LNG export

LNG export expansion in British Columbia “not a slam dunk”

A major buildout of LNG export terminals on Canada’s Pacific Coast rests on assumptions of long-term demand growth in Asia. But those forecasts are highly uncertain, two different reports warn.

Bangladesh gas

Bangladesh gas tariff hike hits power plants, consumers

Last year the Bangladeshi government already raised gas tariffs for power plants by 178.88% cent to Tk 14 per cubic meter.

US LNG

Persian Gulf States may invest in U.S. LNG

Analysts say that potential investments from Saudi Aramco and ADNOC in U.S. LNG could propel projects forward. Meanwhile, in Houston, gas executives voiced confidence in the trajectory of their industry at CERAWeek.

energy charter treaty

UK leaves Energy Charter Treaty but risk of litigation remains

The UK government said in February that the country will leave the Energy Charter Treaty (ECT) after the failure of efforts to align it with net zero, joining nine EU Member States including France, Spain and the Netherlands.

Methane emissions from oil and gas 3x higher than official estimates: new study

Researchers recorded nearly 1 million measurements across major U.S. oil and gas production sites, and found methane emissions far higher than U.S. EPA data suggests.

Gulf of Thailand oil and gas exploration faces stubborn hurdles

Thailand and Cambodia are discussing joint Gulf of Thailand oil and gas exploration, but territorial disputes still pose a challenge.

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Algeria

Can Algeria’s solar segment shine brighter after its latest tenders?

The two tenders formed part of Algeria's national plan to install 15,000 MW of solar capacity by 2035.

Offshore wind

All eyes on Dutch offshore wind as country targets 21 GW

The Netherlands wants to achieve 21 GW offshore of wind capacity by the end of 2031, a target deemed ambitious yet achievable. All eyes are now on the country’s next offshore wind tender which will take place at the end of February.

Belt & Road Initiative

China’s Belt & Road Initiative boosts SE Asian renewables

China’s Belt & Road Initiative has been making a hard pivot from fossil fuel project investment to more renewables in recent years.

Wind

Offshore wind sector in Japan struggles to gain footing

Japan has vast wind power potential that remains undeveloped, especially floating offshore, a recent report found.

Energy Transition

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Colorado lawsuit targets abandoned oil and gas wells

A recently filed lawsuit alleges that a Colorado firm loaded up its clean-up liabilities onto another shell company that was designed to fail, saddling landowners and taxpayers with old polluting oil and gas wells.

Asia renewables

SE Asian renewables gains offset by continued gas build-out

Lack of progress in breaking ground on new projects, coupled with a challenging regulatory environment for Asian renewables, is hindering the region’s progress, the report said.

Senegal

Senegal well-positioned to achieve energy transition: report

Senegal's latest Energy Policy Review outlines progress in renewable energy, highlighting challenges and emphasising the inclusive governance needed for sustainable economic growth.

Trafigura, Greenergy deal opens up biofuels, road fuels synergies

The Trafigura-Greenergy deal highlights the growing importance of biofuels in the UK and European landscape, experts said.

Kenya energy

Kenya energy transition faces infrastructure, funding challenges

Kenya's energy transition pathway aims for net zero emissions by 2050 through renewable energy adoption. Experts noted challenges including lack of infrastructure and financing.

Closing China’s energy transition finance gap requires more work

For China to rein in its carbon emissions from its largest polluting segments will require massive energy transition finance, according to a new report.

Nigeria on “brink of a new era” say President at energy summit

African leaders and energy experts are convened at Nigeria International Energy Summit this week.

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shareholder activism

ExxonMobil lawsuit signals turning point in climate shareholder activism

The ExxonMobil lawsuit represents a first of its kind but is happening against the backdrop of a wider pushback against climate activism by energy companies.

EU methane

Will new climate laws markedly reduce EU methane emissions?

The landmark legislation will require companies to measure and quantify both their source- and site-level EU methane emissions for the first time.

Shell Nigeria

Shell Nigeria divestment raises environmental, legal concerns

Shell has sold its Nigerian subsidiary to a local consortium for $2.4 billion, exiting onshore, prompting experts to raise environmental and legal concerns.

Biden slams brakes on new U.S. LNG approvals

The White House said it was freezing permit approvals for all new proposed U.S. LNG export projects, citing a need to overhaul the regulatory process. Climate groups called it a “massive win.”