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Does Osama Bin Laden Keep Pakistan From The Tatas It Wants?

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This hasn't gone unnoticed next door, in Pakistan. Despite a bumpy start, including some early examples of spontaneous combustion, the tiny Tata Nano is starting to fulfill the promise of bringing a four-wheeled automobile to India's masses at the world's lowest price.

Transmission Losses: More Oil Supply Trucks Bombed in Pakistan

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ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — Dozens of tankers carrying fuel to Afghanistan for NATO troops were torched near Quetta in western Pakistan on Wednesday, the third major attack on supplies since Pakistan closed one border crossing to Afghanistan a week ago and the first at the only checkpoint that remained open. Source: NY Times

Surge in natural gas vehicles predicted

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Currently, the top five markets for natural gas vehicles are Pakistan, Argentina, Iran, India and Brazil with Pike Research anticipating that India will be the fastest growing market at a rate of 18.4 It has also forecast that the market will grow globally at a rate of 5.5 per cent to reach just over three million vehicles by 2015.

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Eni signs agreement for the acquisition of a new ultra-deepwater exploration block offshore Pakistan

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Oil and gas blocks offshore Pakistan. Source: Pakistan Petroleum Information Service. Full on-shore and offshore map here. Brief

Halophytes potential feedstock for cellulosic ethanol in Pakistan

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Halophytic perennial grasses that thrive in saline areas could serve as a viable source for ligno-cellulosic feedstock for cellulosic ethanol as well and help reclaim vast stretches of unproductive land in Pakistan, according to a new study published in the Journal of Biomass and Bioenergy. SciDev. —Abideen et al. ” Resources.

Navigant forecasts global annual natural gas vehicle sales to reach 3.9M in 2025, up 62.5% from 2015

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from 2.4 million vehicles in 2015 to 3.9 million in 2025. million, accounting for 2.6% of all LDVs. between 2015 and 2025.

Pike Research forecasts global NGV sales to hit 3.2M units annually by 2016

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Iran and Pakistan are expected to rank second and third, respectively. According to a new report from Pike Research, worldwide natural gas vehicle (NGV) sales will increase at a healthy pace over the next several years, rising from 1.9 million vehicles per year in 2010 to more than 3.2 million units annually by 2016. to reach 19.9 CAGR).

Pakistsan State Oil Introduces E10 Gasoline in Karachi

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Pakistan State Oil (PSO) has introduced a 10% ethanol blend gasoline (E10) in Karachi. The country’s first ethanol outlet opened in Islamabad in July 2009. PSO will also open an E10 outlet in Lahore. E10 is part of the government’s strategy to promote alternate energy resources. The ethanol used is produced from molasses.

International study identifies 14 key measures to reduce methane and black carbon emissions; reduction in projected global mean warming of ~0.5 °C by 2050

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Iran, Pakistan and Jordan would experience the most improvement in agricultural production. Source: Shindell et al. Click to enlarge. C (~0.9 °F)

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Navigant forecasts global natural gas fleet of 34.9M by 2020

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While China and Pakistan are the largest markets, Thailand and India are the fastest growing with compound annual growth rates of 18% and 12%, respectively, between 2013 and 2020. Cumulative natural gas vehicles in use by segment, world markets: 2013-2020. Source: Navigant Research. Click to enlarge. million by 2020. Forecasts Natural Gas

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

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Although Pakistan also has a large fleet of NGVs, its market has been volatile as the government looks to reduce strains on the country’s NG supplies, according to the report. between 2012 and 2019, reaching 3.2 million vehicles sold in 2019, according to a new forecast by Pike Research. million LD NGVs on the road by 2019. globally). fleets.

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

MIT and IEA reports take different views of the future of natural gas in transportation

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More than 70% of all NGVs and one-half of all fuelling stations can be found in just five countries: Pakistan, Iran, Argentina, Brazil and India.

Munich Re: 2011 already the highest-ever loss year on record from natural catastrophes; led by Japan earthquake

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In 2010 prior to the world climate summit, Munich Re drew attention to the number and scale of weather-related natural catastrophes in the first nine months of that year: floods in central Europe, wildfires in Russia, widespread flooding in Pakistan. Already, the approx. Most of the losses were caused by the earthquake in Japan on 11 March.

Study links air pollution and cyclone intensity in Arabian Sea; suggested solutions include diesel filters and two-stroke engines running on LPG fuel

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Cyclone Phet in 2010 struck the coastlines of Pakistan and Oman and caused nearly $2 billion in damage. Scientists are working to better understand atmospheric brown clouds and their effects. Credit: Nicolle Rager Fuller, National Science Foundation Click to enlarge. —Amato Evan, University of Virginia, lead author. Resources. Amato T.

GSMA study indicates Bangkok could gain US$1B per year in benefits through ITS; reduced travel time, CO2 emissions and accidents

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In addition, CO 2 emissions contributed by road traffic could be reduced by 10-20%, or 3 to 5 million metric tonnes per year.

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Saudis Expand Price War Downstream

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by Gaurav Agnihotri for The undisputed king of oil and gas is making some moves that could change the face of the global refining sector.

Forecast: Global Natural Gas Vehicle Fleet to Reach 17 Million by 2015

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Conversely, in Pakistan, Argentina, Brazil, Iran, and India—the top five markets for NGVs—there are a variety of light-duty NGVs available. A new report from Pike Research forecasts that the global natural gas vehicle (NGV) sector is poised for a new period of growth. million in 2008. This is the most important factor, the Pike report says.

Forecast: 17M Natural Gas Vehicles Worldwide by 2015

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The top five markets for NGVs are currently Pakistan, Argentina, Brazil, Iran, and India. Cleantech research firm Pike Research forecasts growth in natural gas vehicles (NGV) on the road worldwide to 17 million units by 2015, up from 9.7 million in 2008. Pike Research forecasts that the NGV market will grow globally at a CAGR of 5.5%

Axial Vector and Kirloskar Oil Engines Forming JV for Mass Production of Axial-Type Engines

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The AVEC axial engine technology in a 60 hp (45 kW) application targeted at UAVs. Source: AVEC. Click to enlarge. engine and 100 kW generator—in 2009.

IEA working paper highlights potential role of natural gas in reducing global road transport CO2

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The paper uses Brazil, India, Iran, Pakistan, the US and Europe as case studies. Click to enlarge. Resources.

Secretary of the Navy Sets Target for 50% of Total Energy Consumption from Alternative Sources by 2020; Role for Biofuels and EVs

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In a speech at the Naval Energy Forum, US Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus set out five energy targets for the department to meet over the course of the next decade, including the overall goal of half of the total energy consumption for ships, aircraft, tanks, vehicles, and shore installations coming from alternative sources by 2020. Navy Sec. Mabus.

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.