Omnitek Engineering Forms Joint Venture in Peru to Convert Diesel Engines to Natural Gas

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Omnitek Engineering Corporation has formed a joint venture with local partners in Peru to convert diesel engines to operate on natural gas, as well as provide services to re-power diesel trucks and buses utilizing Omnitek’s natural gas engines. Based in Lima, Peru, the joint venture will operate as Omnitek Peru S.A.C., Peru represents an important growth market for our company. as its exclusive product distribution agent in Peru.

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Omnitek Awarded License to Convert Diesel Engines to Operate on Natural Gas in Peru

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Omnitek Engineering Corporation has been granted a license from the government of Peru to perform diesel-to-natural-gas conversions in the country. The company subsequently formed a joint venture with local partners in Peru to convert diesel engines to operate on natural gas, as well as provide services to re-power diesel trucks and buses utilizing Omnitek’s natural gas engines.

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

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Vehicles produced in Mexico also serve customers in the US, Canada, China, Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Chile, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay and South Korea. Ford is investing US$1.6 billion in a new small car plant in Mexico, building a new manufacturing site in San Luis Potosi State. Construction begins this summer. Specific vehicles being produced at the new facility will be announced later.

Foton Motor to extend cooperation with Cummins; second stage of the “China Super Truck” program

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The FOTON AUMAN EST series will be launched in Russia, Peru, Thailand, and other countries this year. At the 8 th US-China Energy Efficiency Forum in Denver, Foton Motor and Cummins signed a Memorandum of Green Power and Smart Truck Cooperation Development. Under the MoU, Foton Motor and Cummins will launch an in-depth cooperation to boost energy-saving, low-carbon and green development. The signing also marked the launching of the second stage of the “China Super Truck” program.

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Shell completes acquisition of Repsol S.A. LNG portfolio

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The company’s already diverse and flexible portfolio will be boosted with LNG supply in the Atlantic from Trinidad & Tobago, and in the Pacific from Peru. Peru LNG 4.45 mtpa capacity, on a 100% basis (acquisition: 20% equity: 100% offtake); operated by Peru LNG Company. Royal Dutch Shell plc has completed the acquisition of Repsol S.A.’s s liquefied natural gas (LNG) portfolio outside North America for a headline cash consideration of $4.1 billion.

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Scotiabank forecasts 4% growth in global auto market in 2015 to 74M units, led by China

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Peru is likely to become the growth leader in 2015 alongside some acceleration in both public and private investment and improving household and business confidence. 2015 forecast share by region. Data: Scotiabank. Click to enlarge.

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Global Gas Prices | Hybrid Sales

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sales of hybrid SUVs and other fuel efficient vehicles will prove interesting to watch this year, especially if fuel prices remain relatively low. Expert predictions about where oil and gas prices are headed vary widely.

Ipsos study finds US among most skeptical of Autonomous Vehicles

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The survey was conducted in 28 countries around the world via the Ipsos Online Panel system: Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, France, Great Britain, Germany, Hungary, India, Italy, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, Peru, Poland, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Turkey and the United States.

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Eaton signs long-term agreement with Argentine bus manufacturer TATSA to design and supply hybrid systems

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In the last few years, TATSA has signed production agreements with various automotive companies worldwide and has also established commercial representations in the USA, Ecuador, Peru, Colombia, India and Qatar. Eaton Corporation has signed a long-term agreement to design and supply Argentine bus manufacturer Tecnología Avanzada en Transporte S. TATSA), a company wholly owned by Consorcio Metropolitano de Transporte S.A.,

Hyundai introduces next-gen heavy-duty truck at 2013 Seoul Motor Show; 7% improvement in fuel economy

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Hyundai is set to hold events for the new car in overseas markets including Peru and Russia. Hyundai Motor Company’s commercial division unveiled its new heavy duty truck Xcient at the 2013 Seoul Motor Show. The next-generation of the Trago, which debuted in 2006, the Xcient offers greater styling, a 7% improvement in fuel economy and more cabin room.

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GM Creates New South America Regional Organization

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GM South America includes GM’s existing sales and manufacturing operations in Brazil, Argentina, Colombia, Ecuador and Venezuela as well as sales activities in those countries and Bolivia, Chile, Paraguay, Peru and Uruguay. General Motors is creating a new regional organization to meet rising customer demand in South America. GM South America will be headquartered in Sao Paulo, Brazil and will be led by Jaime Ardila, currently president and general manager GM Mercosur.

Omnitek Sets High Altitude Record with CNG-Powered Truck at 4814 Meters

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Omnitek Peru has driven a natural gas powered heavy-duty commercial truck to a record altitude of 4,814 meters (15,800 feet) over the Ticlio Pass high in the Peruvian Andes, the highest paved road in the world.

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Five Canadian and developing country teams awarded total of C$12.5M to study climate change adaptation

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Alejandro Llanos, Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia, Peru; Shuaib Lwasa, Makerere University, Uganda; James Ford, McGill University, Canada; Lea Berrang Ford, McGill University, Canada.

NOAA: Global temperatures in March make coolest March since 1999 even with US’ record-breaking warmth

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Warmer-than-average conditions occurred across nearly all of Canada, the contiguous United States, Mexico, Europe, Argentina, Peru, and parts of northern and central Russia, India, China, and eastern Brazil. The average global temperature for March 2012 made it the coolest March since 1999, and the 16 th warmest since record keeping began in 1880, according to the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).

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Petrobras’ total production tops 2.7 million barrels of oil equivalent per day in August

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These decreases are driven predominantly by lower gas and liquids (NGL and condensate) production at Lot 57, Kinteroni Field, Peru, stemming from lower demand for LNG exports from this country. Petrobras’ consolidated oil and natural gas production in Brazil and abroad reached 2,759 thousand barrels of oil equivalent per day (boed), rising 2.2% from a reported production of 2,699 thousand boed in July. Petrobras’s domestic oil production increased by 2.7%

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GM global sales up 7.6% in 2011 to 9.026M vehicles; China and US largest markets

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More than 15 markets experienced record Chevrolet sales in 2011 with the largest year-over-year increases in Peru (81%), Vietnam (79%), Thailand (57%), South Africa (50%) and Israel (46%). General Motors Co. global sales rose to more than 9 million vehicles in 2011, a 7.6% gain compared with 2010. GM gained four-tenths of a point of market share to 11.9% of the global vehicle industry.

SAIC-GM-Wuling to Export Mini-Commercial Vehicles to South America, Middle East and North Africa

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Under an earlier agreement, SAIC-GM-Wuling began exporting the N200 to Peru in July 2008 as the Chevrolet N200. GM’s SAIC-GM-Wuling joint venture signed a framework agreement with GM’s former Latin America, Africa and Middle East operations and distribution agreements with individual countries to export and distribute two of its most popular mini-commercial vehicles from China to markets in South America, the Middle East and North Africa. The N200.

Study Concludes A Second Hydrocarbon Boom Threatens the Peruvian Amazon

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In 2009 there was a deadly conflict between indigenous protestors and government forces in Bagua, Peru, largely stemming from government efforts to lease or sell indigenous lands without their free, prior and informed consent.

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Caterpillar Foundation awards $12.5M grant to World Resources Institute (WRI) for sustainable cities initiative; focus on key urban centers in China, India and Brazil

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WRI brings substantial experience to this project, including its ten-year EMBARQ Center for Sustainable Transport, which is known for its programs on mobility and land use in Mexico, Brazil, India, Turkey and Peru. The Caterpillar Foundation is awarding a $12.5 million grant to the World Resources Institute (WRI) to advance the progress of environmentally sustainable and livable cities in China, India, and Brazil.

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Scotia Economics report sees double-digit increase in global vehicle production in first half of 2011; China to surpass European vehicle output this year

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Sales continue to advance in Brazil, Argentina, Chile and Peru, leading automakers to plan for an additional 13% increase in vehicle production over the coming year.

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ClearRefining Process Upgrades ULSD to Lighter, Cleaner-Burning Fuel; Nevada Designates it an Alternative Fuel

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ARC recently began the start-up phase at its Peru Heights refinery, which will produce up to 100,000 gallons of GDiesel per day when fully operational. Nevada-based Advanced Refining Concepts, LLC, (ARC) has developed a process—called ClearRefining—for the upgrading of ultra-low sulfur diesel to a lighter, cleaner burning, higher quality fuel.

IHS Automotive forecasts 88.6M unit global light vehicle market in 2015; 2.4% growth

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million units—a 10% drop from 2013; with politics impairing Argentina and Venezuela, and the economic climate weighing down markets like Brazil, Chile and Peru, where it may take a few years for demand to recover to previous highs. IHS Automotive forecasts global automotive sales for 2015 to reach 88.6 million, an increase of 2.4% over 2014, continuing an unbroken five-year run of sales recovery and growth from the low point set in the depth of the Great Recession in 2009.

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New RNP Flight Path Designed by GE Aviation Debuts at Bradley International

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In Canada, China, Australia, New Zealand, Peru and now, the United States, GE’s RNP procedures are in regular daily use. American Airlines Flight 1916 on Thursday became the first US flight to use a publicly available, commercially designed instrument flight path in its touchdown at Bradley International Airport.

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Ricardo study predicts that BRIC automotive markets will be eclipsed by the “Rising-15”

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Ricardo’s Rising-15 automotive markets include: Argentina; Egypt; Indonesia; Iran; Malaysia; Mexico; Morocco; Nigeria; Peru; the Philippines; South Africa; Thailand; Turkey; Ukraine; and Vietnam. Positioning the Rising 15. Source: Ricardo Consulting. Click to enlarge.

UOP looking to biomass catalytic pyrolysis to expand volumes of renewable hydrocarbon fuels

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Military personnel from Colombia, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Netherlands, Norway, Peru, Republic of Philippines, Thailand, Tonga and the United Kingdom will also participate. Honeywell’s UOP—a major international supplier and licensor of technology for petroleum refining, gas processing, petrochemical production and major manufacturing industries—has also been an early leader in developing technologies for the production of renewable drop-in hydrocarbon fuels.

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