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Planned Pipeline Needs OK From Many North Dakota Landowners

May 29, 2015 4:01 pm | by JAMES MacPHERSON, Associated Press | Comments

A Texas company that already has obtained shipping commitments from oil companies to build a 1,100-mile pipeline from western North Dakota to Illinois is having a tougher time getting permission from North Dakota landowners.


Federal Agency Dings Shell For Oil Rig Mishap in Arctic

May 29, 2015 3:56 pm | by DAN JOLING, Associated Press | Comments

As Royal Dutch Shell PLC seeks permits for exploratory oil drilling off Alaska's northwest coast, a federal agency has concluded the company underestimated risk the last time it moved drill rigs to Arctic waters.


Ashland to Divest Industrial Biocides Assets to Troy Corporation

May 29, 2015 3:53 pm | Comments

"This divestiture reflects our continued focus on driving growth within the higher-margin core businesses where we offer greater value to our customers," said Luis Fernandez-Moreno, Ashland senior vice president and president of Ashland's Chemicals Group.


Wisconsin Governor: Obama Power Plant Rule 'Unworkable'

May 29, 2015 3:48 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Wisconsin will not comply with the president's plan without "significant and meaningful changes," Walker said.


OSHA Aligns US Workplace Chemical Labeling With Canada

May 29, 2015 9:51 am | by Meagan Parrish, Editor, Chem.Info | Comments

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration announced it is partnering with Health Canada to streamline chemical hazard labeling standards between the two countries.


Response by Operator of Broken Oil Pipeline Faces Scrutiny

May 29, 2015 9:34 am | by BRIAN MELLEY and MICHAEL R. BLOOD, Associated Press | Comments

What was done that day to detect and stop the spill and protect some of the most fabled coastline in California has come under scrutiny, as officials continue cleaning up the mess created by a leak estimated at up to 101,000 gallons while trying to figure out what went wrong.


10 Injured in Ammonia Gas Leak at Panhandle Chemical Plant

May 29, 2015 9:25 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Borger police Lt. Brandon Strope says the 10 people, all employees, were taken to Panhandle hospitals by ambulance and helicopter.


AkzoNobel to Build Thai Coatings Plant

May 28, 2015 5:09 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

The nearly 1.3 million-square-foot facility, located in the province of Chonburi, will begin production in the third quarter of 2016 and will support an initial annual capacity of 45,000 tons.


Fired Nuclear Plant Worker Charged With Terroristic Threats

May 28, 2015 5:05 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

A search of his car found 6 pounds of the explosive Tannerite, lighter fluid, propane, 500 rifle rounds, nine shotgun shells and leg irons.


Study: EPA Could Be Overstating Health Benefits of Air Regulations

May 28, 2015 4:32 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

Federal regulators could be significantly overstating the public health benefits of air quality rules, according to a recent study by Indiana University researchers.


Chemists' Discovery Could Lead to Greatly Improved Energy Storage

May 28, 2015 4:26 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

Canadian researchers this week announced the discovery of a battery reaction that could pave the way for the "holy grail of electrochemical energy storage."


Never Mind Peak Oil Supply — Are we Approaching Peak Oil Demand?

May 28, 2015 4:17 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

One expert cautions that the current gulf between oil supply and demand could be just the beginning.


Croatian Dilemma: Oil in The Adriatic, or Tourism

May 28, 2015 10:37 am | by DUSAN STOJANOVIC, Associated Press DARKO BANDIC, Associated Press | Comments

"This is a high-risk problem," Fries said in a warm breeze that stirred the sea's mirrored surface. "No one wants to swim or dive in a sea with pipelines, oil platforms and tankers."


Alaska Governor Tours Shell Oil Rig in Seattle

May 28, 2015 10:31 am | by PHUONG LE, Associated Press | Comments

The governor of Alaska on Wednesday toured a massive oil drill rig parked on Seattle's waterfront then met with Washington state Gov. Jay Inslee to tell him that Washington's position on future Arctic drilling will hurt the economy of Alaska.


EPA Plans Temporary Pesticide Restrictions While Bees Feed

May 28, 2015 9:56 am | by Seth Borenstein, AP Science Writer | Comments

A federal rule to be proposed Thursday would create temporary pesticide-free zones when certain plants are in bloom around bees that are trucked from farm to farm by professional beekeepers, which are the majority of honeybees in the U.S.



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