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UK Oil & Gas Authority grants carbon storage licence to reuse depleted gas fields 11 October 2021

The Oil and Gas Authority (OGA) has awarded a carbon dioxide (CO2) appraisal and storage licence (CS licence) to Harbour Energy. The licence will help boost the drive to reach net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050, the authority said. The licence will cover an area in the Southern North Sea off the coast of Immingham in North East Lincolnshire....

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Fire erupts at fuel storage facility as shortages continue in Lebanon 11 October 2021

Firefighters managed to extinguish a significant fire at a tank farm in southern Lebanon on October 11. No injuries have been reported as a result of the incident at the Zahrani oil facility, although it took firefighters several hours to bring the blaze under control....

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No one injured after explosion and fire at major Russian gas processing plant 11 October 2021

An explosion resulted in the closure of an important gas processing plant in Russia’s far east on October 8. The blast occurred at state-controlled Gazprom’s Amur Gas Processing Plant, one of the world’s largest gas processing facilities....

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£1million decarbonisation competition for the electrification of UK offshore oil and gas installations 27 September 2021

A £1million competition has been launched to help decarbonise offshore oil and gas production on the UK Continental Shelf (UKCS). The competition, managed by the Oil and Gas Authority (OGA), is designed to advance the widespread electrification of offshore installations on the UKCS, which are powered by gas or diesel....

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INEOS announces £1 billion Grangemouth investment to reduce greenhouse gas emissions 22 September 2021

On September 22, INEOS announced planned further investment of over £1 billion towards reducing greenhouse gas emissions at its Grangemouth site to net zero by 2045, building on the 37% reduction in net CO2 emissions already delivered since acquiring the site in 2005....

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Carbon capture and storage gains wide industry support in Houston 17 September 2021

Eleven companies have expressed interest in supporting the large-scale deployment of carbon capture and storage (CCS) technology in Houston. Calpine, Chevron, Dow, ExxonMobil, INEOS, Linde, LyondellBasell, Marathon Petroleum, NRG Energy, Phillips 66 and Valero have agreed to begin discussing plans that could lead to capturing and safely storing up to 50 million metric tons of CO2 per year by 2030 and about 100 million metric tons by 2040....

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Construction of Nord Stream 2 pipeline completed, Gazprom says 10 September 2021

Russian energy company Gazprom has announced that construction of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline was completed on September 10. The pipeline, which will transport gas from Russia to Germany, has caused controversy with critics saying it will increase Western Europe’s reliance on Russian gas....

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First interim report into July chemical explosion that killed seven in Leverkusen reveals likely cause 07 September 2021

The first interim report on the investigation into the July 27 explosion at a chemical waste incineration plant in Leverkusen, Germany says that a chemical reaction was likely to have been the cause. The Cologne District Government made the announcement at a meeting of the City Council of Leverkusen on August 30, citing the first interim report on the investigation into the causes behind the incident....

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China's first offshore CO2 storage project officially launched 07 September 2021

On August 28, China National Offshore Oil Corporation (CNOOC) announced that China’s first offshore carbon dioxide storage demonstration project was officially launched, which will permanently store more than 1.46 million tons of carbon dioxide in the submarine reservoirs of the South China Sea....

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Fire on PEMEX offshore platform kills five and injures six, two people still missing 25 August 2021

A fire on an offshore platform in the Gulf of Mexico killed five people and injured six others on August 22. PEMEX, which operates the platform, said that the blaze occurred on the E-Ku-A2 platform in the Ku-Maloob-Zaap oil field. The oil company said on August 23 that two people remain missing....

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