natural gas

GM & Chrysler Plan CNG Pick-Up Trucks

March 6, 2012 / No Comments

General Motors and Chrysler have plans to launch natural gas-powered pickup trucks. The sale will commence in April in the US and Canada. The trucks will have the option to run both on gasoline and compressed natural gas, seamlessly transitioning between the two fuels. GM is offering a three-year, 36000-mile new vehicle limited warranty and a five-year, and 100,000-mile limited powertrain ...

Natural Gas Flaring Could be Used to Generate Energy

March 16, 2010 / No Comments

A lot of natural gas is just burnt away, without serving any meaningful purpose whatsoever. The flares are a common sight on many such installations. In 2005, it was estimated that nearly 0.5% of the CO2 emissions from fossil fuels come from natural gas flaring. Today, it may be enough to power Germany. This natural gas could be put to ...

Russia wants Japan’s help to export natural gas from Sakhalin I

April 15, 2009 / 1 Comment

Russia has a lot of nerve to say the least. The Russian government wants financial and technological assistance from Japan to build a pipeline and LNG export terminal for the Sakhalin I oil and natural gas development project. If I remember correctly, Japanese companies Mistui and Mitsubishi helped build Sakhalin I hoping to cash in only to have Moscow change the laws ...

What Lies Beneath The Arctic Ice

July 25, 2008 / No Comments

The U.S. Geological Survey has some insight into what lies beneath/near/on the Arctic Circle: An estimated 90 billion barrels of recoverable oil Enough oil to supply the WORLD's needs for nearly 3 years. Maybe 1.670 trillion cubic fee of natural gas About 13% of the world's undiscovered oil About 30% of the world's undiscovered natural gas About 20% of the world's undiscovered natural gas liquids Some 400 ...

How Much Energy Can You Buy with $8.8 Billion?

July 22, 2008 / No Comments

Beijing is a city of about 11 million people. Since 2001, in the lead up to the 2008 Summer Olympic Games the city has spent some $8.8 billion to improve its power supply capability. What does the city have to show for it? 1. Total power supply capability is up 124% 2. The city now has 344 transformer sub-stations 3. The sub-stations ...

Official Vehicles in Madrid to Use Clean Fuels by 2011

May 14, 2008 / 1 Comment

photo by vr2006 With 1.8 million cars counting for 75-percent of the air pollution, Madrid is one of Spain's most polluted cities. Recently the City Hall announced that their official vehicles will "turn green" by 2011 using clean fuels like bio-diesel, ethanol, natural gas or even running on electricity. Madrid also joined the BEST (BioEthanol for Sustainable Transport) European project to ...

Booming Natural Gas Industry, Destroys Air Quality

May 9, 2008 / No Comments

City of Boulder, Wyoming, and its 75 souls that live there have something in common with much larger cities across North America: high levels of air pollution. The root cause for the bad air is the region's booming natural gas industry because the Sublette County is home to one of the largest natural gas reserves in the United States. Craig Jensen, ...