Indian Government plans methanol-powered bus launch

The scheme will start with two pilot projects in Assam and Maharashtra

Scientists to turn ‘climate-changing gas to climate-saving fuel’

A team of global scientists is to develop clean fuel from carbon emissions which could be a “game-changing” transformation in the energy industry. The researchers have been granted £1.2 million to develop a new reactor that can produce fuel using sunlight and carbon dioxide. Led by experts at Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh, Scotland, they aim […]

BP’s new deal with Azerbaijani methanol firm

Oil giant BP signed a huge agreement with an Azerbaijani methanol production firm in London yesterday. The contract with AzMeCo, which will see BP buy methanol from the company’s plant in Azerbaijan, was witnessed by delegates at the Caspian Corridor conference (pictured). The countries in the Caspian region are believed to be some of the […]

East Africa could be the next Qatar for gas

East Africa could be the “next Qatar” for onshore gas exploration and production. Qatar is currently one of the largest exporters of liquefied natural gas followed by Malaysia, Indonesia and Australia. But industry experts believe it could soon have a rival in East African nations such as Tanzania and Mozambique which have recently been shown […]

UK firm wins Brazilian gas-to-chemicals contract

A UK engineering and construction firm has been awarded a contract to build a gas-to-chemicals facility in Brazil. Foster Wheeler’s agreement for Petrobras’ ‘Complexo Gas-Quimico UFN-IV’ will include design, technical assistance and training during the construction phase up until the successful completion of the plant. The plant is expected to produce more than 1million tonnes […]

BP Alaska oilfield leaks

One of BP’s oil fields in Alaska has closed after a spillage on Saturday afternoon. The Lisburne drill site was pressure testing new equipment when the incident took place. Around 50-100 barrels of methanol and produced water have been leaked on to the drilling’s gravel pads and 2,000 ft of surrounding tundra, according to estimates […]