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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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ExxonMobil, Saudi Aramco Produce Chemicals Directly from Crude Oil, Cutting Refining Costs

New technologies developed by ExxonMobil and Saudi Aramco can produce ethylene, an important chemical in plastics, directly from crude oil, potentially saving refiners as much as $200-per-ton of ethylene produced, according to a report by IHS. The two steam-cracking processes, developed by ExxonMobil and Saudi Aramco, respectively, allow petrochemical producers … Read more »

90 Firms Responsible for Two-Thirds of Emissions

90 Firms Responsible for Two-Thirds of Emissions

Just 90 companies, including ChevronTexaco, ExxonMobil and BP, are responsible for causing almost two-thirds of all man-made global emissions during the industrial era, according to research by the Climate Accountability Institute. These “carbon majors” include 50 investor-owned companies, 31 state-owned companies, and nine government-run industries in the former Soviet Union, China and … Read more »

Standards & Compliance Briefing: Geothermal Pipes, R2, ISO 14001, LEED

Centennial Plastics is the first company to earn certification to NSF/ANSI Standard 358-1: Polyethylene Pipe and Fittings for Water-Based Ground-Source “Geothermal” Heat Pump Systems. NSF International awarded Centennial the certification verifying that the company’s CenFuse geothermal pipes meet minimum performance and safety requirements. Bass Computers has achieved the R2 electronics recycling standard, as well … Read more »

McCarthy, Moniz Look Likely for EPA and DoE Jobs

President Obama will tap air quality expert Gina McCarthy to head the EPA and nuclear physicist Ernest Moniz to head the Department of Energy, Reuters reports. Citing a source familiar with the process, the news agency says the two nominations could come as early as this week. If Congress approves the … Read more »