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Chevron-led consortium executes Mexico deepwater contract

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An international consortium operated by Chevron Corporation’s subsidiary, Chevron Energía de Mexico, S de R.L. signed an exploration contract with Mexico’s National Hydrocarbons Commission (CNH), representing the Mexican government, for Block 3 in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico. The consortium, which also includes partners Pemex Exploración y Producción and INPEX CORPORATION, was awarded the block on 5 December 2016, during Mexico’s 1.4

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Cross-Border Carbon: Mexico Sets Limit On Climate-Change Emissions

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Mexico is officially joining the cadre of nations seeking to limit climate change, with a formal promise to cut its greenhouse-gas emissions. global warming energy policy mexico greenhouse gas climate change The country is one of the first to issue a plan for emissions reduction as part of a cooperative international effort that is being coordinated by the United Nations. MORE: U.S. And China Agree To Curb.

Mexico urged to pass strong emissions limits for heavy trucks; 20,000 deaths cited

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emissions Trucks mexico transportation policy trucking air pollutionA lot of attention is paid to emissions from cars, but heavy-duty trucks represent a major part of the problem as well. Trucks cover more mileage than the average passenger car every year, and with much worse fuel economy. That's led the U.S. and Canada to tighten emissions standards for large trucks in recent years. DON'T MISS: Canada to echo.

Using new seismic imaging technique, BP finds significant additional resources in the Gulf of Mexico

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BP announced a major breakthrough in seismic imaging that has identified more than 200 million barrels of additional resources at BP’s Atlantis field in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico. As a result of this early success, BP now is deploying this technique to fields elsewhere in the Gulf of Mexico as well as in Azerbaijan, Angola, and Trinidad and Tobago.

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2019 Ford 'Model E' hybrid, electric car coming from Mexico plant?

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Future Cars mexico plug-in cars Ford Model ETwo years ago, Ford successfully fought efforts by Tesla Motors to register the name "Model E" for what we now know as the Tesla Model 3, unveiled last week to great fanfare. Now it appears that the Detroit automaker may plan to use that name itself on a dedicated vehicle coming in 2019 that will be offered as a hybrid, a battery-electric car, and.

Mayors of 4 capital cities to ban all diesel vehicles by 2025

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Europe emissions mexico cities air pollutionEven before the Volkswagen diesel scandal, diesel passenger cars were never popular in the U.S. But in other parts of the world—especially Europe—diesels have been the de facto choice of many buyers for decades. Increasing concern over air pollution and the VW scandal are beginning to change that, though. DON'T MISS: Paris weekday ban.

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Half of North American power from renewable sources by 2025: plan

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Canada, and Mexico plan to announce a major renewable-energy goal when they meet in the Canadian capital of Ottawa this week. emissions Canada mexico renewable energy energyThe leaders of the U.S., At the Three Amigos summit, they will unveil a plan to generate 50 percent of North America's power from renewable sources by 2025. It's an ambitious plan, at least for two of the three.

Chevron announces “significant” oil discovery in deepwater Gulf of Mexico

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Chevron Corporation announced a significant oil discovery at the Anchor prospect in the deepwater US Gulf of Mexico. The Anchor discovery, along with the previously announced Guadalupe discovery, are significant finds for us in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico.

Honda starts production of new Fit in Mexico

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Honda has started manufacturing its 2015 Fit model (known as the Jazz) at a new, technologically advance plant in Mexico. The carmaker says the new plant will help it meet demand for its popular compact car in the North America, where the latest generation model is due to launch this spring.

Canada, US and Mexico commit to align light- and heavy-duty fuel efficiency and GHG standards out to 2025 and 2027, respectively

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As one of the outcomes of the “Three Amigos” meeting in Ottawa, Canada Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, US President Barack Obama, and Mexico President Enrique Peña Nieto committed to an “ambitious and enduring” North American Climate, Clean Energy, and Environment Partnership. In addition, the SmartWay freight transportation program will be extended to Mexico.

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Electric Motorcycle Ride From Mexico To Canada: My Summer Road Trip

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Summertime is upon us: barbecues, beaches. and electric-vehicle road trips! As electric cars and motorcycles gain popularity, more and more people can venture farther afield thanks to expanded recharging options. Cross-country road trips in Tesla Model S sedans are now commonplace, courtesy of Tesla's Supercharger network. DON'T MISS: Electric. motorcycles road trips plug-in cars electric motorcycles Zero Motorcycles

Toyota investing $1B in new TNGA plant in Mexico, realigning North American manufacturing; expansion in Guangzhou

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As part of this strategy, Toyota will invest approximately US$1 billion to construct its newest North American manufacturing facility in the state of Guanajuato in Central Mexico to produce the Corolla. The plant will be Toyota’s 15 th in North America, its first new plant since 2011 and its largest investment in Mexico to date. Once Corolla production begins in Mexico in 2019, Toyota Motor Manufacturing Canada Inc.

VW plans to build electric cars somewhere in N America after 2020

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Manufacturing chattanooga VW mexico VW Group plug-in cars TennesseeAs it works toward moving past its diesel-emissions scandal, the Volkswagen Group is making ambitious plans for electric cars. By 2025, the company hopes to be selling 1 million electric cars per year, and it has said it will launch 30 different electric models across multiple brands in the coming years. Now VW says some of those cars may be built.

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BP approves revamped $9B Mad Dog Phase 2 project in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico; down from original $20B cost

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BP discovered the Mad Dog field in 1998—one of BP’s largest discoveries in the Gulf of Mexico to date. Between 2013 and 2015, BP’s average daily production in US Gulf of Mexico increased from 189,000 barrels of oil equivalent to 249,000.

Chevron, BP and ConocoPhillips partner to explore 24 leases in Paleogene trend in deepwater Gulf of Mexico

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BP) and ConocoPhillips Company (COP) to explore and to appraise jointly-held offshore leases in the emerging Paleogene trend in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico. Completing these agreements will enable BP to do three things that are at the core of our strategy in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico.

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ICCT paper finds $123B benefit to Mexico from tighter heavy-duty diesel emission standards

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A new working paper by the the International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT) concludes that tighter heavy-duty diesel vehicle emissions standards in Mexico (NOM 044 standards) would result in a net benefit to Mexico of US$123 billion (1.6 This paper reports the results of a cost-benefit analysis of changes proposed for Mexico’s heavy-duty diesel vehicle emissions standard, NOM 044, through 2037.

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BP selects Technip for the Thunder Horse South Expansion project in the ultra-deep Gulf of Mexico

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At a water depth of approximately 1,900 meters (6,234 feet), the current field development is located in Mississippi Canyon Blocks 778 and 822, in the ultra-deepwater Gulf of Mexico environment. BP Exploration & Production Inc. awarded Technip a lump sum project for the design, engineering, fabrication, installation and pre-commissioning of the new production pipeline systems on the south side of the Thunder Horse production drilling quarters unit.

VW Mexico signs 20-year agreement for 130MW of wind energy from Mexico Power Group

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Volkswagen Mexico has signed a 20-year agreement to purchase 130 megawatts (MW) of renewable energy from Mexico Power Group’s La Bufa wind farm development in Zacatecas, Mexico. The wind power will be utilized in Volkswagen Mexico’s plant in Puebla, which is the largest automobile manufacturing plant in North America producing approximately 2,500 vehicles a day, and in its engine manufacturing plant in Silao, Guanajuato.

VIA launches electric vehicle assembly plant in Mexico

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VIA Motors inaugurated its first high volume electric vehicle assembly line this week at its new facility in San Luis Potosi, Mexico. The new facility is strategically located in a free trade zone near several major automakers and suppliers.

Chevron commences operations on drillship with capacity for dual gradient drilling in deepwater Gulf of Mexico

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The Pacific Santa Ana , a deepwater drillship built to Chevron’s specifications, has arrived in the Gulf of Mexico to work for Chevron under a five-year contract with a subsidiary of Pacific Drilling S.A. Comparison between conventional and DGD configurations. Source: Pacific Drilling.

Mitsubishi Motors Corporation to supply global compact sedan to Chrysler de Mexico

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Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) and Chrysler de Mexico (CdM) announced a five-year agreement in which MMC will supply its global compact sedan to CdM, to be sold in Mexico starting November 2014. This new contract reaffirms the strong relationship that Chrysler de Mexico has built with Mitsubishi Motors Corporation since 2003 when we began distributing Mitsubishi vehicles in our country, which have garnered great acceptance in the Mexican market.

US and Mexico sign agreement for development of transboundary oil and gas resources in Gulf of Mexico; access to nearly 1.5M acres of US Outer Continental Shelf

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The US and Mexico have signed an agreement on the exploration and development of oil and natural gas reservoirs along the United States’ and Mexico’s maritime boundary in the Gulf of Mexico. The US-Mexico maritime boundary (and Western Gap) in the Gulf of Mexico.

Wärtsilä to power two more LNG-fueled offshore support vessels in Gulf of Mexico

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Wärtsilä has been awarded a contract to deliver an integrated propulsion system for two additional LNG offshore support vessels (OSV) to Harvey Gulf International Marine. This order takes Harvey Gulf to a fleet of four LNG OSVs on order, establishing the company as the world’s second largest operator of LNG-powered OSVs.

Mexico proposes new heavy-duty vehicle emission standards aligned with Euro VI and EPA 2010

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Mexico’s Secretariat of Environment and Natural Resources (SEMARNAT) has proposed new heavy-duty vehicle emissions standards, aligned with current standards in place in the rest of North America and in the European Union. The current limit values in Mexico are equivalent to Euro IV or EPA 2004 standards. Heavy-duty diesel emissions standards in the US, European Union, and Mexico. —Kate Blumberg, senior fellow and Mexico country program lead at the ICCT.

USGS, DOE, and BOEM study delivers new insights on gas hydrates in Gulf of Mexico

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day research expedition in the northern Gulf of Mexico with the best high-resolution seismic data and imagery yet obtained of sediments with high gas hydrate saturations. Scientists have returned from a 15?day

Exxon Mobil beginning development of ultra-deepwater Julia oil field in Gulf of Mexico

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Exxon Mobil Corporation is commencing development of the ultra-deepwater Julia oil field in the Gulf of Mexico. ExxonMobil, the operator, and Statoil Gulf of Mexico LLC each hold a 50% interest in the Julia unit. The Julia field comprises five leases in the ultra-deepwater Walker Ridge area of the Gulf of Mexico, 265 miles southwest of New Orleans. Capital cost for the project, which is expected to begin oil production in 2016, is estimated to be more than $4 billion.

DOI: latest Gulf of Mexico oil & gas lease sales garner $872M in high bids

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Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell announced that the latest oil and gas lease sales for federal waters in the Gulf of Mexico garnered $872,143,771 million in high bids on 329 tracts covering 1,707,358 acres. The Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) offered nearly 40 million acres covering tracts in the Central and Eastern planning areas of the Gulf of Mexico, and opened bids from previously offered acreage in the Western planning area.

Chevron announces successful test well at deepwater St. Malo in Gulf of Mexico

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Malo PS003 well in the prolific Lower Tertiary trend in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico. Chevron Corporation announced that it had conducted a successful production test on the St. Oil flow rates, though limited by testing equipment constraints, exceeded 13,000 barrels of oil per day.

A320 to make Mexicos first Jatropha-based bio-fuel flight; Spanish Government, Iberia, and Airbus launch bio-fuel initiative

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Interjet and Airbus are scheduled to conduct the first Jatropha-based bio-fuel flight in Mexico today using an Airbus A320 aircraft. The aim of the demonstration flight and the project is to speed up the commercialization of aviation bio-fuel in Mexico. The A320 flight is planned from Mexico City’s International Airport to Angel Albino Corzo of Tuxtla Gutierrez airport in the southern State of Chiapas, with one of the two CFM engines using 30% bio-fuel.

Western Gulf of Mexico lease sale results in $110M in high bids on more than 400,000 acres

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The US Department of the Interior reported that Western Gulf of Mexico Lease Sale 238 attracted $109,951,644 million in high bids for 81 tracts covering 433,823 acres on the US Outer Continental Shelf offshore Texas. 167 of the blocks available for lease were located or partially located within three statute miles of the maritime and continental shelf boundary with Mexico.

Shell adds 3rd major discovery to the Norphlet play in the Gulf of Mexico; total potential now above 700M barrels oil equivalent

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Shell announced its third major discovery in the Norphlet play in the deep waters of the Gulf of Mexico with the successful Rydberg exploration well. The Jurassic-period Norphlet play is a geological formation that extends from onshore to the deep waters of the Eastern Gulf of Mexico.

BSEE launches deepwater oil and gas containment exercise in Gulf of Mexico; MWCC deploying capping stack

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The Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) initiated the first drill designed to deploy critical pieces of advanced well control equipment to the ultra-deep seabed of the Gulf of Mexico in an effort to exercise the oil and gas industry’s response to a potential subsea blowout.

VW likely to build electric cars in North America by 2020: executive

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Manufacturing chattanooga VW mexico Puebla VW Group plug-in cars TennesseeAs it works to recover from the diesel-emissions cheating scandal, Volkswagen's future plans include quite a number of new electric cars. The company has said it will introduce 30 electric models across multiple brands by 2025, in fact. Now it appears that some of those models will be built in North America, according to Volkswagen Group of.

Nissan now Nº 2 Asian brand in the Americas; new $2B manufacturing complex in Mexico to grow B platform capacity

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billion for an all-new manufacturing complex in Aguascalientes, Mexico, to support the company’s Americas growth strategy. Nissan Mexico. In Mexico, Nissan has been the market leader for three consecutive years and ended 2011 with a record market share of 24.8%, up 1.7

ExxonMobil announces three discoveries in deepwater Gulf of Mexico, potential recovery of 700+M barrels oil equivalent

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Exxon Mobil Corporation announced two major oil discoveries and a gas discovery in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico after drilling the company’s first post-moratorium deepwater exploration well. “This is one of the largest discoveries in the Gulf of Mexico in the last decade.”

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Kia Motors Mexico announces first hybrid model for local market

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Kia Motors Mexico celebrated its first anniversary in the country with the announcement of the arrival of Kia Niro Hybrid Utility Vehicle (HUV) to the Mexican market at the end of the current year. With the introduction of Niro, Kia Motors will offer its first hybrid vehicle in Mexico and will strengthen its product lineup in the country. With 34,517 units sold during the first 12 months of operation in Mexico, Kia has become the ninth best-selling brand in the country.

Air Canada to conduct biofuel flight from Toronto to Mexico City

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Flight AC991 from Toronto to Mexico City is expected to generate at least 40% fewer emissions by using jet fuel derived from recycled cooking oil and through other fuel-saving measures, making it the most environmentally-friendly flight ever flown by Air Canada. Air Canada is operating its first flight with biofuel today to highlight the airline's commitment to the environment.

$112.5M awarded to research consortia studying effects of Deepwater Horizon oil spill on Gulf of Mexico

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The Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (GRI) Research Board announced that eight Research Consortia will be funded for the next three years with a total of $112.5 million to study the effects of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Knowledge accrued will be applied to restoration and to improving the long-term environmental health of the Gulf of Mexico. Project Title: Gulf of Mexico Integrated Spill Response Consortium.

Ford building new $1.6B plant in Mexico for small cars

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billion in a new small car plant in Mexico, building a new manufacturing site in San Luis Potosi State. This investment comes during Ford’s 91 st year in Mexico, including manufacturing vehicles since 1925. Mexico is Ford’s fourth-largest vehicle manufacturing site for global customers—behind the US, China and Germany. Ford is investing US$1.6 Construction begins this summer. Specific vehicles being produced at the new facility will be announced later.

Constellium to open Mexico plant for automotive aluminum structural components

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intends to open a new manufacturing facility in Mexico to produce aluminium automotive structural components. This plant, located in San Luis Potosí, will allow Constellium to respond to increasing demand for lightweight, high-strength aluminium Crash Management Systems and automotive structures for the expanding auto industry in Mexico. Constellium N.V.