Environment

EIA: Energy-related CO2 emissions expected to fall in 2017, rise in 2018

Energy-related carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions fell in both 2015 and 2016, and they are expected to fall again in 2017, based on forecasts in EIA’s Short-Term Energy Outlook.

Indian PM Modi targets more energy reforms after meeting oil chiefs

NEW DELHI (Reuters) — India's prime minister sees scope for further reform of the country's energy sector and has received "focused suggestions" from some of the world's leading energy companies, the office of the premier said on Monday.

EPA: US greenhouse gas emissions fall 2% in 2016, led by power industry

WASHINGTON (Reuters) — Greenhouse gas emissions from America's largest industrial facilities fell 2% in 2016 to 2.99 Bt, led by a large cut from the power sector, according to data published on Thursday by the Environmental Protection Agency.

Show Preview: ADIPEC

Blume, Adrienne, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

The 20th edition of Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition & Conference (ADIPEC) will take place 13–16 November at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre.

Roundtable: The reality of process safety risk

Cline, G., Keim, K., Aberdeen Group; Neill, M., Petrotechnics North America; Thomas, J., Process Improvement Institute

Unavoidably, process safety risks are often managed in different parts of an organization.

California cities sue big oil firms over climate change

(Reuters) — California cities San Francisco and Oakland filed separate lawsuits against five oil companies on Wednesday seeking billions of dollars to protect against rising sea levels they blamed on climate change, according to public documents.

Tillerson says US could stay in Paris climate accord

WASHINGTON (Reuters) — The United States could remain in the Paris climate accord under the right conditions, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on Sunday, signaling a shift in tone from the Trump administration, which angered allies with its decision to pull out of the agreement.

Oil and chemical spills from Hurricane Harvey big, but dwarfed by Katrina

NEW YORK/BOSTON (Reuters) — More than 22,000 bbl of oil, refined fuels and chemicals spilled at sites across Texas in the wake of Hurricane Harvey, along with millions of cubic feet of natural gas and hundreds of tons of other toxic substances, a Reuters review of company reports to the US Coast Guard shows.

Greek oil spill spreads to Athens Riviera

ATHENS (Reuters) — Crews scrambled on Wednesday to clean up an oil spill from a sunken tanker which had spread to some of Athens's most popular beaches.

EU carmakers offer conditional 20% CO2 cut by 2030

FRANKFURT/BRUSSELS (Reuters) — European carmakers have offered a further 20% cut in average carbon dioxide emissions for their vehicles in the next round of EU goals currently being drawn up, but said full compliance should wait until 2030 and remains conditional on consumer uptake of electrified cars.