Headlines of other energy stories

** The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), in partnership with the National Alliance for Water Innovation (NAWI), announced a $5 million solicitation for small-scale desalination and water-reuse technologies that will improve the safety, security, and affordability of America’s water supply.

** The Department of the Interior is moving to overhaul decades-old rules for oil and gas leasing on federal lands, making it more difficult for companies to sit on leases without drilling.

** A subsidiary of a company that operates a Louisiana liquified natural gas terminal partners with investors to develop a carbon sequestration project there.

** A Marine Corps base in Georgia becomes the first American defense base to reach net-zero carbon emissions and produce all of the energy it uses.

** FERC Chair Richard Glick’s renomination could be in jeopardy in a divided Senate, as key voter Sen. Joe Manchin has criticized Glick’s efforts to account for pipeline projects’ emissions.

** U.S.-based Sempra Energy said on Wednesday it would sell about 2.25 million tonnes per annum (Mtpa) of liquefied natural gas (LNG) to Germany’s largest power producer, RWE AG, which is trying to wean itself off Russian gas.

 

World

** Petroleum tanker rates for routes originating in Europe rose to record highs in April 2022 because of geopolitical instability related to Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine and rising marine fuel prices, also known as bunker fuel.

** India will continue to buy “cheap oil” from Russia but has not finalized terms of the discount, a senior government official familiar with the matter said on Wednesday.

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