IFPEN analyses in this study the 2012 evolution of global investment in the field of exploration-production and refining. The word “contrast” also springs to mind when looking into how investment in hydrocarbons has changed, with an upstream sector that is flourishing and a downstream sector that is treading water.
In spite of the uncertain economic context, investment in exploration-production is still increasing at a healthy rate, with activity reaching record levels in all areas. The decline in activity of 2009/2010 now seems a long way off. As far as refining is concerned, investment has only risen very modestly, despite a somewhat encouraging 2011. It has only been driven by Asia and the Middle East and - to a lesser extent - South America.
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IFP Energies nouvelles - October 2011 - IFPEN analyses in this study the 2011 evolution of global investment in the field of exploration-production and refining.
The recovery that began in 2010 continues into 2011, although geopolitical, economic and energy events of summer 2011 brought some uncertainty.
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February 2010 - Les cahiers du CLIP, 98 p. - In 2006, French biofuel production occupied nearly 800,000 hectares, amounting to around 2.8% of agricultural land and supplying 1.8% of the country's total fuel supply. By 2020, each Member State of the European Union is required to source at least 10% of its national fuel consumption from renewable sources. One of the main goals of this requirement is to contribute to greenhouse gas reductions in the transport sector, all while conserving natural resources. Against this backdrop, diverse environmental issues are involved in the planning and development of these industries. Protecting water resources is a main concern for the French, especially when it comes to formulating agricultural strategy for any given territory.
The goal of the present study is thus to propose a prospective assessment of the potential water impacts of different biofuel production scenarios in France through the year 2030. These scenarios, with their contrasting situations regarding agriculture, technology, and environmental priority, put forth a vision of possible futures in biofuel development. Their evaluation at the level of the Adour-Garonne and Seine-Normandy Basins has made it possible to produce comparative results, based on indicators quantified at this scale.
Synthesis of a joint study by ADEME, AFGNV, ATEE Club Biogaz, GDF SUEZ, IFP Energies nouvelles, MEEDDAT - This 8 pages document presents approaches to producing biomethane vehicle fuel and the resources involved. The potential of each type of resource and the production costs are described in this report. Lastly, the contribution of this gaseous biofuel to reducing greenhouse gas emissions is evaluated.