Fossil Fuel

5 Biggest Advantages and Disadvantages of Natural Gas

There are several pros and cons to using natural gas. While it is still a fossil fuel, it produces significantly less carbon dioxide than coal and oil. Yet, on the flip side, poor production practices, leaking transportation pipelines, and extreme price volatility raise questions about if it really is worth investing in.

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. Over several years, the use of VGO has skyrocketed, a sign that the oil industry to fighting to squeeze every bit of efficiency out of their extraction processes.

G7 Ministerial Meetings 2024 – Outcomes

The G7 has sent a clear message that it is moving away from coal. While a good start, the targets are vague and insufficient for a 1.5°C-aligned world. The G20 and COP29 summits and the upcoming NDC updates round provide the perfect opportunities to accelerate progress.

ASEAN Energy Transition: The Role of LNG

While the oil and gas industry insists that LNG demand will continue growing in upcoming decades mainly due to the economic growth of China and Southeast Asian countries, market experts and analysts claim the opposite, stressing the fuel's energy security and environmental, economic and geopolitical risks.

India’s 2024 Election and the Role of Renewable Energy – Podcast

We speak with Sunil Dahiya, at the Centre for Research on Energy and Clean Air (CREA) about renewable energy and the Indian election 2024.

Carbon Capture vs Renewable Energy

The economic and decarbonisation deficiencies, combined with the health and environmental risks, cement CCUS's role as a complementary technology, mainly in hard-to-abate sectors, not a wildcard to perpetuate fossil fuel use.

Ammonia-Coal Co-firing Plans Risk Worsening the Air Quality Problem in India and Pakistan

Experts describe technologies like CCS and hydrogen-ammonia co-firing as false solutions to climate change since they will perpetuate the use of fossil fuels. However, scientific evidence indicates that they also pose air pollution and health risks – problems India and Pakistan already have to deal with.

Top 10 Uses of Natural Gas

Natural gas is increasing in popularity as an alternative to oil and coal. However, it is still a fossil fuel, producing carbon dioxide and methane emissions. The world needs to consider if natural gas is a viable fuel in the long term and should develop alternative renewable infrastructure.

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

Hydrogen energy is significantly more efficient than fossil fuels. Even more importantly it can be produced in a sustainable way and is considered a "renewable energy" source. Unfortunately, this is not true for all types of hydrogen energy and largely depends on how it is produced.

Best Ammonia Stocks of 2024

The green ammonia market is growing, with a rapid expansion predicted before 2030. This gives rise to a range of stock choices that investors can use to capitalise on the market and support the energy transition.

Environmental Issues in the Philippines and New LNG Projects

The fossil gas expansion in the Philippines, mainly fueled by SMC, is taking place amid the worsening climate and energy crisis. The move risks burdening the nation with high energy costs, unreliable supply, stranded asset risk, increased energy dependency and a devastating impact on the environment.

Hydrogen Uses in Everyday Life

While hydrogen is a potential renewable energy option, adoption remains relatively low, and costs remain high. Will innovation drive costs down and see hydrogen use spike?

Top 10 Oil And Gas Companies In Singapore [2024]

Oil and gas companies have long been a significant economic pillar in Singapore's economy. The country is the major thoroughfare and hub of fossil fuels in Asia. Most of the largest international fossil fuel companies have offices in Singapore, but there are also several major local companies. How will these businesses fare now that the energy transition is underway?

Are Carbon Emissions Decreasing?

The IEA finds that emissions are seeing a structural slowdown thanks to growing clean energy deployment. However, emissions are still rising, and the agency identifies developing Asia as the primary contributor to the persistently high CO2 emissions.

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