Latest Mitigation of peak oil Stories

2011-03-18 18:54:00

LONDON, March 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Oil markets work well when they are allowed to. Major unexpected disruptions to energy infrastructure over the last month, first in Libya, then after the tragic and devastating earthquake in Japan, have shown this, according to analysis by leading energy price reporting agency Argus. Clear price signals from spot markets have allowed oil supply to be allocated efficiently. Refining capacity has either been turned down in the Mediterranean or turned...

2009-10-06 00:02:00

HONG KONG, Oct. 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Boeing (NYSE: BA) today announced it is joining with Honeywell's UOP to commission a study on the sustainability of a leading family of saltwater-based plant candidates for renewable jet fuel. The study is being commissioned as part of the Sustainable Aviation Fuel Users Group (www.safug.org) consortium. The Masdar Institute of Science and Technology in Abu Dhabi will lead the study, which will examine the overall potential for sustainable,...

2008-09-15 15:00:30

With energy a primary focus in Washington, a bipartisan group of 20 senators, including Susan Collins, have come together to offer a comprehensive new energy plan. Their policy, a mix of more energy production, conservation and a lot of government funding, offers a good starting point for an overdue plan to reduce the country's dependence on fossil fuel. A central theme of the legislation, likely to be introduced next week, is the need to transition the United States away from oil, gas and...

2008-08-24 22:57:38

By Joyce Rosenberg The Associated Press As the cost of gasoline soared over the past year, many small businesses took steps to mitigate the damage to their cash flow and profits. Now, even though gas has fallen from the record levels it hit in mid-July, companies are making those money-saving strategies permanent. Of course, gas that averages $3.70 per gallon nationally instead of $4.10 still isn't cheap. But even if the decline in gas becomes steeper, companies have found that the...

2005-08-25 12:55:15

By Adam Tanner HELENA, Montana (Reuters) - Montana's governor wants to solve America's rising energy costs using a technology discovered in Germany 80 years ago that converts coal into gasoline, diesel and aviation fuel. The Fischer-Tropsch technology, discovered by German researchers in 1923 and later used by the Nazis to convert coal into wartime fuels, was not economical as long as oil cost less than $30 a barrel. But with U.S. crude oil now hitting more than double that price,...

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