Natural Gas Daily: October 8th, 2020
Norway's Equinor and France's Total have joined the Sea Cargo Charter, committing them to transparent reporting of shipping emissions, they said in statements.
Equinor and Total have both pledged to produce net-zero emissions from their operations within three decades.
- The IMO introduced tougher limits on sulphur content in marine fuel this year, driving growth in LNG bunkering.
Members of the European Parliament have backed revising the 2030 target for emissions reductions to 60% of the level in 1990, from 40% currently, the EU said.
EU member states have agreed on the European Commission (EC)'s proposal to invest €998mn ($1.2bn) in energy infrastructure projects, the EC said on October 2.
Japan’s Tokyo Gas has signed a joint cooperation agreement with Manila-listed First Gen Corporation for development of an LNG import terminal in the Philippines, Tokyo Gas said on October 7.
- The two companies entered into a joint development agreement in December 2018, and have been building a provisional offshore LNG terminal in Batangas City.
- The department of energy of the Philippines granted a permit to construct to the terminal last month. BW Gas, GasLog LNG Services, and Hoegh LNG, have expressed interest in providing the FSRU.
Finnish gas firm Gasum has teamed up with Singapore's Pavilion Energy to develop a global LNG bunker supply network for their customers in Singapore and northern Europe, including the major port region Amsterdam, Rotterdam and Antwerp, Gasum said.
- The company, which earlier this year bought the German LNG bunkering firm Nauticor, has five LNG bunkering vessels of its own as well as several LNG terminals in the Nordic region.
The UK's Oil and Gas Authority (OGA) announced it had awarded a six-year CO2 appraisal and storage licence to Italy's Eni covering part of the Liverpool bay area in the East Irish Sea.
- Eni plans to repurpose the depleted reservoirs in the East Irish Sea to permanently store CO2 will be done as part of the government-backed HyNet project, which also involves hydrogen production.
HyNet aims to produce hydrogen from gas at the Stanlow refinery in northwest England, convert local industrial sites to run on hydrogen instead of gas, and develop a hydrogen distribution network.
The government of Alberta’s plans to become a major force in the emerging blue hydrogen economy, sketched earlier this week in its Natural Gas Strategy & Vision, was bolstered by a report from the Canada Energy Regulator (CER) on October 7.
- It suggests the province and neighbouring Saskatchewan together have 190-640bn metric tons of CO2 storage capacity, or about 9% of the estimated onshore capacity in North America.