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The Rise of LNG Trucking in China

Posted on 18/10/17, filed under Fresh News | No Comments

China is notorious around the world for its coal consumption and frighteningly high carbon emissions. However, changes in regulation to dramatically cut these emissions and tackle the serious air quality problems has led to a huge increase in the number of LNG powered vehicles being sold particularly in the heavy truck market. Sales of LNG powered heavy trucks was up 540% in the first seven months of this year and… read the rest of “The Rise of LNG Trucking in China”

LNG is in Demand this Winter in the UK

Posted on 14/12/16, filed under Fresh News | No Comments

Winter is always an interesting time of year in the energy industry, as demand spikes and any shortfalls need to be addressed. This winter has already seen demand for liquid natural gas (LNG) imports and exports rise to levels not seen in years.  Due to unforeseen circumstances, the UK began this winter heating period with low long-term stockpiled levels of LNG, due to issues both at home and abroad. The… read the rest of “LNG is in Demand this Winter in the UK”

Europe’s Need to Grow a Backbone for Energy Security

Posted on 14/10/16, filed under Flow Measurement, Fresh News | No Comments

A report generated by the Atlantic Council, a highly influential international think-tank based in Washington DC, has called for greater connectivity in the supply for LNG across Europe.  It states that current and proposed pipeline development projects need to be moved forward and properly coordinated to ensure gas can flow freely across the continent.  The report makes two main suggestions for how this can be accomplished and purports that the… read the rest of “Europe’s Need to Grow a Backbone for Energy Security”

China Expands their LNG Operations but the Reasons are Unclear

Posted on 21/09/16, filed under Fresh News | No Comments

The China National Petroleum Corp (CNPC) are increasing their investments in LNG exploration, production and pipelines to nearly double their annual output to around 180 billion cubic metres (bcm) by 2020.  This comes against a backdrop of low oil and gas prices, a cut in overall investment in the industry and losses recorded so far this year.  Whether the move away from oil towards gas is driven by environmental or… read the rest of “China Expands their LNG Operations but the Reasons are Unclear”

How Spain is Making the Most of Small Scale LNG Markets

Posted on 10/08/16, filed under Fresh News | No Comments

With the development of major new European gas pipelines, 'small scale' operations are often overlooked.  Spain, despite not producing any LNG themselves, is the biggest exporter of LNG in Europe.  This is due to their capability to reload it for small, medium and large applications in large multimodel terminals.  Truck loading has played a major part in Spain's share of the export market and in 2015 35,000 trucks were loaded… read the rest of “How Spain is Making the Most of Small Scale LNG Markets”

Caspian Sea Surges Forward in Gas Production Despite Continuing Low Prices

Posted on 13/07/16, filed under Fresh News | No Comments

As oil and gas companies across the Caspian Sea region have seen profits fall dramatically due to the collapse of the price of oil, many are letting their profits fall further by investing funds in projects to increase their production levels. Azerbaijan, Russia and Turkmenistan are all looking to increase their gas production due to a variety of factors including foreign investment and extra export capacity.

Azerbaijan

Sofaz… read the rest of “Caspian Sea Surges Forward in Gas Production Despite Continuing Low Prices”

New Gasfield Discoveries Fuel Self Sufficiency in Egypt

Posted on 15/06/16, filed under Fresh News, Industries | No Comments

Egypt's demand for gas has long outstripped its supply capacity.  At an estimated $8bn this fiscal year, the cost of importing oil and gas is a drain on Egypt's economy.  With most of the current oil and gas wells reaching maturity, this situation will only get worse.  However, new gas reserve discoveries, changes in government policy and foreign investment look to boost Egypt's gas production to not only negate the… read the rest of “New Gasfield Discoveries Fuel Self Sufficiency in Egypt”

New Book Explains Methodology and Importance of ISO 5167

Posted on 18/05/16, filed under Fresh News | No Comments

In the UK, researchers estimate that £25 billion of natural gas is metered using an orifice plate. Vital decisions are made based on this data so it is essential that it is accurate.  The international standard, ISO 5167, ensures consistency in equipment and calculations to improve the accuracy of these measurements. Now, in new book, Dr Michael Reader-Harris of flow measurement consultancy NEL, part of the UK measurement infrastructure… read the rest of “New Book Explains Methodology and Importance of ISO 5167”

Shell Expands LNG Operation with BG Group Buyout

Posted on 16/03/16, filed under Fresh News | No Comments

With the recent tumble in oil prices, it would seem an unlikely time for a company such as Shell to be expanding its natural gas operations.  That is exactly what it has done, however, by acquiring BG Group PLC, one of the UK's leading LNG (liquefied natural gas) producers.

LNG is supplied under long-term contracts, which are linked to oil prices.  As oil is currently priced at around $34… read the rest of “Shell Expands LNG Operation with BG Group Buyout”

Generating Biofuel From Plant Residue

Posted on 23/02/16, filed under Fresh News | No Comments

A project to create second generation biofuel from agricultural residues is being carried out in Germany in response to the growing need for sustainable energy.

The SUNLIQUID project, based in Germany but being run by Swiss speciality chemicals company Clariant, is processing residues from cereals, such as wheat, barley straw, bagasse, miscanthus, rice straw and corn stover, in a bid to find alternative energy sources, as concerns grow over… read the rest of “Generating Biofuel From Plant Residue”

Storing Hydrogen in Salt Caverns Could Help Ensure Reliable, Flexible Power Generation

Posted on 16/06/15, filed under Fresh News, News | No Comments

Underground salt caverns containing stores of hydrogen could provide a solution to the problem of back-up electricity generation in the years ahead.

Safe hydrogen storage

In a recent report, the Energy Technologies Institute (ETI), a public-private partnership between a number of global companies and the UK Government aimed at speeding up the development of low-carbon technologies, set out the contribution hydrogen and its storage could make to a… read the rest of “Storing Hydrogen in Salt Caverns Could Help Ensure Reliable, Flexible Power Generation”

New developments having impact on the marine fuel industry in 2015

Posted on 14/01/15, filed under Fresh News, News | No Comments

As New Year’s Eve fireworks were lighting up the night sky, operators working in the marine fuel industry were already facing up to the first major challenge of 2015.

Just after midnight on 1st January the new sulphur regulatory regime came into force, introducing strict new limits on the sulphur content of bunker fuel within Emission Control Areas in North American, Baltic and Northern European

LNG Set to Grow in the Global Transport Sector

Posted on 18/11/14, filed under Fresh News, News | No Comments

According to a recent report Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) application is set to grow and become an important part of the global transport market, taking LNG bunker demand up to 77 million tones in 2035.

LNG offers a strong economic incentive because of its current cost advantage compared to diesel but also because of the new Emission Control Area (ECA) regulations. These state that, from January 1st next… read the rest of “LNG Set to Grow in the Global Transport Sector ”

WANTED – a skilled workforce to rise to complex industry challenges

Posted on 12/11/14, filed under Fresh News, News | No Comments

Oil is going to be vital for fuelling our cars and heating our homes for a long time to come.  Fortunately, the UK Continental Shelf contains enough of it to fill 24 billion barrels. 

However, the challenge now is to develop the technologies to ensure it is economically viable to extract these reserves, which are less accessible than those of past decades.  Such development will create jobs, especially… read the rest of “WANTED - a skilled workforce to rise to complex industry challenges”

Drilling for Treasure – Oil field could yield 35 years worth of oil

Posted on 21/10/14, filed under Flow Measurement, Fresh News, News | No Comments

One of the North Sea’s largest untapped resources, an oil field east of Shetland named Bentley, could produce over 300 million barrels of oil up until the year 2050.

With over 1.2 billion barrels of oil thought to remain in the North Sea before the discovery of Bentley, this single oil field could be an amazing discovery.

Xcite Energy, the company behind the Bentley oil field… read the rest of “Drilling for Treasure – Oil field could yield 35 years worth of oil”

Small Oil Fields Could Mean Big Revenue for UK

Posted on 19/08/14, filed under Fresh News | No Comments

After initial doubts, it has now been estimated that fields in the North Sea could hold oil revenues worth over £40 billion to the UK.

Located in the UK waters, the oil fields are thought to hold 1.2 billion barrels of oil and will have a significant role in the industry’s future, following declines in North Sea production levels in 2000.

Low-cost, innovative production systems will be used… read the rest of “Small Oil Fields Could Mean Big Revenue for UK ”

Biogas Plant Doubles in Size – and there’s more to come

Posted on 22/07/14, filed under Fresh News, News | No Comments

The green light has been given for the expansion of ReFood’s Anaerobic Digestion (AD) plant in Doncaster, South Yorkshire. Costing £1.85 million, the expansion is part of the UK food waste recycling specialist’s Vision 2020 plan, a major programme of investment into food waste recycling facilities as an energy resource in the UK and to achieve zero food waste to landfill by the end of the decade.… read the rest of “Biogas Plant Doubles in Size – and there’s more to come”

Does Britain Need to Generate its Own Energy?

Posted on 03/06/14, filed under Fresh News, News | No Comments

With only 5.2 years left of oil, 4.5 years of coal and 3 years of our own gas, is Britain in serious need to generate energy on its own soil?

According to a report by the Global Sustainability Institute the answer is a resounding yes, the Institute also say Britain must look at alternative power sources such as renewable power e.g. solar, wind and tidal.

If action… read the rest of “Does Britain Need to Generate its Own Energy?”

Could Retford’s New Biogas Plant Be the Future of Energy Production?

Posted on 22/04/14, filed under Fresh News, News | No Comments

Who would have thought that the future of UK energy could have started on a farm in Retford?

This month the new biofuel plant at the Tamar Energy site, on Retford-based farm Sutton Grange, started running for the first time. The site is now, after a year of construction, capable of producing enough electricity to power 6,000 homes across the UK.

The Tamar Energy plant produces around three… read the rest of “Could Retford’s New Biogas Plant Be the Future of Energy Production?”

Turbine Flow Meters – how they work and what they are good for

Posted on 08/04/14, filed under Flow Computer, Flow Measurement, Fresh News | No Comments

Turbine flow meters are used to measure the velocity of liquids, gases and vapours in pipes, eg. hydrocarbons, water, chemicals, cryogenic liquids, air and industrial gases. In order to achieve a higher accuracy in measuring temperature, pressure, and fluid properties, turbine flow meters incorporate flow computer functionality.

How does it work?
As the fluid or steam passes through the turbine flow meter the rotor spins as a result of… read the rest of “Turbine Flow Meters – how they work and what they are good for ”

UK Energy -set to change over the next 20 years

Posted on 14/01/14, filed under Fresh News, News | No Comments

We consume less energy in the UK today than we did over 40 years ago.

A report from the BBC recently revealed the UK is now better at producing and using energy more efficiently, despite the fact that there are now more than 6 million additional people living in the UK.

Both households and industry as a whole are contributing to the improvement in efficiency, with households… read the rest of “UK Energy -set to change over the next 20 years”

UK Shale Industry Could Support 70,000 Jobs

Posted on 05/06/13, filed under Fresh News | No Comments

UK Energy Minister Michael Fallon has announced a new onshore licensing round will take place next year, which will see companies apply for oil and gas exploration licenses in the UK. The new licensing round, the first to take place since the American shale gas boom in 2009, is expected to step up Britain’s shale gas programme and provide a further boost to the UK shale gas industry.

According… read the rest of “UK Shale Industry Could Support 70,000 Jobs”

Flow Computer Manufacturer: The SFC3000 Flow Computer

Posted on 21/05/13, filed under Fresh News | No Comments

Flow computers have long been used within the oil and gas industry, throughout extraction and custody transfer processes and are a proven means to effectively monitoring the world’s energy resources. Since Exi Flow Measurement was founded in 2007 the team focused on creating products to contribute to the conservation of energy resources. In less than two years the SFC3000 Flow Computer went from concept to finished design.

Flow Computer… read the rest of “Flow Computer Manufacturer: The SFC3000 Flow Computer”

Shale Gas Lower Carbon than Imports

Posted on 14/05/13, filed under Fresh News | No Comments

UK shale gas would be lower carbon than imported gas chief government climate change advisers announced last week. The announcement revealed shale gas extracted from the UK would be a lower carbon form of fuel than fuel imported from thousands of miles away, from places such as Qatar. In a new report from the Committee of Climate Change (CCC) shale gas is named as a part of the UK energy… read the rest of “Shale Gas Lower Carbon than Imports”

Measuring the Chemical Industry

Posted on 29/04/13, filed under Fresh News | No Comments

As one of the most important markets in the world, the chemical industry plays a central part in the production of a variety of products. It is a vital part of the world’s economy and energy markets, converting a range of raw materials such as oil and natural gas. There are a variety of processes throughout the chemical industry – across both basic chemicals such as oil and gas, and… read the rest of “Measuring the Chemical Industry”

Bespoke Engineering Solutions for the Oil and Gas Industry

Posted on 25/04/13, filed under Fresh News | No Comments

Flow measurement is a critical component to the oil and gas industry. Mounting pressure to preserve oil and gas supply levels around the world is an added strain on the industry to continue improving quality control and metering. Numerous processes make up the oil and gas industry including off and onshore exploration, production, gas processing, transportation and storage. With each process differing from company to company it’s impossible to create… read the rest of “Bespoke Engineering Solutions for the Oil and Gas Industry”

Flowmeter Market Bouncing Back

Posted on 15/04/13, filed under Fresh News | No Comments

As recovery from the global recession rumbles on, the flowmeter market continues to show promising signs of recovery for 2013. Throughout 2011 and 2012 business was driven by demand within the power, mining, and oil and gas industries, and is demand is expected to continue growing at a speedy rate throughout 2013 with an increase in business in the chemical and energy sectors.

Research carried out by the ARC

Nuclear Power will be a Key Component in Climate Change

Posted on 03/04/13, filed under Fresh News | No Comments

Nuclear power is set to stay, for now. Announcing the UK’s nuclear energy strategy, the Government’s chief science advisor, John Beddington, revealed that nuclear energy will remain a key component in the UK energy sector. It is expected that nuclear will play a significant part in reaching the climate change targets and provide resilience in the power sector, presenting economic opportunities for the UK market.

Time and money has been… read the rest of “Nuclear Power will be a Key Component in Climate Change”

Developing Flow Computer Software

Posted on 26/03/13, filed under Fresh News | No Comments

Throughout the energy industry flow computers are used to monitor and control resource levels. The world-wide energy crisis means close control must be kept over energy sources and demand on flow measurement systems is often high. Accuracy and reliability are key to ensuring they are reserved as much as possible. Used across the industry flow computers have to deal with variety of substances, and so software must be able… read the rest of “Developing Flow Computer Software”

Measuring Renewable Energy

Posted on 20/03/13, filed under Fresh News | No Comments

From using the wind and sun through to turning rubbish into electricity, renewable energy of all types is a key focus for energy ministers. Tough targets have been set throughout the renewable energy sector in an effort to reduce carbon emissions by 2020. With high targets to reach close monitoring throughout the renewable energy process is crucial, which is where flow measurement comes in.

Flow measurement systems have played… read the rest of “Measuring Renewable Energy”

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