After some days contemplating the lack of gongs for Energy Voice at the Scottish Press Awards, normal service resumes, sans Allister and Jackie Bird.
Allister’s back from Glasgow having been ejected from the Scottish Press Awards (what do you mean Jackie Bird hasn’t listened to the Energy Voice podcast?).
Energy Voice Out Loud, under the tender new management of Allister, took a look at the big numbers coming out of OGUK’s big report this week. Imports are rising, it seems, but politics remain a tangled web. Are companies too scared of allegations of greenwashing to make the case for the energy industry?
This week, the team reflects on the shocking and fatal explosion on a Pemex platform in the Gulf of Mexico. Allister asks whether the to-ing and fro-ing in Mexican oil policy could have played a part.
This week, Mark and Damon were joined by special guest James Close, NatWest Group’s head of climate change.
On this week’s Energy Voice Out Loud the team kick off discussion with Nicola Sturgeon’s calls for a review of oil and gas licences, including the controversial Cambo project in the West of Shetland. Will there be a U-turn from Boris Johnson or will this political football be kicked into the long grass?
The energy sector must continue to expand and evolve if key climate targets are to be met. Young people will be key to driving this change, filling tens of thousands of energy roles in the coming decades.
EVOL is on the highway to hydrogen this week with news that the Aberdeen Renewable Energy Group is looking to build fuelling stations across the north of Scotland. It’s an ambitious plan with a lot of enthusiasm behind it, but does it have the wheels?
On this week’s EVOL, we discuss Orcadian Energy chief executive Steve Brown’s climate change tweets that have landed the boss of the London-listed North Sea oil minnow in hot waters.
Chevron’s admission that the CCS leg of its Gorgon LNG project in Australia has been a bit lame could result in fines for the US major. We ask: Should the UK, with its aspirations for carbon capture, be taking careful note, or forging ahead confidently?
On this week’s Energy Voice Out Loud, the team take a look at progress on the Acorn project in Aberdeenshire, racing to become the first operational CCS scheme in the UK.
On this week’s EVOL, we talk about the Pemex “ring of fire” in the Gulf of Mexico, which has raised some serious environmental questions. We then move on to Hamish’s tale of the “mud explosion” in the Caspian, which has the team scratching their heads.
ReconAfrica has been on a tear recently but short sellers have cried foul, raising concerns about the company’s viability. Has it found 120 billion barrels? Or nada? Either way, people on the internet have Opinions and are extremely keen to share them.
Advancements in international trade and travel in the last century mean that many enjoy a life that would have once been unimaginable.
On this week’s EVOL, Mark’s talking passports… Nope, not about Brexit.
This week, Hamish, Ed and Mark discuss the latest entry of an oil giant into the bidding process for ScotWind, as TotalEnergies planted its flag in the … seabed… With just a month before the application window closes, we mull whether some oil giants might be conspicuous by the absence.
It is an episode for the decommissioning devotees this week with tales of explosions, safety concerns and platforms going overseas, with a bit of green fuel thrown in for good measure.
Cerulean Winds have a plan to tackle the North Sea’s electricity problem and golly it’s a big one. The answer is offshore wind, and the company has set out a plan for a cool £10 billion pound investment. To get this going, pitfalls are ahead, of course, but the major challenge is likely to be the mess of regulators and permits.
In this week’s pod, in association with Dräger, the team discusses how green groups and a judge combined to give Shell a leg-up in the race to net zero. Did Shell say thank you? Did it heck.
Behavioural changes amongst the public have a key part to play in reaching net zero by 2050.
In this latest, swashbuckling EVOL podcast, in association with Dräger, Energy Voice’s scurvy sea dogs, Mark, Ed and Hamish, plot a course through the week’s top tales.
There’s no other place to start this week than with the news of the Velesto Naga 7 oil rig sinking off Malaysia. Our man in Asia, Damon Evans, takes us through the events. No one was hurt, but will there be an open inquiry? And how will the rig be recovered?
Mozambique was on the mind this week, with Total officially hitting the big red force majeure button on its LNG plans. The French company is not waiting around though, and is working on projects elsewhere in the world, including the US and Russia.
This week’s EVOL kicks off with a discussion on harassment of women offshore, and the shocking stat that nearly 60% of female workers have experienced some form of catcalling in the UK North Sea.
Zero emission vehicles in the headlights as the 10 Point Pod talks cars, manufacturing and urban myths
For the majority of people, the most obvious impact of the energy transition will be on transportation.