- Public Policy
- U.S. Coast Guard: Ship Operators Face Efficiency Limits; Diesel-Electrics Exempt
- U.S. EPA Cancels Platinum Health-Effects Probe Related to Diesel Emissions
- Fuels & Processing
- Mitsubishi, Tennessee Gas Pipeline Ink U.S. LNG-Export Deal
- Leucadia’s Lake Charles Methanol/CCS Project EIS Open for Comment
- Evonik, OPX Biotechnologies to Develop Bio-Based Specialty Chemicals
- IEA: Global Biofuel Output Seen Rising in 2013, Tapering Off by 2017
- Electric Power
- Constellation Nabs Solar-Power Deal from Owens Corning
- IHS: 10.7 Million EV-Charging Stations Globally by 2020
- Transportation & Logistics
- Hong Kong Police to Receive Electric Motorcycles
- Global EV Li-ion Battery Production Capacity to Jump 10-Fold by 2020
- Margins & Economics
- TravelCenters of America 1Q 2013 Net Loss Declines Year-on-Year
Fuels & Processing
Kinder Morgan subsidiary Tennessee Gas Pipeline (TGP) announced May 16 that it signed a 20-year transportation deal with Mitsubishi to ship 600,000 dekatherms per day of natural gas for the proposed Cameron liquefied natural gas (LNG) export plant in Hackberry, La. – expected to ramp up in the second half of 2017.
Leucadia Corp.’s Lake Charles Clean Energy (LCCE) project – involving petcoke gasification, methanol production and carbon dioxide (CO2) capture and storage (CCS) – is now open for public comment for the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) draft environmental impact statement (EIS).
Boulder, Colo.-based bio-based biotech outfit OPX Biotechnologies, Inc. and German specialty chemicals firm Evonik Industries AG announced May 14 that they will jointly develop “certain bio-based specialty chemicals.”
Global biofuel output is expected to grow by 90,000 barrels per day (b/d) to 1.95 million b/d in 2013 – reflecting a downward revision of 80,000 b/d versus 2012, according to the latest International Energy Agency (IEA) Medium-Term Oil Market Report (MTOMR) released May 14.
As U.S. unconventional oil and gas production has grown over the past four years, among the greatest benefits cited by its proponents has been the ability to make the nation “energy independent” by ending its “dependence on foreign oil.”
U.S.-based power giant Exelon announced May 15 that its Constellation subsidiary won a deal to install a 2.6-megawatt (MW) solar-photovoltaic (PV) power system at an Owens Corning factory in Delmar, N.Y.
A new study by London-based IHS finds that electric vehicle (EV) charging stations are likely to skyrocket from 135,000 in 2011 to 10.7 million world-wide by 2020.
Transportation & Logistics
Zero Motorcycles announced May 16 that it signed its first East Asia distributor to provide Hong Kong with 59 model-year 2012 “Zero S” cycles equipped with a series of components developed exclusively for traffic enforcement.
A new Navigant Research study finds that global capacity to produce lithium-ion batteries for electric vehicles (EVs) will jump more than 10-fold by 2020 – to 49,000 megawatt-hours (MWh), from 4,400 MWh currently.
Margins & Economics
Ohio-based diesel truckstop giant TravelCenters of America (TA) announced May 7 that its first-quarter (1Q) 2013 net loss of US$12.1 million was $2 million better than the $10-million net loss it suffered in 1Q 2012.
The U.S. Coast Guard announced May 13 that ship owners now have to comply with International Maritime Organization (IMO) Marpol Annex-6 requirements for ship energy-efficiency management plans (SEEMPs) for both new and existing ships.
In an April 23 letter to the International Platinum Group Metals Association (IPGMA), the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that it’s cancelling a proposed Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS) assessment of possible health risks with halogenated platinum salts.