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Cheniere and Foran Energy Group Sign Long-Term LNG Sale and Purchase Agreement

Cheniere Energy, Inc. announced today that its subsidiary, Cheniere Marketing International, LLP, has entered into a binding 20-year liquefied natural gas sale and purchase agreement with Foran Energy Group Co., Ltd. The SPA follows a Heads of Agreement signed between subsidiaries of Cheniere and Foran in November of 2020.

Woodfibre LNG awards EPFC contract to McDermott

Woodfibre LNG has signed an Engineering, Procurement, Fabrication, and Construction (EPFC) contract with McDermott International. The EPFC contract is an important step in advancing detailed engineering and construction scheduling work in advance of Woodfibre LNG issuing a notice to proceed.

Global Infrastructure Partners Announces Agreement to Sell Interest in Freeport LNG to JERA Americas for $2.5 billion

Global Infrastructure Partners (“GIP”), a leading independent infrastructure investor, announced today an agreement to sell its 25.7% interest in Freeport LNG Development, L.P. (“Freeport”) to JERA Americas Inc. for US$2.5 billion, subject to customary purchase price adjustments. GIP’s second flagship fund, Global Infrastructure Partners II, acquired the stake in 2015.

Arbor Renewable Gas Picks Beaumont for Renewable Plant Location

Arbor Renewable Gas of Houston, Texas recently announced that it has decided upon a 53-acre site in Beaumont, Texas to be the location of the company’s initial renewable gasoline plant.

Talos Energy and Freeport LNG to develop Carbon Capture and Sequestration project on Texas Gulf Coast

Talos Energy Inc. and Freeport LNG Development, L.P. today announced that the companies have executed a letter of intent to develop a carbon capture and sequestration (CCS) project, the Freeport LNG CCS project (FLNG CCS), immediately adjacent to Freeport LNG's natural gas pretreatment facilities located near Freeport, Texas, on the Gulf Coast, approximately 60 miles southwest of Houston, Texas. The companies anticipate first injection could occur by year-end 2024. Talos will be the project manager and operator and will be joined by its partner, Storegga Geotechnologies Limited, the lead developer of the Acorn CCS project in the United Kingdom.

Alberta’s Northern Petrochemical Corporation Announces $2.5 Billion Petrochemical Project

Northern Petrochemical Corporation (NPC) of Alberta announced on November 10th, 2021, that it plans to build a carbon neutral ammonia and methanol facility in what will be the Greenview Industrial Gateway in northwestern Alberta on 265 acres.

US to spend $8bn on hydrogen hubs

Hydrogen strategy will be drafted following passing of Biden administration’s infrastructure bill The US will develop a national clean hydrogen strategy and roadmap over the next few months following the passing of the administration’s infrastructure bill. The $1.2tn bipartisan bill, soon to be signed into law by President Joe Biden, provides extensive support and funding for hydrogen

Construction Continues for Dos Bocas Refinery in Mexico

Samsung Engineering recently announced that it has begun shipping modules destined for the upcoming Dos Bocas Refinery project under construction in Tabasco, Mexico. This facility will be Mexico’s first refinery built in the last 40 years.

Baker Hughes Invests in Ekona Power to Accelerate the Delivery of a Lower-Carbon Hydrogen Production Solution

Baker Hughes, an energy technology company, has announced an investment in Ekona Power Inc., a growth stage company developing novel turquoise hydrogen production technology. Through its investment, Baker Hughes will enhance its broader hydrogen and natural gas decarbonization solutions portfolio, further contributing to the energy transition.

Cheniere and Sinochem Group Sign Long-Term LNG Sale and Purchase Agreement

Cheniere Energy, Inc. announced today that its subsidiary, Cheniere Marketing, LLC, has entered into a binding liquefied natural gas sale and purchase agreement with Sinochem Group Co., Ltd.

Venture Global and Sinopec Announce Historic LNG Sales and Purchase Agreements

Venture Global LNG and China Petroleum & Chemical Corp. (Sinopec) announced the signing of two 20-year Sales and Purchase Agreements (SPA) for the supply of a total of 4 million tonnes per annum (MTPA) of LNG from Venture Global’s Plaquemines LNG export facility, in Plaquemines Parish Louisiana.

Wood Wins EPC Contract for Renewable Diesel Expansion in Louisiana

Wood PLC announced in early November that it had won an engineering, procurement, and construction management services contract with Renewable Energy Group of Iowa for its upcoming renewable diesel expansion project in Geismar, Louisiana. This expansion project will take the current production capacity from 90 million gallons per year to 340 million gallons per year in 2024.

GEI Hydrogen Project Playbook – Issue 3

The GEI Data Research Team looks at the new hydrogen projects added to our database and the progress made on existing developments. Issue 2 of the Hydrogen Project Playbook looks at October. Fifty-seven new projects were added to our database in the month of October across, green, blue, turquoise and transportation hydrogen. These projects are either under construction, planned or proposed.

Yosemite Clean Energy Has Secured Their First Plant Site Commercial Scale Carbon-Negative Biofuels from Waste Wood, Stewarding California Forests and Farmland

Yosemite Clean Energy (Yosemite), announced today they have secured the site for developing their first carbon-negative green hydrogen and renewable natural gas (RNG) production plant in Oroville, California, with groundbreaking scheduled for Q2 of 2022. Yosemite is a sustainable biofuels company devoted to the stewardship of our planet's natural resources as well as the empowerment of local forest and farm communities to democratize energy production.

Green energy for New York

Siemens Energy will connect state’s first utility-scale offshore wind farm to the grid

Cheniere and Glencore Sign Long-Term LNG Sale and Purchase Agreement

Cheniere Energy, Inc. announced today that its subsidiary, Cheniere Marketing, LLC, has entered into a binding liquefied natural gas sale and purchase agreement with a subsidiary of Glencore plc.

Diamond Green Diesel Expansion project in Louisiana Nears Startup

Valero announced in its third quarter results presentation that its 50/50 joint venture (Valero and Darling Ingredients) renewable diesel project in Norco, Louisiana had completed construction and was in the process of starting up production.

Cerilon Begins Planning $2.8 Billion GTL Plant in North Dakota

The North Dakota Department of Commerce and North Dakota Governor Doug Burgum announced recently that the North Dakota Development Fund has approved its initial support for Cerilon of Calgary to begin development of a significant gas to liquids (GTL) complex to be built in Trenton, North Dakota.

Enapter Claim Earthshot Prize

The Earthshot Prize award ceremony took place on the 17 October 2021 at London’s Alexandra Palace.

Ambitious offshore wind leasing strategy

The US Secretary of the Interior, Deb Haaland has outlined the path forward for future offshore wind leasing to meet the Biden-Harris administration’s goal to deploy 30GW of offshore wind energy by 2030.

Louisiana Governor Edwards and Air Products Announce Landmark U.S. $4.5 Billion Blue Hydrogen Clean Energy Complex in Eastern Louisiana

Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards and Air Products Chairman, President, and Chief Executive Officer Seifi Ghasemi are announcing a $4.5 billion clean energy complex to be built in Louisiana that will make the state a leader in the United States (U.S.) clean energy transition. Air Products is a world-leading industrial gas company that produces and transports hydrogen and other essential industrial gases to many customer facilities in Louisiana, across the U.S. Gulf Coast and around the world.

Lightsource bp launches Bighorn Solar project in Colorado – powering world’s first steel mill to run almost entirely on solar

Global solar leader Lightsource bp, together with Xcel Energy and EVRAZ North America, today celebrated the dedication of its new 300-megawatt Bighorn Solar project. Lightsource bp, a 50:50 joint venture with bp, unveiled the solar project that will help reduce emissions and support more than 1,000 jobs at EVRAZ’s Pueblo steel mill – the world’s first steel mill to be powered largely by solar energy

Monolith enters into agreement to scale clean hydrogen and carbon black technology internationally

The leader in clean hydrogen has signed a memorandum of understanding with SK Inc., the strategic investment arm for South Korea's third-largest conglomerate Monolith, a leader in clean hydrogen and materials production, today announced it has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with SK Inc. to pursue a joint venture for producing clean hydrogen and carbon black products in South Korea. Monolith currently produces clean hydrogen and carbon black in Hallam, Nebraska, with plans for additional U.S.-based growth already underway.

Cheniere and ENN Sign Long-Term LNG Sale and Purchase Agreement

Cheniere Energy, Inc. (“Cheniere” or the “Company”) (NYSE American: LNG) announced today that its subsidiary, Cheniere Marketing, LLC (“Cheniere Marketing”), has entered into a liquefied natural gas (“LNG”) sale and purchase agreement (“SPA”) with ENN LNG (Singapore) Pte Ltd (“ENN LNG”), a wholly-owned subsidiary of ENN Natural Gas Co., Ltd. (“ENN Natural Gas”).

Dow Plans World’s First Net Zero Ethylene and Derivates Complex

Dow recently announced that is has begun planning the first ever net-zero carbon emissions integrated ethylene cracker and derivatives site in regard to scope 1 and 2 carbon dioxide emissions.

GEI Hydrogen Project Playbook – Issue 2

The GEI Data Research Team looks at the new hydrogen projects added to our database and the progress made on existing developments. Issue 2 of the Hydrogen Project Playbook looks at September.

Chile Welcomes Repsol

Repsol has completed the construction of its first joint windfarm in Chile with Ibereolica Renovables.

Covestro Restarts Planning for World Scale MDI Plant

Covestro of Germany announced in a recent conference that it will resume planning for what it considers to be a world-scale methylene diphenyl diisocyanate (MDI) plant. The company had previously been planning a 500,000 tons per year MDI plant in Baytown, Texas, but it was placed on hold in early 2020.

Will Hydrogen Take Off in the Aviation Sector?

As the world recovers from the Covid-19 pandemic, business and leisure air travel will become a viable option again, the need to move people across the globe will return and the aviation industry plays a key role in this.

First of Many?

A Canadian company with a First Nations partner, has started design work on a $10 billion floating LNG proposal on the country’s east coast.