Despite a proposed carbon capture and storage (CCS) scheme, the Santos-led (ASX:STO) Barossa liquefied natural gas (LNG) project in Australia, will continue to release financially risky carbon dioxide emissions onsite, onshore and across the supply chain. This makes it one of the more expensive and dirtiest gas projects in the world, according to a new report from the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA).
ExxonMobil (NYSE:XOM), which set up a low-carbon solutions division in February, is focusing on building a carbon capture and storage (CCS) business in Asia. Significantly, ExxonMobil believes there is over 300 billion tonnes of storage capacity in Southeast Asia alone, Tracy Lothian, vice president marketing, finance & commercial development, low carbon solutions, at the US giant, said today.
Repsol (BME:REP) said it will start up a key carbon capture and storage (CCS) project in Indonesia in 2027. Significantly, the CCS scheme tied to the onshore Sakakemang Block will be among the largest of its kind in the world and will be the first for both Repsol and Indonesia, claimed the Spanish company.
Carbon capture and storage (CCS) will play an important role in decarbonising liquefied natural gas (LNG), but the pace of progress remains too slow, writes Gavin Thompson, Asia Pacific vice chair, Wood Mackenzie.
China's top offshore oil and gas producer, CNOOC, has launched the country's first offshore carbon capture and storage (CCS) project in South China Sea, which is expected to store more than 1.46 million tonnes of carbon dioxide, reported Reuters.
BP and its Tangguh LNG partners today confirmed that Indonesian oil and gas regulator SKK Migas has approved the plan of development (POD) for a key carbon capture utilisation and storage (CCUS) project at the Tangguh LNG export complex. Significantly, BP claims this will make Tangguh "one of the lowest greenhouse gas (GHG) intensity liquefied natural gas (LNG) plants in the world."
Malaysia’s Petronas has delivered its first 'carbon neutral liquefied natural gas (LNG)' cargo from its Bintulu export complex to Japanese utility Shikoku Electric at the Sakaide import terminal in Shikoku Island. Although question marks remain around whether the industry can really make LNG carbon neutral.
Xodus, of Aberdeen, has landed a contract to carry out work for Petronas’ first complete carbon capture and storage (CCS) project, offshore Malaysia.
South Asia, which includes India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, and Bangladesh, is slowly following the rest of the world in the transition towards cleaner energy systems. The subtle shift opens potentially large market opportunities for energy service suppliers.
Santos chief executive Kevin Gallagher warned oil and gas industry leaders that achieving net zero emissions will be crucial for the natural gas industry to avoid coal’s fate of being shunned by equity investors and lenders.
The Indonesian Ministry of Finance has announced plans to introduce carbon pricing in an effort to help finance clean energy projects and boost tax revenues, as well as cut emissions, in Southeast Asia’s largest economy.
Proposed new regulations signal that the Indonesian government appears to have recognised the importance of supporting carbon capture and storage (CCS) schemes. Such regulations will be crucial to encourage major companies, such as BP and Repsol, to invest in significant new upstream production in Indonesia.
The UK and Indonesia have announced the creation of a new joint trade dialogue that will open green energy opportunities for UK companies in Southeast Asia’s largest economy.
Australia’s Santos plans to take a final investment decision (FID) on its proposed Moomba carbon capture and storage (CCS) project that it said would be among the largest in the world.
Repsol is studying the potential of a giant geological carbon capture and storage project in Sakakemang in Indonesia.
Abu Dhabi-based Masdar and Malaysia’s Petronas will work together to pursue renewable energy and green hydrogen projects across Asia and the Middle East.
Sinopec aims to massively expand its hydrogen refuelling network as the state-owned oil giant, which has the potential to become one of the world’s largest hydrogen producers, attempts to carve out a role in China’s transition to cleaner energy.
Malaysia’s Petronas is almost doubling its yearly capital investment spend on new energy initiatives this year as it eyes a slow measured diversification away from the traditional oil and gas business.
The floating offshore wind power market in Asia Pacific could offer investment opportunities worth up to $58 billion as a significant market for the technology is emerging, latest research from Wood Mackenzie shows.
Coal-fired power generation is projected to surge in India as the expanding wave of renewable energy capacity cannot keep up with electrification growth in the South Asian country, home to the world’s second biggest population.
Australia, Japan and Vietnam are leading the shift to renewable energy in Asia Pacific, according to the latest research from IHS Markit. Significantly, coal and gas power plants are also being built at a brisk pace as part of the energy mix across the region.
Myanmar’s transition towards renewable energy sources will face near-term headwinds after the recent military coup. However, analysts are more optimistic over the medium to longer term given the dominance of Chinese companies in the sector.
India is set for the largest increase in energy demand of any country over the next 20 years. This underscores the potential for policies and investment to accelerate the clean energy transition, the International Energy Agency (IEA) said in a new report.
The Asia Pacific region offers plenty of opportunities for the UK’s subsea engineering sector, both in the traditional oil and gas business, as well as the rapidly expanding renewable energy industry, reckons Subsea UK.