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The Importance of Supplier Diversity from Brenda Udunna at SCP Houston

Brenda Udunna has over two decades of supply chain experience in sourcing, procurement, contracting, category management, supplier onboarding, supplier diversity, data management, and governance. She has worked with some of the largest energy providers in the world, including ConocoPhillips and Phillips 66, and she currently serves as strategy and performance analysis manager of global supply

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Integrating ESG Throughout the Organization with Jingfei Guo of Chevron, SCP Houston

Jingfei Guo has spent the last two decades with one of the largest energy companies in the world. Guo currently serves as the Upstream General Manager for Chevron’s Procurement/Supply Chain Management (P/SCM) function and has held the position since February 2018. Her role is critical to driving commercial stewardship of the multi-billion dollar annual third-party

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Addressing Supply Chain Disruptions with Faraz Shahid at SCP Houston Conference

Faraz Shahid worked with BP for 17 years in a variety of leadership and supply chain roles and has lived and worked in six countries across three continents during this period. After most recently serving as the procurement director responsible for placing BP’s third-party spending for all engineering, fabrication, and construction requirements worldwide, he has

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Keynote from Texas A&M Professor Begins Energy Supply Chain and Procurement Summit

The 8th Annual Energy Supply Chain and Procurement Summit began in Houston with a stellar lineup of who’s who in the energy supply chain industry.  Leading off Day 1 was Texas A&M professor Xenophon Koufteros, who teaches Supply Chain Management at the Mays Business School. Koufteros also holds the Jenna & Calvin R. Guest Professorship in

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U.S. EPA Proposes Biofuel Program Revamp

President Joe Biden’s administration unveiled a three-year proposal to expand the U.S. biofuels policy with bigger volume mandates. For the first time, this will include a pathway for electric vehicle manufacturers to build valuable credits. According to Reuters, Biden wants to fight climate change by lowering fossil fuel use in America’s transport sector. This is

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Investing in the Future of Oil and Gas with Jim Lawnin

Jim Lawnin has spent the last four decades working in and around the oil and gas industry. During that time, he has seen a major shift in where companies are investing their resources. “I’ve been in it (oil and gas industry) for 40 years,” Lawnin said. “We’ve seen a huge transition to ESG focus.” Lawnin

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Germany Considers State Guarantees for Renewable Energy Production

A European country could offer some major incentives for renewable energy investment. According to Reuters, Germany is considering introducing state guarantees for investments in renewable energy, Economy Minister Robert Habeck said on Monday, as Berlin works to become more independent in scaling up renewables capacity. Germany, which is Europe’s biggest economy, has a goal to

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The First Commercial-Scale Offshore Wind Farm in France Begins Operations

A major renewable energy project began operations in Europe. According to Reuters (via EnergyNow), France’s first commercial-scale offshore wind farm began operating, adding 480 megawatts of capacity to the grid at a time when Europe is trying to secure energy supplies after Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. The Saint-Nazaire wind farm, located off the coast of

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Construction of Multi-Billion Dollar Wind Farm Set to Begin in Eygpt

A massive renewable energy project is coming to Northern Africa. According to EnergyNow, the construction of one of the world’s largest wind farms is set to begin in Egypt in 2024. The renewable energy project could provide electricity to Europe and Saudi Arabia, according to one of the main companies supporting the $11 billion project.

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Live Webinar on Methane Airborne Detection Solution for Oil and Gas to be Held on Dec 1

Interested in learning more about solutions for methane airborne detection in oil and gas? Join Telops on Thursday, December 1st at 11 am CT for an important webinar, as they share their solution for Methane Airborne Detection for the Oil & Gas Industry. Can’t join live? You can still register and receive a copy of the slides and

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A Commodities Trader to Buy Poland’s Vortex Energy in Push for Renewables

Commodities and energy trader Vitol said on Thursday it had agreed to acquire renewable energy company Vortex Energy from VH Invest for an undisclosed sum. According to Reuters, Vitol “plans to deploy $1 billion of capital over the next five years into renewables in Poland,” it said in a statement. The transaction is expected to

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Mexico Intends to Double Renewable Energy Capacity by 2030

America’s third-biggest greenhouse gas emitter is working with the United States to meet new climate goals. According to Reuters, Mexico has pledged to deploy a further 30 gigawatts in renewable energy capacity by 2030, the nation’s Foreign Ministry said in a statement on Monday. Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard traveled to Egypt to attend the COP27

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