Era Of Cheap, Subsidized Gasoline To End In United Arab Emirates

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But that's not the case in the oil-rich United Arab Emirates. oil Middle East energy policy United Arab Emirates Saudi ArabiaGlobal oil prices have remained fairly low for most of this year, which should be good news for people in most of the industrialized world. The continued slump in prices has prodded the seven-state federation to make a somewhat radical change in policy. DON'T MISS: IMF: Fossil Fuels.

Toyota to collaborate in research for the creation of H2-based society in the United Arab Emirates

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Toyota Motor Corporation has agreed to collaborate with Masdar, Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC), Air Liquide, and Toyota distributor Al-Futtaim Motors in a joint research program to explore the potential of hydrogen energy use in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) for the creation of a sustainable, low-carbon society.

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Oil is cheap, so Kuwait raised its own gas price to compensate

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oil Middle East energy policy United Arab Emirates Saudi ArabiaCheap gasoline is good news for the economies of most countries, but not those that rely on oil exports. The sustained fall in global prices has led oil-producing countries to search for ways to keep their revenues up. In some cases, that means cutting back on cheap gas for their own citizens. DON'T MISS: Even Saudi Arabia vows to end its.

The Mountain and Mohammed: Halliburton Moves HQ to United Arab Emirates

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The NY Times website reports that Dick Cheney's old stomping grounds, oil services giant Halliburton, is moving their world headquarters out of friendly Texas into even friendlier Dubai, one of the United Arab Emirates.

Electric-car incentives added in, remarkably, oil-rich Dubai

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Dubai, the second largest sheikdom in the United Arab Emirates, has introduced new incentives in an attempt to make electric cars more desirable. Battery-electric and plug-in vehicles often go overlooked in the oil-rich area, but even some of the world's largest crude-oil producers plan to reduce their addiction to black gold. Now, Dubai will. incentives Dubai plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) UAE

EIA: China is now the world’s largest net importer of petroleum and other liquid fuels

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In September 2013, China’s net imports of petroleum and other liquids exceeded those of the United States on a monthly basis, making it the largest net importer of crude oil and other liquids in the world, according to figures from the US Energy Information Administration (EIA).

Ballard to supply two fuel cell modules to Solaris for bus deployments in Europe

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Since starting production in 1996, more than 10,000 Solaris vehicles have been deployed in 28 countries, including Poland, Germany, Norway, France, Sweden, Switzerland and United Arab Emirates. Ballard Power Systems will supply Solaris Bus and Coach with two zero emission fuel cell power modules to be used in buses planned for deployment in Hamburg, Germany. Delivery of Ballard’s next-generation FCvelocity-HD7 power modules to Solaris is planned for later this year.

Oil-rich Dubai adds a fleet of Uber Tesla electric cars

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Dubai, the second largest sheikdom in the United Arab Emirates, rose to riches thanks to abundant oil. With some of the lowest fuel prices in the world, SUVs and inefficient vehicles roam the flashy Emirati city en masse. However, ride-sharing service Uber is now bucking tradition by letting users select a zero-emission option with a fleet of. Dubai plug-in cars UAE Uber

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Petrixo selects UOP Green Fuels technology for renewable jet and diesel in UAE

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UOP LLC, a Honeywell company, announced that its green fuels process technology has been selected by Petrixo Oil & Gas to produce renewable jet fuel and renewable diesel at a new refinery to be built in Fujairah, United Arab Emirates. SBRC focuses on testing the use of desert plants grown with seawater to support biofuel crop production in arid countries, such as the United Arab Emirates.

US EIA reminder: Strait of Hormuz world’s most important oil chokepoint; almost 20% of oil traded worldwide

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The United Arab Emirates is also completing the 1.5 million bbl/d Abu Dhabi Crude Oil Pipeline pipeline that will cross the emirate of Abu Dhabi and end at the port of Fujairah just south of the Strait.

Dow to invest in water desalination and reuse technologies in Saudi Arabia

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FILMTEC membranes from Dow Water & Process Solutions are used in some of the most water-challenged areas of the world, including the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, and Algeria. The Dow Chemical Company plans to invest in a best-in-class manufacturing facility for Dow FILMTEC reverse osmosis (RO) elements in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

Borgward expanding to the Middle East; westwards from China

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Borgward will systematically continue to globalize its activities by entering the markets of Middle Eastern countries such as Bahrain, Kuwait, Qatar, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), and Iran. The “ great affinity ” of Arab customers for SUV and all-wheel-drive vehicles was one of the main reasons why Borgward has decided to launch sales in the countries of the region.

Nissan Intends To Sell Leaf EV In The Land Of Oil

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The Renault and Nissan chief is visiting the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in the hope of establishing a partnership with the country's governments to open If you think that manufacturers have a hard time making EVs appeal to consumers who have got used to over a hundred years of fossil fuels, then feel grateful you aren't in Carlos Ghosn's shoes.

Boeing, UAE partners make progress with oilseed halophytes as feedstock for renewable jet fuel; desert plants fed by seawater

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Boeing and research partners in the United Arab Emirates have made breakthroughs in sustainable aviation biofuel development, finding that desert plants fed by seawater (the oilseed-producing halophyte Salicornia bigelovii ) can produce biofuel more efficiently than other well-known feedstocks.

EIA ups total shale oil resource estimate by 13% to 419B barrels, shale gas by 4% to 7576 Tcf

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The addition of four countries—Chad, Kazakhstan, Oman, and the United Arab Emirates (UAE)—to a previous assessment covering 42 countries has resulted in a 13% increase in the global assessed total resource estimate for shale oil and a 4% increase for shale gas.

US and Masdar to Strengthen Cooperation on Carbon Capture and Sequestration, Water and Biofuels, and Buildings

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The agreement, signed at DOE by US Deputy Secretary of Energy Daniel Poneman and Dr. Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber, CEO of Masdar, builds on ties between the United States and the United Arab Emirates to establish a framework for cooperation in three key areas: carbon capture and sequestration; water and bio-fuels; and building technology.

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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The group has interests in LNG projects in Indonesia, Nigeria, Norway, Oman, Qatar, the United Arab Emirates, Yemen, Angola, and Russia. Location of the Ichthys project. Source: INPEX. Click to enlarge. Japan-based INPEX Corporation and its joint venture partner Total have made the final investment decision (FID) for the Ichthys liquefied natural gas (LNG) project in Australia, representing an investment of US$34 billion dollars.

Lux: biojet fuel to account for 56% of targeted 2050 CO2 emissions reductions in aviation

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Boeing has established 279 unique ties and 20 initiatives, and has focus on Japan, United Arab Emirates and Mexico. Biojet fuels will be key to achieving the aviation industry’s pledge to cut CO 2 emissions to 0.2

Boeing, Aeromexico, Mexican Government collaborate on sustainable aviation biofuel research and development

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Through the agreement, IPICYT will lead a broader aviation biofuel development effort involving 17 institutions including Aeromexico and Boeing; nine CONACYT research centers; Mexican companies Pemex, QENER and Tratamientos Reciclados del Sureste; the Mexican Petroleum Institute; Masdar Institute of Science and Technology in United Arab Emirates; and the US Joint BioEnergy Institute.

Cellulosic biogasoline company Cool Planet completes second close of D Round, raises another $19.4M; $60M total

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The round added investors from Hong Kong, Singapore, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), and Mexico to the existing investor base, including North Bridge Venture Partners, Shea Ventures, BP, Google Ventures, Energy Technology Ventures (GE, ConocoPhillips, NRG Energy), and the Constellation division of Exelon.

UAE University researchers working on microalgae for biodiesel

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A team of researchers from the Chemical Engineering Department at United Arab Emirates University (UAEU) have been working on a project called “Microalgae for Biodiesel” since 2010. The project is in collaboration with the Mechanical Engineering Department at UAEU and the Chemical and Materials Engineering Department at University of Auckland, New Zealand.

Honda’s 2016 Pilot features more power, 9-speed option, new drivetrain capabilities

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Reflecting Pilot’s role as a key US export model, this system was developed, tuned and tested at various locations in the US and around the world—including in Imperial Dunes “Glamis”, California; Moscow, Russia; and Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

U-M solar car team wins Abu Dhabi Solar Challenge

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Starting in Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates, the event comprised three days of racing through city streets and desert. The University of Michigan Solar Car squad took top spot in the inaugural Abu Dhabi Solar Challenge.

Baker Institute: End of the ‘Big Oil giveaway’ is underway in the Persian Gulf

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In recent years, all six Gulf monarchies—Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Kuwait, Oman, Qatar and Bahrain—have begun to challenge the notion that citizens are entitled to cheap energy. The old hypotheses that Persian Gulf energy subsidies were sacrosanct have been overturned, according to a new issue brief from Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy.

Energy ministers agree to help speed up global deployment of carbon capture and storage

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At a meeting in the United Arab Emirates, Ministers at the Clean Energy Ministerial endorsed recommendations from the Carbon Capture, Use and Storage (CCUS) Action Group chaired by Australia and the UK. Energy Ministers from around the world have agreed to proposals to help speed up the global deployment of carbon capture and storage.

New initiative to grow jet biofuel supply chain in UAE; focus on research, feedstock production and refining capability

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Boeing, Etihad Airways, Takreer (Abu Dhabi Oil Refining Company), Total and the Masdar Institute of Science and Technology will collaborate on a new initiative to support a sustainable aviation biofuel industry in the United Arab Emirates. BIOjet Abu Dhabi: Flight Path to Sustainability will engage a broad range of stakeholders to develop a comprehensive framework for a UAE biofuel supply chain.

IEA: non-OPEC oil supply tops 43 mb/d for first time in decades; global demand to reach 92.4 mb/d in 2014

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Renewed disruptions in Libya and smaller drops in Nigeria, Kuwait, the United Arab Emirates and Venezuela more than offset higher output in Iran, Iraq and Angola. OECD Europe and the United States led the decline. The International Energy Agency’s (IEA’s) Oil Market Report (OMR) for December raised the estimate of global oil demand for 2013 by 130,000 barrels per day (130 kb/d) to 91.2

New Algerian city to be model for low-carbon urban development in developing world

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million USD, along with the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). Besides Boughzoul, there are several other initiatives to develop low-carbon cities in other countries, such as Masdar in the United Arab Emirates. Nature Middle East. A newly unveiled project to build a sustainable, low-carbon city in Algeria—Boughzoul—may serve as a prototype for urban development in other cities of the developing world without adding to greenhouse gas emissions.

New Algerian city to be model for low-carbon urban development in developing world

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million USD, along with the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). Besides Boughzoul, there are several other initiatives to develop low-carbon cities in other countries, such as Masdar in the United Arab Emirates. Nature Middle East. A newly unveiled project to build a sustainable, low-carbon city in Algeria—Boughzoul—may serve as a prototype for urban development in other cities of the developing world without adding to greenhouse gas emissions.

Phoenix Motorcars Introducing Electric AWD Phoenix SUT at FedFleet 2010

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Founded in Dubai in 1953, Al Yousuf LLC has become one of the leading commercial groups in the United Arab Emirates. Phoenix Motorcars will present its newly configured Sports Utility Truck (SUT) ( earlier post ) at the FedFleet 2010 Conference in Phoenix, Arizona, 13-15 July 2010. The electric Sports Utility Truck can travel at freeway speeds while carrying four passengers and a full payload. Phoenix Motorcars offers a 70 mile range pack with deliveries later this year.

US Joins International Renewable Energy Agency

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Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates, is the location for the interim headquarters of the new agency. At the end of June, the US signed the Statute of the International Renewable Energy Agency ( IRENA ), thereby increasing the number of countries participating in the organization to 136.

Singapore Company Trialing Natural Gas Econic Waste Collection Vehicle

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Sembcorp Industries is one of the largest environmental companies on the Asian continent, and not only takes care of waste disposal in numerous cities and densely populated areas, but is also involved in energy and water supply in Singapore, China, Vietnam, Great Britain, the United Arab Emirates and Oman. More than 1,000 of the 12,000 Economic units sold over the last 12 years have natural gas drive.

IRENA: Mexico can more than quadruple share of renewable energy by 2030

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To date, three other country specific reports have been published including China, the United States and the United Arab Emirates. Mexico can increase the use of renewable energy in its energy mix from 4.4% in 2010 to 21% by 2030, according to a report released by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA).

South Korean EV Company to Open Two Production and Distribution Facilities in Pennsylvania

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CT&T has been exporting to China, Canada, the United Arab Emirates, Japan, and the United States since 2005. South Korea-based CT&T Co. intends to open two production and distribution facilities in Pennsylvania. Earlier post.) Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendell made the announcement at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh.

Rice University lab study suggests foam may maximize enhanced oil recovery efforts

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and the Petroleum Institute of the United Arab Emirates supported the research. Results of a Rice University laboratory study suggests that using foam may maximize enhanced oil recovery (EOR). In the experiments, foam pumped into an experimental rig that mimicked the flow paths deep underground proved better at removing oil from formations with low permeability than common techniques involving water, gas, surfactants or combinations of the three.

Saudi Aramco, Dow sign Sadara JV Shareholders’ agreement; all units expected to be on line by 2016

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The signing is another major step forward for the $20-billion Sadara petrochemical complex, which will comprise 26 manufacturing units, several of which constitute “mega projects” in themselves. First production units are expected to come on line in the second half of 2015. All units are expected to be up and running in 2016. Saudi Aramco and Dow signed the Joint Venture (JV) Shareholders’ Agreement for Sadara Chemical Company.

Researchers identify two novel ways bubbles form in foam; potential benefit for enhanced oil recovery

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the Abu Dhabi Marine Operating Company), the Petroleum Institute of the United Arab Emirates and the US Department of Energy funded the research.

Etihad Airways and partners launch roadmap for sustainable aviation biofuels in UAE

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Etihad Airways, together with Boeing, Total, Takreer and the Masdar Institute of Science and Technology, launched a joint industry roadmap for the sustainable production of aviation biofuels in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The BIOjet Abu Dhabi: Flight Path to Sustainability report outlines a set of recommended industry actions to create a commercially viable domestic aviation biofuel industry—a first for the Middle East. Earlier post , earlier post.).

US joins International Renewable Energy Agency

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The agency is located in Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates. For a long time many critics in the UK openly questioned the lack of effort being made by our counterparts stateside to get serious about environmental issues. However, in recent months it appears the US has stepped up its efforts significantly and this was emphasised as it signed the Statute of the International Renewable Energy Agency.

Survey says: green cars are in

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The survey, which was conducted in 18 markets including the United Kingdom and the USA, asked more than 13,500 people to forget about money and decide whether they would buy green, dream or in between. The survey was conducted in March 2009 and included: Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Egypt, France, Germany, Greece, India, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, South Africa, Thailand, Turkey, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), the United Kingdom (UK) and the United States of America (USA).