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The Koch Brothers in 80 Seconds

May 8, 2015 9:41 am | by CNNMoney | Videos | Comments

Charles and David Koch are major players in the oil and gas industry — and in GOP politics.

Report: Lifting Ban Could Place U.S. Among Top Oil Exporters

May 8, 2015 9:27 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

A new report predicts that increasing U.S. shale oil production and lifting the country’s ban on crude exports could make it one of the world’s top crude shippers by 2025.

Listeria Found in Blue Bell Ice Cream Plant in 2013

May 8, 2015 9:18 am | by MARY CLARE JALONICK, Associated Press | News | Comments

The Texas-based company continued to ship ice cream produced in that plant after what the Food and Drug Administration says was inadequate cleaning.


2015 Chem Show

May 7, 2015 10:50 am | by 2015 Chem Show | Events

Since 1915, The Chem Show is the showcase for the latest process equipment, products and services, bringing together manufacturers and innovative new suppliers with executives, process engineers, production teams and plant personnel throughout the CPI (Chemical Process Industries).

Lumber Liquidators Suspends Sales of Chinese-Made Flooring

May 7, 2015 10:28 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The flooring supplier said Thursday that it decided to suspend the sales while a board committee completes a review of its sourcing compliance program.

French Nuclear Manufacturer Areva to Cut Thousands of Jobs

May 7, 2015 9:24 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Nuclear reactor builder Areva wants to trim thousands of jobs after billions of euros of financial losses, as France tries to restructure its powerful but struggling nuclear energy industry.

Pic of The Day: Houston Port Gets an Eye-Popping Upgrade

May 6, 2015 5:20 pm | by Meagan Parrish, Editor, Chem.Info | News | Comments

The 30-story cranes were shipped from South Korea and arrived at the Barbours Cut Container Terminal after a 73-day journey to Houston.

Warwick Chemical Company Pleads Guilty to Violations

May 6, 2015 4:40 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The company failed to develop and implement a risk management plan while storing 92 drums of hydrofluoric acid weighing 46,000 pounds.


U.S. Gives Farmers Approval To Spray Crops From Drones

May 6, 2015 4:33 pm | by Scott Smith, The Associated Press | News | Comments

A drone large enough to carry tanks of fertilizers and pesticides has won rare approval from federal authorities to spray crops in the United States.

The World’s Largest Chemical Complex — By The (Big) Numbers

May 6, 2015 2:58 pm | by Meagan Parrish, Editor, Chem.Info | Articles | Comments

Based in Saudi Arabia, Sadara Chemical Company is a joint venture between Dow Chemical Company and Saudi Aramco, and the mega facility promises to be a game-changer for the chemicals industry.

Energy-Producing States Blast Obama Climate Change Plan

May 6, 2015 10:03 am | by MATTHEW DALY, Associated Press | News | Comments

The Obama administration's far-reaching plan to address climate change would cause job losses and lead to higher electricity prices and even power outages, attorneys general from two energy-producing states said.

EPA to Ramp up Restrictions on Formaldehyde

May 6, 2015 9:53 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Critics of the proposed rules said it would implement redundant and costly standards, particularly on small businesses.

Mixed Reaction For Plan For Western Pa. Petrochemical Plant

May 6, 2015 9:11 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A proposal by Shell Chemical to build a petrochemical plant in western Pennsylvania drew praise from those who say it will boost the region's economy, and criticism from those who fear it will harm the environment.


Panera CEO on Push to Banish Artificial Ingredients

May 5, 2015 12:15 pm | by CANDICE CHOI, AP Food Industry Writer | News | Comments

Panera Bread is the latest company to tout the removal of artificial ingredients, adding fuel to the debate over whether that improves food quality or is just a marketing tool.

How Big is Tesla’s ‘Big’ Announcement?

May 5, 2015 11:54 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Tesla hailed its new battery division as the beginning of a "transformation of the entire energy infrastructure of the world." In reality, Tesla is joining a crowded field of companies already invested in on-site energy storage, and experts are split on just how much those systems will impact the energy market.

AkzoNobel Completes Divestment of Paper Chemicals Business

May 5, 2015 9:59 am | by AkzoNobel | News | Comments

AkzoNobel continues to have a strong presence in the pulp industry as the leading global supplier of chemicals and customized solutions for bleaching pulp, marketed under the Eka brand.

Texas Legislature Acts to Stop Cities From Limiting Drilling

May 5, 2015 9:42 am | by WILL WEISSERT, Associated Press | News | Comments

It's a major victory for industry groups and top conservatives who have decried rampant local "overregulation."

How Chemical Companies Are Part of The Solution — And Problem — For Climate Change

May 4, 2015 5:19 pm | by Meagan Parrish, Editor, Chem.Info | Blogs | Comments

Some of the world’s top chemical companies have not only called climate change “man made,” they’re leading the charge to combat it.

Report: 'Safer' Chemistry Expected to Outperform Overall Chemical Market

May 4, 2015 4:36 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

The study estimated safer chemicals would see 24 times the growth of the conventional chemical sector between 2011 and 2020.

Oil May Push Past $100 a Barrel in 2016: Hofmeister

May 4, 2015 10:03 am | by Bloomberg Business | Videos | Comments

John Hofmeister, former U.S. president of Royal Dutch Shell Plc and founder of Citizens for Affordable Energy, talks about why he thinks many analysts are underestimating the oil market.

BASF Corp. Tabs New CEO

May 4, 2015 9:52 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Wayne T. Smith, a member of the company's board of executive directors, will take over as chairman and CEO of BASF Corporation in Florham Park, New Jersey.

Dow Chemical to Trim About 3 Percent of Global Workforce

May 4, 2015 9:46 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The company says the cuts will reduce its workforce by 1,500 to 1,750 positions.

Port St. Lucie Residents Fight Proposed Fertilizer Plant

May 4, 2015 9:44 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The Fort Pierce Tribune reports that Compost USA closed its Marion County plant last year after a legal fight over odors from the plant.

Freedom Industries Offers $2.7M For Victims of Chemical Spill

May 1, 2015 4:42 pm | by JONATHAN MATTISE, Associated Press | News | Comments

Freedom Industries wants to wrap up its bankruptcy case by paying a variety of groups $6.7 million, including $2.7 million for victims of the company's January 2014 chemical spill.

US, Canada Unveil Rules to Boost Oil Train Safety

May 1, 2015 4:37 pm | by JOAN LOWY and MATTHEW BROWN, Associated Press | News | Comments

Rail tank cars used to transport crude oil and many other flammable liquids will have to be built to stronger standards to reduce the risk of a catastrophic train crash and fire, under sweeping new safety rules.

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