All articles by Annabel Cossins-Smith

Annabel is a staff writer across energy titles, with degrees in History and International Journalism.

Annabel Cossins-Smith

Vitol profits soar to record $15bn

The commodity trader’s profits for 2022 match its previous six years combined, as the energy crisis created turmoil in the markets.

Shell splits up global renewable power unit in shakeup

Regional heads of Shell Energy will now oversee renewables as Big Oil shifts its focus back to hydrocarbons.

EU countries seek halt to imports of Russian LNG

EU member states agree to seek a legal route within the EU gas market to ban imports of Russian LNG.

Australia to pass emissions reduction bill

Australia’s government struck a deal with the opposition on Monday to cap emissions from the country’s biggest polluters in step towards final approval.

Major incident declared after oil leak from UK onshore field

Approximately 200 barrels of reservoir fluid, including oil, leaked into Poole Harbour in Dorset, UK, triggering a clean-up operation.

Study: oil and gas activity may have caused 2022 Alberta earthquake

A new study from Stanford University has found that wastewater injected underground by fossil fuel companies triggered an earthquake in 2022.

Report: public disclosure of ESG compliance does not harm competitiveness

A report by two Swiss-based research organisations assesses ESG policies and practices of a sample of companies in the resources extraction sector.

BP accused of ten “serious violations” by OSHA after fatal blast at US refinery killed two

US authorities have accused British oil giant BP of ten “serious violations” of safety management after two workers were killed at a US oil refinery last year.

US government approves Willow oil project in Alaska

The Biden Administration has approved a scaled-back version of ConocoPhillips’ $7bn oil and gas project, despite warnings from environmental groups and indigenous communities.

UK North Sea flaring down by 50% since 2018

Flaring has fallen by 50% since 2018, including a 13% drop last year, reports the North Sea Transition Authority (NSTA).