“Methanol Mania” hits the Gulf Coast ­

Lane Kelley of ICIS Chemical Business calls it “methanol mania” and he probably wasn’t exaggerating. Last week Texas and Louisiana underwent an explosion of activity, promising to turn the region into a world center for methanol. Earlier this month, Louisiana… Continue Reading →

What are flex-fuel vehicles?

At the beginning of the long, winding road away from complete dependence on gasoline lies the holy grail of the flex-fuel vehicle. This would be a car that runs on any fuel at any time. That would include gasoline, ethanol,… Continue Reading →

Budweiser trades Clydesdales for natural gas

The famous Clydesdales that have hauled Budweiser’s barrels of beer since the 19th century are finally being replaced by up-to-date 21st century, compressed natural gas-driven vehicles. Well, it isn’t quite that simple. There’s been a long, 80-year interval between the… Continue Reading →