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China’s Growing Methanol Economy and its Implications for Energy and the Environment

For more than a decade, Nobel laureate George Olah and coworkers have advocated the Methanol Economy – replacing petroleum-based fuels and chemicals with methanol and methanol-derivatives – as a path to sustainable development. A first step to this vision appears to be occurring in China. In the past five years, China has quickly built an industry of coal-based methanol and dimethyl ether (DME) that is competitive in price with petroleum-based fuels. Methanol fuels offer many advantages, including a high octane rating and cleaner-burning properties than gasoline. Methanol also has some disadvantages. A coal-based Methanol Economy could enhance water shortages in China, increase net carbon dioxide emissions, and add volatility to regional and global coal prices. China’s rapidly expanding Methanol Economy provides an interesting experiment for what could happen elsewhere if methanol is widely adopted, as proposed by Olah and researchers before him.

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The Influence of Entering into WTO on Domestic Refineries and Our Countermeasures. Petrochemical Industry Trends

According to the basic legal principle of WTO,on the basis of the analysis of status of domestic refining industry,this article predicts that our country will be faced with severe challenge and rare chance after entering WTO,and puts forth six pieces of countermeasures to ensure the survival and development of domestic refining industry.

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The Science and Technology Museum of Daqing Oilfield

The Science and Technology Museum of Daqing Oilfield is located in Ranghulu District of Daqing, subordinated to Exploration and Development Research Institute of Daqing Oilfield Company Ltd. It was formerly The Development Tests Exhibition Hall of Daqing Oilfield (alias Underground Palace) built in 1960, and opened to the public on September 16, 1995.

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