Greenhouse Gases

Vopak Deer Park terminal, EPA reach emissions controls agreement

DEER PARK, Texas -- Vopak Terminal Deer Park announced that it has reached an agreement with the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the United States Department of Justice, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality and the Texas Attorney General regarding emissions controls at its Deer Park, Texas, facility.

Investors to press Shell over climate pay policy small print

LONDON (Reuters) -- Investors are pushing oil giant Royal Dutch Shell to explain the finer details of its plan to link executives' bonus pay to lowering carbon emissions, urging more transparency as the world shifts away from fossil fuels.

Trump’s climate dilemma: Will US remain in the Paris Accord?

Smith, Ashley, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

US Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson signed an agreement at a meeting of the Arctic nations Thursday, recognizing the Paris climate accord. With the signing of this agreement, what does that say about the administration’s stand on the Paris accord, and will the President decide the US should stay in it?

Tillerson gives nod at Arctic meet to climate change action

FAIRBANKS, Alaska (Reuters) -- US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson signed an agreement recognizing the landmark Paris climate accord at a meeting of Arctic nations in Alaska on Thursday, but said President Donald Trump was not rushing to decide whether to leave or weaken US commitments to the pact.

German minister to try to persuade US to remain in climate pact

BERLIN (Reuters) -- German Environment Minister Barbara Hendricks said on Tuesday she would seek to convince the administration of US President Donald Trump to remain part of the Paris Climate Agreement during her trip to the United States later this month.

Britain loses case to delay submission of air pollution plan

LONDON (Reuters) -- The British government has failed in a legal bid to delay the publication of its plan to tackle air pollution until after the general election on June 8.

Republican lawmakers urge Trump to weaken Paris climate pact pledge

WASHINGTON (Reuters) -- A group of nine Republican lawmakers urged President Donald Trump to keep the United States in the 2015 Paris climate agreement but to reduce its pledge to cut greenhouse gas emissions, as Trump advisors were set on Thursday to discuss whether to leave the pact.

Daimler says diesel probes could result in penalties, recalls

FRANKFURT (Reuters) -- Daimler on Wednesday reiterated that recent steps by United States authorities to investigate diesel emissions pollution and so-called auxiliary emission control devices could lead to significant penalties and vehicle recalls.

State prosecutors urge Trump not to withdraw from Paris accord

NEW YORK (Reuters) -- More than a dozen state prosecutors urged President Donald Trump in a letter on Tuesday not to withdraw from the Paris Climate Agreement, which commits the United States, along with 200 other countries, to reducing its greenhouse gas emissions in an attempt to slow global warming.

Is the O&G industry becoming more ‘green’?

Smith, Ashley, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

While the term “environmentally conscious” doesn’t spring forth images of the oil and gas industry, the fact is, the industry is consistently implementing new ways to reduce its carbon footprint, integrating new fuels into its business and updating its refineries with newer, environmentally friendly technology.