Emissions

Alberta Oilsands Reducing Carbon Footprint, but More Work to be Done

Alberta Oilsands Reducing Carbon Footprint, but More Work to be Done

Alberta oilsands plants have slowed the growth rate of their carbon emissions by becoming more efficient in their role as Canada’s top natural gas user, according to IHS Markit.  An updated production survey released Wednesday showed a 20% reduction of average oilsands greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions since 2009 on a scale known as “intensity.” Instead…

August 5, 2020
Supermajor-Led Operators Looking to Squeeze More Carbon from Global Natural Gas, Oil Operations

Supermajor-Led Operators Looking to Squeeze More Carbon from Global Natural Gas, Oil Operations

The world’s leading natural gas and oil producers on Thursday set an even bigger target to reduce more carbon from their upstream operations over the next five years. The Oil and Gas Climate Initiative (OGCI), led by the CEOs of the largest producers in the world, said the higher targets to lower the carbon dioxide…

July 16, 2020
ExxonMobil, Princeton Up Partnership to Discover Ways to Reduce CO2, Improve Energy Technology

ExxonMobil, Princeton Up Partnership to Discover Ways to Reduce CO2, Improve Energy Technology

Looking for ways to lower emissions and improve energy technologies will continue under a renewed collaboration by ExxonMobil and Princeton University’s Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment. The new five-year agreement, which builds on ExxonMobil’s participation beginning in 2015 in Princeton’s E-filliates Partnership, aims to help accelerate research, development and deployment of technologies that…

July 7, 2020
Shell CEO Sees Covid-19 as Opportunity for ‘Green Recovery,’ as Net-Zero Emissions Goals Advance

Shell CEO Sees Covid-19 as Opportunity for ‘Green Recovery,’ as Net-Zero Emissions Goals Advance

Royal Dutch Shell plc is not backing off its ambition to become a net-zero emissions energy operator by 2050, and in fact, management expects Covid-19 to accelerate the energy transition. In a recorded video for the global workforce, CEO Ben van Beurden said Tuesday there was an “opportunity of a green recovery” as the world…

June 24, 2020
California Utilities Offering Residential Customers Credits from Emissions Permits

California Utilities Offering Residential Customers Credits from Emissions Permits

Under a program overseen by the California Public Utilities Commission for collecting funds fromcap-and-tradeauctions for greenhouse gas emissions, major natural gas utilities are providing credits to residential customers this month.

April 16, 2020
BP, ‘Green’ Shareholders Collaborating on Zero Emissions Goals

BP, ‘Green’ Shareholders Collaborating on Zero Emissions Goals

BP plc and shareholder Follow This have agreed to work together toward offering a resolution at the 2021 annual meeting to support more investments beyond oil and natural gas that would move the supermajor toward its net zero emissions goals.

March 31, 2020
BP, ‘Green’ Shareholders Collaborating on Zero Emissions Goals

BP, ‘Green’ Shareholders Collaborating on Zero Emissions Goals

BP plc and shareholder Follow This have agreed to work together toward offering a resolution at the 2021 annual meeting to support more investments beyond oil and natural gas that would move the supermajor toward its net zero emissions goals.

March 31, 2020

CEC Provides Support for Gas Technology in Flood Processing

The California Energy Commission (CEC) has approved $19.4 million in grants to help food producers reduce energy use and cut the state’s greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Seven of the eight grants involve enhanced natural gas technologies.

March 16, 2020

ExxonMobil Urges Energy Industry, Policymakers to Embrace Methane Oversight

A model to regulate oil and natural gas methane emissions was unveiled by ExxonMobil on Tuesday, as the supermajor urged the energy industry, stakeholders and policymakers to embrace a comprehensive overhaul to cut emissions from every phase of production.

March 3, 2020
BP Upends Upstream, Downstream Organization, Sets 2050 Net Zero Emissions Goal

BP Upends Upstream, Downstream Organization, Sets 2050 Net Zero Emissions Goal

Supermajor BP plc, the top natural gas marketer in the United States and one of the world’s largest producers, on Wednesday said it is tossing aside the autonomous upstream and downstream business distinctions as it moves to become a net zero company “by 2050 or sooner.”

February 12, 2020
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