ZEUS SYNGAS REFINING REPORT
Client Letter
Investment Flows into India’s Downstream Sector
August 31, 2015

Dear reader, investment continues to pour into syngas-based technologies in India. From Integrated Gasification Combined Cycle (IGCC), to synthetic natural gas (SNG), and especially to petrochemicals products like ammonia, urea, fertilizers, explosives, and potentially olefins, India continues to emerge as an important growth opportunity for syngas.

t;Earlier this year, the Association of Chambers of Commerce India estimated that India’s domestic petrochemical investment could reach $100 billion by 2020. Already the industry has put forward proposals for more than $25 billion to meet surging demand, despite lingering issues with infrastructure access and reliability, electricity allocation and reliability, and water supply. ...Full Article


Industry Analysis
Pending ‘XTX’ Incentive Plans in Wyoming and Alaska
[2015/04/20]

In late 2013 and early 2015 Shell and Sasol, respectively canceled their large-scale gas-to-liquids (GTL) projects in Louisiana, which, according to statements by management, was largely predicated on uncertainty in commodity markets and possible run-up in labor-related construction costs. Both companies decided to pursue other opportunities while keeping the GTL option on the shelf. ...Full Article

Analysis- GTL Development Series Part Two: Missed Opportunity for Natural Gas-Derived Products?
[2014/04/14]

The latest Henry Hub natural gas price is US$4.63/MMBtu. The prospect of low gas prices continuing in the long-term have stimulated the development of more than 40 gas-conversion projects. All told, U.S. gas-conversion investment alone could represent some US$60 billion in capital expenditure. Following this industry closely, your correspondent reports an average of one new gas-conversion project announcement every two weeks. A recent survey conducted by this publication found 43 gas-conversion projects under development or evaluation in the U.S. Indeed, this time last year there were less than 25. Despite the investment, are energy companies missing the opportunity for gas-conversion? A majority of energy companies are focusing on alternative development routes, instead. In this analysis, we seek to establish the case for gas-conversion as this fledgling industry begins commercialization....Full Article



Feature Articles
Recent Fuel Cell Innovations
[2015/07/31]

“When it comes to energy research – the kind that will transform the country’s economic, security and environmental outlook – the nation needs more than first downs. It needs touchdowns, and West Virginia University is about to drive two into the end zone,” according to a recent West Virginia University report.  Meanwhile, Germany’s SFC Energy reports a successful order for the company’s Fuel Cell technologies by Germany’s Bundeswehr for fuel cell devices on German military vehicles....Full Article


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