Qatar Airways, QSTP and Qatar Petroleum to Develop Renewable Biojet Fuel with Support of Airbus; Formation of Qatar Advanced Biofuel Platform

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Qatar Airways, Qatar Science & Technology Park (QSTP) and Qatar Petroleum (QP) will jointly carry out engineering, economic analysis and move into the development of renewable biojet fuel that will also look into ways for production and supply, with the support of Airbus. Qatar Airways successfully conducted the world’s first commercial flight powered by a Gas-to-Liquid (GTL) fuel blend last October.

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Qatar Petroleum and UOP to research more efficient treatment of natural gas

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Qatar Petroleum (QP) and UOP LLC, a Honeywell company, have signed a joint research agreement on “Process Optimization of CO 2 and Sulfur Components Removal from Natural Gases.” QP develops/operates onshore and offshore oil and gas fields in Qatar, including exploration, field development, production, refining, transport, and storage.

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Volkswagen to debut XL1 PHEV prototype at Qatar Motor Show; fuel consumption of 0.9 L/100 km (261 mpg US)

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Volkswagen is staging the world debut of its XL1 diesel plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) prototype at the Qatar Motor Show this week. The XL1’s body electrical system is supplied with the necessary 12 Volts through a DC/DC converter. Some of the parameters used to realize the optimum propulsion mode for the given conditions are accelerator pedal position and engine load, as well as the energy supply and mix of kinetic and electrical energy at any given time.

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Qatar Airways looking to take up to a 10% stake in alcohol-to-jet company Byogy, along with off-take agreement

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Bloomberg reports that Qatar Airways Ltd. In March, Byogy announced a joint venture with Qatar Airways as well as other partnerships including a feedstock agreement with Brazilian sugar cane ethanol producer Itapecuru Bioenergia and fuel off-take terms with Brazil’s Azul Airways. Chris Schroeder, Qatar Airways Senior. supply chain for bio-jet fuel. We will supply the means.

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Williams Technology Centre in Qatar and Sainsbury’s form technology collaboration; MLC flywheel energy storage for stationary applications

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Sainsbury’s and Williams F1 will collaborate to apply Formula One-inspired technologies being developed at the Williams Technology Centre (WTC) in Qatar to help the supermarket group increase its energy efficiency and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

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GECF: more than a quarter of 2050 natural gas supply untapped

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The Gas Exporting Countries Forum is an international governmental organization of 20 Member Countries—Algeria, Bolivia, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Iran, Libya, Nigeria, Qatar, Russia, Trinidad and Tobago, Venezuela, Angola, Azerbaijan, Iraq, Kazakhstan, Malaysia, Norway, Oman, Peru, and the United Arab Emirates—which jointly control 71% of the proven gas reserves, 45% of its marketed production, 53% of pipeline, and 60% of LNG exports across the globe.

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

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Eaton Corporation has signed a long-term agreement to design and supply Argentine bus manufacturer Tecnología Avanzada en Transporte S. 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. TATSA), a company wholly owned by Consorcio Metropolitano de Transporte S.A.,

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Shell will not move forward with $12.5B US Gulf Coast GTL project

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Despite the ample supplies of natural gas in the area, Shell said it decided that GTL is not a viable option for it in North America at this time, due to the likely development cost of such a project, uncertainties on long-term oil and gas prices and differentials, and Shell’s strict capital discipline. In 2011, Shell began production at Pearl GTL in Qatar, a joint venture between Shell and Qatar Petroleum, the world’s largest GTL plant.

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ADB: Projected cost of Uzbek Oltin Yo’l GTL plant increases by 37% to $5.6B

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The project will produce 37,610 barrels per day (bbl/d) of GTL diesel, GTL kerosene, GTL naphtha and LPG using natural gas supplied by Uzbekneftegaz from the Shurtan fields. The technology used is similar to that of the pioneering ORYX GTL plant in Qatar. The projected cost of the Olin Yo’l GTL project in Uzbekistan ( earlier post ) will hit $5.6 billion, according to a project update by Asian Development Bank (ADB), which is supporting the project with a $125-million loan.

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Fusion Fuel Green partners with CCC to develop green hydrogen demonstrator plants in Middle East

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The companies plan to develop demonstrator plants in several countries in the region, namely Oman, Kuwait, and Qatar. Commenting on the news, Richard Thompson, Editorial Director at MEED, part of GlobalData, said: For nearly a century, the Gulf’s abundant supplies of accessible hydrocarbons has put it at the center of a gas-guzzling global economy. Ireland-based electrolyzer company Fusion Fuel Green PLC will collaborate with Consolidated Contractors Group S.A.L.

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Shell and Tsinghua University set up mobility research center

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Shell integrated its supply chain with its gas value chain in Pearl GTL, Qatar, in order to provide Shell PurePlus Technology-enabled engine oils around the world. Shell officially opened its Joint Research Center for Cleaner Mobility with Tsinghua’s Department of Automotive Engineering (DAE). Shell has partnered with Tsinghua University since 201 to provide students with the latest knowledge in lubricants technology.

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The Technical Failure That Could Clear The Oil Glut In A Matter Of Weeks

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Saudi Aramco CEO Amin Nasser, while addressing the World Petroleum Congress in Istanbul, stated that the outlook for oil supplies is “ increasingly worrying ”, due to a loss of $1 trillion ($1,000 billion) in investments last year. The Kingdom has the same challenges as its current main political adversary, Qatar. Currently producing about 300,000 barrels of oil per day, Al Shaheen is Qatar’s largest offshore oil field and one of the largest offshore oil fields in the world.

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3 Oil Majors That Bet Big On Renewables

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For instance, Total has lined up an 800 megawatt (MW) solar project in Qatar where it will own a 49% stake in the project when it is completed in 2021. by Alex Kimani for Oilprice.com.

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Lifecycle study finds LNG can reduce shipping GHG emissions by up to 21%

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The report analyzes several LNG pathways, including LNG from Algeria, Australia, Qatar, Indonesia, Malaysia, Nigeria, Norway, Trinidad & Tobago and the USA. Ongoing optimization in supply chain and engine technology developments can further enhance the benefits of LNG as a marine fuel.

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BP Statistical Review finds global oil share down for 12th year in a row, coal share up to highest level since 1969; renewables at 2%

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The report also highlighted supply disruptions as one of the major energy events of the year. The loss of oil supplies in Libya and elsewhere was eventually more than offset by large production increases among Middle Eastern OPEC members, leading to record oil production in Saudi Arabia, the UAE and Qatar. Output grew rapidly in Qatar (+25.8%), Russia (+3.1%) and Turkmenistan (+40.6%), more than offsetting declines in Libya (-75.6%) and the UK (-20.8%).

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Total to acquire Engie’s upstream LNG business, becoming 2nd largest global LNG player

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A portfolio of long-term LNG purchase and sale contracts, enabling the Group in increase its overall portfolio to 28 MTPA by 2020, with a diversified supply from Algeria, Nigeria, Norway, Russia, Qatar and the USA, and outlets balanced between Europe and Asia. Overall, combining its interests in liquefaction plants and its portfolio of third party supply contracts, the Group will manage a global volume of nearly 40 MTPA.

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Power shortages from the shut-down of the TEPCO Fukashima Daiichi nuke plant likely to be met by LNG

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The most likely sources of spot LNG would be Qatar and the Atlantic Basin. South Korea, the world’s second-largest liquefied natural gas (LNG) importer, said it will supply LNG to Japan utilities on a swap basis.

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Canadas shale boom: more to come in Montney

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And the end of the day, the amount of shale gas under Montney’s surface would be enough to supply Canada’s needs for 145 years, making it one of the top basins in the world , outdone only by Qatar. by James Burgess of Oilprice.com.

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INPEX and Total launch the $34B Ichthys offshore Australia LNG Project; entire 8.5 Mt/y LNG output already sold for 15 years

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In delivering this important project into production we will be securing vital long-term energy supply to Japan.Ichthys production volumes represent more than 10% of Japan’s LNG imports at current. Ichthys will provide a long-term stable supply of cleaner energy to. million tons per year of LNG from the project to supply directly its customers. Location of the Ichthys project. Source: INPEX. Click to enlarge.

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Porsche 911 GT3 R Hybrid Using Williams Flywheel KERS

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when accelerating out of a bend or when overtaking—the driver is able to call up extra energy from the charged flywheel generator, the flywheel being slowed down electromagnetically in the generator mode and thus supplying up to 120 kW to the two electric motors at the front from its kinetic energy. In October 2009, Williams F1 and the Qatar Science & Technology Park (QSTP) formally signed an agreement to inaugurate the Williams Technology Center (WTC).

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Oil Prices Running Out Of Reasons To Rally

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The OPEC deal is slated to take oil off the market, while US drilling is expected to add new supply. On top of that, Kuwait’s envoy to OPEC said that Qatar, Kuwait and Oman were also complying with the cuts. That bodes well for a narrowing supply surplus—and ultimately a deficit—as well as falling inventories. It is unclear, at this point, how rising US supply and falling OPEC output will ultimately balance out. by Nick Cunningham of Oilprice.com.

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Fisker reports more than $100M in revenue Jan-Apr 2012; more than $1B in funding since 2007

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Al-Futtaim and its network of experienced retailers will allow Fisker to reach customers in the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Oman, Bahrain, and Egypt. Running on the battery alone, the Karma can cover 50 miles (80 km); after that, the range extender—a 2.0L, 260 hp turbocharged four-cylinder w/direct injection front/mid-mounted gasoline engine/generator set—provides another 250 miles of range by supplying supplemental power to the dual rear-mounted 201.5

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Opinion: Is Russia Plotting To Bring Down OPEC?

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Russia supplied about 30 percent (146.6 The Russian government continues to seek to extend and expand the natural gas distribution infrastructure—into Europe, with various proposed pipeline projects (Nord Stream 2, Turkish Stream 2, 3, and 4, South European Pipeline), and into China, with two large pipeline projects, Power of Siberia Pipeline (to supply China from East Siberia), and the proposed Altai pipeline (to supply China from West Siberia).

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Opinion: Saudis Could Face An Open Revolt At Next OPEC Meeting

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Saudi Arabia and its Gulf Arab allies, except Qatar, have increased output, while the output of other OPEC members, other than Iraq and Angola, has either flat-lined or decreased, compared to 2014: Given Saudi determination to defend its export markets, it is interesting that the percentage gain in their crude exports exceeded the percentage gain in crude output in 1H 2015, by 2.7 by Dalan McEndree for Oilprice.com.

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