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Xcel, NRG Report Better-Than-Expected Decarbonization Results, Unveil New Goals

Xcel, NRG Report Better-Than-Expected Decarbonization Results, Unveil New Goals

Xcel Energy Inc. and NRG Energy Inc. recently reported carbon dioxide (CO2) reductions of more than 50% from baseline levels and unveiled new goals centered on electric vehicles as the utilities continue to search for ways to lower their emissions footprints. In its 16th annual sustainability report, Xcel reported a 51% CO2 reduction from electricity…

July 7, 2021
Battelle, Catahoula Partner to Combat Ethanol-Based CO2 Emissions

Battelle, Catahoula Partner to Combat Ethanol-Based CO2 Emissions

Battelle Memorial Institute and Catahoula Resources LLC have agreed to partner to manage carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions produced from ethanol facilities in Nebraska.  Houston-based Catahoula, and Allentown, PA-based Battelle plan to investigate solutions for the capture, transport, and sequestration of CO2 emissions from ethanol.The two plan to design and construct several low-cost storage options either…

June 21, 2021
Venture Global Unveils CCS Plans for Louisiana LNG Facilities

Venture Global Unveils CCS Plans for Louisiana LNG Facilities

Privately held Venture Global LNG Inc. has unveiled plans to capture and sequester up to 1 million tons of carbon dioxide (CO2)/year from its sites in Louisiana, making it the latest liquefied natural gas (LNG) developer to turn to carbon capture and sequestration (CCS) as a way to lower its emissions profile. Arlington, VA-based Venture…

May 28, 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
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
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
IEA Sees U.S. Carbon Emissions Rebounding After Historic Plunge

IEA Sees U.S. Carbon Emissions Rebounding After Historic Plunge

Carbon dioxide emissions in the United States plunged 10% in 2020 as stay-at-home orders and the economic slump driven by the Covid-19 pandemic took a toll on energy demand. According to a new report by the International Energy Agency, annual carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions fell by almost 500 million metric tons in 2020, accelerating a…

March 3, 2021
Driven By NatGas, 2015 CO2 Emissions 12% Below 2005 Levels, Says EIA

Driven By NatGas, 2015 CO2 Emissions 12% Below 2005 Levels, Says EIA

Energy-related carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions in the United States decreased in 2015 and were 12% below 2005 levels, according to a note published Monday by the Energy Information Administration (EIA).

May 9, 2016
Driven By NatGas, 2015 CO2 Emissions 12% Below 2005 Levels, Says EIA

Driven By NatGas, 2015 CO2 Emissions 12% Below 2005 Levels, Says EIA

Energy-related carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions in the United States decreased in 2015 and were 12% below 2005 levels, according to a note published Monday by the Energy Information Administration (EIA).

May 9, 2016

Magellan Prepping Williston Basin EOR Pilot Program

Magellan Petroleum Corp. recently received permits from the U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to drill five wells on its leases at Poplar Dome in Roosevelt County, MT. The permits were the final requirement before the company can begin drilling for its CO2-enhanced oil recovery (EOR) pilot program.

August 13, 2013