BP invests in geospatial analytic firm to monitor methane emissions

BP said on Tuesday it has invested in a geospatial analytics software company, as part of its plan to monitor and reduce methane emissions, Kallanish Energy reports. Through subsidiary BP Ventures, the company injected $5 million in the cloud-based Geospatial Analytics. The investment will enable Geospatial to develop its technology further and scale its application

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Mozambique LNG secures $2.25B from host government

Total-led liquefied natural gas project, Mozambique LNG, has reportedly been offered a five-year, $2.25 billion funding guarantee from the Mozambican government. Partners at the $20 billion onshore project are said to have agreed to the guarantee in lieu of an immediate equity contribution from state-run National Hydrocarbon Company (ENH). The company owns a 15% stake

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US LNG exports to face 40-45 cargo cancellations in August

U.S. liquefied natural gas (LNG) exporters could see the cancellation of an estimated 40-45 cargos for August loading, similar to levels reported for July loadings, Kallanish Energy reports. Citing unnamed sources, Reuters reported earlier this week Cheniere is likely to see 30 cargos canceled, while up to 10 shipments could be canceled from the Freeport

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Snam, investment funds buy 49% stake in Adnoc gas pipeline assets

Italy’s energy infrastructure operator, Snam, has partnered with five international funds to invest in a 49% stake in Adnoc Gas Pipelines, in a deal valuing the Abu Dhabi company in $20.7 billion. The transaction, announced by Adnoc and the other companies on Tuesday, is expected to close in July. Once complete, the newly created subsidiary

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TechnipFMC bags two new contracts from Equinor

UK’s oilfield services company, TechnipFMC, has bagged two new contracts from Norway energy major Equinor, Kallanish Energy reports. The deals are worth up to $189.7 billion and comprise pipelaying and subsea installation for projects in the Norwegian Continental Shelf, Equinor said on Tuesday. It covers the Breidablikk project and a gas import system for the

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Chevron, Shell lead industry’s resilience at $30/Bbl Brent: WoodMac

Chevron and Shell’s upstream portfolios are the most resilient at oil price at $30 a barrel and offer the highest cash margins at $70/Bbl, according to analysts at Wood Mackenzie. Tom Ellacott and the Corporate Analysis team at the consulting firm have studied the resilience of the seven oil and gas majors: BP, Shell, Chevron,

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Pa. charges Cabot with 15 environmental violations

Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro on Monday announced that a state grand jury has charged Cabot Oil & Gas in connection with 15 environmental crimes in northeast Pennsylvania, Kallanish Energy reports. The company was charged with seven counts of prohibition against discharge of industrial wastes, seven counts of prohibition against other pollutions, and one count

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Sakhalin Energy begins one-month maintenance on LNG plant

Russia’s Sakhalin Energy, the operator of the Sakhalin-2 liquefied natural gas (LNG) project, has commenced a one-month maintenance project at the plant, Kallanish Energy reports. The maintenance activities will be carried out at the Lunskoye-A offshore platform, the onshore processing facility (OPF), booster station No. 2 and the LNG plant. In a statement the company

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Clean energy needs a boost to reverse Covid-19 economic damage: IEA

The Covid-19 pandemic has dealt a massive blow to countries around the world and brought up “worrying implications” for clean energy transitions, the International Energy Agency (IEA) said in a new report. The crisis is chocking economies and significantly impacting the energy sector, the Paris-based agency said. Unprecedented action and leadership from governments, companies, and

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EU discusses clean energy in €750B post-pandemic recovery fund

EU’s commissioner for energy, Kadri Simson, told the bloc’s energy ministers on Monday that there is a strong link between technology, recovery, and climate-neutral ambition. Simson discussed Europe’s €750 ($846.3) billion coronavirus recovery fund and the role of clean energy technologies for the future low carbon economy. She described it as a “sizeable, balanced plan,

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Petronas debuts Myanmar’s gas market

Malaysia’s state oil and gas company, Petronas, said Thursday it has entered Myanmar’s gas market delivering its first two liquefied natural gas (LNG) cargoes to CNTIC VPower, Kallanish Energy reports. The successful exports mark a “new era” in the growth of LNG demand in the South East Asian region, said Petronas LNG CEO Abdul Aziz Othman. “With

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Mozambique’s LNG projects on track despite Covid-19: official

Mozambique’s national petroleum institute INP said on Thursday the country’s natural gas and liquefaction projects remain in line with the schedule agreed between the government and investing companies. INP’s chairman Carlos Zacarias told a press conference a day earlier that despite the suspension of activities in Afungi due to the Covi-19 pandemic, implementation activities for

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Denmark should ditch O&G exploration: report

Denmark’s energy ministry has been advised to cancel the country’s 8th oil and gas licensing round, in order to maintain its position as a climate-leading country, Kallanish Energy reports. Independent adviser to the government, the Danish Council on Climate Change, said on Thursday that the bidding round that took place in 2018 and received interest

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Gazprom takes FID on new gas project in Western Siberia

Gazprom and RusGazDobycha have reached a final investment decision (FID) on the development of the giant Semakovskoye gas field in Western Siberia, Kallanish Energy reports. The partially offshore/onshore field in the Yamal-Nenets autonomous region has recoverable gas reserves of over 320 billion cubic meters (Bcm). The project is slated to enter commercial production in 2022

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Germany to invest $10.2B in hydrogen expansion

Germany announced it will invest €9 billion ($10.2 billion) to boost its hydrogen strategy, aimed at becoming a global supplier of “state-of-the-art” hydrogen technology, Kallanish Energy reports. The coalition government agreed late on Wednesday a €130 billion ($147.3 billion) coronavirus recovery stimulus package. The program is geared to climate change mitigation and promoting the technologies

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