BP scraps proposed plans for $1.3bn petrol station takeover

The energy giant planned to buy 533 Woolworths sites in Australia

UPS commits to delivering 700 gas-powered trucks across US

The delivery and haulage firm also said it would build an additional five gas fuelling stations

Government ‘must encourage LPG take-up in off-grid homes’

The LPG trade association says the fuel can help displace carbon-intensive fossil fuel use

‘Less than 0.01% of US school buses use alternative fuel sources’

Around 95% of all such vehicles in operation in 2017 were powered by diesel engines

UK provides £2m funding boost for low carbon fuels

It aims to help develop new technologies, reduce emissions, improve air quality and create jobs

New service to track carbon intensity of heat hits market

Erda Energy has launched a weekly analysis of the carbon intensity of various heating technologies in the UK

Industry professionals ‘confident about future of gas’

Most oil and gas professionals are confident about the role of natural gas up to 2050. That’s according to a  new report published by the Energy Institute, which explores the opinions of almost 200 industry leaders towards reducing the climate change impacts of the fuel. Those responding to the survey said carbon capture and storage (CCS) […]

Reducing particulate matter matters, say researchers

Researchers are investigating the role neutrons could play in developing particulate matter filters for petrol vehicles to reduce air pollution. A team of researchers at the Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) are studying soot collection and removal in particulate filters with neutron imaging, a technique able to detect very fine layers […]

IEA: US could lead non-OPEC oil production in 2018

The US is expected to lead fast-rising oil production in non-OPEC countries this year, which is likely to see supply grow by more than demand. That’s according to the International Energy Agency (IEA), which says US crude output increased by a “colossal” 846,000 barrels a day in the three months leading up to November. It […]

Energy firms cook up clean fuel with old oil

  A new pilot plant in the UK is converting used cooking oil into biodiesel. Innovation provider CPI has partnered with Green Lizard Technologies (GLT) to turn old oils into low-sulfur biodiesel feedstocks and a range of other useful chemicals that can be used to make soaps, healthcare products and detergents. The facility in Teesside […]