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Siemens Hands Over Al Taweelah Power Plant

Siemens Energy has handed over the Taweelah New B Extension combined cycle power station with seawater desalination plant to Taweelah Asia Power Company (Tapco) of Abu Dhabi.

The local Abu Dhabi Water and Electricity Authority has a 60-per cent and Asia Gulf Power Holding Company, a 40-per cent stake in Tapco.

Source: Trade Arabia

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Refineries Will Have To Cut Production, Says Merrill

Refineries will have to substantially under utilize their capacity in 2009 as demand for petrol, diesel and other refined product subsides, Bank of America subsidiary Merrill Lynch has said in its new report.

Interestingly, the countries that will suffer due to this are not the oil producing states.

Source: Business 24/7

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BP Alaska Unit to Face Fresh Civil Complaint

The US government has brought BP’s troubled US operations back to the fore, filing a civil complaint against its Alaska operation, alleging violations of federal clean air and water laws in 2006.

The complaint, filed jointly by the Department of Justice, Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Transportation, follows a settlement the authorities agreed to in 2007 on criminal charges against the UK oil major.

Source: Financial Times

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Ethanol Plant Explores Using City Wastewater

The city of Winnebago, MN discharges a minimum of about 350,000 gallons of treated wastewater into the Blue Earth River each day. The ethanol plant just east of town uses up to 350,000 gallons of fresh groundwater daily to produce its fuel.

The ethanol industry is facing criticism for the growing amounts of water it is sucking out aquifers across the Upper Midwest.

Source: Agweek

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Houston Chronicle: Now It's Time for Texas to Develop Solar Power Industry

Texans have never been afraid to take advantage of an opportunity — particularly when it comes to energy.

Over the decades, Texans have relied on private enterprise — coupled with a supportive hand from state government — to develop the state’s wealth of energy resources: oil and gas, coal, nuclear power and, over the last decade, wind.

Source: Houston Chronicle

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