They roll off the assembly belt like little bars of burnished gold. The Zippo windproof lighter has remained virtually unchanged over the last 77 years. But the company behind the Zippo lighter has accomplished the near impossible — the company has grown and adapted to today's fickle market while remaining a steadfast American icon.
Global spending on chemical production capacity additions will peak in 2014 at $120 billion and then begin to decline, according to analysis from IH. Asia, and China in particular, long the epicenter of global chemical supply and demand, will remain the dominant global force for chemicals beyond 2020.
ExxonMobil Chemical Company announced that it has started construction of a multi-billion dollar ethane cracker at its Baytown, Texas, complex and associated premium product facilities in nearby Mont Belvieu.
A former industrial bakery in Biddeford, Maine is for sale for $8.45 million. Flower Foods acquired the bakery last year and is selling the plant and eight other bakeries and 21 depots across the country.
North Dakota is now producing 1 million barrels of oil per day, with a large part of the credit due to the rich Bakken shale formation in the western part of the state.
Alcoa Power and Propulsion plans to invest $25 million in new technology at its Hampton, Virginia operation. Gov. Terry McAuliffe says the expansion will create 75 jobs.
The Minnesota Court of Appeals has turned back a challenge to Winona County newest frack sand mine. Twelve residents challenged the county board's approval for a condition use permit for the 19-acre sand mine in Saratoga Township.
The Bristol Bay Native Corp. Education Foundation has sold the shares it received as a gift in the company that owns the proposed Pebble Mine.
Royal Dutch Shell PLC says it is selling a 19 percent stake in Australia's Woodside Petroleum Limited, worth around $5 billion.
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Sugars, glycerin and other plant-derived feedstocks are emerging as economically competitive starting materials for a range of commodity chemicals, in part, because of tight supplies of conventional feedstocks such as propylene, isobutylene, butadiene and isoprene.
Shares of Williams Cos. hit an all-time high Monday after the pipeline operator agreed to buy a part of natural gas processor Access Midstream Partners LP for nearly $6 billion.
Sales of a treated ground beef product that critics derisively dubbed "pink slime" have rebounded, according to two of its manufacturers.
President Barack Obama's new pollution limits for power plants have set off an avalanche of information about what the rules will cost, how they will affect your health and how far they will go toward curbing climate change.
The oilfield services company Weatherford International Ltd. says shareholders have approved a move from Switzerland to Ireland.
The downfall of manufacturing in the U.S. has done more than displace workers and leave communities searching for ways to rebuild devastated economies. In American factory towns, manufacturing's decline is a key factor in the widening income gap between the rich and everyone else, as workers are forced into far lower-paying jobs.
The United States exported 268,000 barrels per day (b/d) of crude oil in April (the latest data available from the U.S. Census Bureau), the highest level of exports in 15 years.
An administrative law judge recommended that Minnesota regulators approve an expansion of Enbridge Energy's Alberta Clipper crude oil pipeline across northern Minnesota.
The Interior Department office that oversees revenue collection from oil and gas leases announced that it is seeking a $533,520 civil penalty against a gas developer the agency said failed to report production on federal leases in northeast Wyoming.
The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration announced Wednesday that it has placed the Geneva-based Bioiberica Nebraska in its Severe Violator Enforcement Program.
Dramatic changes in oil production around the globe are balancing each other out instead of wreaking havoc. This has helped world oil prices stay high enough to provide OPEC countries with robust income, but not so high that they scare customers away from buying more of their precious product.
Oil and gas producers Consol Energy and Noble Energy said that they plan to form a new publicly traded joint venture that will operate natural-gas pipelines in the Marcellus Shale region in the Eastern U.S.
Pacific Future Energy Corporation announced today its plan to build and operate the world's greenest refinery on British Columbia's north coast.
A federal judge is questioning whether highly paid lawyers are helping keep money in a bankrupt company that spilled chemicals into West Virginia's largest water supply.
Natural gas working inventories on May 30 totaled 1.50 trillion cubic feet (Tcf), 0.74 Tcf (33%) below the level at the same time a year ago and 0.90 Tcf (37%) below the previous five-year average (2009-13).