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3M: $11.2M Upgrade To Begin

July 7, 2014 10:31 am | by Associated Press | Comments

A north Alabama chemical facility is getting an $11.2 million upgrade as part of plans for expanded operations that will create 13 new jobs at salaries well the state's median household income.            

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Misconceptions Helped Kill Australia's Carbon Tax

July 7, 2014 10:26 am | by ROD McGUIRK, Associated Press | Comments

Australia's experience illustrates how easy it is to scuttle complicated environmental laws, and serves as a warning to President Barack Obama, whose recent proposal to force a 30 percent cut in power plants' carbon emissions is drawing anger from both sides of politics.

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Michigan Natural Gas Pipeline Plans Move Forward

July 7, 2014 10:19 am | by Associated Press | Comments

Plans are in the works for a new natural gas transmission pipeline that could pass through Michigan on its way to Ontario, Canada, raising concerns among some residents who have seen their property dug up for an ongoing oil pipeline project.  

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Steel Imports Undermining American Business During Shale Boom

July 7, 2014 10:16 am | by John D. Oravecz, The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review | Comments

The steel industry was expected to benefit greatly from the domestic boom in oil and gas drilling. But the anticipated windfall from supplying drilling companies with tubular steel for oil and gas pipelines is being undermined by a flood of cheap imports. American steelmakers have blamed foreign dumping for causing a severe oversupply and depressing prices.

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Hope Runs Out For 8 Trapped Gold Miners

July 7, 2014 10:12 am | by Associated Press | Comments

Authorities are making a last ditch effort to rescue eight men trapped in a small gold mine.                                                

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Emergency Crews Respond To Chemical Mishap

July 7, 2014 10:10 am | by Associated Press | Comments

Dalton police are asking residents near a manufacturing plant to stay indoors as they respond to a chemical leak.                                   

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Chemical Leak Injures 1

July 7, 2014 10:08 am | by Associated Press | Comments

Authorities in northeast Georgia say an industrial area on the city of Dalton's northwest side has been deemed safe after a chemical leak injured one person and prompted road closures.                          

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Lawsuits Try To Halt Mine Work In 3 States

July 7, 2014 10:05 am | by MATTHEW BROWN, Associated Press | Comments

Coal industry representatives say lawsuits against mines in three Western states could have consequences across the U.S. as environmentalists seek changes in how mining is approved on federally owned reserves.               

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17 Dead In Coal Mine Blast

July 7, 2014 10:03 am | by Associated Press | Comments

Seventeen coal miners have died after being trapped by a weekend gas explosion in northwestern China, an official news agency reported Monday.                                         

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Honeywell Upgrades Qatar Petrochemicals Expansion

July 2, 2014 12:43 pm | by Honeywell Process Solutions | Comments

Honeywell (NYSE: HON) Process Solutions announced that it will supply a new integrated control and safety system for Qatar Fuel Additives Company's (QAFAC) Mesaieed Industrial City plant, 50 kilometers south of Doha.                            

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Idled West Virginia Plant Back In Business

July 2, 2014 12:39 pm | by Associated Press | Comments

Felman Production is restarting its idled plant in Mason County following an agreement with Appalachian Power on a special electricity rate for the facility.                             

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New Oil Field Discovered In Tierra Del Fuego, Chile

July 2, 2014 12:29 pm | by GeoPark Limited | Comments

GeoPark Limited (NYSE: GPRK), the Latin American oil and gas explorer, operator and consolidator with operations and producing properties in Chile, Colombia, Brazil and Argentina, announces the discovery of a new oil field in Chile.           

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ISM: Manufacturing On Solid Ground For The Rest Of 2014

July 2, 2014 12:26 pm | by Jon Minnick, Associate Editor, Manufacturing Business Technology | Comments

Economic activity in the manufacturing sector expanded in June for the 13th consecutive month, and the overall economy grew for the 61st consecutive month, say the nation’s supply executives in the latest Manufacturing ISM Report On Business.            

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Manufacturing Gains Offer Encouraging News For Automation Industry

July 2, 2014 12:01 pm | by Control System Integrators Association | Comments

As U.S. manufacturing recorded the greatest monthly increase so far in 2014, a recent survey involving members of the Control System Integrators Association (CSIA) also points to an upswing in the automation industry.                 

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Westlake Chemical Fire Probe Closed

July 2, 2014 11:31 am | by Associated Press | Comments

Company officials say air releases from an early June fire inside a refrigeration unit at Westlake Chemical Corp.'s vinyls plant in Ascension Parish did not exceed pollution limits.                       

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