User Guide

1. What & where do we track?

Downstream

Refining, Petrochemicals & Gas Processing: All projects globally regardless of capacity or current status, including expansions and modernization projects.

Hydrogen: All projects globally regardless of capacity or current status, including production facilities, research facilities, demonstration plants, as well as industrial and transportation applications.

LNG: All projects globally involved in the international trade of LNG (this excludes peak-shaving plants), with a minimum status of speculative. Editorial judgement is taken where multiple location options are put forward for a single project.

 

Midstream

Pipelines: All projects globally with a pipeline diameter no less than 8” for crude oil, oil products, natural gas and condensate, with a minimum status of planned. Editorial judgement is taken where multiple route options are put forward for a single project.

Pipeline dataset divided into 4 categories:

    • US oil
    • US gas
    • International oil (which included products pipelines and excludes United States)
    • International gas (excludes United States)

 

Renewables

Solar: All utility-scale projects (Photovoltaic [PV] & Concentrated Solar Power[CSP]), considered to be 50MW installed capacity and above, globally regardless of current status. Exceptions are made in some regions where a smaller capacity may still be considered a significant project for the resource (Eg. Africa)

Wind: All utility-scale projects (onshore & offshore), considered to be 50MW installed capacity and above, globally regardless of current status.

Ocean: All projects globally (Wave & Tidal) regardless of capacity or current status, including demonstration plants and pilot projects.

 

2. Region definitions

The countries in the GEI Data Center fall into the following regions:

 

 

3. How & when do we track?

Research is carried out by teams located in Houston, London and Mumbai.

All data is collected from a variety of original sources, including company websites, annual reports, press releases, and social media posts.

Care is taken to verify the data as thoroughly as possible.

Our aim is to revisit all projects on a quarterly basis to maintain the credibility of the data.

 

4. Data Definitions

Understand the data in the GEI datasets by downloading our definitions guide.

CLICK HERE to download the GEI Data Definitions documentation

This PDF document defines the datasets and provides detailed descriptions about information contained in each record.

 

5. Status definitions

Downstream

Refining, Petrochemicals & Gas Processing 

  • Under construction – Project that has had all the necessary approvals and has started construction.
  • Planned – Any one of the following: Project that has received all necessary approvals but has not started construction; project that has received approval from local or national government; project that has received firm financial backing (includes FEED & Engineering).
  • Proposed – Project that has gone past the stage of being a feasibility study, then any one of the following: Project that has been put forward but not received local or national government approval; project that has been put forward but not received any firm financial backing; or project that has been put forward but has no HOA or LOI associated.
  • Hold – Project that has not been shelved or abandoned but has stopped its progress due to a number of possible internal or external factors.

 

Hydrogen

  • Operating– Project that is currently built and producing/using hydrogen.
  • Under construction – Project that has had all the necessary approvals and has started construction.
  • Planned – Any one of the following: Project that has received all necessary approvals but has not started construction; project that has received approval from local or national government; project that has received firm financial backing; or project that has had Heads of Agreement (HOA) or Letter of Intent (LOI) to produce/use hydrogen.
  • Proposed – Project that has gone past the stage of being a feasibility study, then any one of the following: Project that has been put forward but not received local or national government approval; project that has been put forward but not received any firm financial backing; or project that has been put forward but has no HOA or LOI to produce/use hydrogen.

 

LNG

  • Operating – Project that is currently built and producing/receiving LNG for the market.
  • Under construction – Project that has had all the necessary approvals and has started construction.
  • Planned – Any one of the following: Project that has received all necessary approvals but has not started construction; project that has received approval from local or national government; project that has received firm financial backing; or project that has had Heads of Agreement (HOA) or Letter of Intent (LOI) to deliver LNG to a third party/receive LNG from a third party.
  • Speculative – Project that has gone past the stage of being a feasibility study, then any one of the following: Project that has been put forward but not received local or national government approval; project that has been put forward but not received any firm financial backing; or project that has been put forward but has no HOA or LOI to deliver LNG to a third party/receive LNG from a third party.

 

Midstream

Pipelines

  • Operating – Project that is currently built and flowing commercial quantities of fuel.
  • Under construction – Project that has had all the necessary approvals and has started construction.
  • Planned – Any one of the following: Project that has received all necessary approvals but has not started construction; project that has received approval from local or national government; project that has received firm financial backing; or project that has had Heads of Agreement (HOA) or Letter of Intent (LOI) to deliver commercial quantities of fuel.

 

Renewables

Ocean (Wave & Tidal)

  • Operating – Project that is currently built and generating electricity for the market.
  • Under construction – Project that has had all the necessary approvals and has started construction.
  • Planned – Any one of the following: Project that has received all necessary approvals but has not started construction; project that has received approval from local or national government; project that has received firm financial backing; or project that has had Heads of Agreement (HOA) or Letter of Intent (LOI) to generate electricity.
  • Proposed – Project that has gone past the stage of being a feasibility study, then any one of the following: Project that has been put forward but not received local or national government approval; project that has been put forward but not received any firm financial backing; or project that has been put forward but has no HOA or LOI to generate electricity.

Solar (PV & CSP)

  • Operating – Solar park that is currently built and generating electricity for the market.
  • Under construction – Solar park that has had all the necessary approvals and has started construction.
  • Planned – Any one of the following: Solar park that has received all necessary approvals but has not started construction; solar park that has received approval from local or national government; solar park that has received firm financial backing; or solar park that has had Heads of Agreement (HOA) or Letter of Intent (LOI) to generate electricity.
  • Proposed – Solar park that has gone past the stage of being a feasibility study, then any one of the following: Solar park that has been put forward but not received local or national government approval; solar park that has been put forward but not received any firm financial backing; or solar park that has been put forward but has no HOA or LOI to generate electricity.

Wind (onshore & offshore)

  • Operating – Windfarm that is currently built and generating electricity for the market.
  • Under construction – Windfarm that has had all the necessary approvals and has started construction.
  • Planned – Any one of the following: Windfarm that has received all necessary approvals but has not started construction; windfarm that has received approval from local or national government; windfarm that has received firm financial backing; or windfarm that has had Heads of Agreement (HOA) or Letter of Intent (LOI) to generate electricity.
  • Proposed – Windfarm that has gone past the stage of being a feasibility study, then any one of the following: Windfarm that has been put forward but not received local or national government approval; windfarm that has been put forward but not received any firm financial backing; or windfarm that has been put forward but has no HOA or LOI to generate electricity.

 

 

 

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