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Dow Chemical Looks For Growing Sales Opportunities in Africa

June 8, 2015 12:52 pm | by Meagan Parrish, Editor, Chem.Info | News | Comments

Just five or six years ago, Dow Chemical’s only presence Africa was in Egypt and South Africa. Now the company has opened offices in Ethiopia, Nigeria and Morocco, and is currently setting one up in Angola.

What OPEC's Output Decision Means For Oil Prices

June 8, 2015 10:04 am | by Bloomberg Business | Videos | Comments

Oil in New York headed for the first weekly decline since March after OPEC agreed to maintain its crude production target, leaving the market oversupplied. Bloomberg's Alix Steel reports on "Bloomberg Markets."

Global Warming 'Hiatus' Never Happened, NOAA Says

June 8, 2015 10:00 am | by Seth Augenstein, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

“Newly corrected and updated global surface temperature data from NOAA’s (National Center for Environmental Information) do not support the notion of a global warming ‘hiatus,’” wrote the authors of the study, published today by Science magazine.


Newly Developed Material Could Reduce Dependence on Chinese Metals

June 8, 2015 9:56 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Rare earth metals are a group of 17 elements needed to produce high-tech products ranging from smartphones to electric car motors, and China produces nearly all of the world's supply.

Lawsuit Alleges Organic Infant Formula Contains Non-Organic Ingredients

June 8, 2015 9:46 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

The filing seeks more than $5 million in damages and suggests the "false and misleading" labeling allowed Abbott to realize substantial profits.

Syngenta Rejects Second Monsanto Buyout Offer

June 8, 2015 9:12 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The Swiss company turned down the first bid early last month, then worth more than $45 billion, saying Monsanto's offer was greatly undervalued.

OPEC Agrees to Keep Output Target at 30 Mln Barrels a Day

June 5, 2015 9:49 am | by GEORGE JAHN, Associated Press | News | Comments

OPEC decided to keep its output target at 30 million barrels a day Friday but left it to members to restrain their overproduction, reflecting the cartel's inability to strictly enforce its own limits in attempts to control the world supply of crude.

China is Hoarding Oil

June 4, 2015 4:40 pm | by CNNMoney | Videos | Comments

China is cashing in on the falling price of oil. This super tanker is a floating storage facility, holding more than 3 million barrels of crude.


OPEC Ministers Will Likely Keep Output Target on Hold

June 4, 2015 12:56 pm | by GEORGE JAHN, Associated Press | News | Comments

With the 12-nation cartel's control of supply and demand slipping, its oil ministers may have little choice this week but to sit back and do nothing.

Where Next For Oil Prices?

June 3, 2015 5:15 pm | by Bloomberg Business | Videos | Comments

Members of OPEC gather in Vienna on Friday for their twice yearly meeting. What will the meeting reveal about the future of oil prices? David Gurwitz, Managing Director at Charles Nenner Research, predicts when prices will rebound. 

Report: Russian 'Internet Trolls' Behind Louisiana Chemical Explosion Hoax

June 3, 2015 4:18 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

On the 13th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks, social media percolated with reports of a toxic leak at the Columbian Chemicals plant in Louisiana. Thing is — that explosion never really happened.

2015's Top Trends in Enterprise Labeling

June 3, 2015 4:03 pm | by Josh Roffman, VP Product Management, Loftware | Blogs | Comments

Labeling has become a mission-critical component in the supply chain as businesses expand globally.

Coke Unveils First Entirely Plant-Based Plastic Bottle

June 3, 2015 2:48 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

The latest PlantBottle uses BioFormPX paraxylene pioneered by Virent Inc.


Oil And Gas Turn Their Backs on Coal as Climate Deal Nears

June 3, 2015 1:45 pm | by KARL RITTER, Associated Press | News | Comments

Chemistry books say there are three fossil fuels: coal, oil and natural gas. Lately you could get the impression that coal is the only one.

Storage Bunkers Sealed Off at Nuclear Dump Closed by Leak

June 3, 2015 1:35 pm | by SUSAN MONTOYA BRYAN, Associated Press | News | Comments

Hundreds of containers of waste have been entombed at the federal government's underground nuclear waste repository in southern New Mexico now that workers have closed off storage areas affected by a radiation leak, officials said Tuesday.

Energy Production From Some US States Competitive With Global Nations

June 3, 2015 9:49 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Texas alone ranks behind only Russia in natural gas production; the state's 2012 output of 18.8 billion cubic feet per day ranked ahead of Iran, Canada and each of the OPEC member nations.

Maggi Noodles Ordered Off India's Shelves Due to Lead Level

June 3, 2015 9:29 am | by NIRMALA GEORGE, Associated Press | News | Comments

The tests also detected the chemical flavor enhancer monosodium glutamate, or MSG, which is not mentioned in the product's list of ingredients.

Feds Approve First Solar Projects Under New Permit System

June 2, 2015 4:15 pm | News | Comments

The plan, which debuted under the Bureau of Land Management in 2012, enables faster reviews of solar energy developments in areas with high energy potential and few land use conflicts.

The US Drug Shortage — By The Numbers

June 2, 2015 4:03 pm | by Meagan Parrish, Editor, Chem.Info | News | Comments

The U.S. has a drug shortage problem that refuses to go away. Here's a look at what it means for manufacturers, patients and doctors.

Sikorsky to Cut 1,400 jobs, Citing Falling Oil Production

June 2, 2015 3:51 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. says it's cutting 1,400 jobs in the coming year as the helicopter manufacturer faces declining demand for shuttling workers to offshore oil platforms.

Feds Say Colorado Oilman Hasn't Responded to Penalty

June 2, 2015 10:19 am | by BEN NEARY, Associated Press | News | Comments

A federal agency says a Colorado oilman, known for filing scores of lawsuits against energy companies claiming they underreported natural gas production, hasn't responded to a civil penalty from a federal agency alleging that he failed to report production on his own leases.

Tesla Co-Founder Wants to Electrify Aging Trucks

June 2, 2015 9:30 am | by TERENCE CHEA, Associated Press | Videos | Comments

Tesla Motors co-founder Ian Wright wants to make trucks cleaner and greener. His firm Wrightspeed makes electric powertrains for garbage and delivery trucks. It's expanding fast as fleet owners retrofit aging trucks to meet stricter emissions standards.

Bayer Announces New Name for Plastics Division

June 2, 2015 9:17 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Bayer's plastics division will be renamed Covestro later this year in preparation for an anticipated spin-off in 2016.

Syngenta Preparing For Another Monsanto Takeover Bid

June 1, 2015 3:44 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Swiss agribusiness giant Syngenta AG believes rival Monsanto could make another bid to acquire the company within a matter of days.

Natural Food Companies, House Democrats Back GMO Labeling Requirement

June 1, 2015 3:41 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Democratic members of Congress, with the support of natural food company officials, last month called for passage of legislation that would require labels disclosing the use of genetically modified ingredients in food.

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