carbon capture

Piñon Midstream Building 85 MMcf/d Sour Gas Treatment, Carbon Capture Facility in Permian Delaware

Piñon Midstream Building 85 MMcf/d Sour Gas Treatment, Carbon Capture Facility in Permian Delaware

Piñon Midstream LLC has begun construction of a sour gas treating and carbon capture facility in Lea County, NM, that when completed in July would have capacity to treat about 85 MMcf/d of Permian Basin natural gas. The plant, dubbed the Dark Horse Facility, would treat gas produced in the Permian’s Delaware sub-basin. The project…

May 3, 2021
Valero Makes Case for U.S. Carbon Tax as Renewable Diesel, CCS Options Grow

Valero Makes Case for U.S. Carbon Tax as Renewable Diesel, CCS Options Grow

Valero Energy Corp., whose renewable fuels arm is expanding, signaled Thursday that the most efficient way to reduce U.S. emissions could be via a carbon tax. The San Antonio-based global refining giant’s management team shared a microphone to discuss first quarter performance and the outlook for the year. Valero has plenty of skin in the…

April 22, 2021
ExxonMobil Eyeing $100B Carbon Capture Project in Houston Area

ExxonMobil Eyeing $100B Carbon Capture Project in Houston Area

ExxonMobil is looking for local, state and federal support to build a $100 billion project that would capture carbon emissions from the largest U.S. petrochemical complex along the Houston Ship Channel and bury them in the Gulf of Mexico. If the landmark project were to be built, ExxonMobil estimates that by 2030 the initial phase…

April 20, 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
Oxy, Cemvita Piloting Bio-Ethylene Process to Reduce CO2, Compete with Hydrocarbon Feedstocks

Oxy, Cemvita Piloting Bio-Ethylene Process to Reduce CO2, Compete with Hydrocarbon Feedstocks

A unit of Occidental Petroleum Corp. (Oxy) is partnering in a pilot project that could produce 1 metric tons/month of ethylene using human-made carbon dioxide (CO2) instead of hydrocarbon feedstocks like natural gas and oil. Houston-based Cemvita Factory, a bio-engineering start-up, is working with Oxy Low Carbon Ventures (OLCV) on the bio-ethylene pilot facility, which…

April 8, 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
California Resources Says ESG Efforts Reducing Oil Patch Carbon Footprint

California Resources Says ESG Efforts Reducing Oil Patch Carbon Footprint

California Resources Corp. (CRC), the state’s largest producer, said it is ahead of schedule in meeting a list of climate change goals by 2030 and shrinking its carbon footprint. Established four years ago, the environmental, social and governance (ESG) initiatives address water, renewable energy, methane emissions and carbon capture in the oilfield operations. Compared to…

April 6, 2021
Oxy, NextDecade Ink CCS Deal for South Texas Rio Grande LNG Project

Oxy, NextDecade Ink CCS Deal for South Texas Rio Grande LNG Project

U.S. liquefied natural gas (LNG) player NextDecade Corp. is one step closer to sanctioning a carbon capture and sequestration (CCS) project associated with its planned LNG facility in South Texas after signing an initial agreement with Houston-based independent Occidental Petroleum Corp. (Oxy). Houston-based NextDecade said Thursday it had inked a term sheet with Oxy Low…

March 26, 2021
NextDecade Launches CCS Business for Rio Grande LNG

NextDecade Launches CCS Business for Rio Grande LNG

U.S. liquefied natural gas (LNG) developer NextDecade Corp. has launched a subsidiary focused on carbon capture and storage (CCS) as it aims to lower the greenhouse gas (GHG) footprint of its proposed export project in South Texas. The subsidiary, NEXT Carbon Solutions LLC, will develop what NextDecade says is one of the largest CCS projects…

March 18, 2021
Chevron, Partners Advance Groundbreaking Carbon Capture Project in California’s Central Valley

Chevron, Partners Advance Groundbreaking Carbon Capture Project in California’s Central Valley

A groundbreaking carbon capture power generation project is in the works by Chevron Corp., Schlumberger New Energy, Microsoft Corp. and Clean Energy Systems Inc. (CES) that could open the door to producing carbon negative power in Mendota, CA. The bioenergy with carbon capture and sequestration (BECCS) project in the state’s agricultural mecca of the Central…

March 5, 2021
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