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Vast Majority of Power and Utility Executives Say Short on Tech Talent, Global Survey Finds

Vast Majority of Power and Utility Executives Say Short on Tech Talent, Global Survey Finds

Nine out of 10 power and utility executives say their organizations lack enough technology-savvy employees needed to keep pace with an ongoing digital revolution across the industry, the results of a 2021 global survey show. The survey, conducted for Ernst & Young LLP (EY), found that 94% of the 159 executives polled said they need…

June 7, 2021
LNG 101: How Europe’s Carbon Market Drives Demand for Natural Gas Imports

LNG 101: How Europe’s Carbon Market Drives Demand for Natural Gas Imports

European carbon prices have soared in 2021, reaching heights not seen since the continent’s emissions trading system (ETS) was established in 2005 and signaling what could be a longer-term trend across a region looking to further tighten climate regulations. Carbon prices hit a record by crossing the 50 euros per metric ton mark in early…

June 3, 2021
Modest Momentum Continues for Natural Gas Prices, with May Futures Ahead Fourth Straight Day

Modest Momentum Continues for Natural Gas Prices, with May Futures Ahead Fourth Straight Day

Natural gas futures advanced for a fourth consecutive session on Monday as a bout of chilly spring weather was forecast to sweep across large swaths of the Lower 48, likely providing a boost for demand and cash prices. The May Nymex contract settled at $2.561/MMBtu, up 3.5 cents day/day. June climbed 3.8 cents to $2.643.…

April 12, 2021
Suncor Invests in Svante to Quash CO2, Build Out Blue Hydrogen

Suncor Invests in Svante to Quash CO2, Build Out Blue Hydrogen

Suncor Energy Inc., one of Canada’s largest oilsands independents, has agreed to join a group of oil and gas heavyweights to back Svante Inc. as it works to accelerate commercializing more carbon capture technologies. The latest $25 million infusion is designed to fund technology to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in industrial applications and to…

March 29, 2021
Canadian Carbon Tax to Climb 33% in April Following Favorable Court Ruling

Canadian Carbon Tax to Climb 33% in April Following Favorable Court Ruling

Canada’s carbon tax is set to increase on schedule in April after the country’s highest court on Thursday upheld the Trudeau government’s environmental policy. A six-judge majority on the nine-seat Supreme Court of Canada rejected provincial rights challenges against the levy by the Ontario, Alberta and Saskatchewan governments. The fossil fuel consumption tax, enacted by…

March 26, 2021
FedEx Going Electric, Aiming for Globally Carbon-Neutral Operations by 2040

FedEx Going Electric, Aiming for Globally Carbon-Neutral Operations by 2040

An ambitious goal for the world’s largest cargo airline, FedEx Corp. announced that it is aiming to achieve carbon-neutral operations globally by 2040 with a $2 billion initial investment.  This initial spending is designed to advance the company’s push for vehicle electrification, sustainable energy and carbon sequestration.  “We have a responsibility to take bold action…

March 16, 2021
Chevron Putting Priority on Carbon Reduction, with Onshore Emphasis in Permian, Duvernay and Vaca Muerta

Chevron Putting Priority on Carbon Reduction, with Onshore Emphasis in Permian, Duvernay and Vaca Muerta

Chevron Corp. CEO Michael Wirth during the annual investor meeting on Tuesday said the supermajor’s message to investors could best be summed up in four words: higher returns, lower carbon.  Wirth, together with his executive team, laid out a broad global development plan centered around increasing returns on capital employed while slicing the carbon intensity…

March 9, 2021
CME to Launch Global Emissions Offset Futures Contract

CME to Launch Global Emissions Offset Futures Contract

CME Group plans to launch a futures contract in March that would provide a regulated, market-based solution to manage global emissions risk. The Global Emissions Offset (GEO) futures contract, which is pending relevant regulatory reviews before a launch on March 1, was jointly developed with Xpansiv CBL Holding Group, a data and technology firm focused…

January 26, 2021
Qatar Petroleum Launches Initiative to Cut Emissions from LNG, Upstream Operations

Qatar Petroleum Launches Initiative to Cut Emissions from LNG, Upstream Operations

State-owned Qatar Petroleum (QP), the world’s leading liquefied natural gas (LNG) exporter, has unveiled an ambitious plan to cut emissions and drastically reduce the environmental footprint of its fossil fuel operations.  The company said its “sustainability strategy” establishes targets to align with the goals of the United Nations climate accord, aka the Paris agreement, drafted…

January 21, 2021

Carbon Costs, JKM Strength Push European Natural Gas Prices Higher — The Offtake

A roundup of news and commentary from NGI’s LNG Insight European carbon credits hit $37.57 this week, a high not seen since 2006, according to EBW Analytics Group. “Increases in carbon prices in the European Union are bullish for natural gas in the U.S., since the impact on coal-fired generators in Europe is twice as…

December 11, 2020
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