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Linde Develops Sustainable Hydrogen Production Process

The Linde Group has developed a process for sustainable production of hydrogen from biogenic raw materials. Hydromotive GmbH, a subsidiary of The Linde Group, will build a demonstration plant in mid-2009 at its chemical site in Leuna, Germany, which will produce hydrogen from glycerine.

As a result of its high hydrogen content, raw glycerine, which arises in the course of biodiesel manufacturing, is particularly suited for the production of hydrogen.

Source: Info Media

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Gas Prices Have Risen, But They Might Not Go Much Higher

The weeks leading up to Memorial Day, the unofficial start of summer, have seen the national average price of unleaded gasoline rise from $2.05 to $2.07 to $2.21 to $2.31 to $2.36, a nearly 15 percent jump in four weeks, according to the AAA motor club.

"Typically, gas does make its biggest move in the April to May period," said Brian Milne, an analyst with DTN, an Omaha, Neb.-based research firm.

Source: Associated Press

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Idle Capacity Comes To Rescue in Sunoco Refinery Fire

A fire is burning out on Monday at a Sunoco Inc. oil refinery on the Pennsylvania-Delaware border, but any immediate shortfall to gasoline and diesel production is expected to be mitigated by idle processing capacity.

An explosion late Sunday sparked the fire at the ethylene complex at Sunoco's 178,000-barrel-a-day refinery in Marcus Hook, Pa. Ethylene is a chemical byproduct of the process that converts crude oil into transportation fuels.

Source: Dow Jones

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China's Oil Processing Capacity to Increase 18% by 2011

China plans to raise its annual crude oil processing capacity to 405 million tons by 2011, the State Council, or the Cabinet, said on Monday in its restructuring and stimulus plans for the petrochemical industry.

That would represent an increase of about 18.4 percent over its processing volume last year, which topped 342.1 million tons, according to the January figures from the National Bureau of Statistics.

Source: China View

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Stimulus Report Card: Some Hits, Some Misses

President Obama declared last month that his $787 billion stimulus bill was "starting to work," citing the funding of roughly 2,000 transportation projects that will help create or save 150,000 jobs from New Jersey to California by the end of next year.

In all, President Obama has said the recovery plan will lead to the creation or salvation of more than 3 million jobs "all across the country" and jumpstart the economy.

Source: FOX News

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