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Garth Lenz: The true cost of oil

Garth Lenz: The true cost of oil

Waste Vegetable Oil Conversions - Straight Vegetable Oil Conversion Includes: 3-way solenoid valve (for switching fuels) including the necessary brass hose barb fittingsSVO switch (energizes the temperature switch & switched automatically when minimum temp is reaches).LED Indicator light indicating when switched to svo2 x 10 plate Stainless Steel Heat exchangers (one prior to filters, one prior to injection pump - insures warm veg oil always delivered to a warm injection pump).High capacity oil filter, clear bowl with drain-cocks for draining water/sludge/impurities.Comes pre-wired and tested SVO Controller (switch and indicator light come mounted inside a grey Condulette (see picture above) for mounting inside your vehicle. The only wiring necessary is to connect the supplied leads to 12 volts (pos and ground). The 3-way valve will come connected but may require being disconnected for installation. NOTE: Kit is not assembled.

Gulf seafood deformities alarm scientists - Features New Orleans, LA - "The fishermen have never seen anything like this," Dr Jim Cowan told Al Jazeera. "And in my 20 years working on red snapper, looking at somewhere between 20 and 30,000 fish, I've never seen anything like this either." Dr Cowan, with Louisiana State University's Department of Oceanography and Coastal Sciences started hearing about fish with sores and lesions from fishermen in November 2010. Cowan's findings replicate those of others living along vast areas of the Gulf Coast that have been impacted by BP's oil and dispersants. Gulf of Mexico fishermen, scientists and seafood processors have told Al Jazeera they are finding disturbing numbers of mutated shrimp, crab and fish that they believe are deformed by chemicals released during BP's 2010 oil disaster. Eyeless shrimp Tracy Kuhns and her husband Mike Roberts, commercial fishers from Barataria, Louisiana, are finding eyeless shrimp. "We've fished here all our lives and have never seen anything like this," he added.

TransCanada Decides its Own Verdict | Independent Texans TransCanada Decides its Own Verdict and Demands Writ of Possession for Land along Keystone XL Pipeline Path TransCanada takes possession of farmer’s land and announces the results of trial on the Canadian National Broadcasting Network … all before the presiding Judge makes a final ruling. PARIS, TX – In an interview aired on Canadian National Broadcasting Network on Monday, newscasters read a statement from TransCanada stating that: “..On the issue of the common carrier status the ruling by Judge Harris reaffirms that TransCanada is a common carrier.” In direct contrast with TransCanada’s public statement, last Friday in the Lamar County Courthouse, Judge Bill Harris announced first thing that there would not be a ruling in his courtroom. Judge Harris has not ruled on the Crawford family’s case. Even though TransCanada has not proven their common carrier status, they did receive a writ of possession at the last hearing. In Denbury Green vs.

Tar Sands Blockade Inventor Rudolf Diesel vanishes — This Day in History — 9/29/1913 On this day in 1913, Rudolf Diesel, inventor of the engine that bears his name, disappears from the steamship Dresden while traveling from Antwerp, Belgium to Harwick, England. On October 10, a Belgian sailor aboard a North Sea steamer spotted a body floating in the water; upon further investigation, it turned out that the body was Diesel's. There was, and remains, a great deal of mystery surrounding his death: It was officially judged a suicide, but many people believed (and still believe) that Diesel was murdered. Diesel patented a design for his engine on February 28, 1892,; the following year, he explained his design in a paper called "Theory and Construction of a Rational Heat Engine to Replace the Steam Engine and Contemporary Combustion Engine." By 1912, there were more than 70,000 diesel engines working around the world, mostly in factories and generators. Fact Check We strive for accuracy and fairness.

Keystone XL Will Not Use Most Advanced Spill Protection Technology Home Page Title: Keystone XL Wouldn't Have Most Advanced Safeguards It would cost less than $10 million—roughly 0.2 percent of the Keystone XL's budget—to add safeguards to protect the crucial Ogallala aquifer from spills. In 1998, activists in Austin, Texas filed a lawsuit to protect their local aquifer from a proposed gasoline pipeline. By the time the project was built, the operator had been forced to add $60 million in safety features, including sensor cables that could detect leaks as small as three gallons a day. Some say the Longhorn pipeline is the safest pipeline in Texas, or perhaps the nation. Now a much larger pipeline—the Keystone XL—is being proposed across the Ogallala/High Plains aquifer, one of the nation's most important sources of drinking and irrigation water. The leak detection technology that will be used on the Keystone XL, for instance, is standard for the nation's crude oil pipelines and rarely detects leaks smaller than 1 percent of the pipeline's flow.

Coconut Oil as Diesel Fuel vs Cocobiodiesel - Bioenergy Articles from The Bioenergy Site RAFAEL S. DIAZ is the Executive Director of the Philippine Biodiesel Association; Managing Director of the Asian Institute of Petroleum Studies, Inc. (AIPSI); Technical Consultant of Chemrez Inc.; US BioSolar Group; USAID- SEDP ( “ Clean Cities Program); and Member of the Technical Working Group of the Dept. of Energy on Biofuels. He was also a former Marketing Executive of Petron Corporation (former Esso Phils.) Abstract Various global concerns such as the dwindling crude oil reserve, global warming and climate change, air pollution and public health, and more importantly the steady rise in the cost of fossil fuel, have altogether received rapidly growing interest in the use of renewable fuels (biofuels). Medium speed diesel engines can operate well on the use of straight and unprocessed vegetable oil such as coconut oil. As vegetable oils have differences in carbon chain composition, each oil must necessarily be evaluated separately. Introduction Chemical Properties of Vegetable Oils