carbon capture

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
Wyoming Energy Authority Seeking Information for Hydrogen Pilot Project

Wyoming Energy Authority Seeking Information for Hydrogen Pilot Project

The Wyoming Energy Authority is seeking feedback, comments, and questions regarding a planned request for proposal on the design and/or construction of a hydrogen project. Specifically, the “Design and/or Construction of a Pilot Plant Demonstrating ‘Green’ or ‘Blue’ Hydrogen Production” project proposal seeks to assess the viability of hydrogen in the Wyoming energy economy. The…

March 2, 2021
Oxy, Partners Take Another Step to Advance Permian Carbon Capture Project

Oxy, Partners Take Another Step to Advance Permian Carbon Capture Project

Occidental Petroleum Corp.’s vision to yank carbon emissions from the atmosphere in its top development, the Permian Basin, took a giant step forward Tuesday with the first engineering phase given the green light. Australia’s Worley Ltd. was awarded the front-end engineering and design (FEED) for the first of four phases of the direct air capture…

February 26, 2021
PG&E Partnering to Detect Methane Leaks, Carbon Capture Repurposing

PG&E Partnering to Detect Methane Leaks, Carbon Capture Repurposing

Pacific Gas and Electric Co. (PG&E) is partnering in research that executives said could shift the paradigm for methane detection and carbon capture/repurposing. Reducing PG&E’s carbon footprint is a major focus of its Gas Operations Research, Development and Innovation team that is supporting California’s goal to reduce methane emissions by 40% below 2015 levels in…

February 24, 2021
DOE Looks to Stimulate U.S. Energy Tech, Including for Carbon Capture, with New Funding

DOE Looks to Stimulate U.S. Energy Tech, Including for Carbon Capture, with New Funding

Forty-six projects in 23 states, including ones to support carbon capture processes, are set to receive funding from the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) to stimulate technological innovation and improve energy productivity.  The total funding, estimated at $123.6 million, along with $44.7 million in cost sharing by states,…

January 19, 2021
Fossil, Renewable Energy Advocates Alike Applaud Passing of $2.3T Spending Bill

Fossil, Renewable Energy Advocates Alike Applaud Passing of $2.3T Spending Bill

Proponents of the natural gas, oil and renewable energy sectors all found something to like about a $2.3 trillion omnibus spending and coronavirus relief package passed late Monday by the House and Senate. The American Petroleum Institute (API) praised legislators for including several provisions from Sen. Lisa Murkowski’s (R-AK) American Energy Innovation Act, including parts…

December 22, 2020