Business , Legislation , Infrastructure , Health, Safety & Environment , Emissions , Renewables , Pipelines

Biden Takes Sweeping Day One Action on Energy, Keystone XL

Soon after his inauguration, U.S. President Joe Biden signed executive actions that included formally revoking the permit needed to build the Keystone XL oil pipeline and rejoining the Paris Agreement on climate change.

January 20, 2021

Public Capital , Health, Safety & Environment , Emissions , Acquisitions & Divestitures

Norway’s Equinor Completes Oil Sands Exit with Athabasca Sale

Equinor, formerly called Statoil, received the Athabasca Oil shares in 2017 as part of a deal to sell its Kai Kos Dehseh oil sands project in the Canadian province of Alberta.

January 20, 2021

Emissions , Renewables

Chamber Shifts Position, Backs Emissions Laws

Group supports a market-based approach to accelerate reductions in greenhouse gases.

January 20, 2021

Legislation , International , Health, Safety & Environment , Emissions

Biden Set to Rejoin Paris Climate Accord, Impose Curbs on US Oil Industry

The announcements will also include a sweeping order to review all of Trump's actions weakening climate change protections, the revocation of a vital permit for the Keystone XL and a moratorium on leasing activities in the Alaska National Wildlife Refuge, Biden aids say.

January 20, 2021

Public Capital , Health, Safety & Environment , Emissions , Renewables , Technology , Storage

Occidental Petroleum Claims Green Push ‘Does More Than Tesla’

Occidental Petroleum pumps more CO₂ into the ground than carmaker Tesla prevents being emitted on roads, CEO Vicki Hollub says.

January 20, 2021

Exploration & Production , Methane , Health, Safety & Environment , Emissions , Midstream

Report: Methane Emissions from Oil, Gas Production Fell 10% in 2020

In 2020, oil and gas operations emitted over 70 million tonnes of methane, or around 10% less than in 2019, the IEA says.

January 19, 2021

Public Capital , Health, Safety & Environment , Emissions , Renewables , Acquisitions & Divestitures

Total to Buy $2.5 Billion Stake in Adani Green Energy

Total is paying $2.5 billion for a share in India's Adani Green Energy and its solar power assets, in what the French company said was its biggest investment yet in renewables.

January 19, 2021

Business , Markets , Health, Safety & Environment , Emissions , Renewables , Technology

PATH FORWARD: KPMG’s New US Head of Energy Angie Gildea on Navigating 2021

Angie Gildea, who was recently named the U.S. national sector lead for KPMG’s energy business, sat down with Hart Energy’s Jessica Morales to talk about key areas the oil and gas industry should focus on in the year ahead.

January 19, 2021

Public Capital , Health, Safety & Environment , Emissions

France’s Total Leaves API Citing Climate, Political Differences

Total’s departure will mark the first major energy company to quit API, which is the largest U.S. oil and gas lobby and the primary trade group for the industry.

January 15, 2021

Investment , Health, Safety & Environment , Emissions , Technology

Chevron Invests in Carbon Capture Startup Blue Planet Systems

Chevron and San Jose-based Blue Planet also signed a letter of intent to collaborate on potential pilot projects and commercial development in some geographies.

January 15, 2021