Enviornment/Safety

Investments surge on strong demand outlook for LNG bunkering

Drewry projects more than 1,000 LNG-fueled vessels to be in service by 2027. However, development of the bunkering infrastructure appears to be lagging in comparison to the growth in fleet as well as the potential demand, which could take a leap of 30 MMtpy by 2028.

Worley selected to support the Bayou Bend CCS project

Worley, a global professional services company of energy, chemicals and resources experts, has been selected to design and evaluate carbon dioxide (CO2) gathering, handling and sequestration facilities for the Bayou Bend CCS LLC (Bayou Bend) joint venture located along the Gulf Coast in Southeast Texas.

Panama Canal in talks with US LNG producers to increase transit

The Panama Canal is in talks with U.S. liquefied natural gas (LNG) producers on how to meet increased demand for crossings as water levels recover after a prolonged drought

Air Products to build network of H2 refueling stations in Alberta, Canada

Air Products announced in late April that it intends to build a network of permanent, commercial-scale multi-modal hydrogen refueling stations stretching from Edmonton to Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

ConocoPhillips boosts processing efficiency with new Zia Hills Central Facility

ConocoPhillips’ newest central processing facility is significantly enhancing the company’s Zia Hills asset in New Mexico by optimizing operational costs, expanding processing capacity, reducing surface footprint and curbing emissions.

Air Products announces successful performance test of AP-DMR LNG process tech for Coral South FLNG

Air Products announced that its dual mixed-refrigerant LNG process technology (AP-DMR™) and equipment has successfully passed performance testing at the Coral South FLNG facility offshore Mozambique.

Texas operators turn to flaring amid weak gas prices

Operators drilling for oil in Texas are scrambling to dispose of excess natural gas amid a supply glut and weak prices, prompting a sharp rise in flaring requests.

Axxela takes FID to develop a 50-MMft3d gas processing plant

Axxela Ltd., a leading gas and power portfolio company in Sub-Saharan Africa, has taken a final investment decision (FID) for the development of a gas processing plant situated in OML 56, Delta State, South-South Nigeria.

Carbon Clean achieves fabrication milestone on FlagshipONE with the project’s first carbon capture unit module

Carbon Clean, a leader in revolutionizing carbon capture solutions, has achieved a fabrication milestone on Ørsted’s FlagshipONE project, Europe’s largest commercial-scale eMethanol facility under construction.

The science behind amine column corrosion and remedial solutions

4/16/2024

This article examines how and why corrosion takes place within amine columns and the corrosion mitigation strategies available.

Three emerging threats: Climate change, vandalism and cyber-attack

4/16/2024

Pipeline integrity management systems (PIMSs) are now common practice, driven by the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) requirements in the U.S. This article discusses the threats associated with climate change, vandalism and cyber-attack from the perspective of existing risk models.

Tamarack Valley shuts Alberta output after gas plant fire

Canada's Tamarack Valley Energy has temporarily halted production at a Canadian Natural Resources Ltd gas plant in Alberta following a fire.

ACME Group and Hydrogenious LOHC Technologies to jointly explore hydrogen value chains from Oman to Europe

ACME Group and Hydrogenious LOHC Technologies, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to collaborate on a feasibility study to explore the joint development of large-scale hydrogen supply chains from ACME’s projects in Oman to supply hubs in Europe using the innovative LOHC technology.

Russia's Novatek may scale back Arctic LNG 2, focus on Murmansk

Russia's Novatek is being forced to scale back its huge Arctic LNG 2 project after Western sanctions curbed its access to ice-class tankers and will focus instead on developing its project at the ice-free port of Murmansk.

Henkel closes acquisition of specialized supplier for protective coating and sealing solutions

Henkel has successfully completed the acquisition of the U.S.-based Seal for Life Industries LLC from Arsenal Capital Partners.

NextChem and Vallourec to merge green ammonia tech with hydrogen storage for "Power-To-X" projects

Maire announces that NextChem, through its subsidiary NextChem Tech, and Vallourec, agreed to cooperate on the integration of NextChem’s proprietary green ammonia technology with Vallourec’s Delphy hydrogen storage technology and its subsequent commercialization.

Venture Global approved to re-introduce hazardous fluids at Louisiana (U.S.) LNG plant

U.S. LNG company Venture Global LNG received U.S. regulatory approval to re-introduce hazardous fluids into "HRSG 372" at the company's Calcasieu Pass LNG export plant in Louisiana.

Viridi Energy developing renewable natural gas facility in Maine (U.S.)

Viridi Energy said it has acquired a biosolids digester plant in Brunswick, Maine, (U.S.) as part of its plans to develop a facility to convert waste into RNG in the state.

Technip Energies and GE Vernova drive UK's net-zero with gas power and carbon capture project

Technip Energies, leader of a consortium with GE Vernova, and construction partner, Balfour Beatty, received a Letter of Intent from bp, on behalf of NZT Power Limited for the execution phase of the Net Zero Teesside Power in the UK.

Shell publishes Energy Transition Strategy 2024

Shell has published its first energy transition update since the launch of its Powering Progress strategy in 2021 and with this energy transition update, Shell is focusing on how the same strategy delivers “less emissions”.

U.S. natural gas pipeline accidents pose big, unreported climate threat

Accidental pipeline leaks – caused by things like punctures, corrosion, severe weather and faulty equipment - happen routinely and are a climate menace that is not currently counted in the official U.S. tally of greenhouse gas emissions, according to an examination of public data and regulatory documents.

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

3/7/2024

This work 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.

Yokogawa releases OpreX carbon footprint tracer to support decarbonization in the process manufacturing industries

Yokogawa Electric Corporation announced the development and release of OpreX Carbon Footprint Tracer, a solution in the OpreX Transformation lineup that targets the carbon footprint management needs of companies in the process manufacturing industries.

MAMII expands membership with Chevron, Seapeak, and TotalEnergies joining the initiative

Leading energy companies TotalEnergies and Chevron, and major gas carrier Seapeak, have joined the Methane Abatement in Maritime Innovation Initiative, led by SafetyTech Accelerator.

Heidelberg Materials North America announces latest step in Edmonton CCUS Project

Heidelberg Materials North America announced a significant milestone in its two-stage competitive procurement process as it works to select the capture technology and contractor for providing the CO2 separation solution for its Edmonton, Alberta, Carbon Capture, Utilization, and Storage Project.

Dana Gas resumes operations at Iraqi Kurdistan’s Khor Mor gas field

United Arab Emirates energy firm Dana Gas has resumed the production operations at Iraqi Kurdistan's Khor Mor gas field have been resumed, the company said in a statement.

Freeport LNG faces month-long unit outage due to winter storm

Freeport LNG expects one of the three gas liquefaction units at its Texas plant to be out of service for a month after it faced a technical issue during Winter Storm Heather.

Nextchem awarded a pre-FEED by Engie for the production of 2nd generation biomethane in France

MAIRE announces that Nextchem, through its subsidiary NextChem Tech, has been awarded a new contract by Engie to carry out a pre-FEED for the gasification and methanation of the waste wood as well as the implementation of a carbon capture unit for the Salamandre project in the Normandy region.

Asia LNG prices hit 4-mos low despite supply, geopolitical concerns

Asian spot LNG prices hit their lowest level in over 4 mos this week on strong inventories and weak demand despite supply concerns as more tankers avoid the Red Sea, following attacks launched by Yemen's Houthi group on commercial ships.

Record warmth leaves world with too much gas

The northern hemisphere experienced its warmest October and November in records dating back to the 1880s – pushing the gas market into a large surplus and triggering a slump in prices.