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Royal Dutch Shell said Friday it is selling its Australian gasoline stations and refinery to energy trader Vitol Group for 2.9 billion Australian dollars ($2.6 billion).

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 plans to create a separate, more competitive business to manage its onshore oil and gas assets, including its shale operations, in the 48 contiguous U.S. states.

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Farok Sharif has been replaced by Bob McQuinn as president and project manager of the Nuclear Waste Partnership, said URS Corp., the contractor that runs the underground dump for the U.S.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

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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.                               

Royal Dutch Shell said Friday it is selling its Australian gasoline stations and refinery to energy trader Vitol Group for 2.9 billion Australian dollars ($2.6 billion).

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.

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Food products have become increasingly globalized commodities, but along with growing demand comes greater awareness of food safety concerns, as well as accurate food labeling compliance. As food manufacturers capitalize on expanding opportunities to sour

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.                         

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

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.                                

Fortum, UPM & Valmet Jointly Developing Advanced Biofuels

March 11, 2014 10:25 am | by Thomson Reuters | News | Comments

Fortum, UPM and Valmet have joined forces to develop a new technology to produce advanced high value lignocellulosic fuels, such as transportation fuels or higher value bio liquids.                   

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Natural Gas Industry Struggles To Keep Its Promises

March 11, 2014 10:08 am | by JONATHAN FAHEY, AP Energy Writer | News | Comments

America's plan to use more natural gas to run power plants, make chemicals, drive vehicles and heat homes may not go as smoothly as expected. While there's plenty of natural gas in the ground, the harsh winter revealed unpredicted obstacles to producing it.

The 'Brand' Value Of Integrity In The Pharmaceutical Supply Chain

March 11, 2014 3:51 am | by Tom Singer, Principal, Tompkins International | Blogs | Comments

Serialization and traceability can be powerful tools to combat drug counterfeiting and the pharmaceutical grey market. This is hardly a new concept, and many voices have been raised in their favor. But not all players in the pharmaceutical industry have rushed to implement them.

New $165M Poultry Plant For AR

March 10, 2014 11:18 am | by CHRISTINA HUYNH, Associated Press | News | Comments

Alabama-based Peco Foods announced plans Monday for a new poultry plant, hatchery and feed mill in northeast Arkansas, a $165 million operation expected to create 1,000 jobs in two rural counties.

United Rentals Acquiring National Pump

March 10, 2014 10:30 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

United Rentals says it's buying National Pump, the second-largest pump rental company in North America, for $780 million.                                          

Mohawk Industries Building New Plant In TN

March 7, 2014 11:04 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Mohawk Industries says it will build a $180 million tile plant in Dickson County, creating 320 new jobs over the next four years.                                    

Chevron Pizza Scandal Blown Out Of Proportion

March 7, 2014 10:52 am | by KEVIN BEGOS, Associated Press | News | Comments

Critics were raging after an energy giant offered pizza coupons to a community near a natural gas well that exploded last month, killing a worker, but the 750 or so residents of Bobtown were not.

Oil Rises Amid Hopes Of Hiring Gains

March 7, 2014 10:34 am | by PABLO GORONDI, Associated Press | News | Comments

The price of oil crept up to near $102 a barrel Friday as expectations rose for a solid increase in U.S. employment.                                        

E85 Fueling Station Availability Increasing

March 7, 2014 9:59 am | by U.S. Energy Information Administration | News | Comments

The number of retail fueling stations offering motor fuel that can be up to 85% ethanol, known as E85, has grown rapidly since 2007.                                            

2 Convicted Of Selling DuPont Trade Secret

March 6, 2014 3:14 pm | by PAUL ELIAS, Associated Press | News | Comments

The two men were convicted in San Francisco of stealing Delaware-based DuPont Co.'s method for making titanium dioxide, a chemical that fetches $17 billion a year in sales worldwide.                     

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

Exxon Cuts Spending, Expects Production Rise

March 6, 2014 10:48 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

The nation's biggest oil company said that it will spend $39.8 billion on energy projects and other costs this year, down from $42.5 billion last year.                         

Factory Orders Down In January

March 6, 2014 10:31 am | by MARTIN CRUTSINGER, AP Economics Writer | News | Comments

Orders to U.S. factories fell in January for a second straight month but a key category that signals business investment plans rebounded. That could be an indication that businesses are becoming more confident.             

NE Landowners Win Gas Lawsuit

March 6, 2014 7:15 am | by ROXANA HEGEMAN, Associated Press | News | Comments

A federal judge handed a key legal victory Wednesday to landowners battling a Nebraska gas firm in a lawsuit over the condemnation of more than 9,100 acres spanning three counties in south-central Kansas.

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