Europe

resignation

Royal Dutch Shell’s New Energies boss Mark Gainsborough will step down in April and be replaced by Elisabeth Brinton, who joined the business in 2018 and will oversee the company’s plans to expand its low-carbon and power business. Gainsborough, a 39-year Shell veteran, set up Shell’s New Energies four years ago as the oil and gas company faced heavy investor pressure to meet the 2015 Paris climate agreement to …

Nicholls Transport

Nicholls Transport has opened an LNG refuelling station at its Kent, UK base. Opened together with Gasrec, the station will be used to support an initial order for 10 Stralis NP 460 6×2 tractor units from local dealer Haynes Trucks. Nicholls follows a steady line of major own-account and 3PL fleets in embracing a cleaner …

Norway

Equinor has launched new climate ambitions to reduce the absolute greenhouse gas emissions from its operated offshore fields and onshore plants in Norway by 40% by 2030, 70% by 2040 and to near zero by 2050. By 2030 this implies annual cuts of more than 5 million tons, corresponding to around 10% of Norway’s total …

carbon

Researchers at EPFL, a technical university located in Lausanne, Geneva, have developed a new carbon capture concept which has the ability to cut trucks’ CO2 emissions by almost 90%. The concept captures the CO2 within the exhaust system, converts it into a liquid and stores it on the vehicle. The liquid CO2 would then be delivered to a …

Equinor

Equinor and Rosneft have taken an investment decision on the first stage of the North Komsomolskoye full field development. “This is an important milestone in the joint project that we have been working on for seven years,” said Elisabeth Birkeland Kvalheim, country manager for Equinor in Russia. The North Komsomolskoye project was a part of …

SeaBird CFO

Norwegian seismic acquisition company SeaBird Exploration has said that its CFO Nils Haugestad has resigned and will leave the post on March 31, 2020. Haugestad has been CFO in SeaBird for more than 6 years. In a statement on Thursday, SeaBird said Haugestad had been instrumental in the refinancing of the company during the 2014-2017 …