Why North Dakota Is Like Iran, Iraq, Nigeria & Russia: Wasted Natural Gas

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What does North Dakota have in common with Iran? If North Dakota were a country, it would rank fifth behind Russia, Nigeria, Iran, and Iraq on the list of worst natural-gas wasters, according to the World Bank. An editorial in The Forum of Fargo-Moorehead blasted the North Dakota natural-gas industry for wasting valuable resources through flaring

Iran produces biodiesel from Jatropha

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Fars News Agency (FNA) reports that Iranian experts and scientists for the first time managed to produce biodiesel fuel using the oil extracted from Jatropha curcas plant cultivated in Southern Iran.

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Iran, Iraq, Syria sign $10B gas pipeline deal

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Iran, Iraq, and Syria have signed a deal for the construction of the Middle East’s largest gas pipeline, which would carry gas from Iran’s South Pars gas field to Europe via Iraq, Syria, and Lebanon and beneath the Mediterranean Sea. Projected pipeline capacity is 110 million cubic meters of natural gas per day. Iraq has said that it needs 10 to 15 million cubic meters of Iranian gas per day.

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Iran to produce DME for fuel

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He added: As DME is a clean fuel and a suitable alternative to gas oil; so we have decided to add it to the fuel basket of the country through cooperation with the National Iranian Oil Refining and Distribution Company (NIOPDC). Shana.

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Iran Khodro Unveils First National Diesel Engine for Passenger Cars

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Iran Khodro Powertrain Co. The 60 kW (80 hp) diesel has an average fuel consumption of 5 L/100km (47 mpg US), and, equipped with a diesel particulate filter and new Exhaust Gas Recirculation system, is Euro V compliant. It can be mounted on all of Iran Khodro’s C and D class products. Fuel consumption for the diesel is approximately 30% less and emissions approximately 40% less than gas engines with the same specification, according to the company.

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Why MPGs Matter: Iran Threatens Oil Supply Via Hormuz Strait

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It's a truism of new-car sales: Gas prices go up, buyers focus more on gas mileage. Gas prices go down again, people forget all about fuel efficiency. Well, here's a gentle reminder about why you may want to focus on cars with high EPA ratings for gas mileage. As The New York Times reported, on Tuesday a senior Iranian government official said the

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Brazil Ready to Cooperate With Iran on Sugarcane Ethanol, Other Technology

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In a meeting between Head of Iranian Industries Development and Renovation Organization (IDRO) Seyed Majid Hedayat and Deputy Brazilian Science and Technology Minister Czar Gadella in Tehran, Gadella said that Brazil is ready to cooperate with Iran in sugarcane ethanol and other fields of technology, including oil, gas, nanotechnology, microelectronics, information technology and biotechnology.

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Iran Heavy Diesel Engine Mfg. Co. Developing V-12 Natural Gas/Diesel Engine

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Iran Heavy Diesel Engine Mfg. DESA) is designing a V-12 engine that will run on a blend of 80% natural gas and 20% diesel. PressTV. DESA was established four years ago to design, develop and manufacture medium-duty diesel engines for automotive, industrial and power generation applications. It unveiled its first diesel—the Model D87—on 24 July. However, the 800 kW (1,072 hp) dual-fuel version will have great environmental advantages.

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Surge in natural gas vehicles predicted

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The eyes of the world may be on developments in electric and hybrid car engineering, but according to Cleantech research firm Pike Research, it is a surge in the number of natural gas vehicles on the road that we should be looking out for. It has forecast a growth in natural gas vehicles on the road worldwide to 17million units by 2015 – that’s an increase from the 9.7million reported in 2008.

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Global Gas Prices | Hybrid Sales

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Expert predictions about where oil and gas prices are headed vary widely. Some expect both to remain steady due to global economic conditions while others point to the return of $3/gallon gas (in the states) fueled mainly by an increase in foreign demand.

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Chrysler To Join Honda In Selling Natural-Gas Cars.In 2017

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Ask anyone to name an alternate fuel, and natural gas is rarely the first one that comes to mind. But natural gas? Yet in other parts of the world, as many as 2 percent of the vehicles on the road are fueled by natural gas, in countries as diverse as Brazil, India, and Iran. Ethanol, perhaps, and increasingly electricity. Not so much.

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Gas Prices Rising, But Not For The Reasons You May Think

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But while the Syrian uprising and political tensions between Iran and the West over its nuclear program are playing a small part in increasing the price you pay Over the past week or so, we’ve seen the average price of gasoline hit $3.60 per gallon of regular, with some areas of the country -- like California -- reaching a heady $4 a gallon.

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

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MIT and the IEA both have newly released reports exploring the potential for and impact of a major expansion in global usage of natural gas, given the current re-evaluation of global supplies. Total natural gas penetration in these segments would represent consumption of 2.5

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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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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% Asia Pacific will become the largest market for NGVs, according to the Pike report, “ Light Duty Natural Gas Vehicles ”, due to strong growth in a variety of markets including: Thailand (24% CAGR); India (23%); and China (20%). Forecasts Natural Gas

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

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The global natural gas vehicle fleet has grown rapidly in the last 10 years, but still represents less than 1% of global transport fuel consumption. gas sources, such as biogas or bio-synthetic gas. Almost two-thirds of all MD/HD natural gas buses are in the Asia/Pacific region.

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

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A new report from Pike Research forecasts that the global natural gas vehicle (NGV) sector is poised for a new period of growth. Conversely, in Pakistan, Argentina, Brazil, Iran, and India—the top five markets for NGVs—there are a variety of light-duty NGVs available. In most regions, the use of natural gas as a transportation fuel is for the purpose of reducing the usage of imported crude oil or imported refined gasoline. Tags: Natural Gas

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Opinion: China To Continue Expanding Its Influence In The Oil And Gas Sector

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One is called China National Offshore Oil Company ( CNOOC ), which is an oil and gas producer, another is called PetroChina , which is another oil producing company, and its third company is Sinopec , which is primarily a refining company. Lately though, China’s large investments are being made in the mid-stream sector of the oil and gas industry, the one sector China doesn’t have a national company for. by John Manfreda for Oilprice.com.

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Forecast: 17M Natural Gas Vehicles Worldwide by 2015

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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 The top five markets for NGVs are currently Pakistan, Argentina, Brazil, Iran, and India. In most regions, the use of natural gas as a transportation fuel is for the purpose of reducing the usage of imported crude oil or imported refined gasoline. Tags: Conversions LNG Market Background Natural Gas

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Groundbreaking in Turkmenistan for major synthetic gasoline plant; first full-scale Haldor Topsøe TIGAS facility

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In August, a groundbreaking ceremony was held in Ovadan-Depe near the capital of Ashgabad in Turkmenistan to launch the construction of a major plant focused on the conversion of natural gas into synthetic gasoline. The plant has been awarded by the national gas company Turkmengas, and Topsøe will be working alongside the Japanese contractor Kawasaki Heavy Industry Ltd. A small fraction of the hydrocarbons are recovered as liquefied petroleum gas (LPG).

Eni report: global oil reserves and oil production up in 2018 due to US

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Eni has released the 18 th edition of the World Oil, Gas and Renewables Review , the annual statistics report on oil, natural gas and renewables sources.

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

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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 Natural gas refueling station development is not expected to achieve the same growth rate, but will reach nearly 26,000 stations worldwide by 2016. The growth in vehicles will lead to growth in usage of natural gas for transportation fuel, which Pike expects to reach 19,123 million cubic meters of gas globally (6.7%

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Opinion: Is Russia Plotting To Bring Down OPEC?

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President Putin’s recent moves in the Middle East—to shore up Bashar al-Assad’s regime in Syria through deployment of combat aircraft, equipment, and manpower and build-out of air-, naval-, and ground-force bases, and the agreement in the last week with Iran, Iraq, and Syria on intelligence and security cooperation—could contribute to Russian efforts to combat the myriad negative pressures on Russia’s vital energy industry. Natural gas data from Gazprom).

Studies find global COVID-19 lockdowns have significantly reduced PM2.5 and NO2 pollution, but ozone up

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Nitrogen dioxide is a highly reactive gas produced during combustion that has many harmful effects on the lungs. The gas typically enters the atmosphere through emissions from vehicles, power plants, and industrial activities.

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Opinion: How Much Longer Can OPEC Hold Out?

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However, OPEC has been in the line of fire from the western world in light of its stance of not reducing the production levels of its member nations (excluding Iran). The EIA even predicts that OPEC’s net oil exports (excluding Iran) could fall to as low as $380 billion in 2015.

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Opinion: Who Will Be Left Standing At The End Of The Oil War?

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Production in the UAE costs just over $12 per barrel, which is pretty much the same as in Iran, though Iranian officials say they will eventually be able to produce for as low as $1 per barrel from their central fields. by Charles Kennedy for Oilprice.com.

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More Job Losses Coming To US Shale

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With the recently concluded nuclear deal between Iran and the P5+1 countries, oil prices have already started heading downward on sentiments that Iran’s crude oil supply would further contribute to the already rising global supply glut. Sabine Oil and Gas Corp.

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IEA: key oil trends 2018

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Total OECD annual production of crude oil, natural gas liquids (NGL), and refinery feedstocks increased by 10.3% Overall OECD imports of crude oil, NGL and refinery feedstocks from Iran and Russia decreased significantly by 41.6%

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New Fischer-Tropsch reactor configuration to optimize gasoline production

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A team from Shiraz University in Iran is proposing a novel reactor configuration for Fischer-Tropsch synthesis (FTS) that utilizes a fixed-bed water perm-selective membrane reactor followed by a fluidized-bed hydrogen perm-selective membrane reactor. The concept (FMFMDR) produces gasoline from synthesis gas.

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Baker Institute: energy-subsidy reform can be achieved with proper preparation, outside pressure

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Whether sold as bulk crude oil and natural gas or as retail electricity, gasoline or diesel, the major exporters of OPEC, Russia and others harbor some of the lowest domestic energy prices in the world. Krane said the most encouraging example of reform efforts is that of Iran, the first country in the world to replace major subsidies with a universal cash transfer program for households.

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

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The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has levied a cease-and-desist order, accompanied by a $153-million disgorgement payment, against Total SA, the France-based oil and gas major, for violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. Disgorgement is the forced giving up of something—in this case, profits—illegally obtained.

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Baker Institute: End of the ‘Big Oil giveaway’ is underway in the Persian Gulf

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Across the Gulf, Iran has taken similar steps. These effects include relieving pressure on government budgets at a time when oil and gas revenues are low; reducing domestic demand for oil and gas that can otherwise be exported; increasing the relative attractions of non-carbon sources of energy; and encouraging conservation and efficiency, which helps reduce carbon emissions and the energy intensity of the gross domestic product while increasing overall productivity.

Harvard Kennedy School researcher forecasts sharp increase in world oil production capacity and risk of price collapse

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Only four of the current major oil producing countries (more than 1 mbpd of production capacity) face a net reduction of their production capacity by 2020: Norway, the United Kingdom, Mexico, and Iran. In Iran and Mexico, the loss of production is primarily due to political factors. mbpd of crude oil and natural gas liquids per year by 2020, making it the second largest oil producer in the world, after Saudi Arabia, according to Maugeri.

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Opinion: The Shale Delusion: Why The Party’s Over For US Tight Oil

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With Iran poised in early 2016 to add almost as much oil as the amount of the US production decline to date, the outlook for tight oil producers could not be worse. Nonetheless, they forecast “2015 to be a banner year for both oil/gas well productivity gains.”

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RPI Doctoral Student Develops New Graphene Material with 14% Wt. Hydrogen Storage Capacity

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Graphene’s unique structure, only one atom thick, means that each of its carbon atoms is exposed to the environment and, in turn, to the hydrogen gas. Rafiee joined Rensselaer in 2008, following an internship at the City University of Hong Kong and earning his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in mechanical and manufacturing engineering from the University of Tabriz in Iran. Rafiee is from Tehran, Iran, and expects to earn his doctorate in 2011.

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Saudis Expand Price War Downstream

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The undisputed king of oil and gas is making some moves that could change the face of the global refining sector. Gaurav Agnihotri is an ME and an MBA-Marketing, and an oil and gas professional based in India. by Gaurav Agnihotri for Oilprice.com.

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IHS: continued legislative focus on pollutants to drive sensor market for internal combustion engines

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However, European legislators have also become tougher on this gas in recent years. Examples include engine-coolant monitoring to protect against overheating, intake air measurement or in exhaust-gas recirculation systems used to lower NO x output from the engine.

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IEA: global map of oil refining and trade to be redrawn over next 5 years

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The MTOMR is the last in a series of medium-term forecasts that the IEA devotes to each of the four main primary energy sources: oil, gas, coal and renewable energy. These new supply sources are expected to more than offset decline rates and outages elsewhere as well as the continued impact of international sanctions of Iran.

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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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Methane is both a potent greenhouse gas and an important precursor to ground-level ozone. Ozone, a key component of smog and also a greenhouse gas, damages crops and human health. Iran, Pakistan and Jordan would experience the most improvement in agricultural production.

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Opinion: Global Oil Supply More Fragile Than You Think

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But the collapse of prices in July—owing to the Iran nuclear deal, an ongoing production surplus, and economic and financial concerns in Greece and China—have darkened the mood. But the delay of 46 major oil and gas projects that have 20 billion barrels of oil equivalent in reserves mean that global production several years from now could be much lower than anticipated. by Nick Cunningham of Oilprice.com.

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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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Opinion: The Current Oil Price Rally Is Reaching Its Limits

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Iran also continues to add production, albeit at a slower-than-expected rate. Baker Hughes reported that the oil rig count actually turned positive last week, rising by one to 387 (the overall rig count declined by four to hit 476, due to the loss of five natural gas rigs). by Nick Cunningham of Oilprice.com. Oil prices have climbed by about 50 percent from their February lows, topping $40 per barrel.

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Opinion: The End Of An Era: Is The US Petrodollar Under Threat?

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Recent trade deals and high-level cooperation between Russia and China have set off alarm bells in the West as policymakers and oil and gas executives watch the balance of power in global energy markets shift to the East. The most obvious is the $456-billion gas deal that Russian state-owned Gazprom signed with China in May, but that was just the biggest in a string of energy agreements going back to 2009. by Andrew Topf of Oilprice.com.

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

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The Strait is located between Oman and Iran, and connects the Persian Gulf with the Gulf of Oman and the Arabian Sea. The Abqaiq-Yanbu natural gas liquids pipeline, which runs parallel to the Petroline to the Red Sea, has a 290,000-bbl/d capacity.

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