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Crude oil

Eni strikes oil off Angola

Eni has announced it has struck oil 120 km off the coast of Angola in an area that had been deemed to be gas-prone.

10 December 2018
Nuclear

Bangladesh to seek nuclear power plant bids from next year

Bangladesh will start seeking bids from companies for the construction of a second nuclear power plant next year

10 December 2018
Crude oil

Tullow looking for partner in Ghanaian block

Tullow Oil is looking for partners as part of a bid to acquire a new oil and gas block in Ghana

10 December 2018
Crude oil

Vantage Drilling hired for Cameroon well programme

Tower Resources has announced it has contracted Vantage Drilling International to provide drilling operations at the NJOM-3 well offshore Cameroon.

7 December 2018
Crude oil

Nigeria and Libya may be forced to join OPEC output cuts

Nigeria and Libya may be forced to cut their oil production in line with OPEC quotas

6 December 2018
Nuclear

Taipower retires reactor at Chinshan nuclear plant

Taiwanese state power company Taipower has retired the Chinshan 1 nuclear reactor as its licence has expired

5 December 2018
Coal

Emissions rise on higher oil and gas use

Carbon emissions from advanced economies are set to rise in 2018 for the first time in five years, partly as a result of rising oil and gas use, according to the IEA.

5 December 2018
LPG

Indian LPG uptake reaches 89% of households

The share of Indian households using LPG reached 89% in October 2018 – a huge increase from the figure of 56.2% recorded in April 2015

4 December 2018
Nuclear

Taipower to delay return of unused Lungmen fuel rods

Taiwan’s state power company will postpone the return of unused fuel rods intended for use at Taiwan's mothballed Lungmen nuclear plant to the US.

4 December 2018
Biogas

Snam to build biomethane plant in Sicily

Snam is set to build its first biomethane plant in Caltanissetta in Sicily.

3 December 2018
Hydrogen

Gasunie launches first hydrogen-converted pipeline

Dutch transmission system operator Gasunie brought its first hydrogen pipeline into operation on Friday, the company said in a note.

30 November 2018
Biogas

Gasum to expand capacity of Finnish biogas plant

Finland’s Gasum plans to expand the processing capacity of its Topinoja biogas plant in the city of Turku to make it the second-largest such facility in the country

29 November 2018
Taiwanese anti-nuclear deomnstrators Coal

LNG the winner as Taiwan rejects coal in referendum

Taiwan will not build any more coal-fired power plants following a referendum that showed strong opposition to doing so.

27 November 2018
A nuclear power plant in Belgium Nuclear

EU states go their own way on nuclear

Some European countries are forging ahead with nuclear power even as others are trying to move away from it.

27 November 2018
Biogas

Drax launches bioenergy CCS pilot project

UK electricity generator Drax commissioned a bioenergy carbon capture and storage pilot plant at its power station in North Yorkshire

26 November 2018
Hydrogen

Air Liquide to invest $150 mln in liquid hydrogen plant for western US

The French company will invest $150 million in the construction of a liquid hydrogen production plant to serve the transport sector in the western US.

26 November 2018
Hydrogen

Fortescue Metals and CSIRO aim to develop Australian hydrogen industry

Fortescue Metals Group will establish a five-year partnership with Australia’s CSIRO to support the development of a hydrogen industry.

22 November 2018
Nuclear

Experimental Chinese fusion reactor achieves temperatures of 100 million C

An experimental next-generation nuclear fusion reactor at China’s Institute of Plasma Physics has achieved temperatures exceeding 100 million degrees Celsius,

15 November 2018
Solar

Spain aiming to go 100% renewable by 2050

Spain aims to produce 70% of its power from renewables by 2030 and 100% by 2050

15 November 2018
Crude oil

Arab-Pakistan refinery FID due in 2019

Mubadala’s petroleum and petrochemicals division plans to take an FID on its Arab-Pakistan oil refinery by the end of 2019

14 November 2018

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