Azufre 2020: reduciendo las emisiones de óxidos de azufre

 

 

 

 

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El principal tipo de hidrocarburos usado como combustible en los buques es el fueloil pesado, derivado del residuo de la destilación del petróleo crudo. El petróleo crudo contiene azufre que, tras la combustión en el motor, es liberado en la atmósfera junto con el resto de emisiones del buque. Los óxidos de azufre (SOx) son conocidos por ser perjudiciales para la salud humana, causando síntomas respiratorios y enfermedades de los pulmones. En la atmósfera, los SOx pueden producir lluvia ácida, que puede a su vez provocar daños en los cultivos, bosques y especies acuáticas, y contribuye además a la acidificación de los océanos.

Limitar las emisiones de óxidos de azufre de los buques mejorará la

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El Gobierno ordena a Enagás el cierre "definitivo" del almacén de gas Castor

 

 

 

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El almacén estaba hasta el momento sellado de manera provisional pero ahora se ha encargado a la empresa que "en seis meses" tramite el expediente para su sellado definitivo.

 
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El Consejo de Ministros ha acordado a propuesta del Ministerio para la Transición Ecológica ordenar a ENAGAS el cierre "definitivo" del almacén submarino de gas Castor, frente a la costa de Vinaroz

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Zero-carbon shipping will double freight rates

 

 

 

 

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Shippers should prepare for 100 percent hikes in freight costs in pursuit of global climate change goals, delegates at an International Chamber of Shipping conference were warned earlier this week.

Lord Turner, chair of the U.K.’s Energy Transitions Commission, said shipping was one of the hardest sectors in the global economy to decarbonize. Even so, he argued that technology and the use of zero-carbon fuels such as ammonia and green hydrogen could make shipping zero-carbon by 2050 if shippers and consumers accepted a doubling of transport costs.

Turner believes that because the cost of shipping constitutes such a small component of the retail price of most products, consumers will easily swallow such

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Saudi Oilfield Attack Tests Mettle of U.S. Energy Independence

 

 

 

 

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Jamison Cocklin

 

September 30, 2019

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What a major offshore gas find means for South Africa's energy future

 

 

 

 
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Many South African politicians, economists and specialists in the energy sector are celebrating the news that a promising show of natural gas has been discovered in deep water south of Mossel Bay.

It was found in an offshore prospecting area called Brulpadda (Afrikaans for bullfrog), which is licensed to global energy giant Total. The discovery, comes against the backdrop of rising fuel prices and an electricity utility in crisis,

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