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Electric-Car Drivers Trading Gas For Solar Power

October 28, 2014 10:57 am | by Dee-Ann Durbin, AP Auto Writer | Comments

Owners of electric vehicles have already gone gas-free. Now, a growing number of drivers in the U.S. are powering their cars with sunlight.                   

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U.S. Durable Goods Fell In September

October 28, 2014 10:50 am | by Martin Crutsinger, AP Economics Writer | Comments

Orders to U.S. companies for long-lasting manufactured goods fell for a second month in September, while a key category that signals business investment plans dropped by the biggest amount in eight months.        

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China ExIm May Back Mississippi Biofuel Plant

October 27, 2014 6:36 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

A California-based biofuel company says the Export Import Bank of China may loan up to $270 million to build a plant in Fulton, Mississippi.                   

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130 Sickened By Toxic Gas Dump

October 27, 2014 11:18 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

At least 130 people, most of them students, were hospitalized after inhaling a toxic gas in the southeastern city of Zahedan, an Iranian newspaper reported Monday.               

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Oil Slips Below $80, Energy Stocks Fall

October 27, 2014 11:09 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

The price of oil fell below $80 a barrel Monday morning and investors resumed their retreat from energy stocks.                        

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U.S. Zinc Completes Phase 2 Of Zinc Oxide Expansion

October 27, 2014 10:41 am | by U.S. Zinc | Comments

Officials with U.S. Zinc has announced the company has completed the planned expansion project of their domestic zinc oxide plant in Millington, Tenn., ahead of schedule.              

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Chomarat Opens New North American Facility

October 27, 2014 10:35 am | by Chomarat | Comments

Chomarat has just celebrated the opening of its new 58,500 sq.ft. factory in South Carolina that will specialize in developing the company's advanced composite business.              

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ACC Releases Weekly Chemistry And Economic Trends

October 27, 2014 10:21 am | by American Chemistry Council | Comments

The running tab of positive indicators from the American Chemistry Council (ACC) for the macroeconomic status was 17 out of 20 this week and chemical output grew in all regions.             

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New Poll Reveals Concern Over Proposed EPA Power Plant Regulations

October 24, 2014 10:20 am | by National Association of Manufacturers | Comments

Polling data released by the Partnership for a Better Energy Future (PBEF), a coalition of 175 members representing nearly every segment of the U.S. economy, finds that Americans have major concerns about the EPA’s proposed greenhouse gas regulations and are unwilling to pay even a dollar more for energy in exchange for these new rules.

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Spain Challenges Canary Island Poll On Oil Plans

October 24, 2014 10:15 am | by Associated Press | Comments

The Spanish government says it will ask the Constitutional Court to block proposals by the Canary Islands regional government to stage a referendum on oil exploration in waters off the popular tourist archipelago.                                     

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Authorities are investigating the discovery of a body at a southwestern Indiana aluminum plant.

Alcoa Sells Stake In South Carolina Smelter

October 24, 2014 10:14 am | by Associated Press | Comments

Alcoa is selling its stake in a South Carolina aluminum smelter to Century Aluminum Co. for $67.5 million.                                                               

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EU Reaches Deal To Cut Greenhouse Gas Emissions

October 24, 2014 10:13 am | by MIKE CORDER, MONIKA SCISLOWSKA, Associated Press | Comments

European Union leaders agreed early Friday to cut greenhouse gas emissions in the 28-nation bloc to at least 40 percent below 1990 levels by 2030.                                                       

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Mining Company Eyes Up Ski Area

October 24, 2014 10:11 am | by Associated Press | Comments

The Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority will consider a proposal from a Vancouver mining company to turn the oldest downhill ski area near Fairbanks into a gold mine.                                               

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Louisiana Chemical Plant Expands

October 23, 2014 3:19 pm | by Associated Press | Comments

Westlake Chemical President Albert Chao and Gov. Bobby Jindal on Thursday announced the company will expand the ethylene capacity at its Calcasieu Parish plant and make other capital improvements.                                   

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IS Rakes In $1M/Day In Black Market Oil Sales

October 23, 2014 3:17 pm | by DEB RIECHMANN, Associated Press | Comments

Islamic State militants are amassing wealth at an unprecedented pace, earning about $1 million a day from black market oil sales alone, a Treasury Department official said Thursday.                                   

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