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Fertilizer companies race to U.S. Gulf to make low-emissions ammonia

Fertilizer companies are leading the race to build plants along the U.S. Gulf of Mexico to produce ammonia, a compound mainly used for fertilizer, while capturing most of the carbon dioxide emissions.

Biofuels are displacing petroleum-based distillate fuel oil consumption on the West Coast

Last year, U.S. West Coast distillate consumption, as measured by product supplied, was at its lowest since 2002 and is on track to fall further this year.

Fertilizer company OCI bets big on climate-friendly ammonia

Without a single sales contract in hand, Dutch fertilizer company OCI is building a $1-B plant in Texas to produce ammonia with low greenhouse gas emissions, a gamble requiring heavy government subsidies, new markets and a contingency plan.

Oil prices up 2% to 6-week high on supply concerns

Oil prices climbed about 2% to a six-week high as supply concerns outweighed fears that further interest rate hikes could slow economic growth and reduce demand for oil.

U.S. crude, gasoline inventories fall more than expected

U.S. crude stocks drew more than expected on strong refining demand, while gasoline inventories posted a large draw after an increase in driving last week, the Energy Information Administration said.

Venezuela's PDVSA freezes petcoke deliveries to Maroil amid contract dispute

Venezuela's state-run oil company PDVSA has suspended deliveries of petroleum coke to a company owned by a Venezuelan shipping magnate amid a commercial dispute over a sales contract, two sources with knowledge of the decision said.

bp expands investment in bioenergy, collaborating with U.S. biofuels developer WasteFuel

bp expanded its investment in bioenergy today as bp ventures committed $10 MM, leading the Series B investment round, in WasteFuel, a California-based biofuels company that will use proven, scalable technologies to convert bio-based municipal and agricultural waste into lower carbon fuels, such as bio-methanol.

Bunge, Chevron acquire Argentina's Chacraservicios to meet renewable diesel demand

Grains merchant Bunge and oil major Chevron said they have acquired Argentina-based agricultural product company Chacraservicios, as the companies look to expand their renewable energy footprint.

Topsoe technology supports HF Sinclair’s renewable fuels production in the United States

Topsoe was selected by HF Sinclair as a technology provider for their production of renewable fuels at three facilities: Sinclair, Cheyenne and Artesia.

MAN Energy Solutions and Shell join forces to drive decarbonization solutions

MAN Energy Solutions and Shell have agreed a Memorandum of Understanding to explore the potential of combining their individual competencies and technologies to achieve their climate goals and support their customers in their decarbonization efforts.