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Study finds rates of LDV fuel consumption in US peaked in 2004; indications of peak motorization

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These rates are down 16% to 17% from their peaks in 2004, except that the rate per vehicle is down 13% (from its peak in 2003). This rate increased to a maximum of 474 gallons in 2004. The rate increased to a maximum of 698 gallons in 2004. The rate increased to a maximum of 1,240 gallons in 2004. 2004. -9% 2004. -11%. 2003 to 2004. -13% Total amount of fuel consumed by light-duty vehicles peaked in 2004 at 138.8

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LadyBug Resource Group acquires gasoline and electric mini-utility vehicle maker MAG International Inc.; one focus on USPS electric retrofit

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has acquired 100% of MAG International, Inc. Mag International, Inc. MAG), based in Fountain Valley, California, was founded in 2004 as a manufacturer and distributor of mini-utility vehicles and accessories. LadyBug Resource Group Inc. MAG), a manufacturer of gasoline and electric mini-utility vehicles. LadyBug is excited to complete the acquisition of MAG.

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US EPA Proposes New Emissions Rules for Category 3 Marine Diesel Engines, Tighter Fuel Sulfur Restrictions; Harmonization with International Standards

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As the next steps in a strategy to cut harmful emissions from ocean-going vessels, the US Environmental Protection Agency is proposing new engine emissions and fuel standards for large marine diesel engines on US-flagged ships that would harmonize with international standards. By 2030, the combined domestic and international strategy is expected to reduce annual emissions of nitrogen oxides (NO x ) from large marine diesel engines by about 1.2

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Rheinmetall to supply Daimler Truck Fuel Cell with hydrogen recirculation blowers

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As a technology enterprise and development partner of top international automakers, the Group cooperates with its customers on new technologies at the earliest possible stage.

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BMW’s GM of battery cell technology joins Wildcat Discovery’s board

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After a short period as project leader for fuel cell systems at Webasto Thermo Systems International GmbH, he joined BMW AG in 2001 as a development engineer for fuel cell systems.

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Volkswagen Chattanooga receives two ISO Environmental Certifications

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Volkswagen Chattanooga announced that, following an independent audit, the factory has met requirements to receive of the International Organization for Standardization’s (ISO) 14001:2004 and 50001:2011 certifications. These certifications recognize an organization’s adherence to international standards for energy (ISO 50001) and environmental management (ISO 14001).

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Looking to get in a hybrid for cheap? Used Toyota Prius 1.5 HSD 2004-2009 Review

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People might be bored reading about the Prius but a review on four Priuses (2004, 2005, two 2006s) that my family owns that ran a total of 913k km (570k miles) should be interesting, right? I found a a 2004 with 247k km (154k miles) on the clock. My wife’s 2004 burns about 1 liter (1.05

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Hankuk Carbon, Dymag partner to mass manufacture carbon composite wheels for automotive

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The business has grown into an international provider of composite material solutions, with plants in South Korea and Vietnam and global offices in China, the UK and Germany. Dymag was the first to commercialise carbon hybrid composite automotive wheels in 2004.

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Hyundai launches new Tucson with short & long wheelbases, ICE, hybrid & plug-in hybrid powertrains

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It offers roominess, state-of-the-art digital experiences and an array of powertrains, including internal combustion, hybrid and plug-in hybrid. Hyundai Motor Company launched the all-new Hyundai Tucson.

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27 November 2009 - In First "Plug-in Arizona" Outing to Nogales, AZ, " the "Spirit" Made the News with Nogales International

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Cheers EVADC'rs, PHEV'rs, and EVnthusiasts, One & All - After a Thanksgiving, fully stuffed and more, it was most gratifying to see that on her first "Plug-in Arizona" outing to Nogales, AZ, that the "Spirit" made the news on the front page of the Nogales International as follows. Electric motors are more reliable than internal combustion engines,” Verdugo told his students. He told the Nogales International he was researching hybrid vehicles for his senior project. “We

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Scuderi Group expands operations to Asia

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The Japan office will operate as the Asian headquarters for the Scuderi Group, which is accelerating its efforts to meet the growing demand in the region for more advanced internal combustion engines. There are more than 43 million internal combustion engines produced in Asia every year, with a majority of these engines produced for automotive applications where automakers continue to struggle to achieve higher fuel economy targets.

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Piëch Automotive unveiling Piëch Mark Zero electric sports car at Geneva; 500 km range, 80% charge in 4:40 minutes

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A flexible and open vehicle architecture allows the use of a variety of drive systems—electric drive, hybrid, fuel cell or internal combustion engine. The group of companies was founded in 2004 by Chinese and German engineers, is listed on the stock exchange in Shenzhen, China, and is a market leader in eHouse solutions. Piëch Automotive will unveil the Piëch Mark Zero electric sports car concept at the Geneva Motor Show this week.

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Rio Tinto to invest ~$200M to progress the Jadar lithium project to feasibility study stage; jaderite

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The unique mineral— jadarite —was discovered by Rio Tinto geologists in 2004 near the city of Loznica in Western Serbia. In March 2017, Rio Tinto upgraded the Jadar mineral resources in accordance with international standards—JORC—to 136 million tonnes.

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SEC slaps Total with cease-and-desist order, $153M disgorgement payment for bribes to Iranian official

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From approximately September 1995 to November 2004, Total and others paid approximately $60 million in unlawful payments to intermediaries for the purpose of inducing an Iranian government official (the “Iranian Official”) to use his influence to assist Total in connection with obtaining contracts to develop the Sirri A and E oil fields and two phases of the South Pars oil and gas field in Iran.

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Study: air pollution may shorten telomeres in newbornsa sign of increased health risks

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A study conducted before and after the 2004 closure of a coal-burning power plant in Tongliang, China, found that children born before the closure had shorter telomeres than those conceived and born after the plant stopped polluting the air. Results appear in the journal Environment International. In May 2004, high levels of air pollution in Tongliang prompted the government to shut down.

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Remy to acquire 100% of its Remy Hubei Electric JV in China

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Remy International, Inc. In 2004, Remy acquired a 51% ownership of REH as part of Remy’s purchase of Delphi’s light duty alternator business. —Jay Pittas, Remy International, Inc. has signed a definitive share purchase agreement with its Chinese joint venture partner, Hubei Super Electric Auto Motor Co. Ltd., to acquire the remaining 49% of the Remy Hubei Electric Co. REH) joint venture. This joint venture was originally formed by Delphi Automotive Systems China Ltd.

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Hyundai Motor expands partnership with US Government to support further exploration of hydrogen fuel cell technologies

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Morry Markowitz, President of FCHEA and Jae-do Moon, Chairman of H2Korea have agreed to exchange hydrogen technologies, propose joint policies and establish organizations to promote international cooperation on scaling-up the hydrogen industry.

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Audi taps Mertens from Volvo to lead technical development

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Mertens has exceptionally broad technical expertise and an international background in the automotive industry. This was followed by responsibility for the compact cars of General Motors Europe in 2004 and for all compact cars of General Motors worldwide in 2005. Audi AG has appointed Dr. Ing. Peter Mertens, previously Senior Vice President Research & Development at Volvo Car Corporation in Göteborg, Sweden, as the new Board of Management Member for Technical Development at Audi.

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Opposed-piston engine company Achates Power raises $35.2M in Series C Financing; new industry advisory board

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The Series C financing follows a $19-million Series B round in 2009 and brings the total raised by Achates Power to nearly $90 million since its 2004 founding. The newly appointed Industry Advisory Board members include: Dr. Walter Bryzik, DeVlieg chairman and professor of mechanical engineering at Wayne State University, retired chief scientist of TARDEC—responsible for all aspects of ground vehicle technology—and the 2004 winner of the Distinguished Presidential Rank Award.

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Toyota to increase production capacity in Indonesia

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International Multi-purpose Vehicle) Project, production of the “Kijang Innova” minivan. began in 2004 and was followed by the “Fortuner” SUV in 2005, making Indonesia an. Toyota Motor Manufacturing Indonesia (TMMIN), Toyota Motor Corporation’s (TMC) vehicle production subsidiary in Indonesia, plans to increase the annual production capacity of TMMIN’s Karawang Plant from 100,000 vehicles to 140,000 vehicles by early 2013.

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IIHS study suggests late-model SUVs are still more lethal to pedestrians than cars

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To provide an updated comparison, IIHS researchers analyzed detailed crash data compiled by the International Center for Automotive Medicine Pedestrian Consortium. The median model year for the vehicles involved was 2009, and three-quarters of them were built between 2004 and 2013.

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UQM Technologies receives order to refresh generators and motor controllers in Denver RTD hybrid buses

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The 30 hybrid buses have covered more than a million miles in daily service since 2004. UQM is also powering Hino electric city buses; Proterra electric composite transit buses; Electric Vehicles International all-electric medium-duty trucks; and Boulder EV delivery vans. UQM Technologies, Inc. will begin a refurbishment program on the generators and motor controllers used in the Denver Regional Transportation District’s (RTD’s) fleet of hybrid buses. Earlier post.)

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ExxonMobil grants Nippon Steel first license for patented field welding technology for x120 ultra high-strength linepipe

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2004) Development of Ultra-high-strength Linepipe, X120. 2004) Development and Mechanical Properties of X120 Linepipe. International Journal of Offshore and Polar Engineering. ExxonMobil has granted Nippon Steel the world’s first license for patented field welding technology used to construct high-pressure pipelines made with X120 ultra high-strength steel linepipe. Evolution of linepipe technology. Source: Nippon Steel. Click to enlarge.

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China to expand production and use of ethanol; 2020 E10 mandate would make China 3rd largest ethanol consumer

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Years of government support for corn farmers—paying Chinese corn producers more than twice the international price level until 2016—have left China with a substantial stockpile. From 2004 to 2016, the average annual production growth rate was 16.8%, according to CARD.

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Michigan State University Receives $2.5M ARPA-E Award to Build Wave Disc Engine/Generator for Series Hybrid Applications

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The WDG also can reduce carbon dioxide emissions by as much as 95 percent in comparison to modern internal combustion vehicle engines. In axial-flow configurations, noted Müller and co-authors in a 2004 paper, pure scavenging is a challenging task. 2004). In a gas turbine application, the team noted, positioning the combustion process internally in the wave rotor could simplify porting between the turbo-compressor and the wave disc “ enormously ”.

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Univ. of Manchester team finds monolayer graphene permeable to protons; implications for PEM fuel cell and other hydrogen technologies

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The discovery is reported in the journal Nature by an international team led by Professor Sir Andre Geim, who, with Professor Sir Kostya Novoselov succeeded in producing, isolating, identifying and characterizing graphene in 2004 at the University of Manchester, an achievement for which the pair won the Nobel Prize in Physics in 2010. The work is an international collaboration involving groups from China and the Netherlands who supported theoretical aspects of this research.

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The Lisa Was Apple’s Best Failure

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For a few years, the Lisa and Macintosh teams competed internally, although there was collaboration as well. From the Lisa to the Macintosh Meanwhile, the Macintosh project competed with Lisa internally for resources and had Jobs’ full attention. Happy 40th Birthday to Lisa!

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Researchers create graphene-like structure with transition metal atoms

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An international group of physicists led by the University of Arkansas has created an artificial graphene-like structure with transition metal atoms in place of carbon atoms. Graphene, discovered in 2004, is a one-atom-thick sheet of graphite. The U of A-led group published its findings in Physical Review Letters.

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Alaska Airlines to buy sustainable biofuel from Hawai`i BioEnergy

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The feedstock for the biofuel is anticipated to be woody biomass-based and will be consistent with the sustainability criteria established by the Roundtable for Sustainable Biofuels, an international multi-stakeholder initiative concerned with ensuring the sustainability of biomass production and processing. Alaska Airlines has reduced its carbon footprint intensity by 30% (measured by revenue passenger miles) since 2004.

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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 At present, the Mexican regulation is based on the outdated EPA 2004 or Euro IV standards, which differ substantially with respect to both effectiveness and compliance costs.

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Ford’s Key Life Battery test for Li-ion batteries simulates 10 years, 150K miles in 10 months, under different conditions

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published in the International Journal of Energy Research. The company offered a limited release of the Ranger EV in 1998, the Escape Hybrid in 2004 and the Fusion Hybrid in 2009. For example, 50 million battery cells have been produced since 2004 in previous-generation production Ford hybrid vehicles such as the Escape Hybrid and Fusion Hybrid.

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Toyota announces voluntary safety recalls of approx. 670K Prius vehicles in US

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TMS), will conduct two safety recalls involving some MY 2004—2009 Prius vehicles; approximately 670,000 Prius vehicles are being recalled in the United States to inspect and in some cases replace the steering intermediate extension shaft. This deformation may create increased internal clearance and the splines may eventually, over time, wear out. Toyota Motor Sales, USA Inc.

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NREL survey shows significant improvement in B100 biodiesel quality

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Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) found that 95% of the samples from 2011-12 met ASTM International fuel quality specifications. million gallons in 2004 to more than 1 billion gallons in 2012. ASTM International does not enforce fuel quality, but it is a leader in the development and delivery of international voluntary consensus standards. The latest national survey of 100% biodiesel (B100) blend stock samples by the U.S.

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TRUE US database shows emissions characteristics of US fleet

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FIA Foundation and the International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT) established The Real Urban Emissions (TRUE) Initiative.

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Radar Technology Pioneer Merrill Skolnik Dies at 94

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He was the 1990–1991 Division VII director, and he directed the IEEE Foundation from 1999 to 2004. He was an active volunteer in the IEEE France Section , and in 2004 he helped launch its IEEE Life Members Affinity Group. Merrill Skolnik First recipient of the IEEE Dennis J.

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USDA: US corn-based ethanol reduces GHG emissions by 43% compared to gasoline, with additional benefits projected through 2022

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Recent studies of international agricultural land use trends show that that the primary land use change response of the world’s farmers from 2004 to 2012 has been to use available land resources more efficiently rather than to expand the amount of land used for farming. Much of the international attention on supply of corn for ethanol has focused on Brazil, where earlier estimates anticipated conversion of rainforests to commodity production.

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Toyota’s THUMS 5 software can model occupant posture immediately before collisions

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THUMS Version 1 was completed and commercially launched in 2000, followed by Version 2 in 2004, which added a face and bones to the model. Version 4, with detailed modeling of internal organs, was completed and released in 2010. Studies show that roughly half of drivers take defensive action (such as sudden braking or steering) to avoid collisions, with vehicle occupants commonly bracing themselves at the same time.

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Ford Motors to Manufacture Batteries

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The role of this park would be researching in manufacturing of new battery technology which could cut down the cost of the vehicle rapidly and it plans to produce batteries internally and set to open next year. Ford Motors to Manufacture Batteries.

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Achates showcases 2.7L, 3-cylinder opposed piston gasoline compression ignition engine in F-150; estimated 37 mpg combined

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At the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS), Achates Power and new development parter Aramco Services ( earlier post ) showcased a Ford F-150 fitted with a 3-cylinder, 2.7-liter Opposed-Piston Gasoline Compression Ignition (OPGCI) engine. Achates has been developing diesel-fueled (compression ignition) opposed piston engines since its founding in 2004. Fabien Redon and Steve Ciatti (2017) “ OPGCI: An Evolution that Revolutionizes the Internal Combustion Engine ”.

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Study: California will hit climate targets >100 years too late at current pace of reductions; transportation, wildfires & landfills

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But we’re also seeing a significant jump in consumer preference for less-efficient internal combustion engine (ICE) vehicles—even in just the past year in climate-conscious California. Landfill emissions are also emerging as a policy challenge, having risen every single year since 2004 in California, and shooting up 7.4% As landfills are burdened with an increasing amount of waste, landfill emissions have gone up every single year since 2004.

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OP engine developer Achates Power closes $29.8M Series D; OGCI Climate Investments comes onboard

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We’re pleased to be supporting Achates Power as they develop this pioneering technology, which has the potential to revolutionize the internal combustion engine market and make a substantial impact on transport emissions. The vehicle will debut at the 2018 North American International Auto Show, in Detroit.

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EPA annual trends report finds new vehicle fuel economy at record 24.1 mpg; new powertrain technologies rapidly gaining share

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mpg increase over the previous year and an increase of nearly 5 mpg since 2004. Based on longer term trends since MY 2004, truck SUVs have the largest cumulative percentage fuel economy improvement of 27%, followed by both cars and car SUVs at 23%. For the first time, CO 2 emissions and fuel economy have improved in eight out of nine consecutive years, reversing a long negative trend from MY 1987 through MY 2004.

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Sasol embarking on feasibility study on a US gas-to-liquids facility in Louisiana

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A 2004 lifecycle analysis synthesis report prepared by Five Winds International for ConocoPhillips, Sasol Chevron and Shell International Gas concluded that: Total GHG emissions of the GTL system are between 12% less and 11% more than the refinery system, based on varying assumptions and data. In partnership with Qatar Petroleum, it started up its first international GTL plant, Oryx GTL, in 2007. Gas to Liquids Life Cycle Assessment Synthesis Report (2004).

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