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13 04 2021 | 12:24

Gas consortium seeks approval to drill 7,700 wells in Queensland, including near national parks

Australia Pacific LNG wants environmental approval to drill across nearly half a million hectares of central and south-west Queensland. Australia’s largest east coast gas producer has sought federal…

05 04 2021 | 09:37

Ghana: Reliance on LNG means increased fuel price risk and further unaffordable generation contracts.

African nations must learn from developing Asia's expensive fossil-fuelled power problems Ghana is set to become the first Sub-Saharan nation to import LNG as the government continues its attempts…

29 03 2021 | 11:29

‘Colossal failure’: Government refuses to rule out new oil and gas licences in North Sea deal

Long-awaited deal between government and oil and gas sector a missed opportunity to ‘show climate leadership in the year of Cop26’, say campaigners. The government has refused to rule out the…

29 03 2021 | 09:49

UK government to allow new North Sea oil and gas exploration.

Joint investment of up to £16bn tied to industry promise to cut carbon emissions by 50% by end of decade. Ministers will allow oil drillers to keep exploring the North Sea for new reserves, despite…

04 03 2021 | 07:46

California Governor Gavin Newsom sued for 'Completely Unacceptable' Approval of Oil and Gas Projects in California.

Accusing California regulators of "reckless disregard" for public "health and safety," the environmental advocacy group Center for Biological Diversity on Wednesday sued the administration of Gov.…

03 03 2021 | 11:28

Drax drops controversial plan to build Europe’s largest gas plant.

Climate campaigners had taken the government to court over its decision to allow the fossil fuel project. The UK power company Drax has dropped a controversial plan to build what would have been…

03 03 2021 | 10:53

Dominion to trade coal for gas at its South Carolina utility.

Dominion Energy South Carolina now says it can retire coal-fired power generation by 2030, a significant reversal from plans released by the utility just last year. Dominion’s new 15-year plan said…

15 02 2021 | 12:38

Shell to expand gas business despite pledge to speed up net zero carbon drive.

Energy firm seeks to grow operation by 20% but offset expansion via carbon capture and ‘nature-based solutions’. Shell has set new carbon emissions goals to become a net zero carbon energy company…

01 02 2021 | 10:40

Rating agency S&P warns 13 oil and gas companies they risk downgrades as renewables pick up steam.

Firms including Woodside, Chevron, Shell and Exxon Mobil, told they could be downgraded within weeks Rating agency S&P has warned 13 oil and gas companies, including the some of the world’s…

27 12 2020 | 07:38

UK oil and gas industry submit revised strategy for net-zero requirements.

The Oil & Gas Authority has submitted a revised strategy to the UK Parliament, featuring a range of new net zero obligations for the UK. The revised Strategy reflects the ongoing global energy…

30 11 2020 | 07:57

San Francisco bans natural gas use in new construction projects.

San Francisco will ban natural gas infrastructure in most new construction, reinforcing previous building electrification measures adopted in California’s fourth most populous city. The city’s Board…

26 11 2020 | 16:06

German utility to test feasibility of transporting pure hydrogen in existing gas pipelines

European utilities company E.ON is converting a natural gas pipeline in Germany, which is part of the public supply system, to pure hydrogen. Part of its new research and development project “H2HoWi…

19 11 2020 | 09:39

No more natural gas in new San Francisco buildings starting next year.

“The world is changing,” Keighran said. “I came to see that buyers will want this. Buyers will expect this. The mind-set of the younger demographic is to want and demand this. “This is ahead of its…

16 11 2020 | 07:36

Climate crisis: Lancashire fracking site ‘leaked emissions equivalent to 142 transatlantic flights’

Around 4.2 tonnes of methane leaked from site during one week of monitoring in January 2019. Fracking for shale gas in the UK has, for now, come to a halt with little interest from the government in…

09 11 2020 | 07:55

Scrap gas pipeline in eastern Med due to climate cost, says report.

Gas discovery at centre of Turkey-Greece dispute will ‘make world even less safe’. The giant gas reserves at the heart of a bitter political standoff between Greece and Turkey could lead to the same…

30 10 2020 | 12:06

Dubai unveils plans to construct Coal-Fired Power Plant.

In the southern desert of Dubai in the UAE, a new wonder is rising but it’s not another skyscraper as the region is famed for, instead, a coal-fired power plant is underway. The construction of the $…

23 10 2020 | 11:32

Role of gas as a bridge fuel in U.S. ‘just got shorter and narrower’—S&P

The natural gas revolution that has led to a power plant building boom and kept electricity prices low may be nearing its end, as the coronavirus pandemic has reduced demand for the fuel and…

10 10 2020 | 09:14

Narrabri gas project: do we need it and what's at stake for Australia's environment?

The NSW independent planning commission is due to hand down a decision on the proposed gas development at Narrabri. Here’s what is at play. The New South Wales independent planning commission is due…

10 10 2020 | 08:14

UK 'will take 700 years' to reach low-carbon heating under current plans.

Energy experts say record rise in new gas boilers installed shows UK going in wrong direction Ministers must come forward with stringent new plans for low-carbon heating, as targets to insulate…

05 10 2020 | 11:49

Oil and Gas Companies Indirectly Bailed Out by the Fed.

A new report shows the U.S. government bought more than $350 million in bonds issued by oil and gas companies and induced investors to loan the industry tens of billions more at artificially low…