North America

Nel plans gigafactory in Michigan

Nel announced its plans to build a new automated gigawatt electrolyser manufacturing facility in Michigan. When fully developed, the facility will employ more than 500 people and be among the largest electrolyser manufacturing plants in the world.

Par Pacific Announces Significant Investment in Hawaii Renewable Fuels Production

Par Pacific Holdings today announced it plans to invest approximately $90 million to develop the state’s largest liquid renewable fuels manufacturing facility at its Kapolei refinery. The project relies on the Kapolei refinery’s highly experienced operating team, existing tank storage and related logistics, as well as available hydrogen from current refining operations, a key requirement for low-carbon renewable fuels production. As a result, this project is expected to be completed for less than $1.50 per gallon of annual operating capacity and is expected to be commissioned in 2025. The unit can produce up to 60% sustainable aviation fuel in a first step toward decarbonizing Hawaii’s significant air travel market.

Chemours and TC Energy Collaborate on the Development of Two Clean Hydrogen Production Facilities in West Virginia

The Chemours Company, a global chemistry company, and TC Energy, a leader in the responsible development and reliable operation of North American energy infrastructure, have executed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) for the potential development of two electrolysis-based hydrogen production facilities at or near Chemours’ Washington Works and Belle manufacturing sites in West Virginia. The MOU supports the companies’ participation in and goals of the Appalachian Regional Clean Hydrogen Hub (ARCH2) in West Virginia.

Aether Fuels Options 200-Acre Site in Mississippi for Advancing Future Sustainable Fuels

Aether Fuels (Aether), an advanced climate technology company focused on developing sustainable fuels for the aviation and shipping industries, today announced a real-estate agreement with the Smith County Economic Development District in Mississippi. The transaction gives Aether the option to purchase a 200-acre (+/-) site near Taylorsville, Mississippi as a potential location for a liquid fuel production facility.

O’Leary Ventures Chairman Wants to Build a $14 Billion Dollar Refinery in the United States

Kevin O’Leary, a Canadian businessman and also a judge on the “Shark Tank” television series, recently stated his intentions to build a $14 billion dollar refinery in the United States. There has not been a significantly sized greenfield refinery built in the United States for over 40 years.

Yara and Enbridge to develop and construct a low-carbon blue ammonia project at Enbridge Ingleside Energy Center

Yara Clean Ammonia (Yara), a Yara International ASA company, and Enbridge Inc. (Enbridge), are pleased to announce the signing of a letter of intent to jointly develop and construct a world scale low-carbon blue ammonia production facility as equal partners. The proposed facility, which includes autothermal reforming with carbon capture, will be located at the Enbridge Ingleside Energy Center (EIEC) near Corpus Christi, Texas.

Minnova Renewable Energy Enters into MOU with the City of Flin Flon to Develop Large Scale Green Hydrogen Production

Minnova Corp. announced that their wholly owned subsidiary Minnova Renewable Energy and the City of Flin Flon have entered into a non-binding memorandum of understanding  dated March 20, 2023 pursuant to which MRE and the City of Flin Flon aim to promote the valuation and possible future development of large-scale green hydrogen production based on renewable hydroelectric power. MRE and the City of Flin Flon will work cooperatively to evaluate potential for the City of Flin Flon and surrounding communities to become a northern trading hub for green hydrogen and hydrogen-based energy carriers.

Energy Transfer to acquire Lotus Midstream in a $1.45 billion transaction

Energy Transfer LP (NYSE: ET) and Lotus Midstream LLC announced today that the parties have entered into a definitive agreement pursuant to which Energy Transfer will acquire Lotus Midstream Operations, LLC (Lotus Midstream) in a transaction valued at approximately $1.45 billion from an affiliate of EnCap Flatrock Midstream (EFM). Consideration for the transaction will be comprised of $900 million in cash and approximately 44.5 million newly issued Energy Transfer common units. Lotus Midstream owns and operates Centurion Pipeline Company LLC, an integrated, crude midstream platform located in the Permian Basin. The transaction is expected to close in the second quarter of 2023, subject to regulatory approval and customary closing conditions.

Baker Hughes to Supply Liquefaction Trains for Sempra Infrastructure’s Port Arthur LNG Phase 1 Project

HOUSTON and LONDON, March 27, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Baker Hughes (NASDAQ: BKR), an energy technology company, announced Monday it has been awarded an order by Bechtel to supply two Main Refrigerant Compressors (MRCs) for Sempra Infrastructure’s Port Arthur LNG Phase 1 project in Jefferson County, Texas, following the positive Final Investment Decision (FID) announced March 20.

Hydra Energy Signs 8 New Heavy-Duty Truck Fleet Offtakers for World’s Largest Hydrogen Refuelling Station

Surpasses initial sign-up goal with over 80 vehicles now under detailed Hydrogen-as-a-Service customer MOUs to be converted using Hydra’s hydrogen-diesel, retrofit technology

Commercially operated Wärtsilä engine runs on 25 vol% hydrogen blend, a world first

The technology group Wärtsilä and WEC Energy Group have successfully tested the capabilities of a Wärtsilä engine running on 25 vol% hydrogen-blended fuel. The tests, which were completed in October 2022, were conducted at WEC Energy Group’s 55 MW A.J. Mihm power plant in Michigan, USA using an unmodified Wärtsilä 50SG engine. Throughout the testing period, the Wärtsilä engine continued to supply power to the grid. This is the largest commercially operated flexible balancing engine ever to run on a hydrogen fuel blend, representing therefore a world-first achievement.

Greenergy and Hydrogenious LOHC Technologies agree joint study to develop green hydrogen supply chain

Greenergy and Hydrogenious LOHC Technologies have agreed terms for a joint pre-feasibility study on the development of a commercial scale hydrogen supply chain with the aim of shipping low-cost green hydrogen from Canada to the UK.

Sempra launches Port Arthur LNG project

SAN DIEGO, March 20, 2023 /PRNewswire/ -- Sempra (NYSE: SRE) (BMV: SRE) today announced that its 70%-owned subsidiary, Sempra Infrastructure Partners, LP (Sempra Infrastructure), reached a positive final investment decision (FID) for the development, construction and operation of the Port Arthur LNG Phase 1 project in Jefferson County, Texas.

Technip Energies Commences Study for Texas Green Fuels Export Complex

Technip Energies has been selected by Texas Green Fuels (TGF) to commence pre-FEED (Front-End Engineering and Design) for the TGF Galveston Bay clean fuels export project. TGF's export complex will produce industrial-scale, cost-effective, and sustainable fuels such as clean ammonia, hydrogen, and methanol.

US plant will more than double the manufacturing capacity

HydrogenPro will expand in the US with a new plant in Texas with a manufacturing capacity of 500 MW. With this, HydrogenPro will take a market-leading position and become the only viable large-scale player providing high-pressure alkaline electrolyser technology and systems.

ExxonMobil Boosts Fuel Supply with $2 Billion Beaumont Refinery Expansion

ExxonMobil today announced the successful startup of its Beaumont refinery expansion project, which adds 250,000 barrels per day of capacity to one of the largest refining and petrochemical complexes along the U.S. Gulf Coast. Supported by the company’s growing crude production in the Permian Basin, the largest refinery expansion in more than a decade will help meet growing demand for affordable, reliable energy.

Cedar LNG Receives B.C. Environmental Approval and Signs Memorandum of Understanding with ARC Resources Ltd.

KITIMAT, BRITISH COLUMBIA, March 14, 2023 – The Haisla Nation and Pembina Pipeline Corporation (“Pembina”) (TSX: PPL; NYSE: PBA), partners in the development of the proposed Cedar LNG Project (“Cedar LNG” or the “Project”), are pleased to announce that Cedar LNG today has received its Environmental Assessment Certificate (“EAC”) from the B.C. Environmental Assessment Office, and has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (“MOU”) with ARC Resources Ltd. (“ARC”) for a long-term liquefaction services agreement.

Venture Global announces final investment decision and financial close for Plaquemines LNG

Arlington, Virginia– Today Venture Global LNG is announcing a final investment decision (FID) and successful closing of the $13.2 billion project financing for the initial phase (an upsized 13.33 MTPA) of the Plaquemines LNG facility and the associated Gator Express pipeline. This transaction represents the largest project financing in the world closed to date in 2022. The proceeds of the debt and equity financing fully fund the balance of construction and commissioning of the initial phase. This is the first LNG project located in the United States to reach financial close since Venture Global’s Calcasieu Pass facility in August 2019.

Emerson Selected to Automate Golden Triangle Polymers Facility

Global technology and software leader Emerson (NYSE: EMR) will provide automation technologies, software and analytics from its Plantweb™ digital ecosystem for the Golden Triangle Polymers Project, a world-scale integrated polymers facility on the Texas Gulf Coast. The total installed cost of the project is expected to be $8.5 billion and is a joint venture between Chevron Phillips Chemical Company LP and an indirect subsidiary of QatarEnergy. Operations are expected to begin in 2026.

Constellation Starts Production at Nation’s First One Megawatt Demonstration Scale Nuclear-Powered Clean Hydrogen Facility

State-of-the-art facility will demonstrate the value of producing hydrogen with carbon-free nuclear energy to help address the climate crisis

QatarEnergy and CP Chem Begin Construction of their $8.5 Billion Petrochemical Facility in Texas

In March 2023, QatarEnergy and Chevron Phillips Chemical Company (CP Chem) held the official groundbreaking ceremony of the upcoming Golden Triangle Polymers Plant in Orange County, Texas. This significant project has a cost figure of $8.5 billion dollars and is expected onstream in 2026.

Nel ASA: Expanding production capacity in Wallingford

Nel ASA has taken the final investment decision to expand the production capacity at its PEM electrolyser manufacturing facility in Wallingford, Connecticut. The expansion will bring annual production capacity towards 500 MW in 2025.

Tellurian faces setback in $12.5-B Driftwood LNG project

Tellurian is facing a new setback in a long-running effort to advance a $12.5-B U.S. LNG export project. Commodities trader Gunvor Ltd can walk away from a 10-year, $12 B commitment to buy LNG if Tellurian's Driftwood LNG project lacks a financial go-ahead, project financing and a full construction authorization by Feb. 28.

Venture Global Announces Successful Roof Raising for First LNG Storage Tank at Plaquemines LNG

Today, Venture Global LNG announced the successful raising of the roof of the first LNG storage tank at the Plaquemines LNG export facility in Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana. This major project milestone was completed ahead of schedule and comes nine months after the project’s final investment decision (FID).

GEVO FINALIZES RENEWABLE HYDROGEN DEVELOPMENT SERVICES AGREEMENT WITH ZERO6 ENERGY, SELECTS CUMMINS AS TECHNOLOGY PARTNER

Gevo, Inc. announced today that they have finalized a Hydrogen Development Services Agreement with Zero6 Energy (formerly Juhl Energy) for the development of a 20-megawatt hydrogen production facility in Lake Preston, South Dakota, using Cummins Inc. electrolyzer technology.

Koil Energy Solutions to Provide LNG Energy Services in Gulf of Mexico

Koil Energy Solutions, Inc. (OTCQB: KLNG), an international specialist in subsea energy equipment and services, announced the receipt of an order to provide services for an LNG project in the Gulf of Mexico.

Venture Global and China Gas Sign Two 20-year Long-Term LNG Agreements

Today, Venture Global LNG and China Gas Holdings Limited (“China Gas” or the “Group”; stock code: 384), a leading natural gas operator in China, announced that the wholly-owned subsidiary China Gas Hongda Energy Trading Co., LTD (“China Gas Hongda”) and Venture Global LNG (“Venture Global”), have signed two 20-year LNG Sales and Purchase Agreements (SPA).

Gulfstream LNG Begins Permitting Process and Advances Project Development for Liquefaction Plant in Louisiana

Gulfstream LNG Submits DOE Application to Export LNG and Executes Lease Agreement for a Prime 500-acre Site in Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana, USA

COPENHAGEN INFRASTRUCTURE PARTNERS AND SUSTAINABLE FUELS GROUP CHOOSE TOPSOE TECHNOLOGY FOR BLUE AMMONIA PROJECT

Topsoe’s ammonia technology will enable Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners (CIP) – through its CI Energy Transition Fund - and Sustainable Fuels Group (SFG) to produce blue ammonia from a planned facility on the U.S. Gulf Coast, expected to be operational in 2027

Cheniere Files for Authorisation to Significantly Expand Sabine Pass LNG Facility

SPL Expansion Project is being designed for approximately 20 million tonnes per annum and is expected to leverage existing infrastructure at Sabine Pass