Category Archives: Energy, Gas & Oil

Energy, Gas & Oil Press Releases & News distributed via EuropaWire

Saudi Aramco takes over Shell’s stake in SASREF refinery in Jubail Industrial City, Saudi Arabia

THE HAGUE, The Netherlands / DHAHRAN, Saudi Arabia, 22-Apr-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Royal Dutch Shell plc has announced that its Shell Saudi Arabia Refining Limited’s 50% holdings of the SASREF refining joint venture in Jubail Industrial City, Kingdom of Saudi … Read the full press release

ENGIE backs French Ministry of Sports’ Performance Pact for the second time

PARIS, 16-Apr-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — ENGIE has just committed to support eight top athletes along the road that will hopefully lead them to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. ENGIE’s CEO Isabelle Kocher has signed a new Performance Pact on Monday 15 … Read the full press release

Vattenfall teams up with Siemens Gamesa for the latest generation of offshore wind power turbines in the North Sea

STOCKHOLM, 16-Apr-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — The newest available offshore wind power turbine (10 MW) in the North Sea will be deployed by Vattenfall and Siemens Gamesa. Together, both companies plan to install 76 powerful turbines in the Hollandse Kust Zuid … Read the full press release

Neste on climate change discussion in Finland: transport-related emissions must be reduced immediately

ESPOO, 9-Apr-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Neste calls on the next government in Finland to set more ambitious targets for emission reductions for the next four years. Neste believes that transport-related emissions must be reduced immediately and for the purpose both … Read the full press release

New LNG carrier for Knutsen OAS will use an integrated propulsion and cargo handling solution from Wärtsilä

HELSINKI, 8-Apr-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — New 30,000 cbm LNG vessel will rely on integrated propulsion and cargo handling solution from Wärtsilä. The effective interfacing between the vessel’s propulsion, onboard auxiliary power generation, and cargo control processes will be ensured by … Read the full press release

Equinor Energy AS: drilling of wildcat well 36/1-3 part of production licence 885 finished: the well is dry

EDINBURGH, 3-Apr-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Equinor Energy AS, operator of production licence 885, containing the Presto prospect, has just finished the drilling of wildcat well 36/1-3. Transocean Spitsbergen drilling facility was responsible for the drilling of the well 36/1-3, and … Read the full press release

Italian National Research Council (CNR) and Eni to establish four linked research centres in southern Italy

LECCE, 25-Mar-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — The Italian National Research Council (CNR) (The Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche) and Eni have just signed a Joint Research Agreement (JRA) with the aim at setting up four linked research centres in southern Italy. The … Read the full press release

Jeroen Schouten Named Regional Manager, Europe of AeroGo, Inc.

Product offerings that solve challenges inherent to moving heavy loads SEATTLE, WA, United States, 20-Mar-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — AeroGo, Inc. is pleased to welcome Jeroen Schouten to the position of Regional Manager for Europe. Jeroen’s considerable expertise in aviation, aerospace, … Read the full press release

Wärtsilä signs five-year Lifecycle solution agreements with PowerPac Mutiara Jamalpur Power Plant and LafargeHolcim Bangladesh 

HELSINKI, 14-Mar-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Wärtsilä announced it has signed five-year Lifecycle solution agreements for two power plants in Bangladesh. Customers PowerPac Mutiara Jamalpur Power Plant Ltd and LafargeHolcim Bangladesh Ltd can be assured that their plants can be operated … Read the full press release

David Clark, Lloyd’s Register’s newly appointed global energy director, to lead LR’s energy business transformation

LONDON, 12-Mar-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Lloyd’s Register‘s newly appointed global energy director David Clark to lead the transformation of the energy business of Lloyd’s Register (LR). The company is planning to reposition the professional services portfolio for growth through the … Read the full press release

Laxaskogen wind farm completed on schedule: 25.2 megawatts installed

CUXHAVEN, 28-Feb-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Project developer PNE AG has just completed the Swedish wind energy project Laxaskogen. The wind farm in Sweden has been developed by PNE on behalf of the owner and sold in 2017 to the German … Read the full press release

Strategically located in Houston, the new failure lab of DNV GL expands the company’s global network of laboratories and test facilities

HOUSTON, Texas, United States, 28-Feb-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — New DNV GL failure analysis facility will open in Houston, Texas with the aim to prevent and learn from failures and continue to improve safety, reliability and up-time. The new center support … Read the full press release

Global demand for liquefied natural gas (LNG) to reach 384 million tonnes in 2020 – Shell LNG Outlook 2019

THE HAGUE, 25-Feb-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — According to Shell’s LNG Outlook for 2019 the global demand for liquefied natural gas (LNG) will reach 384 million tonnes by 2020. The use of LNG in 2018 around the world has also grown by 27 million tonnes … Read the full press release

Wind energy continues to grow as share in EU’s electricity mix

BRUSSELS, 21-Feb-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — WindEurope report reveals that in 2018, wind energy provided 14% of the EU’s electricity, an increase from 12% in 2017. Wind power capacity rose in Europe by 11.3 GW in 2018: 8.6 GW onshore and … Read the full press release

Neste to drive successful execution of its global growth strategy in renewable products with new organizational structure

ESPOO, 19-Feb-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Neste Corporation redesigns its organizational structure to strengthen its global growth strategy in renewable products. Neste will divide its growing Renewable Products business area into three business units and one operational platform each of which … Read the full press release

Total to increase the supply of recycled polypropylene for automotive applications with Synova’s acquisition 

PARIS, 18-Feb-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Synova, based in France and leader in manufacturing high-performance recycled polypropylene for the automotive sector, has been acquired by Total. The deal’s amount has not been disclosed. Following the acquisition, Total’s polymers know-how will be combined with Synova’s recycling … Read the full press release

Roland Berger study sees pan-European growth in the demand for energy efficiency services; market expected to double in size by 2025

MUNICH, 13-Feb-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — New study by Roland Berger, released on 13 February, looks into the market for energy efficiency services across Europe. According to the research paper the key findings are 1) the market is expected to grow to EUR … Read the full press release

Eni and SABIC partner over truly innovative technology for natural gas conversion into synthesis gas 

MILAN, 8-Feb-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Eni and SABIC will join forces and R&D capacity to work on and develop further an innovative technology for natural gas conversion into synthesis gas to further be transformed into high value fuels and chemicals, such as methanol. … Read the full press release

Proposals now accepted by NWO’s Science PPP Fund within Chemistry, Energy, High-Tech Systems & Materials, Agri & Food and ICT

THE HAGUE, 7-Feb-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Science-wide PPP fund by NWO Domain Science opens for public-private research within the NWO Domain Science. Chemistry (including BBE), Energy, High-Tech Systems & Materials, Agri & Food and ICT are the top sectors open for cooperation between … Read the full press release

Offshore wind energy in Europe as of 2019: 105 wind farms across 11 countries with a total capacity of 18.5 GW

BRUSSELS, 7-Feb-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — According to new data made public by WindEurope, the size and scale of offshore wind continues to rise in Europe. As of February 2019, Europe already has 105 offshore wind farms across 11 countries with a total capacity … Read the full press release

Eni acquires what would be the largest photovoltaic farm in the Northern Territory

MILAN, 5-Feb-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Eni, through its subsidiary in Australia Eni Australia Limited, has just completed the acquisition a solar project in the Northern Territory of Australia. The project is construction-ready and includes the installation of 33.7 MWp (Mega Watt peak) of ground-mounted PV panels and … Read the full press release

14th EU Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW): working towards Europe’s Sustainable Energy Future

BRUSSELS, 5-Feb-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — ENTSO-E announces a strategic partnership that will put spotlight in the importance of transmission system operators (TSOs) for electricity in shaping a more sustainable European energy landscape. As a chosen strategic partner of one of the most important … Read the full press release

ENGIE recognized for its climate actions by Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) with A score based on its 2018 disclosure

LA DÉFENSE, France, 30-Jan-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — ENGIE’s CDP disclosure for 2018 has been recognized by the environmental impact non-profit organization Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP). ENGIE has been given an “A” score by CDP, which is the highest in the CDP Climate Change Assessment. This is the third … Read the full press release

Elli.eco’s first product called Volkswagen Naturstrom® is now available across Germany: 100 percent CO2-free electricity from wind, solar or hydroelectric power

WOLFSBURG, 30-Jan-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Elli, which stands for Electric life, is a newly established company (2018) part of Volkswagen Group that aims to be the first provider on the market to offer a seamless energy and charging experience for electric car … Read the full press release

New retail station in Jinan city, Shandong, China for BP marks the start of its plan to add 1,000 new sites across China

SHANDONG, China, 29-Jan-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — BP opens its first branded station in Shandong, China. The new store is opened through BP’s new joint venture partnership with Dongming Petrochemical. It is located in the Huaiyin district of Jinan city. BP plans to … Read the full press release

Glengorm becomes another great success for Total in the North Sea offshore U.K.

PARIS, 29-Jan-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Total has announced a new significant discovery on the Glengorm prospect located in the Central Graben, which is part of the P2215 license. The license was previously part of the Maersk Oil portfolio, in water depth of … Read the full press release

Eni to acquire 20% equity in ADNOC Refining for $3.3 billion after deduction of the net debt and subject to closing adjustments

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates, 28-Jan-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Eni’s acquisition of the 20 percent stake in the ADNOC Refining represents one of the largest ever refinery transactions. The agreed price for the 20 percent stake in the refinery, being $3.3 billion, corresponds to an … Read the full press release

Siemens Gamesa will supply 36 units of its SG 3.4-132 wind turbine for the Voltalia wind project in Brazil

Siemens Gamesa will supply 36 units of its SG 3.4-132 wind turbine model with a flexible power rating of 3.55 MW These wind turbines will be commissioned in 2020 ZAMUDIO, 25-Jan-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) recently signed … Read the full press release

The Delft University of Technology’s solar racing team will compete as “Vattenfall Solar Team” from 2019

STOCKHOLM, 23-Jan-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Vattenfall has signed a new four-year sponsorship deal with the solar racing team from Delft. Ever since competing in the World Solar Challenge for the first time in 2001, the Nuon Solar Team has been sponsored … Read the full press release

Enel now with 130 Fast Recharge charging stations installed along long-distance roads in Italy and Austria

ROME, 22-Jan-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Enel has installed 130 Fast Recharge charging stations, equal to 260 recharging points, which are now operating along the long-distance roads of Italy and Austria as part of the EVA+ project (Electric Vehicles Arteries). Operational in … Read the full press release