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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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Work Resumes At GM Plant After Explosion

July 2, 2014 11:29 am | by Associated Press | Comments

Employees have returned to work at a General Motors metal-stamping plant in Indiana following a chemical explosion that killed a contractor and injured several others.                       

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Gas Prices Heading Into The Holiday Weekend

July 2, 2014 11:16 am | by U.S. Energy Information Administration | Comments

On Monday, June 30, the national average retail gasoline price was $3.70 per gallon. Although this is the highest average heading into the Fourth of July holiday since 2008, gasoline prices in 2014 have remained well below the spring peaks reached in each of the previous three years.

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Vectren Sells Coal-Mining Subsidiary

July 2, 2014 9:28 am | by Associated Press | Comments

One of Indiana's largest natural-gas utilities is selling its coal-mining subsidiary to a southern Indiana-based coal-mining company, putting more than 800 coal miners' jobs at risk.                   

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First Commercial Cellulosic Ethanol Facility Opens

July 2, 2014 9:25 am | by Associated Press | Comments

A farmer-owned ethanol plant in northwest Iowa is the first commercial facility in the state to make the fuel additive from something other than corn starch.                                  

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Stone Energy Sells Gulf Tracts For $200M

July 2, 2014 9:23 am | by Associated Press | Comments

Stone Energy Corp. of Lafayette is selling some oil and gas properties on the Gulf of Mexico shelf to Talos Energy Offshore LLC of Houston for $200 million cash.                      

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First Bill Reacting To West, Texas Blast Meets GOP Resistance

July 1, 2014 5:20 pm | by PAUL J. WEBER, Associated Press | Comments

The first bill drafted by Texas lawmakers in response to the West fertilizer plant explosion that killed 15 people got an icy reception from Republicans who said the tougher proposed regulations would overburden storage facilities with complexities and cost.       

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