Sasol Signs JV Agreement for Gas-to-Liquids Project in Uzbekistan

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Sasol has signed a Joint Venture Agreement with Uzbekneftegaz (the National Oil and Gas Company of Uzbekistan) and PETRONAS from Malaysia for the development and implementation of a Gas to Liquids (GTL) project in Uzbekistan. Uzbekistan contains large amounts of natural gas reserves but is constrained by the lack of available natural gas transport infrastructure, according to the US Energy Information Administration.

Sasol and partners sign investment agreement to develop and implement GTL project with the Government of Uzbekistan

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South African energy and chemicals group, Sasol, together with partners Uzbekneftegaz and PETRONAS, signed an investment agreement with the Minister of Foreign Economic Relations, Investment and Trade for the Uzbekistan government, for the development and implementation of a gas-to-liquids (GTL) project in Uzbekistan. million tons per year (roughly 28,000 barrels of oil equivalent per day).

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Petronas, Uzbekneftegaz and Sasol Developing Uzbek Gas-to-Liquids Project

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Malaysia-based Petronas has signed a Heads of Agreement (HOA) with Uzbekistan’s national oil and gas company Uzbekneftegaz (UNG) and Sasol Ltd of South Africa, making further progress on the development and implementation of a proposed Uzbek gas-to-liquids (GTL) project. Apart from these upstream projects, Petronas is also currently undertaking joint studies with UNG for cooperation in the development of downstream petrochemical projects in Uzbekistan.

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

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The feasibility study will consider two options: a 2 million tons per year (roughly 40,000 barrels of oil equivalent per day) facility and a 4 million tons per year (roughly 80,000 boepd) facility. A 2005 PricewaterhouseCoopers study showed that GTL production offers air quality benefits compared to a conventional oil refinery due to its lower sulfur dioxide, nitrogen oxide and hydrocarbon emissions. Sasol is also exploring GTL opportunities in Uzbekistan.

Alberta to Host Underground Coal Gasification Demo; Update on Linc Chinchilla UCG In Australia

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The facility is targeted to be at Swan Hills, 250 km north of Edmonton, and near the oil sands projects that are scheduled to demand 1 billion ft 3 /day or more of gas for fuel. Simplified UCG process. Click to enlarge.

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

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Processes such as oil extraction from sources such as tar sands and deep-water offshore oil wells, as well as the expansion of first-generation biofuels such as corn-based ethanol are setting the stage for a “ water/energy collision ” of resource management policies. by Jack Rosebro. Water consumption or withdrawals per unit of energy produced, by energy type, in the United States. Source: DHI Group. Click to enlarge.

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