Detained Uganda anti-pipeline activist released

An activist with an environmental group campaigning to block a $5bn internationally financed oil pipeline running through Uganda has been released from detention, his employer says. The Environmental Governance…Continue readingDetained Uganda anti-pipeline activist released

Nearly 175 arrested as climate protesters target France’s TotalEnergies and key investor

The head of TotalEnergies has told shareholders that new oilfields have to be developed to meet global demand, as the annual meetings of the French energy giant and one…Continue readingNearly 175 arrested as climate protesters target France’s TotalEnergies and key investor

TotalEnergies, OQ make FID on Marsa LNG project in Oman

French oil and gas company TotalEnergies and Sultanate of Oman’s national oil company OQ have reached the Final Investment Decision (FID) for the Marsa LNG project. TotalEnergies has signed…Continue readingTotalEnergies, OQ make FID on Marsa LNG project in Oman

UK facing food shortages and price rises after extreme weather

The UK faces food shortages and price rises as extreme weather linked to climate breakdown causes low yields on farms locally and abroad. Record rainfall has meant farmers in…Continue readingUK facing food shortages and price rises after extreme weather

TotalEnergies begins production from Akpo West field offshore Nigeria

TotalEnergies and its partners in Nigeria have commenced production from the Akpo West field in the Gulf of Guinea. Akpo West, which is located 135km off the coast, is…Continue readingTotalEnergies begins production from Akpo West field offshore Nigeria

24 licences offered in second tranche of 33rd oil and gas licensing round

Shell, Equinor, bp, Total and NEO are among the 17 separate companies which have been offered a total of 24 licences in the second tranche of the 33rd oil…Continue reading24 licences offered in second tranche of 33rd oil and gas licensing round

Hinkley Point C delay deals blow to UK energy strategy

“We have the expertise, the supply chains and the teams ready to build Hinkley Point C safely, on time and on budget,” Vincent de Rivaz, then chief executive of…Continue readingHinkley Point C delay deals blow to UK energy strategy

Petrobras and partners begin production from Mero-2 project offshore Brazil

Petrobras and its partners have started production from the second phase of development of the Mero field (Mero-2 project) located on the Libra block in the pre-salt area of…Continue readingPetrobras and partners begin production from Mero-2 project offshore Brazil

Hundreds of new oil and gas projects approved despite climate crisis

More than 400 oil and gas projects were approved globally in the last two years despite calls to abandon all new hydrocarbon development, new figures showed as the UN…Continue readingHundreds of new oil and gas projects approved despite climate crisis

France’s Total signs 27-year LNG deal with Qatar

TotalEnergies has signed a 27-year agreement with Qatar to secure liquefied natural gas, extending France’s commitment to fossil fuels beyond 2050 in one of the longest ever LNG supply…Continue readingFrance’s Total signs 27-year LNG deal with Qatar

Mediterranean on fire as blazes spread across nine countries

Algeria: At least 34 people were killed, where 8,000 firefighters battled blazes across the tinder-dry north. Fires burned in a total of 15 provinces, leading to the evacuation of…Continue readingMediterranean on fire as blazes spread across nine countries

Heatwaves set more records across Europe, Asia and US

China Tourists flocked to a giant thermometer in China showing surface temperatures of 80 degrees Celsius (176 degress Fahrenheit) on Wednesday, the latest extreme weather sparking havoc and curiosity…Continue readingHeatwaves set more records across Europe, Asia and US

TotalEnergies begins production from Absheron gas and condensate field

TotalEnergies has commenced production from the phase 1 development of the Absheron gas and condensate field in the Caspian Sea, off the coast of Azerbaijan. The French company is…Continue readingTotalEnergies begins production from Absheron gas and condensate field

France badly hit by climate change and ill-prepared

France is being badly hit by climate change, is not prepared for its effects and is failing to sufficiently reduce its emissions, an independent climate body warned. The record…Continue readingFrance badly hit by climate change and ill-prepared

France to shut down climate protest group citing public safety risks

The French government is to shut down a climate protest group over a series of recent demonstrations citing risks to public safety, as the environmental activists called the decision…Continue readingFrance to shut down climate protest group citing public safety risks

TotalEnergies, Iraq reach agreement on $10bn Gas Growth Integrated Project

TotalEnergies and the Iraqi government have reached an agreement on the $10bn Gas Growth Integrated Project (GGIP) in Iraq with an aim to monetise and develop the country’s natural…Continue readingTotalEnergies, Iraq reach agreement on $10bn Gas Growth Integrated Project

JGC, Hyundai win downstream FEED contract for Papua LNG project

The Papua LNG project will have an LNG liquefaction capacity of around four million tons per year (Mtpa). It will be built near the existing processing facilities of the…Continue readingJGC, Hyundai win downstream FEED contract for Papua LNG project

Counting the cost of Uganda’s east Africa oil pipeline – in pictures

Oil companies plan to pump crude oil from Lake Albert, Uganda to the coast of neighbouring Tanzania, with the goal of producing 1.4bn barrels over the next two decades.…Continue readingCounting the cost of Uganda’s east Africa oil pipeline – in pictures

Why scientists are using the word scary over the climate crisis

More and more scientists are now admitting publicly that they are scared by the recent climate extremes, such as the floods in Pakistan and west Africa, the droughts and…Continue readingWhy scientists are using the word scary over the climate crisis

How an effort to reduce fossil fuel use led to another environmental problem: Light pollution

In 2014, Los Angeles cut its annual carbon emissions by 43% and saved $9 million in energy costs by replacing the bulbs in more than half of the city’s…Continue readingHow an effort to reduce fossil fuel use led to another environmental problem: Light pollution

Image: UK heat wave

This summer, heat waves struck Europe, North Africa, the U.S. and Asia with temperatures reaching over 40°C in places—breaking many long-standing records. Images from the Copernicus Sentinel-3 mission show…Continue readingImage: UK heat wave

European countries invest in Qatar gas

France’s TotalEnergies has signed a new investment deal in Qatar’s natural gas production expansion. Speaking alongside TotalEnergies chief executive Patrick Pouyanne on Saturday, Qatar Energy Minister Saad Sherida al-Kaabi…Continue readingEuropean countries invest in Qatar gas

2022 sets record fire activity in southwest Europe

Blazes that have torched tens of thousands of hectares of forest in France, Spain and Portugal have made 2022 a record year for wildfire activity in southwestern Europe. France…Continue reading2022 sets record fire activity in southwest Europe

‘The new normal’: how Europe is being hit by a climate-driven drought crisis

Europe’s most severe drought in decades is hitting homes, factories, farmers and freight across the continent, as experts warn drier winters and searing summers fuelled by global heating mean…Continue reading‘The new normal’: how Europe is being hit by a climate-driven drought crisis

Firefighters tackle southern Europe wildfires as heatwave passes 45˚C

France, Portugal and Spain are among the European countries particularly affected, with temperatures of more than 45˚C (113˚F) recorded during a heatwave that is also sweeping the UK. France:…Continue readingFirefighters tackle southern Europe wildfires as heatwave passes 45˚C

France Drops Plans to Enshrine Climate Fight in Constitution

The French government said that it would drop its plans to enshrine the fight against climate change in the Constitution, effectively giving up on what was seen as a major step…Continue readingFrance Drops Plans to Enshrine Climate Fight in Constitution