Environment & Safety

The downstream rundown: In case you missed it 09/23

In case you missed any downstream news, here are the top stories from last week.

Woodside joins Aiming for Zero methane emissions initiative

Woodside Energy has signed the Aiming for Zero Methane Emissions Initiative, becoming the first Australasian company to do so. By signing the initiative Woodside is committing to striving to reach near-zero methane emissions from its operated assets by 2030.

Canada and United Arab Emirates first to back maritime sector’s green fuel initiative

Representatives of the maritime sector have officially launched an initiative to catalyze the supply of green fuels to support the global energy transition.

Argentine oil workers strike after refinery explosion kills three

Argentina's largest oil union said it launched an indefinite strike on Thursday after an explosion at a refinery in the western province of Neuquen killed three.

Galp's Sines refinery to shut down for 25 days in October

Portugal's 220,000 barrels per day Sines refinery, owned by Galp Energia, will shut down for 25 days starting on a yet unspecified date in October for planned maintenance.

Sponsored Content: An Introduction to Grab Sampling

Grab sampling, also known as spot sampling, laboratory sampling, field sampling, or sometimes just sampling—involves the collection of a sample fluid in a pipeline, tank, or system. The sample is then analyzed to help operators validate process conditions, evaluate products for environmental emissions according to local regulations, and detect whether the product is up to customer specifications.

Air Liquide, Chevron, Keppel Infrastructure, and Petrochina form consortium to explore CCUS solutions

Air Liquide, Chevron, Keppel Infrastructure, and PetroChina announced they have signed an MoU to form a consortium which will aim to evaluate and advance the development of large-scale carbon capture, utilization, and sequestration solutions.

Neste to establish joint venture for production of renewable fuels with Marathon Petroleum in the U.S.

Neste and Marathon announced an agreement to establish a 50/50 joint venture to produce renewable diesel following a conversion project of Marathon's refinery in Martinez, California.

Fortescue announces execution plan for industry-leading decarbonization

Fortescue Metals Group Ltd updated its world leading heavy industry decarbonization strategy, aiming to eliminate fossil fuel use and achieve real zero terrestrial emissions (Scope 1 and 2) across its iron ore operations by 2030.

Topsoe increases climate commitment through industry-leading net-zero targets

Through investment in renewable energy technology and changes to production processes, Topsoe aims to reduce operational emissions by 30% in 2024 and at least 95% in 2030.