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China Could Meet Emissions Pledge Earlier Than Expected

May 23, 2018

China emissions could peak before 2030. China's top climate envoy on Wednesday said the country could meet its pledge to cap carbon emissions ahead of its target of around 2030, while a senior environmental official said plans for a carbon market were on track despite ministerial restructuring…

Zero Emission Ships: Comparing Fuel Choices

May 16, 2018

There's a new report out from the Sustainable Shipping Initiative (SSI) -- authorted by Lloyds Register (LR) and University Maritime Advisory Services (UMAS) -- that examines different fuel options and costs as increasingly the world's oceangoing fleet is pushed toward decarbonization…

To Frack or Not to Frack? Australia's NatGas Dilemma

Apr 19, 2018

The decision by the government of Australia's Northern Territory government to allow the resumption of fracking for natural gas will do little to immediately solve the country's energy woes, but will likely sharpen political battle lines. The…

BP to Keep Carbon Footprint Flat into 2025

Apr 16, 2018

BP to reduce CO2 emissions by 3.5 mln tonnes per year by 2025 even as it plans to sharply increase oil and gas output in coming years. BP said on Monday it will keep carbon emissions flat over the decade to 2025 even as its oil and gas ouput is set to grow…

First Cove Point LNG Lifting Departs Maryland

Apr 16, 2018

The first contractual liquefied natural gas (LNG) cargo from Dominion Energy Inc's newly constructed Cove Point LNG export plant in Maryland in the United States left the facility on Monday, Thomson Reuters Eikon ship tracking data showed. The…

Britain: Biofuel Targets Will Reduce Diesel Reliance

Apr 13, 2018

British biofuel targets coming into force this weekend will double the use of renewable fuels in the UK transport sector in 15 years and reduce reliance on imported diesel, the government said on Friday. The new targets, which take effect on April 15…

China Coal Imports to Fall This Year

Apr 10, 2018

China's coal imports are expected to fall by 8 percent this year, a senior industry official said on Tuesday, amid growing concerns that the world's top consumer of the fuel will curb arrivals from abroad to boost the domestic market. Arrivals from abroad will be 250 million tonnes…

Arctic Norway Terminal Plans Revived

Apr 10, 2018

Oil firms operating two oilfields and several oil discoveries in the Barents Sea off Norway are looking at a possibility to build an onshore oil terminal, Norway's oil minister said on Tuesday. 'I'm optimistic. I think it's important that…

BP eyes 119 LNG Cargoes Annually From Indonesia

Apr 04, 2018

Oil major BP is targeting shipping 119 cargoes of liquefied natural gas (LNG) from its Tangguh project in Indonesia's West Papua province this year, including 22 for the domestic market, a company official said on Wednesday. BP expects to…

GAIL India to get 90 LNG Cargos from U.S. in 2018

Mar 30, 2018

India's state-owned GAIL (India) Ltd on Friday said it would be annually receiving about 90 cargoes of liquefied natural gas (LNG) from Sabine Pass and Cove Point LNG terminals in the U.S. GAIL has long-term deals to annually buy 5.8 million tonnes U…

Netherlands to Allow New Offshore Wind Investments

Mar 27, 2018

The Dutch government on Tuesday said it will allow five new offshore wind turbine farms capable of producing 7 gigawatts (GW) of electricity in the 2024 to 2030 period. The Netherlands is lagging other European countries in renewable energy…

Gail India Offers Sabine Pass LNG Liftings

Mar 27, 2018

Gail India has offered three liquefied natural gas (LNG) cargoes for May to July loading from Sabine Pass in the United States, two traders said on Tuesday. The cargoes will be sold based on the U.S. benchmark Henry Hub gas price, one of them said…

Britain Blocks Plans for New Coal Mine on Climate Grounds

Mar 23, 2018

Britain has rejected plans for a new open cast coal mine in northeastern England, as it could hamper efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and curb climate change, the minister for local government said on Friday.Supporters of the project…

Global Carbon Emissions Hit Record High in 2017 - EIA

Mar 22, 2018

Global energy-related carbon emissions rose to a historic high of 32.5 gigatonnes last year, after three years of being flat, due to higher energy demand and the slowing of energy efficiency improvements, the International Energy Agency (IEA) said…

China's Independent Refiners Gear up for Ethanol Push

Mar 20, 2018

Dongming plans to import ethanol, may produce biofuel; China set 2020 target for nationwide 10 pct biofuel use. China's top independent oil refiner is buying ethanol and two others are seeking government approval to blend the biofuel into…

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