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Equinor Dumps Great Australian Bight Oil Drilling

Feb 24, 2020

Norwegian company Equinor has become the third major fossil fuel producer to abandon plans to drill for oil in the Great Australian Bight, after years of work. Previously, BP and Chevron canceled their drilling plans in the area, in 2016, and 2017 respectively.Equinor will not go ahead with the $200 million project, after sustained pressure from environmental activists.Equinor has informed the Australian…

Sri Lanka Douses Another Fire on New Diamond Tanker. Tows it to Deeper Water

Sep 09, 2020

The Sri Lankan navy said on Wednesday it had extinguished another fire on a stricken supertanker loaded with 2 million barrels of oil and is towing it to deeper water.The navy's disaster management team put out the fire that reignited on Monday on the MT New Diamond…

Lukoil Aims to Be Net Zero CO2 Emitter by 2050

Mar 02, 2020

Vice president of Russian oil producer Lukoil, Leonid Fedun, said on Monday the company aimed to become a net zero carbon emitter by 2050.'It is realistic to a reach zero carbon footprint' for us, he said at a presentation.(Reporting by Vladimir Soldatkin…

Asia Pacific’s Decarbonization Bill to Hit $3.5 Trillion in 2040

Nov 12, 2019

Recent research by Wood Mackenzie indicates that Asia Pacific’s decarbonization bill could hit $3.5 trillion by 2040. This includes investments in solar, wind, hydrogen, nuclear and hydro power, collectively referred to as zero-carbon energy between now and 2040…

Oil Companies Push Carbon-capture Efforts

Sep 23, 2019

A group of 13 major oil companies charted out a plan on Monday to promote investments in carbon capture, use and storage (CCUS), ahead of a gathering in New York.Oil chiefs grappling with growing demand for action to fight climate change have…

DNV GL Route Map for Energy Transition

Sep 10, 2019

Gas and variable renewables  must work together alongside greater uptake of carbon capture and storage (CCS) to secure a rapid energy transition, according to a new forecast of the energy transition by DNV GL.According to the report '2019 Energy…

Malaysia Urges Development of Aquaculture

Sep 10, 2019

The Malaysian Ministry of Agriculture and Agro-based Industry is encouraging all Malaysian States to carry out aquaculture to boost the production of high-quality fishery produce to meet the rising demand, as well as to create a healthy environment…

NGO Pushes for Green Recycling in North Sea

Sep 05, 2019

With the oil and gas sector seeing a downturn since 2014, the Platform has documented an increasing number of offshore units sold for scrap.While the recycling of fixed installations occurs under strict regulations, there are serious concerns regarding the recycling of floating structures…

July: Earth's Hottest Month Ever Recorded

Aug 16, 2019

According to the latest monthly climate report from the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), July 2019 was hottest month on record for the planet and Polar sea ice melted to record lows.Much of the planet sweltered in unprecedented heat in July…

US Patent Approval for Wave Energy

Aug 15, 2019

AW-Energy Oy, a Finnish wave energy technology developer, received an “approval” for AW-Energy’s patent application from the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).The patent [PCT/050485] provides AW-Energy with broad IP protection…

Green Group Asks Cosco to Avoid HFO in Arctic

Aug 12, 2019

Clean Arctic Alliance has sent its second letter to Cosco, in which the NGOs urge the Chinese liner company to make public what fuel types its vessels use in the Arctic.Responding to reports that the 190m-long COSCO-owned cargo vessel Tian’en…

MOL to Develop Zero Emission Alt Fuel

Aug 05, 2019

Japanese shipping group Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL) announced that it has joined the Carbon Capture & Reuse (CCR) Study Group and launched the 'Cross-industrial Working Group Related to Zero Emission Alternative Ship Fuels'.The CCR Study group…

KY Gasline Erupts in Flames, One Dead

Aug 01, 2019

A natural gas line erupted in a ball of flames that could be seen for miles over a residential community in rural Kentucky on Thursday, killing one person and setting several houses on fire, a local sheriff said.The blast, in Moreland, a community about 40 miles (65 km) south of Lexington…

Nigerians Pursue Shell Spill Case in the UK

Jul 24, 2019

The Supreme Court in London will hear an appeal by Nigerian farmers and fishermen to pursue claims in England against oil major Shell over oil spills in the Niger Delta, lawyers for the two affected communities said on Wednesday.The decision…

Total, IFPEN Join Forces to Cut Carbon

Jul 10, 2019

The French Institute of Petroleum IFP Energies Nouvelles (IFPEN) and compatriot multinational integrated oil and gas company Total announced that they signed a strategic R&D partnership yesterday, that includes an agreement to endow a chair at the IFP School…

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