ExxonMobil ships first LNG cargo from $19B PNG LNG project ahead of schedule; serving China and Japan

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Construction of PNG LNG in Papua New Guinea began in 2010, and took more than 190 million work hours to complete. The PNG LNG project is an integrated development that includes gas production and processing facilities in the Southern Highlands, Hela, Western, Gulf and Central provinces of Papua New Guinea. ExxonMobil continues to assess and advance new expansion and development opportunities in Papua New Guinea.

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Tsuneishi Shipbuilding receives AiP for its Kamsarmax LNG dual-fuel vessel

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Measuring 229-meters, Tsuneishi Shipbuilding’s new LNG dual fuel Kamsarmax is suitable for berthing at the Port of Kamsar (Republic of Guinea), where the major loading terminal is restricted to vessels of up to 229-meters in length. LR has awarded Tsuneishi Shipbuilding Co.,

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ExxonMobil evaluating significant near-term capital and operating expense reductions; COVID-19

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ExxonMobil reported strong performance from its low-cost liquefied natural gas (LNG) operations in Papua New Guinea, and the company continues to work with the governments in Papua New Guinea and Mozambique to advance new projects to support long-term demand growth. ExxonMobil is looking to reduce spending significantly as a result of market conditions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and commodity price decreases.

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Glencore to pay >$1.1B to resolve government’s investigation into bribery and commodity and price manipulation

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million in payments to be made to intermediary companies in order to secure improper advantages to obtain and retain business with state-owned and state-controlled entities in West Africa, including Nigeria, Cameroon, Ivory Coast, and Equatorial Guinea. Glencore International pled guilty in the Southern District of New York to violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA). In addition, as part of a separate resolution, Glencore Ltd.,

SpaceX a bastion of independent US, European spaceflight amid Russian threats

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In response to sanctions after its unprovoked invasion, Russia announced that it was withdrawing support from Europe’s French Guinea Soyuz launch operations, effectively killing Arianespace’s Soyuz offering and potentially delaying several upcoming European launches indefinitely.

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GECF: more than a quarter of 2050 natural gas supply untapped

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The Gas Exporting Countries Forum is an international governmental organization of 20 Member Countries—Algeria, Bolivia, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Iran, Libya, Nigeria, Qatar, Russia, Trinidad and Tobago, Venezuela, Angola, Azerbaijan, Iraq, Kazakhstan, Malaysia, Norway, Oman, Peru, and the United Arab Emirates—which jointly control 71% of the proven gas reserves, 45% of its marketed production, 53% of pipeline, and 60% of LNG exports across the globe.

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EV Radar: May 2022

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Equatorial Guinea. Guinea. Guinea-Bissau. Papua New Guinea. EV Radar consists of top EV news, education, vehicle announcements, and more from the EV world. We’ll keep you informed. Get EV Radar in your email every two weeks.

SpaceX aces 60th operational Starlink launch after string of scrubs

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SpaceX has completed its 60th operational Starlink satellite launch after a rare string of scrubs. Flying for the 6th time just 66 days after its 5th launch, Falcon 9 booster B1067 lifted off with 54 Starlink satellites on SpaceX’s Starlink 4-34 mission at 8:18 pm EDT, Sunday, September 18th.

ExxonMobil seeking to boost growth, continue work on lower-emissions technologies including biofuels and carbon capture

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In Papua New Guinea, the company is planning a three-train liquefied natural gas expansion as it continues to explore for gas in the country’s Highlands region. ExxonMobil is progressing growth plans to increase its earnings and cash flow potential while researching technology breakthroughs to reduce emissions, Chairman and CEO Darren Woods said during the company’s annual meeting today.

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EV Radar: June 2022

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Equatorial Guinea. Guinea. Guinea-Bissau. Papua New Guinea. EV Radar consists of top EV news, education, vehicle announcements, and more from the EV world. We’ll keep you informed. Get EV Radar in your email every two weeks.

EV Radar: April 2022

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Equatorial Guinea. Guinea. Guinea-Bissau. Papua New Guinea. EV Radar consists of top EV news, education, vehicle announcements, and more from the EV world. We’ll keep you informed. Get EV Radar in your email every two weeks.

ExxonMobil adds 2.7B barrels oil equivalent to reserves; replaces 183% of 2017 production

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Key resource additions were also made in deepwater Brazil pre-salt with the acquisition of interest in the two billion gross oil-equivalent-barrel Carcara field, onshore Papua New Guinea with the acquisition of InterOil Corporation, and Mozambique with the purchase of an interest in Area 4. Exxon Mobil Corporation added 2.7 billion oil-equivalent barrels of proved oil and gas reserves in 2017, replacing 183% of production. ExxonMobil’s proved reserves totaled 21.2

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2018 Environmental Performance Index: Air quality top public health threat

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Fisheries continue to deteriorate in most countries, with significant problems in El Salvador, Papua New Guinea, and Portugal. The 2018 Environmental Performance Index (EPI) finds that air quality is the leading environmental threat to public health. The EPI uses three indicators to measure air quality: household solid fuel use; PM 2.5 average exposure, and PM 2.5 exceedance of WHO thresholds.

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NTSB investigation of Model 3 fatal crash in March finds Autopilot was active

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Last month, following an event for investors, CR urged Tesla to stop treating its customers like guinea pigs and instead demonstrate a driving automation system that is substantially safer than what is available today, based on evidence that is transparently shared with regulators and consumers; backed by rigorous simulations, track testing, and the use of safety drivers in real-world conditions; and validated by independent third-parties.

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Africa’s Electricity-Access Problem Is Worse Than You Think

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Nigeria’s rate (about 115 kWh) is an order of magnitude lower and there are many countries (Burundi, Central African Republic, Chad, Ethiopia, Guinea, Niger, Somalia, South Sudan) where the mean is below or just around 50 kWh/year, or less than 1 percent of the affluent rate.

Study links PM2.5 pollution to increased risk of diabetes; even low levels pose risk

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For example, poverty-stricken countries facing a higher diabetes-pollution risk include Afghanistan, Papua New Guinea and Guyana, while richer countries such as France, Finland and Iceland experience a lower risk. A study by a team from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis and the Veterans Affairs (VA) St. Louis Health Care System links PM 2.5 pollution—even at levels deemed safe—to an increased risk of diabetes globally.

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The Seabed Solution

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But after raising some US $686 million , building three large undersea drilling robots, and securing a license to mine the seabed off Papua New Guinea, Nautilus went bankrupt in November 2019.

Consumer Reports calls on Tesla to disable and update auto steering function, remove “Autopilot” name

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Consumers should never be guinea pigs for vehicle safety ‘beta’ programs. Consumer Reports is calling on Tesla to disable the automatic steering function in the Autopilot driving-assist system available in its Model S vehicles until the company updates the function to confirm that the driver’s hands remain on the steering wheel at all times.

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Researchers show mechanism by which diesel exhaust particles trigger respiratory “flare-ups”

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The team tested the effects of exposure in a guinea pig model and animal nerve tissue. Researchers at Imperial College London, working with colleagues from King’s College London and University of British Columbia, have demonstrated a mechanism by which diesel exhaust particles directly affect the lungs to initiate symptoms such as a tightening of the airways and cough. These triggered respiratory reflexes can potentially worsen underlying conditions, such as asthma.

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Sasol embarking on feasibility study on a US gas-to-liquids facility in Louisiana

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Sasol continues to advance upstream oil and gas activities in Mozambique, Nigeria, Gabon, Australia, Papua New Guinea, Canada and South Africa. South African energy and chemicals group Sasol today announced that it has chosen the southwestern region of the State of Louisiana as the site for a planned gas-to-liquids (GTL) facility. Sasol will embark on a feasibility study to evaluate the viability of a GTL venture in Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana, over the next 18 months.

Europe Expands Virtual Borders To Thwart Migrants

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In early 2017, in the forest highlands of eastern Guinea, a man I’ll call Jacob began a journey that would take him across five Saharan countries and multiple failed sea crossings. Jacob says he spent somewhere between three and four years trying to migrate from Guinea to Spain.

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RAND reports suggest US DoD use less petroleum fuel to deal with high prices, not count on alternatives

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A fourth volume examining energy security in Nigeria and other nations in the Gulf of Guinea is scheduled for later publication. 4: The Gulf of Guinea, Forthcoming.

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GE study finds 5% of worlds natural gas production wasted per year by flaring

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Elsewhere in West Africa, Angola, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Congo and Cameroon collectively waste about 10 billion cubic meters of natural gas every year. Gas-flaring countries and trends. Click to enlarge. A newly released GE study — Flare Gas Reduction: Recent Global Trends and Policy Considerations —estimates that 5% of the world’s natural gas production is wasted by burning or “flaring” unused gas each year, despite some progress on the flaring issue.

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Wanted: Electric MINI test drivers

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With MINI already firmly established in the hearts of British motorists and the opportunity to drive a 204hp, emission-free version of the car in the UK now on offer, a similar rush of interest is expected so get your clogs on if you want to be one of the lucky guinea pigs. MINI is on the hunt for willing test drivers to drive its electric MINI cars as part of a Government-backed scheme to get electric cars on the roads.

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Transport Ministers endorse 2009 MPG Marathon in Coventry

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As well as ‘smarter’ driver training techniques, the MPG Marathon will showcase a number of fuel and carbon saving technologies that are being ‘guinea-pigged.’. The new Secretary of State for Transport Lord Adonis and Transport Minister Sadiq Khan have both endorsed fuel efficiency extravaganza, the 2009 ALD Automotive/TOTAL ECO 10 MPG Marathon in Coventry on September 30 and 1st October.

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