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Fuel from Algae?
March 26, 2013 |

Although Tesoro Corporation has decided to purchase crude oil derived from algae, ExxonMobil has invested $600 million and is not very excited about it.

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Making Diesel and Jet Fuel from Natural Gas
September 26, 2013 |
Royal Dutch Shell is in negotiations with Louisiana government to build a plant that would manufacture diesel fuel and jet fuel from natural gas. These products are currently made from crude oil and making them from natural gas would produce a cleaner-burning fuel.

Natural Gas Displacing Home Fuel Oil Heating
November 13, 2013 | Tulsa World
Many people who used to heat their homes with fuel oil are now switching to natural gas. This is putting pressure on hundreds of small fuel oil supply businesses who keep the fuel oil tanks of their customers stocked with oil

Electricity Generation Fuel Mix
October 29, 2013 | Energy Information Administration
A chart by the Energy Information Administration clearly shows trends in the fuel mix used for electricity generation in the United States.

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