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Costa Silva may revive interest in Algarve offshore gas exploration – Energy

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Costa Silva may revive interest in Algarve offshore gas exploration - Energy

Economy and Maritime Minister António Costa Silva said this Thursday in Parliament that Portugal can now have an important natural gas hub in the Algarve and produce this fuel, which is currently in short supply in Europe, given the threat from Russia to cut off supplies to European Union countries. , which depend almost exclusively on it.

Faced with statements from SDP MPs made in 2018 when he was the CEO of the oil company Partex (owned by Gulbenkian and then sold to Thai shareholders) and said it was “not worth investing anymore in Portugal”, Costa Silva justified it. he said this in light of the hurdles and hurdles that the company he leads was facing from the government at a time when it wanted to explore offshore gas in the Algarve.

“I have huge gas reserves off the coast of the Algarve, but it was impossible to move forward, so I say that it was not worth investing,” the minister said, emphasizing: “If today there are companies interested in investing in these reserves and if they come to me, I won’t have reservations. I don’t think outside the box. I don’t have any boxes.” However, the minister assured that there is still no deep sea mining project.

Costa Silva was heard this Thursday at the joint hearings of the Committee on Economy, Public Works, Planning and Housing and the Committee on Agriculture and Fisheries as part of the assessment, in particular, of the state budget for 2022.

Four years ago, when he was in charge of the fate of Partex, the current economy minister said that his company had just decided to stop investing in Portugal and that he would not challenge the termination of contracts with the government for exploration and exploration of oil.

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“We just decided not to invest any more in Portugal, it’s not worth it. We gambled on the Algarve project because there was a government where the much-criticized Minister Alvaro Santos Pereira was developing natural resources and realized that the country needed a wave of reindustrialization and that this would create wealth and jobs,” he said.

And he explained: “When the government changed, we went into the opposite cycle, which is to govern according to what the mayors and public opinion say, without having a clear idea of ​​​​the importance that the Algarve project can have,” said is he.

According to the official, the project [do Algarve] was “plausible and workable”, and seismic campaigns were carried out. He also adds that he has closed projects in Peniche and Alentejo.

According to the then president of Partex, “a policy that opposes companies and profits does not create favorable conditions for investment and the development of the country.”

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Everything has been delivered. 10 Bugatti Centodieci are already in the hands of the owners

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Everything has been delivered.  10 Bugatti Centodieci are already in the hands of the owners

OAll Bugatti Centodieci have been delivered, the Molsheim-based brand said on Monday. Cristiano Ronaldo received the number 07 in October this year. and Bugatti has now revealed that the latest unit – #10 – is already in the possession of its owner.

“The Centodieci combines all the values ​​of the Bugatti brand in an extraordinary package: rarity, innovation, heritage, craftsmanship and unrivaled performance. The production batch of 10 units was so in demand by our customers that it was sold before the Centodieci. was even officially presented,” said Christophe Piochon, president of Bugatti.

This latest example is finished in Quartz White with carbon fiber trim on the bottom and matte grilles. The brake calipers are painted in Light Blue Sport, as is the logo on the rear that refers to the EB110, the iconic Bugatti model that inspired this Centodieci. Inside, the predominant color is also blue, as you can see in the images above.

This block is powered by the same block as the other nine instances. The 8.0-liter W16 with four turbines is capable of developing 1600 hp. In terms of performance, this allows the Centodieci to hit 100 km/h in just 2.4 seconds and reach a top speed of 380 km/h.

Recall that each unit costs the owners eight million euros before taxes.

Read also: We already know when the Bugatti Centodieci fell into the hands of Ronaldo.

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The first Dacia hybrid. “The cheapest hybrid family on the market”

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The first Dacia hybrid.  "The cheapest hybrid family on the market"

BUT Dacia revealed this Monday that the hybrid engine has been available since March on the Jogger, the Romanian brand’s model known to be available with a seven-seat variant.

The Jogger Hybrid 140, Dacia’s first hybrid, will hit dealerships in March, but customers can expect and order it as early as January.

The price has been revealed by Dacia and since it’s only available in the seven-seater SL Extreme, it starts at €28,800. The brand claims it is “the most affordable hybrid family car on the market.”

Available in six existing colors to celebrate the launch of this hybrid, there will be a slate gray version, as you can see in the images above.

Equipped with a 1.6 liter four-cylinder petrol engine with 90 hp, the Jogger is also powered by two electric motors (a 50 hp engine and a high-voltage starter-generator). The total power is 140 horsepower. The electric transmission is automatic, four-speed, connected to an internal combustion engine, and two speeds are connected to an electric motor. This combined technology was possible, according to Dacia, only due to the lack of clutch.

Combined with the energy recovery levels of the 1.2kWh (230V) battery pack and the efficiency of the automatic transmission, regenerative braking delivers all-electric traction on 80% of urban journeys and saves up to 40% of fuel compared to a combustion engine vehicle.

Read also: Dual-fuel Dacia Jogger Eco-G. We tried 5 seater and LPG…

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See how Tesla tests its electric Semi truck in the worst-case scenarios

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Tesla Semi camião elétrico testes

Tesla has finally been able to bring its long-awaited Semi to market. This electric truck promises to revolutionize transportation and bring all the unique characteristics of this type of electric vehicle to this class of vehicles.

Now that the first units have been delivered, there is hope that they will finally be mass-produced and reach more transport companies. With so many promises to be kept, a new video is now emerging showing Tesla testing its Semi truck under worst-case scenarios.


Tesla Semi is already on the market

Like all Tesla electric vehicles, Semi follows the same line of creating a unique design associated with a platform with the most modern technology available. The proof is in what was presented to the public and surprised most people.

To prove the quality of this new proposal, Tesla published in your LinkedIn account new video. In it, he reveals some of the testing he's done to determine the strength and quality of the Semi's design and its (potential) durability.

Tests to prove its durability

It has been revealed that the Tesla electric truck is subjected to numerous tests and its application in the worst scenarios that drivers may face. It doesn't stop at the ruggedness of the Semi's designs, but goes further and focuses on the motors and batteries themselves.

This is the proof that many have been waiting for to ensure that this new proposal is not limited to a lot of autonomy. Its resistance is great and will provide greater durability, further enhancing the Semi's value and performance.

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high quality electric truck

Tesla has already showcased the Semi's quality with a video showing its truck driving roughly 500 miles on just one charge. The big news here is that he managed to make this long journey with a maximum load of about 37 tons.

Now Tesla remains to widely place the Semi on the market. At the moment, only a few companies have access to this new product, with a very long list of pending deliveries, who want to start mass-using this electric truck offering.

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