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Biomass Plant Dispute Heads To Court

January 24, 2014 11:04 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

A legal dispute over a proposed $150 million wood-burning power plant in Springfield is scheduled to be heard in March.                                     

Officials say Colgate-Palmolive is building an oral care products manufacturing plant in Tennessee's Hamblen County, adding 75 jobs in the process.

Colgate-Palmolive Building A New Plant In TN

January 24, 2014 11:00 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Officials say Colgate-Palmolive is building an oral care products manufacturing plant in Tennessee's Hamblen County, adding 75 jobs in the process.

When Disaster Strikes A Chemical Company

January 24, 2014 1:00 am | by Complex Chemical Company | Articles | Comments

If a natural disaster hit your business, would you be prepared? How would you recover from the damage to your infrastructure? Unfortunately, Complex Chemical Co., Inc. had to learn the real-life answers to these questions when a powerful EF-3 tornado hit its chemical processing plant in Tallulah, Louisiana.

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Chemical Plants Planned Along Columbia River

January 22, 2014 3:50 pm | by Associated Press | News | Comments

A Chinese-backed venture that includes the British petroleum company BP proposes two plants along the lower Columbia River to distill methanol from natural gas for use in making plastics and rubber.

Keystone Pipeline Now Operational In TX

January 22, 2014 2:45 pm | by Associated Press | News | Comments

A Canadian company has started operating the Texas portion of a proposed cross-border pipeline that has stirred controversy and tension between the United States and Canada.                                         

ND Oilfield Protection Plan Under Fire

January 22, 2014 10:39 am | by JAMES MacPHERSON, Associated Press | News | Comments

An Oklahoma-based oil industry group is urging royalty owners in North Dakota to fight a proposal designed to lessen the impacts of oil development in the western part of the state.                 

KY Senator Shows Support For Uranium Plant Workers

January 22, 2014 10:37 am | by BRUCE SCHREINER, Associated Press | News | Comments

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell on Wednesday debuted a new campaign TV ad, featuring the whispery voice of a throat cancer survivor who credits the five-term Kentucky Republican for supporting sick workers at a uranium enrichment plant.

Officials say Williams Olefins is contesting six workplace safety violations and $99,000 in civil penalties federal regulators proposed last month for a fatal explosion June 13 at the company's Ascension Parish plant.

Williams Olefins Contests OSHA Fines

January 22, 2014 10:33 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Officials say Williams Olefins is contesting six workplace safety violations and $99,000 in civil penalties federal regulators proposed last month for a fatal explosion June 13 at the company's Ascension Parish plant.

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West Virginia regulators say the company behind a chemical spill that contaminated the water supply of 300,000 people now estimates some 10,000 gallons of chemicals leaked, up from an earlier figure of 7,500 gallons.

Freedom Industries Receives $4M To Cover Cleanup

January 22, 2014 10:29 am | by JONATHAN MATTISE, Associated Press | News | Comments

The embattled company behind West Virginia's chemical spill has reached a bankruptcy court deal for up to $4 million in credit from a lender to help continue operations and also provide funds to cover environmental cleanup from the spill in the Elk River, an attorney said.  

New GM Supplier Plant In KS

January 22, 2014 10:17 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Michigan-based Janesville Acoustics announced that the plant will supply the Chevrolet Malibu model built at GM's Fairfax plant in Kansas City, Kan. The plant is expected to create 164 jobs in the next two years.

Coal Heritage Site Closing

January 21, 2014 11:11 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

The Windber Coal Heritage Center in southwestern Pennsylvania is closing for lack of visitors, but the mining company that owns the building in question is donating it to a local hospital.                          

Third Point Buys Stake In Dow Chemical

January 21, 2014 11:07 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Hedge fund Third Point LLC says it has acquired a stake in Dow Chemical and wants the company to spin off its petrochemicals division. Dow Chemical Co. shares jumped $2.25, or 5.2 percent, to $45.32 in morning trading after rising as high as $46.70 earlier.

Lawsuits Continue Over NM Drilling Ban

January 21, 2014 10:47 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

A northeastern New Mexico county faces another lawsuit for its decision to prohibit oil and natural gas development. A statewide industry group and three landowners sued Mora County last November and now a Royal Dutch Shell subsidiary has filed a new suit.

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Missing Opportunities In Manufacturing Post-Mortems

January 20, 2014 11:56 am | by Joel Hans, Managing Editor, Manufacturing.Net | Blogs | Comments

The manufacturing industry is tight-lipped about internal operations, and most plant managers would be more apt to think that a major production disruption would be something to silence as much as possible. They certainly wouldn’t write up a post-mortem. But what if they did? What if they thought others could find value in what went wrong?

Boeing Developing Aviation Biofuels

January 20, 2014 10:40 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Aircraft maker Boeing Co., Etihad Airways, the oil company Total and others say they will work together on a program to develop an aviation biofuel industry in the United Arab Emirates.

Shell Sells Stake In Australian LNG Project

January 20, 2014 10:32 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Royal Dutch Shell PLC says it has agreed to sell its stakes in an Australian liquefied natural gas project to the Kuwaiti Foreign Petroleum Exploration Company for $1.135 billion (840 million euros).

PA Pipeline Fight Heads To Court

January 20, 2014 10:28 am | by SCOTT BEVERIDGE, (Washington) Observer-Reporter | News | Comments

Arguments in the case will be heard Tuesday in Washington County Court, and its outcome likely will set the tone for how the others will play out as Sunoco constructs a 50 mile pipeline from Washington County to Delmont in Westmoreland County in Pennsylvania.

West Virginia regulators say the company behind a chemical spill that contaminated the water supply of 300,000 people now estimates some 10,000 gallons of chemicals leaked, up from an earlier figure of 7,500 gallons.

Freedom Industries Files For Bankruptcy After Leak

January 20, 2014 10:25 am | by JONATHAN MATTISE, Associated Press | News | Comments

The company blamed for a chemical spill that left 300,000 West Virginians without safe drinking water filed for bankruptcy Friday, temporarily shielding it from dozens of lawsuits, many by businesses that were forced to shut down for days.

Appeals Court Refuses LA Spill Claim Transfer

January 17, 2014 11:25 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

A federal appeals court has rejected a bid by Louisiana Attorney General James "Buddy" Caldwell to have a new judge oversee the state's claims over BP's 2010 Gulf oil spill.

Aluminum Can Plant Opens In Puerto Rico

January 17, 2014 11:20 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

A group of investors have announced the opening of a $60 million plant in central Puerto Rico to produce aluminum cans.

Chemtura Sues CA Over Flammability Standards

January 17, 2014 10:56 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

A chemical company is suing California to overturn new flammability standards for furniture and other products that allow manufacturers to stop using chemical flame retardants.                                          

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.

World Energy Demand To Jump 41% By 2035

January 16, 2014 12:41 pm | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Oil giant BP forecasts world demand for energy to grow by 41 percent by 2035, driven by growing consumption in the booming economies of China and India.

AK One Step Closer To Gas Line Project

January 16, 2014 12:34 pm | by BECKY BOHRER, Associated Press | News | Comments

A newly signed commercial agreement anticipates the state's equity share in a major natural gas pipeline project will be about 20 to 25 percent.                     

OH Judge Dismisses French Goodyear Workers' Suit

January 16, 2014 12:30 pm | by THOMAS J. SHEERAN, Associated Press | News | Comments

A judge in Goodyear's Ohio hometown has thrown out a lawsuit filed by French workers trying to save their jobs.                                                                             

Nebraska Attorney General Jon Bruning says his office is suing the federal Environmental Protection Agency over greenhouse gas standards for new power plants.

NE Sues EPA Over Power Plant Standards

January 16, 2014 12:20 pm | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Nebraska Attorney General Jon Bruning says his office is suing the federal Environmental Proection Agency over greenhouse gas standards for new power plants.                                

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