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Natural Gas Pipeline Subcontractor Sues

April 23, 2014 10:21 am | by Kennebec Journal, Augusta, ME | News | Comments

Another federal lawsuit has been filed in connection with the installation of a natural gas pipeline in the Kennebec Valley. A subcontractor hired to install the pipeline for the $350 million Summit Natural Gas Inc. project is suing the contractor as well as an insurance company.

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Dow Chemical 1Q Net Income Jumps

April 23, 2014 10:16 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The Midland, Mich.-based chemical company posted a profit attributable to common shareholders of $964 million, or 79 cents per share, up from $550 million, or 46 cents per share, in the same quarter of 2013.           

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Oil Below $102 As U.S. Crude Supplies Seen Rising

April 23, 2014 10:14 am | by Pablo Gorondi, Associated Press | News | Comments

By early afternoon in Europe, U.S. crude for May delivery was down 22 cents to $101.53 a barrel in electronic trading on the New York Mercantile Exchange. On Tuesday, the Nymex contract fell $1.90 to settle at $101.75.          

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Finding The Next Generation Of Manufacturers

April 22, 2014 1:00 am | by Timm Johnson, Vice President of Sales/Marketing, Spee-Dee | Blogs | Comments

Notice anything about your workforce? Some of them may be graying and soon preparing to retire. The age of your workforce represents a good opportunity for qualified younger employees to step in and launch their career. The problem you face is finding that young person...

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Plastic Machinery Shipments Stay Strong

April 21, 2014 4:40 pm | by Plastics Industry Trade Association | News | Comments

Business levels for manufacturers and suppliers of primary plastics machinery (injection molding, extrusion, blow molding, and thermoforming equipment) posted another strong quarterly performance in Q4 of 2013.                    

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Feeding & Mixing Skid System

April 21, 2014 4:21 pm | by Nikita Ernst, Associate Editor | Charles Ross & Son Company | Product Releases | Comments

The SLIM Mixer from Charles Ross & Son is designed for automatic ingredient additions and high-speed mixing.

Mixing & Dispersing Equipment

April 21, 2014 4:16 pm | by Nikita Ernst, Associate Editor | Product Releases | Comments

The multifunctional Ystral PiloTec processing system is the newest generation of Ystral induction, mixing and dispersing equipment bringing established production processes to a laboratory or smaller scale.

Static Mixers

April 21, 2014 4:11 pm | by Nikita Ernst, Associate Editor | Product Releases | Comments

For applications involving fluids with extreme viscosity or volume ratios, the most common limiting factor in static mixer design is allowable length. 

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Nuclear Plant Approved To Use Warm Sea Water

April 21, 2014 4:05 pm | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Federal regulators have granted permission to Connecticut's nuclear power plant to use warmer sea water for cooling at one of its two stations in Waterford.                                  

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Apple Will Recycle All Used Products

April 21, 2014 4:04 pm | by MICHAEL LIEDTKE, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Apple is offering free recycling of all its used products and vowing to power all of its stores, offices and data centers with renewable energy to reduce the pollution caused by its devices and online services.                                            

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Labor Talks Sink Platinum & Palladium

April 21, 2014 3:58 pm | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Platinum and palladium prices dropped sharply Monday on signs that South African mining companies are close to reaching a labor agreement that would end a four-month strike.                          

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PG&E Pleads Not Guilty In Fatal Pipeline Blast

April 21, 2014 3:57 pm | by GARANCE BURKE, Associated Press | News | Comments

Pacific Gas & Electric Co. pleaded not guilty Monday to a dozen felony charges stemming from alleged safety violations in a deadly 2010 natural gas pipeline explosion that leveled a suburban neighborhood in the San Francisco Bay Area.

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Twelve States Produced 80% Of 2013 Wind Energy

April 21, 2014 12:42 pm | by U.S. Energy Information Administration | News | Comments

In 2013, 12 states accounted for 80% of U.S. wind-generated electricity, according to preliminary generation data released in EIA's March Electric Power Monthly report.                             

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GMO Crop Controversy Heats Up In Hawaii

April 21, 2014 12:35 pm | by AUDREY McAVOY, Associated Press | News | Comments

The tiny island state 2,500 miles from the nearest continent is so critical to the nation's modern corn-growing business that the industry's leading companies all have farms here, growing new varieties genetically engineered for desirable traits like insect and drought resistance.

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Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE:XOM) expects to start production at a record 10 major projects in 2014, adding new capacity of approximately 300,000 net oil equivalent barrels per day and contributing to profitable production growth

Court Rejects Exxon Mobil's Appeal

April 21, 2014 12:32 pm | by Associated Press | News | Comments

The Supreme Court has declined to disturb a $105 million verdict against Exxon Mobil for contaminating New York City's groundwater.                                 

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