Cal on February 14th, 2018

Russia is sending its highest quality crude oil to China in its battle for market share on the prized Asian market. As a result, European petroleum refiners are being left with lower-quality imports from Russia and are now reviewing how much Russian crude they would buy and at what price. The quality of Russia’s Urals […]

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Cal on January 30th, 2018

“There are two main factors that need to be resolved for the success of hydrogen fuel cell vehicles – vehicle pricing and a fuelling infrastructure. Clearly, these will not be overcome in the short term but it is not unlikely that we could see hydrogen start to make a general push onto the market within […]

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Cal on January 27th, 2018

Professor in Computer Engineering at Oklahoma State University, Dr Subhash Kak, believes a third of jobs will be lost soon after the introduction of self-driving cars, artificial intelligence, and automation. Autonomous cars in particular could displace transportation workers and drivers. Prof. Kak said: “It has been estimated that one third of the people in any advanced […]

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Cal on January 17th, 2018

According to the International Energy Agency, the petrochemical industry will represent the largest global demand for additional crude oil consumption through 2040. The US Energy Information Administration predicts natural gas will generate 33.1% of US electricity this year, up from 31.7% in 2017 and will rise to 34.3% in 2019. At the same time, coal-fired generation […]

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Cal on December 2nd, 2017

  What was once considered the stuff of a far off humanity existing only in the minds of science fiction writers is now on the verge of becoming a reality. Or at least it appears that way if one looks at what large corporations and big investors are doing these days. Currently some 20 companies are […]

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Cal on November 26th, 2017

In 2022 Singapore will start using driverless buses. The government says they will be operating in three new neighbourhoods which will have less-crowded roads designed to accommodate the buses. The buses will initially operate during off-peak hours to help residents travel in their communities, and to nearby train and bus stations. Singapore opened a test centre […]

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Cal on November 18th, 2017

  The world’s first hybrid electric tram, using hydrogen as its main power source, is now operating on a 136-year-old railway in the Chinese city of Tangshan. It will be operating in more cities in China as well as abroad. Having three carriages with 66 seats, the tram can run for 40 kilometers at a maximum speed […]

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Cal on November 14th, 2017

China’s largest oil company Sinopec, one of that country’s top banks, and its sovereign wealth fund agreed to develop a $43 billion natural gas project in the US state of Alaska. When will we reach peak oil demand?  Royal Dutch Shell and Norway’s Statoil predict crude oil demand could reach its high as soon as 2025 […]

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