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Oil Giants to Invest $1 Billion in Carbon Capture, Low-Emissions Technologies

Oil and gas giants including Shell, BP, Statoil and Total today said they will invest $1 billion in low-emissions technologies including carbon capture over the next 10 years.

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Does the Aircraft Emissions Standard Fall Short?

The first-ever global emissions standard for commercial aircraft — years in the making — moved closer to takeoff this week as the United Nation’s aviation body proposed carbon pollution limits for airplanes. The International Civil Aviation Organization did not release details of its proposal. But that hasn’t stopped the aviation … Read more »

Largest Ever Controlled CO2 Release from Underwater Pipeline Planned

DNV GL is conducting the oil and gas industry’s largest ever controlled release of carbon dioxide from an underwater pipeline at its Spadeadam Testing and Research Center in Cumbria, United Kingdom. The installation of offshore CO2 pipelines linked to depleted subsea gas reservoirs is a possible solution to mitigate CO2 … Read more »

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CO2 Solutions Carbon Capture Technology Cuts Costs 33%

CO2 Solutions says it has demonstrated that its enzyme-enabled carbon capture technology is at least one-third less expensive than existing carbon capture technology in terms of energy consumption, and can withstand the rigors of industrial application — two technical performance milestones for its Alberta oil sands project, the company says. … Read more »

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Chevron’s Angola LNG Ships First Gas

Chevron’s Angola liquefied natural gas (LNG) plant has shipped its first gas cargo. The company says the $10 billion African project marks the first new LNG supply to come on-stream since 2010 and will help meet the increasing global demand for LNG. The first cargo was sold to Angola’s state … Read more »

Policy & Enforcement Briefing: TSCA Update, Utility Shield Law, Mining Guidance

Sen. Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ) and Sen. David Vitter (R-LA) announced bipartisan legislation to update the 1976 Toxic Substances Control Act. Vitter said the bill would both strengthen consumer confidence in chemical safety, and permit further innovation, the Times-Picayune reported. If passed, their bill would be the first major change to the … Read more »

Shell, Exxon, Orlen Top SIN Chemical Producers List

Shell, Exxon, Orlen Top SIN Chemical Producers List

Oil companies Shell, ExxonMobil, Orlen and Total introduced the largest number of hazardous chemicals to the EU market, according to information released by the European Chemicals Agency following a lawsuit by NGO ChemSec and legal advocacy group ClientEarth. ChemSec published the names of the companies that produce or import the … Read more »

Contract Wins: Cadmus, SAIC, CO2 Solutions

The Cadmus Group has won its third consecutive five-year contract to work with the EPA Office of Wetlands, Oceans and Watersheds (OWOW). Under this contract, the consultancy will work with OWOW to monitor water quality, manage and display water quality information, and report on water quality conditions to the public … Read more »

Policy & Enforcement Briefing: Autumn Statement, China PM2.5, Toxic Train Wreck

UK Chancellor George Osborne in his Autumn Statement to parliament said that the UK will consider tax breaks for shale-gas exploration, as the ban on fracking is set to soon expire. The chancellor wants to give priority to gas because it’s cheaper than renewables and less harmful than coal. Osborne … Read more »

Ceres: Exxon, Marathon, Others Give Investors Weak Reports on Drilling and Climate Risks

Ceres: Exxon, Marathon, Others Give Investors Weak Reports on Drilling and Climate Risks

Investors are not getting a clear, consistent picture of material risk from oil and gas companies, and may be exposing themselves to climate change-related risk, as fossil fuel production moves into more technologically demanding spaces, a Ceres report says. The report, “Sustainable Extraction? An Analysis of SEC Disclosure by Major … Read more »