Margins & Economics

Texas RRC Touts Natural Gas Fueling-Station Growth

The Texas Railroad Commission (RRC) recently issued a comprehensive map of existing and planned natural gas fueling stations in Texas. The map shows that drivers of natural gas vehicles (NGVs) currently have 104 places to refuel in Texas—50% more than the 69 stations a year ago.

Transportation
Regulation & Legislation
Industry & Facility

API Wary of Potential U.S. Biodiesel Mandate Increase

The Clean Air Act prohibits the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) from increasing the biomass-based diesel mandate under the federal Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS-2) for the 2014 compliance year, wrote American Petroleum Institute (API) downstream group director Bob Greco in a recent letter to EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy.

Carbon Capture & Storage

CO2 Solutions, ION Engineering Launch CO2 Capture Tests

Quebec-based CO2 Solutions announced September 26 that it signed a deal to test its enzyme-based, post-combustion carbon-dioxide (CO2) capture system at the University of North Dakota Energy and Environmental Research Center (EERC). 

Distillate Markets

Cedigaz LNG Transport-Fuel Forecast: It's All About Price

France-based Cedigaz on September 29 unveiled a new report showing that the future growth of liquefied natural gas (LNG) in heavy-duty highway-transport fueling will be entirely driven by price differentials between gas and diesel—not “green” claims.

GTL & CTL

GAIL, Rashtriya Team Up on Coal-Gasification Ammonia Project

India’s Minister of Fertilizer Ananth Kumar announced September 27 that Gas Authority of India Ltd. (GAIL) will partner with Rashtriya Chemicals and Fertilizers (RCF), Fertilizer Corp. of India (FCIL) and Coal India Ltd. (CIL) on a proposed coal-gasification-based fertilizer project at Talcher, India.