GM Egypt to produce the Chevrolet Move in 2012; first SAIC-GM-Wuling vehicle assembled outside of China

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SAIC-GM-Wuling (SGMW) announced today that the assembly of its Chevrolet Move—sold as the Wuling Rong Guang in China—will be assembled at General Motors Egypt starting in the third quarter of 2012. The Chevrolet Move will be the first Chinese vehicle assembled by GM in Egypt and the first SGMW vehicle assembled outside China. GM Egypt plans to produce about 5,000 Chevrolet Move units annually; the Chevrolet Move will become the second SGMW product offered by GM in Egypt.

BP Egypt announces significant gas discovery in deepwater Nile Delta

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BP Egypt announced a “significant” gas discovery in the East Nile Delta. BP production and exploration in Egypt. BP, with a history in Egypt stretching back 50 years, is one of the largest foreign investors in the country.

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Technip, EGPC and ASORC agreement for $1.5B modernization of Egypt’s Assiut Refinery; maximizing diesel

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Technip Italy SpA announced the finalization of a joint agreement with Egyptian General Petroleum Corporation (EGPC) and Assiut Oil Refining Company (ASORC) for the $1.5-billion modernization project of the Assiut refinery, Upper Egypt. The investment aims to maximize diesel production, and will introduce the most modern refinery technologies in Upper Egypt, satisfying the growing local demand for petroleum products.

BP makes second significant gas discovery in Egypt’s East Mediterranean Sea; follows confirmation of $12B investment in West Nile Delta

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BP Egypt announced another important gas discovery in the North Damietta Offshore Concession in the East Nile Delta. Expected to be the deepest well ever drilled in Egypt, the Atoll well still has another 1 kilometer to drill to test the same reservoir section found to be gas bearing in BP’s significant 2013 Salamat discovery, 15 kilometers to the south.

Toyota to begin demonstration tests of Mirai fuel cell vehicle in China

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Started in 2003, the project has initiated FC bus services in China, Brazil, Mexico, Egypt, and India. Toyota Motor Corporation will send two Mirai fuel cell vehicles (FCVs) to China in October 2017 to conduct demonstration tests in the country. Coinciding with the start of these tests, Toyota will also establish a hydrogen station at TMEC (Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing China), its Chinese research and development base.

Syrian oil ministry announces oil shale tender

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Mineral Resources, at a workshop on Regional Cooperation for Clean Utilization of Oil Shale held at Sharm-El-Sheikh, Egypt in 2010. (In

Fisker reports more than $100M in revenue Jan-Apr 2012; more than $1B in funding since 2007

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Al-Futtaim and its network of experienced retailers will allow Fisker to reach customers in the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Oman, Bahrain, and Egypt. The EVer (Electric Vehicle extended range) powertrain of the Fisker Karma. Click to enlarge. Fisker Automotive published its first business update, announcing that revenues had exceeded $100 million in the first four months of 2012.

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

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Egypt also has a relatively strong light duty vehicle (LDV) market, particularly among taxi. There is very little demand for NGVs outside of Egypt in Africa. The global market for light-duty (LD) natural gas vehicles (NGVs)—including passenger cars, light-duty trucks and commercial vehicles—will experience a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 6.2% between 2012 and 2019, reaching 3.2 million vehicles sold in 2019, according to a new forecast by Pike Research.

Forecast: global 3-wheeler market to grow at CAGR of 13% through 2019

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Underdeveloped countries in Africa like Nigeria, Tanzania, Mozambique and Egypt and their Asian counter parts like Nepal, Bangladesh, etc., The value of the global three-wheeler market will grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 13% during 2014-19, according to a recently published report by TechSci Research, “Global Three Wheeler Market Forecast and Opportunities, 2019”.

US EIA reminder: Strait of Hormuz world’s most important oil chokepoint; almost 20% of oil traded worldwide

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The Suez Canal is located in Egypt, and connects the Red Sea and Gulf of Suez with the Mediterranean Sea, spanning 120 miles.

BP and Maersk collaborating to develop next-generation offshore drilling rigs for Project 20K

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BP also sees potential applications for the technology in Egypt, Azerbaijan and other deepwater basins around the world. BP and Maersk Drilling will collaborate to develop conceptual engineering designs for a new breed of advanced technology offshore drilling rigs that will unlock the next frontier of deepwater oil and gas resources.

Nielsen global survey finds concerns about climate change slipping behind concerns over other environmental issues; air and water pollution top worries, pesticide use #3

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—Ram Mohan Rao, Managing Director, Nielsen Egypt. Global increase for climate change concern was driven largely by Middle East/Africa markets where awareness rose significantly in Saudi Arabia, Egypt, and Israel, and remained high in South Africa.

JAC sells 300,000 S3s in 600 days, breaks compact SUV sales record

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The S3 is currently being adapted for different markets globally, and is already being sold in places such as Egypt, the UAE and Chile, among others. China-based JAC has sold 300,000 units of its S3 compact SUV during the last 20 months.

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Total to acquire Engie’s upstream LNG business, becoming 2nd largest global LNG player

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equity stake in the Cameron LNG liquefaction plant with 3 trains currently under construction in Louisiana and the potential to expand by adding two further trains as well as 5% equity stake in the first train of the Idku LNG project in Egypt. Total signed an agreement with Engie to acquire its portfolio of upstream liquefied natural gas (LNG) assets for an overall enterprise value of $1.49 billion.

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Egypt. sales of hybrid SUVs and other fuel efficient vehicles will prove interesting to watch this year, especially if fuel prices remain relatively low. Expert predictions about where oil and gas prices are headed vary widely.

ExxonMobil: global GDP up ~140% by 2040, but energy demand ~35% due to efficiency; LDV energy demand to rise only slightly despite doubling parc

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This geographically diverse group comprises Brazil and Mexico in the Americas; South Africa and Nigeria in Africa; Egypt and Turkey in North Africa/Mediterranean; Saudi Arabia and Iran in the Middle East; as well as Thailand and Indonesia in Asia.

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Geely exports more than 100,000 vehicles in 2012; 164% year-on-year growth

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Geely has established CKD facilities in partnership with local partners in Russia, Ukraine, Indonesia and a new CKD plant came online in Egypt in mid-2012. In 2013 Geely will expand into Egypt, Iran and Algeria to gain a foothold in each key geographic area, which will help the company expand outwards from each region.

Celanese sees new TCX ethanol process as key component in future growth; a paradigm shift in ethanol production

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Calling TCX a potential paradigm shift in ethanol production, Celanese said it is targeting China, India, the CIVETS countries (Columbia, Indonesia, Vietnam, Egypt, Turkey and South Africa) and Australia.

UN Environment report says national GHG pledges only bring one-third of reductions needed for Paris Agreement

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Ten countries make up approximately 85% of the entire coal pipeline: China, India, Turkey, Indonesia, Vietnam, Japan, Egypt, Bangladesh, Pakistan and the Republic of Korea.

AvtoVAZ launches 3 concepts at Moscow Motor Show; collaboration with Renault-Nissan

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While international sales declined in recent years, Russia was able to export more than 38,000 assembly kits to Egypt between 2002 and 2013. AvtoVAZ, the largest automaker based in Russia, a part of Rostec Corporation, introduced three new LADA concept cars at the Moscow International Motor Show 2014. All are aimed to attract foreign and domestic customers as well as “ restore people’s pride for the brand of LADA ” according to AvtoVAZ CEO Bo Inge Andersson.

4,500th GE Evolution Series Locomotive enters service; reductions in fuel consumption and emissions

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The Evolution Series Locomotives operate in key rail markets worldwide, including in the US, Canada, Mexico, Brazil, Egypt, Kazakhstan, China, Mongolia, and Australia. GE Transportation’s 4,500 th more fuel efficient Evolution Series Locomotive has entered revenue service. GE’s $4-billion transportation business marked the milestone at Railway Interchange 2011 held in Minneapolis, Minnesota, from 18-20 Sept.

US Joins International Renewable Energy Agency

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Ambassador Reno Harnish, Acting Assistant Secretary of the Bureau of Oceans, Environment and Science, signed the statute at the second session of the IRENA Preparatory Commission in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt. At the end of June, the US signed the Statute of the International Renewable Energy Agency ( IRENA ), thereby increasing the number of countries participating in the organization to 136.

787 Dreamliner sets speed and distance records for its weight class; 20% more fuel efficient

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After crossing the Atlantic Ocean, the airplane entered European air space at Santiago, Spain, and proceeded down the Mediterranean, across Egypt to Luxor, across the Middle East and over India to Bangladesh. Boeing has established two world records with the 787 Dreamliner, setting new marks for both speed and distance for the airplane’s weight class. The airplane is 20% more fuel efficient than similarly sized airplanes.

GE Transportation Unveils New Evolution Series Locomotive; 17% Reduction in Fuel Consumption, 70% Reduction in Emissions

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Evolution Series Locomotives currently are operating in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Brazil, China, Mongolia, Australia, Kazakhstan and Egypt. GE Transportation introduced the newest line of fuel efficient and low emissions Evolution Series locomotives, the Model ES44C4.

Eaton hybrid systems log 100M miles in service, reduce fuel consumption by 4M gallons

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The company set major hybrid systems milestones in 2010, delivering systems to global customers in Australia, Belgium, Canada, China, Egypt, France, Germany, India, Japan, Korea, Mexico, Netherlands, Poland, Qatar, Russia, Singapore, Taiwan, the United Kingdom and United States.

Canadian Pacific Selects GE Transportation’s Trip Optimizer; Locomotive Fuel Savings of 6-10% in Testing

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More than 3200 Evolution locomotives are currently operating in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Brazil, China, Mongolia, Australia, Kazakhstan and Egypt, and approximately 17,000 GE locomotives are in use in more than 50 countries around the world. Following operational testing, Canadian Pacific Railway Limited will equip 200 locomotives with GE Transportation’s Trip Optimizer fuel savings system in the product’s first commercial deployment.

Global Automotive Survey Finds Nearly Six in Ten People Prefer Green Cars, Even If Money No Object

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The new car purchase intenders were topped by India at 38% and Egypt at 24%. This car survey was conducted in March 2009 across 18 markets—Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Egypt, France, Germany, Greece, India, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, South Africa, Thailand, Turkey, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), the United Kingdom (UK) and the United States of America (US).

Low-lying and other vulnerable countries calling for fast action on non-CO2 global warming pollutants

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The Parties included Micronesia and other small island nations, the Philippines, Indonesia, Bangladesh, Egypt, Congo, Nigeria, the 27 countries of the EU, as well as Japan, the US, Canada, and Mexico. Led by the tiny Pacific island of the Federated States of Micronesia, a growing group of low-lying islands and other vulnerable countries are calling for fast action on the approximately 50% of global warming that is caused by pollutants other than carbon dioxide (CO 2 ).

Ricardo study predicts that BRIC automotive markets will be eclipsed by the “Rising-15”

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Ricardo’s Rising-15 automotive markets include: Argentina; Egypt; Indonesia; Iran; Malaysia; Mexico; Morocco; Nigeria; Peru; the Philippines; South Africa; Thailand; Turkey; Ukraine; and Vietnam. Positioning the Rising 15. Source: Ricardo Consulting. Click to enlarge.

GE’s Evolution Series Locomotive Delivers 6% Fuel Advantage Over Competitor

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GE Transportation has delivered more than 3,200 Evolution Series locomotives to its railway customers operating in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Brazil, China, Australia, Mongolia, Kazakhstan and Egypt. The results of an independent head-to-head fuel test between GE’s Evolution ES44AC and EMD’s SD70ACe Tier 2 emissions-compliant locomotives found that GE’s locomotives are more than 6% more fuel-efficient compared to their EMD counterparts.

ZAP Acquires 51% Stake in China’s Jonway Auto in Focus On China EV Market; Plans Acquisition of Other 49% in Second Phase

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Jonway distributes through a nationwide network of auto dealerships in China and distribution partners in Europe and Egypt. ZAP Jonway plans to introduce an electric A280—the “little brother”to the A380 being used as an electric taxi. Click to enlarge.

Survey says: green cars are in

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The survey was conducted in March 2009 and included: Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Egypt, France, Germany, Greece, India, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, South Africa, Thailand, Turkey, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), the United Kingdom (UK) and the United States of America (USA). If you thought that the surging popularity of green cars was all down to drivers looking to save a bit of cash, then it might be time to re-evaluate.

MIT study cautions smaller nations on rushing to develop their natural gas resources; Cyprus as model

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The Levant Basin contains the activity closer to Cyprus, while the gas production offshore Egypt is a part of the Nile Delta Basin. Cyprus offshore hydrocarbon exploration blocks. Paltsev et al. Click to enlarge.

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

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Although livestock production requires many times the amount of water per calorie of plant-based food production, agricultural water requirements have also intensified as a result of the conversion over the past century of many naturally arid regions, such as California’s San Joaquin Valley, Texas, and parts of Egypt and Pakistan, to high-volume farming regions. by Jack Rosebro. Water consumption or withdrawals per unit of energy produced, by energy type, in the United States.