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Equinor to take full ownership in Empire Wind through a swap transaction with bp in the US

Equinor (OSE: EQNR, NYSE: EQNR) has entered into a swap transaction with bp, under which Equinor will take full ownership of the Empire Wind lease and projects and bp will take full ownership of the Beacon Wind lease and projects.

Empire Wind 2 offshore wind project announces reset, seeks new offtake opportunities

Equinor and bp today announced an agreement with the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) to terminate the Offshore Wind Renewable Energy Certificate (OREC) Agreement for the Empire Wind 2 project, an offshore wind project in the US with potential generative capacity of 1,260 MW.
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Final Investment Decision for Sparta in the US Gulf of Mexico

Equinor and its operating co-owner, Shell Offshore Inc., a subsidiary of Shell plc, have reached the final investment decision for the Sparta deepwater development, located in the US Gulf of Mexico (GOM). Equinor holds a 49 percent interest in the field.

Equinor acquires stake in Bayou Bend CCS Project

Equinor has acquired a 25 percent interest in Bayou Bend CCS LLC, positioned to be one of the largest US carbon capture and storage projects located along the Gulf Coast in Southeast Texas.
Arctic Voyager leaving Hammerfest LNG.

Equinor signs long-term LNG purchase agreement with Cheniere

Today, 21 June 2023, Equinor and Cheniere have announced a new 15-year purchase agreement of around 1,75 million tonnes of LNG per year, with half of the volume starting from 2027. This agreement brings the total volumes that Equinor has contracted with Cheniere up to around 3.5 million tonnes per year.

Beacon Wind to repower community with renewable energy facility

$1.75 million investment directly into community for new technology and media center.
The Vito platform in the US Gulf of Mexico

Vito on stream

On 16 February, production started on the Vito platform in the US Gulf of Mexico (GoM).

Equinor and bp Bid for Third New York Offshore Wind Solicitation

Significant New Investments and Innovative Opportunities Envisioned for State
Opening of Offshore Wind Innovation Hub

Offshore Wind Innovation Hub Announces Opening in Brooklyn

Brooklyn-based Hub seeking start-up applicants to unleash the potential of offshore wind in New York.
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Equinor wins commercial-scale lease in California - deepens leading floating offshore wind position

San Francisco, California – As provisional winner of a lease area on the Outer Continental Shelf off California, Equinor continues to lead the way in growing the US’ offshore wind industry.

$5 Million Offshore Wind Ecosystem Fund Announced

Equinor and partner bp, New York City Economic Development Corporation, and key community members kick off fund to promote workforce growth and inclusivity in New York’s offshore wind industry.
Molly Morris

Equinor Appoints New President of US Offshore Wind

Molly Morris to lead Equinor Wind US.

Equinor US gas certified responsibly produced by Equitable Origin

HOUSTON, September 29, 2022 – Equinor has achieved EO100™ Certification from Equitable Origin for the entirety of its operated onshore natural gas production in the Appalachian Basin of Ohio.
Equinor Houston office

Tallgrass and Equinor to jointly pursue opportunities for hydrogen and ammonia production, infrastructure development in North America

Houston, TX (September 27, 2022) – Tallgrass and Equinor have announced a collaborative effort to pursue opportunities for development of large-scale, low-carbon hydrogen and ammonia projects in North America. The partners will assess the production and market potential for hydrogen and ammonia, and associated distribution infrastructure to help facilitate broad decarbonization.

Empire Wind and WCS announce extension of acoustic marine monitoring project in New York Bight

Project Is designed to generate data on large whales and protect marine mammals.

Profits up, carbon down in high graded U.S. portfolio

Equinor’s optimised upstream portfolio in the US is now delivering some of the highest-value production in the company with some of the lowest carbon intensities.