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Electromagnetic Flow Meter

October 13, 2014 10:40 am | by Nikita Ernst, Associate Editor | McCrometer | Product Releases | Comments

Process and plant engineers contending with swirl and other flow disturbances in the line will find the new FPI-X Dual Sensor Electromagnetic Flow Meter from McCrometer delivers accurate and repeatable measurement under extreme flow conditions unachievable with other technologies.

Net Energy Imports At Lowest Level In 29 Years

October 10, 2014 4:13 pm | by U.S. Energy Information Administration | News | Comments

Total U.S. net imports of energy as a share of energy consumption fell to their lowest level in 29 years for the first six months of 2014.                                     

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The economic reports this week were mixed with several reports coming in weaker than expected.

Converting Plastic Into Oil Could Add $9B To The U.S. Economy

October 10, 2014 4:08 pm | by American Chemistry Council | News | Comments

Wide-scale deployment of emerging technology that converts used, non-recycled plastics into oil could generate up to $9 billion in annual U.S. economic output and create upwards of 40,000 domestic jobs, according to a report released by the American Chemistry Council.

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Oil Dealers Sue Over Gas Expansion Plan

October 10, 2014 3:59 pm | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Connecticut oil dealers are suing over Gov. Dannel P. Malloy's drive to expand the use of natural gas, demanding environmental reviews.                                       

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OSHA Launches Dialogue On Hazardous Chemical Exposures

October 10, 2014 3:41 pm | by U.S. Dept. Of Labor | News | Comments

The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration announced it is launching a national dialogue with stakeholders on ways to prevent work-related illness caused by exposure to hazardous substances.                                   

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Why Pennsylvania Should Not Enact A Severance Tax On Natural Gas

October 10, 2014 9:51 am | by Tracy Miller, Associate Professor of Economics, Grove City College | Blogs | Comments

As the governor’s race heats up in Pennsylvania, one of the central issues is whether to enact a severance tax on natural gas. Democratic candidate Tom Wolf has emphasized that Pennsylvania is the only state without a severance tax and critics of the status quo argue that the state is giving away resources by not imposing the tax... 

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Venezuela Ordered To Pay $1.6B To Exxon

October 10, 2014 9:21 am | by LUIS ALONSO LUGO, Associated Press | News | Comments

An international arbitration panel ordered Venezuela's socialist government on Thursday to pay $1.6 billion to Exxon Mobil for the seizure of a major oil project in the South American country and other losses.                          

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Color Label Printer

October 10, 2014 9:11 am | by Nikita Ernst, Associate Editor | Product Releases | Comments

Primera Technology, Inc. announced its LX900 Color Label Printer, which produces labels at speeds of up to 4.5" per second.

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Spill Containment System

October 10, 2014 9:00 am | by Nikita Ernst, Associate Editor | Product Releases | Comments

The Trap Pac Pro™ is the newest innovation in spill containment.

Manufacturing Set For A Strong Q4

October 10, 2014 1:00 am | by Jon Minnick, Associate Editor | Articles | Comments

Economic activity in the manufacturing sector expanded in September for the 16th consecutive month, and the overall economy grew for the 64th consecutive month, say the nation’s supply executives in the latest Manufacturing ISM Report On Business. 

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EPA Head Lauds Community Investments In Mitigation

October 9, 2014 5:26 pm | by JENNIFER KAY, Associated Press | News | Comments

The millions of dollars invested by communities like Miami Beach in climate change adaptation need the backup of long-term national policies like the president's plan to reduce carbon dioxide emissions from power plants, the head of the Environmental Protection Agency said Thursday.

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Offshore Oil & Renewables In East Coast's Future

October 9, 2014 5:23 pm | by EMERY P. DALESIO, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Fossil fuel and wind power companies are focusing on America's East Coast as a coming energy hub and industry representatives said Thursday they want politicians to ease up regulatory restraints in return for the promise of jobs and tax revenues.

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Satellites See Hot Spot Of Methane In The Southwest

October 9, 2014 5:21 pm | by Seth Borenstein, AP Science Writer | News | Comments

A satellite that measured the potent global-warming gas methane in the atmosphere has found a surprising hot spot over the southwestern U.S.                               

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Dow Plunges As Energy Market Drags Down

October 9, 2014 5:19 pm | by KEN SWEET, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Turbulence returned to Wall Street for a third day Thursday, with the Dow Jones industrial average plunging more than 250 points in late afternoon trading. Energy stocks fell sharply as the price of oil dropped again, and Gap's stock plunged after the company announced its CEO was retiring.

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California Power Regulator Exits Amid Criticism

October 9, 2014 5:17 pm | by ELLEN KNICKMEYER, Associated Press | News | Comments

California's chief utility regulator, under fire over accusations of secret dealings with the state's largest utility, said Thursday he will not seek reappointment when his term ends at the end of the year.                                          

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