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 […]

Other airlines soar above Qantas in efficiency rankings

  Qantas is the most emissions-intensive airline operating across the Pacific. That’s according to the International Council on Clean Transportation, which says the airline uses the two most fuel-intensive aircraft and carries the most empty seats of any transpacific airline. The group says for each kilometre Qantas transports a passenger across the Pacific, it uses […]

Burning oil tanker in East China Sea sinks

The Sanchi oil tanker burning in the East China Sea for more than a week has sunk. That’s according to Chinese media reports, which say all 32 crew members on the ship have been killed. The Sanchi and a cargo ship collided 160 miles off Shanghai just over a week ago. The tanker, which was carrying […]

UK receives first LNG cargo from Russia’s new terminal

The UK has received its first shipment of liquified natural gas (LNG) from Russia’s controversial Yamal facility in the Arctic. National Grid confirmed the Christophe de Margerie tanker has docked at the London Thamesport on the Isle of Grain in Kent and offloaded its cargo of 170,000 cubic tonnes. The gas originates from the sanction-hit […]

‘LNG will become widespread fuel for ships’ say experts

Around 80% of liquefied natural gas (LNG) experts believe it will become a widespread fuel for the shipping industry. That’s according to a new survey of 500 industry specialists conducted by Oil & Gas IQ. This figure is up from 68% in 2016, with the majority of respondents saying the fuel is better suited to […]

Business prices for oil and gas soar as electricity costs fall in 2017

Businesses paid more for gas and coal but less for electricity in 2017. That’s according to The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy’s latest Energy Price Report, which suggests while average industrial prices rose by 6.9% for gas and by 9.3% for coal between last autumn and this autumn, electricity prices fell 0.3%. The report […]

New process converts emissions to clean fuel

A new process could convert captured greenhouse gas emissions into a useful fuel. The technique, developed by scientists at the US Department of Energy’s (DoE) Idaho National Laboratory (INL), could help carbon capture and storage (CCS) technologies become more widely implemented by making them much more economically viable. The researchers have developed an efficient process […]