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BASF Opens Largest Indian Construction Chemicals Plant

April 22, 2015 4:22 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

The world's largest chemical producer said in a statement that the Nellore facility will help meet growing construction demand in India, particularly for customers in the southern part of the country.

3 Trends Driving Growth in The Interconnected Auto And Chemicals Markets

April 21, 2015 4:09 pm | by Meagan Parrish, Editor, Chem.Info | News | Comments

The auto industry is taking off and the chemicals sector is hitching a ride.

DuPont Reports Decline in First-Quarter Earnings

April 21, 2015 9:40 am | by RANDALL CHASE, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

The DuPont Co. says the strong dollar and challenges in the agriculture and performance chemicals industries contributed to lower sales and earnings in the first quarter.

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German Plastics Company Establishing First US Plant

April 20, 2015 4:59 pm | by South Carolina Department of Commerce | News | Comments

EuWe Eugen Wexler US Plastics, Inc., an automotive supplier and subsidiary of the Germany-based EuWe Group, is investing $11.1 million to open its first U.S. facility in the Upstate of South Carolina.

Halliburton Reports 1Q Loss on Costs Tied to Oil Price Slump

April 20, 2015 9:38 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A steep drop in oil prices since last spring has forced almost every energy producer to cut expenses and scale back production.

Utah's Oldest Coal-Fired Power Plant Shut Down

April 20, 2015 9:26 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Rocky Mountain Power shut down its 60-year-old Carbon Power Plant near Helper on Wednesday, a day before stricter federal mercury-pollution rules took effect.

TVA Completes Purchase of Mississippi Natural Gas Plant

April 17, 2015 10:43 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The Tennessee Valley Authority has purchased a 700-megawatt natural gas plant in Ackerman, Mississippi.

Apple Invests in China Solar Project, US Forest Conservation

April 16, 2015 5:26 pm | by BRANDON BAILEY, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

The initiatives come as the tech giant this year met a self-imposed goal of powering all its U.S. operations with renewable energy to reduce carbon emissions — initiatives that have won high marks from environmental groups like Greenpeace.

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Climate Change Plan Faces High-Profile Legal Test

April 16, 2015 10:24 am | by SAM HANANEL, Associated Press | News | Comments

The lawsuits — one from a coalition of 15 states and another brought by Ohio-based Murray Energy Corp., the nation's largest privately held coal mining company — are part of a growing political attack from opponents who say the move is illegal and will kill jobs, cripple demand for coal and drive up electricity prices.

Consumers Buying More Organic Products, Despite High Prices

April 16, 2015 10:20 am | by MARY CLARE JALONICK, Associated Press | News | Comments

Organic foods generally are grown with fewer chemicals and artificial ingredients and are produced according to a strict set of government standards.

The State Of Sustainable Manufacturing

April 14, 2015 11:22 am | by Industrial Maintenance And Plant Operations | News | Comments

As concerns regarding the environment continue to rise, the importance of sustainable manufacturing follows suit. Check out why it's important and what manufacturers and consumers think.

US Retail Sales Heat up in March; Has Big Thaw Arrived?

April 14, 2015 11:08 am | by JOSH BOAK, AP Economics Writer | News | Comments

Americans increased their spending on autos, furniture, clothing and building materials in March, lifting retail sales for the first time in four months.

Brazil: Mass Protests Over Oil Giant Petrobras

April 13, 2015 5:31 pm | by BBC News | Videos | Comments

Hundreds of thousands of people have been taking part in anti-government demonstrations in Brazil, sparked by anger over a massive corruption scandal at the state-run oil giant Petrobras.

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2nd Major Gas Pipeline Would Link Pennsylvania, Northeast

April 13, 2015 11:28 am | by MARY ESCH, Associated Press | News | Comments

Construction workers in economically distressed southern New York are ecstatic about the job possibilities, but landowners who have been fighting the first pipeline for three years are dismayed at the prospect of going through the whole process a second time.

China Tries Former State Oil Boss on Corruption Charges

April 13, 2015 11:23 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A top official who led China's biggest petroleum company and later was assigned to oversee state-owned companies went on trial Monday on charges of corruption and abuse of power.

Brazilian Chemical Company to Establish First Foreign Plant in US

April 8, 2015 5:25 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Inbra, which specializes in plastic and rubber additives, will spend $7.7 million to establish the 24,000-square-foot manufacturing facility.

Report Expects Demand For Oilfield Chemicals To Increase

April 8, 2015 5:03 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

The analysis projects that technological advances and continued exploration and development of oil and gas reserves will generate an average annual growth rate of 6 percent in oilfield chemicals.

3 Finance Stories to Watch — And What They Mean For Chemical Manufacturers

April 8, 2015 4:59 pm | by Meagan Parrish, Editor, Chem.Info | News | Comments

Follow the money.

Cleaning Products Maker Zep Being Taken Private

April 8, 2015 10:52 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Commercial and industrial chemical products company Zep Inc. is being taken private in a $692 million sale including assumed debt to private equity firm New Mountain Capital.

Shell Looks to Acquire BG Group in Historic $70B Deal

April 8, 2015 9:57 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Royal Dutch Shell has agreed to acquire U.K.-based BG Group in one of the largest deals ever in the oil and gas sector.  

BASF Just Turned 150

April 7, 2015 5:20 pm | by Meagan Parrish, Editor, Chem.Info | Articles | Comments

Here’s a quick look at the chemical giant’s history, from game-changing innovations and alleged war crimes, to rapid expansion and tackling the chemical challenges of the future.  

Mexico, First Reserve Strike $1B Energy Investment Deal

April 7, 2015 4:46 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Mexico's state-run oil company and U.S.-based First Reserve are announcing a $1 billion deal to invest in the energy sector.

Enviro Tech Chemical Services Dedicates New Facility

April 1, 2015 10:47 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Enviro Tech is a chemical company focused on food safety and water treatment. Company officials say the plant will eventually employ more than 80 workers.

Monsanto Donates $4M to Effort to Save Monarch Butterflies

April 1, 2015 9:24 am | by JIM SUHR, Associated Press | News | Comments

Agribusiness Monsanto Co., whose popular weed killer Roundup has been partly blamed by critics for knocking out monarch butterflies' habitat, said Tuesday it is committing $4 million to efforts to stem the worrisome decline of the black-and-orange insects.

Emissions Requirements, Fuel Cell Vehicles to Drive Increase in Global Hydrogen

March 31, 2015 3:25 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

A recently released report anticipates demand for cleaner transportation will substantially increase the global hydrogen market in the near future.

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