Oil and Gas

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.

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 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...

How Oil and Gas Companies Can Jump Aboard the Green Wagon

The COVID-19 pandemic had been a pivotal moment for the oil and gas companies worldwide....

The Risk of Oil and Gas investments – A Story of Declining Returns

In the three years after the ratification of the Paris Agreement, the five largest oil...

There and Back Again: The Transition From Coal to Gas in Bangladesh

Gas to coal to gas again – this sums up Bangladesh’s trajectory on the energy...

Fossil Fuel: Rising Concerns On Vanguard’s Investments

NGO raises concerns on Vanguard's fossil fuel exposure

Debunking Net-Zero in Asia: Is It Even Possible?

Net-zero by 2050 in Asia is the desirable scenario, but, judging by the current progress,...

ADB’s Double Standard On Fossil Fuel Investments

ADB withdraws from coal investments but continues to support oil and gas projects

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