Natural Gas

Carbon intensity of U.S. power generation continues to fall but varies widely by state

From 2016 to 2020, the carbon intensity of U.S. power generation fell 18%, driven by a shift in the U.S. electricity generation mix away from coal and toward natural gas and renewables.

History of the HPI: The 2000s: Net-zero, environmental regulations, capacity acceleration and digital transformation

Nichols, Lee, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

This final installment of the History of the HPI series details major events in the refining and petrochemicals industry over the past 20 yr, including stricter regulations/initiatives to curb carbon emissions, a safer and more environmentally friendly way to produce and handle chemicals, significant capital investments to boost production capacity and digital transformation.

U.S. Department of Energy invests $31 MM to advance carbon capture and storage for natural gas power and industrial sectors

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Fossil Energy and Carbon Management announced more than $31 MM in funding for 10 projects to develop carbon capture technologies.

The downstream rundown: In case you missed it 08/19

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

Electric drive LNG can grow with the clean energy transition

Ellrich, J., Black & Veatch

As companies across markets set aggressive decarbonization goals and sustainability commitments to align with changing regulations and consumer demands for greener energy and fuel, the liquefied natural gas (LNG) industry is searching for ways to lower emissions.

History of the HPI: The 1990s: Clean fuels and emissions mitigation, M&A, GTL and the fieldbus wars

Nichols, Lee, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

Much like several initiatives passed in the 1970s and 1980s, the 1990s were a decade heavily focused on environmental issues, with many new regulations being enacted to not only mitigate industrial and vehicle emissions but also to advance the production of clean fuels globally.

PetroChina begins $4.5-B refinery expansion

PetroChina has launched a $4.52 B program to expand a subsidiary refinery in southern China into an integrated petrochemicals complex.

FPT Industrial powers the first LNG trucks on Indian roads

FPT Industrial and Blue Energy Motors have signed an agreement with the goal of deploying the very first LNG trucks in India, powered by FPT N67 NG BSVI compliant engines, on the country’s roads by the end of the year.

History of the HPI: The 1980s: Oil spike/collapse, liquid crystals, conducting polymers and the rise of AR/VR

Nichols, Lee, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

Several major impactful events took place in the global oil and gas and petrochemical industries in the 1980s.

HRSG water/steam sampling: Do it right or face potential consequences

Buecker, B., ChemTreat, Inc.; Powalisz, J., Sentry Equipment Corp.

Many large industrial facilities—including refineries, and chemical and petrochemical plants—are increasingly turning to co-generation for process steam and power production.