Fossil Fuel

Could the Rise of Vacuum Gas Oil (VGO) Signal the Fall of Oil?

Vacuum gas oil (VGO) is a mix of hydrocarbons produced during the extraction of crude oil. VGO was relatively useless until recently when large scale vacuum distillation became feasible. Vacuum distillation allows the mix of hydrocarbons to be broken apart into smaller and more useful sized products - like gasoline, propane, and diesel. Over the last several years, the use of VGO has skyrocketed, which is be a sign that the oil and gas industry to fighting to squeeze every last bit of efficiency out of their extraction processes.

The Risks of the Continued Reliance on Oil and Gas in South Korea

South Korea's green commitments are a breadth of fresh air for a world, strangled in carbon emissions. But the country still isn't ready to abandon oil and gas.

What Role Will Hydrogen Oils Play in the Low Carbon Future?

Green hydrogen is one of several types of hydrogen oils, yet it is the only renewable variety. It is produced by splitting water molecules and is emissions-free. Unfortunately, it is still costly to produce and requires unique infrastructure. As technology improves, it will play an essential role in supporting the global low carbon future.

Ending Asia’s Love Affair With Oil and Gas

Asia is still heavily reliant on oil and gas, which has been boosted by growing natural gas consumption. Several groups have stated that it will be nearly impossible to reach international climate goals unless the region reduces emissions.

Repercussions of China’s Coal Pledge on Asian Economies

China's historic pledge to stop coal financing abroad will help in lowering global carbon emissions. However, the decision may also risk economic growth in Asian countries like Vietnam and Indonesia. Experts demand stronger commitments from Beijing in order to support the renewable energy transition in the region.

Malaysian Oil and Gas Company Petronas Ventures into Renewable Energy

Petronas is one of the largest oil and gas companies in the world - controlling the fourth largest fossil fuel reserves in Asia. Yet the government owned business is aware that oil and gas is loosing traction. Since 2013 Petronas has been investing in renewable energy and currently controls over 1 GW of solar arrays. Further investment in renewable technologies is expected in the coming decades.

The Reality of Oil and Gas Industry’s Net-Zero Commitments

There has been an increase in oil and gas firms committing to achieve net-zero by 2050. But with rising CO2 emissions, the current scenario demands immediate action. Several fossil fuel firms are being sued for misrepresentation and fraud. Experts stressed the need to set an interim target with clear timelines.

The IPCC Report and Its Impact on Asia

The latest IPCC report is a wake-up call for policymakers, corporations, financiers, and the general community that we are running out of time to prevent the adverse implications of climate change. While the findings will echo around the world, they will undisputedly have the biggest effect on Asia.

Protecting Asia’s Economy by Transitioning to Clean Energy

The world is transitioning to clean energy through international agreements and cooperation, and Asia plays...

Hydrogen Oil: Green vs Blue, What’s the Difference?

Hydrogen is a promising fuel source for the energy transition, but not all hydrogen is...

Southeast Asia’s Slow Transition to Renewable Energy

Southeast Asia has undergone rapid economic growth over the past two decades. This growth has fueled energy demand, which has been met with fossil fuels. Now, as economic growth begins to slow, the region has the opportunity to invest in renewable energy.

Asia’s Risk From Heat – An Inconsistent Renewable and Sustainable Energy Transition

As extreme weather events multiply, the world is echoing calls for more action to mitigate...

The Misleading Tale of Oil and Natural Gas

The energy industry often mentions oil and gas together when discussing current energy demand and...

The Oil and Gas Industry in Asia – Current State and What Lies Ahead

“Asia is the world’s largest and fastest-growing consumer of energy as well as the largest...

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