ExxonMobil evaluating significant near-term capital and operating expense reductions; COVID-19

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ExxonMobil holds the leading acreage position in Brazil among international oil companies and added more than 450,000 acres in 2019, for a total of 2.5 ExxonMobil reported strong performance from its low-cost liquefied natural gas (LNG) operations in Papua New Guinea, and the company continues to work with the governments in Papua New Guinea and Mozambique to advance new projects to support long-term demand growth.

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NTSB investigation of Model 3 fatal crash in March finds Autopilot was active

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The 2018 Tesla Model 3 EV was southbound in the right through lane of the 14000 block of State Highway 441 (US 441) in Delray Beach, Palm Beach County, Florida, when it struck an eastbound 2019 International truck-tractor in combination with a semitrailer. The National Transportation Safety Board released a preliminary report on the fatal March 2019 crash of a Tesla Model 3 with a semi-trailer in Delray Beach, Fla.,

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2018 Environmental Performance Index: Air quality top public health threat

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Fisheries continue to deteriorate in most countries, with significant problems in El Salvador, Papua New Guinea, and Portugal. The EPI builds on the best available global data from international research entities, such as the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, the World Resources Institute, and the Sea Around Us Project at the University of British Columbia, as well as international organizations such as the World Bank and the UN Food and Agriculture Organization.

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Consumer Reports calls on Tesla to disable and update auto steering function, remove “Autopilot” name

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Consumer Reports contacted Tesla about these concerns, and the company sent this response via email: Tesla is constantly introducing enhancements, proven over millions of miles of internal testing, to ensure that drivers supported by Autopilot remain safer than those operating without assistance. The company underscored that its beta software development process includes “significant internal validation.”. Consumers should never be guinea pigs for vehicle safety ‘beta’ programs.

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Sasol embarking on feasibility study on a US gas-to-liquids facility in Louisiana

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A 2004 lifecycle analysis synthesis report prepared by Five Winds International for ConocoPhillips, Sasol Chevron and Shell International Gas concluded that: Total GHG emissions of the GTL system are between 12% less and 11% more than the refinery system, based on varying assumptions and data. In partnership with Qatar Petroleum, it started up its first international GTL plant, Oryx GTL, in 2007.

RAND reports suggest US DoD use less petroleum fuel to deal with high prices, not count on alternatives

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According to three new reports on “Promoting International Energy Security” issued by the RAND Corporation, because the energy purchases made by the US Department of Defense are not large enough to influence world oil prices—despite DoD requiring considerable amounts of fuel to function—cutting fuel use is the only effective choice to reduce what the Pentagon spends on petroleum fuels. 2012) Promoting International Energy Security: Volume 2, Turkey and the Caspian.

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GE study finds 5% of worlds natural gas production wasted per year by flaring

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It is becoming increasingly clear that the next phase of flare gas eradication will require a major, coordinated effort from central and regional governments, oil and gas producers, technology providers, and the international community. Elsewhere in West Africa, Angola, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Congo and Cameroon collectively waste about 10 billion cubic meters of natural gas every year. Gas-flaring countries and trends. Click to enlarge.

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