Shell plant reported millions of ‘phantom’ carbon credits

A Shell-operated plant reported millions of carbon credits tied to CO₂ removal that never took place but were used by Canada’s largest oil sands companies, raising new doubts about…Continue readingShell plant reported millions of ‘phantom’ carbon credits

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

Continued logging of NSW koala habitat is ‘a profound tragedy’, conservationist says

Longtime forest advocates have expressed disgust at the ongoing logging of koala habitat in northern New South Wales despite promises the state government would protect the species, with one…Continue readingContinued logging of NSW koala habitat is ‘a profound tragedy’, conservationist says

Dozens of koalas allegedly killed or injured during plantation logging on Kangaroo Island

Dozens of koalas have been killed or injured and left for dead during logging of blue gum plantations in South Australia, according to former employees of the harvesting company…Continue readingDozens of koalas allegedly killed or injured during plantation logging on Kangaroo Island

Fury after Exxon chief says public to blame for climate failures

The world is off track to meet its climate goals and the public is to blame, Darren Woods, chief executive of oil giant ExxonMobil, has claimed. As the world’s…Continue readingFury after Exxon chief says public to blame for climate failures

‘Energy turmoil’ looms unless demand is checked, says Cop28 president

The problem of the ever-growing demand for power must be addressed if the world is not to risk descending into “energy turmoil” as it transitions towards clean energy, according…Continue reading‘Energy turmoil’ looms unless demand is checked, says Cop28 president

EnergyAustralia inaugurates 320MW Tallawarra B gas-fired power station

EnergyAustralia has announced the opening of its 320MW Tallawarra B gas-fired power station in New South Wales (NSW), Australia, following two years of construction. It is located next to…Continue readingEnergyAustralia inaugurates 320MW Tallawarra B gas-fired power station

‘The river has been destroyed’: expert says agriculture has overshadowed science in the Murray-Darling Basin

Dr Stuart Rowland, a retired principal research scientist who worked for NSW Fisheries for 36 years and remains a mentor to scientists in the agency, says there is a…Continue reading‘The river has been destroyed’: expert says agriculture has overshadowed science in the Murray-Darling Basin

Big firms with $7 tn exit climate investment pressure group

Launched in 2017, Climate Action 100+ aims to work with companies to halve their greenhouse gas emissions by 2030, through governance reforms, the elimination of emission through the value…Continue readingBig firms with $7 tn exit climate investment pressure group

LNG demand set to surge 50% by 2040 in clean-fuel transition, says Shell

Global liquefied natural gas demand is forecast to surge 50% by 2040 as the world transitions to cleaner fuel, Shell said in its latest annual LNG outlook. China was…Continue readingLNG demand set to surge 50% by 2040 in clean-fuel transition, says Shell

Oxford under fire for increasing fossil fuel investments

Oxford university has come under heavy criticism after its £6bn endowment fund increased its investment in fossil fuels just a few years after making a landmark commitment to divestment.  About £1…Continue readingOxford under fire for increasing fossil fuel investments

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

Greater glider put on path to extinction by NSW environmental watchdog

The EPA told stakeholders it was ditching specific search requirements for glider den trees, which must currently be retained with a 50-metre logging exclusion zone around each one. Instead,…Continue readingGreater glider put on path to extinction by NSW environmental watchdog

Tanya Plibersek urged to block ‘climate-wrecking’ Queensland coalmine that would raze koala habitat

The Queensland government approved the Vulcan South coalmine in the Bowen Basin earlier this month without requiring an environmental impact statement (EIS). But the project still needs approval from…Continue readingTanya Plibersek urged to block ‘climate-wrecking’ Queensland coalmine that would raze koala habitat

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

Australian court allows Santos pipeline to proceed after dismissing Tiwi Islanders’ case

An Australian court has dismissed an attempt by members of the indigenous population of the remote Tiwi Islands to block a new gas pipeline being built by oil and…Continue readingAustralian court allows Santos pipeline to proceed after dismissing Tiwi Islanders’ case

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

COP28 president says his firm will keep investing in oil

The president of the COP28 climate summit will continue with his oil company’s record investment in oil and gas production, despite coordinating a global deal to “transition away” from fossil fuels.…Continue readingCOP28 president says his firm will keep investing in oil

Failure of Cop28 on fossil fuel phase-out is ‘devastating’, say scientists

The failure of COP28 to call for a phase-out of fossil fuels is “devastating” and “dangerous” given the urgent need for action to tackle the climate crisis, scientists have said. One…Continue readingFailure of Cop28 on fossil fuel phase-out is ‘devastating’, say scientists

Big oil welcomes COP28 call to move away from fossil fuels in ‘orderly’ way

Climate agreement may fail to result in falls in oil and gas production. The world’s largest oil producers have saluted the COP28 agreement’s focus on an “orderly” move away…Continue readingBig oil welcomes COP28 call to move away from fossil fuels in ‘orderly’ way

Australia is preparing to burn – more fossil fuels

Australia passed breakthrough climate laws in March this year, 10 months after a new centre-left Labor government under Prime Minister Anthony Albanese took office. Even as the Albanese government…Continue readingAustralia is preparing to burn – more fossil fuels

Dubai summit adopts world-first ‘transition’ from fossil fuels

Nearly 200 nations meeting in Dubai on Wednesday approved a first-ever call for the world to transition away from fossil fuels. The biggest-ever COP meeting hosted more than 88,000…Continue readingDubai summit adopts world-first ‘transition’ from fossil fuels

Why are people still flying to climate conferences by private jet?

Rishi Sunak, David Cameron and King Charles are just three of the more than 70,000 delegates from nearly 200 countries at the latest UN climate summit in Dubai, COP28.…Continue readingWhy are people still flying to climate conferences by private jet?

Controversial carbon credits flood COP28, yet still no rules

The COP28 climate talks have been flooded with announcements hyping controversial carbon credits before rules for them have been hammered out, with environmental groups fearing “greenwashing” on a massive…Continue readingControversial carbon credits flood COP28, yet still no rules

Revealed: Saudi Arabia’s grand plan to ‘hook’ poor countries on oil

Saudi Arabia is driving a huge global investment plan to create demand for its oil and gas in developing countries, an undercover investigation has revealed. Critics said the plan…Continue readingRevealed: Saudi Arabia’s grand plan to ‘hook’ poor countries on oil

COP28 president says there is ‘no science’ behind demands for phase-out of fossil fuels

The president of COP28, Sultan Al Jaber, has claimed there is “no science” indicating that a phase-out of fossil fuels is needed to restrict global heating to 1.5˚C, the…Continue readingCOP28 president says there is ‘no science’ behind demands for phase-out of fossil fuels

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

Shifting Political Winds Threaten Progress on Europe’s Green Goals

Germany’s finance minister, withdrew his party’s support for a crucial agreement between the governing parties to phase out the nation’s coal-burning power plants by 2030. “Until it is clear…Continue readingShifting Political Winds Threaten Progress on Europe’s Green Goals

Scientists find hundreds of toxic chemicals in recycled plastics

When scientists examined pellets from recycled plastic collected in 13 countries they found hundreds of toxic chemicals, including pesticides and pharmaceuticals. The results are published in a study led…Continue readingScientists find hundreds of toxic chemicals in recycled plastics

UK Government tables Offshore Petroleum Licensing Bill in parliament

The UK government presented the Offshore Petroleum Licensing Bill to Parliament with the aim of enhancing the country’s economy, ensuring energy security, and facilitating the transition to a net-zero…Continue readingUK Government tables Offshore Petroleum Licensing Bill in parliament

Anglo American gets mining lease for Lake Lindsay coal mine expansion

UK-based mining company Anglo American has secured mining lease approval for the expansion of its Lake Lindsay coal mine in Australia. The mining lease for the coal mine expansion…Continue readingAnglo American gets mining lease for Lake Lindsay coal mine expansion

EnBW awards orders to GE Vernova for two CHP power stations in Germany

EnBW has awarded two orders to GE Vernova for the supply of H-class natural gas-fired combined cycle power generation equipment for two combined heat and power (CHP) power stations…Continue readingEnBW awards orders to GE Vernova for two CHP power stations in Germany

BP, Neptune, JAPEX start production from Seagull field in UK North Sea

British oil and gas company BP, together with its partners Neptune Energy and JAPEX, has started production from the Seagull oil and gas field in the UK North Sea.…Continue readingBP, Neptune, JAPEX start production from Seagull field in UK North Sea

Students ordered to wear masks in smog-hit Lahore

Authorities in Pakistan ordered schoolchildren in the smog-smothered city of Lahore to wear masks during lessons starting Thursday, an effort to protect against hazardous levels of polluted air. The…Continue readingStudents ordered to wear masks in smog-hit Lahore

Israel awards 12 offshore gas exploration licences to six companies

Israel’s Ministry of Energy and Infrastructure has awarded 12 licences to six companies to explore natural gas off the Mediterranean coast to enhance competition and diversify suppliers. “The winning…Continue readingIsrael awards 12 offshore gas exploration licences to six companies

Competitive Power Ventures completes 1.25GW Three Rivers natural gas-fired plant

Competitive Power Ventures (CPV) celebrated with its partners, local officials and supporters the successful completion of the CPV Three Rivers Energy Center (CPV Three Rivers) in Grundy County, IL.…Continue readingCompetitive Power Ventures completes 1.25GW Three Rivers natural gas-fired plant

Chevron signs $53bn all-stock deal to acquire rival oil and gas firm Hess

Chevron has agreed to acquire rival American publicly listed oil and gas company Hess in an all-stock deal worth $53bn in a move to upgrade and diversify its portfolio.…Continue readingChevron signs $53bn all-stock deal to acquire rival oil and gas firm Hess

EU abandons promise to ban toxic chemicals in consumer products

The EU has abandoned a promise to ban all but the most vital of toxic chemicals used in everyday consumer products, leaked documents show. Other legislation to be dropped…Continue readingEU abandons promise to ban toxic chemicals in consumer products

Seatrium delivers floating production unit for Gulf of Mexico project

Seatrium Limited announced the successful delivery of the Floating Production Unit (FPU), Whale, for deployment in the Gulf of Mexico, in accordance with the contract secured in November 2019…Continue readingSeatrium delivers floating production unit for Gulf of Mexico project

BP starts commercial operation of expanded Tangguh LNG facility in Indonesia

BP and its partners have shipped the first cargo of liquefied natural gas (LNG) from the newly constructed third liquefaction train at the Tangguh LNG facility in Indonesia. Safely…Continue readingBP starts commercial operation of expanded Tangguh LNG facility in Indonesia

Beach Energy makes new gas discovery at Tarantula Deep 1 well in Perth Basin

Australian oil and gas exploration and production company Beach Energy has made a gas discovery at Tarantula Deep-1 well in the Perth Basin, located in Western Australia. “With gas…Continue readingBeach Energy makes new gas discovery at Tarantula Deep 1 well in Perth Basin

UAE’s 1.8GW Hamriyah independent power plant starts commercial operations

Sharjah Electricity, Water, and Gas Authority (SEWA), Sharjah Hamriyah Independent Power (SHIPCO), and GE Vernova began the commercial operations of all three blocks of the 1.8GW Hamriyah Independent Power…Continue readingUAE’s 1.8GW Hamriyah independent power plant starts commercial operations

ADNOC Gas signs multi-year LNG supply deal with JERA Global Markets

UAE’s integrated gas processing company ADNOC Gas has entered into a multi-year liquified natural gas (LNG) supply agreement with JERA Global Markets, a subsidiary of Japan’s JERA. The agreement,…Continue readingADNOC Gas signs multi-year LNG supply deal with JERA Global Markets

QatarEnergy, Shell sign 27-year LNG supply agreements for up to 3.5mtpa to the Netherlands

Commenting on this occasion, His Excellency Minister Al-Kaabi said: “We are delighted to sign these two long-term LNG sale and purchase agreements with Shell that will further enhance our…Continue readingQatarEnergy, Shell sign 27-year LNG supply agreements for up to 3.5mtpa to the Netherlands

Roundup herbicide ingredient connected to epidemic levels of chronic kidney disease

For the past couple of decades, tens of thousands of people living in rural Sri Lanka have been devastated by kidney failure due to unclear causes, also known as…Continue readingRoundup herbicide ingredient connected to epidemic levels of chronic kidney disease

ExxonMobil doubles down on fossil fuels with $59.5 billion Pioneer deal

ExxonMobil is buying itsoil and gas rival Pioneer Natural Resources in a $59.5 billion megadeal. The latest ExxonMobil deal creates a shale-drilling behemoth in the U.S. Permian Basin, where…Continue readingExxonMobil doubles down on fossil fuels with $59.5 billion Pioneer deal

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

‘Watching extinction in real time’: conservationists losing hope for Australia’s swift parrot if logging continues

Experts predict there will be fewer than 100 individuals of the species by 2031 as the rate of decline in population grows faster. This month, the environment minister, Tanya…Continue reading‘Watching extinction in real time’: conservationists losing hope for Australia’s swift parrot if logging continues

Brazil minister says oil and green ambitions are not contradictory

There is “no contradiction” between Brazil’s plans to step up oil and gas exploration, including in waters off the Amazon rainforest, and its aspiration to lead the world’s transition…Continue readingBrazil minister says oil and green ambitions are not contradictory

World Bank spent billions of dollars backing fossil fuels in 2022

Urgewald, a campaign group that tracks global fossil fuel finance, found that the World Bank supplied about $3.7bn (£2.95bn) in trade finance in 2022 that was likely to have…Continue readingWorld Bank spent billions of dollars backing fossil fuels in 2022

In New Scramble for Africa, an Arab Sheikh Is Taking the Lead

A prominent sheikh in the oil-rich Gulf state hosting this year’s UN climate negotiations, COP28, is heading a new rush to capture and sell carbon credits by managing tens…Continue readingIn New Scramble for Africa, an Arab Sheikh Is Taking the Lead

Equinor begins production from Statfjord Øst expansion project in North Sea

The intent of the project is to boost production by 26 million barrels of oil equivalents from the satellite field of the Statfjord oil and gas field. The oil…Continue readingEquinor begins production from Statfjord Øst expansion project in North Sea

Shell begins production at Timi sweet gas field development in Malaysia

The Timi platform is designed to produce up to 50,000 barrels of oil equivalent per day of gas at peak production. It will transport its gas through a new…Continue readingShell begins production at Timi sweet gas field development in Malaysia

Carbon credit speculators could lose billions as offsets deemed ‘worthless’

Many credits in the voluntary market going unused, with study finding some offsetting could make global heating worse Carbon credit speculators could lose billions as scientific evidence shows many…Continue readingCarbon credit speculators could lose billions as offsets deemed ‘worthless’

Fossil fuels being subsidised at rate of $13m a minute

Fossil fuels benefited from record subsidies of $13 million (£10.3m) a minute in 2022, according to the International Monetary Fund, despite being the primary cause of the climate crisis.…Continue readingFossil fuels being subsidised at rate of $13m a minute

Equinor gets Norway’s approval for $1.3bn Snøhvit Future project

Subject to certain conditions, the approval secures the future operation of Snøhvit natural gas field in the Norwegian Sea and the Hammerfest LNG plant located on the island of…Continue readingEquinor gets Norway’s approval for $1.3bn Snøhvit Future project

Consulting firm EY worked for gas giant Santos while advising NSW on gas policy

Consultancy firm EY did not tell the New South Wales government it was conducting work for Santos before being awarded a $67,375 contract to inform a policy statement that…Continue readingConsulting firm EY worked for gas giant Santos while advising NSW on gas policy

Grant Shapps vows to ‘max out’ UK’s North Sea oil and gas reserves

Grant Shapps, energy minister, has insisted that the government will “max out” the UK’s remaining reserves of North Sea oil and gas, arguing this is compatible with Britain’s pledge…Continue readingGrant Shapps vows to ‘max out’ UK’s North Sea oil and gas reserves

With less than a year to go, the Murray-Darling Basin Plan is in a dreadful mess

The Murray Darling Basin Plan is an historic deal between state and federal governments to save Australia’s most important river system. The A$13 billion plan, inked over a decade…Continue readingWith less than a year to go, the Murray-Darling Basin Plan is in a dreadful mess

Shell signs 12-year LNG supply deal with Morocco

Shell has signed a new agreement to supply Morocco six billion cubic metres of liquefied natural gas (LNG) over 12 years. Morocco Minister of Energy Transition and Sustainable Development…Continue readingShell signs 12-year LNG supply deal with Morocco