Program

Modelling the ‘Regal Princess’ will help identify decarbonisation solutions for Carnival’s wider fleet. Photo courtesy of Carnival Corporation.

Wärtsilä will deliver its new Decarbonization Modelling Service to Carnival Corporation as the cruise group aims to reduce greenhouse gas emissions across its fleet.Initially tasked with establishing…

Carbon Dioxide Removal (CDR) ... To Clear the Air, Look Beneath the Waves

While ocean-based carbon dioxide removal can take a multitude of forms, there are at least six prominent methods (represented here) considered in the recently released NASEM report. © Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, illustration by Natalie Renier

Participants at the 26th United Nations Climate Change Conference (better known as COP26) late last year in Glasgow reiterated humanity needs to accelerate change in the coming decades to limit…

ConocoPhillips Beefs Up Stake in Australia Pacific LNG

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ConocoPhillips has completed the acquisition of an additional 10% stake in Australia Pacific LNG (APLNG) from Origin Energy for $1.645 billion. After customary closing adjustments, cash paid…

US Unveils $1.15 Billion for Abandoned Oil and Gas Well Clean-up

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The Biden administration on Monday said it would make $1.15 billion available to states to clean up abandoned oil and gas wells as part of a broad effort to reduce U.S. climate warming emissions…

Tech File: SHI Develops onboard Carbon Capture System

An SHI-built LNG carrier. Photo courtesy Samsung Heavy Industries

SHI reports that it has successfully developed an 'Onboard Carbon Capture' system which can be applicable to LNG fueled vessels with PANASIA, an eco-friendly and energy system expert, and received Approval in Principle from KR…

Crowley Commits to Net-zero GHG Emissions by 2050

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As the maritime industry collectively struggles to chart the course toward decarbonization, Crowley today committed to net-zero greenhouse gas emissions across all scopes by 2050, pursuing…

Rotor Sails: The Compelling Decarbonization Solution

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Global supplier of wind propulsion, Anemoi Marine, believes Rotor Sails - which are unique, tall cylindrical sails that can be installed on the deck of commercial vessels - offer an immediate…