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2009-06-25 16:29:00

ARLINGTON, Va., June 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- AIA is pleased that the fuels subcommittee of ASTM International approved a new specification for alternative jet fuel from the Fischer-Tropsch process Wednesday. The subcommittee's approval means that this fuel has cleared a significant milestone. Once approved by ASTM, and accepted by the Federal Aviation Administration, synthetic paraffinic kerosene from the Fischer-Tropsch process (FT-SPK) can be blended with conventional fuels and used...

2009-06-25 14:53:00

WASHINGTON, June 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Air Transport Association of America (ATA), the industry trade organization for the leading U.S. airlines, today applauded the ASTM International Aviation Fuels Subcommittee for passing a new specification that will enable the use of synthetic fuels in aviation. This step by ASTM, a standards development organization, is a watershed event and sets the stage for the blended fuel to receive full ASTM approval by the fall of this year. "The...

2009-06-24 10:02:00

LUTHERVILLE, Md., June 24 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Alkane, Inc. "Alkane" (Pink Sheets: ALKN) announced today that it has filed for a U.S. patent on its newly developed high energy synthetic fuel, Syn-Fuel. Syn-Fuel is the operative ingredient in the company's flagship product, diesel fuel additive Monster Diesel(TM), which started shipping earlier this month. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090624/PH37507LOGO ) According to the Energy Information Administration's...

2009-06-19 05:08:00

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, June 19 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Introduction At the announcement of our interim results on 9 March 2009, we expected a reduction in earnings for the full 2009 financial year compared to the 2008 financial year. It was clear at that stage that the considerably lower prices would far outweigh the positive effects of production volume increases and the crude oil hedge. At the time the volatility and uncertainty of global markets made it difficult to be more...

2009-05-26 12:37:00

Proposal designed to encourage new technologies while adhering to Minnesota's environmental goals MINNEAPOLIS, May 26 /PRNewswire/ -- In an effort to preserve Minnesota's access to its most abundant source of baseload power while reducing the environmental impact of coal production, legislation was introduced prior to the conclusion of the 2009 legislative session that creates an exemption in Minnesota Energy Law for new coal baseload power projects located in states actively engaged in...

2009-04-27 06:00:00

Company predicts breakthrough technology will drastically cut oil shale recovery costs and minimize environmental impacts BOSTON, April 27 /PRNewswire/ -- General Synfuels International (GSI) - a wholly-owned subsidiary of Earth Search Sciences, Inc., (OTC Bulletin Board: ESSE) - today announced the company has secured an exploration agreement for lands in Wyoming and rights to a separate oil shale resource opportunity in Colorado. Collectively, the agreements will allow the company to test...

2009-04-16 16:48:00

GILBERTON, Pa., April 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Saudi concern that limits on greenhouse gas emissions will drive down demand for crude oil shows dramatically that Americans can break the grip of the OPEC cartel on our economy, according to domestic energy developer, John W. Rich Jr. With crude oil prices rising and with the summer driving season approaching, Saudi Arabia, the world's leading oil producer, tipped its hand this month, speaking out against international efforts to limit carbon dioxide...

2009-03-31 06:00:00

Company plans prototype installation to commence late Summer 2009, full field-test in 2010 BOSTON, March 31 /PRNewswire/ -- General Synfuels International (GSI) today announced the successful completion of engineering design on the company's patented technology to recover hydrocarbons from oil shale through a breakthrough, environmentally-low-impact and energy-self-sustainable gasification process. In addition, said Luis F. Lugo, CEO of Earth Search Sciences, Inc., engineering on and...

2009-03-17 10:55:00

JOHANNESBURG, March 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Sasol (JSE: SOL; NYSE: SSL), the integrated energy and chemicals company, will present at the 37th Annual Howard Weil Energy Conference in New Orleans on Wednesday, 25 March 2009 at 3:55 pm CDT. A copy of the presentation materials will be made available on the investor centre portion of the Sasol website a www.sasol.com earlier on the same day. The presentation will not be webcast. For more information, please contact Sasol Investor...

2009-03-09 00:17:00

Comprehensive additional information is available on our website: www.sasol.com JOHANNESBURG, March 9 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Solid performance in deteriorating markets Operating profit up 53% to R21,5 billion Headline earnings per share up 51% to R21,92 Oil hedge cushions the impact of sharp decline in oil prices Strong balance sheet - gearing lower at 2% Overall group production volumes up Oryx GTL, Arya Sasol Polymers ramp up production Competition law compliance under review...