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nraacct

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Message Posted: Sep 29, 2013 4:33:40 PM

Royal Dutch Shell just took a major first step that could have American natural gas soon fueling everything from 18-wheelers to airplanes. With the global oil giant settling on a site in Louisiana for a proposed gas-to-liquids facility, Shell is one step closer to starting construction on the massive $12.5 billion project. The facility, if built, would bring new jobs, economic development and cleaner burning products to America.
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DrCashFlow
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Message Posted: Oct 1, 2013 4:57:26 AM

huge bet. smart bet
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NedW
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Message Posted: Oct 1, 2013 3:16:33 AM

Thank you for submitting this article, nraacct.
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oldmack
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Message Posted: Oct 1, 2013 3:04:59 AM

ok
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MAC48
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Message Posted: Sep 30, 2013 3:05:06 PM

This sounds like it is a good investment for Shell and an excellent way for the US natural gas excess supply to be converted to other dropin motor vehicle fuels that the US and other countries economies must have.
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MadFueler
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Message Posted: Sep 30, 2013 12:58:32 PM

Sounds like a big risk and an expensive process, but it will lend more flexibility to the gasoline and diesel supply. Must be a lot of NIMBY's in Europe.
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ss70
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Message Posted: Sep 30, 2013 8:44:45 AM

They know how to make money
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WestMichigan
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Message Posted: Sep 30, 2013 8:22:02 AM

Hopefully it pays off.
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dudleydog
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Message Posted: Sep 30, 2013 7:49:47 AM

looking fwd to seeing more about this
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335d1
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Message Posted: Sep 30, 2013 6:59:02 AM

They like the odds.
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Message Posted: Sep 30, 2013 6:30:49 AM

Good
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greywolves
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Message Posted: Sep 30, 2013 5:53:19 AM

gasoline started as hazardous volatile waste by product in refining kerosene. long term, it looks like its going that way. everything old is new again
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Message Posted: Sep 30, 2013 5:21:56 AM

Seems like a safe bet.
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Message Posted: Sep 30, 2013 4:00:01 AM


     we will see how it turns out
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2b0b
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Message Posted: Sep 30, 2013 2:42:20 AM

A little history here.
The Shell Middle Distillate Process to convert natural gas to liquid hydrocarbons started in the US. The Process is based on the Fischer- Tropshe process invented in Germany in 1926 and used by the Germans to make gasoline and diesel from coal during WWII.

A company called Badger in Pennsylvania invented the process. Badger was bought by Gulf, Gulf was bought by OXY, and Armand Hammer sold the rights to the process to Shell.

Shell built the plant in Bintulu, Malaysia using the Gulf-Badger process, and has been marketing it around the world where associated gas was either flared or reinjected.

The announced plant would be a homecoming for the process, and a new use as the first plant built in a country with a developed natural gas industry
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pricewar
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Message Posted: Sep 30, 2013 2:20:05 AM

this is where our gas money has been hijacked to
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wz
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Message Posted: Sep 30, 2013 12:55:38 AM

Sounds like a development worth watching.
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VanIsleRover
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Message Posted: Sep 30, 2013 12:29:43 AM

Jobs and improved economy for North America..
maybe.
Speculation.
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bonzoonfmb
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Message Posted: Sep 30, 2013 12:18:01 AM

Sounds like a good step in establishing infrastructure but I wish that it was in TX not LA.
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Message Posted: Sep 30, 2013 12:15:53 AM

FOCUSING PROFIT OF COURSE
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Message Posted: Sep 30, 2013 12:12:39 AM

Sounds good now that this country has killed nuclear.
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Message Posted: Sep 29, 2013 11:48:36 PM

I hope the main focus is on semi's and heavy duty trucks. That would make an enormous difference in foreign oil consumption, and justify their greatly added cost very quickly.
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Message Posted: Sep 29, 2013 11:23:49 PM

Hope it works out and provides jobs, but not contamination.
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Message Posted: Sep 29, 2013 11:18:54 PM

Good
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roadrunnin
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Message Posted: Sep 29, 2013 11:17:09 PM

lots of people jumping on this bandwagon.
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ScottTee
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Message Posted: Sep 29, 2013 11:13:11 PM

Cheer them on
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Message Posted: Sep 29, 2013 10:58:44 PM

Airplanes... No
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Robert44
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Message Posted: Sep 29, 2013 10:58:01 PM

Bad bet!!! They think this regime let them create jobs that aren't green jobs they can take create for?!? !?!
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Message Posted: Sep 29, 2013 10:41:10 PM

Good bet.
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Message Posted: Sep 29, 2013 10:29:27 PM

Tacodan: LOL
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HorizonChaser
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Message Posted: Sep 29, 2013 10:05:44 PM

No risk No reward
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Message Posted: Sep 29, 2013 9:07:56 PM

And if they fail, Obama will bail them out ...............
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davenles
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Message Posted: Sep 29, 2013 8:59:06 PM

Lets just keep all that product here.
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dunesfly
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Message Posted: Sep 29, 2013 8:12:34 PM

but fueling them in other countries
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Message Posted: Sep 29, 2013 7:55:29 PM

Good
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Message Posted: Sep 29, 2013 7:16:03 PM

NO,THINGS TO OBAMA........
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Message Posted: Sep 29, 2013 7:08:02 PM

OK
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gta_guy
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Message Posted: Sep 29, 2013 6:59:39 PM

Sounds like good news for Shell and those looking for "alternative" fuels
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fedupMN
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Message Posted: Sep 29, 2013 6:36:25 PM

Probably not much of a "bet", I suspect they have done their due diligence.
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mastermariner
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Message Posted: Sep 29, 2013 6:21:07 PM

But exports are good for the coumtry
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Message Posted: Sep 29, 2013 5:44:46 PM

and beau coup exports of lng
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Message Posted: Sep 29, 2013 5:34:20 PM

Go Shell go!
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Message Posted: Sep 29, 2013 5:20:41 PM

ok
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Message Posted: Sep 29, 2013 5:18:09 PM

Go Shell go!
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Message Posted: Sep 29, 2013 5:03:36 PM

Better at bringing jobs than BHO's policies.
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Message Posted: Sep 29, 2013 4:36:53 PM

1st.
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