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Federal Judge Strikes Down Local Fracking Ban

January 21, 2015 4:23 pm | by Andy Szal, Chem.info | Comments

A federal judge this week struck down a New Mexico county's fracking ban in one of a growing number of regulatory fights over the controversial method of extracting natural gas and oil reserves from deep rock underground.

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Energy Companies Announce Thousands Of Layoffs

January 21, 2015 4:03 pm | by Andy Szal, Chem.info | Comments

The continued decline in the prices of crude oil is wreaking havoc in the oilfield services sector, where three industry giants have announced thousands of job cuts in recent days. Projections for 2015 suggest the number of oil rigs operating on U.S. soil could fall dramatically as prices for crude oil remain low.

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Obama: US Must Aim Higher Than Keystone on Infrastructure

January 21, 2015 10:02 am | by Associated Press | Comments

President Barack Obama says the U.S. should aim higher than one single pipeline as it works to modernize its infrastructure. Obama wasn't referencing the Keystone XL pipeline by name in his State of the Union address. But he alluded to it by asking Congress to look beyond just one oil pipeline.

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Montana City Tries to Fix Water System Tainted by Oil Spill

January 21, 2015 9:57 am | by MATTHEW BROWN, Associated Press | Comments

Authorities scrambled to decontaminate a water system serving 6,000 eastern Montana residents after a cancer-causing component of oil was found downstream of a Yellowstone River pipeline spill. Up to 50,000 gallons of crude oil was released Saturday.

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Arson Trial Begins For Omaha Man Over 2008 Fire at His Plant

January 21, 2015 9:16 am | by Associated Press | Comments

Prosecutors say 52-year-old Thomas Schropp was in financial trouble and hoped to gain around $4 million in insurance proceeds for the destruction of his PK Manufacturing plant. It burned down on Nov. 20, 2008. The Omaha World-Herald says the trial began Tuesday.

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EPA Proposes New Restrictions to Toxic PFOA Chemicals

January 20, 2015 5:16 pm | by Meagan Parrish, Editor, Chem.info | Comments

The new measures build on previous restrictions that began in 2006 when the EPA reached a landmark voluntary pact with eight corporate giants, including DuPont, 3M and Ciba, to begin phasing out perflourooctanoic acid (PFOA), which has been linked to cancer and birth defects in animals.

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Revett Mining Shutting Down Montana Silver, Copper Mine

January 20, 2015 3:56 pm | by Associated Press | Comments

The Revett Mining Co. has announced it is closing a copper and silver mine in northwestern Montana due to low metals prices and laying off just over 70 employees. Spokane Valley-based Revett announced Monday that it would end development work, continue milling operations through the end of January and then place the mine on "care and maintenance" mode.

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Mysterious Goo Blamed in Bay Area Bird Deaths; Tests Planned

January 20, 2015 3:52 pm | by Associated Press | Comments

A mysterious sticky substance has been found coating the feathers of about 300 seabirds in the San Francisco Bay Area in the past few days, and wildlife officials blame it for dozens of deaths. Fish and Wildlife spokesman Andrew Hughan said analysts already know it is not a petroleum-based substance.

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BP Back In Court, This Time For Clean Water Act Penalties

January 20, 2015 3:42 pm | by Bridget Bergin, Associate Editor, Manufacturing.net | Comments

The BP Deepwater Horizon oil rig exploded in 2010, causing the deaths of eleven workers and the destruction of the surrounding environment and wildlife. The federal trial begins today in New Orleans under U.S. District Judge Carl Barbier, and it will determine exactly how much money BP owes in penalties.

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New Rules Could Open Cuba to Wide Range of American Trade

January 20, 2015 3:28 pm | by Andy Szal, Chem.info | Comments

The Obama administration's new guidelines regarding relations with Cuba have taken effect, potentially opening the Caribbean nation to a wide range of American products. Analysts warn, however, that companies looking to expand into Cuba should proceed with caution after more than five decades of separation between the two countries.

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Oilfield Services Giant Bolsters Presence in Russia Amid Layoffs

January 20, 2015 3:00 pm | by Andy Szal, Chem.info | Comments

Just days after announcing job cuts citing uncertainty in the global oil industry, Schlumberger Ltd. announced a deal to purchase a minority stake in one of Russia's leading energy companies. Analysts largely lauded the deal, which further links companies that have worked together since 2011 and signals Schlumberger's intent to grow in the region.

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Drinking Water Trucked Into Montana City After Oil Spill

January 20, 2015 10:15 am | by MATTHEW BROWN, Associated Press | Comments

Truckloads of drinking water were being shipped to the eastern Montana city of Glendive on Monday after traces of a major oil spill along the Yellowstone River were detected in public water supplies, raising concerns about a potential health risk.

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Japan Nuclear Plant Worker Dies After Falling Into Tank

January 20, 2015 10:09 am | by Associated Press | Comments

A worker at Japan's wrecked nuclear power plant died after falling into a water storage tank, the latest in a growing number of accidents at the site still struggling to clean up the mess from the 2011 Fukushima disaster. Currently, the plant's decades-long decommissioning involves nearly 7,000 workers.

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SC Plant Workers Evacuated Because of Ammonia Spill

January 16, 2015 4:48 pm | by Associated Press | Comments

An ammonia spill at a manufacturing plant in upstate South Carolina forced the evacuation of several hundred workers as emergency crews responded to the scene. Local media outlets report the spill happened at the Robert Bosch plant near Anderson about 10 a.m. on Friday.

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Novartis to Close Manufacturing Plant in Puerto Rico by 2019

January 16, 2015 3:42 pm | by Associated Press | Comments

Puerto Rico is still considered one of the world's leading centers for pharmaceutical manufacturing, but the sector has been shrinking. The U.S. territory has been offering incentives for manufacturing plants to expand and is pushing to diversify its manufacturing base by seeking aerospace and information technology companies.

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