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Calcasieu Pass LNG Ahead of Schedule in Louisiana

Venture Global LNG CEO Michael Sabel stated in early March that the 7th and 8th of a planned 18 liquefaction trains for its upcoming Calcasieu Pass LNG export terminal in Louisiana are to be installed during the next few weeks. The 5th and 6th trains were installed just recently at the $4.5 billion site.

What technology is shaping the solar markets?

The Global Energy Infrastructure solar database is dominated by two types of technology: Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) and Photovoltaic (PV).

Pakistan Poised for Progress with Saudi Aramco’s $10 billion “Oil City” in Gwadar

It was recently reported that Pakistan will indeed begin plans for a significant refinery complex to be built in Balochistan’s Gwadar district.

Is Sweden's enthusiasm for onshore wind running out of puff?

Sweden is facing up to the prospect of a looming green-electricity shortage, but its plan to build its way out of the problem has been dealt a blow.

Solar Philippines Biga Corporation two gigawatts solar plant

Solar Philippines Biga Corporation is planning to build a large 2 gigawatts solar plant in Nasugbu, Batangas, 115 kilometres south west of Metro Manila, Philippines. It is planning to combine the solar plant with a 6 gigawatts battery energy storage system and 600 megawatts diesel backup

350 MW PV Plant with Sungrow Inverter Solution Comes Online in Vietnam

Sungrow, the global leading inverter solution supplier for renewables, announced the commercial operation of a 350 MW solar farm - the largest solar plant in Southeast Asia, with the Company’s 1500V 6.25 MW turnkey inverter solution in Vietnam’s Loc Ninh County, Binh Phuoc Province, boosting the national development towards sustainable and decarbonized economic growth

Shell's outlook on LNG's future

Global LNG trade increased to 360 million tonnes in 2020, according to Shell’s latest annual LNG Outlook, despite the unprecedented volatility caused by the Covid-19 pandemic.

Integrated Complex for Indonesia Picks Up New Contract with Shell

Pertamina and Rosneft joint venture, PT Pertamina Rosneft Pengolahan dan Petrokimia (PT PRPP), has reportedly let a contract to Royal Dutch Shell’s Shell Catalysts & Technologies to cover technology licensing and basic engineering services in late February. This work is intended for PT PRPP’s upcoming integrated refinery and petrochemical complex to be placed in Tuban, Indonesia.

Longroad Energy acquires Arizona solar and storage portfolio

Longroad Energy Holdings (Longroad), a US-based renewable energy developer, owner, and operator, announced today the signing of the acquisition of Sun Streams 2, 4, and 5, which total approximately 900 MWdc in total solar capacity plus the potential for 1-2 GWh of battery storage. Longroad also closed the acquisition of Sun Streams 2. The closing of Sun Streams 4 and 5 is subject to regulatory approvals and customary closing conditions. The projects were purchased from First Solar, Inc. (Nasdaq: FSLR). Longroad will also power its Sun Streams portfolio with First Solar’s responsibly-produced solar technology and has exe-cuted purchase agreements for 900 MWdc of Series 6 modules, of which 700 MWdc represent new bookings for First Solar.

Northland Power investing heavily

Northland Power could invest C$20 billion in offshore wind in the next five years. As part of this it also aims to increase its position and footprint in Asia. Current development activities are focused on the giant Hai Long project in the Taiwan Strait, 50-70km off Changhua county. Construction is..

Texas Freeze Could Bolster a Growing Recovery with New Demand

A historic arctic freeze that quickly spread over the state of Texas has caused short-term ceases in production for several refineries.

New Zealand Could Lose its Final Refinery

Refining NZ of New Zealand was recently reported in saying that its Marsden Point Refinery in Northland is under consideration for conversion into an import terminal by 2022. This would leave the country with no known refining capacity.

Mozambique LNG Project Stays on Track for 2024

Total’s Mozambique LNG project is now expected to progress and be on schedule after the French company has found new security in place from the local government. This 12.88 MMtpy project is back on schedule for a startup in 2024.

Are all oil and gas majors onboard with the energy transition?

In recent months we have seen an interesting trend, it has become clear that the oil and gas majors have started to present themselves as Integrated Energy Company’s (IECs) rather than International Oil Company’s (IOCs).

Agreement Between Maire Tecnimont Group and Essential Energy USA Corp for a new renewable diesel biorefinery in South America

Maire Tecnimont S.p.A., through its subsidiary NextChem and Essential Energy USA Corp. today have executed a Front-End Engineering Design contract as well as a Memorandum of Understanding for the construction of a new biorefinery in South America for the production of Renewable Diesel. Essential Energy USA Corp is one of the leading biofuels producers in South America.

ExxonMobil Plans to Complete its Gulf Coast Growth Ventures Project by Year’s End

ExxonMobil recently reduced its capex figures for this year, but despite an expected reduction down to $16 billion to $19 billion it is pushing some projects forward. The company’s venture with SABIC for a large ethane cracker and its derivate units are now anticipated for a 2021 startup, rather than the previous expectations for 2022.

Two Total and Borealis led Petrochemical Ventures in Texas Expected for Startup in 2021 and 2022

Two planned petrochemical units led by a Total and OMV-owned Borealis joint venture have updated their expected start times in Texas.

Exxon Expected to Close its Altona Refinery in Australia

Exxon Mobil announced on February 9th that it plans to shut in production at its long-running Altona refinery in Victoria. This decision comes as the country’s refiners continue to deal with low demand.

Qatar Petroleum Moves Forward with North Field East LNG Project

State owned Qatar Petroleum (QP) recently announced that it will indeed proceed with the nearly $30 billion-dollar North Field East (NFE) LNG export project in the country. The company added that it is believed to be the world’s largest of its kind.

Big Oil transitions to Big Wind

The Crown Estate announced the results of its Round 4 seabed leasing for offshore wind in the UK.

Qatar expansion gets the go ahead

Qatar Petroleum has taken FID on four more trains at Ras Laffan, the most competitive LNG project in the world.

Alaska Seeks to Build Natgas Pipeline from North Slope to Fairbanks

(Reuters) — Alaska wants to start on the first phase of the state's liquefied natural gas (LNG) export plant and pipeline project by working with a private firm seeking to build a natural gas pipeline from the North Slope to Fairbanks.

India's giant offshore addition

Hoegh LNG has completed and signed all documentation for its 10-year charter with H-Energy. Following a binding commitment signed in November 2020, Hoegh LNG has selected the 170,000cm Hoegh Giant to serve as the FSRU at the Jaigarh port in Maharashtra, on India’s west coast. The 4.0m t/y Jaigarh [..

Canada’s Come-by-Chance Refinery Seeing New Bids to Return as a Renewable Facility

According to recent reports, private firm Cresta Fund Management has placed an offer to purchase a majority stake in North Atlantic Refining LTD, who owns the presently idle 135,000 barrel per day Come-by-Chance refinery in Newfoundland. This refinery was one of the first sites in North America to shut in after the COVID-19 pandemic began to weaken demand.

Maire Tecnimont SpA Signs on for Two New EPC Contracts at the Heydar Aliyev Baku Refinery

Maire Tecnimont SpA of Italy announced on February 3, 2021 that two of its subsidiaries will provide engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) services as part of the modernization program underway at the Heydar Aliyev Oil refinery in Baku, Azerbaijan.

U.S. Refiners Look Towards Renewable New Hopes

After seeing demand devastation in 2020 refiners in the United States are starting this year with new talk around the growth of renewable fuels to bolster their future in this ever-changing fuel scenario.

Chevron Lummus Global Awarded Contract for NRL Expansion Project

Scope includes technology license, basic engineering services, proprietary equipment and catalyst supply, training and technical services Award highlights the third licensed unit in India employing CLG's LC-FINING platform Plant to upgrade vacuum residue and clarified oil from existing and new units

Australia – Time to think big

The thought of powering large cities using renewable energy is not new.

Limetree Bay Ventures Commences Refinery Startup Operations

Limetree Bay Ventures, LLC, a world-class refinery, terminal and logistics hub controlled by EIG Global Energy Partners (“EIG”), today announced that Limetree Bay Refining (“the Refinery”) has successfully resumed operations and begun production and commercial sales of refined products.

NextDecade Completes Evaluation of Galveston Bay LNG Site

NextDecade Corporation (NextDecade or the Company) (NASDAQ: NEXT) today announced that the Company has completed an evaluation of the Galveston Bay LNG site and determined that the site in Texas City is not suitable for development of an LNG facility and related infrastructure and utilities.