Category Archives: Fuels

Texas Doubles Oil Production in Last 3 Years

Seven year ago (seven?!) when I started writing this blog, I would have never believed that a chart like this would be possible: For 25 straight months, the state’s oil production rate has increased by more than 25 percent year-over-year, notes economist Mark J. Perry, a professor at the University of Michigan’s School of Management. […] Continue reading

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Organic Molecules From Carbon Dioxide Using Uranium

University of Nottingham School of Chemistry scientists have developed a recyclable system for converting carbon monoxide (CO) directly into more complicated organic molecules using depleted uranium.  This is a very large concept taking a bold step into making use of used uranium and making complex molecules – some are thinking it could be used to […] Continue reading

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Who Else Is Feeling Gas Pains?

We’re very happy today to get referenced in a Yahoo Finance post about the winners and losers in the run up on gas prices: The efficiency complex. When push comes to shove, Americans are really good at figuring out how to do more with less, and how to get more for their money — and […] Continue reading

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Energy Secretary Chu Admits Administration OK with High Gas Prices

The Heritage Foundation points out that hammering the American consumer with high gas prices to make electric and hybrid cars more appealing is consistent with Obama administration policy and Chu’s philosophy. That explains the refusal to allow the building of the Keystone XL pipeline and to allow drilling in wide areas of the U.S. and […] Continue reading

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A Diesel Fuel Extender That’s a Better Fuel

Researchers at Annamalai University of Tamil Nadu, India have worked out how to blend ethanol and dimethyl ether, both renewable chemicals, with diesel to produce a significantly improved fuel.  M. P. Ashok of Annamalai University reports the American Chemical Society’s journal Energy & Fuels that adding dimethyl ether (DME) to an ethanol/diesel emulsion results in […] Continue reading

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How To Be Smart About Energy and Fuels

Here you’ll learn how to be smart about energy and fuels, such that what makes it to stories, articles, media pieces and blog posts can be assessed.   It’s coming up on four years since those early posts on the fundamentals here were written and they’ve slowly gone away into the mists of search engine relevance.  […] Continue reading

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Ethanol In Oil Patch

Jennifer Johnson at Wahpeton North Dakota’s Daily News has looked into ethanol smack in the midst of America’s prime oil boom of the Bakken oil field. For all the naysayers, ethanol is here and looks to stay. Ethanol fuel blends increased by 133 percent in North Dakota in 2010.  It seems to be because North […] Continue reading

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NH3 For Fuel Eyes Look to Texas Tech and New Zealand

The NH3 or ammonia for fuel effort has no central point to focus one’s attention, but constant watching has turned up an interesting effort centered in Lubbock Texas at the Whitacre College of Engineering at Texas Tech. September saw the school tour Dr. Keith Kozlowski of the Air Force Research Lab at Tyndall Air Force […] Continue reading

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More Fuel From Less Oil

The UK’s University of Bradford researchers are proposing a method for increasing the yield of the middle distillates, gasoline, jet fuel, and diesel fuel at the refinery by applying catalytic hydrotreating (HDT) to raw crude oil. Current technology uses HDT on the fuels after they’re drawn from the crude by distillation, the process of heating […] Continue reading

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Watch What Big Oil Does

Big Oil is much smarter than people think.  By Big Oil this writer means the free world’s independent oil companies.  For those watching, Big Oil has been shifting the publicly visible emphasis to natural gas and enhanced recovery investment.  The Axis of Oil, the countries between free Big Oil and the organized national oil companies […] Continue reading

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