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  • BP to evaluate feasibility of a new hydrogen hub in Germany

    24 January 2023

    BP announced on January 18 that it would evaluate the feasibility of building a new hydrogen hub in Wilhelmshaven, Germany. The project is expected to include an ammonia cracker which could provide up to 130,000 tons of low-carbon hydrogen from green ammonia, per year, from 2028....

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  • Norway to earn over $200 billion from oil and gas sector in 2023

    17 January 2023

    Norway’s oil and gas operations in the North Sea will continue to churn out cash as the Scandinavian country maintains high production to help support Europe’s energy crisis according to a new report by energy research and consultancy firm Wood Mackenzie....

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  • Pipeline explosion in Lithuania due to rupture, not sabotage

    16 January 2023

    A pipeline explosion near Lithuania’s border with Latvia on January 13 occurred as a result of a rupture and not because of an attack or sabotage. Lithuania's gas transmission operator Amber Grid said the explosion, which resulted in a large fire and the evacuation of a local village, happened due to a welding seam simply tearing open. Police had opened an investigation to determine whether the pipeline was damaged intentionally....

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  • RWE and Equinor agree to develop large-scale value chains for low carbon hydrogen

    06 January 2023

    Equinor and RWE signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on January 5 to jointly develop large-scale energy value chains. The partners aim to replace coal fired power plants with hydrogen-ready gas fired power plants in Germany, and to build production of low carbon and renewable hydrogen in Norway that will be exported through pipeline to Germany....

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  • Tanker truck explosion kills one at Bulgarian lubricants plant

    25 November 2022

    A worker was killed in an explosion at a lubricants production plant in Bulgaria on November 24. The incident involved a tanker truck exploding at a Lubrica plant in the northern city of Ruse....

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North Sea Transition Authority boosts technology use with knowledge-sharing contract 08 November 2022

Oil and gas production will be boosted and net zero targets supported thanks to a new partnership between the North Sea Transition Authority (NSTA) and an online platform encouraging the innovative use of technology across the UK Continental Shelf, the regulator has said....

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Energy crisis drives $73bn spend on green hydrogen projects, new study says 21 October 2022

The war in Ukraine and resulting energy crisis has spurred over $70 billion (£62.9bn) of fresh investment in green hydrogen projects in just a few months. A new report published by Carbon Tracker also found that fossil fuel-produced hydrogen has become uneconomic as gas prices soar, meaning $100 billion of ‘dirty’ hydrogen assets could become stranded by 2030....

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Equinor releases third quarter 2022 safety results 21 October 2022

Equinor released its third quarter safety results on October 21 which show an improvement in serious incident development compared to its second quarter reporting. The personal injury frequency during the past 12 months is flat. No incidents with major accident potential have been recorded in the third quarter....

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BP announces $4 billion acquisition of renewable natural gas producer 21 October 2022

In a move that will expand and accelerate the growth of its strategic bioenergy business, BP announced that it has agreed to acquire Archaea Energy Inc., a producer of renewable natural gas (RNG) in the US. The agreed acquisition, which is subject to regulatory and Archaea shareholder approval, will be for $3.3 billion (£2.9bn) in cash, as well as around $800 million (£717m) of net debt....

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Coal mine blast kills 41 in Turkey 17 October 2022

A coal mine explosion in Turkey’s northern Bartin province killed 41 people on October 14. Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan has said that 110 people were in the mine when the blast happened and that 58 managed to escape or were rescued. A two-day search and rescue operation ended after the final missing body was discovered around 20 hours after the explosion happened....

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