Use of leaded gasoline officially ends worldwide

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When service stations in Algeria stopped providing leaded gasoline in July, the use of leaded gasoline in cars ended globally. Tetraethyl lead was used as a gasoline additive to improve engine performance. By the 1970s, almost all gasoline produced around the world contained lead. When the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) began its campaign to eliminate lead in gasoline in 2002, leaded gasoline had become one of the most serious environmental threats to human health.

NREL: adoption of shared micromobility in US could save 2.3B gasoline-equivalent gallons per year

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billion gasoline-equivalent gallons per year nationwide, according to a new study by a team at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). Market Background Micromobility Mobility servicesHigh adoption of shared micromobility in the US coud save 2.3

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Recent trends in gasoline prices

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This brief note analyzes the changes in the price of gasoline during the first 13 weeks of 2020 and compares them with the changes during the first 13 weeks of 2019. The raw data (the average retail price of regular gasoline) came from the U.S. Fuels Market Background

2020 253

Coltura: Federal & state EV policy & incentives must target gasoline superusers to achieve carbon emissions goals

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Advocacy group Coltura has published a report that finds converting the biggest users of gasoline to EVs in the next ten years is critical to reaching climate goals and that present EV policies are poorly suited to accomplishing that conversion. The top 20% of gasoline users burn 48%.

Bosch, Shell, and Volkswagen develop renewable gasoline with 20% lower CO2; rollout of Blue Gasoline this year

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Following on the introduction of R33 Blue Diesel ( earlier post ), Bosch, Shell, and Volkswagen have now developed a low-carbon gasoline. The new fuel, called Blue Gasoline, similarly contains up to 33% renewables, ensuring a well-to-wheel reduction in carbon emissions of at least 20% per kilometer driven. Shell will offset the remaining carbon emissions from the use of Blue Gasoline through certified offset arrangements. Bio-hydrocarbons Ethanol Fuels Market Background

Sandia team develops gasoline-like fuel blend with high renewable content that simultaneously increases ?-sensitivity, RON, and octane sensitivity

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A team at Sandia National Laboratories has designed a five-component gasoline-like blend containing 40% vol of a mixture of 2-methyl furan and 2,5-dimethyl furan (representative of products of a viable pathway to make furans from bio-feedstock). Regular gasoline is not very ?-sensitive

Kia introduces 5th-generation Sportage SUV; gasoline, diesel, HEV, PHEV

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Developed on a new architecture, the all-new Sportage will offer gasoline and diesel powertrains at market launch later this year, followed by hybrid-electric (HEV) and plug-in hybrid electric (PHEV) models. Kia has presented the fifth-generation Kia Sportage SUV.

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A Pick Up for the Electric Vehicle Market

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In the early 2000s, the Hummer became a symbol of cars at their environmental … Continue Reading A Pick Up for the Electric Vehicle Market. Uncategorized climate change emissions market featured gasoline transportation

2020 Thanksgiving week gasoline consumption in US lowest since 1997

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Gasoline sales fell 8.4% (nearly 185 million less gallons) from the previous week for the seven-day period ending 28 November, bringing consumption to the lowest level for a Thanksgiving Week in 23 years, going back to 1997. As we come out of Thanksgiving and look ahead to Christmas and the New Year, gasoline sales show that additional waves of the coronavirus are very much impacting travel decisions. Northeastern gasoline sales dropped 10.1%

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Machine learning PODA model projects the impact of COVID-19 on US motor gasoline demand

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The PODA model is a machine-learning-based model to project the US gasoline demand using COVID-19 pandemic data, government policies and demographic information. The Motor Gasoline Demand Estimation Module quantifies motor gasoline demands due to the changes in travel mobility.

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DOE: Adjusted for inflation, the price of gasoline in 2019 was similar to the price in 1929

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The average annual price of gasoline has fluctuated greatly over the past several decades, but when adjusted for inflation (constant dollars), the price of gasoline in 2019 was only nine cents higher than in 1929, according to the US Department of Energy (DOE). Fuels Market Background

2020 341

EIA projects global conventional gasoline and diesel LDV fleet will peak in 2038

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Significant growth in EV sales and shares of sales through the projection period results in the global conventional gasoline and diesel LDV fleet peaking in 2038 in the EIA forecast. Electric (Battery) Forecasts Market Background

New battery-electric vehicles take 5.7% share in Europe in Q1; hybrids 18.4%, gasoline 42.2% , diesel 23.2%

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of total passenger car sales in the EU, almost doubling their market share in a year, according to data from the European Association of Automobile Manufacturers (ACEA). of the car market. Gasoline and diesel cars. Diesel now holds a market share of 23.2%, down from 29.9%

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EIA: US average gasoline prices before Memorial Day highest since 2014

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The average retail price for regular gasoline in the United States on 24 May, the Monday before the Memorial Day weekend, was $3.02 The average US gasoline price on 24 May was $1.14/gal higher than a year ago. Fuels Market Background

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EIA: Average US retail gasoline price exceeds $3.00 for the first time since late 2014

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Disruptions to Colonial Pipeline operations prompted an increase in the average US retail price for regular grade gasoline (retail gasoline price) to $3.03 The average retail gasoline price in the Lower Atlantic (PADD 1C) increased 10 cents/gal from the previous week to $2.88/gal.

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Neste testing renewable gasoline in Sweden for possible commercialization internationally

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Neste, the world’s leading producer of renewable diesel and sustainable aviation fuel (SAF), is beginning the final phase of testing of a renewable gasoline for drop-in commercial use in the existing fleet. The final phase will complete commercial tests of the fuel, thereby enabling significant reductions of greenhouse gas emissions from gasoline and hybrid cars. The product fulfills EN228 standard and can be used in both existing and new gasoline and hybrid cars.

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Arbor Renewable Gas chooses Topsoe’s TIGAS technology for renewable gasoline plant

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Arbor Renewable Gas, LLC (Arbor Gas) will use Topsoe’s TIGAS technology for producing renewable gasoline at a new facility in the Gulf Coast region. The facility—expected to be operational by 2024—will produce 1,000 barrels per day of renewable gasoline with a significantly negative carbon intensity score under California’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS). Topsoe will supply the methanol synthesis technologies and the backend gasoline synthesis unit (TIGAS).

Study finds lead from leaded gasoline persists in London air despite ‘90s ban

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Lead levels in London’s atmosphere have dropped significantly since lead additives in gasoline were phased out, and currently meet UK air quality targets. The study, led by researchers from Imperial College London, found that up to 40% of lead in airborne particles today comes from the legacy of leaded gasoline. Emissions Fuels Health Market Background

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Gevo enters on-road automobile gasoline market in Houston with 12.5% isobutanol blend

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blend of its bio-isobutanol with gasoline marketed for use in automobiles has begun to be sold in the Houston area. Previously, Gevo and its partners have focused on specialty markets such as marinas and off-road engines. Musket Corporation is Gevo’s distribution partner serving the Houston market and is blending the specially formulated gasoline containing Gevo’s isobutanol to distribute into the on-road automobile market. biobutanol with gasoline.

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Milk and gasoline: the cost of the energy they provide to fuel our bodies and automobiles

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This brief analysis examines the relative cost of the energy from milk and gasoline. Currently, a gallon of gasoline (with ethanol) contains 120,286 Btu of energy. The average price of regular gasoline in September 2020 was $2.183 per gallon. Therefore, the cost of 1,000 Btu from regular gasoline was $0.02. The above analysis considered the available energy in milk and gasoline, and the logic there is straightforward. Fuels Market Background

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Study finds GHG emissions from corn ethanol now 46% lower than gasoline

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Reliable estimates of greenhouse gas emissions for corn ethanol are important since these values help determine significant policy and market decisions on state, national, and international levels. gCO 2 e/MJ) which is 46% lower than the average carbon intensity for neat gasoline.

Study: gasoline is more important than healthcare for Americans

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Americans collectively spent $388 billion on gasoline in 2018, averaging to 34 million fill-ups a day. According to a study by GasBuddy, a smartphone app connecting drivers with the Perfect Pit Stop, the necessity, perception, and price of gasoline adversely impacts Americans across all age groups and income brackets, with 86% of Americans depending on gasoline for their everyday lives. In 2018 we collectively spent $49 billion more on gasoline than 2017.

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DOE: Average annual gasoline taxes paid per vehicle, by state, 2019

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The Federal tax on gasoline is 18.4 cents per gallon, and each state has a gasoline tax, ranging from 8.95 Taxes include federal and state gasoline tax, along with other per-gallon fees, such as leaking underground storage tank fees. Market Background Policy

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How crude-oil prices influence gasoline prices

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Gasoline is one of the products refined from crude oil. Thus, the price of crude oil should have a strong influence on the price of gasoline. However, the retail price of gasoline includes other costs as well. The Energy Information Administration (EIA) estimates that in the United States from 2008 to 2017, crude oil represented only 61% of the retail price of gasoline. Gasoline prices are also influenced by gasoline demand relative to gasoline supply.

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To Fix the Power Market, First Fix the Natural Gas Market

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Texas has gone through a terrible period, President Biden has declared a state of emergency and efforts are continuing to … Continue Reading To Fix the Power Market, First Fix the Natural Gas Market. Uncategorized climate electricity gasoline natural gas

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Refineries in the Americas produce a greater share of gasoline per barrel of crude oil than refineries in other world regions

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In the Americas, gasoline accounted for just above 40% of the products refined from petroleum in 2019, while in Europe and Asia Oceania, gasoline was less than 20%. Fuels Market Background Oil

2020 341

UK accelerates end of sale of new gasoline and diesel cars to 2030, hybrids to 2035

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UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson confirmed that the government will accelerate the ban on the sale of new gasoline and diesel vehicles, bringing it forward by ten years to 2030, as part of a “Green Industrial Revolution.” Diesel Electric (Battery) Europe Hydrogen Market Background Policy

2020 252

DOE: plug-in vehicles in US displaced 323M gallons of gasoline in 2018; ~0.25%

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In 2018, plug-in light-duty vehicles on the road displaced 323 million gallons of gasoline—about one quarter of a percent of all gasoline used in the United States, according to the US Department of Energy (DOE). Gasoline displacement from plug-in vehicles is about 42% more than it was in. The gasoline displacement from EV versus PHEV was split almost evenly in 2012 and 2013 but EV accounted for two-thirds of the gasoline displacement by 2018.

2019 238

DOE: gasoline direct injection engine technology showing very rapid adoption; 48.5% market share after 9 years

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Gasoline direct injection (GDI) technology has seen very rapid adoption in the US since its first significant use, according to data gathered by the US Department of Energy’s (DOE) Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL). Only nine years after its first significant use in the market, GDI penetration has climbed to 48.5% market share. Cylinder deactivation, seen mostly in 6- and 8-cylinder applications, has about 10% market share over the past five years.

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SOFC-maker Bloom Energy announces initial strategy for hydrogen market entry; partnership with SK

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Solid-oxide-fuel-cell manufacturer Bloom Energy is entering the commercial hydrogen market by introducing hydrogen-powered fuel cells and electrolyzers that produce renewable hydrogen. The Bloom Energy Servers are a proven market leader in clean, reliable, and resilient on-site power.

2020 320

Sales of chargeable vehicles more than triple in EU in Q3 to take 9.9% new market share

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During the third quarter, cars powered by conventional internal combustion engines lost further ground, with their overall market share going down from 88.6% Gasoline car sales posted an even stronger drop (-24.3%), going from more than 1.7 This represents a market share of 47.5%, with gasoline going below the mark of 50% for the first time since 2016. of the EU car market. Electric (Battery) Europe Hybrids Market Background Plug-ins Sales

2020 283

House Biofuels Caucus introduces two bills to grow biofuels markets

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Rodney Davis (IL-13) led introduction of the Renewable Fuels Infrastructure Investment and Market Expansion Act, which would expand access to higher blends of biofuels. Biodiesel Ethanol Lifecycle analysis Market Background RegulationsThe co-chairs of the US House Biofuels Caucus introduced two new pieces of legislation to increase access to biofuels and to recognize fully their environmental benefits. Cindy Axne (IA-03) and Rep.

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OPIS: Recovery of US gasoline demand stalls as summer driving season ends

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The recovery in US gasoline consumption has plateaued as the summer driving season comes to an end and the school year begins for wide swaths of the country. US gasoline sales had improved rapidly from May to early July following the collapse in early April that came with the national shutdown, when sales were 50% below prior year levels. For the years 2017-2019 the average drop in US gasoline demand from August to October has been on the order of 5 to 10%.

2020 195

NREL study finds high-pressure hydrogen pipeline system could potentially make hydrogen cost-competitive with gasoline

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A new study by a team at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) concludes that a high-pressure, scalable, intra-city hydrogen pipeline system could improve the economics and logistics of hydrogen delivery, making it potentially cost-competitive with gasoline. Department of Energy (DOE) estimates that a dispensed cost of about $7/kg must be achieved to make FCEVs competitive with gasoline internal combustion engine vehicles in early FCEV markets.

2020 247

Changes in vehicle miles traveled often mirror changes in gasoline price

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The number of vehicle miles traveled (VMT) often mirrors changes in the price of gasoline, according to data presented bybthe US Department of Energy (DOE). The figure below shows the percentage change in gasoline prices and VMT from one year to the next (e.g., However, the price of gasoline is just one of many factors influencing vehicle travel, including demographics, economic growth, and transportation mode shifts. Prices are for regular gasoline.

2019 186

ACEA: plug-in vehicles take 6.8% market share in Europe in Q1 2020; HEVs at 9.4%

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In the first quarter of 2020, the electrically-chargeable vehicle segment in Europe significantly increased its market share, rising to 6.8% (from 2.5% Gasoline and diesel cars. Diesel now holds a market share of 29.9% (down from 33.2% of the total EU car market.

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IDTechEx: Shift to EVs and autonomy to drive printed electronics automotive market to $12.7B by 2031

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A new report from IDTechEx forecasts that the shift to electric vehicles and autonomy will drive the printed electronics automotive market to $12.7 Indeed, IDTechEx forecasts IME to be an approximately $1.3-billion market by 2031.

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Eni and BASF launch R&D initiative to convert bio-diesel byproduct to bio-propanol; drop-in component for gasoline

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Propanol obtained via this innovative method can be easily added as a drop-in bio-fuel component to gasoline. Thanks to its better physicochemical properties compared to bioethanol and its very high-octane number, bio-propanol is a valuable component for the preparation of premium gasoline. Biodiesel Fuels Market BackgroundEni and BASF have signed a strategic agreement on a joint R&D initiative to reduce the CO 2 footprint of the transportation sector.

OPIS: US gasoline demand more than “halfway” back from pandemic-induced lows

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Gasoline consumption in the United States is now more than halfway back to pre-COVID-19 levels as motorists get back on the road amid at least a partial recovery of the US economy, according to OPIS, an IHS Markit company. That was also the week that oil exporting countries hammered out the OPEC+ deal—with the direct involvement of the United States—to reduce production in a greatly oversupplied market experiencing record-low crude prices.

2020 186

BYD unveils Song PLUS mid-size SUV with new, more efficient 1.5L gasoline engine

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BYD intends for the Song PLUS to attack the mainstream SUV market in China synergistically with the Song Pro (introduced in 2019 in ICE, PHEV and EV versions). China Engines Fuel Efficiency Market BackgroundBYD has introduced the Song PLUS mid-size SUV at a launch event in Chengdu.

2020 224

New Mo-doped Ni catalyst for SOFCs enhances use of fuels such as gasoline

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Researchers led by a team at Washington State University (WSU) have developed a unique and inexpensive nanoparticle catalyst that allows a solid-oxide fuel cell to convert logistic liquid fuels such as gasoline to electricity without stalling out during the electrochemical process.

2020 290

Gasoline direct injection was the most widely adopted emerging fuel saving technology in 2018: 51%

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Of all the emerging technologies, gasoline direct injection (GDI) has seen the highest level of adoption among manufacturers, reaching 51% for the 2018 model year, according to the US Department of Energy (DOE). Gasoline hybrid vehicles accounted for 4%, while plug-in hybrid, all-electric, and fuel cell vehicles had a combined total of 3%. Engines Fuel Efficiency Market Background

2019 240

Nacero selects Topsoe’s TIGAS technology for gas-to-gasoline unit; reducing lifecycle carbon footprint up to 50%

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Nacero has licensed Topsoe TIGAS (Topsoe Improved Gasoline Synthesis) technology for its multi-billion USD natural-gas-to-gasoline facility in Penwell, Texas to produce 100,000 barrels per day of gasoline component ready for blending into US commercial grades.