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Californians Cut Water Without State Imposing Fines

August 28, 2015 11:10 am | by Scott Smith, Associated Press | Comments

Cities cut water use by a combined 31 percent in July, exceeding the governor's statewide conservation mandate of 25 percent, the State Water Resources Control Board reported Thursday.


New Plant, Industry, Jobs Announced for Hancock County

August 28, 2015 10:56 am | by Associated Press | Comments

Plastic-resin manufacturer DAK Americas has announced a significant expansion to its plant in Bay St. Louis, Mississippi.


U.S. Judge Weighs Dumping Case Over Alcoa Dams Riverbed Rights

August 28, 2015 10:52 am | by Emery P. Dalesio, AP Business Writer | Comments

A federal judge questioned Thursday whether North Carolina was acting like a "banana republic" with its lawsuit challenging whether Alcoa Inc. owns the riverbed under Yadkin River dams it has operated for as long as a century.


Documents: Workers Had No Way To Issue Warning After Spill

August 28, 2015 10:48 am | by Matthew Brown, Associated Press | Comments

Members of a federal cleanup crew were initially trapped and unable to warn downstream communities that they had accidentally unleashed toxic waste water from a Colorado gold mine, according to government documents released Thursday.


Reduced Offshore Share in U.S. Oil and Natural Gas Production Lowers Risk From Hurricanes

August 28, 2015 10:46 am | by U.S. Energy Information Administration | Comments

Hurricane-related risk to total U.S. crude oil and natural gas production has decreased over recent years as the share of total U.S. production originating in the Gulf of Mexico has declined sharply.


Company: Settlement Reached in Lawsuit Over Gulf Oil Leak

August 28, 2015 10:44 am | by Kevin McGill, Associated Press | Comments

A New Orleans energy company said Thursday it has reached a settlement agreement with environmental groups in a lawsuit stemming from the company's failed efforts to stop a decade-old, slow-motion oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.


Ukraine Asks Russia for Lower Gas Prices for Winter Season

August 28, 2015 10:38 am | by Nataliya Vasilyeva, Associated Press | Comments

Russia and Ukraine last year struck an emergency deal on prices through the winter. That deal has expired, however, and the sides have to hold new talks if Ukraine is to receive more Russian gas.


Hawaii Officials Reopen Waikiki Beach After Sewage Spill

August 27, 2015 11:18 am | by Caleb Jones and Audrey McAvoy, Associated Press | Comments

Water quality tests showed bacteria levels at the beach declined since a large sewage spill nearby earlier this week.


Bayou Companies to Expand at Port of Iberia

August 27, 2015 11:07 am | by Associated Press | Comments

The upgrades will provide specialty anticorrosion coating for deepwater pipelines in the Gulf of Mexico.


Ecuador's President Says Country Now Producing Oil at a Loss

August 27, 2015 10:58 am | by Maria Jose Sanchez, Associated Press | Comments

Ecuadoreans are already contending with a rumbling, ash-spewing volcano and rising living costs because they use the appreciating U.S. dollar as their currency.


U.S. Economy Surged at 3.7 Percent Rate in April-June Quarter

August 27, 2015 10:56 am | by Martin Crutsinger, AP Economics Writer | Comments

It was the strongest growth since last summer and marked a sharp improvement from the anemic 0.6 percent advance during the January-March quarter when a harsh winter sapped activity.

Syngenta Cites Market Volatility, Unanswered Questions in Rejecting Latest Monsanto Offer

August 27, 2015 10:53 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

Swiss agribusiness giant Syngenta said that it remains confident in its long-term prospects after rival Monsanto abandoned months-long takeover efforts on Wednesday.


3M Closes Deal for Polypore Unit

August 27, 2015 10:50 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Post-it notes maker 3M completed its purchase of a division of Polypore International on 1ednesday, while a Japanese chemicals company bought the rest of Polypore for $2.2 billion.


China Detains 11 Over Deadly Warehouse Explosion

August 27, 2015 10:46 am | by Associated Press | Comments

A notice on the national prosecutor's website said Thursday the detainees included current and retired officials in the port city of Tianjin, along with others working for the company that runs the port.


U.S. Crude Oil Swaps With Mexico Likely to Have Economic, Environmental Benefits

August 27, 2015 10:41 am | by U.S. Energy Information Administration | Comments

The exchange should result in better optimization of refineries within both Mexico and the United States, and allow for increased supply of lower-sulfur gasoline from Mexican refineries.



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