energy transition

Spain's gas demand falls for second year, down 11% as renewables hit record

Spain's consumption of natural gas dropped for the second year in a row in 2023, falling almost 11% as the country used more renewable sources to produce electricity.

US unveils clean hydrogen plan, nuclear power role uncertain

The U.S. proposed rules for how energy companies can access billions of dollars in tax credits for producing low-carbon hydrogen using new clean energy sources but left thorny issues, such as how nuclear power could benefit, uncertain.

Woodside Energy to supply LNG to Pilbara Minerals unit

Woodside Energy said it had signed a sales and purchase agreement with a unit of Pilbara Minerals for the supply of domestic LNG from its Pluto Truck Loading Facility in Western Australia.

The race for clean energy: LNG and LH2 as the next frontier in fuel technology

11/30/2023

This article presents a comparison of LNG and LH2 as fuels, and discusses the properties and characteristics of both, including energy density, transportation, storage, safety, environmental impact, availability and cost.

India announces phased introduction of biogas blending for domestic use

India will start blending compressed biogas with natural gas to boost domestic demand and cut reliance on natural gas imports, the government said in a statement on Saturday.

EU poised to propose extending energy crisis measures - official

The European Commission wants to extend emergency energy measures passed last year to cope with Europe's gas crisis to guard against future price shocks and quickly build-out renewable energy.

Optimizing waste heat recovery systems for more efficient, sustainable operations

11/2/2023

In the natural gas sector, recovering available waste heat from processing operations and converting it into carbon-free electricity can represent a significant opportunity to reduce emissions and increase energy savings.

The story behind engineering the world’s largest post-combustion carbon capture plant

9/1/2023

VPI—a power generator and owner of a 1,260-MW combined-cycle natural gas power plant based in Immingham, UK, adjacent to the Humber Oil refinery—is set to play a pivotal role in decarbonizing the region, as it plans to transform its existing facility into the largest post-combustion carbon capture plant of its type in the world.

China LNG buyers expand trading after adding more US, Qatari contracts

China's LNG gas importers are starting up or expanding trading desks in London and Singapore to better manage their growing and diversified supply portfolios in an increasingly volatile global market.

Fuel gas blending: Follow the H2 signal

6/13/2023

In some cases, it may be practical to blend hydrogen (H2) into the local natural gas distribution network via an agreement with local utilities, but regardless of the strategy, blending must be carefully controlled. This article examines these challenges.

A sustainable solution to reduce Europe’s reliance on natural gas

6/13/2023

This analysis shows that Europe will need to reduce natural gas demand by 55 Bm3 this year alone to mitigate against a potentially colder winter, a possible end to Russian supplies or rebounding Asian demand. This comes at a time when Europe has little bandwidth for additional energy rationing without sustaining a steeper slowdown in economic activity.

How tech is laying the foundation for future LNG success and compliance

5/19/2023

This article details some of the ways LNG operators are embracing and deploying technology to close the gaps that exist in their ESG compliance infrastructures and emerging operational needs.

Germany improving efforts to meet 2030 hydrogen goals

Germany is getting nearer to goals for developing a green hydrogen market by the end of the decade.

The role of natural gas in the Asia-Pacific energy transition

In Southeast Asia, coal-fired and diesel-fired power generation are still significant parts of the energy and electricity systems. ANGEA believes that gas must play a significant role in the region’s future.

The rapid expansion of carbon capture technologies

Gas Processing & LNG had the opportunity to speak with Matthew Stevenson, Chief Revenue Officer for Svante, about their Series E fundraiser, deal with Chevron New Energies and metal-organic frameworks.

Energy firms bet big on carbon capture projects in U.S., Canada

Many energy companies in North America are investing in carbon capture technologies/projects. The following are several that are being implemented in the region.

Decarbonization using sour-to-sweet gas technology

8 Rivers' TarT technology is a low-cost solution for processing high-hydrogen sulfide (H2S) sour gas. The technology separates H2S and other sulfurous contaminants from sour natural gas, using CO2 as a natural solvent.

Natural gas essential to the energy transition says Australian PM

New gas projects will play a role in the energy transition, Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese said, as his administration seeks to pass a reform to an emissions reduction bill amid growing pressure to ban new fossil fuel projects.

bp expands natural gas certification to 100% of its U.S. onshore upstream operations

MiQ, the non-profit global leader in methane certification, announced that it has independently audited and certified bp as the first energy major in the U.S. to verify the methane intensity of its entire U.S. onshore portfolio of natural gas.

Graforce to introduce plasmalysis technology that converts LNG into hydrogen

Graforce to introduce methane electrolysis (plasmalysis), which converts LNG into hydrogen. This allows large gas users to switch to clean-burning hydrogen without changing their energy supplier or method of transporting.

Enbridge to invest $2.4 B in natural gas and renewable power in 2023

Enbridge will invest $2.42 billion in natural gas and liquids infrastructure and in renewable power this year.

Chevron opens second CNG station in California

Chevron U.S.A. announced the opening of its second compressed natural gas station in the state of California, increasing availability of lower carbon fuels to heavy duty vehicles.

ABB and Pace CCS partner to drive carbon capture and storage growth

ABB and Pace CCS join forces to deliver a solution that reduces the cost of integrating carbon capture and storage (CCS) into new and existing industrial operations

Japan to emphasize natural gas/LNG and clean fuels at G7 summit

Japan plans to emphasize the importance of investments in natural gas, LNG and cleaner fuels at the G7 summit later this year.

Chevron announces lower carbon LNG fleet modification project with Sembcorp Marine

Chevron will install new technologies aboard Chevron vessels to support their energy transition goals. The changes are also in alignment with decarbonization targets set by the International Maritime Organization.

TES and Energie 360° partner to supply renewable synthetic methane to customers

Energie 360° and TES are working together to supply eNG (renewable synthetic methane) to customers from 2027.

Tokyo Gas to free up funds to focus on decarbonization

Japan's Tokyo Gas will cut shareholder returns from the next financial year and use freed up funds to invest in technology to slash its carbon emissions.

Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners acquires Envo Biogas project in Tønder, Denmark

Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners has acquired the biogas project Envo Biogas in Tønder, Denmark from Anaergia. The project will produce green gas/fuels from organic waste.

Shell completes acquisition of renewable natural gas producer Nature Energy

Shell Petroleum NV has completed the acquisition of 100% of the shares of Nature Energy Biogas A/S.

Alberta offers to work with Trudeau on carbon capture—with conditions

Canada's Alberta province has offered to collaborate with the federal government to spur carbon capture utilization and storage (CCUS) investments, but only if Ottawa secures Alberta's consent on climate policies that impact oil and gas.