A Wall Street Journal [WSJ] article reported that the large Mozambique and Vietnam projects form part of a discussion about ExxonMobil’s five-year spending plan on which the board is set to vote at the end of this month.
Exxon is analyzing the expected carbon emissions from each project and how they would affect its ability to meet pledges to reduce emissions, the report said.
However, according to an article published on the digital platform of the “Upstream” energy-focused newspaper last Thursday, an email sent to them by an ExxonMobile spokesperson stated that “The tone and the substance of the [WSJ] article are wrong,” but did not elaborate nor respond to additional queries.
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As per the article, Upstream has been told that Rovuma’s emissions could turn out to be less than initially forecast because, during the pandemic, the supermajor asked its chosen engineering procurement and construction contractors — JGC, Fluor and Technip Energies — to assess the possibility of incorporating carbon capture and storage technology into the LNG facilities.