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China accounts for half of 6 GW in new global offshore wind installations in 2020
today
Source: Renewables Now

China accounts for half of 6 GW in new global offshore wind installations in 2020

The global offshore wind industry installed 6.07 GW of new capacity in 2020, with China in the lead with over 3 GW, the latest figures by GWEC Market Intelligence. The newly installed capacity was close to the record level of 6.1 GW reached in 2019, in spite of the pandemic. The world's total offshore wind capacity now stands at 35,196 GW.

Renewable deals get powered up
today
Source: Livemint

Renewable deals get powered up

Goldman Sachs-backed ReNew Power’s successful attempt at a public listing in the US has rekindled hopes among clean energy firms of a brighter future ahead after the covid-induced turbulence of last year. Deal activity in the renewable energy space grounded to a near halt as developers struggled to complete projects.

India sees fuel demand seen rebounding in year to March 2022
today
Source: Livemint

India sees fuel demand seen rebounding in year to March 2022

NEW DELHI : India's fuel consumption could rise by 9.8% in the year to March 2022, its highest pace of growth in six years, driven by robust demand for gasoline and gasoil in Asia's third largest economy, according to initial government projections.

BPCL to sell Numaligarh Refinery stake for Rs 9,876 cr
today
Source: Energyworld

BPCL to sell Numaligarh Refinery stake for Rs 9,876 cr

Privatisation-bound Bharat Petroleum Corporation Ltd (BPCL) on Monday said it will exit Numaligarh refinery in Assam by selling its entire stake to a consortium of Oil India Ltd and Engineers India Ltd for Rs 9,876 crore. A consortium of Oil India Ltd, Engineers India Ltd, and the Government of Assam expressed interest in buying the stake and the BPCL board on Monday approved the sale.

Baker Hughes and Akastor ASA form global offshore drilling joint venture
today
Source: world oil

Baker Hughes and Akastor ASA form global offshore drilling joint venture

Baker Hughes and Akastor ASA have announced an agreement to create a joint venture company that will bring together Baker Hughes’ Subsea Drilling Systems business with Akastor’s wholly-owned subsidiary, MHWirth AS. The JV will deliver a global full-service offshore drilling equipment offering that will provide customers with a broad portfolio of products and services. The Company will be owned 50-50 by Baker Hughes and Akastor. Merrill A. “Pete” Miller will serve as chairman and chief executive officer.

Ocean Infinity acquires MMT to expand AUV and uncrewed vessel capabilities
today
Source: world oil

Ocean Infinity acquires MMT to expand AUV and uncrewed vessel capabilities

Ocean Infinity and MMT announced an acquisition to bring together MMT’s expertise and track record as a marine survey and data analytics provider and Ocean Infinity's robotic technology and operational expertise. Following the acquisition by Ocean Infinity, MMT will continue to operate under the MMT brand. The enlarged group will have a headcount of over 300 people and will operate from an expanded geographical footprint with offices in the US, Sweden, UK, Singapore and Norway.

Abu Dhabi’s de facto ruler consolidates control over ADNOC
yesterday
Source: world oil

Abu Dhabi’s de facto ruler consolidates control over ADNOC

Abu Dhabi’s de facto ruler, Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Zayed, has cemented his control over the emirate’s state energy company by becoming chairman of a newly-established board of directors. The decision comes after Abu Dhabi in December merged the Supreme Petroleum Council, which used to set the government’s energy policy, with a new Supreme Council for Financial and Economic Affairs. Other members of the executive board include Khaldoon Al Mubarak, head of Abu Dhabi sovereign wealth fund Mubadala Investment Co., and Suhail Al Mazrouei, the UAE’s energy minister.

Eni Angola grants Fugro multiple offshore geotechnical surveys
yesterday
Source: world oil

Eni Angola grants Fugro multiple offshore geotechnical surveys

Fugro has been awarded multiple contracts by Eni Angola to carry out geotechnical and environmental surveys off the coast of Angola. Two Fugro vessels from their world’s largest fleet of specialist geotechnical and geophysical vessels are currently active in the region. Multipurpose survey vessel the Fugro Scout, specifically designed for seabed sampling and in situ testing in water depths up to 3000 m, has embarked on a deepwater environmental survey to acquire, analyse and interpret sediment and water samples from Eni Angola’s Agogo field development.

Ricoh raises renewable electricity target to 50% by FY2030
yesterday
Source: Ricoh

Ricoh raises renewable electricity target to 50% by FY2030

Ricoh Company, Ltd., has raised its renewable electricity target to 50% by FY2030, up from the previous target of 30%. The Group has also set an interim target of 30% by March 2023, accelerating its renewable electricity transition by eight years. In conjunction with the start of its 20th Mid-Term Management Plan, which runs for two years from April 2021.

Rooftop solar expected to add 475-MW capacity in Q1 2021
yesterday
Source: Energyworld

Rooftop solar expected to add 475-MW capacity in Q1 2021

The rooftop solar market is expected to pick up pace in the first quarter (Q1) of 2021 and is estimated to add 475 megawatt (MW) capacity in this period, according to a recent report by renewable energy consultancy firm Bridge to India. It added that Coronavirus-induced hardships persisted in Q4 2020 and had pulled down the installation numbers.

Deloitte names Amy Chronis leader of its US oil, gas and chemicals sector
March 1, 2021
Source: world oil

Deloitte names Amy Chronis leader of its US oil, gas and chemicals sector

Deloitte announced the appointment of Amy Chronis as a vice chairman of Deloitte LLP and leader of its oil, gas and chemicals (OG&C) sector within the U.S. energy, resources and industrials industry. Chronis will lead the overall strategic direction and market eminence of the OG&C practice, as well as the go-to-market strategies for Deloitte’s key businesses including audit & assurance, consulting, tax and risk & financial advisory services.

Oil majors’ green energy pivot hammers Africa’s largest economies
March 1, 2021
Source: world oil

Oil majors’ green energy pivot hammers Africa’s largest economies

The decline of Angola, from being Africa’s top crude producer five years ago to barely pumping more than war-torn Libya today, shows the heavy toll of a slump in oil-industry investment. The nation’s production has fallen by more than a third since 2015. Despite government efforts to stimulate activity, just a handful of drilling rigs now work in the deep Atlantic waters that hold the country’s greatest resources.

Wells Fargo Surpasses $10 Billion in Renewable Energy Tax-Equity Investments
Feb. 26, 2021
Source: OA Online

Wells Fargo Surpasses $10 Billion in Renewable Energy Tax-Equity Investments

Wells Fargo Renewable Energy & Environmental Finance (REEF) today announced it recently surpassed $10 billion in tax-equity investments in the wind, solar, and fuel cell industries. Wells Fargo has invested in more than 500 projects, helping to finance 12% of all wind and solar energy capacity in the U.S. over the past 10 years.

Xcel plans to double its renewable energy generation by 2030. It’ll cost consumers $8 billion to do it
Feb. 26, 2021

Xcel plans to double its renewable energy generation by 2030. It’ll cost consumers $8 billion to do it

Xcel Energy will spend $8 billion to double its renewable energy generation and storage and add new transmission lines, while closing all of its coal-fired power plants in Colorado by 2040. The centerpiece of the plan is a dramatic increase in renewables and storage, adding approximately 5,600 MW of new capacity.

Subsidised, non-subsidised LPG price hiked by Rs 25 per cylinder
Feb. 26, 2021
Source: Energyworld

Subsidised, non-subsidised LPG price hiked by Rs 25 per cylinder

New Delhi:Cooking gas LPG price on Thursday was hiked by Rs 25 per cylinder across all categories, including subsidised fuel and those availed by Ujjwala scheme beneficiaries. This is the third increase in rates this month on the back of spiralling international rates as demand recovered. Prices have been on the rise since December and rates have cumulatively gone up by Rs 150 per cylinder.

Energean proposes $500MM carbon storage facility in northern Greece
Feb. 26, 2021
Source: world oil

Energean proposes $500MM carbon storage facility in northern Greece

Energean Plc submitted a proposal to the Greek government to build a carbon dioxide storage facility and a hydrogen plant in northern Greece close to its old Prinos oil field. Capital expenditure for the project is close to $500 million. Greece produces around 60 million metric tons of carbon dioxide per year, so the project would help the country reduce its emissions by around 2.5 million tons(4%).

Exxon takes Canadian oil sands off its books in historic reserves revision
Feb. 26, 2021
Source: world oil

Exxon takes Canadian oil sands off its books in historic reserves revision

Exxon reserves of the dense, heavy crude extracted from Western Canada’s sandy bogs dropped by 98%. In practical terms, the revision clipped Exxon’s future growth prospects until oil prices rise, costs slide or technological advances make it profitable to drill those fields.The reserves accounting doesn’t mean Exxon is closing up shop or walking away from Canada because the company can bring them back onto its ledger as crude prices rise.

India and China led the recovery in LNG demand post pandemic: Shell
Feb. 26, 2021
Source: Energyworld

India and China led the recovery in LNG demand post pandemic: Shell

India and china lead the recovery in Liquified Natural Gas(LNG) following the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic, according to Royal Dutch Shell’s annual LNG Outlook published today.The company's are expecting that the demand for LNG is only going to increase henceforth as world over, economies are switching to carbon neutrality in the next few years.China's announcement of a target to become carbon neutral by 2060 so it's expected to continue driving up the LNG demand

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