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Cross-Border Carbon: Mexico Sets Limit On Climate-Change Emissions

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Mexico is officially joining the cadre of nations seeking to limit climate change, with a formal promise to cut its greenhouse-gas emissions. global warming energy policy mexico greenhouse gas climate change MORE: U.S. And China Agree To Curb.

Mexico urged to pass strong emissions limits for heavy trucks; 20,000 deaths cited

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emissions Trucks mexico transportation policy trucking air pollutionA lot of attention is paid to emissions from cars, but heavy-duty trucks represent a major part of the problem as well. Trucks cover more mileage than the average passenger car every year, and with much worse fuel economy. That's led the U.S. DON'T MISS: Canada to echo.

2019 Ford 'Model E' hybrid, electric car coming from Mexico plant?

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Future Cars mexico plug-in cars Ford Model ETwo years ago, Ford successfully fought efforts by Tesla Motors to register the name "Model E" for what we now know as the Tesla Model 3, unveiled last week to great fanfare.

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Small cars leave U.S.: Ford to build next Focus in Mexico (Model E too)

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Ford confirmed yesterday that it will move small-car production to Mexico, joining Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) in eliminating small passenger cars from its U.S. Manufacturing mexicoThey may be known as the "Detroit Three," but the biggest U.S. automakers are exporting production of small cars elsewhere. factories.

Ford plans 300-mile electric SUV, hybrid F-150 and Mustang, more U.S. production: BREAKING

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Ford Motor Company Plug-In Hybrids Mustang mexico F-150It will also build a plug-in hybrid version of its.

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Chevron announces “significant” oil discovery in deepwater Gulf of Mexico

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Chevron Corporation announced a significant oil discovery at the Anchor prospect in the deepwater US Gulf of Mexico. Brief

Honda starts production of new Fit in Mexico

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Honda has started manufacturing its 2015 Fit model (known as the Jazz) at a new, technologically advance plant in Mexico. Honda

Canada, US and Mexico commit to align light- and heavy-duty fuel efficiency and GHG standards out to 2025 and 2027, respectively

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In addition, the SmartWay freight transportation program will be extended to Mexico. They also agreed to continue to work together and through the International Maritime Organization to support implementation of a North American Emission Control Area that includes Mexico. 50% clean power target. Short-lived climate pollutants.

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Electric Motorcycle Ride From Mexico To Canada: My Summer Road Trip

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Summertime is upon us: barbecues, beaches. and electric-vehicle road trips! As electric cars and motorcycles gain popularity, more and more people can venture farther afield thanks to expanded recharging options. Cross-country road trips in Tesla Model S sedans are now commonplace, courtesy of Tesla's Supercharger network. DON'T MISS: Electric.

Toyota investing $1B in new TNGA plant in Mexico, realigning North American manufacturing; expansion in Guangzhou

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As part of this strategy, Toyota will invest approximately US$1 billion to construct its newest North American manufacturing facility in the state of Guanajuato in Central Mexico to produce the Corolla. The plant will be Toyota’s 15 th in North America, its first new plant since 2011 and its largest investment in Mexico to date. TMMI).

VW plans to build electric cars somewhere in N America after 2020

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Manufacturing chattanooga VW mexico VW Group plug-in cars TennesseeAs it works toward moving past its diesel-emissions scandal, the Volkswagen Group is making ambitious plans for electric cars. Now VW says some of those cars may be built.

BP approves revamped $9B Mad Dog Phase 2 project in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico; down from original $20B cost

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BP discovered the Mad Dog field in 1998—one of BP’s largest discoveries in the Gulf of Mexico to date. In 2013, BP (operator, with 60.5%

Chevron, BP and ConocoPhillips partner to explore 24 leases in Paleogene trend in deepwater Gulf of Mexico

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Completing these agreements will enable BP to do three things that are at the core of our strategy in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico. Asset.

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ICCT paper finds $123B benefit to Mexico from tighter heavy-duty diesel emission standards

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A new working paper by the the International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT) concludes that tighter heavy-duty diesel vehicle emissions standards in Mexico (NOM 044 standards) would result in a net benefit to Mexico of US$123 billion (1.6 Resources. Brief

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BP selects Technip for the Thunder Horse South Expansion project in the ultra-deep Gulf of Mexico

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At a water depth of approximately 1,900 meters (6,234 feet), the current field development is located in Mississippi Canyon Blocks 778 and 822, in the ultra-deepwater Gulf of Mexico environment. BP Exploration & Production Inc. The project scope covers: Project management and engineering. kilometers each with 4 pipeline end terminations.

VW Mexico signs 20-year agreement for 130MW of wind energy from Mexico Power Group

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Volkswagen Mexico has signed a 20-year agreement to purchase 130 megawatts (MW) of renewable energy from Mexico Power Group’s La Bufa wind farm development in Zacatecas, Mexico. Under the agreement, Volkswagen Mexico plants will save more than 45 million pesos (US$3.6 million dollars) in electricity costs per year. Brie

VIA launches electric vehicle assembly plant in Mexico

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VIA Motors inaugurated its first high volume electric vehicle assembly line this week at its new facility in San Luis Potosi, Mexico. The new facility is strategically located in a free trade zone near several major automakers and suppliers. —Pablo Acedo, president of VIA Motors Latin America (VMLM). Brief

Chevron commences operations on drillship with capacity for dual gradient drilling in deepwater Gulf of Mexico

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Comparison between conventional and DGD configurations. Source: Pacific Drilling. Click to enlarge. The 450,000-lb mud-lift pump assembly. Resources.

Mitsubishi Motors Corporation to supply global compact sedan to Chrysler de Mexico

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Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) and Chrysler de Mexico (CdM) announced a five-year agreement in which MMC will supply its global compact sedan to CdM, to be sold in Mexico starting November 2014. —Bruno Cattori, President and CEO of Chrysler de Mexico. Brief

US and Mexico sign agreement for development of transboundary oil and gas resources in Gulf of Mexico; access to nearly 1.5M acres of US Outer Continental Shelf

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The US-Mexico maritime boundary (and Western Gap) in the Gulf of Mexico. Source: Richard McLaughlin.Click to enlarge. The Western Gap.

Wärtsilä to power two more LNG-fueled offshore support vessels in Gulf of Mexico

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Wärtsilä has been awarded a contract to deliver an integrated propulsion system for two additional LNG offshore support vessels (OSV) to Harvey Gulf International Marine. This order takes Harvey Gulf to a fleet of four LNG OSVs on order, establishing the company as the world’s second largest operator of LNG-powered OSVs. Training. Guidry. Brief

Mexico proposes new heavy-duty vehicle emission standards aligned with Euro VI and EPA 2010

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Mexico’s Secretariat of Environment and Natural Resources (SEMARNAT) has proposed new heavy-duty vehicle emissions standards, aligned with current standards in place in the rest of North America and in the European Union. The current limit values in Mexico are equivalent to Euro IV or EPA 2004 standards. Source: ICCT. Click to enlarge.

USGS, DOE, and BOEM study delivers new insights on gas hydrates in Gulf of Mexico

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Scientists have returned from a 15?day This collaboration aims to advance scientific understanding of gas hydrates, a potential future energy resource.

Exxon Mobil beginning development of ultra-deepwater Julia oil field in Gulf of Mexico

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Exxon Mobil Corporation is commencing development of the ultra-deepwater Julia oil field in the Gulf of Mexico. ExxonMobil, the operator, and Statoil Gulf of Mexico LLC each hold a 50% interest in the Julia unit. Capital cost for the project, which is expected to begin oil production in 2016, is estimated to be more than $4 billion.

DOI: latest Gulf of Mexico oil & gas lease sales garner $872M in high bids

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Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell announced that the latest oil and gas lease sales for federal waters in the Gulf of Mexico garnered $872,143,771 million in high bids on 329 tracts covering 1,707,358 acres. billion in bid revenues. —BOEM Director Tommy P. Beaudreau. Brief

Chevron announces successful test well at deepwater St. Malo in Gulf of Mexico

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Malo PS003 well in the prolific Lower Tertiary trend in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico. Chevron’s Jack/St. The jointly developed Jack and St.

A320 to make Mexicos first Jatropha-based bio-fuel flight; Spanish Government, Iberia, and Airbus launch bio-fuel initiative

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Interjet and Airbus are scheduled to conduct the first Jatropha-based bio-fuel flight in Mexico today using an Airbus A320 aircraft. The aim of the demonstration flight and the project is to speed up the commercialization of aviation bio-fuel in Mexico. The Jatropha bio-fuel has been processed by Honeywell’s UOP.

Western Gulf of Mexico lease sale results in $110M in high bids on more than 400,000 acres

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The US Department of the Interior reported that Western Gulf of Mexico Lease Sale 238 attracted $109,951,644 million in high bids for 81 tracts covering 433,823 acres on the US Outer Continental Shelf offshore Texas. total of 14 offshore energy companies submitted 93 bids. The lease sale, which offered 21.6 billion in bid revenues. Brief

Shell adds 3rd major discovery to the Norphlet play in the Gulf of Mexico; total potential now above 700M barrels oil equivalent

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Shell announced its third major discovery in the Norphlet play in the deep waters of the Gulf of Mexico with the successful Rydberg exploration well.

BSEE launches deepwater oil and gas containment exercise in Gulf of Mexico; MWCC deploying capping stack

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MWCC capping stack. Source: MWCC. Click to enlarge. Brief

VW likely to build electric cars in North America by 2020: executive

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Manufacturing chattanooga VW mexico Puebla VW Group plug-in cars TennesseeAs it works to recover from the diesel-emissions cheating scandal, Volkswagen's future plans include quite a number of new electric cars. The company has said it will introduce 30 electric models across multiple brands by 2025, in fact.

Nissan now Nº 2 Asian brand in the Americas; new $2B manufacturing complex in Mexico to grow B platform capacity

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billion for an all-new manufacturing complex in Aguascalientes, Mexico, to support the company’s Americas growth strategy. Nissan Mexico.

ExxonMobil announces three discoveries in deepwater Gulf of Mexico, potential recovery of 700+M barrels oil equivalent

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“This is one of the largest discoveries in the Gulf of Mexico in the last decade.” Graphic: Business Wire). Click to enlarge. Brie

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Kia Motors Mexico announces first hybrid model for local market

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Kia Motors Mexico celebrated its first anniversary in the country with the announcement of the arrival of Kia Niro Hybrid Utility Vehicle (HUV) to the Mexican market at the end of the current year. With the introduction of Niro, Kia Motors will offer its first hybrid vehicle in Mexico and will strengthen its product lineup in the country.

Air Canada to conduct biofuel flight from Toronto to Mexico City

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Flight AC991 from Toronto to Mexico City is expected to generate at least 40% fewer emissions by using jet fuel derived from recycled cooking oil and through other fuel-saving measures, making it the most environmentally-friendly flight ever flown by Air Canada. Live weather updates will be accessed through iPad for re-routing due to weather.

$112.5M awarded to research consortia studying effects of Deepwater Horizon oil spill on Gulf of Mexico

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The Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (GRI) Research Board announced that eight Research Consortia will be funded for the next three years with a total of $112.5 million to study the effects of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Project Title: Gulf of Mexico Integrated Spill Response Consortium. John, Ph.D.

Ford building new $1.6B plant in Mexico for small cars

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billion in a new small car plant in Mexico, building a new manufacturing site in San Luis Potosi State. This investment comes during Ford’s 91 st year in Mexico, including manufacturing vehicles since 1925. Mexico is Ford’s fourth-largest vehicle manufacturing site for global customers—behind the US, China and Germany.

Constellium to open Mexico plant for automotive aluminum structural components

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intends to open a new manufacturing facility in Mexico to produce aluminium automotive structural components. This plant, located in San Luis Potosí, will allow Constellium to respond to increasing demand for lightweight, high-strength aluminium Crash Management Systems and automotive structures for the expanding auto industry in Mexico.

Shell starts production at Stones in the Gulf of Mexico; deepest offshore oil and gas project

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Shell has begun production from the Stones development in the Gulf of Mexico. miles) of water. Brief

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Audi opens €1B San José Chiapa plant in Mexico; 1st on N.A. continent; Smart Factory

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Audi will produce the new generation of the Audi Q5 for the world market in San José Chiapa in Mexico’s federal state of Puebla. —Prof.