Baker Hughes Eyes 100% Renewable Energy For Texas Operations

Irina is a writer for Oilprice.com with over a decade of experience writing on the oil and gas industry. Baker Hughes has vowed to generate 100 percent of the energy it uses in Texas from solar and wind power capacity, Bloomberg reports, citing a statement by the company. According to Baker Hughes, switching to solar and wind to power its 170 facilities across the Lone Star State will reduce its global carbon footprint by 12 percent. The move is part of Baker Hughes’ plan to become a net zero emitter by 2050. The plan was announced at the company’s annual meeting in January this year. Baker Hughes said it would aim to reduce its carbon dioxide emissions by half by 2030 and to zero over the next two decades. At the time, Baker Hughes boasted that it had already managed to reduce its carbon dioxide emissions by 26 percent since 2012 by utilizing new technology and operational efficiencies”. “Oil and gas will continue to be an important part of the global energy mix, and BHGE is committed to investing in smarter technologies to advance the energy industry for the long-term,” Baker Hughes’ chairman and chief executive Lorenzo Simonelli said at the meeting. “Managing carbon emissions...

A large fleet of Foton vehicles has been spotted in India. The images show a pickup,

A large fleet of Foton vehicles has been spotted in India. The images show a pickup, a passenger van and a full-size commercial truck, with all of them having test number plates. The spotted vehicle fleet includes two units of the Foton Tunland pickup. This double-cab pickup is powered by a Cummins 2.8-litre diesel engine that develops 161 BHP and 360 Nm of torque, while being mated to a 5-speed manual gearbox. It is available with both 2WD and 4WD options. This isn’t the first time that this pickup has been spotted in the country. A heavily camouflaged version of the Tunland was earlier spotted testing on public roads in India back in 2013. Foton has also brought in the View CS2 passenger van in India. The CS2 is available in three variants in the international markets: Royal Saloon, Supporter and Transor. The model spotted in India appears to be the Supporter variant, which is a 13-seater people carrier. It is also powered by the same 2.8-litre Cummins diesel engine from the Tunland pickup. China Van Type Cargo Truck Interestingly, Foton is also testing its full-size heavy truck Auman in India. The Auman brand includes Foton’s largest trucks, which are available i...