Oil and Gas Tech Innovation and BioFuels Need to Return to the USA

Energy independence

Energy independence

Firstly, US President Joe Biden calls for a return to US energy independence for the first time during his presidency; in response to surging gas prices and global supply challenges.

Before, the US officially became a net exporter of oil back in 2018 under the previous administration, for the first time in over 75 years.

However, in today’s challenging times, prices are through the roof. Once again, domestic production will help to lessen the impact of the price shocks.

This time of energy independence, solutions will require innovative efforts from across the spectrum; including technology developed by Petroteq Energy, Inc.; transportation from Canadian Pacific Railway Limited; biofuel production from groups like Green Plains; and greener production from producers such as TotalEnergies SE and Clean Energy Fuels.

A breakthrough technology presenting a potential game-changer in US energy security is from Petroteq Energy, Inc., the Clean Oil Recovery Technology (CORT).

As a result, CORT has environmental advantages over historical production methods. It enables production from oil sands without using water during the extraction process.

Petroteq proved CORT could produce from oil sands ore. So far, as a result, neither wastewater nor tailings ponds resulted from the process.


The heavy oil extracted from Utah oil sands using CORT process is suitable for the production of MSAR® and bioMSAR™. These fuels could allow for the production of fuel and biofuel with significant environmental benefits.  

In addition, Petroteq’s system is a closed-loop in nature; meaning that +95% of the solvents used in the extraction process are recovered, recycled, and reused while roughly 5% remain within the oil that’s extracted.

We are particularly pleased with the recognition this shows of our technology which we have taken from inception to commercial viability as a one of its kind in oil sands eco-friendly, green extraction.

Petroteq Chairman and CEO, Dr. Gerald Bailey.

Read more about Petroteq.

Sand sales

The potential economic benefit from the sale of sands is significant. It provides an attractive enhancement to the value of the extraction process; and enhances the forecast value of the Petroteq extraction technology.

Additionally, the Petroteq operation can produce “green” energy with high-quality oil extraction; while remediating the oily sand and turning it into a useable, marketable resource.

An extraction plant producing 5,000 bpd could (as estimated by Petroteq) be capable of yielding 6,000 tons of sand per day or 1,860,000 tons per year (based on 310 operating days per year and operating 24 hours per day). That silica flour is 15% of the saleable product, fracking quality sand 55%, and bulk sand 30%.

Opening up more domestic reserves for production will likely entail more fracking, which requires the right quality of sands.

Canadian Pacific Railways

Canadian Pacific Railway’s sand business is already up slightly based on oil prices.

Also, CP reached an agreement with the TCRC Negotiating Committee to enter into binding arbitration and end this work stoppage. This agreement enables the company to return to work effective noon Tuesday local time; to resume its essential services for customers and the North American supply chain.

CP President and CEO Keith Creel.

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Green Plains

In the biofuels industry, Green Plains expanded its patent portfolio through its subsidiary Fluid Quip Technologies by acquiring a family of patents from AB Agri.

As the leading technology provider to the biofuels industry, the company focuses on developing and discovering great technologies to enhance the base ethanol facility.

TotalEnergies SE

TotalEnergies SE is quite active in the United States, as a significant player in the Barnett Shale and through its involvement in biomethane production.

The company announced the construction launch of its first biomethane production unit with US partners Clean Energy Fuels.

Finally, this project marks another step in TotalEnergies’ transformation into a multi-energy company and in the implementation of its ambition to be a significant player in renewables.

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