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China's key energy production base turns to hydrogen in pursuit of green development

The Ningdong Energy and Chemical Industry Base in northwest China's Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region, one of China's major energy production bases, is eyeing opportunities in hydrogen energy production.

ZeroAvia raises more cash for zero-emission hydrogen plane plan

Hydrogen plane startup ZeroAvia said it had secured $37.7 MM in new cash via a funding round led by Bill Gates' Breakthrough Energy Ventures and from the British government to support its bid to develop zero-emission aircraft.

Marine fleets explore H2 in quest for net-zero carbon emissions

The first tests of hydrogen fuel in ocean-going vessels took place in the latter half of 2020, as the maritime industry explores technologies to reduce CO2 emissions and confidence grows in the safety of hydrogen's use as a commercial fuel.

Japan aims to eliminate gasoline vehicles by mid-2030s, boost green growth

Japan aims to eliminate gasoline-powered vehicles in the next 15 years, the government said, in a plan to reach net zero carbon emissions and generate nearly $2 trillion a year in green growth by 2050.

Hyundai Motor Company, INEOS sign an MoU to accelerate the global hydrogen economy

Hyundai and INEOS will jointly investigate opportunities for the production and supply of hydrogen as well as the worldwide deployment of hydrogen applications and technologies.

BP and Ørsted to create renewable H2 partnership in Germany

BP and Ørsted signed a letter of intent (LOI) in mid-November 2020 to jointly develop a ‎project for industrial-scale production of green hydrogen—a significant step in developing ‎BP's hydrogen business. Green hydrogen is made by the electrolysis of water using ‎renewable power, producing zero emissions.

China Launches 685-Mile Section of Natural Gas Pipeline

Operations have started on the middle portion of the China-Russia East natural gas pipeline, allowing natural gas from the Power of Siberia system in Russia to be transmitted to the smog-prone Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei region in northern China.

Enbridge Adds Solar Facilities to Power Pipeline Operations

Enbridge, citing a recent pledge to achieve net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050, broke ground on a second solar facility to help power natural gas pipeline compressor stations.

Flint Water Lawsuit Proposes $642 Million Settlement

A lawsuit filed on behalf of Flint, Michigan residents, who were harmed by lead-tainted water, proposed a settlement that totals about $641 million.

Chicago Plans to Replace Lead Water Pipes

Chicago water management officials say they are working on a plan to replace the lead service pipes that connect more than 350,000 homes to the city’s cast-iron street mains, but it is not clear how the massive program will be funded.

Terrorists Blamed for Pipeline Blast in Syria

The Syrian government said an explosion on a main gas pipeline traversing the Middle East on Monday was the result of a terrorist attack, and the United States said it suspected Islamic State militants of carrying out the sabotage.

States Rush to Use CARES Act Funding for Fiber Infrastructure Ahead of Deadline

Fearful of losing federal pandemic dollars, officials from states across the country are rushing to finish projects by the end of the year aimed at expanding broadband internet into underserved areas.

EU 'Highly Concerned' by U.S. Stance on Nord Stream Pipeline

A delegation of EU member states has raised concerns with the U.S. State Department that sanctions in response to the construction of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline under the Baltic Sea are a breach of international law.

FERC Approves NGPL Expansion to Serve Gulf Coast LNG Exports

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has given Kinder Morgan's Natural Gas Pipeline of America a green light to start construction on Phase 2 of its Gulf Coast Southbound Expansion Project, adding 300,000 Dth/d of firm southbound capacity.

Australia rejoins road to shale riches

Shale gas developers are beginning to ramp up their exploration efforts following the end of a freeze on fracking approvals in the Northern Territory

Trafigura goes upstream

The trading house expands its E&P footprint, but does not want to go down the ‘mini-major’ route