Speed in the Oil Patch – Automation at the Wellhead looks like Cleantech

On May 10, 2013, in Blog, by Neal Dikeman

I had a chance to wander around the Offshore Technology Conference this week and chat about some of the technologies on display. OTC is still heavily a mechanical engineer’s conference.  Despite the high tech nature of the industry, in large part vendors are not yet leading customers, and steel still rules the day in technology. […]

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Shell uses Hydrogen Pipeline for Fuel Cell Cars from Toyota, Honda and Mercedes

On May 17, 2011, in Blog, by John Addison

Shell Opens Third Hydrogen Station in Southern California Shell announced the opening of a new demonstration hydrogen station in Torrance, California, the first in the US to have hydrogen delivered to the site directly from an existing underground pipeline. Excess hydrogen is typically available on the hydrogen pipelines used by oil refiners. Hydrogen is used […]

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Ethanol – the Good, the Bad, the Ugly, the Beautiful

On March 6, 2009, in Blog, by John Addison

The Good By John Addison. The 9 billion gallons of ethanol that Americans used last year helped drive down oil prices. For those of us who fuel our vehicles with gasoline, as much as 10 percent of that gasoline is ethanol. The Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 requires that more biofuel be used […]

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