Hydrogen from natural gas is an opportunity for energy companies and will be a key part of the energy transition, industry executives said recently.


At CERAWeek by S&P Global held earlier this month, Snam SpA CEO Marco Alverà said “there isn’t one solution that will fit all.” Hydrogen as a fuel will take many forms and projects will be spurred by natural gas, renewable energies, and even nuclear power.

The chief of the Italian energy infrastructure company said blue hydrogen should take off in the United States, where natural gas is plentiful and comparatively cheap. Given soaring natural gas prices in Europe, green hydrogen could be cost competitive soon and would be the better option.

Green hydrogen is created from water using renewable energy and electrolysis. Blue...