Emissions

Canada Said to Need Low-Carbon Tech, Policy Changes to Meet Net-Zero Emissions Goal

Canada Said to Need Low-Carbon Tech, Policy Changes to Meet Net-Zero Emissions Goal

Canadian oil and gas production will climb for another 20 years without policy changes to help meet the federal government’s new target for net-zero carbon emissions by 2050, the Canada Energy Regulator (CER) said. In the report “Canada’s Energy Future 2020” issued on Tuesday, a CER reference scenario of business as usual forecasts a 47%…

November 30, 2020
U.S. Natural Gas Coalition Well Ahead of Methane Reduction Targets

U.S. Natural Gas Coalition Well Ahead of Methane Reduction Targets

A coalition of 24 natural gas companies that are members of Our Nation’s Energy Future Coalition (ONE Future) beat its methane intensity goal by 67% in 2019, according to an annual report published by the organization. In the report, ONE Future’s member companies in 2019 registered a methane intensity number of 0.334%, beating the targeted…

November 23, 2020
U.S. Natural Gas Coalition Well Ahead of Methane Reduction Targets

U.S. Natural Gas Coalition Well Ahead of Methane Reduction Targets

A coalition of 24 natural gas companies that are members of Our Nation’s Energy Future Coalition (ONE Future) beat its methane intensity goal by 67% in 2019, according to an annual report published by the organization. In the report, ONE Future’s member companies in 2019 registered a methane intensity number of 0.334%, beating the targeted…

November 21, 2020
Colorado Oil and Gas Industry Calls for Impartiality, Flexibility in Governor’s Proposed GHG Reduction ‘Roadmap’

Colorado Oil and Gas Industry Calls for Impartiality, Flexibility in Governor’s Proposed GHG Reduction ‘Roadmap’

Colorado’s proposed Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Pollution Reduction Roadmap should be sector- and technology-impartial, incentive-driven and as flexible as possible, while considering the potential economic impacts on all stakeholders, according to the American Petroleum Institute Colorado (API CO). API CO executive director Lynn Granger authored the group’s Nov. 12 public comment on the draft plan, which…

November 18, 2020
Cheniere Doubling Down to Cut LNG Environmental Footprint as Stakeholder Pressure Grows

Cheniere Doubling Down to Cut LNG Environmental Footprint as Stakeholder Pressure Grows

Cheniere Energy Inc., the largest liquefied natural gas (LNG) exporter in the United States and one of the largest gas consumers, is “methodically reviewing” its business to further cut its environmental footprint as it faces questions about its role in the global energy transition.  The management team spent considerable time during last week’s third quarter…

November 13, 2020
Oxy Taking ‘Contrarian Approach’ to Net-Zero Emissions by Developing Oil Resources, Reusing CO2

Oxy Taking ‘Contrarian Approach’ to Net-Zero Emissions by Developing Oil Resources, Reusing CO2

Houston-based Occidental Petroleum Corp. is aiming for net-zero carbon emissions, but rather than investing in renewables, it plans to capture and then reuse the carbon from its global oil developments, CEO Vicki Hollub said Tuesday. During a third quarter conference call, Hollub and the executive team offered details about the sweeping strategy to boost oil…

November 13, 2020
Energy Transition Could Put Major Dent in Upstream Natural Gas Investment, Wood Mackenzie Says

Energy Transition Could Put Major Dent in Upstream Natural Gas Investment, Wood Mackenzie Says

Limiting human-induced global warming to under 2 degrees Celsius would put an estimated 65% dent in upstream natural gas investment through 2040, according to new analysis by Wood Mackenzie. Although natural gas is the cleanest-burning fossil fuel, there is more to the story of the molecule’s total climate-warming impact, researchers said Wednesday. Liquefied natural gas…

November 12, 2020
Qatar Petroleum LNG Trading Arm Inks First Supply Deal to Curb Climate Impacts

Qatar Petroleum LNG Trading Arm Inks First Supply Deal to Curb Climate Impacts

State-owned Qatar Petroleum (QP) has signed its first long-term deal to supply liquefied natural gas (LNG) that would detail emissions generated to produce and deliver the cargoes as more countries scrutinize the super-chilled fuel’s climate impacts.  QP agreed to supply Singapore’s Pavilion Energy Trading & Supply Pte Ltd. with 1.8 million tons (Mt) annually for…

November 11, 2020
Natural Gas Utilities to Play Key Role in Decarbonization, Says Sempra Chief

Natural Gas Utilities to Play Key Role in Decarbonization, Says Sempra Chief

Natural gas utilities can help lead the transition to a carbonless energy future in the United States, Sempra Energy CEO Jeffrey Martin said last week.  California, where two of Sempra’s three major U.S. utilities operate, has a regulatory proceeding to develop a strategy for a phased approach to developing a multi-decade strategy for gas. Martin…

November 9, 2020
Black Hills Sees Natural Gas Continuing as Long-Term Choice for Customers

Black Hills Sees Natural Gas Continuing as Long-Term Choice for Customers

Natural gas is a long-term player and not a transitional fuel for the eight states in which Rapid City, SD-based Black Hills Corp. operates, CEO Linn Evans said Tuesday. During a 3Q2020 earnings call, Evans said he was not expecting any local lockdowns in the utility service areas, with the worst of the Covid-19 impacts…

November 4, 2020
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