North America

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Global Leader in Decarbonization Announces Order for its System 1000 Syngas Production Package

SunGas Renewables Inc. (“SunGas”), a global provider of gasification systems for low-carbon fuel production, today announced an agreement with Arbor Renewable Gas,™ LLC (“Arbor Gas”) for supply of its SunGas™ System 1000 technology and equipment package to Arbor Gas’ Spindletop Renewable Gasoline Project located in Beaumont, Texas. SunGas is an outgrowth from GTI Energy, an organization advancing decarbonization through the economy-wide transformation of energy systems.

Topsoe Chosen to Support Federated Co-operatives Limited in Establishing Renewable Diesel Production in Saskatchewan, Canada

Topsoe, a global leader in carbon emission reduction technologies, has been selected by Federated Co-operatives Limited (FCL) to officially support the production of renewable diesel in Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada. FCL has chosen Topsoe’s HydroFlexTM process to produce low-carbon renewable diesel.

Thyssenkrupp Uhde Selected for Major Clean Ammonia Plant Project in the USA

Thyssenkrupp Uhde has been selected as technology provider and partner for a new “Clean Ammonia” plant planned by Nutrien, the world's largest provider of crop inputs and services. Subject to Nutrien’s final investment decision, anticipated in 2023, the plant will have a capacity of 3,500 metric tons/day and be built at Nutrien’s Geismar, Louisiana, USA facility. More than 90% of the CO2 emissions will be captured and stored (Carbon Capture and Storage).

Fluor Awarded Contract for Imperial Renewable Diesel Project in Canada

Fluor Corporation (NYSE: FLR) was awarded a reimbursable front-end engineering and detailed design, engineering and procurement services contract for Imperial as the company progresses plans to develop a world-class renewable diesel complex at its Strathcona refinery near Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. The new complex is expected to be the largest renewable diesel production facility in Canada and will produce approximately 20,000 barrels of renewable diesel per day from locally sourced feedstocks.

Air Liquide, Chevron, LyondellBasell, and Uniper to pursue lower carbon hydrogen and ammonia project along the U.S. Gulf Coast

Air Liquide (Paris: Al), Chevron Corporation (NYSE: CVX), LyondellBasell (NYSE: LYB), and Uniper SE (FWB: UN01) have announced their intent to collaborate on a joint study that will evaluate and potentially advance the development of a hydrogen and ammonia production facility along the U.S. Gulf Coast. The facility could support industrial decarbonization and mobility applications in the region and expand clean ammonia exports, helping to increase the supply of lower carbon power internationally.

Exxon Selling Yellowstone Pipeline Rights, Silvertip Crude Oil Pipeline for $310 Million

Reuters) — Exxon Mobil Corp. on Thursday agreed to sell its Billings, Montana, refinery and related pipeline properties to Par Pacific Holdings Inc. for $310 million.

Sempra Infrastructure Announces Final EPC Contract with Bechtel for Port Arthur LNG

Sempra Infrastructure, a subsidiary of Sempra announced that Port Arthur LNG and Bechtel Energy have amended and restated the fixed-price engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract, for the proposed Phase 1 liquefaction project under development in Jefferson County, Texas. The amended contract includes an updated price of approximately $10.5 B.

Woodside Energy awards contract for H2OK

Woodside Energy has awarded Nel Hydrogen Electrolyser AS, a subsidiary of Nel ASA, a contract for the alkaline electrolyser equipment for H2OK, its proposed hydrogen project in Ardmore, Oklahoma.

Freeport LNG Given More Time for 4th Texas Liquefaction Train

U.S. energy regulators extended to August 2028 the time U.S. LNG company Freeport LNG has to complete the fourth liquefaction train at its Texas export plant.

Landmark emissions-reduction project in Louisiana announced; CF Industries, ExxonMobil, EnLink Midstream to collaborate

CF Industries, a leading global manufacturer of hydrogen and nitrogen products, has entered into the largest-of-its-kind commercial agreement with ExxonMobil to capture and permanently store up to 2 million metric tons of CO2 emissions annually from its manufacturing complex in Louisiana. Start-up for the project is scheduled for early 2025 and supports Louisiana’s objective of net zero CO2 emissions by 2050.

Prairie Energy Partners Ponders Texas or Oklahoma for New Refinery Site

Prairie Energy Partners LLC, a subsidiary of Southern Rock Energy Partners LLC of Texas, has begun the process of site selection for its proposed $5.6 billion refinery complex, which is expected to be a next generation complex with a focus on decarbonization technologies. According to the Texas operator, the sites being considered are in Victoria County, Texas and Lincoln County, Oklahoma.

Air Products to Invest About $500 Million to Build Green Hydrogen Production Facility in New York

Air Products, the world leader in hydrogen production and a first mover developing and executing low carbon hydrogen megaprojects driving the energy transition, today announced plans to invest approximately $500 million to build, own and operate a 35 metric ton per day facility to produce green liquid hydrogen at a greenfield site in Massena, New York, as well as liquid hydrogen distribution and dispensing operations. The commercial operation of this facility is targeted to begin in 2026-2027

Louisiana Judge Cancels Air Permits for $9.4 Billion Dollar Plastics Plant

Louisiana District Judge Trudy White canceled state air permits this week belonging to a proposed $9.4 billion dollar plastics complex in St. James Parish, headed by Formosa Plastics. This announcement pushes this project further back from any new progress, as it has faced local and environmental opposition for nearly three years now.

Great Lakes Clean Hydrogen Partnership

Energy Harbor Corp. announced today they are joining forces with the University of Toledo, major industrial companies in the region, several DOE national laboratories and others to form a new industry-led coalition, Great Lakes Clean Hydrogen (GLCH), to transition the Midwest into a leading low-carbon fuel production center, attracting major investment, new businesses and job creation.

Commonwealth LNG Signs Agreements with Woodside

Commonwealth LNG, a subsidiary of Commonwealth Projects, and Woodside Energy Trading Singapore Pte Ltd, a subsidiary of Woodside Energy Group Ltd, are pleased to announce the conversion of their non-binding heads of agreement into two binding LNG Sale and Purchase Agreements (SPAs), signed 2 September 2022.

Delfin Midstream and Devon Energy Enter into LNG Export Partnership

Delfin Midstream Inc and Devon Energy Corporation today announced that they have entered into a liquefied natural gas (LNG) export partnership that includes an executed Heads of Agreement for long-term liquefaction capacity and a pre-Financial Investment Decision (FID) strategic investment by Devon in Delfin.

Energy Transfer to Supply Shell 2.1 Million Tonnes of LNG per Annum from its Lake Charles LNG Export Facility Under 20-Year Agreement

Energy Transfer LP today announced its subsidiary, Energy Transfer LNG Export, LLC, has entered into a 20-year LNG Sale and Purchase Agreement (SPA) with Shell NA LNG LLC related to its Lake Charles LNG project. Under the SPA, Energy Transfer LNG will supply Shell 2.1 million tonnes of LNG per annum (mtpa). The LNG will be supplied on a free-on-board (FOB) basis and the purchase price will be indexed to the Henry Hub benchmark, plus a fixed liquefaction charge. The first deliveries are expected to commence as early as 2026. The SPA will become fully effective upon the satisfaction of the conditions precedent, including Energy Transfer LNG taking a final investment decision (FID).

NFE enters agreement with Plug Power for 120 MW green hydrogen plant on Gulf Coast

New Fortress Energy Inc. announced today that it has entered an agreement with Plug Power Inc., a leading provider of turnkey hydrogen solutions for the global green hydrogen economy, for a 120 megawatt industrial-scale green hydrogen plant near Beaumont, Texas.

Southern Rock Energy Partners Proposes $5.6 Billion Dollar Refinery in Texas

Prairie Energy Partners, a subsidiary of Southern Rock Energy Partners LLC of Texas, has proposed a $5.6 billion-dollar new build refinery to be placed near Victoria, Texas. This site would have an eventual capacity of 250,000 barrels per day.

Centrica Signs LNG Heads of Agreement with Delfin

Centrica plc and Delfin Midstream Inc. today announced the signing of a Heads of Agreement to purchase 1.0 million tonnes per annum (MTPA) of Liquefied Natural Gas for 15-years on a Free on Board (“FOB”) basis at the Delfin Deepwater Port, located 40 nautical miles off the coast of Louisiana.

BP to Sell Interest in BP-Husky Toledo Refinery to Cenovus

BP has reached an agreement to sell its 50% interest in the bp-Husky Toledo Refinery in Ohio to Calgary-based Cenovus, its joint venture partner in the facility.

Heliogen And Dimensional Energy Announce First-Of-Its-Kind Collaboration To Produce Carbon-Free Sustainable Aviation Fuel From Concentrated Sunlight And Green Hydrogen

Heliogen, Inc., a leading provider of AI-enabled concentrated solar energy technology, today announced it has entered into a letter of intent (LOI) with Dimensional Energy, a sustainable fuels company, to jointly produce sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) at Heliogen’s concentrated solar thermal demonstration facility in Lancaster, Calif. This first-of-its-kind collaboration aims to create a reserve of jet fuel created from sunlight and air to enable the rapid decarbonization of the aviation industry.