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INEOS and SINOPEC sign Joint Venture agreement for a brand new petrochemicals complex in Tianjin, China

INEOS and SINOPEC have today announced a new Joint Venture agreement that will see INEOS acquire a 50% share in the existing Tianjin Nangang Ethylene Project from SINOPEC. The project is currently building a 1.2 million tonne ethane cracker, expected to come on-stream at the end of 2023, and downstream derivative plants in Tianjin, China.

ExxonMobil doubles polypropylene production at Baton Rouge

ExxonMobil today announced the successful startup of its new polypropylene production unit at the Polyolefins Plant in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

Axens Achieved the Guaranteed Performance of its First Ethanol-to-Ethylene Atol® Plant with Sumitomo Chemical

In May 2022, Axens have demonstrated the successful start-up of the first ethanol-to-ethylene pilot plant based on Axens Atol® technology with Sumitomo Chemical, which is going on the waste-to-polyolefins project in Japan. At full rollout, this project will attain the production of waste-based polyolefin at industrial scale, representing a step forward towards a circular economy based on renewable carbon.

Meridian's Southern Green Hydrogen Project selects Woodside Energy as preferred partner

Meridian, with the support of Ngāi Tahu, have selected Woodside Energy (Woodside) as the preferred partner to move forward to the development stage of the proposed Southern Green Hydrogen (SGH) project in New Zealand. A final investment decision will follow the development stage.

INPEX Takes FID on Kashiwazaki Clean Hydrogen/Ammonia Project in Niigata Prefecture, Japan

INPEX CORPORATION (INPEX) announced it has taken a final investment decision (FID) on drilling operations and the construction of facilities associated with a demonstration Kashiwazaki Clean Hydrogen/Ammonia Project to be implemented at the INPEX-owned Higashi-Kashiwazaki Gas Field in the Hirai area of Kashiwazaki City, Niigata Prefecture, Japan

Technip Energies Awarded a Contract for Sustainable Aviation Fuels Production at TotalEnergies Grandpuits Zero-Crude Platform in France

Technip Energies (PARIS:TE) has been awarded a contract by TotalEnergies for the production of Sustainable Aviation Fuels (SAF) at Grandpuits platform in France.

TES and EWE to build 500-MW electrolyzer at Wilhelmshaven Green Energy Hub

Tree Energy Solutions (TES) and EWE are delighted to announce the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to build an electrolyzer in TES’ Green Energy Hub in Wilhelmshaven. The electrolyzer is to be installed and operated starting in 2028. The planned capacity of the electrolyzer is 500 MW and one more unit is planned to reach a total capacity of 1 GW. This MoU is in line with Germany’s strategic energy policy to develop clean energy generated by the North Sea and broaden the possible supply for H2. The signing marks a joint interest in delivering national energy security as Germany continues to diversify its energy supply from renewable energy sources.

SABIC to Study Oil-to-Chemicals Project in Ras Al-Khair

SABIC, a global leader in diversified chemicals, announced on Wednesday its intention to study the establishment of a complex to convert oil and liquids into petrochemicals in Ras Al-Khair in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

First FSRU for Germany reaches Rügen

The NEPTUNE enters the Mukran Port today. It is the first FSRU (Floating Storage & Regasification Unit) intended for use at a floating LNG terminal in Germany and is now reaching a German port. Here she makes a stopover before she will start the final transfer to the industrial port of Lubmin. There it will soon take its place in the first and so far, only privately financed LNG terminal that is being developed by Lubmin-based Deutsche ReGas.

NFE Finalizes Agreements with Pemex to Complete Lakach Offshore Gas Field, Deploy FLNG Solution

New Fortress Energy Inc. announced that it has finalized its agreements with Petróleos Mexicanos (Pemex), Mexico’s state-owned oil company, to develop and operate an integrated upstream and natural gas liquefaction project off the coast of Veracruz in Southeastern Mexico.

NovoHydrogen and TigerGenCo to Collaborate on Green Hydrogen Supply at New Jersey Power Plant

NovoHydrogen and TigerGenCo, LLC (TGC) announced today their intent to advance development of green hydrogen capacity to reduce reliance on natural gas at the Bayonne Energy Center located in New Jersey and serving power to New York City via a sub-Hudson cable. NovoHydrogen, a leader in deploying and commercializing successful innovative energy transition technologies, will develop and operate the hydrogen production facility to reduce Bayonne's carbon emissions while continuing to provide reliable electricity supply to the New York Metro area. Ohmium International, Inc., a green hydrogen company that designs, manufactures, and deploys PEM Electrolyzers, plans to provide the electrolyzers for the project. New technology allows for the combustion of zero-carbon fuels to provide the same controllable power without the associated emissions from fossil natural gas.

Flexens and KIP to develop Finland’s largest H2 plant planned in Kokkola

Project developer Flexens Oy Ab and KIP Infra Oy, part of Kokkola city council, have signed a letter of intent regarding a land lease agreement for a facility with a H2 production capacity of approximately 300 megawatts (MW) in the Kokkola Industrial Park area. Such a facility would certify a strengthened energy and ammonia self-sufficiency for Finland. Production of mainly green H2 and ammonia is meant to start running at the end of 2027. The Finnish Minister of Economic Affairs, Mika Lintilä, considers this good news for both Central Ostrobothnia and the development of the Finnish H2 economy.

QatarEnergy Takes Final Investment Decision on the Largest Integrated Polymers Facility in the World

QatarEnergy and Chevron Phillips Chemical Company LLC (CPChem) announced that they have taken a Final Investment Decision (FID) on the Golden Triangle Polymers Plant, an $8.5 billion world-scale integrated polymers facility in the Texas Gulf Coast area in the United States of America.

Petronet LNG's FSRU project gets FID approval

Petronet LNG has approved plans for a 4.0m t/y floating storage regasification vessel in Ganjam District, Odisha. The FSRU based project could be converted to a land-based option in the future.

Northern Gas Networks and partners to work on an ambitious low-carbon H2 production

Gas distributor Northern Gas Networks (NGN) has partnered with clean energy pioneers Hygen Energy Holdings (Hygen) and Ryze Hydrogen to work on an ambitious low carbon H2 production and dispensing facility in the heart of Bradford.

Game changing North Queensland Super Hub to power green hydrogen with wind, solar

North-West Queensland is set to become home to one of the State’s largest ever renewable energy projects, with Fortescue Future Industries (FFI) and Windlab to partner on a Super Hub which could generate more than 10GW of wind and solar power and underpin the industrial-scale production of green hydrogen from purpose-built facilities within Queensland.

Shell Begins Operations at Polymers Plant in Pennsylvania

Shell Chemical Appalachia LLC, a subsidiary of Shell plc, today announced it has commenced operations of its Pennsylvania Chemical project, Shell Polymers Monaca (SPM). The Pennsylvania facility is the first major polyethylene manufacturing complex in the Northeastern United States and has a designed output of 1.6 million tonnes annually.

Mozambique’s first LNG cargo departs from Coral Sul FLNG, offshore the Rovuma basin

Eni, as Delegated Operator of the Coral South project on behalf of its Area 4 Partners (ExxonMobil, CNPC, GALP, KOGAS and ENH), informs that the first shipment of liquefied natural gas (LNG) produced from the Coral gas field, in the ultra-deep waters of the Rovuma Basin, has just departed from Coral Sul Floating Liquefied Natural Gas (FLNG) facility.

Gen2 Energy awards Wood FEED contract for first large-scale green hydrogen production facility in Mosjøen in Norway

Gen2 Energy has awarded Wood, the global consulting and engineering company, the front-end engineering design (FEED) scope for Gen2 Energy’s green hydrogen production facility, located in Mosjøen in northern Norway.

bp and Mauritania to explore green hydrogen at scale

bp today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Government of Mauritania under which it will deliver an innovative programme exploring the potential for large-scale production of green hydrogen in the country. Building on bp’s existing strong relationships with the country, the agreement could be an important step towards the development of significant green hydrogen production in Mauritania.

KIPIC Begins Initial Phase of Al Zour Refinery

Kuwait Integrated Petroleum Industries Co (KIPIC) has reportedly stated that the first phase of Al-Zour refinery has started commercial operations, according to state news agency KUNA.

Green Hydrogen Pilot Projects in Morocco

Chariot Limited, the Africa focused transitional energy group (Chariot), Mohammed VI Polytechnic University (UM6P) and Oort Energy (Oort), collectively the “Parties”, are pleased to announce they have agreed to collaborate on green hydrogen pilot projects in Morocco. Utilising a polymer electrolyte membrane (PEM) electrolyser system, patented by Oort, which splits water to produce hydrogen and oxygen using renewable energy, this partnership will run initial proof of concept projects while evaluating the feasibility of the implementation of large scale green hydrogen and ammonia production.

Alaska Gasline Development Corp submits Hydrogen hub plans to US DoE

The Alaska Gasline Development Corp. (AGDC) today announced that it has submitted a concept paper for an Alaska Hydrogen Hub to the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). Organizations supporting the AGDC-led Alaska Hydrogen Hub include Agrium U.S., Salamatof Native Association, Alaska CCUS Consortium (including ASRC Energy Services, Santos, and Storegga), and the University of Alaska Fairbanks' Alaska Center for Energy and Power.

Italy's Emilia Romagna region backs new floating LNG terminal in Ravenna

(Reuters) - Italy's Emilia Romagna region has approved a project for a new floating LNG terminal off the coast of Ravenna in the upper Adriatic sea, it said on Monday, part of the country's broader efforts to replace dwindling Russian gas supplies

Centrica and Equinor sign co-operation agreement for East Yorkshire hydrogen hub

Centrica and Equinor have signed a co-operation agreement to explore developing a low-carbon hydrogen production hub at Easington in East Yorkshire, further strengthening the region’s growing status as the UK’s foremost hydrogen super place.

Enbridge Approves $2.7 Billion Expansion of Southern B.C. Pipeline System

Enbridge Inc. on Friday sanctioned an expansion of the southern segment of its British Columbia (B.C.) pipeline system, a project that would cost up to C$3.6 billion ($2.65 billion), after strong demand from crude oil producers.

Site Construction Underway at TA’ZIZ and Next Major Phase of Growth Launched

Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) and ADQ, the majority shareholders in TA’ZIZ, launched, today, the next phase of growth at the TA’ZIZ Industrial Chemicals Zone, in Al Ruways Industrial City, which will more than double the number of chemicals produced at the industrial hub.

Share LyondellBasell Spheripol technology selected by Stavian Quang Yen Petrochemical

yondellBasell today announced that its leading polypropylene (PP) technology has been selected by Stavian Quang Yen Petrochemical, Ltd. (Stavian) for a new world scale production facility.

Louisiana Economic Development Announces Proposed Ascension Clean Energy Project

Clean Hydrogen Works (CHW) and project shareholders Denbury Carbon Solutions, a subsidiary of Denbury, Inc. and the largest CO pipeline operator in the U.S., and Hafnia, a world leading product tanker company, have come together to pursue the development of a world-scale clean hydrogen-ammonia production and export project, Ascension Clean Energy (ACE). With a projected $7.5 billion investment, this transformational project would provide a cost-effective and scalable pathway to decarbonize the world’s use of energy.

Technip Energies selected as FEED contractor for Uniper’s H2Maasvlakte 100 MW green hydrogen project

Following the announcement by the European Commission that Uniper's H2Maasvlakte project has been selected as an Important Project of Common European Interest (IPCEI), Uniper took another important step towards the realization of their 100 MW electrolyzer project for green hydrogen at the Maasvlakte power plant site in the port of Rotterdam.