Americas

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.

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.

Ørsted and Williams join forces to explore clean energy opportunities in the US

Ørsted and Williams have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to explore potential jointly developed Power-to-X projects in the US. Through the MOU, the two companies are identifying ways to leverage Ørsted’s renewables and hydrogen expertise with Williams’ natural gas infrastructure and processing experience to co-develop hydrogen or synthetic natural gas facilities powered by renewable energy.

Modular Construction Pays Off for SABIC and ExxonMobil

Saudi Basic Industries Corporation (SABIC) recently announced that its joint venture project with Exxon Mobil known as the Gulf Coast Growth Ventures (GCGV) project near Corpus Christi, Texas has indeed begun its commissioning procedures ahead of an expected startup by the end of the year. The GCGV complex is a significant petrochemical project for the partners with a cost figure of $7.3 billion USD that includes a 1.8 MMtpy ethane cracker, a 1.1 MMtpy mono-ethylene glycol unit, and twin polyethylene units with a combined capacity of 1.3 MMtpy, and its success thus far is partially due to how its construction has been approached.

Commissioning Underway for SABIC/ExxonMobil Project in Texas

Saudi Basic Industries Corporation (SABIC) recently announced that the Gulf Coast Growth Ventures project in Texas has indeed begun its commissioning procedures ahead of its expected startup by the end of 2021. SABIC is in a joint venture with ExxonMobil on this project.

Vineyard Wind 1 Becomes the First Commercial Scale Offshore Wind Farm in the US to Achieve Financial Close

Vineyard Wind, a joint venture between Avangrid Renewables, a subsidiary of AVANGRID, Inc., and Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners (CIP), today announced that the company’s first project has achieved financial close.

Chile green hydrogen tender

Bidders table projects averaging 20MW for commissioning by end-2025 Ten companies have submitted proposals to the Chilean government to build green hydrogen projects to start operations by December 2025 at the latest.

Calumet Awards EPC Contract to Burns & McDonnell for Renewable Diesel Project

Calumet Specialty Products Partners of Indiana has brought on Burns & McDonnell to serve as the Engineering, Procurement, and Construction (EPC) contractor for an upcoming renewable diesel reconfiguration project at the Great Falls facility in Montana. This project is being fast tracked with the intention of starting up new production in the first half of 2022.

GEI Hydrogen Project Playbook – Issue 1

The GEI Data Research Team looks at the new hydrogen projects added to our database. Forty-one new projects were added to our database in the last four weeks across green, turquoise, blue and transportation hydrogen all are currently planned or proposed.

U.S. Offshore Enjoys Growth Spurt

According to the Department of Energy (DoE), the orderbook for US offshore wind capacity has increased 24% in the last 12 months to a potential generating capacity of 35GW.

LNG Projects Aim to Shrug Off Challenging Year

Progress has been slow on both the liquefaction and regasification sides over the past 12 months, but numerous new developments are planned.

ExxonMobil and SABIC’s GCGV Complex Due to Start by the end of 2021

ExxonMobil and SABIC’s joint venture project named the Gulf Coast Growth Ventures complex is currently going through its commissioning phase for a planned startup in the final quarter of 2021, according to the plant’s manager, Paul Fritsch. The $7.3 billion dollar project has been working to reach this updated pace throughout much of the year, after having been previously expected in 2023.

Texas Refinery Turns to Blue Hydrogen

The Javelina Refinery operated by Howard Midstream Energy Partners (HEP) in Corpus Christi is set to become the first carbon-neutral hydrogen production site in south Texas.

Sunshine Petrochemical Project in Louisiana Faces Further Delays

The United States Army has ordered a full environmental review of the already delayed Sunshine Project in St. James Parish, Louisiana. The $9.4 billion-dollar petrochemical facility has designs for multiple phases and has faced environmental group pressures for some time.

Shut in Wyoming Refinery to Return as Renewables Plant

Slate Refining LLC of Wyoming and Starwood Energy of Connecticut have announced their partnership agreement for the purpose of reconfiguring Slate’s dormant refinery in Douglas, Wyoming into a renewable fuel facility.

PBF Energy Progresses Renewable Project in Louisiana

PBF Energy recently announced that it was in preliminary discussions with Honeywell UOP for licensing technology at its proposed renewable diesel project at its Chalmette Refinery in Louisiana. PBF is hoping to make a final investment decision on the potential project over the next few months.

Avangrid Sees Hydrogen Future

Avangrid, Inc. the sustainable energy company that is part of Iberdola, released some details on how it intends to expand into the hydrogen sector.

CVR Energy Delays Renewable Diesel Project Due to Feedstock Price Hike

CVR Energy of Texas recently announced that it was delaying the completion of a renewable diesel unit under construction at the company’s Wynnewood, Oklahoma facility. High feedstock prices were given as the reason for the project pause.

Tellurian and Shell Sign Agreements for 3 mtpa

Tellurian Inc. announced today it has finalized liquefied natural gas (LNG) sale and purchase agreements (SPAs) with Shell NA LNG.

Inter Pipeline and Pembina Terminates Takeover Offer, Heartland Petrochemical Complex Continues Pace

Inter Pipeline of Calgary announced in late July that its board of directors would not be reconfirming an $6.7 billion takeover offer from Pembina Pipeline Corporation. This arrangement agreement has indeed been terminated.

Sempra LNG And PGNiG Sign MOU For LNG Capacity From North American LNG Portfolio

Companies to collaborate to transition prior 2 Mtpa LNG SPA with Port Arthur LNG to Sempra LNG's portfolio of projects Sempra LNG and PGNiG to work toward development of GHG reporting and mitigation agreements for LNG cargoes