North America

West Virginia hydrogen hub coalition takes next step to secure hub in the state

U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV), Chairman of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), Representative David McKinley (R-WV) and Governor Jim Justice (R-WV) submitted the West Virginia Hydrogen Hub Coalition’s official response to the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) first step in the process to select winning hydrogen hubs funded by the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act.

Delta Airlines and Airbus collaborate to pull forward the future of hydrogen fuel

Delta and Airbus will collaborate on industry-leading research to accelerate the development of a hydrogen-powered aircraft and the ecosystem it requires.

Venture Global Announces New Sales Agreements for Plaquemines and CP2 LNG, Releases Update on Pre-FID Milestones

Today, Venture Global LNG announced that it has executed two new long-term 20-year Sales and Purchase Agreements (SPAs) with New Fortress Energy Inc., including 1 million tonnes per annum (MTPA) from Plaquemines LNG and 1 MTPA from CP2 LNG. This is the first SPA for the CP2 LNG facility, which the company expects to commence construction on in 2023. With these agreements, Venture Global has now executed over 80% of long-term 20-year contracts signed by US LNG companies since 2017.

Bruce Power Net Zero Inc. exploring nuclear’s role in hydrogen production to help Ontario meet emissions targets

Bruce Power Net Zero Inc. (BPNZ) is exploring the potential for carbon-free nuclear technology to advance opportunities to market and mass-produce hydrogen to help Ontario and Canada meet climate change targets.

Online Exclusive (Opinion): Security for U.S. and Europe begins with new energy policy

It is high time that the U.S. forges a new energy policy based on facts and common sense. Before Tuesday’s decision to halt the import of Russian oil and gas, the Biden Administration had put more sanctions on U.S. oil and gas than on Russian oil and gas. Public lands have been made off-limits for drilling. The cancellation of the Keystone XL pipeline, and restrictions on other pipelines, have blocked the efficient U.S. distribution and export of energy. FERC approvals and EPA requirements have hampered the development of several gas export projects. Only the Russian assault on Ukraine has stopped Nord Stream 2, and that from Germany—not the U.S.

Online Exclusive (Opinion): Security for U.S. and Europe begins with new energy policy

It is high time that the U.S. forges a new energy policy based on facts and common sense. Before Tuesday’s decision to halt the import of Russian oil and gas, the Biden Administration had put more sanctions on U.S. oil and gas than on Russian oil and gas. Public lands have been made off-limits for drilling. The cancellation of the Keystone XL pipeline, and restrictions on other pipelines, have blocked the efficient U.S. distribution and export of energy. FERC approvals and EPA requirements have hampered the development of several gas export projects. Only the Russian assault on Ukraine has stopped Nord Stream 2, and that from Germany—not the U.S.

Cheniere and Engie Increase Volume and Extend Term of LNG Sale and Purchase Agreement

Cheniere Energy, Inc. announced today that its subsidiary, Corpus Christi Liquefaction, LLC, has agreed with Engie SA to amend the liquefied natural gas (“LNG”) sale and purchase agreement (as amended, the “SPA”) the parties previously entered into in June 2021.

Keyera and Shell sign agreement to advance clean energy

Building on Keyera's efforts to advance sustainable energy solutions for its own business and that of customers, Keyera Corp. and Shell Canada Limited have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to collaborate on potential low-carbon projects in Alberta's Industrial Heartland. This collaboration would leverage existing assets, adjacent lands, and strong leadership to support industry's journey to a lower-carbon future and attract new investment opportunities to the region.

Venture Global LNG Expands LNG Partnership With Shell

Today, Venture Global LNG announced the execution of a new long-term 20-year Sales and Purchase Agreement (SPA) with Shell NA LNG LLC (Shell) for the supply of 2 million tonnes per annum (MTPA) of LNG from Venture Global’s Plaquemines LNG export facility. This new deal builds on Shell’s existing contract for 2 MTPA from the Calcasieu Pass LNG export terminal, bringing Shell’s total long-term offtake from Venture Global’s facilities to 4 MTPA.

Cheniere Signs EPC Contract with Bechtel for the Corpus Christi Stage III Project and Issues Limited Notice to Proceed to Commence Construction

Cheniere Energy, Inc. announced today that its subsidiary, Cheniere Corpus Christi Liquefaction Stage III, LLC, has entered into a lump sum, turnkey, engineering, procurement and construction (“EPC”) contract with Bechtel for the Corpus Christi Stage III Project. In addition, CCL Stage III has released Bechtel to commence early engineering, procurement and other site work at the Corpus Christi Stage III Project under a limited notice to proceed (“LNTP”).

Venture Global LNG and JERA Announce Departure of Inaugural Commissioning Cargo From Calcasieu Pass

Today, Venture Global LNG and JERA Global Markets Pte. Ltd., a trading subsidiary of JERA Co., Inc., announced the successful loading and departure of the first cargo of liquefied natural gas (LNG) produced at the Calcasieu Pass LNG export facility in Cameron, LA. The LNG was loaded on the Yiannis, chartered by JERA Global Markets. Calcasieu Pass now holds the global record for the fastest large-scale greenfield LNG facility to ever be built, moving from FID to LNG production in just 29 months. It is also one of the first greenfield LNG export projects to ever be constructed in the United States.

ExxonMobil planning hydrogen production, carbon capture and storage at Baytown complex

ExxonMobil said today it is planning a hydrogen production plant and one of the world’s largest carbon capture and storage projects at its integrated refining and petrochemical site at Baytown, Texas, supporting efforts to reduce emissions from company operations and local industry.

Chevron Announces Agreement to Acquire Renewable Energy Group

Chevron Corporation (NYSE: CVX) and Renewable Energy Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: REGI) (“REG”) announced today a definitive agreement under which Chevron will acquire the outstanding shares of REG in an all-cash transaction valued at $3.15 billion, or $61.50 per share.

Chevron, Iwatani Announce Agreement to Build 30 Hydrogen Fueling Stations in California

Chevron U.S.A. Inc. (Chevron), a subsidiary of Chevron Corporation, and Iwatani Corporation of America (ICA), a wholly owned subsidiary company of Iwatani Corporation, today announced an agreement to co-develop and construct 30 hydrogen fueling sites in California by 2026.

SoCalGas Proposes to Develop United States’ Largest Green Hydrogen Energy Infrastructure System to Help Decarbonize LA Basin and Accelerate California’s Climate Goals

Southern California Gas Co. (SoCalGas) today announced its proposal to develop what would be the nation’s largest green hydrogen energy infrastructure system (the Angeles Link) to deliver clean, reliable renewable energy to the Los Angeles region. As proposed, the Angeles Link would support the integration of more renewable electricity resources like solar and wind and would significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions from electric generation, industrial processes, heavy-duty trucks, and other hard-to-electrify sectors of the Southern California economy. The proposed Angeles Link would also significantly decrease demand for natural gas, diesel, and other fossil fuels in the LA Basin, helping accelerate California’s and the region’s climate and clean air goals

USA BioEnergy to Construct Biorefinery in Texas

USA BioEnergy of Arizona recently announced that its subsidiary, Texas Renewable Fuels, is indeed developing a new biorefinery to located in the unincorporated area of Bon Weir, Texas. This announcement was made with Texas Governor Greg Abbott for this project.

DOE Establishes Bipartisan Infrastructure Law's $9.5 Billion Clean Hydrogen Initiatives

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced two Requests for Information (RFI) to collect feedback from stakeholders to inform the implementation and design of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law’s Regional Hydrogen Hub and the Electrolysis and Clean Hydrogen Manufacturing and Recycling Programs. This request will help accelerate progress, reduce technology cost, and ramp up the use of hydrogen as a clean energy carrier. Clean hydrogen is crucial to DOE’s strategy for achieving President Biden’s goal of a 100% clean electrical grid by 2035 and net-zero carbon emissions by 2050.

AmmPower Corp. announces letter of intent to develop ammonia production facility at the port of South Louisiana

AmmPower to work with Port of South Louisiana to develop a green hydrogen/ammonia production facility for shipping fuel & energy transfer. Port of South Louisiana is one of the largest Energy Transfer Ports in the United States

McDermott's CB&I Named Tank Contractor for Venture Global's Plaquemines LNG Phase One Project

McDermott's storage business, CB&I, has been awarded a contract by Venture Global Plaquemines LNG for two 200,000 cubic-meter liquefied natural gas (LNG) storage tanks as part of the first phase of the Plaquemines LNG export project.

Gulf Coast Growth Ventures Petrochemical Project in Texas Starts Up

ExxonMobil and SABIC have jointly announced that their Gulf Coast Growth Ventures (GCGV) project in San Patricio County, Texas has begun its operations. The ownership interests in this petrochemical complex are evenly divided between the two companies, with ExxonMobil serving as site operator.

Woodside and Commonwealth LNG Sign HOA for LNG Supply

Woodside Energy Trading Singapore Pte Ltd has signed a heads of agreement (HOA) with Commonwealth LNG to negotiate a sale and purchase agreement for the supply of LNG from the proposed Commonwealth LNG development in Cameron, Louisiana.

Woodside commences Front-End Engineering Design activities for H2OK Project

Leading Australian energy producer Woodside has entered front-end engineering design (FEED) on a hydrogen project for the first time, awarding a contract in late December for FEED engineering services to Kellogg, Brown & Root LLC (KBR) for its proposed H2OK project in Oklahoma.

Enbridge Gas announces the launch of the first-of-its-kind hydrogen-blending project in North America

Enbridge Gas Inc., in partnership with Cummins Inc. and with support from Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC), the Canadian Gas Association (CGA) and NGIF Capital Corporation, is thrilled to announce that the first-of-its-kind in North America hydrogen-blending project is now fully operational and successfully serving the Markham community. Hydrogen blending refers to injecting clean hydrogen into the delivered natural gas to reduce its carbon footprint.

HIF USA to produce eFuels and green hydrogen in Houston

HIF USA will use renewable energy from the wind and a process called electrolysis to produce green hydrogen. The project will also capture CO2 and use a process of synthesis to combine the CO2 and Hydrogen to produce eFuels. The eFuel will create a way for existing infrastructure to become carbon neutral by continuously reusing and recycling the CO2

Johnson Matthey launches HyCOgen

Johnson Matthey, a global leader in sustainable technologies, has launched an innovative technology – HyCOgenTM – designed to play a pivotal role in enabling the conversion of captured carbon dioxide (CO2) and green hydrogen into sustainable aviation fuel (SAF). By combining HyCOgen with the award-winning FT CANS Fischer Tropsch technology (developed in collaboration with bp), Johnson Matthey offers an integrated, scalable solution for use in the efficient and cost-effective production of renewable power based SAF.

Chart Industries Awarded Four Hydrogen and Small-Scale LNG Liquefaction Orders Totaling Over $120 Million

Chart Industries, Inc., a leading diversified global manufacturer of highly engineered equipment for the industrial gas and clean energy industries, was awarded over $120 million of orders for four liquefaction projects, with four different customers over the past week. Additionally, this past week we have received releases on engineering work (Limited Notice to Proceed) on two of the big LNG export terminal projects expected to proceed to Final Investment Decision in 2022

Monolith receives conditional approval for a one billion-dollar US Department of Energy loan

Monolith, a leader in clean materials production, today announced it has received conditional approval for a $1.04 billion loan from the U.S. Department of Energy (D.O.E.). Established via the Title XVII Innovative Energy Loan Guarantee Program, the loan will allow Monolith to expand its clean hydrogen and carbon black production facilities in Hallam, Nebraska, U.S.A.

Venture Global LNG and CNOOC Gas & Power Announce LNG Sales and Purchase Agreements

Venture Global LNG and CNOOC Gas & Power Group Co., Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of China National Offshore Oil Corporation (CNOOC), announced the execution of a 20-year Sales and Purchase Agreement (SPA).

Pavilion Energy, QatarEnergy And Chevron Launch GHG Reporting Methodology For Delivered LNG Cargoes

Pavilion Energy Trading & Supply Pte. Ltd., QatarEnergy and Chevron U.S.A. Inc today announced they have jointly published a quantification and reporting methodology to produce a statement of greenhouse gas emissions (SGE) for delivered LNG cargoes.

GEI Hydrogen Project Playbook – 2021 In Numbers

The GEI Data Research Team looks at the new hydrogen projects added to our database and the progress made on existing developments.