Alabama, Mississippi to assess oil sands resources in their states

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Alabama and Mississippi are forming a partnership to further study the oil sands resources in the two states, Alabama Governor Robert Bentley and Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant announced on Saturday while speaking to the Southern States Energy Board. The State of Alabama has the third largest oil sands resource in the United States, which may extend into the State of Mississippi. Areal extent of the Hartselle Sandstone in Alabama.

Alabama Injection Project Aimed at Enhanced Oil Recovery, Testing Important Geologic CO2 Storage

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Carbon dioxide injection—an important part of carbon capture and storage (CCS) technology—is underway as part of a pilot study of CO 2 enhanced oil recovery (EOR) in the Citronelle Field of Mobile County, Alabama. A project team led by the University of Alabama at Birmingham is conducting the injection. Study results of the 7,500-ton CO 2 injection will provide estimates of oil yields from EOR and CO 2 storage capacity in depleted oil reservoirs.

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Southeast gasoline drivers to get range anxiety after pipeline rupture?

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A pipeline rupture in Alabama has led to fuel shortages. Fuel Gasoline oil Alabama gas stationThe term "range anxiety" is commonly associated with electric cars because of relatively short ranges for many of them, along with a lack of charging infrastructure in many regions. But at the moment, many drivers of gasoline cars in the southern U.S. may begin feeling exactly the same thing.

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Iranian researchers produce biodiesel from flixweed seed oil

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Under a project to deliver a new generation of green transport fuel, researchers the Islamic Azad University in Iran have produced biodiesel from flixweed seed oil. The invasive plant now occurs in 48 states, excluding Alabama and Florida; it has also been introduced in South America, Asia, southern Africa, and New Zealand.). oil.).

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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. The latest lease sales build on the first three sales held under the Obama Administration’s Outer Continental Shelf Oil and Gas Leasing Program for 2012-2017 (Five Year Program) that offered more than 60 million acres for development and garnered $1.4

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Controlled Burn of Deepwater Horizon Oil Slick Scheduled for Today

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Responders to the BP/Transocean Deepwater Horizon incident have scheduled a controlled, on-location burn of oil from the spill to begin at approximately 11 a.m. The explosion and fire on, and subsequent sinking of, the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig left some 1,000 barrels of oil (42,000 gallons) per day flowing from the broken drill pipe. As of 10:40 am 27 April, an irregular sheen of oil on the Gulf waters had spread to 100 miles by 45 miles at its extremes.

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Estonian shale oil company acquires shale interests in Utah

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With the recent approval of the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS), Eesti Energia (internationally known as Enefit) of Estonia has purchased a 100% interest in Oil Shale Exploration Company ( OSEC ) of Alabama, which has significant oil shale interests in Utah. Enefit also starts to prepare environmental impact assessment and continue with the development of Enefit technology and adapting it to the oil shale in Utah.

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BOEM completes draft environmental review for Central and Western Gulf of Mexico oil and gas lease sales

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The US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) has completed a draft environmental impact statement regarding multiple oil and gas lease sales tentatively scheduled between 2012 and 2017 in the Western and Central Gulf of Mexico planning areas, offshore the states of Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama. The proposed Outer Continental Shelf Oil and Gas Leasing Program: 2012-2017 schedules five annual area-wide lease sales in the Western Gulf and five in the Central Gulf.

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BOEM announces proposed Central Gulf of Mexico oil and gas lease sale; nearly 38 million acres available

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The sale will include all available unleased areas in the Central Planning Area offshore Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama. Lease Sale 216/222 is the last remaining sale scheduled in the 2007 – 2012 Outer Continental Shelf Oil and Natural Gas Leasing Program. The Proposed 2012-2017 Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) Oil and Gas Leasing Program schedules 12 lease sales in the Gulf of Mexico.

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Interior Disburses Nearly $249 Million to Gulf States for Coastal Conservation, Restoration and Hurricane Protection Programs

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Department of the Interior today announced nearly $249 million in Fiscal Year 2020 energy revenues to the four offshore Gulf oil and gas producing states – Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas, and their coastal political subdivisions (CPS). WASHINGTON – The U.S.

Oil and gas lease sale in Central Gulf of Mexico draws more than $1.7B in high bids for more than 2.4M acres; Shell, Statoil, BP top high bidders

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Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar announced that the Central Gulf of Mexico oil and gas lease sale attracted $1,704,500,995 in high bids for tracts on the US outer continental shelf offshore Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama. The Central Gulf of Mexico Lease Sale 216/222, conducted by the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM), offered more than 39 million acres for oil and gas development on the US Outer Continental Shelf. billion barrels of oil and 3.3

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DOE awards $19M to 13 initiatives in fossil-fuel areas to produce rare earth elements and critical minerals

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Appalachian Basin — South (Alabama, Georgia and Tennessee): Collaborative Composite Solutions Corporation aims to develop and deploy new technologies for manufacturing rare earth elements, critical minerals and valuable non-fuel, carbon-based products from coal and/or coal waste in the South Appalachian Basin, thus revitalizing distressed South Appalachian coal communities, reducing reliance on foreign imports, and creating advanced manufacturing jobs producing coal-derived products.

Cyclone Power Technologies Successfully Combusts Recovered Gulf Crude to Power Mark V Engine

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has successfully performed combustion acceptability tests of crude oil recovered from the Gulf of Mexico with its heat-regenerative external combustion engine. During the tests, Cyclone ignited a small amount of crude oil spilled from the Deepwater Horizon accident through its combustion chamber fuel atomizers without any system modifications. An unmanned surface vehicle that searches for spilled oil on the open seas or along coastlines is completely feasible.

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NRC report concludes hydraulic fracturing poses low risk for causing earthquakes, but risks are higher for wastewater injection wells; CCS impact undetermined

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Although only a very small fraction of injection and extraction activities at hundreds of thousands of energy development sites in the United States have induced seismicity at levels that are noticeable to the public, seismic events caused by or likely related to energy development have been measured and felt in Alabama, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Illinois, Louisiana, Mississippi, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, Ohio, Oklahoma, and Texas. Geothermal Natural Gas Oil Sustainability

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New powertrain line-up for Hyundai 2022 Tucson

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The new 2022 Tucson internal combustion models will be produced at Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Alabama (HMMA) and Ulsan, Korea.

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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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A flowline is a pipe, laid on the seabed, which allows the transportation of oil/gas production or injection of fluids. The infield flowlines will be welded at the Group’s spoolbase in Mobile, Alabama. BP Exploration & Production Inc. awarded Technip a lump sum project for the design, engineering, fabrication, installation and pre-commissioning of the new production pipeline systems on the south side of the Thunder Horse production drilling quarters unit.

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DOE-sponsored drilling projects demonstrate significant CO2 storage at three sites

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Managed by the Office of Fossil Energy’s (FE) National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL), the site characterization well drilling projects occurred in the resource-rich Black Warrior Basin in northwest Alabama; the Newark Basin, underlying a heavily industrialized region in parts of New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania; and the Rock Springs Uplift in southwestern Wyoming, in proximity to some of the state’s largest sources of CO2 emissions.

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PHMSA warns Bakken crude may be more flammable than traditional heavy crude; importance of proper classification for shipping

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The US Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) issued a safety alert to notify the general public, emergency responders and shippers and carriers that recent derailments and resulting fires indicate that the type of crude oil being transported from the Bakken region may be more flammable than traditional heavy crude oil. These tests measure some of the inherent chemical properties of the crude oil collected.

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Hyundai plans 12 new SUV models through 2021; ICE, hybrid, PHEV, BEV; 2022 Tucson

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The new 2022 Tucson internal combustion models will be produced at Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Alabama (HMMA) and Ulsan, Korea. Hyundai announced a sustained product blitz of 12 new and enhanced SUVs continuing through the 2021 calendar year.

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BP to provide $1B toward early restoration projects in GOM

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BP will provide $1 billion toward early restoration projects in the Gulf of Mexico to address injuries to natural resources under an agreement with the Natural Resource Trustees for the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. The Trustees involved are: Alabama, Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi, Texas, the Department of the Interior (DOI), and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).

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DOE BETO awards $10M to 7 advanced biofuels projects

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Develop a non-genetically modified, non-food feedstock, Camelina sativa , with significantly increased seed yield and oil content to maximize oil yields per acre, thereby enabling the widespread use of a currently underutilized non-food feedstock. The Ohio State University in collaboration with the University of Alabama and Green Biologics.

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Technip to lay the world’s deepest gas pipeline, for Shell in the Gulf of Mexico

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A flowline is a flexible or rigid pipe, laid on the seabed, which allows the transportation of oil/gas production or injection of fluids. The flowlines and risers will be welded at Technip’s spoolbase in Mobile, Alabama. Shell Offshore Inc. has awarded Technip an engineering, procurement and installation contract for the development of subsea infrastructure for the Stones field.

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DOE awards $97M to 33 bioenergy research and development projects

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University of Alabama. Alkaline Carbon Capture and Expression-Streamlined Spirulina Cultivated in Air for Reliable Bioproducts, Oil, and Nutrition. The US Department of Energy (DOE) announced more than $97 million in funding for 33 projects that will support high-impact technology research and development to accelerate the bioeconomy.

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Clean Energy Capital to develop first commercial-scale sugarcane ethanol plant in US

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The business model locks in prices with long-term contracts for the sale of the ethanol to a major international oil company and the purchase of the sugarcane from local farmers. States such as Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Louisiana, Mississippi, South Carolina and Texas, where sugarcane can be grown, are prime locations for building sugarcane ethanol refineries, Clean Energy says.

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US DOE awards KiOR loan guarantee supporting a more than $1B biofuels project; drop-in fuels from wood biomass

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a developer of a catalytic pyrolysis process to produce renewable oil from biomass, has received a term sheet for a loan guarantee from the US Department of Energy’s Loan Guarantee Program supporting a more than $1-billion biofuels project. KiOR also has additional projects in various stages of development in Arkansas, Alabama and other southern states. KiOR, Inc.,

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Agrisoma expanding partnership with Univ. of Florida on biojet fuel in US; Carinata seed

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Brassica carinata (carinata) is a non-edible oilseed crop used to produce industrial oil with highly desirable fuel chemistry for ‘drop in’ aviation fuels. These studies, supported by Agrisoma, have initiated large-scale commercial production of the crop in Florida, Georgia and Alabama. Agrisoma Biosciences Inc. is expanding its partnership with the University of Florida (UF) to advance the supply of biojet fuel in the United States.

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US DOE to Invest Up to $989M in Three Carbon Capture and Sequestration Projects; Total Project Value of $3.18B

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Southern Company Services (SCS) will retrofit a CO 2 capture plant on a 160 megawatt flue gas stream at an existing coal-fired power plant, Alabama Power’s Plant Barry, located north of Mobile, AL. Southern Company Services will also explore and utilize potential opportunities for beneficial use of the CO 2 for enhanced oil recovery. The US Department of Energy has selected three new projects with a total value of $3.18

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Dresser-Rand awarded $200M Compressed Air Energy Storage (CAES) project; 1st US CAES since 1991

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The Apex Bethel Energy Center would be the first CAES facility to be built in the United States since the Power South facility in McIntosh Alabama, which was built in 1991 and also contains Dresser-Rand turbo machinery. Dresser-Rand continues to expand outside of the oil and gas supply chain into the greater energy infrastructure market through participation and investment in the environmental solutions power space by supplying high speed rotating equipment and services solutions.

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NSF announces $55M toward national research priorities; intersection of food, energy and water systems

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Emergent Polymer Sensing Technologies for Gulf Coast Water Quality Monitoring This collaboration between Mississippi and Alabama develops advanced polymer-based sensing technologies to detect pollutants in Gulf Coast aquatic ecosystems. Improving Water Management, Treatment and Recovery in Oil and Gas Production. More than 20 billion barrels of water are contaminated in the United States each year as a byproduct of unconventional oil and gas production.

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DOE to Award Up to $16.5M to RD Initiatives for Renewable Hydrocarbon Transportation Fuels Via Pyrolysis and Sustainable Bioenergy Feedstock Production

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Each selectee will utilize a thermochemical process known as pyrolysis, which breaks down biomass using heat in the absence of oxygen to produce a bio-oil. This bio-oil has shown potential to be refined and used in current infrastructure and vehicles. Grace & Company (MD)— New Technology for Processing Bio-oils to Produce Gasoline, Diesel and Jet Fuels —up to $3.3 These reactors have not yet been evaluated for use with renewable feedstocks such as pyrolysis oils.

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Researchers characterize algae parasite that impacts on algae biofuel

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As part of an ongoing effort to improve commercial scale algae biofuel production, a group of scientists, led by crude oil producer Sapphire Energy, Inc., of the Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Alabama; and Robert Schmieder, Ph.D., completed a collaborative study which identified the morphology, ultrastructure, and life history of A. protococcarum , one of the most difficult to manage algae parasites. Their paper appears in the online journal PLoS ONE.

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Denbury Undertakes Midwest CO2 Pipeline Feasibility Study

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is the largest oil and natural gas operator in Mississippi, owns the largest reserves of CO 2 used for tertiary oil recovery east of the Mississippi River, and holds operating acreage in the Barnett Shale play near Fort Worth, Texas, onshore Louisiana and Alabama, and properties in Southeast Texas. Denbury Resources Inc.

2009 150

New 7th-generation Hyundai Sonata updates design, tweaks powertrain

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And under the piston crown, engineers have added a cooling jet which sprays oil over the piston walls reducing friction and contributing to an improvement in fuel economy. The new 2015 Hyundai Sonata will be built at the Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Alabama plant in Montgomery, Ala. 2015 Sonata 2.0T Click to enlarge. Hyundai introduced its seventh-generation 2015 Sonata mid-size sedan at the New York International Auto Show.

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CALSTART white paper shows nationwide tech supplier industry ready to support more efficient heavy-duty trucks and buses

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These include the heavy-duty manufacturing regions of the upper Midwest; technology hubs in California and along the Pacific Coast; technology innovators on the East Coast including Massachusetts, New York, and the Carolinas; and a corridor that runs through, Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee, Indiana and Ohio. Medium- and heavy-duty vehicles currently account for about 20% of GHG emissions and oil use in the US transportation sector, but are only about 5% of the vehicles on the road.

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DOE Awards Up to $6.9M to Nine Projects for Shale Gas and Coalbed Methane Production

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A primary goal of Fossil Energy’s Oil and Natural Gas Program is to enhance the responsible development of domestic natural gas and oil resources that supply the country’s energy. A specific objective is to accelerate the development and demonstration of technologies that will aid independent producers in dealing with use and treatment of water related to natural gas and oil production. Geological Survey of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, Ala.

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USDA Report Provides Regional Roadmap To Meeting the Biofuels Goals of the Renewable Fuels Standard by 2022; Southeast to Provide ~50% of Advanced Biofuels

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Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas. Soybean oil, Energy cane, Biomass Sorghum, Perennial grasses, Woody biomass. Woody biomass, oil seed, grasses, cereal crop residue.

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Tesla Offers ‘Sport’ Model…0-60 in 3.7 seconds!

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When I was a kid in Arab, Alabama, in 1965, I discovered slot cars. And all of the energy will be from domestic sources, not some Saudi oil field protected by billions of our tax dollars and our soldiers’ lives. Roadster Sport with optional clear-coat carbon fiber top. They were a new phenomenon then and quickly got everyone’s attention. They were fast as hell, sounded cool, and it only cost one penny per minute for track time.

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DOE ARPA-E awards $156M to projects to 60 projects to accelerate innovation in clean energy technologies

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The technology areas ( earlier post ) receiving funding are: PETRO: Plants Engineered To Replace Oil ($36 million). Plants Engineered to Replace Oil (PETRO). Center for Enhanced Camelina Oil (CECO) The team led by the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center will. produces more oil per acre. production of oil, which is stored in seeds and is convertible to. Vegetative Production of Oil from a C4 Crop Arcadia Biosciences will modify a number of genes involved in.

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US DOT Awards $100M in Recovery Act Funds to 43 Transit Projects to Reduce Energy Consumption and Greenhouse Gas Emissions

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Montgomery Area Transit System, Alabama: $2,675,000. Energy improvements include geothermal for heating and air conditioning, skylights and light tubes to reduce lighting fixture needs, solar panels on all available roof surfaces to produce electricity, a green roof on the new office addition, two waste oil burners to heat the vehicle storage building using waste oil generated by RRTA from the vehicle fleet, and energy efficient fixtures throughout the facility.

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Mercedes-Benz Introduces Two-Mode Hybrid ML450 SUV at New York Auto Show

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The newly developed regulated oil pump adjusts the flow rate to the engine’s actual requirements, thus minimizing the necessary delivery rate and helping reduce fuel consumption and emissions. The ML 450 HYBRID is produced at the Mercedes-Benz plant in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, in the United States. The two-mode ML 450 HYBRID. Click to enlarge. Mercedes-Benz staged the world premiere of the ML 450 HYBRID at the 2009 New York International Auto Show (NYIAS) ( earlier post ).

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