Natural gas and propane are increasingly gaining a foothold as alternative fuel sources for Pennsylvania's transportation sector. Across the state, transit agencies and other large fleets are converting from gasoline to natural gas or propane because of cost and environmental benefits. However, use of natural gas or propane is not limited to large fleets. Opportunities exist for small fleets or individual vehicles such as mid-size delivery vans and trucks, taxis, and high-mileage commercial vehicles. Opportunities also exist to become a station owner.
Dr. Ebinger will speak on the potential for U.S. crude oil exports, including the economic advantages of lifting the crude oil export ban. He will touch on topics including Keystone XL, falling oil prices, and drilling in Alaska.
Thanks to shale gas, cheap and plentiful natural gas has led to new attention and interest in various natural gas monetization options. One promising option is the production of methanol using small-scale plants, which offer many advantages. The first advantage is that methanol prices track those of oil thereby providing a significant arbitrage to exploit if the natural gas feedstock is available as cheaply as it is in the U.S.
This talk describes progress toward CO2 recycling as a defense for global climate change. Presently the world is making great strides in reducing CO2 emissions, but this merely delays rather than prevents CO2 buildup in the atmosphere. CO2 recycling, on the other hand, offers the possibility of actually stopping CO2 buildup. And it could be done economically and without people needing to make major lifestyle changes. This talk will provide an overview of the present technology, and describe a roadmap to
In order to meet targets set by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) to limit the most severe effects of climate change, levels of carbon dioxide (CO2) in the atmosphere must not exceed 450 parts per million. While fuel switching, energy efficiency, and conservation are critical pillars to reduce CO2 emissions, they are insufficient to deal with fugitive emissions or cancel out past emissions.
The Gulf Coast Carbon Center (GCCC) at the Bureau of Economic Geology, The University of Texas at Austin has been a leader in CCUS research for over a decade. The GCCC gained extensive experiences in site characterization, project design and execution, and monitoring from several CO2 injection and EOR projects in the Gulf Coast Region. The GCCC has also been studying the prospects of CO2 sequestration and EOR in Texas offshore and recently completed a characterization project for site characterization in Gul of Mexico.