Hydrogen

California NGVs On Back Burner as State Funds Battery-Electric, Hydrogen Fueling

California NGVs On Back Burner as State Funds Battery-Electric, Hydrogen Fueling

The California Energy Commission (CEC) Tuesday rolled out a $50 million competitive program to advance electric vehicle (EV) and hydrogen transportation technologies for truck fleets.  Natural gas vehicle (NGV) funding was not included in the funding, which in part is focused on mitigating emissions in poor communities. “Only battery-electric or hydrogen technologies will be eligible,”…

April 16, 2021
European Natural Gas Pipeline Companies Expand Vision for Hydrogen Grid

European Natural Gas Pipeline Companies Expand Vision for Hydrogen Grid

A coterie of European natural gas infrastructure companies this week expanded its vision for an extensive network of hydrogen pipelines to meet the continent’s future energy needs.  The European Hydrogen Backbone (EHB) initiative, which consists of 23 natural gas transmission system operators, proposed in a report released Tuesday building a nearly 25,000-mile hydrogen grid. Growth,…

April 14, 2021
Aria, Archaea Merger Looks to Create Largest Commercial RNG Platform in U.S.

Aria, Archaea Merger Looks to Create Largest Commercial RNG Platform in U.S.

Former Rice Energy Inc. CEO Daniel Rice expects renewable natural gas (RNG) to play a bigger role in the energy transition as the push for decarbonization grows. The special purpose acquisition company (SPAC) that he runs, Rice Acquisition Corp., on Wednesday announced plans to merge with landfill gas (LFG) specialists Aria Energy LLC and Archaea…

April 10, 2021
Mexico Seeking to Join Latin American Peers in Hydrogen Push

Mexico Seeking to Join Latin American Peers in Hydrogen Push

As numerous Latin American nations announce hydrogen projects with an eye toward the global market, Mexico is looking to join the party. “At a federal level, nothing is really happening,” Mexico energy expert Gonzalo Monroy told NGI’s Mexico GPI, “but there are initiatives at the local level.” One of those initiatives was the formal launch…

April 8, 2021
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
Latin America Looking to Take Slice of Global Hydrogen Pie

Latin America Looking to Take Slice of Global Hydrogen Pie

As Latin American nations establish aggressive climate goals, hydrogen is poised to become an important part of the energy puzzle, but numerous operators in the region are thinking bigger and toward the global market. Latin America could become “a key contributor to the global push toward low‑carbon hydrogen,” according to a recent study by the…

April 6, 2021
LNG 101: Hydrogen’s Potential Impact on Natural Gas Exports

LNG 101: Hydrogen’s Potential Impact on Natural Gas Exports

Exactly what hydrogen means for the future of natural gas remains a burning question as the energy transition unfolds. The potential for hydrogen has loomed for decades, but it has yet to be realized in large measure because of its relatively high costs.  More regulations and government subsidies to galvanize a shift away from fossil…

March 31, 2021
API Calls for Carbon Price in Sweeping Oil, Natural Gas Climate Plan

API Calls for Carbon Price in Sweeping Oil, Natural Gas Climate Plan

The American Petroleum Institute (API) on Thursday unveiled a five-point policy framework for tackling climate change while ensuring U.S. energy needs are met, including an economy-wide price on carbon emissions. The endorsement marked a seismic shift for the oil and gas group, which has lobbied against past attempts to impose carbon pricing in the United…

March 25, 2021
Energy Operators Eyeing Myriad Blue and Green Hydrogen Opportunities

Energy Operators Eyeing Myriad Blue and Green Hydrogen Opportunities

Anybody hear about hydrogen’s potential in the energy transition? A better question: has anyone not heard about the potential for the ancient element to upend the oil and gas complex? Hydrogen in all its myriad colors has become omnipresent in every conversation about the energy transition. Oil and gas operators of all shapes and sizes…

March 25, 2021
Aramco Looking to Skip LNG Exports, Focus on Blue Hydrogen Transport

Aramco Looking to Skip LNG Exports, Focus on Blue Hydrogen Transport

Saudi Arabia’s state-owned oil company is looking to expand its natural gas business by skipping over the traditional export route and going for a growing market in blue hydrogen, executives said Monday. Saudi Arabia Oil Co., better known as Aramco, is the largest oil exporter in the world. It also has a plethora of natural…

March 22, 2021
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