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GM Egypt to produce the Chevrolet Move in 2012; first SAIC-GM-Wuling vehicle assembled outside of China

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SAIC-GM-Wuling (SGMW) announced today that the assembly of its Chevrolet Move—sold as the Wuling Rong Guang in China—will be assembled at General Motors Egypt starting in the third quarter of 2012. The Chevrolet Move will be the first Chinese vehicle assembled by GM in Egypt and the first SGMW vehicle assembled outside China.

BP Egypt announces significant gas discovery in deepwater Nile Delta

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BP Egypt announced a “significant” gas discovery in the East Nile Delta. BP production and exploration in Egypt. Click to enlarge. Brie

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Technip, EGPC and ASORC agreement for $1.5B modernization of Egypt’s Assiut Refinery; maximizing diesel

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Technip Italy SpA announced the finalization of a joint agreement with Egyptian General Petroleum Corporation (EGPC) and Assiut Oil Refining Company (ASORC) for the $1.5-billion modernization project of the Assiut refinery, Upper Egypt. In due course, Technip will take responsibility for the EPC phase of the project. MM T/Y. Brief

BP makes second significant gas discovery in Egypt’s East Mediterranean Sea; follows confirmation of $12B investment in West Nile Delta

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BP Egypt announced another important gas discovery in the North Damietta Offshore Concession in the East Nile Delta. The estimated potential in the concession exceeds 5 trillion cubic feet (tcf) and we now have a positive starting point for the next possible major project in Egypt after BP’s West Nile Delta project. West Nile Delta.

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Pharos Marine Plans Dual Fuel Hydrogen-Diesel Super Yacht

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Egypt-based Pharos Marine unveiled plans for a 60-meter dual-fuel hydrogen-diesel electric superyacht, the Orcageno. Superyachttimes.com.

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Fisker reports more than $100M in revenue Jan-Apr 2012; more than $1B in funding since 2007

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Al-Futtaim and its network of experienced retailers will allow Fisker to reach customers in the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Oman, Bahrain, and Egypt. The EVer (Electric Vehicle extended range) powertrain of the Fisker Karma. Click to enlarge. We are encouraged by solid demand for the Karma, our unique extended-range luxury model. Karma.

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Pike Research forecasts annual global sales of light-duty natural gas vehicles to reach 3.2M in 2019

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Egypt also has a relatively strong light duty vehicle (LDV) market, particularly among taxi. There is very little demand for NGVs outside of Egypt in Africa. between 2012 and 2019, reaching 3.2 million vehicles sold in 2019, according to a new forecast by Pike Research. This level of sales results in a cumulative total of 25.4 fleets.

Forecast: global 3-wheeler market to grow at CAGR of 13% through 2019

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Underdeveloped countries in Africa like Nigeria, Tanzania, Mozambique and Egypt and their Asian counter parts like Nepal, Bangladesh, etc., TechSci categorizes the three-wheeler industry into two segments: passenger carriers and load carriers. cannot effectively penetrate. through predefined routes called spokes. Brief

US EIA reminder: Strait of Hormuz world’s most important oil chokepoint; almost 20% of oil traded worldwide

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The Suez Canal is located in Egypt, and connects the Red Sea and Gulf of Suez with the Mediterranean Sea, spanning 120 miles. —US EIA.

BP and Maersk collaborating to develop next-generation offshore drilling rigs for Project 20K

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BP also sees potential applications for the technology in Egypt, Azerbaijan and other deepwater basins around the world. BP and Maersk Drilling will collaborate to develop conceptual engineering designs for a new breed of advanced technology offshore drilling rigs that will unlock the next frontier of deepwater oil and gas resources. Brief

JAC sells 300,000 S3s in 600 days, breaks compact SUV sales record

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The S3 is currently being adapted for different markets globally, and is already being sold in places such as Egypt, the UAE and Chile, among others.

Nielsen global survey finds concerns about climate change slipping behind concerns over other environmental issues; air and water pollution top worries, pesticide use #3

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—Ram Mohan Rao, Managing Director, Nielsen Egypt. Source: Nielsen. Click to enlarge. —Dr. Maxwell T. Source: Nielsen.

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Egypt. Expert predictions about where oil and gas prices are headed vary widely. prices at the pump. to $4 per gallon. car market. Country.

ExxonMobil: global GDP up ~140% by 2040, but energy demand ~35% due to efficiency; LDV energy demand to rise only slightly despite doubling parc

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Click to enlarge. Outlook for Energy. The Outlook for Energy provides ExxonMobil’s long-term view of global energy demand and supply. Overview.

Geely exports more than 100,000 vehicles in 2012; 164% year-on-year growth

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Geely has established CKD facilities in partnership with local partners in Russia, Ukraine, Indonesia and a new CKD plant came online in Egypt in mid-2012. In 2013 Geely will expand into Egypt, Iran and Algeria to gain a foothold in each key geographic area, which will help the company expand outwards from each region. Brief

Celanese sees new TCX ethanol process as key component in future growth; a paradigm shift in ethanol production

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Celanese is projecting that its new TCX ethanol process will drive substantial incremental revenue and growth opportunity. Source: Celanese. billion.

AvtoVAZ launches 3 concepts at Moscow Motor Show; collaboration with Renault-Nissan

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While international sales declined in recent years, Russia was able to export more than 38,000 assembly kits to Egypt between 2002 and 2013. AvtoVAZ, the largest automaker based in Russia, a part of Rostec Corporation, introduced three new LADA concept cars at the Moscow International Motor Show 2014. AvtoVAZ is also eyeing foreign markets.

4,500th GE Evolution Series Locomotive enters service; reductions in fuel consumption and emissions

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The Evolution Series Locomotives operate in key rail markets worldwide, including in the US, Canada, Mexico, Brazil, Egypt, Kazakhstan, China, Mongolia, and Australia. GE Transportation’s 4,500 th more fuel efficient Evolution Series Locomotive has entered revenue service. Production is scheduled to start by the third quarter of 2012.

US Joins International Renewable Energy Agency

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Ambassador Reno Harnish, Acting Assistant Secretary of the Bureau of Oceans, Environment and Science, signed the statute at the second session of the IRENA Preparatory Commission in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt. Map of IRENA’s Signatory States (as of 29 June 2009). Click to enlarge.

787 Dreamliner sets speed and distance records for its weight class; 20% more fuel efficient

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After crossing the Atlantic Ocean, the airplane entered European air space at Santiago, Spain, and proceeded down the Mediterranean, across Egypt to Luxor, across the Middle East and over India to Bangladesh. The airplane is 20% more fuel efficient than similarly sized airplanes. on 6 Dec. The airplane landed at 5:29 a.m. on Dec. Brief

GE Transportation Unveils New Evolution Series Locomotive; 17% Reduction in Fuel Consumption, 70% Reduction in Emissions

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Evolution Series Locomotives currently are operating in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Brazil, China, Mongolia, Australia, Kazakhstan and Egypt.

Eaton hybrid systems log 100M miles in service, reduce fuel consumption by 4M gallons

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The company set major hybrid systems milestones in 2010, delivering systems to global customers in Australia, Belgium, Canada, China, Egypt, France, Germany, India, Japan, Korea, Mexico, Netherlands, Poland, Qatar, Russia, Singapore, Taiwan, the United Kingdom and United States. Brief

Canadian Pacific Selects GE Transportation’s Trip Optimizer; Locomotive Fuel Savings of 6-10% in Testing

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More than 3200 Evolution locomotives are currently operating in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Brazil, China, Mongolia, Australia, Kazakhstan and Egypt, and approximately 17,000 GE locomotives are in use in more than 50 countries around the world. Operation of Trip Optimizer is similar to the autopilot feature in today’s jetliners.

Global Automotive Survey Finds Nearly Six in Ten People Prefer Green Cars, Even If Money No Object

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The new car purchase intenders were topped by India at 38% and Egypt at 24%. Market research firm Synovate released new study findings showing that nearly six in ten people would choose to buy a green car over a dream car, even if money was no object. What you drive says more about you than you think. The answer? Scott Miller.

Low-lying and other vulnerable countries calling for fast action on non-CO2 global warming pollutants

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The Parties included Micronesia and other small island nations, the Philippines, Indonesia, Bangladesh, Egypt, Congo, Nigeria, the 27 countries of the EU, as well as Japan, the US, Canada, and Mexico. Among the non-CO 2 pollutants are hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), methane, tropospheric ozone, and black carbon soot.

Ricardo study predicts that BRIC automotive markets will be eclipsed by the “Rising-15”

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Ricardo’s Rising-15 automotive markets include: Argentina; Egypt; Indonesia; Iran; Malaysia; Mexico; Morocco; Nigeria; Peru; the Philippines; South Africa; Thailand; Turkey; Ukraine; and Vietnam. Positioning the Rising 15. Source: Ricardo Consulting. Click to enlarge. Nissan introducing new Datsun in Indonesia. million vehicles in 2012.

GE’s Evolution Series Locomotive Delivers 6% Fuel Advantage Over Competitor

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GE Transportation has delivered more than 3,200 Evolution Series locomotives to its railway customers operating in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Brazil, China, Australia, Mongolia, Kazakhstan and Egypt. The lab conducted the tests in late January and early February 2009. Advanced technology. Greater reliability.

ZAP Acquires 51% Stake in China’s Jonway Auto in Focus On China EV Market; Plans Acquisition of Other 49% in Second Phase

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Jonway distributes through a nationwide network of auto dealerships in China and distribution partners in Europe and Egypt. Click to enlarge.

Survey says: green cars are in

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The survey was conducted in March 2009 and included: Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Egypt, France, Germany, Greece, India, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, South Africa, Thailand, Turkey, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), the United Kingdom (UK) and the United States of America (USA).

MIT study cautions smaller nations on rushing to develop their natural gas resources; Cyprus as model

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The Levant Basin contains the activity closer to Cyprus, while the gas production offshore Egypt is a part of the Nile Delta Basin. Background.

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Report Finds Water Stress Rapidly Becoming Key Strategic Risk to Commerce; Impending Water/Energy Collision

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by Jack Rosebro. Water consumption or withdrawals per unit of energy produced, by energy type, in the United States. Source: DHI Group. Click to enlarge. With increasing frequency ,” write the Pacific Institute researchers, “ we value energy production over water production. ”. Climate change. Sectoral Water Risks. Source: UNESCO. Click to enlarge.