NG Diesel Trip Is Blogged

Chuck Zimmerman

GTL TeamI hope you like our event blogging. I’ve been receiving some very nice comments on it, thank you. Here’s a story about an event that’s being blogged in Africa that you might be interested to check out. Keep your eyes on Domestic Fuel too as I have a couple of events coming up that will be covered extensively.

So, check out the Sasol Chevron GTL Challenge diary. They have photos, a daily summary and video. I would have allowed public commenting but this is extremely well done. A lot of companies are seeing the value in this kind of direct to consumer media campaign. I’m jealous that they have a team. Maybe I can work up to an assistant in the near future.

The Sasol Chevron GTL Challenge will see a team of twelve men and women embarking on a symbolic journey from Sasolburg, South Africa to Qatar, to signal the inauguration of the Oryx GTL plant in Qatar on 6th June.

John Gass, President of Chevron Global Gas and Sasol Chevron Chairman of the Board, said: “Drawing on cutting edge technology, Sasol Chevron is delivering a high-performing, ultra clean fuel from natural gas. Throughout this challenging trip, we will be demonstrating the fuel’s capabilities and performance under some of the world’s toughest road conditions – the same fuel that may be used in existing diesel engines. We’re excited about the future of GTL.”

The team has been challenged by Sasol Chevron to complete the 11,000 km journey, across six countries in Africa and some of the toughest conditions on the planet, in 46 days, arriving in Doha, Qatar by 5th June for the official opening of the US$950 million ORYX GTL production facility.

One of the team’s five vehicles, a Toyota Hilux Raider, dubbed African Renaissance – highlighting the African continent’s growing influence on the world’s energy industry – will be fuelled from beginning to end with GTL (gas-to-liquid) diesel fuel from Sasol’s plant in Sasolburg. The GTL fuel burns significantly cleaner than conventional diesel and provides superior performance.

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