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Shell Bets on Sustainable Aviation Fuels with Investment in LanzaJet

Shell Bets on Sustainable Aviation Fuels with Investment in LanzaJet

LanzaJet Inc. announced last week that supermajor Royal Dutch Shell plc had become an investor of the sustainable aviation fuels (SAF) technology company and producer as it continues to search for lower-carbon alternatives to fossil energy. The investment by Shell comes as LanzaJet is working to build the first Alcohol-to-Jet (AtJ) facility in the world.…

April 21, 2021
Wells Drilled Before 2018 Tested for Leaks in Colorado, New Mexico and Pennsylvania

Wells Drilled Before 2018 Tested for Leaks in Colorado, New Mexico and Pennsylvania

Public data from three big producing states has found that some wells drilled before 2018, particularly directional wells used often in unconventional plays, may have integrity issues that could cause internal leaks.  Led by researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL), the new report compiled more than 470,000 regulatory records…

April 15, 2021
EIA Expanding Monthly Biofuels Updates

EIA Expanding Monthly Biofuels Updates

The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) plans to issue monthly reports that expand upon biofuels data. EIA’s first edition of Monthly Biofuels Capacity and Feedstocks Update was published Wednesday (March 31) with January data. “We developed the Monthly Biofuels Capacity and Feedstocks Update because of the significant growth in U.S. production of renewable fuels,” said…

April 11, 2021
Foothills Exploration Views Natural Gas as ‘Integral,’ but Energy Transition Projects Also Key

Foothills Exploration Views Natural Gas as ‘Integral,’ but Energy Transition Projects Also Key

California-based oil and gas explorer Foothills Exploration Inc. is forming New Energy Ventures LLC to participate in the transitioning energy sector.  The main focus of the new subsidiary is on alternative power generation and oilfield applications. According to Foothills, New Energy Ventures plans to partner with management teams to develop sustainable and low-carbon technologies. The…

April 8, 2021
U.S. Electric Utility Spending Climbing on Transmission Investments, Says EIA

U.S. Electric Utility Spending Climbing on Transmission Investments, Says EIA

Major U.S. electric utilities spending increased to $40 billion in 2019 from $9.1 billion in 2000, according to federal officials. U.S. Energy Information Agency (EIA) show the increased spending resulted from investments in transmission infrastructure, as well as operating and maintaining existing systems. In 2019, $23.5 billion was spent on new transmission, up 1% over…

April 5, 2021
MMEX Resources Undertaking Hydrogen, Carbon Capture Projects at West Texas Oil Site

MMEX Resources Undertaking Hydrogen, Carbon Capture Projects at West Texas Oil Site

MMEX Resources Corp. said it plans to produce hydrogen and sequester carbon at one of its existing crude oil and distillation sites in West Texas, with an eye to expanding operations across the state. The Fort Stockton, TX-based operator focuses on acquiring, developing and financing oil and gas refining and infrastructure projects in Texas and…

March 30, 2021
U.S. Natural Gas Service Outperforming Electricity in Customer Satisfaction, Says Survey

U.S. Natural Gas Service Outperforming Electricity in Customer Satisfaction, Says Survey

Customers are more satisfied with their natural gas service than those who use electric service, according to the American Customer Satisfaction Index (ACSI). The ACSI’s Energy Utilities Report 2020-2021 surveyed 21,736 residential customers via email between January and December 2020. Even with household energy use skyrocketing for the period covered in the survey period, customer…

March 29, 2021
DOE Unveils $24.5M Funding for R&D into Climate-Driven Solutions

DOE Unveils $24.5M Funding for R&D into Climate-Driven Solutions

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has announced another funding opportunity of $24.5 million to improve domestic manufacturing in modern electricity infrastructure in hopes of improving climate solutions. As part of the Biden Administration’s goal of net-zero carbon emissions by 2050, the DOE’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy’s Advanced Manufacturing Office will provide…

March 23, 2021
Proposed Costs for New York City Natural Gas Ban Called ‘Astronomical’

Proposed Costs for New York City Natural Gas Ban Called ‘Astronomical’

A new report from a prominent business group has found that the cost to consumers of New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio’s proposal to ban natural gas hookups in new buildings by 2030 could be “astronomical.” The report by the Consumer Energy Alliance (CEA), whose membership includes hundreds of businesses and business groups including…

March 20, 2021
NCAA Basketball Tourney Scores with Renewable Energy from AES Indiana

NCAA Basketball Tourney Scores with Renewable Energy from AES Indiana

The NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship, to be held starting Thursday in Indianapolis, is going to have practices and games powered by renewable energy thanks to AES Corp. subsidiary AES Indiana.  Through purchasing renewable energy credits, AES Indiana said it would be able to apply them to energy usage by the teams using Hinkle…

March 17, 2021
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