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A rapid pivot to gas needed to deal with global demand, report says

An international energy consultancy launched the “Rapid pivot to gas” report highlighting that turning to gas will be the solution to deal with the increasing global energy demand. This assumption expects the phasing out of coal and oil in response to vehicle electrification and environmental pressures, along with a rapid and robust increase in renewable production.

U.S. DOE to issue $4M to improve coal combustion residuals

According to a recent statement, the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Fossil Energy (FE) has announced an up to $4 million in federal funding for cost-shared research and development (R&D) projects under the funding opportunity announcement (FOA) DE-FOA-0002190, Research for Innovative Emission Reduction Technologies Related to Coal Combustion Residuals.

WoodMac: India’s oil demand to grow in 2020

Despite the fact that certain ports in India have experienced lack of low-sulphur compliant fuel oil, India’s oil industry in general is estimated to grow during 2020. According to Wood Mackenzie, due to the increased demand of India’s oil products by about 220 kb/d, India will face a beneficial year.

NYK’s coal carrier begins operation

Tsuneishi Shipbuilding, Japanese shipbuilder, delivered the “Sunshine Pride” coal carrier to work for Joban Joint Power, operated by NYK Line, while a delivery ceremony was conducted at the same time. The vessel has been already equipped with a scrubber system, compliant with IMO’s regulations, making it environmentally friendly.

Natural gas and renewables become more profitable options in Spain

Energy produced at coal-fired thermal stations made up less than 5% of all electricity generated in 2019 in Spain, as natural gas and renewables become more profitable options. According to figures that Red Eléctrica de España (REE), the national power grid operator, advanced to EL PAÍS, the country has dramatically reduced its reliance on coal-fired power, and as a direct result, carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from electricity generation fell 33.3% in 2019.

China’s imports on four crucial commodities show growth

China’s imports of crucial commodities are presenting a rapid development the last months, showing that Beijing’s efforts may lead to a fruitful outcome and its trade dispute with the US may not be as harmful as expected, according to Reuters’ Clyde Russell.

Coal’s global production expects a 3% fall for 2019

According to the recent report “Global Coal Power Set for Record Fall in 2019” published by Carbon Brief, the global electricity production of coal is about to fall by 3% for the 2019, making it the largest drop on record. The analysis was based on the monthly electricity sector data from every country, of the first seven months of 2019, compared with the same period in the preceding year. 

China’s coal imports expected to slow down in 2019’s two last months

Given that China is considered to be one of the biggest coal buyer in global, its coal imports per year are estimated between 200 million and 300 million tons. According to the president of a top industry body, there is an allegation that the rate of shipments during the last two months of 2019 could slow down, setting new level standards for the following years.

Greece could become a bunkering hub in the east Med.

The 2019 Global Gas Report focuses on today’s gas trends, on the key factors that explain the recent developments and what will be the future outcomes in the global gas sector; Thus, the report analyzes the advantages of natural gas in Europe and highlights how European countries take advantage of it to achieve their sustainability goals.

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