Our work in the United States

We have been present in the Country since 1968, and we are active in several countries, in the E&P, Global Gas & LNG, R&M and Chemical sector, in the development, investment and management of renewable energies with Plenitude.


The St. Bernard biorefinery startup through Eni Sustainable Mobility

In February 2023, Eni Sustainable Mobility and PBF Energy announced an equal partnership in the USA for the St. Bernard bio-refinery currently under construction in Louisiana This strategic partnership, combining the experience and skills of the two companies, reflects both partners; commitment to providing more sustainable fuels using low-carbon raw materials. In particular, Eni Sustainable Mobility provides its global expertise in sourcing sustainable raw materials for HVO, together with access to international markets. The St. Bernard biorefinery startup is scheduled in the first half of 2023 and the facility is currently targeted to have processing capacity of about 1.1 million tonnes/year of raw materials, with full pretreatment capabilities. It will produce mainly HVO Diesel (Hydrotreated Vegetable Oil, commonly known as ‘renewable diesel’ in North America), with a production capacity of 306 million gallons per year. The biorefinery will use the Ecofining™ process developed by Eni in cooperation with Honeywell UOP.

Eni and renewable sources in the United States

Through our subsidiary Eni New Energy Us, we have been working with renewable sources in the United States since 2019. We are active in the development and construction of generation plants from renewable sources, and in the subsequent management of our proprietary plant fleet. The development is done in partnership with Renantis, and entails the presence along the entire value chain (both for greenfield and brownfield plants). Over the years, Eni New Energy US has acquired several utility-scale photovoltaic plants in Texas. As of today, we can count on an installed capacity of almost 1GW. In February 2023, through Plenitude, we launched production for the 263 MW “Golden Buckle Solar Project” photovoltaic plant in Brazoria County, Texas (USA). The plant was completed in little over one year, and it will produce between 400 and 500 GWh of solar power/year, on average. On December 2022, we also acquired the 81 MW Kellam photovoltaic plant located in North Texas.


Licences, partnerships and agreements

Exploration and production in the United States are regulated by concession contracts. In the Gulf of Mexico we have shares in 46 exploration and development blocks overall, deep and at normal levels offshore, in 16 of which we are operators. The main fields Eni operates in are Allegheny (100%), Appaloosa (100%), Pegasus (100%), Longhorn (75%), Devils Tower (100%), Triton (100%). Additional non-operated fieldsare Europa (32%), Medusa (25%), Lucius (14.5%), K2 (13.4%), Front Runner (37.5%) Heidelberg (12.5%), and St. Malo (1.25%). In Texas onshore production is provided essentially by the Alliance area (27.5%, not as an operator), in the Fort Worth basin, which contains non-conventional or shale gas reserves. In the Alaska, Eni has shares in 28 development blocks located on the North Slope, where Eni is operator (100%) of the Nikaitchuq and Oooguruk fields.

Lubricants for industry and elastomers

Through Eni USA R&M Co. Inc., also known as Eni USA and set up in 1987 as American Agip, we produce and sell lubricants made in North America, mainly in the Eastern United States and in Texas, but also in the Canadian provinces of Quebec and Ontario. The portfolio of products includes lubricants for both traction and industrial applications. We have a production plant in Cabot, Pennsylvania, for both bulk and packaged products, and a deposit at Jane Lew, West Virginia. Our commercial activity is through both direct sales to final customers and through a network of distributorsIn the chemical sector we are represented in the country through the sales network of Versalis Americas, a subsidiary of our chemical company Versalis. Versalis Americas, set up in August 2015 an operative since January 2016, is based in Houston and has commercial responsibility for markets in North and South America. The company works in the elastomer, styrene and polyethylene sectors, but does not deal in dangerous chemicals. It has a range of storage deposits in Texas, Louisiana and Ohio, and 30 to 40 clients in the United States, Canada and Mexico, mainly in the automotive, tyre, glue and sealing sectors. 

CEO Claudio Descalzi received the Atlantic Council award for entrepreneurial leadership

On 9th May 2022 the international organisation the Atlantic Council announced the names of the individuals that have stood out as leaders who are able to influence the global future and who, as a result, honoured with the Distinguished Leadership Award 2022. Among them is the Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi and Eni’s CEO Claudio Descalzi who received the award on 11th May at The Anthem in Washington, DC.

We create energy

In the Americas we are mainly active in hydrocarbon exploration and production and in the Refining & Marketing and chemicals sector. In 2008 we made an alliance with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Boston, which has more than 100 researchers, professors and postgraduates and done more than 40 projects. Together, and in line with our new mission, we are going down the path to a low-carbon energy model, reliant on cutting-edge skills and technologies that will change our world and way of producing and consuming energy.

Collaboration with MIT and nine other universities

The collaboration will work on a varied portfolio of projects, with a focus on solar energy, capturing and reusing carbon, energy storage, environmental characterisation, exploiting gas, advanced modelling of fields, oil systems and technologies for safety at work. In addition to partnerships with MIT, we have ongoing or activated collaboration with other American universities.

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Eni and Commonwealth Fusion Systems

Commonwealth Fusion Systems is a spin-out of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology that aims to accelerate the industrial application of magnetic confinement fusion. Founded as a startup by a group of researchers and scientists from MIT, the company has generated great synergy between scientific knowledge and a dynamic business sector by establishing a partnership with MIT’s Plasma Science and Fusion Center and leading global private investment groups.

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Magnetic confinement fusion: the energy of tomorrow imitates stars

Magnetic confinement fusion plays a central role in our technological research aimed at decarbonization.

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