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US to Spend $700 Million for Oil and Gas Sector to Cut Methane Emissions

The U.S. government will provide up to $700 million in funding to monitor and reduce methane emissions from the oil and gas sector, setting aside half of the amount for grants to states, two agencies said on Monday.

Riyadh, Tokyo to Cooperate on Energy Security, Hydrogen and Ammonia

Saudi Arabia said on Sunday it remains committed to securing oil supplies for Japan and will continue cooperating with Tokyo on clean hydrogen, ammonia, and recycled carbon fuels.

Exxon Expands Carbon Pipeline Network with $4.9 Billion Denbury Deal

Exxon Mobil Corp. on Thursday agreed to buy Denbury Inc. for $4.9 billion, acquiring a company with a substantial carbon dioxide (CO2) sequestration operation that could accelerate its nascent energy transition business.

Japan's Mitsui OSK Gets Approval for Liquefied CO2 Vessel, Floating Storage Unit

Liquefied CO2 transportation helps connect carbon capture, utilization and storage (CCUS) sites safely and efficiently over long distances where pipelines are not economically viable.

Iowa Regulators to Begin Permit Hearing For ‘Largest’ Carbon Pipeline in US

Whether Iowa-based Summit Carbon Solutions can obtain a permit in its home state, which would house the most pipeline miles of its proposed 2,000-mile, five-state route, is a critical test for the company and the carbon capture and storage (CCS) industry.

Useful Considerations for CO2, Hydrogen Pipeline Operators

(P&GJ) — When a pipeline operator becomes a “common carrier” under Texas law, it is granted the power of eminent domain over private property for public use. Texas law provides two independent sources for common carrier status: Texas Natural Resources Code Section 111 and Texas Business Organizations Code Section 2.105. Common carrier status is critical to pipeline projects in Texas, especially when easements are difficult to obtain.

DNV Grants Safety Certification to Project Greensand's CO2 Storage in the North Sea

(P&GJ) — The project is the first in the world to demonstrate that CO2 can be transported across national borders and stored offshore to mitigate climate change. The safety verification covers everything from the fabrication by the individual subcontractors to the actual offshore installation.

Software Adds Efficiency for Companies Transporting, Storing Hydrogen

(P&GJ) — Decarbonization is a critical challenge facing the world today, and the expansion of renewable energy sources is a key component of addressing this challenge. In the face of changing corporate and public goals with regards to the low-carbon energy transition and changing energy landscape, many companies are looking for opportunities to support more sustainable forms of energy.

Aramco, ENI Invest in UK-Based Low-Carbon Fuel Venture

The venture units of oil firms Saudi Aramco and Italy's ENI have joined the world's largest passenger carrier United Airlines to invest in British start-up OXCCU's efforts to slash the prohibitively high cost of lower-carbon aviation fuel, the companies said on Wednesday.

Exxon Mobil Signs Carbon Capture and Storage Deal with Nucor

(P&GJ) — Exxon Mobil will capture up to 800,000 metric tons per year of CO2 from the DRI plant and store the CO2 at an Exxon Mobil-owned facility in Louisiana.

Global Energy Infrastructure Launches Carbon Capture Storage Projects Database

(P&GJ) — Addressing the challenges of climate change requires innovative solutions to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Carbon capture and storage (CCS) technology has emerged as a promising approach to mitigate carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from energy-intensive industries and power generation.

Pembina Pipeline, Marubeni to Partner on Low-Carbon Ammonia Export Project

(P&GJ) — Initial feasibility studies have been completed and the facility has an anticipated design capacity of up to 185 kilotonnes per annum of low-carbon hydrogen production, which will be converted into approximately one million tonnes per year of low-carbon ammonia.

Chevron, Exxon Seek State Backing for Australia Carbon Capture, Hydrogen Projects

Chevron Corp. and Exxon Mobil Corp., the two largest U.S. fossil fuel companies, are seeking Australia's backing for carbon capture and storage (CCS) and hydrogen projects as they look to increase investment in a bid to slash intensity of carbon emissions.

FDE Discovers Natural Hydrogen in Eastern France

(P&GJ) — FDE, an independent multienergy producer with a negative carbon footprint, announced that it has discovered significant concentrations of natural hydrogen in one of the wells previously drilled by FDE in Eastern France.

Factbox: Carbon Capture, Hydrogen Are the Main Tools in Biden’s Power Plan

The Biden administration on Thursday unveiled its plan to slash greenhouse gas emissions from the U.S. power sector, part of its broader effort to decarbonize the economy to fight climate change.

ADNOC Launches $1 Million Decarbonization Technology Challenge

(P&GJ) — ADNOC has launched a global competition to find innovations that will reshape the global energy landscape. The competition was launched at UAE Climate Tech Forum in Abu Dhabi, where over 1,000 global policy makers, innovators, and industrial leaders met to drive technological solutions for decarbonization.

Honeywell Announces Tech to Turn Hydrogen, CO2 into Lower-Carbon Aviation Fuel

Honeywell International Inc. announced on Wednesday a new technology to produce lower-carbon aviation fuel from green hydrogen and carbon dioxide captured from industry, which can help cut greenhouse gas emissions from aviation, one of the hardest sectors to electrify and decarbonize.

Biden's EPA Proposes Crackdown on Power Plant Carbon Emissions

The Biden administration on Thursday unveiled a sweeping plan to slash greenhouse gas emissions from the U.S. power industry, one of the biggest steps so far in its effort to decarbonize the economy to fight climate change.

Cleveland-Cliffs Completes Successful Blast Furnace Hydrogen Injection Trial

(P&GJ) — Cleveland-Cliffs Inc. has successfully completed a hydrogen (H2) injection trial at its Middletown Works blast furnace. This groundbreaking introduction of hydrogen gas as an iron-reducing agent in the blast furnace is the first-ever use of this carbon-friendly technology in the Americas region.

DOE Selects Crescent Midstream-Supported Project to Advance Commercial-Scale CO2 Storage

(P&GJ) — The company plans to repurpose an existing 110-mile pipeline corridor it owns and operates, positioning Crescent to become one of the first full-service midstream solutions for CCS while also reducing the initiative’s carbon footprint.

As Oil Output Peaks, US Gulf of Mexico Makes Room for Carbon Capture

Some companies, including Exxon Mobil Corp., have been dumping assets in the Gulf, the nation's primary offshore source of oil, and are instead targeting capturing and storing carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases underground.

Louisiana's Carbon Well Permitting Application Heads to Federal Register

Louisiana's application to obtain enforcement authority over carbon capture wells has gone to the Federal Register for public comment, the Environmental Protection Agency said on Friday, a key step in receiving "so-called" primacy and speeding up the permitting process.

Italy's Energy Dome Raises $44 Million to Focus on CO2 Storage in US

Energy Dome, an Italian startup focusing on CO2 energy storage solutions, said on Friday it had raised 40 million euros ($44 million) from investors to fund expansion in the U.S.

Offshore Pipeline Design for CCUS

(P&GJ) — Design and construction of CO2 pipelines are similar to natural gas transmission pipelines. However, there are differences like: thermodynamic modeling, blow down modeling, specifying the maximum water content, pipeline fracture propagation control, use of elastomer materials and performing a quantitative risk assessment, mainly related to release modeling and defining the allowable exposure limits. These factors require special attention for CO2 pipelines, when compared with natural gas.

Editor’s Notebook: California’s Pipeline, CCUS Quandary

(P&GJ) — California, in laying out a bold clean air initiative, has placed a great deal of emphasis on carbon capture, utilization and storage (CCUS) in an effort to start removing the same amount of carbon from the air as what the state emits by 2045.

EPA to Issue Power Plant Rules That Lean on Carbon Capture

The U.S. government may soon require natural gas-fired power plants to install technology to capture carbon emissions, sources said, as President Joe Biden's administration enacts new rules to help decarbonize the power sector in 12 years.

Official: Louisiana on Track for Carbon Well Permitting by Year-End

Louisiana likely will receive permitting authority over wells designed to capture and store greenhouse gases by the end of the year, U.S. Congressman Garret Graves, who represents a southern section of the state, said on Tuesday.

Norway Parliament Asks for CCS Alternative to Decarbonize Major LNG Plant

Norway's parliament on Tuesday told the government to consider an alternative way to cut carbon emissions at Western Europe's largest LNG plant, but stopped short of outright halting a controversial plan to use power from land.

Pipeline Operator Enbridge Expected to Enter Carbon-Capture Cement Partnership

Pipeline operator Enbridge and German firm Heidelberg are expected to enter a partnership to develop a facility to capture carbon emissions from cement production.

Pipeline Operator Enbridge to Invest $2.9 Billion to Build Ammonia Plant in Texas

Norwegian fertilizer maker Yara and Canadian pipeline operator Enbridge plan to invest up to $2.9 billion to build a low-carbon blue ammonia production plant in Texas, they said on Friday. The plant, which would be Yara's biggest, would be built at an Enbridge oil storage and export facility near Corpus Christi, with production to start around 2027-28.