IEA: Almost 70m tonnes of methane emitted by global oil and gas industry in 2020

The amount is equivalent to the total energy-related carbon dioxide emissions of the European Union

US awards $47m to commercialise ‘transformational’ energy technologies

It is supporting ‘high risk and potentially disruptive’ new electric vehicle battery, data centre efficiency, grid modernisation, emissions mitigation and storage technologies

Drones to locate abandoned oil and gas wells in New York

The wells release methane, which is many times more potent than carbon dioxide as a greenhouse gas and is second only to CO2 in its overall contribution to climate change

New York’s $226bn pension fund to divest from fossil fuels by 2025

It has set a long term goal to transition its portfolio to net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2040

Almost a fifth of North Sea oil companies ‘expect to make further cuts in their workforce next year’

Almost 22% of oil and gas businesses have reduced their staff by more than 10% during 2020, according to new research

Oil and gas majors commit to report and reduce methane emissions

The Oil and Gas Methane Partnership aims to deliver a 45% reduction in the industry’s methane emissions by 2025 and a 60% to 75% reduction by 2030

Large methane leaks ‘increased dramatically by 32%’ in first eight months of 2020

The emissions in Algeria, Russia and Turkmenistan have increased by more than 40%, according to a report

Equinor announces new oil and gas discovery

Recoverable resources are estimated at up to almost 38m barrels of oil equivalent

Gaia Says No – Can black go green?

Can the fossil fuel industries really change and adapt to the net zero world? Join us for an exploration in this episode

Around 80% of Scottish oil workers ‘considering career impacts of climate change’

New research from industry body Scottish Renewables suggests 77% of oil and gas employees are positive about retraining to join the renewable sector