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Stars of the energy world celebrated at EI Awards 2018


Awards include coal to biomass conversion in India, STEM resources reaching 10m children worldwide and cutting-edge smart tech

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Dudley, Birol, Barkindo and Rangarajan confirmed for IP Week 2019


Bob Dudley, Chief Executive Officer of BP, is the latest senior figure confirmed for the Energy Institute’s International Petroleum (IP) Week 2019, being held in London from 26-28 February.

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Class of 2008 reveal inside track on UK Climate Change Act


Energy Institute ‘CCA at 10’ social history project marks tenth anniversary of ground-breaking legislation.

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New vibration and corrosion guidance on industry agendas in Aberdeen and Dubai


A raft of new technical good practice guidelines for the offshore oil and gas sector have today been published, coinciding with two EI flagship events - the Middle East HSE & Sustainability Forum in Dubai and the Asset Integrity and Operational Management conference in Aberdeen.

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Offshore wind industry maintains focus on health and safety alongside massive sector growth


  • 2017 data shows decline in high potential incidents overall despite more hours worked than 2016
  • New Working at Height guidance published

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‘We have to get regulation back into the political debate’, Ed Davey MP tells Heat 2018

Former UK Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change Rt Hon Sir Edward Davey MP advocated ‘strong, tough and increasing regulations’ which are ‘on the side of innovation’, in his keynote address to Heat and Decentralised Energy 2018, hosted jointly by the EI and the...

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Juliet Davenport and Baroness Brown awarded Honorary Fellowships

The EI Council has extended the highest category of membership the EI can bestow – Honorary Fellowship – in recognition of two outstanding individuals in the world of energy.Juliet Davenport, Chief Executive of Good Energy, and Baroness Brown of Cambridge, Chair of the Carbon Trust and...

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EI President Elect heralds 'chaotic revolution' within the energy system

EI President Elect and former head of National Grid Steve Holliday FREng FEI described the combination of renewables and battery storage as a ‘game-changer’, contributing to a ‘chaotic revolution’ within the energy sector, in a speech to energy leaders at edie’s SP...

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EI Asia Pacific MD joins Shell's 'Make the Future' debate

Meeting globally rising energy demand in a socially, environmentally, and economically responsible way was under the spotlight at Shell’s Make the Future debate in Singapore, in November.The EI’s Managing Director for Asia Pacific, Peter Godfrey FEI, joined the expert panel which inclu...

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Could innovation in energy come out top in prestigious £50,000 MacRobert Award?

The Royal Academy of Engineering’s MacRobert Award - the UK’s longest running and most prestigious prize for engineering innovation is celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2019. The Award recognises outstanding engineering and innovation combined with proven commercial success and ...

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OPEC agrees to cut oil production by 1.2mn b/d

Oil prices rose by 5% on Friday 7 December 2018 after OPEC finalised an agreement to cut oil production by 1.2mn b/d, with non-OPEC allied nations, including Russia, taking a 400,000 b/d share. It was also agreed at the Vienna meeting that Iran would remain exempt from the oil quota cuts, due to cur...

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Britain’s first carbon capture and usage project could be on the way

Carbon capture and storage is back on the UK agenda, extended to also include carbon usage – hence the new acronym CCUS – following an international ‘summit’ meeting held in Edinburgh. One result could be that the UK’s CCUS project could be up and running by t...

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Qatar quits OPEC to focus on gas

Qatar’s decision to withdraw from OPEC sent ripples through some markets, coming ahead of the OPEC meeting in Vienna on the 6 December 2018.The tiny Gulf state’s decision to quit on 1 January 2019 puts an end to 57-years’ membership in the producers’ cartel. Admittedly, Q...

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CNPC to take on South Pars interest in Iran

Chinese state-owned oil company CNPC is reported to have taken over Total’s 50.1% stake in Iran’s South Pars gas project, after the French company failed to obtain a waiver from US sanctions against the Middle East country.CNPC already holds a 30% interest in the offshore field, which ...

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Wintershall acquires stake in ADNOC concession

Wintershall has been awarded a 10% interest in the Ghasha offshore ultra-sour gas mega-project, marking the first time a German oil and gas company has joined an Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) concession.The Ghasha concession consists of the Hail, Ghasha, Dalma and other offshore sour gas fi...

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