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U.S. Consumer Prices Unchanged In October

November 20, 2014 | by Martin Crutsinger, AP Economics Writer | Comments

U.S. consumer prices were unchanged in October as a fourth straight decline in gasoline costs helped to keep inflation at bay.                     

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U.S. Steel To Build New HQ In Pittsburgh

November 25, 2014 11:46 am | by Joe Mandak, AP | Comments

The new five-story building will house U.S. Steel's 800 headquarters employees for at least 18 years, with an option to extend the lease beyond that. The plan solves several interlocking problems for U.S. Steel, the NHL's Pittsburgh Penguins and the city.

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Proposed Rail Terminal Would Be The Largest For Oil In The U.S.

November 25, 2014 11:34 am | Comments

A proposed oil terminal in Vancouver, Washington would handle more crude than any single rail facility in the U.S. Vancouver Energy, a joint venture, would handle an average of 360,000 barrels of oil per day, or up to four trains daily.

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EPA Thinks Coal Plants Should Spend $2B To Cut Emissions

November 25, 2014 11:15 am | by Emily Schmall, AP | Comments

Regulators said that the largest coal-fired power plants in Texas should invest more than $2 billion in new technology to reduce sulfur dioxide emissions, but the state's coal regulator said the plan would increase costs for consumers while doing little for the environment.

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Maui GMO Ban Supporters Seek To Dismiss Lawsuit

November 24, 2014 4:07 pm | by Jennifer Sinco Kelleher, AP | Comments

A coalition has filed a motion to either dismiss the lawsuit by Monsanto Co. and a unit of Dow Chemical Co., or let a state court decide the issue. The filing comes after a federal judge ruled that Maui County can't implement the law until arguments against it are settled.

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Offshore wind turbines more likely as auction set

November 24, 2014 4:06 pm | by By Steve Leblanc - Associated Press - Associated Press | Comments

Massachusetts is one step closer to seeing its coastline waters dotted with wind turbines as federal officials announced Monday that an auction date has been set for wind energy leases to develop more than 742,000 acres off the coast. The sale is set for Jan. 29. Secretary of the Interior Sally...

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Profire Energy Acquires VIM Injection Management

November 24, 2014 11:25 am | Comments

Profire Energy, a technology company that creates, installs and services burner management systems and other combustion technologies for the oil and gas industry, has acquired the assets of VIM Injection Management, an oilfield chemical-injection technology company.

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Pryor To Retire As President Of ExxonMobil Chemical

November 24, 2014 11:17 am | Comments

Stephen D. Pryor, president, ExxonMobil Chemical Company and vice president of Exxon Mobil Corporation has elected to retire on January 1, 2015, after more than 44 years of service.                                          

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Clariant Reduces Carbon Footprint In Supply Chain By 65 Percent

November 24, 2014 10:14 am | Comments

Through supply chain analysis and planning involving their Oil Services business and its regional procurement team, the company partnered with the manufacturer of a subsurface chemical and switch from bulk tanker truck deliveries to intermodal transport.

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Plant's Killer Chemicals Not Mentioned During 911 Call

November 24, 2014 9:56 am | Comments

Emergency management officials say it's clear that the response was inadequate and slow, especially given the scope of the disaster. The accident site had been plagued with recurring maintenance problems, and workers lacked quick access to breathing equipment that could have saved them.

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Judge Denies Bid To Halt Illinois Fracking Rules

November 24, 2014 9:49 am | by Jim Suhr, Associated Press | Comments

A judge in southwestern Illinois has denied a bid by a landowners group to suspend the state's new rules for high-volume oil and gas drilling, ruling that the plaintiffs failed to show they would suffer immediate harm if the fracking was to go forward.

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Dow Chemical Agrees To Add Board Members

November 21, 2014 11:04 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Dow Chemical Co. has agreed to add four new members to its board of directors after pressure from hedge fund activist Daniel Loeb's Third Point.                  

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Tribal Head To Speed North Dakota Pipeline Talks

November 21, 2014 10:57 am | by James MacPherson, Associated Press | Comments

The new leader of North Dakota's oil-rich Three Affiliated Tribes is pledging to speed negotiations on a proposed pipeline through tribal land that would curb the wasteful burning of natural gas in the state by more than 10 percent.   

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EPA Approves 2 Permits For Texas Resin Plant

November 20, 2014 11:58 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

The Environmental Protection Agency has issued two final greenhouse gas permits for a planned $1 billion resin processing plant in South Texas.                  

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EIA Reports Refinery Outages For Fall 2014

November 20, 2014 11:25 am | by U.S. Energy Information Administration | Comments

EIA has issued its semiannual report on refinery outages and their potential implications for the availability of gasoline and distillate supply.                  

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Crews Try To ID Substance In California Fire

November 19, 2014 4:32 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Hazardous materials crews were trying Wednesday to determine how to deal with an unstable substance remaining after an explosion and fire at a California waste treatment facility.                     

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