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Local businesses capture emissions and save energy through FortisBC pilot program

 

 

November 20, 2017

New carbon capture technology introduced for commercial heating systems

SURREY, BC – As part of FortisBC’s commitment to providing innovative energy solutions to its customers, the company today announced a new pilot program for businesses. The program uses first in the world carbon capture technology to decrease greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and save energy.

The technology, produced by CleanO2 Carbon Capture Technologies (CleanO2), reduces the energy usage of commercial boilers that use natural gas and captures and converts carbon dioxide (CO2) into a usable byproduct. This results in cost savings for the commercial business as well as a reduction in GHG emissions.

“FortisBC embraces progressive and sustainable technologies for the benefit of all of our customers. By developing this pilot program, businesses have access to new technology which aligns with broad policy goals for carbon reduction,” said Jason Wolfe, director of energy solutions at FortisBC. “New technologies are becoming increasingly important in the move to be more efficient in our energy usage, reducing emissions, all while ensuring customers have access to affordable energy choices such as natural gas.”

The carbon capture unit will have an impact on GHG emissions for commercial customers. Organizations that have signed on to the six-month pilot program include Cadillac Fairview Richmond Centre and Blue Horizon Hotel. Both of these businesses embrace creating a more sustainably conscious future for their customers.

“Technologies like carbon capture are the way of the future in terms of reducing emissions and saving energy,” said Jaeson Cardiff, CEO of CleanO2. “Our units decrease energy consumption by up to 10 per cent depending upon the boiler size. In addition, our units remove CO2 from flue gas thereby reducing GHG emissions.”

The carbon capture unit captures carbon from flue gas to turn it into sodium carbonate, also known as soda ash, a versatile mineral used to make pharmaceuticals, manufacture glass as well as soap. According to CleanO2, the unit can create up to 6.7 tons of soda ash per year and operate for up to 25 years.

The pilot program was developed to assist in advancing the technologies to commercialization and acceptance in the market.

For more information on the pilot program and carbon capture technology, contact: energysolutions@fortisbc.com.
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LNG Market Outlook Workshop

20 November 2017, Pullman Hotel – Jakarta

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Opening  Remark by Djohardi A. Kusumah, Vice Chairman IGS

 

Welcome & Introduction by Vijay Krishnan, Head of Asia Pacific, Rystad Energy

 

Session 1

• LNG supply and demand outlook – in Asia
• Liquefaction projects outlook.
• Floating Storage and Regasification Unit (FSRU) market.
• Regional Gas and LNG price forecast
• Japan Market Outlook

Facilitator : Sindre Knutsson, Senior Analyst, Rystad Energy

 

Session 2
“The Electric Vehicle Revolution and its Impact on Peak Oil Demand”

Facilitator : Jon Fredrik Müller, Partner & Head of Consulting Asia-Pacific

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Republic of China Wins Bid for International Gas Union Presidency

The People’s Republic of China Wins Bid for International Gas Union Presidency

October 26, 2017

Madam Li Yalan of The People’s Republic of China announced as IGU President from 2021-2024, with the City of Beijing set to host the 2024 World Gas Conference

Tokyo and Barcelona, 26 October 2017 – The Council of the International Gas Union (IGU) today selected the People’s Republic of China to hold the organisation’s 2021-24 Presidency.

As part of the winning bid, the City of Beijing will also host the World Gas Conference (WGC) in 2024 – the landmark event for the Natural Gas Industry held every three years in the country holding the Presidency of the IGU. The event boasts influential speakers from within and outside the gas industry, along with key policy makers who will present their views on the most important technical, commercial and strategic issues and opportunities facing the natural gas industry.

As part of the Presidency, the People’s Republic of China will take the lead in furthering the mission of IGU to advocate gas as an integral part of a sustainable global energy system and to promote the political, technical and economic progress of the gas industry.

“This is an extremely exciting time for the gas industry, and we strongly believe that the People’s Republic of China is perfectly placed to lead the IGU in the important role it plays in advocating the use of natural gas,” said David Carroll, the current IGU President. “Under their leadership, the industry can continue to build on the great work that has already been done bringing together companies, policymakers and other external stakeholders to fully promote and understand the essential – and sustainable – role gas plays as part of the future energy mix.”

Before Madam Li Yalan assumes the role of President, she will serve the IGU as Vice President when Mr. Joo-Myung Kang of Korea will assume the Presidency of the IGU following the World Gas Conference in Washington D.C., June 25-29, 2018.

The next installment of the WGC in Washington D.C. will mark the culmination of the USA Presidency, under the theme “Fuelling the Future.” For the first time in the 86-year history of IGU, the World Gas Conference will be held in a country that is both the world’s largest gas producing and consuming nation – the USA. Held in the nation’s capital, Washington D.C., it is ideally positioned to bring together energy policy experts and industry leaders from around the world.

For more information on WGC 2018, including speakers, please see here: http://wgc2018.com/

 

For further information, please contact:

Menelaos (Mel) Ydreos
Director, External Affairs
International Gas Union (IGU)
Tel: +1-416-568-8382
Email: mydreos@igu.org

source: http://www.igu.org/news/people%E2%80%99s-republic-china-wins-bid-international-gas-union-presidency

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Hasil Kunjungan Kerja Menteri ESDM ke Jepang, Kelanjutan Proyek Gas Masela

KEMENTERIAN ENERGI DAN SUMBER DAYA MINERAL
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NOMOR: 00136Pers/04/SJI/2017
Tanggal: 19 Oktober 2017

Hasil Kunjungan Kerja Menteri ESDM ke Jepang, Kelanjutan Proyek Gas Masela

Menteri Energi dan Sumber Daya Mineral (ESDM) ke Jepang telah menyelesaikan kunjungan kerja ke Jepang sejak Senin (16/10) hingga Rabu (18/10). Salah satu hasil penting adalah kelanjutan pengembangan Blok Masela yang merupakan hasil pembahasan dengan CEO Inpex Corp, Toshiaki Kitamura, di Tokyo, Jepang, Selasa (17/10).

Hasil pembahasan membuahkan 3 keputusan yaitu pertama, Pemerintah tetap meminta Inpex untuk mengembangkan LNG di darat sesuai dengan instruksi Presiden Joko Widodo. Kedua, Pemerintah akan memberikan perpanjangan 20 tahun kepada Inpex ditambah dengan 7 tahun sebagai kompensasi atas perubahan pengembangan kilang LNG dari skema terapung menjadi darat. Dan ketiga, Pemerintah memberikan keleluasaan kepada Inpex untuk memilih sendiri lokasi tempat pembangunan kilang LNG darat tersebut.

“Keputusan terkait Inpex ini, akan memberikan perpanjangan 20 tahun kepada Inpex karena sudah hampir habis masa kontraknya. Ditambah dengan 7 tahun sebagai kompensasi mengubah skema pengembangan kilang terapung menjadi kilang darat,” tuturnya seusai bertemu dengan Toshiaki Kitamura.
Saat ini, Inpex sedang melakukan kajian prapendefinisian proyek atau pre front end engineering design (pre-FEED) setelah menerima surat perintah kerja dari SKK Migas. Pasca kunjungan Menteri ESDM ke Jepang pada 16 Mei 2017, telah disepakati bahwa pre-FEED dilakukan dengan satu opsi kapasitas produksi dan satu pulau. Adapun, pada surat perintah disebutkan bahwa kapasitas kilang LNG ditetapkan 9,5 mtpa dan produksi gas pipa sebesar 150 mmscfd. Pra-FEED akan menjadi tahapan penting untuk memformulasikan revisi rencana pengembangan lapangan (PoD). Seperti diketahui, sebelumnya revisi PoD dilakukan untuk menambah kapasitas produksi LNG ketika masih menggunakan skema kilang terapung.

Blok Masela yang ditandatangani tahun 1998 dikelola oleh Inpex sebagai operator dengan kepemilikan saham 65% dan Shell Upstream Overseas Services sebesar 35%. Pemerintah Indonesia berharap agar Inpex bisa segera memulai proyek lapangan gas tersebut.

Agenda lainnya
Dalam pertemuan dengan LNG Japan Corporation (16/10), Menteri Jonan menyampaikan bahwa kebijakan pembelian gas Indonesia utamanya dengan jangka waktu kontrak lebih lama dengan volume tetap. “Bapak Menteri menyampaikan bahwa kita sebisa mungkin menghidari spot cargo, Pertamina diminta untuk berdialog lebih detail terkait pembelian gas ini. Selain itu, kebijakan utama gas Indonesia itu diutamakan untuk pemenuhan dalam negeri, sisanya untuk baru ekspor,” ungkap Dadan Kusdiana, Kepala Biro Komunikas, Layanan Informasi dan Kerja Sama Kementerian ESDM.

Masih terkait dengan pertemuan dengan LNG Japan Corporation, Menteri ESDM meminta agar dilakukan diskusi lebih detail dengan SKK Migas untuk penurunan cost pada proyek LNG Tangguh. Demikian halnya untuk LNG Benoa, bahwa harga untuk pengapalan saat ini sangat mahal, agar usaha-usaha penurunan harga segera dilakukan.

Saat bertemu dengan Tokyo Gas hari Selasa (17/10), pihak Tokyo Gas meminta dukungan Pemerintah Indonesia atas study LNG di Sulawesi termasuk dukungan agar peraturan perundangan di Indonesia dapat mendorong bisnis gas tersebut. Saat ini Tokyo Gas, sedang melakukan study pembangunan LNG di Sulawesi dan berkomitmen untuk mempercepat penyelesaian study tersebut.

“Tokyo Gas rencananya akan membangun LNG di Indonesia, sedang dilakukan study untuk di Sulawesi. Saat ini bersama dengan Pertamina, mereka sedang menjalankan proyek pembangunan LNG Bojonegara, Banten. Pada pertemuan dengan Tokyo Gas, Bapak Menteri kembali menekankan pentingnya efisiensi,” tambah Dadan.

Menteri Jonan juga menyampaikan kepada Tokyo Gas agar jual beli LNG atas gas sebaiknya kontrak jangka panjang. Selain itu, pengusahaan gas jangan hanya sampai membangun infrastruktur gas saja, tetapi sekaligus pembangunan pembangkit listrik. “Tantangannya adalah transportation cost yang mahal untuk wilayah Indonesia Timur. Agar biaya lebih efisien dan murah, Bapak Menteri meminta agar pembagunan pembangkit listrik dilakukan di dekat sumber energinya, di mulut sumur. Kebijakan gas Indonesia itu diutamakan untuk pemenuhan dalam negeri, sisanya untuk ekspor,” ujar Dadan.

Pada hari Rabu (18/10), agenda Menteri ESDM adalah menghadiri dan menyampaikan pesan kunci dalam LNG Producer Consumer Conference 2017. Menteri Jonan menyampaikan materi tentang pengembangan LNG yang berkelanjutan di Indonesia. LNG Producer Consumer Conference 2017 diselengggarakan oleh Kementerian Perdagangan dan Industri Jepang (Ministry of Economic, Trade and Industry/METI) dan Asia Pacific Energy Research Centre (APERC). Mengambil tema ‘Opportunities in LNG Market Driven by Innovation”, konferensi ini bertujuan untuk Memperdalam pemahaman bersama mengenai tren pasar dan pengembangan pasar LNG global. Konferensi yang dihadiri lebih dari seribu orang peserta ini akan dihadiri oleh wakil pemerintah, Bisnis dan institusi riset.

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FueLNG completes first commercial LNG bunkering in Singapore

25 Sept 2017

FueLNG, a joint venture between Keppel and Shell Eastern Petroleum (Pte) Ltd (Shell), has achieved the first commercial Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) bunker transfer in Singapore by completing truck-to-ship bunkering for the Floating Liquefaction (FLNG) vessel, Hilli Episeyo.

The LNG bunker transfer, which was carried out in batches from 22 July to 23 September 2017, was conducted in accordance with the Singapore Chemical Industry Council (SCIC) Technical Reference for LNG Bunkering (TR 56), which provides a safe, efficient and sustainable technical framework for LNG bunkering operations.

This marks the first LNG trucking operation for FueLNG, following the facilitation of Singapore LNG’s (SLNG) successful gas-up/cool-down and reload operation at its Jurong Island terminal of the Cardissa, Shell’s LNG bunker vessel, in June 2017. FueLNG is committed to building the LNG bunkering industry in Singapore, and is working with relevant local authorities to provide safe truck and vessel bunkering solutions.

Mr Michael Chia, Chairman of FueLNG Ltd, said, “This is an exciting milestone for FueLNG as we establish ourselves as a safe, cost-efficient and reliable LNG bunker supplier. The development of proven LNG bunkering infrastructure will give confidence to the industry that LNG can be widely adopted as a marine fuel and is sustainable for the long-term.”

FueLNG has also secured contracts from Keppel Smit Towage and Maju Maritime to provide LNG bunkering services for two dual-fuel LNG harbour tugs. These contracts will commence in 2018 when construction of the tugs is completed.

To promote Singapore as an LNG bunker-ready port, the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) commenced its LNG bunkering pilot programme (LBPP) early this year. Under the LBPP, the MPA has provided various companies with grants of up to S$2 million per LNG-powered vessel constructed.

Mr Andrew Tan, Chief Executive of MPA, said, “This successful operation by FueLNG attests to Singapore’s ability to provide safe, efficient, and reliable LNG bunkering in the Port. Furthermore, we are pleased to note that the operation was carried out based on the recently launched Singapore Technical Reference for LNG Bunkering (TR56). As the leading bunkering port in the world, MPA is committed to cater to the future energy needs of the global shipping industry via cleaner, alternative sources of fuels such as LNG. We will continue to work closely with our stakeholders to develop our capabilities in preparation for a larger uptake of LNG bunkering in the future.”

Global industry players are poised to pursue greener and more sustainable solutions with the implementation of environmental regulations such as the International Maritime Organisation’s (IMO) new 0.5% global sulphur cap on fuel content effective from 1 January 2020.

According to DNV GL1, the use of LNG completely removes SOx and particulates, and reduces NOx and carbon dioxide emissions by 85 percent and at least 20 percent respectively. As of March 20172, there are 102 LNG-fuelled ships in operation and 108 on order.

 

Source: http://keppelom.com/en/news_item.aspx?sid=2605&aid=7320