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New Vice President Announced At Corning Inc.

March 24, 2014 11:09 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Corning Incorporated announced today that Eric S. Musser, 55, has been elected executive vice president of Corning Technologies and International. Musser will oversee Corning Environmental Technologies, Corning Life Sciences, Corning International, and Global Manufacturing and Quality organizations.

Valero Buys Indiana Ethanol Plant

March 24, 2014 10:47 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Valero Renewable Fuels plans to begin production soon at an idled ethanol plant it has purchased at an Indiana port on the Ohio River, a spokesman said.                                  

U.S. Chemical Production Expanded In February

March 24, 2014 9:56 am | by American Chemistry Council | News | Comments

According to the American Chemistry Council (ACC), the U.S. Chemical Production Regional Index (U.S. CPRI) grew 0.3 percent in February.                                  


Consol Energy Promotes DeIuliis To CEO

March 21, 2014 10:37 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Consol Energy Chairman and CEO J. Brett Harvey is shifting to executive chairman of the coal and natural gas company. President Nicholas DeIuliis is being promoted to CEO.

Arkansas Real Estate Booms After Plant News

March 21, 2014 10:35 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Real estate agents in northeast Arkansas say they're seeing more business after last week's announcement that a $165 million poultry operation is headed to the area.                              

BP Wins 24 Bids In Gulf Oil Sale

March 20, 2014 10:29 am | by JANET McCONNAUGHEY, Associated Press | News | Comments

High bids from Freeport-McMoRan Oil & Gas LLC made up more than one-third of the $850.8 million total at Wednesday's federal oil lease sale for the central Gulf of Mexico. It also was the first sale since the government said BP PLC can again secure federal contracts; the company made $41.6 million in high bids.

AK Senate Passes Gas Project Bill

March 19, 2014 11:11 am | by BECKY BOHRER, Associated Press | News | Comments

The Alaska Senate on Tuesday passed legislation aimed at advancing a major liquefied natural gas project, over nagging concerns about the role of TransCanada Corp.                     

BP Makes 31 Bids On Gulf Oil Lease Sale

March 19, 2014 11:09 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

In the first federal oil lease sale since the government said BP PLC can again get federal contracts, BP has bids on 31 tracts in the central Gulf of Mexico.                                 


Q&A: The FDA And Mandatory Recalls

March 19, 2014 1:00 am | by Joel Hans, Managing Editor, | Articles | Comments

With more news about food and beverage recalls, there’s a growing concern that the industry won’t be able to keep up with new regulation that allows the FDA to trigger mandatory recalls for food distributors. In order to get some more details on the rules and how companies are going to deal with the changes, we got in touch with Joe Scioscia, vice president of sales for VAI.

ND Entices Workers

March 18, 2014 10:40 am | by JAMES MacPHERSON, Associated Press | News | Comments

Hoping to attract workers to fill more than 25,000 jobs, Lt. Gov. Drew Wrigley and the North Dakota Economic Development Foundation unveiled a "Find the Good Life in North Dakota" campaign at the state Capitol in Bismarck.                         

Toyota Shuts Down 2 India Plants In Wage Lockout

March 17, 2014 11:13 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Toyota said Monday it has shut down production at its two auto-assembly plants in India, locking out 6,400 workers amid testy wage negotiations and allegations of threats against management.

Clayton Williams Energy Sells $71M In Wells & Leases

March 17, 2014 11:01 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

The Midland-based oil and gas company announced it closed the sale on select holdings in Wilson, Brazos, La Salle, Frio and Robertson counties.                           

U.S. Factory Output Up In February

March 17, 2014 10:59 am | by CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER, AP Economics Writer | News | Comments

U.S. factory output rebounded strongly in February after harsh winter storms caused a steep drop-off in production in January. Last month, manufacturers produced more cars, home electronics and chemicals.


Undersea Leak Closes Shell Nigeria Terminal

March 17, 2014 10:54 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

The biggest oil producer in Nigeria refused to say how many thousands of barrels of exports are affected by the closure.                                        

BP Regains Government Contracts

March 14, 2014 10:49 am | by DINA CAPPIELLO, Associated Press | News | Comments

Under an agreement reached Thursday with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, more than two dozen BP entities and its Houston-based oil production and exploration arm can secure new government contracts.                      

Waste Isolation Pilot Plant President Demoted

March 14, 2014 10:36 am | by JERI CLAUSING, Associated Press | News | Comments

Farok Sharif has been replaced by Bob McQuinn as president and project manager of the Nuclear Waste Partnership, said URS Corp., the contractor that runs the underground dump for the U.S. Department of Energy.                   

Bed Bath & Beyond Asks Vendors To Cut Chemicals

March 14, 2014 10:22 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Home decor retailer Bed Bath & Beyond is asking its vendors to voluntarily cut down use of some harmful chemicals in their products.                                         

NM Coal Mine Expansion Approved

March 13, 2014 9:51 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

The Bureau of Land Management has issued a lease allowing for more than 9 million tons of coal to be mined in western New Mexico.                               

Shell Reduces U.S. Investment 20%

March 13, 2014 9:50 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Shell's Chief Executive Officer Ben van Beurden says the company will cut capital spending in the U.S. by 20 percent in 2014 after setbacks in its shale gas operations and in Alaska.                        

"Bad Apple" Petition Fights iPhone Chemical Components

March 13, 2014 9:47 am | by MICHAEL LIEDTKE, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Apple's labor practices are under attack by two activist groups who contend the company makes its iPhones with a hazardous mix of chemicals that threaten the health of factory workers assembling the devices in China.       

Energy XXI Buys EPL Oil & Gas For $1.53B

March 12, 2014 9:27 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Energy XXI is buying EPL Oil & Gas Inc. for about $1.53 billion in a deal that the companies say will create the biggest publicly owned independent oil producer on the Gulf of Mexico shelf.

Navigating Import & Export Safety Regulations

March 12, 2014 1:00 am | by Thomas F. Segalla, Andrew J. Scholz and Leah A. Brndjar, Goldberg Segalla | Articles | Comments

Food products have become increasingly globalized commodities, but along with greater demand comes the necessity for greater awareness of food safety concerns, as well as accurate food labeling compliance. As food manufacturers capitalize on expanding opportunities to source both locally and globally, they must be proactive in navigating the complex laws of different goverments in order to minimize potential risks. 

AMO Offers $70M For Energy Efficient Manufacturing

March 11, 2014 4:53 pm | by U.S. Dept Of Energy | News | Comments

A new Advanced Composite Manufacturing Institute, one of six National Network for Manufacturing Innovation Institutes to launch in 2014, will receive up to $70 million over five years in Energy Department funding.                         

ExxonMobil Plans Record Number Of 2014 Projects

March 11, 2014 4:49 pm | by ExxonMobil | News | Comments

Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE:XOM) expects to start production at a record 10 major projects in 2014, adding new capacity of approximately 300,000 net oil equivalent barrels per day and contributing to profitable production growth.                

Value Of Natural Gas Net Imports On The Decline

March 11, 2014 4:41 pm | by U.S. Energy Information Agency | News | Comments

The value of U.S. natural gas net trade flows has experienced large percentage declines in recent years, because both the price and net volume of natural gas imports have been declining.                                

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