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Perspectives of the Algerian Oil & Natural Gas exports’ market


Algeria is one of the top gas supplier to Europe. Its economy is heavily dependent on hydrocarbons exports, and the OPEC member has been struggling to boost production to offset the fall in oil prices.

Algeria’s new energy minister Noureddine Bouterfa has said that Sonatrach foresees an increase in its oil and gas production in the order of 30% by 2020, reported state news agency APS. “Efforts are being deployed in order to reach this objective within the targeted schedule,” he said on July 18 at Hassi Messaoud, the country’s largest oil field. Continue reading Perspectives of the Algerian Oil & Natural Gas exports’ market

New #biofuels eliminate need for blending with petroleum fuels #eia #usa #diesel


graph of global renewable diesel production, as explained in the article text

Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration, based on F.O. Licht, April 2015

A new type of renewable diesel fuel is meeting the growing demand for renewable biofuels, which is driven by biofuel mandates and customer demands for higher quality. Unlike other biofuels, hydroprocessed esters and fatty acids (HEFA) fuels are nearly indistinguishable from their petroleum counterparts. Worldwide, more than a billion gallons of HEFA fuels were produced in 2014.

 

//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js  HEFA fuels are hydrocarbons rather than alcohols or esters. Hydrocarbons from nonpetroleum sources are known as drop-in fuels because they are nearly identical to comparable petroleum-based fuels. During the refining process, the oxygen present in the alcohols and esters is removed, leaving only hydrocarbons. HEFA fuels are the most common drop-in biofuels; they can be used in diesel engines without the need for blending with petroleum diesel fuel. Currently, HEFA fuels are approved by ASTM International for use in jet engines at up to a 50% blend rate with petroleum jet fuel. The most common HEFA biofuel production to date has been a diesel replacement fuel alternately marketed as hydrotreated vegetable oil (HVO) abroad, or as renewable diesel in the United States. HEFA fuels are produced by reacting vegetable oil or animal fat with hydrogen in the presence of a catalyst. The equipment and process are very similar to the hydrotreaters used to reduce diesel sulfur levels in petroleum refineries. There are currently 10 plants worldwide that produce renewable diesel, one of which is ENI’s former petroleum refinery in Venice, Italy. Total is planning to convert its La Mede, France, refinery to HVO production, and four additional renewable diesel projects are being developed by other producers. Finnish Neste is the world’s largest producer of renewable diesel. Other major producers are Italy’s ENI, U.S.-based Diamond Green Diesel, and Swedish refiner Preem. Beyond diesel, another outlet for HEFA fuels using similar technology is biojet fuel, which can currently be blended with petroleum jet fuel in proportions up to 50%. As with any alternative jet fuel, HEFA biojet has to meet stringent specifications that ensure it will perform under a wide range of conditions. One potential consumer for this fuel is the U.S. Department of Defense, which intends to use biojet in its JP-8 jet fuel. JP-8 is a versatile fuel used in military vehicles, stationary diesel engines, and jet aircraft. This use of a common fuel simplifies logistics. There is also civilian interest in nonpetroleum jet fuel. Alaska Airlines, KLM, and United Airlines have demonstrated the use of HEFA biojet fuel on commercial flights since 2011.

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Source: Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration (November 2015)

Principal contributors: Bill Brown, Tony Radich

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OPERATIVE ASSESSMENT OF HYDROCARBON POTENTIAL OF ZOHR PROSPECT IN THE MEDITERRANEAN SEA (SHOROUK BLOCK, EGYPT OFFSHORE) BY THE FREQUENCY-RESONANCE METHOD OF THE REMOTE SENSING DATA PROCESSING AND INTERPRETATION


By Ignat Nikolayevch Korchagin ,writing for researchgate.net (Created: 2015-09-26 T 12:00:46 UTC) –
English ,Russian study
In late August, the Italian company Eni announced the discovery of a major gas field in the Mediterranean Sea
This discovery caused a huge resonance in the media. In numerous comments that event (discovery) is
discussed and analyzed from the various aspects energetic, economic, political, etc.

Continue reading OPERATIVE ASSESSMENT OF HYDROCARBON POTENTIAL OF ZOHR PROSPECT IN THE MEDITERRANEAN SEA (SHOROUK BLOCK, EGYPT OFFSHORE) BY THE FREQUENCY-RESONANCE METHOD OF THE REMOTE SENSING DATA PROCESSING AND INTERPRETATION

La découverte de gaz naturel géante au large des côtes d’Egypte favorisant l’économie égyptienne a provoqué une vente massive des stocks israeliens


La découverte de gaz naturel au large des côtes de L’Egypte, en Méditerranée orientale ,ayant le potentiel pour transformer le bilan énergétique de la région à la faveur de l’Égypte a jeté un froid sur  la perspective pour les actions de producteurs israéliens.

Continue reading La découverte de gaz naturel géante au large des côtes d’Egypte favorisant l’économie égyptienne a provoqué une vente massive des stocks israeliens