New Chevrolet Small Car to Be Built at GM Uzbekistan Joint Venture

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Representatives of General Motors Company in Korea and UzAvtoSanoat of Uzbekistan signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) in Seoul, Korea, for their GM Uzbekistan joint venture to launch the production of a new small vehicle mainly destined for emerging markets. GM Uzbekistan already manufactures and markets models such as the Chevrolet Matiz, Lacetti and Captiva.

GM opens engine plant in Uzbekistan; 1.2 and 1.5 liter engines

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The facility, which covers 40 hectares, is GM’s first engine plant in Uzbekistan. GM Uzbekistan, located in Asaka, was established in March 2008 by the two companies. GM has a 52% stake in GM Powertrain Uzbekistan and its partner has a 48% stake. A final reverse osmosis treatment system ensures water leaving the plant will be as clean as drinking water, according to the company.

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Sasol Signs JV Agreement for Gas-to-Liquids Project in Uzbekistan

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Sasol has signed a Joint Venture Agreement with Uzbekneftegaz (the National Oil and Gas Company of Uzbekistan) and PETRONAS from Malaysia for the development and implementation of a Gas to Liquids (GTL) project in Uzbekistan. The project now moves into the feasibility phase which will be overseen by a joint venture company to be formed between the three partners.

Sasol and partners sign investment agreement to develop and implement GTL project with the Government of Uzbekistan

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South African energy and chemicals group, Sasol, together with partners Uzbekneftegaz and PETRONAS, signed an investment agreement with the Minister of Foreign Economic Relations, Investment and Trade for the Uzbekistan government, for the development and implementation of a gas-to-liquids (GTL) project in Uzbekistan.

Petronas, Uzbekneftegaz and Sasol Developing Uzbek Gas-to-Liquids Project

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Malaysia-based Petronas has signed a Heads of Agreement (HOA) with Uzbekistan’s national oil and gas company Uzbekneftegaz (UNG) and Sasol Ltd of South Africa, making further progress on the development and implementation of a proposed Uzbek gas-to-liquids (GTL) project. Apart from these upstream projects, Petronas is also currently undertaking joint studies with UNG for cooperation in the development of downstream petrochemical projects in Uzbekistan.

Haldor Topsoe and Sasol unite to offer customers single-point licenses for proven gas-to-liquids solutions

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Together, the two companies offer medium to world-scale sized GTL solutions. For many years, the two companies have worked together on numerous GTL projects and technologies, and Topsoe’s SynCOR technologies and Sasol’s Fischer-Tropsch technologies have been licensed into several world-scale GTL ventures. Under the collaboration agreement, the companies will continue to offer these core technologies and will now also provide Topsoe’s hydroprocessing and hydrogen technologies.

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GM Korea introduces Alpheon eAssist; 25% improvement in fuel economy

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GM Korea introduced the Alpheon eAssist, the first hybrid vehicle from the company and the first hybrid vehicle in its segment in Korea. GM Korea is Korea’s third-largest automotive company and represents one of GM’s largest manufacturing, design and technology hubs.

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Alberta to Host Underground Coal Gasification Demo; Update on Linc Chinchilla UCG In Australia

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Work continues to progress on the Vietnam UCG trial project which is a collaboration between VINACOMIN (Vietnamese State Owned Corporation), Marubeni Coal Pty Ltd (Japanese Private Equity Company) and Linc Energy. Simplified UCG process. Click to enlarge.

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

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Among the increasing challenges is that while the sourcing, processing, and delivery of clean water is becoming more energy-intensive, the extraction and refining of fossil fuels and their substitutes is trending towards increasing water requirements per unit of fuel produced as energy companies work with progressively lower grade resources. Has the company assessed business risks associated with its water footprint, including both direct and indirect risks (e.g. by Jack Rosebro.

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