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Controversy Surrounds Proposed Washington State Oil Terminal

March 5, 2015 1:38 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

The latest spat over transporting ever-increasing amounts of crude oil around the country now centers on the pacific Northwest. 

Applications for U.S. Jobless Aid Inch Up to a 10-Month High

March 5, 2015 10:30 am | by Christopher S. Rugaber, The Associated Press | News | Comments

The number of people seeking unemployment benefits rose last week to the highest level since May...

Fractured States: Why Shale Has Some New Yorkers Talking About Secession

March 4, 2015 2:02 pm | by Meagan Parrish, Editor, Chem.Info | Blogs | Comments

Fracking is a booming business in Pennsylvania and some nearby residents in New York, where ...

Auto Industry, Batteries Expected to Bolster Graphite Market

March 3, 2015 1:34 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

A newly released report expects auto production and lithium-ion batteries to bolster the U.S....

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Two Train Cars Carrying Crude Derail in New Orleans

March 3, 2015 10:07 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The New Orleans Fire Department says two train cars carrying crude oil have derailed in the city but no oil has spilled.

Survey Shows Chinese Manufacturing Improving

March 2, 2015 9:46 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

China's manufacturing activity improved in February for the first time in four months but export demand weakened, a survey released Monday showed.

Gas Prices Lead to 'Positive Near-Term Economic Outlook'

March 2, 2015 9:30 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

A new report from the Manufacturers Alliance for Productivity and Innovation anticipates modest economic growth in 2015, in large part due to the impact of lower gas prices on consumer spending.

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Researchers Develop More Efficient 'Lithium-Air' Battery

February 27, 2015 1:16 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Massachusetts researchers using a fabricated form of carbon have developed battery technology that they hope will enable electric cars to travel far longer distances.

Group Backs Off Plan to Put Fracking Ban on Colorado Ballot

February 27, 2015 10:53 am | by Dan Elliott, The Associated Press | News | Comments

An activist group on Thursday backed off its earlier announcement that it would to try to get a statewide ban on hydraulic fracturing on the Colorado ballot and said it would instead try to persuade Gov. John Hickenlooper to halt the practice.

Obama Vetoes Keystone XL Pipeline Bill

February 25, 2015 10:48 am | by Josh Lederman, The Associated Press | News | Comments

Defying the Republican-run Congress, President Barack Obama rejected a bill Tuesday to approve construction of the Keystone XL oil pipeline, wielding his veto power for only the third time in his presidency. 

Report: 19 Oil and Gas Stocks in 'Extreme Danger'

February 24, 2015 1:56 pm | by Andrew Szal, Digital Reporter, IMPO | News | Comments

A report from a Baltimore-based financial network warns of 19 energy stocks in jeopardy of "going belly-up" in the wake of plummeting oil prices.

Siemens to Supply Turbines for Fuel Efficient Plant in Michigan

February 24, 2015 10:03 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Siemens is supplying two gas turbines and one steam turbine for the new Holland Energy Park combined cycle power plant in Holland, Michigan. 

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Report: Solar Energy Jobs Up More Than 20 Percent in 2014

February 18, 2015 9:37 am | by Andrew Szal, Digital Reporter, IMPO | News | Comments

The U.S. solar energy sector employed nearly 174,000 workers in manufacturing, construction, engineering, sales and other industries as of November 2014, an increase of nearly 22 percent compared to the previous year.

Report Projects Solar Energy Production to Surge In U.S.

February 12, 2015 3:32 pm | by Andrew Szal, Digital Reporter, IMPO | News | Comments

A recently released study projects solar energy costs will be able to compete with those of traditional electricity generation in most states within the next 15 years.

Apple Building Big Solar Energy Project in California

February 12, 2015 9:44 am | by Brandon Bailey, The Associated Press | News | Comments

Apple will spend nearly $850 million on a solar energy project that will generate enough power for the computer giant's new corporate headquarters, retail stores and other operations in California.

Delegation: EPA Reaffirms Approval of North Dakota Haze Plan

February 11, 2015 2:01 pm | by Blake Nicholson, The Associated Press | News | Comments

The Environmental Protection Agency has reaffirmed its approval of North Dakota's plan to address haze caused by coal-fired power plants, rejecting an appeal by environmental groups who favor a federal plan.

Oil on Wild Ride, How Will it End?

February 11, 2015 9:35 am | by Jonathan Fahey, The Associated Press | News | Comments

The price of oil is on a wild ride, and there is little agreement on where it's headed.

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Neighboring States Clash On EPA Coal Energy Regulation

February 10, 2015 10:52 am | by Bridget Bergin, Associate Editor, Manufacturing.Net | News | Comments

Montana and Wyoming, despite having a similar relationship to the coal energy industry, are planning to approach the Clean Power Act from two opposite directions.                         

China Finds Huge Natural Gas Field in South China Sea

February 10, 2015 10:36 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

China said its recent gas discovery in the politically volatile South China Sea could yield 100 billion cubic meters of natural gas, underlining Beijing's determination to extract resources from waters claimed by several nations.      

California Formally Opens Large Solar Plant

February 9, 2015 9:49 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

California is rushing to expand its use of solar power to meet the renewable energy requirements, and one of the nation's largest solar projects will be opened Monday in the Riverside County desert.               

Steelworkers To Expand Strike to 2 BP Refineries in Midwest

February 9, 2015 9:35 am | by David Koenig, The Associated Press | News | Comments

The first nationwide strike at U.S. oil refineries since 1980 is spreading to two BP plants in the Midwest. Workers at refineries in Ohio and Indiana will strike late Saturday night, joining a walkout that began this week at nine other refineries.

Refinery Negotiations Suspended Until Monday, White House Speaks Out

February 6, 2015 4:22 pm | by Sam Neylon, Digital Reporter, IMPO | News | Comments

The national strike by refinery workers will extend to at least next Monday, after negotiations between the United Steelworkers (USW) and a group of employers stalled Friday.                      

$100 Oil Could Be At Least 3-5 Years Away

February 6, 2015 3:30 pm | by Bloomberg Business | Videos | Comments

Institute of International Finance's George Abed and Bloomberg Intelligence's Carl Riccadonna discuss the outlook for oil prices and production.                               

TX Company Postpones NE Plant Project

February 6, 2015 9:54 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A company that makes piping and casing for oil and gas drilling has postponed plans to build a manufacturing plant in northeast Nebraska, the company president said Wednesday, citing changing conditions in the oil market.          

WA Lawmakers Pushing Electric Car Ownership

February 5, 2015 2:15 pm | by Derrick Nunnally, The Associated Press | News | Comments

Even with gas prices hovering around $2 per gallon, Washington state lawmakers are considering a raft of bills to encourage more drivers to turn to electric cars in the name of reducing pollution.               

North Dakota Oil Industry Avoids Layoffs

February 5, 2015 9:59 am | by Andrew Szal, Digital Reporter, IMPO | News | Comments

Sliding oil prices have meant mass layoffs in the Texas oilfields. It appears that in second-place North Dakota, however, the burgeoning shale oil and natural gas sector will be spared mass job cuts in the short term.          

China, Argentina Team Up to Discuss Upcoming Energy Projects

February 4, 2015 11:18 am | by Bridget Bergin, Associate Editor, Manufacturing.Net | News | Comments

A global partnership between Argentina and China was strengthened today as leaders from both countries agreed to collaborate on two new nuclear power plants.                           

Health, Industry Groups Spar Over Ozone Rule

February 4, 2015 10:10 am | by Andrew Szal, Digital Reporter, IMPO | News | Comments

Health advocates and environmental groups are urging federal officials to adopt stricter limits on ozone, while an industry group argued taking that step would needlessly hamper manufacturing.                  

How Obama Would Spend Your Money in 2016, Agency by Agency

February 2, 2015 4:44 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Here's an agency-by-agency look at how President Barack Obama would spend Americans' money in the 2016 budget year beginning Oct. 1.                                 

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