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Masdar wins Uzbekistan solar tenders

The Ministry of Energy of the Republic of Uzbekistan has large ambitions with solar power. It has a broad program to construct solar PV plants with a total capacity of 1 gigawatt (GW).

NNPC Looks to Take Stake in Upcoming Refineries

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has been endeavoring to acquire equity in as many as six developing private refineries in the country.

Largest yet for the Philippines

Siemens Gamesa has secured an order to supply, install and commission 32 turbines in the Philippines.

Novatek looks east to China

Russia’s largest independent natural gas producer, Novatek, has signed a long-term supply deal with Zhejiang Energy.

Solar: floating on water

As the latest alternative to rooftop solar-powered systems or ground mounted solar systems, floating photovoltaic (FPV) technology can utilise space otherwise wasted.

Shell’s Closed Louisiana Refinery Draws New Interest

Royal Dutch Shell continues to assess the future of its idled Convent refinery as it continues to receive purchase bids from an investment group in Louisiana.

Indian Refiners in Line for Iranian Oil

Indian refineries could very well be preparing to start buying oil from Iran as early as the second half of this year, if U.S. sanctions on the country are indeed lifted.

Mayflower Next Up in Massachusetts

Following on from Vineyard Wind’s final approval, Mayflower Wind is next up seeking permits at the start of the so-called “offshore wind era”.

Canada's West Coast Woe

With Woodside deciding to exit its 50% non-operated participating interest in the long-planned Kitimat LNG development in British Columbia, the west coast of Canada no longer looks to be quite the export hotspot it was once considered.

Nigeria’s Refining Plans Remain Ambitious

Despite being a significant global crude oil producer with nearly 1.5 million barrels per day, Nigeria has continually relied upon refined fuel from beyond its borders. For many years now, the Nigerian government has faced obstacles such as geopolitical instability, inefficient and moribund facilities, and political corruption as the country attempts to create an export mentality moving forward.

Amazon renewables drive

Amazon the America multinational technology company, most popular as an online retailer, has been in recent years driving to a more sustainable carbon footprint. In 2019 the enterprise-wide carbon footprint from direct and in-direct operational activities was 51.17 MMT CO2e according to the business’s website.

BP and EnBW target Scotland

BP and EnBW hope to cement their partnership further by taking part in the upcoming ScotWind offshore wind leasing round 4 in Scotland, scheduled for July. The companies have already launched an online portal for the Scottish engineering and supply sector, foreseeing future opportunities for contra..

Uzbekistan gets Saudi push

ACWA Power, a Saudi developer of power generation, signed an implementation agreement with the Ministry of Investments & Foreign Trade, and the Ministry of Energy of Uzbekistan for the development of a 1,500MW windfarm. The proposed 1,500MW windfarm in Karakalpakstan, an autonomous republic situate..

Covid crisis cools Indian demand

LNG cargoes are being diverted away from import terminals in India as escalating Coronavirus cases in the country cool domestic gas demand. Further diversions are expected as India has reported new cases above 300,000 per day for two weeks straight. Prime Minister Modi has so far resisted the call ..

Phillips 66 Steps Towards Renewables in San Francisco

Phillips 66 of Houston, Texas recently announced that it had begun initial renewable diesel production at its San Francisco complex with a recently completed conversion of a diesel hydrotreater onsite. This unit is expected to reach 8,000 barrels per day of renewable diesel by the third quarter of this year.

FIDs set to soar

New analysis from Westwood Global Energy Group, the specialist energy market research & consultancy firm, reveals that Final Investment Decisions (FIDs) outside mainland China will grow by 57% in the next 18 months, compared to the 2019-20 period. The growth represents an additional 20.4GW of new c..

FIDs pushed back in US

Final Investment Decisions (FIDs) for LNG projects are feeling the pain as momentum gathers in the rush towards the Energy Transition. Efforts to limit the financing of fossil fuel infrastructure development received a lift from the Biden administrations broad climate executive order rolled out in ..

Honeywell UOP to Provide Technology Support in Egypt

Honeywell UOP of the United States announced recently that it has been contracted by Anchorage Investments Ltd. for the provision of its C3 Oleflex™ technology for production of 750,000 tons per year of polymer-grade propylene for the upcoming Anchor Benitoite petrochemicals facility in Suez, Egypt. A contract value was not announced at this time.

Hywind Tampen on its way

Aker Solutions has completed the first phase of construction for the Hywind Tampen project.

Shandong shows its hand

Shandong Oil & Gas, CCC Urban & Rural, and Yantai Port have signed an agreement to cooperate on a new import terminal in Shandong Province. Shandong Oil & Gas (30%), CCC Urban & Rural (40%), and Yantai Port (30%) will form a project company to jointly establish the facility at Yantai, in the northe..

Future Uncertain for Long Running Stanlow Refinery in the UK

The future around the long running Stanlow refinery in the Ellesmere Port in Northwest England has been thrust into uncertainty lately due to reports of financial instability from lower fuel demand. Multiple reports have indicated that investment firm Apollo Global Management of New York has been in talks on some level for a potential £400 million refinancing agreement for the complex.

Engie breaks into Peru

Siemens Gamesa has been selected by Engie to supply turbines at Peru’s largest windfarm. The 50-turbine, 260MW Punta Lomitas windfarm in the southern region of Ica will be Engie’s first venture into Peru, a project almost twice the size of the current largest windfarm, Enel Green Power’s 42-turbine..

Philippines prepares to join the import club

BW Gas has won the contract to supply an FSRU for an LNG import terminal in the Philippines. The 162,400cm BW Paris will be chartered for five years by First Gen Corp and its sole partner Tokyo Gas, for its 3.0m t/y FGEN LNG import terminal at Batangas City in Batangas Bay, on the island of Luzon. ..

Exxon’s Huizhou Petrochemical Complex Moves Ahead with Sinopec

State-owned Sinopec Engineering of China has signed on to Exxon’s planned Huizhou petrochemical complex in Huizhou, China for basic design, engineering, procurement and construction work. This contract covers the initial phase for this complex.

Construction of Cuxtal Gas Pipeline to Boost Yucatan Economy

The start-up of the Cuxtal 1 gas pipeline represents a key infrastructure project aimed at satisfying the demand for energy in this region of Mexico, which is currently growing at twice the national average: 4.1% versus 2.6%.

Malaysia doubles floating capacity

Petronas, Malaysia’s fully integrated oil and gas company, has shipped its first cargo from its second floating LNG (FLNG) vessel. The 1.5m t/y PFLNG II project incorporating the 173,460cm PFLNG Dua loaded a cargo onto the 150,000cm Seri Camar LNG carrier operated by MISC Berhad, a subsidiary of Pe..

US targets 30 by 30

The Biden Administration has revealed new offshore wind aims, with the Commerce, Energy and Interior departments establishing a target of 30GW of offshore wind capacity in the US by 2030. This is the latest step in its comprehensive effort toward achieving net-zero emissions by 2050. The Department..

Nigeria’s Port Harcourt Refinery Rehab Project Picks up Pace

In late March, the Nigerian Federal Executive Council approved approximately $1.5 billion in spending for the rehabilitation and modernization of the Port Harcourt Refinery Complex.

Hydrogen – data telling a story

The Global Energy Infrastructure (GEI) team held a webcast earlier in March which looked at trends in traditional and new energy markets which reveals major trends in global energy markets.

On the road to net zero

The Global Wind Energy Council has released the 16th edition of its <i>Global Wind Report 2021</i>.