Latest Synthetic fuel Stories

2011-07-27 10:59:00

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, July 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Recent media reports emanating from an interview with a managing director of a Sasol subsidiary, Sasol Synfuels, may have created certain impressions which may have been misleading. We will not respond to the reports in their entirety, but wish to provide context to some of the statements made. The reports state that Sasol expects to produce 7.3 million tons of product at Sasol Synfuels for the 2012 financial year. In fact, 7.3...

2011-07-01 12:49:00

W. CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa., July 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Renewable fuels can now be blended with conventional commercial and military jet (or gas turbine) fuel through requirements in the newly issued edition of ASTM D7566-11, Specification for Aviation Turbine Fuel Containing Synthesized Hydrocarbons. The revised standard was approved July 1, 2011. Through the new provisions included in ASTM D7566, up to 50 percent bioderived synthetic blending components can be added to conventional jet fuel....

2011-06-14 04:02:00

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, June 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Sasol Limited (JSE: SOL; NYSE: SSL) Dear Sasol follower, I am pleased to report that Sasol's profitability has improved further in the third quarter of our 2011 financial year. This is due to our sustained focus on factors within our control -- such as enhancing operational efficiencies, delivering on our business improvement plans and strict cost management. Robust global commodity prices have countered the impact of the strong...

2011-06-10 12:02:00

WASHINGTON, June 10, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Air Transport Association of America, Inc. (ATA), the industry trade organization for the leading U.S. airlines, today applauded the ASTM International Committee on Petroleum Products and Lubricants for approving a new jet fuel specification that will further enable the use of sustainable alternative fuels in aviation. "The committee endorsement of this specification is significant for all consumers of jet fuel, bringing the airline...

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