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Exxon, EnLink Midstream to Expand CCS Pipeline Transportation Along Gulf Coast

ExxonMobil and EnLink Midstream are exploring opportunities for EnLink to support ExxonMobil's carbon capture and sequestration (CCS) efforts beyond the southeast Louisiana Mississippi River Corridor into several additional Gulf Coast areas.

Evacuation Technologies to Reduce Methane Releases During Pigging

Due to the strong global warming potential (GWP) of methane (CH4), there is increasing attention on reducing its releases (both unintentional and intentional) into the atmosphere.

New York Pension Fund Tightens Restrictions on Exxon, Other Oil Companies

The New York State Common Retirement Fund would restrict its investments in eight integrated oil and gas companies including Exxon Mobil, after a review of the companies' readiness to transition to a low-carbon economy.

U.S. Government Plans Funding for Methane Reduction Projects in Oil, Gas Sectors

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Department of Energy (DOE) released a notice of intent on Friday to help fund projects aimed at reducing methane emissions from the oil and gas sectors.

Pemex Platform in Mexico Leaked Clouds of Methane Even After UN Alert, Data Shows

State energy company Pemex released large volumes of methane from an oil platform in the Gulf of Mexico last year, with leaks recurring even after a United Nations agency flagged problems there to the Mexican government, according to a Reuters analysis of previously unreported U.N. data.

Italy's Snam Initiates Market Test for Hydrogen Demand, Seeks Interest in Carbon Capture Projects

Snam is officially launching a market test for hydrogen demand in Italy and a collection of expressions of interest for carbon dioxide (CO2) transport and storage, the gas grid operator said on Monday.

Germany Unveils $17 Billion Subsidy Plan for Hydrogen-Ready Gas Power Plants

Germany's government has agreed plans to subsidize gas power plants that can switch to hydrogen, the economy ministry said on Monday, with a price tag of $17 billion in subsidies as part of efforts to supplement intermittent renewable energy and speed up the transition to low carbon generation.

Indonesia and Eni Partner on Decarbonization Initiatives

Indonesia's Energy and Mineral Resources Ministry said on Friday it had signed a memorandum of understanding with Italian energy group Eni to accelerate its decarbonization programs.

Delek's Big Spring Refinery Chosen for $95 Million DOE Carbon Capture Pilot Project

Delek US Holdings said on Friday the U.S. Department of Energy has selected its Big Spring refinery for a pilot carbon capture project and would provide up to $95 million of federal funding to support its development.

POET's U.S. Midwest Ethanol Plants to Join Summit Carbon Pipeline Project

POET LLC said on Monday the world's largest ethanol producer will partner with Summit Carbon Solutions to capture carbon dioxide emissions at 17 of its U.S. Midwest ethanol plants as part of Summit's multi-state pipeline project.

Power Plant Operator Drax to Launch Carbon Removal Business in Houston

British power plant operator Drax plans to establish an independent business focused on becoming the global leader in delivering large-scale and high-integrity carbon removal.

Global Pipeline Construction Outlook 2024: New LNG Terminals Sound Beckon Call for More Pipelines

(P&GJ) — It comes as little surprise to those in midstream that during the past year we have continued to see LNG initiatives garner more attention than pipeline projects. However, terminal construction drives new pipeline construction.

ABB, Imperial College Extend Carbon Capture Agreement

A dedicated carbon capture pilot plant will continue to train the net-zero workforce — as well as engineers and scientists of the future — following ABB and Imperial College London signing a 10-year partnership. Globally, the plant is the only one of its kind within an academic institution.

UAE's ADNOC Boosts Lower-Carbon Budget to $23 Billion

The state-owned Abu Dhabi National Oil Company said on Monday it would allocate $23 billion for decarbonization and lower-carbon projects, up from a previous $15 billion target.

Terra Natural Capital Launches to Scale Carbon Projects and Boost Natural Assets Investment

Terra was founded with the mission of delivering flexible financing solutions for carbon removal and reduction projects and providing both public and private organizations with access to high-integrity carbon credits at scale.

U.S. Proposes Fee on Methane from Big Oil and Gas Producers

The U.S. on Friday proposed a fee on emissions of methane from big oil and gas producers as required under the 2022 climate law and as a backstop to wider regulations on the greenhouse gas from energy operations.

Marie Tecnimont, Newcleo Team Up to Produce Carbon-Neutral Hydrogen

Newcleo has signed an agreement with Maire Tecnimont's units NextChem Tech and Tecnimont to use its nuclear reactors to decarbonize the chemical industry, including hydrogen production, the two companies said on Wednesday.

EIA: U.S. Energy-Related CO2 Emissions to Remain Unchanged in 2024

U.S. energy-related carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions are expected to remain unchanged in 2024, as increased natural gas and petroleum emissions offset decreased coal emissions, the Energy Information Administration said in a monthly report on Tuesday.

Swiss Fossil Fuel Group Closes First Sale of Paris Agreement Carbon Offsets

A Thai electric bus operator said on Monday it had sold the first carbon offsets under a new system created by the Paris Agreement to a Swiss fossil fuel group, a major landmark for putting into action the eight-year-old United Nations climate accord.

U.S. Approves $189 Million Loan for Real-Time Methane Monitoring in Key Oil-Producing Basins

Houston-based Long Path Technologies will use the loan to deploy its Emissions Overwatch System across 24,000 square miles (62,160 square km) in several states. The technology uses lasers - placed on 50-foot (15-meter) towers - to monitor areas for methane leaks.

BlackRock to Invest Up to $400 Million in Dubai Decarbonization Firm Positive Zero

BlackRock has agreed to invest up to $400 million in Dubai-based decarbonization company Positive Zero through a diversified infrastructure fund, Positive Zero said in a statement on Monday.

Summit Carbon Solutions Secures 80% Right-of-Way in North Dakota for Carbon Capture Project

Summit Carbon Solutions has acquired 80% of the Right-of-Way (ROW) needed for its proposed carbon capture, transport, and storage project across North Dakota.

Smart Tech Takes Aim at U.S. Methane Emissions

(P&GJ) — It’s hardly surprising that major gas leaks hit international headlines. Known as super-emitter events, these leaks cause plumes of methane to escape into our atmosphere — sometimes for days on end. However, these leaks are often spotted by satellites orbiting our planet before they are even known about on Earth.

Looking Back at the Biggest Pipeline Stories of 2023

(P&GJ) – In this final issue of P&GJ for 2023, the staff – with more than a little help from our readers – takes a look back at the sometimes chaotic year in midstream that was 2023.

Climate-Tech Firm Climeworks to Sell Carbon Credits to BCG

It is an important step toward building credibility for the nascent direct air capture (DAC) industry - which uses minerals and chemicals to suck carbon dioxide out of the air - as it ramps up commitments that will help it attract new funds for expansion.

U.S. Allocates Up to $890 Million for Carbon Capture Projects at Gas Facilities in Texas, California

Natural gas and coal plants in Texas, California and North Dakota will share up to $890 million in U.S. funding for projects to demonstrate the viability of carbon capture technologies, the U.S. Energy Department said on Thursday.

Indonesia's Pertamina Starts Carbon Injection Tests in Sukowati Field

Indonesia state energy firm Pertamina has started an underground carbon injection trial in Sukowati field, the second site the company is testing for carbon capture, utilization and storage (CCUS).

Fluxys, OGE, Wintershall Dea Partner for CO2 Transport from Southern Germany to Belgian Hubs

(P&GJ) — Fluxys Belgium, Wintershall Dea, and OGE are joining forces to create a CO2 corridor transporting emissions from Southern Germany to Belgium's developing CO2 export hubs for storage in the North Sea reservoirs.

BASF Buys into Wind Farms to Cut Carbon's Role in Production

BASF has struck a deal with Swedish utility Vattenfall to buy into two German offshore wind farms, in the German chemicals giant's latest move to secure fossil-free power and reduce the carbon footprint of its production.

Exxon Mobil CEO Rebuffs IEA Criticism of Carbon Capture Strategy

Exxon Mobil CEO Darren Woods on Saturday rejected the International Energy Agency's recent claim that using wide-scale carbon capture to fight climate change was an implausible "illusion", saying the same could be said about electric vehicles and solar energy.