U.S Embassy Hosts Capstone Turbine Event for Forty-Five Leading Argentinian Oil and Gas Executives BUENOS AIRES, Argentina, Nov. 30, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- With Argentina's energy demandincreasing whileoil and gas production ison the decline despite significant shale gas resources,the U.S.Embassy in Argentina hosted45leading Argentinian oil and gas executives on Monday, November 26 at the Ambassador's official residencetolearn how reliablelow emission Capstone microturbines can help the country address its ongoing energyissues. In attendance were decision makers from such influential companies asTotal,YPF,Argentina's nationaloil company; Petrobras, a world-leading offshore oil and gas company; and Apache Corp., a global independent oil and gas exploration and production company.Capstone's oil and gas distributor for Argentina,TurbomaquinariasSA, has been working with companies like these to analyze projects at their oil and gas installations over the past year. "The energy executives we met with during the event are extremely interested in how themicroturbines'unique design allows for better reliability and reduced need for maintenance compared to traditional power generation technologies," said Justin Rathke, Capstone's Vice President of Sales for the Americas, Africa and Middle East. In additionto traditional oil and gas reserves, Argentina has the world's third most shale gas resources – a market segment the leading Argentinian oil and gas producersare eager tobegin todevelop. "In some of the world's most productiveshale plays, Capstone microturbines already have proven themselves as highly reliable low emission power systems," said JimCrouse,Capstone's Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing."More than 60 percent ofourrevenues today come from oiland gascompanies, many with wellhead and transmissionsitesin multiple U.S.shale plays." The U.S. Department of Commerce's International Trade Administrationand Capstonecoordinated the high level eventat the Ambassador's residence.Capstone hasworked closelywith the Commerce Departmentover the years, having participated trade missions to Asia, Africa and the Middle Eastand receiving the Presidential E Award for Exporting fromthenCommerce Secretary Gary Locke in 2009. Over 250 Capstonemicroturbinesare operating throughout Latin America, including Mexico, Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Bolivia, Chile, and Peru. The majority of installations are associated with the oil and gas industry, which is Capstone's fastest growing market sector worldwide. "This is a pivotal time in Argentina as the country and its business leaders shape their future energyeconomy," Crouse added. Crousecited a January 2012 Ernst & Young report titled, "Renewable Energy Recap: Argentina"that forecasts annual energy demand increases of 6 percentin the country. The report stated, "Estimates indicate that an additional 1gigawattof new generation capacity per annum will be necessary to satisfythis growing demand." About Capstone Turbine Corporation Capstone Turbine Corporation (www.capstoneturbine.com) (Nasdaq:CPST) is the world's leading producer of low-emission microturbine systems, and was the first to market commercially viable microturbine energy products. Capstone Turbine has shipped over 6,500 Capstone MicroTurbine(R) systems to customers worldwide. These award-winning systems have logged millions of documented runtime operating hours. Capstone Turbine is a member of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Combined Heat and Power Partnership, which is committed to improving the efficiency of the nation's energy infrastructure and reducing emissions of pollutants and greenhouse gases. 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U.S Embassy Hosts Capstone Turbine Event for Forty-Five Leading Argentinian Oil and Gas Executives
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