For ‘windfall tax’, read ‘profits levy’: Sunak doubles fuel help, as £15bn package offers...

After weeks of denying he’d impose a windfall tax on North Sea oil and gas extractors, Chancellor Rishi Sunak today bowed to Ofgem’s fears...

‘Natural’ gas without climate warming? Brit pair partner in its promotion

Two technology pioneers in clean synthetic gas allied today in pursuit of perfecting, then selling hydrogen and other intermediate low-carbon fuels fabricated from waste. EQTEC...

Shell’s van Beurden sees “inevitable” heavier oilco taxes to protect poor

In an allusion to the windfall tax opposed almost uniquely among western Europe’s government leaders by former oil accountant Liz Truss, departing Shell chief...

Frack Britain back to the future, demands backbencher, as oil hits $130 a barrel

The Conservative leader of the hard-right Net Zero Group this morning announced a co-ordinated call for a revival of Britain’s fracking industry, in response...

Oil and gas authority seeks first CCUS bids for sub-sea sequestration

 The North Sea Transition Authority (NSTA) has this week fired the starting gun for the UK’s first-ever licensing round in offshore carbon storage. Thirteen zones...

Turquoise is latest shade of ‘clean’ hydrogen, says HiiROC  

After blue, green, pink and grey, surging hydrogen’s expanding palette of colours welcomed another hue this morning, reflecting the gas' spectrum of ever-increasing varieties,...

Green hydrogen to help spin 2.2GW turbines? RWE ponders CCUS for Pembroke

Generation leviathan RWE has asked specialists engineers Fluor to size up the opportunity of retrofitting carbon capture, use and storage (CCUS) equipment onto its...

Shell ‘sorry’ for Russian trade, pumps country’s profits towards Ukrainian refugees

Oil supermajor Shell today announced its intention to exit petrol retailing in Russia and cease trading in the country’s oil and gas, as its...

Equinor seeks Net Zero Hydrogen cash for Saltend H2H’s twin

Norwegian powerco Equinor this morning confirmed a bid application for its second blue hydrogen plant in England’s Humberside energy cluster.  Its target is 1.2GW...

Crisis latest:  Windfall tax on oil majors, say Labour: Keep Net Zero measures & tax carbon,...

The ‘temporary’ energy price crisis of suspected No.10 party-attender and beleaguered premier Johnson has ground on into its fourth month, with an appeal from...

North Sea: Government’s 100 new licences to ‘drill, baby, drill’

Britain's oil and gas regulator this morning began delivering on the Truss administration’s enthusiasm for hydrocarbons, inviting interest towards its likely authorising of 100...

Every Shell director faces ‘world first’ legal suit over environmental risk

Environmental lawyers Client Earth are suing all 13 directors and non-executive directors of Shell, alleging personal and corporate breach of UK company law in...

Competition watchdog finds ‘cause for concern’ in refineries’ pricing

Cartel-busters at the government’s arms-length Competitions and Markets Authority have reported to D-BEIS their ‘cause for concern’ in the trading margins posted by Britain’s...

Exxon-Mobil says it’ll reach Net Zero by 2050, but still won’t commit on most...

The global oil major with the longest history and the deepest pockets in covertly seeking to discredit climate science has apparently come in from...

HOP2 it: Oil industry pockets Holyrood’s £2m towards commercialising blue hydrogen

The British oil industry’s Net Zero Technology Centre has been awarded £2.12M from the Scottish government, in quest of a means to deliver commercially...
LNG shipments drive down UK power prices

US to source 15 Bn cubic metres of LNG for EU this year, Biden...

Russian supplier Gazprom’s grip on European gas consumers weakened further this morning as US President Joe Biden confirmed to EU Commission head Ursula van...

Pope backs worldwide call for ban on new pumping of fossil fuels

Pope Francis has given his backing for a global ban on new exploration of oil and gas resources. In the run up to CoP27 in...

Shell’s 2021 profits quadruple

As 25 million British consumers awaited news this morning of a new Ofgem-sanctioned price cap set push energy bills up an eye-watering 50%, fossil...

Chaos follows MPs’ fracking debate: Tory whips “resign” then “un-resign”, after Rees-Mogg seeks clearer...

A Parliamentary vote on a Labour ban on fracking ended in chaos last night, amid allegations of ministers physically pushing their own MPs into...