Biomethane may be route for decarbonizing Europe’s gas markets

Biomethane can help decarbonize Europe’s gas markets, but continued growth depends on policy support, Wood Mackenzie said this week. According to analysts Graham Freedman and Nnenna Amobi, the carbon-neutral renewable gas can be directly injected into existing natural gas infrastructure and decarbonize the heating and transport sectors. That’s because biomethane is a purified form of

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Shipping industry must not wait for ideal fuel solution: DNV-GL

The shipping industry’s “grand challenge” of decarbonization will have to rely on a mix of fuels, rather than wait for the ideal solution to arrive, according to DNV-GL. The consultancy said in its Maritime Forecast to 2050 report that currently there are at least 16 different fuel types and 10 fuel technology systems in the

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Nordex tapped for 312MW US wind farm

German wind turbine manufacturer Nordex has secured a contract to supply turbines to a wind farm located in Texas, U.S., Kallanish Energy reports. Under the terms of the agreement, announced on Friday, will see Nordex deliver and install 65 N149/4.0-4.5 wind turbines in the 4.8 megawatt (MW) operating mode, for a total capacity of 312

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Global wholesale gas prices average $3.88/MmBtu in 2019

Global wholesale natural gas prices declined in 2019 to reach an average of $3.88 per million British thermal units (MmBtu) – a level not seen since 2016, according to the International Gas Union (IGU). The decline largely reflects the impact of rising global gas supply, which in turn led to sharp falls in spot prices

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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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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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BP America taps David Lawler as new chief

David C. Lawler is adding to his titles at BP America, Kallanish Energy reports He is currently the CEO of BPX Energy and will become chairman and president of BP America on July 1, succeeding retiring Susan Dio. He will remain as CEO of BPX Energy. “Beyond a track record of delivering strong safety, environmental

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LNG demand will double by 2040: Shell

Worldwide liquefied natural gas demand is expected to double by 2040 to 700 million tonnes, according to third party forecasts, Royal Dutch Shell reports in its Fourth Annual LNG Outlook, Kallanish Energy reports. LNG in 2019 rose a robust 12.5%, to 359 million tonnes, Shell stated. “The global LNG market continued to evolve in 2019,

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Crude gains on smaller-than-expected inventory build

Crude oil prices rose Thursday after the U.S. government reported a much smaller-than-anticipated rise in crude inventories, Kallanish Energy reports. Gains, however, were held down by continuing worries about the spread of the Coronavirus outside China. The Energy Information Administration reported yesterday crude inventories rose only 414,000 barrels for the week ended Feb. 14, compared

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Oil gains on trade deal hopes, better demand outlook

Crude oil prices rose more than 1% Tuesday on hopes for a U.S.-China trade agreement and optimism Washington could roll back some of the tariffs it has imposed on Chinese imports, Kallanish Energy learns. Brent crude futures gained 84 cents, or 1.4%, to settle at $62.94 a barrel, while West Texas Intermediate crude futures gained

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Years of offshore investments could be worthless: Rystad

International E&P companies are struggling to make money from offshore investments made during the latest investment upturn, according to a new study by Rystad Energy, Kallanish Energy reports. The independent research company has evaluated all offshore oilfields sanctioned since 2010 and ranked them by estimated value per barrel of oil under various oil-price scenarios. The

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Offshore wind set to be $1T business by 2040: IEA

Offshore wind should become a $1 trillion business by 2040, the International Energy Agency (IEA) said Friday, with global capacity set for a 15-fold increase, Kallanish Energy reports. According to the IEA’s Offshore Wind Outlook 2019, investment last year in the sector neared $20 billion, compared to under $8 billion in 2010. With today’s investment

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Oil falls as China’s economic concerns outweigh refining

Crude oil prices were lower Friday, as concerns about China’s economy outweighed strong signals from its refining sector, Kallanish Energy learns.  But losses were limited on hopes for progress toward a U.S.-China trade agreement. Brent crude oil futures fell 49 cents, to settle at $59.42 a barrel, while U.S. West Texas Intermediate crude futures lost

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Schlumberger loses $11.4B amid big pretax charges

The world’s largest oilfield services company surpassed Wall Street expectations on third-quarter revenue, but took a huge hit on the bottom line due to pretax charges, Kallanish Energy reports. Schlumberger reported an $11.4 billion loss on $8.54 billion of revenue during the quarter, a loss per share of $8.22 for common stockholders. One year ago,

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Brent to average $60/Bbl in 2020: STEO

Brent crude oil spot prices will average $59 per barrel in the fourth quarter of 2019, then fall to $57/Bbl by the second quarter of 2020, $5/Bbl lower than forecast one month ago, the Energy Information Administration reported Tuesday in its October Short-Term Energy Outlook (STEO). Despite the recent increase in supply disruptions, EIA expects

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