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Thursday, 03 February 2011 18:06

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1. Poti has access to natural gas
2. Georgian President Unveiled Poti Main Gas Pipeline on January 24
3. Baku-Tbilisi-Erzurum Pipeline Transported 4,355 Billion Cubic Meters of Gas via Georgia Last Year
4. 42,4m tons of Crude Oil Transported via Pipelines on the Territory of Georgia
5. Individual re-metering is already completed in village Dimi
6. Individual re-metering is already completed in village Kucakhta
7. Wind energy developer Gamesa looks to invest €50 million in Scotland
8. US EPA allows sale of gasoline with up to 15% ethanol
9. Big cities aren't always biggest polluters
10. Publications
11. Events

 

Oil & Gas

Poti has access to natural gas
The opening ceremony dedicated to the completion of the construction of the first section of gas pipeline to Poti was held in Poti organized by “Socar Georgia Gas”. The ceremony was attended by the President of Georgia Mr. Mikheil Saakashvili, the Minister of Energy of Georgia Mr. Alexander Khetaguri, President of SOCAR Mr. Rovnag Abdulaev, Vice President Mr. Michael Ismailov and Mr. Vagip Aliev as well as Director General of LTD Socar Energy Georgia Mr. Mahir Mamedov.

http://minenergy.gov.ge/index.php?m=262&newsid=517

Georgian President Unveiled Poti Main Gas Pipeline on January 24
On January 24 Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili unveiled a main gas pipeline in Poti, the Samegrelo Region.
Saakashvili noted the number of Poti residents will rise to 100 000 in three to four years.
"The production should be developed to transform Poti into a valuable town. This is unimaginable without communications. This is a historic day, because Poti residents have never had gas and valuable water pipeline before", Saakashvili noted.

http://gbc.ge/index.php?m=home&newsid=29689

Baku-Tbilisi-Erzurum Pipeline Transported 4,355 Billion Cubic Meters of Gas via Georgia Last Year
In 2010, the South Caucasus pipeline (the Baku-Tbilisi-Erzurum pipeline) transported 4,355 billion cubic meters of gas extracted in the Shah-Deniz field via Georgia.
According to the Oil and Gas Corporation of Georgia, 4,787 billion cubic meters of gas was transported through the same pipeline in 2009.  In the same period, 1,44 billion cubic meters of gas was transported to Armenia through the North-South gas pipeline, which is 12% down compared to 2009 indicators.

http://gbc.ge/index.php?m=home&newsid=29691

42,4m tons of Crude Oil Transported via Pipelines on the Territory of Georgia
In 2010, the oil pipelines on the territory of Georgia transported 42,4m tons of crude oil.
According to the Oil and Gas Corporation of Georgia, last year, 38,379 million tons of Azerbaijani crude oil was transported via the Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan (BTC) pipeline to the port of Ceyhan.  The indicator in 2009, made up 38,271m tons.

http://gbc.ge/index.php?m=home&newsid=29693

Electrical Power

Individual re-metering is already completed in village Dimi
JSC ENERGO-PRO Georgia completed individual re-metering of village Dimi in Bagdati Region .
For villageDimi re-metering project and improvement of power grid Energo-Pro Georgia invested GEL 446 400. leading to installation of individual meters to 1488 customers.
Individual re-metering activities are being conducted throughout the whole Georgia. Rehabilitation activities are underway involving massive electricity grid rehabilitation process, including full replacement of obsolete cables with new isolated wires, old wooden poles with reinforced concrete ones, transformer units are being repaired and grid infrastructure enhanced significantly.
 The individual metering in other regions of Georgia will proceed next year as well and is scheduled to finish by 2013.

http://minenergy.gov.ge/index.php?m=262&newsid=521

Individual re-metering is already completed in village Kucakhta
“Kakheti energy distribution” company completed individual re-metering of village Kucakhta in Akhmeta region. Resulting in installation of individual meters to 80 customers.
Individual re-metering means not only installatioin of the meter itself but aslo this process implies grid rehabilitation replacing obsolete cables with new isolated wires and as required changing poles with reinforced concrete ones. Transformer units are being repaired and grid infrastructure enhanced significantly.
Individual re- metering in other regions of Georgia will proceed next year as well and is scheduled to be finished by 2013.

http://minenergy.gov.ge/index.php?m=262&newsid=523


Renewable Energy & Energy Efficiency


Wind energy developer Gamesa looks to invest €50 million in Scotland
Spanish wind energy developer Gamesa has unveiled plans to invest €50 million in Scotland, starting with a technology centre in Glasgow. Subject to finalizing financing agreements, the planned Offshore Wind Technology Centre in Glasgow could create 130 engineering jobs.
The company is also working with Scottish Enterprise, Dundee City Council and Forth Ports to develop a manufacturing, logistics, operations and maintenance centre in Dundee.

http://www.energyefficiencynews.com/i/3741/


US EPA allows sale of gasoline with up to 15% ethanol
The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has expanded the range of vehicles allowed to use gasoline containing the biofuel ethanol.  In October last year, the EPA approved a waiver allowing the use of gasoline containing 15% ethanol – E15 – for vehicles from model year 2007 onwards.
But the agency delayed a decision on whether E15 was suitable for use in older vehicles.
Now, EPA Administrator Lisa P. Jackson has made the decision that it is suitable for cars and light trucks from model years 2001 onwards on the basis of a Department of Energy review of the effect of E15 on emissions.

http://www.energyefficiencynews.com/i/3739/

Climate Change


Big cities aren't always biggest polluters
Big cities like New York, London and Shanghai send less pollution into the atmosphere per capita than places like Denver and Rotterdam, a study released says. Researchers examined data from 100 cities in 33 nations for clues about which were the biggest polluters and why, according to the report in the peer-reviewed journal Environment and Urbanisation.

http://news.smh.com.au/breaking-news-world/big-cities-arent-always-biggest-polluters-20110126-1a4r9.html


Publications

An Introduction to Sustainable Resource Use
By Callum Hill
'A remarkably readable text providing a comprehensive discussion of resource supply and demand and impacts. The reader travels from the industrial revolution and on the way takes in thermodynamics, important metals and mitigation strategies.

http://www.earthscan.co.uk/?TabId=102564&v=513243

 

Events
Congress Great Energy Efficiency Day 2011
Wednesday, February 16,  8:30 am to 3:30 pm
Washington
District Of Columbia
Dirksen Senate Office Building, Room G-50

http://www.ase.org/geed

 

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