ExxonMobil makes new discovery offshore Guyana

ExxonMobil has announced its 18th offshore Guyana crude oil discovery at the Redtail-1 well, Kallanish Energy reports. That discovery will add to the 8 billion oil-equivalent barrels projected from the Stabroek Block. “Our Stabroek Block exploration program continues to identify high-quality reservoirs in close proximity to previous discoveries, establishing efficient opportunities for new projects in

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Energy storage to grow to $546B by 2035: Lux Research

The global energy storage market is projected to grow to $546 billion by the year 2035, according to a new recent report by Florida-based Lux Research. One of the largest markets with an expected 76% compound annual growth rate and an increase in revenues of $8 billion in the next three years is residential storage,

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UK renewable use soars during Q2: Drax

The use of renewables for electricity generation rose 32% year-on-year during second quarter according to a new report, Kallanish Energy reports. The Drax Electrical Insights Q2 report, published on Monday by UK power generator Drax and compiled from analysis by Imperial Consultants, found that the share of renewables in the UK energy mix increased to

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PGNiG partners with Toyota on hydrogen initiative

Polish oil and gas company PGNiG has expanded its hydrogen development project through a new partnership with Toyota Motor Poland, Kallanish Energy reports. The two companies will cooperate on the advancement of hydrogen technologies in Poland, including the construction of a new pilot hydrogen refuelling station. PGNiG’s hydrogen research programme, which was launched in May

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Chesapeake, FERC in fight over pipeline contracts

Chesapeake Energy wants to terminate a $300 million pipeline contract in its Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings, Kallanish Energy reports. That request has been opposed by pipeline giant Texas-based Energy Transfer. Now the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission is supporting Energy Transfer and is getting involved in the ongoing legal fight, Reuters reported. FERC has argued in

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Construction to start soon on Oklahoma wind project

Construction is expected to begin in late fall 2020 on a new wind farm in north-central Oklahoma, Kallanish Energy has learned. The 288-megawatt Maverick Wind Center will be built by Invenergy LLC, officials told the Enid News and Eagle newspaper. The $402 million facility in Major County is expected to begin service in December 2021.

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BLM taking comments on Permian sand conveyor

The U.S. Bureau of Land Management has opened a public comment period for a proposed conveyor system on public lands to move sand for hydraulic fracturing (fracking) in the Permian Basin of West Texas and New Mexico, Kallanish Energy reports. The Kermit Overland Conveyor Project is being developed by Texas-based OLC Kermit LLC, a subsidiary of

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CMS Energy buys major stake in Texas wind project

CMS Energy has announced that it has purchased a majority stake in a 525-megawatt wind project in West Texas, Kallanish Energy reports. Aviator Wind in Coke County near Abilene will be operated by CMS Enterprises, a subsidiary of Michigan-based CMS Energy. It purchased the majority stake from funds managed by Ares Management Corp.’s Infrastructure and

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Antero says production grew by 9% in 2Q

Antero Resources has reported a GAAP net loss of $463 million or $1.73 per share in the second quarter 2020, Kallanish Energy reports. That compares to a net income of $42 million or 14 cents per share in 2Q 2019. The company has not curtailed any prediction due to the coronavirus pandemic and resulting low

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Eneco, Shell win Dutch tender for innovative offshore wind farm

The Netherlands awarded the tender for the subsidy-free offshore wind farm Hollandse Kust (noord) to CrossWind – a joint venture between Shell and Eneco, Kallanish Energy reports. The ministry of economic affairs and climate policy said the companies won the bid thanks to their proposal to apply five innovative technologies to the country’s third offshore

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Judge orders Dakota Access shut down for environmental review

A federal judge has ordered that the Dakota Access oil pipeline be temporarily shut down by Aug. 5 for an in-depth environmental review of the project, Kallansh Energy reports. That order came from U.S. District Judge James Boasberg in what was a major setback for the Trump administration and the controversial pipeline and a major

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Canada Supreme Court backs pipeline project

Canada’s Supreme Court has dismissed an appeal from British Columbia First Nation groups against expanding the Trans Mountain oil pipeline, Kallanish Energy reports. The court in Ottawa, Ontario, has dismissed appeals from four First Nation groups, effectively ending the year-long legal battle over the project. The court gave no reason for its decision. Work has

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CNOOC makes major discovery offshore China

China’s oil and gas company CNOOC announced on Monday a “significant” oil and gas condensate discovery off the South China Sea, Kallanish Energy reports. The discovery of Huizhou 26-6 in the eastern South China Sea is set to become the first mid-to-large sized field in the shallow waters of Pearl River Mouth Basin. The well-encountered

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Exmar readies to dispute YPF’s force majeure notice

Belgium shipping company Exmar is considering the best way to defend its interests in a dispute with Argentina’s YPF, Kallanish Energy reports. The company said last week it received notification of force majeure from YPF under the Charter Agreement and Services Agreement they hold for the Tango FLNG barge. Exmar said the move is “unlawful,” and

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Gazprom, CNPC discuss extra 6 Bcm/y gas supplies

Russian gas giant Gazprom is negotiating an additional 6 billion cubic meters per year (Bcm/y) of gas supply to China, Kallanish Energy reports. The company is in talks with its partners to increase gas deliveries via the Power of Siberia, CEO Alexey Miller said in an interview published on Gazprom’s website last Friday. If an

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