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Water Recycling At Eagle Ford Shale

December 23, 2013 2:01 pm | by Dow & Omni Water Solutions | News | Comments

Together, Dow Water & Process Solutions and Omni Water Solutions have treated more than 245,000 barrels of flowback and produced water from Texas’ Eagle Ford shale hydraulic fracturing operations.                                               

Large Shale Reserves Promise Pump Market Growth

December 23, 2013 1:51 pm | by Frost & Sullivan | News | Comments

Greater political acceptance of shale gas exploration and the growing need among European countries to be energy independent is expected to result in the growth for the pumps market.                                             

Sriracha-Based Lessons For Manufacturers

December 23, 2013 12:43 pm | by Mitch Carrel, Partner, Real Estate Practice Group and Food Industry Team, Freeborn & Peters | Articles | Comments

The battle between Sriracha-maker Huy Fong Foods and the city of Irwindale, Calif., has fired up in recent weeks, highlighting the importance of food companies maintaining a positive relationship with their surrounding community. Read on for an expert's views on what considerations manufacturers should make when choosing a new plant site and how a facility’s location plays an important role in its ability to do business.

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American Energy And Manufacturing Competitiveness

December 23, 2013 12:28 pm | by U.S. Department of Energy | Videos | Comments

At the American Energy and Manufacturing Competitiveness Summit top CEOs, including Chad Holliday of Bank of America and Eric Spiegel of Siemens USA, discuss the advantages that the U.S. offers for manufacturing, including the largest market in the world, low energy costs and a strong technology infrastructure. 

Chemical Analysis With Monolithic Columns

December 23, 2013 12:19 pm | by Dr. Egidijus Machtejevas, Product Management Analytical Chromatography and Dr. Stephan Altmaier, Research and Development Analytical Chromatography, Merck Millipore | Articles | Comments

Measures for ensuring food safety and the provision of wholesome food require reliable data obtained by chemical analysis. Reliable analytical results are also essential to facilitate international food trade. In an attempt to provide a safer food supply, the FDA recently unveiled new, more stringent rules on imported foods.

Pipeline Plan Stirs Emotions In NJ

December 23, 2013 11:18 am | by WAYNE PARRY, Associated Press | News | Comments

On Jan. 10, the New Jersey Pinelands Commission will decide whether to approve a 22-mile natural gas pipeline through the woods to a power plant. Six months of public hearings and contentious meetings have raised the temperature, pitting conservation of the largest tract of wild space between Virginia and Boston against the desire for jobs and reliable energy for southern New Jersey, including teeming Atlantic City and its casinos.

Solar Energy Gets A Boost In NY

December 23, 2013 11:08 am | by GEORGE M. WALSH, Associated Press | News | Comments

An array of shimmering panels covering 3 acres in New York's Finger Lakes is a sign of the state's latest push to catch up to its neighbors in the Northeast that have set the pace in recent years for promoting solar energy.                 

Hudson River GE Moving South

December 23, 2013 11:04 am | by MICHAEL HILL, Associated Press | News | Comments

When General Electric moves jobs from its capacitor plant in this Hudson River town next year, about 200 jobs will head south as GE sends local operations to Florida to cut costs.                                          

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Obama Pushes More Oil To Clean Up Coal

December 23, 2013 10:55 am | by DINA CAPPIELLO, Associated Press | News | Comments

America's newest, most expensive coal-fired power plant is hailed as one of the cleanest on the planet, thanks to government-backed technology that removes carbon dioxide and keeps it out of the atmosphere. But once the carbon is stripped away, it will be used to do something that is not so green at all. It will extract oil.

Enhancing Workplace Safety With Corrosion Coating

December 20, 2013 4:46 pm | by Del Williams | Articles | Comments

Seeking a better corrosion solution at their petrochemical facility, Mobley Industrial Services recently used a newly approved corrosion coating called EonCoat to enhance workplace safety and return a large floating roof tank to service in about half the time required by typical coatings. This coating is part of a new category of tough, Chemically Bonded Phosphate Ceramics that can stop corrosion and extend equipment life.

Aging Infrastructure Impeding Process Manufacturing Growth

December 20, 2013 2:11 pm | by Economist Intelligence Unit | News | Comments

Process manufacturing companies in the oil and gas, utilities, and chemical industries rely on rapidly aging proprietary infrastructure to run their operations. Subsequent disruptions can cripple operations and impede opportunities for growth. As a result, executives in these industries must make tough decisions about where, when and how much to invest in infrastructure upgrades.

Financing Set For $1 Billion Fertilizer Plant

December 20, 2013 11:20 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

A businessman says he has reached a deal with a Chinese company to finance a proposed southern Indiana fertilizer plant that could cost nearly $1 billion to build.                            

Louisiana Considered For $3 Billion Ethane Plant

December 20, 2013 11:11 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Axiall Corp. is considering building a $3 billion ethane cracker and chemical plant somewhere in Louisiana. The Atlanta-based chemical manufacturer said it could make a decision sometime early next year. Axiall would invest $1 billion of its own money, while an unnamed partner would put in $2 billion.

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Uncertain Future For Gas Drilling In PA

December 20, 2013 11:03 am | by MARC LEVY, MARK SCOLFORO, Associated Press | News | Comments

The energy industry and policy makers in Pennsylvania, the heart of the nation's gas drilling boom, are thinking about their next moves after the state's highest court threw out significant portions of a law that limited the power of cities and counties to regulate the industry.

Japan Pays Even More For Fukushima Cleanup

December 20, 2013 10:58 am | by MARI YAMAGUCHI, Associated Press | News | Comments

Japan's government announced Friday that it will increase the amount of money it is providing to the operator of the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant to step up cleanup and decommissioning efforts.                                             

Chicago 'Petcoke' Piles Must Be Removed

December 20, 2013 10:53 am | by SOPHIA TAREEN, Associated Press | News | Comments

Chicago's mayor and the Illinois attorney general announced an agreement with an Indiana company that will require it to remove huge piles of petroleum coke from the city's southeast side and accept no other shipments for the time being.

Quarterly U.S. Industrial Outlook: Growth Rebounding

December 20, 2013 9:32 am | by Manufacturers Alliance for Productivity and Innovation | News | Comments

A rising tide of positive factors bodes well for a rebound in the manufacturing sector, according to the quarterly Manufacturers Alliance for Productivity and Innovation U.S. Industrial Outlook, a report that analyzes 27 major industries.                                     

Tyson Slapped With OSHA Fine

December 18, 2013 5:02 pm | by Associated Press | News | Comments

A federal workplace safety agency has recommended that Tyson Foods pay a $147,000 fine because of several serious workplace violations, including one that led to a worker's hand being severed at the company's Hutchinson plant.                                     

Mexico Gives Oil Reform Approval

December 18, 2013 4:59 pm | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Mexico's federal congress has certified that 24 of the country's 31 state legislatures have approved sweeping energy reforms that allow private companies to explore for and produce oil and gas.                                                                     

Fire At TN Superfund Site

December 18, 2013 4:57 pm | by TRAVIS LOLLER, Associated Press | News | Comments

Firefighters stopped trying to put out a large industrial fire at a federal Superfund site in central Tennessee Wednesday afternoon because of fears that two 1,000-gallon propane tanks there could explode.                                                              

BP Makes A 'Significant' Discovery In The Gulf

December 18, 2013 1:44 pm | by Associated Press | News | Comments

The company says the find at an exploration well on Keathley Canyon Block 93 is about 300 miles (480 kilometers) southwest of New Orleans and in approximately 4,900 feet (1,493 meters) of water. BP says more drilling is necessary to determine how big, and potentially how valuable, it might be.

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), along with federal partners, announces the results of a multi-year project called Bio-Response Operational Testing and Evaluation (BOTE) that tested and evaluated decontamination techniques for a biological inci

Ex-EPA Official Convicted Of Theft

December 18, 2013 1:35 pm | by FREDERIC J. FROMMER, Associated Press | News | Comments

A judge has sentenced a former high-ranking official with the Environmental Protection Agency to 32 months in prison for stealing from the agency by failing to show up for work — while falsely claiming to be working for the CIA.                                   

Equipment Finance Market Confidence Down

December 18, 2013 1:28 pm | by Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation | News | Comments

The Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation released the December 2013 Monthly Confidence Index for the Equipment Finance Industry yesterday. Designed to collect leadership data, the index reports a qualitative assessment of both the prevailing business conditions and expectations for the future as reported by key executives from the $827 billion equipment finance sector.

Louisville Residents Sue Over Coal Plant Ash

December 18, 2013 11:16 am | by DYLAN LOVAN, Associated Press | News | Comments

A group of Louisville residents who say coal ash from a nearby power plant drifts into their lungs and homes have sued the plant.                                                                        

Oil Workers Sue For Overtime Pay

December 18, 2013 11:09 am | by DAVE KOLPACK, Associated Press | News | Comments

Attorneys for a major oil drilling business say a federal lawsuit accusing the company of failing to pay overtime to workers in the North Dakota oil patch should be thrown out, according to court documents filed Tuesday.                 

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