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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.

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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.”

Uganda energy

Oil pipeline detracts from Uganda energy transition: experts

Uganda’s new energy transition plan marks progress but emissions reductions efforts could be complicated by the planned East African Crude Oil Pipeline, experts told Gas Outlook.

US LNG

New wave of U.S. LNG could be delayed by Biden

There is commercial momentum for another half dozen U.S. LNG projects, according to analysts. But environmental groups are ratcheting up the pressure on President Biden to halt new permits.

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U.S. SEC finalises new climate disclosure rules

The climate disclosure requirements are far weaker than originally outlined by the financial regulator two years ago.

U.S. LNG

Biden steps up scrutiny of U.S. LNG, new projects risk delay

According to The New York Times, the Biden administration is set to announce a major review of how it permits new U.S. LNG projects, potentially delaying more than a dozen proposed facilities for a year or more.

Shell

Activist shareholders target Shell

A group of 27 investors, including Europe’s largest asset manager, have filed a shareholder resolution that calls on Shell to align its operations with the Paris Climate agreement.

Oil and gas majors’ climate plans under scrutiny

Even burning just the oil, gas, and coal in existing fields and mines would far exceed the carbon budget for a 50% chance of staying below 1.5°C warming, a new report has found.

Biden breaks campaign promise with federal lands lease sale

Constrained by a court decision, the Biden administration said it would auction off land for new oil and gas drilling. But climate activists see the move as backtracking on climate progress

Ukraine war, prices jeopardize Thai climate goals

The Ukraine war and its impact on global energy prices is creating headwinds for Thailand and its climate goals.

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LNG expands on Louisiana’s vanishing coastline

Already scarred by climate change, southwest Louisiana is on the frontlines of the rush to build new LNG.

Woodfibre LNG

Canada’s Woodfibre LNG rests on shaky financial prospects

The proposed Woodfibre LNG project has seen costs soar, and is not competitive with larger LNG projects on the U.S. Gulf Coast, despite generous public subsidies. Critics say it will not offer the economic benefit for which British Columbia is hoping.

Woodfibre LNG

Woodfibre LNG in Canada threatens UNESCO reserve

The scenic Howe Sound, in British Columbia, has seen a stunning improvement in marine life. But this “success story” is under threat from the proposed Woodfibre LNG project, critics say.

Texas LNG

Texas LNG buildout rests on unproven CCS claims

A major Texas LNG project is promising to be the “greenest” LNG project in the world. But critics say it rests on ‘speculative’ and unproven carbon capture and sequestration technologies.

Texas LNG

Coastal residents fear South Texas LNG buildout

While much of the Texas coast is inundated with oil and gas infrastructure, the southern coast remains largely untouched by heavy industry. That could change with big plans for Texas LNG export terminals.

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“Cancer Alley”: Louisiana petchems target Black communities

The global plastics and petrochemical industry wants to build toxic facilities in Black communities. But residents of “Cancer Alley,” Louisiana, are fighting back.