Global Leaders Announce Huge Push On Clean & Efficient Energy

On Energy Action Day, nations, the private sector, cities and international organizations announced major new initiatives on greening urban energy, the phasing out of oil and gas, and promoting hydrogen as a clean fuel. The virtual event, which took place ahead of the UN High-Level Dialogue on Energy, aimed to accelerate collective action towards net-zero and climate-resilient energy systems. The Energy Action Day was jointly hosted by Denmark, IRENA, UNEP and the World Economic Forum."We have less than nine years to go. Nine years to achieve the goal of ensuring clean energy for all. We have no time to waste if we want to keep 1.5 degrees within reach. We have to start today: raise our ambitions, learn from each other and speed up our green efforts. Denmark hosted this Energy Action Day so we can do precisely this," Mette Frederiksen, Danish Prime Minister, stated in her opening remarks.Coming just…

SPE Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition To Be Co-Located With Gastech In Dubai

Gastech, the world’s foremost exhibition and conference supporting the gas, LNG, hydrogen, and energy industry, and the SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition (ATCE) will take place alongside each other in Dubai from 21-23 September 2021, the organisers of both events announced on Wednesday. The co-location of Gastech and ATCE, at the Dubai World Trade Centre, will mark the first-time industry professionals, from across the global energy value chain, will have met in-person to reconnect with colleagues, and debate and collaborate on how best to maintain business continuity and remain competitive post COVID-19. Michelle Boyd, Chief Global Events Officer for the Society of Petroleum Engineers, the organisers of ATCE, said: “Co-locating ATCE with Gastech means visitors will be able to visit both events’ exhibitions without the need to register twice. It will also ensure our exhibitors gain maximum exposure to a broader audience of energy industry professionals, including the top…

Gastech Hydrogen To Be World’s First Major Event Dedicated To Hydrogen As A Clean Energy Solution

Gastech, the world’s largest exhibition and conference supporting the gas, liquefied natural gas (LNG), hydrogen, and energy industry, will have its own dedicated Gastech Hydrogen event positioning hydrogen as a clean energy solution. The event will take place in Dubai, from 21 to 23 September 2021, organised by dmg events and held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates and Ruler of Dubai. The event is supported by the Ministry of Energy and Infrastructure in the UAE. Alongside Gastech, Gastech Hydrogen will connect policy makers, producers, consumers, and suppliers to facilitate the hydrogen market development. Gastech Hydrogen will provide a global platform that convenes industry leaders in their journey towards lower and zero-carbon fuels that will play a central role in the delivery of the new energy landscape. Identified as a key solution to climate…

Land Compensation Fueling Conflicts In Oil Districts

Compensation for property especially land has increased conflicts in Buliisa, the District Community Development Officer (DCDO) Bernard Barugahara on Friday told a virtual meeting organized by Global Rights Alert (GRA) to discuss land rights for inclusive oil and gas projects. But despite the conflicts accruing from the oil and gas-related land compensation, Barugahara noted that the Buliisa district leadership is working with oil companies to enhance inclusiveness at every stage of oil projects. "Land speculation and disputes are on the rise. Oil projects are taking a big portion of land in the districts of Buliisa and Hoima. Where will people settle in the future?" Barugahara wondered. “The discussion on land rights needs to go beyond the local government. We need to consider where the people affected are going to settle in the next 10 years and put inclusiveness at the center,” Barugahara stated. James Muhindo, an environment activist, inputting as…

Indonesian, Sri Lankan, & Jordanian Energy Ministers To Speak At Gastech 2021

Gastech, the world’s largest exhibition and conference supporting the gas, LNG, hydrogen, and energy industry, has announced that H.E. Arifin Tasrif, Minister of Energy & Mineral Resources of Indonesia, will be attending this year’s event to speak during the Opening Ceremony Ministerial Panel on the energy transition. Gastech is taking place in Dubai, from 21 to 23 September 2021, and is the the world’s largest exhibition and conference supporting the gas, LNG, hydrogen, and energy value chain. Gastech is a key global platform with the power to convene world leaders annually in their global mission to provide a carbon neutral, affordable energy future for all by 2050. H.E. Arifin Tasrif will be part of an impressive line-up of speakers at Gastech this year and will be speaking on the topic of “Achieving Net Zero: Driving the Global Energy Transition.” The Official Ministerial Welcome Address will be delivered by H.E. Dr…

Gastech To Bring Global Energy Sector To Dubai To Address Opportunities Of Energy Transition

Gastech, the world’s largest exhibition and conference supporting the gas, LNG, hydrogen, and energy industry, will take place in Dubai, from 21 to 23 September 2021, the event’s organisers, DMG Events, announced this week. Gastech, a key global energy platform with the power to convene world leaders annually in their mission to provide low carbon, affordable energy for all by 2050, will be held at the Dubai World Trade Centre, supported by the United Arab Emirate’s (UAE) Ministry of Energy and Infrastructure, and co-hosted by the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC), Shell and Venture Global LNG. His Excellency Dr. Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber, UAE Minister of Industry and Advanced Technology and Managing Director and Group CEO of ADNOC, explained that Gastech 2021 is taking place at a crucial time for the energy industry as we begin to navigate the energy transition. "In this transition, natural gas as well as…

Nankabirwa Demands That Landing Sites Next To Oil Facilities Be Upgraded

By George Busiinge The minister for energy and mineral development Ruth Nankabirwa says that there is a need to come up with a program to improve both the livelihoods of the people and the appearance of the landing sites adjacent to oil facilities. The three ministers of energy and mineral development accompanied by petroleum authority technical team, National Oil Company, and business fraternity have been traversing the Albertine graben to assess the progress and also acquaint themselves with what is on the ground and compare it with boardroom briefings. Nankabirwa while meeting officials from the China National Offshore Oil Company (CNOOC) at KingFisher oilfield on Thursday said that there is a need to come up with a deliberate program to develop the landing sites. While meeting Kikuube district leaders at RDC’s office earlier in the day, Nankabirwa assured Ugandans that everything is being done to ensure that Uganda gets the…

EACOP To Review Compensations Of Individual PAPs Before Payment

By George Busiinge The East African Crude Oil Pipeline (EACOP) has assured the Project Affected Persons (PAPs) that their complaints of undervaluation and other issues shall be handled individually before payment can be effected. This follows complaints raised by a section of PAPs under EACOP that their land and other property were undervalued and the time spent without being compensated was long. The EACOP is a 1,445km crude oil export pipeline that will transport Uganda’s crude oil from Kabaale – Hoima in Uganda to the Chongoleani peninsula near Tanga port in Tanzania. Led by the Church of Uganda Archbishop Emeritus Stanley Ntagali, the PAPs demanded for a fresh evaluation of their property which they claim had a lot of mistakes. Amlan Tumusiime, the Kikuube Resident District Commissioner, who chaired the meeting which was closed to the media, said that they have agreed that the PAPs be met individually because each…

PAU Responds To Lawyer Oluka’s Local Content Accusations

The Petroleum Authority of Uganda (PAU) remains committed to monitoring and regulating the National Content requirements of the oil and gas projects, in a transparent and objective manner, the statutory oil and gas sector regulator said in a statement on Friday. This is contained in a response to a motion filed in July by Andrew Oluka, a Ugandan lawyer against the Petroleum Authority of Uganda and the two International Oil Companies (IOCs) operating in Uganda – Total E&P Uganda Limited and CNOOC Uganda Limited. The lawyer claims that the ongoing procurement processes for the oil and gas projects in Uganda are denying Ugandans economic rights to participate in the projects. The PAU, in a 30th July 2021 response to Oluka, denied the allegation stating that the sector players adhere to the National Content requirements. “From 2017 to 2020, the IOCs spent a total of USD 171,930,742 on procurement of various…

ECOWAS Extractives Forum To Discuss Integrating Mining & Petroleum Industries For Development

The 3rd ECOWAS Mining & Petroleum Forum (ECOMOF 2021) will take place on 1 – 3 December 2021, at the Radisson Blu Hotel & Conference Center, Niamey, the capital of Niger. The forum, being organised by the ECOWAS Commission, the Government of the Republic of Niger and AME Trade, will allow some high profile government and private sector officials to be present. It will be held under the theme "Integrating the Mining and Petroleum Industries in the development of Regional Value Chains". The event is one of the largest mining events in West Africa and brings together the highest-ranking government delegations from the ECOWAS West African Member States. The last edition of the event happened in 2018 in Cote d'Ivoire and welcomed 2000+ visitors, 550+ participants, 51 speakers and 59 exhibitors from 29 countries. The event gathers the key public and private sector decision makers in the West African mining…
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