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Colonial Sees Line 1 Restart Saturday After Fatal Explosion

The owner of the biggest U.S. fuel pipeline said it may resume service on its gasoline line at noon local time Saturday after an explosion and fire …

Oil Up; Gasoline Jumps on Line Explosion

Oil prices edged higher on Tuesday as a weaker dollar boosted greenback-denominated commodities, although worries that OPEC will not do much to reduce a global glut kept the market near one-month lows.<p>U.S. gasoline futures dominated action outside of the crude oil complex, spiking 11 percent before …

Explosion in Alabama Gas Pipeline Kills One Worker, Injures Five

The disruption to the pipeline could cause gasoline shortages around the Southeastern United States.<p>HELENA, Ala. (AP) — For the second time in two months, a pipeline that supplies gasoline to millions of people was shut down, raising the specter of another round of gas shortages and price increases.<p>…

Alberta petrochemical fund draws more interest than government was expecting

The Alberta government says a program intended to encourage more value-added processing in the petrochemical industry has drawn more interest than expected.<p>Energy Minister Marg McCuaig-Boyd says the petrochemicals diversification program, which provides $500-million in royalty credits to the …

Egypt's Carbon Holdings has first backing for $5 bln petrochemical funding

DUBAI, May 30 (Reuters) - Egypt’s Carbon Holdings has secured agreement with one of the four export credit agencies expected to provide financing worth between $4 billion and $5 billion for its massive Tahrir petrochemicals project, its chief executive said on Monday.<p>The $7 billion scheme at Ain …

Suez Canal

Death toll at 24 in Mexico petrochemical plant explosion

COATZACOALCOS, Mexico (AP) — The death toll from a petrochemical plant explosion in southeastern Mexico has risen to 24, state oil company Petroleos …

French court finds Total guilty over 2009 petrochemicals blast

PARIS (Reuters) - A petrochemical unit of French oil and gas company Total has been found guilty and fined 200,000 euros ($225,100) on Monday by a French court for a 2009 blast at its Carling plant that killed two and injured six.<p>French policemen look for evidence next to a steam cracker at a TOTAL …

Judiciary

PPG to acquire US-based aerospace coatings maker Cuming

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BASF to sell its global paper hydrous kaolin business to Imerys

Related News<p>CINCINNATI, US: Solvent-free chemistry, more common in Europe and Asia, is gaining notice among American manufacturers due to …

Solvay starts two new large-scale alkoxylation plants in Europe and Asia

Related News<p>BRUSSELS, BELGIUM: Solvay SA and Ineos Group Ltd said they have received the final European commission approval to form their 50/50 …

6 predictions for 2016 from Davos leaders

Terror attacks, geopolitical turmoil, volatile stock markets – it’s fair to say the year has got off to a bumpy start. But what will the rest of 2016 …

Al Gore

Power firms to increase focus on supercritical plants, green capacity

The government is planning to announce tougher carbon emission targets but Indian power companies are already ramping up installing high-efficiency …

Fossil Fuels

Changing Coal's Message: Cleaner Coal Is Possible But Clean Coal Is Impossible

In the energy world, an oft-asked question is exactly what comprises the catalyst for change — the onset of technology or the steady hand of government. It’s a combination thereof, generally, unless one of the interest groups has deep pockets. In that case, public perceptions can be altered through …

EPA's Clean Power Plan Will Create Quarter-Million Jobs

The Environmental Protection Agency's proposal to crack down on carbon pollution from power plants would create more than a quarter of a million …

11 maps that explain energy in America

Most people don't give too much thought to where their electricity comes from. Flip a switch, and the lights go on. That's all. The origins of that energy, or how it actually got into our homes, is generally hidden from view.<p>Yet the makeup of America's energy infrastructure matters enormously — …

Fossil Fuels

Big power company Constellation to finance Bloom Energy's fuel cells

One of the largest power companies in the U.S. is doubling down on funding the deployment of fuel cells by Silicon Valley startup Bloom Energy. Fuel …

Google Signs 225 MW Wind Power Purchase Agreement With Invenergy

<b>Published on</b> January 29th, 2016 | <i>by Joshua S Hill</i><p>0<p>January 29th, 2016 by <b>Joshua S Hill</b><p>Internet giant Google has signed a 225 MW Power Purchase …

Renewable Energy

Advanced Reactor Nuclear Power Resurgence in the U.S.

"I was not always pro-nuclear power," former Environmental Protection Agency administrator Carol Browner declared Wednesday at the Advanced Nuclear …

ABB Conversations > The two other areas where utilities are making smart grid investments

Market analysts forecast utility analytics as the fastest growing smart grid technology area and many utilities have DER pilot programs in …

How GE’s Industrial Internet Is Reshaping Thermal Power Generation

Some people have a good view from their corner office. In Justin Eggart's case, he has one of the most expansive views of the world's power plant …

Ecomagination

Working to solve some of the world's biggest challenges has inspired our thinking and driven our actions for more than 125 years. And as a technology …

Schneider Electric solution to manage operations at SA’s inaugural concentrated solar power (CSP) plants

Schneider Electric has signed an agreement to install the distributed control system (DCS) for the two concentrated solar power (CSP) plants, Khi …

Are utility execs embracing data analytics?

Accenture has released its latest survey of utility executives. I’ve been looking at these surveys over the past 12 months and it’s increasingly …

Big Data Analytics in Energy & Utilities

What are big data in the contacts of energy & utilities, and how/where can the utilities find value in the data. In this C-level presentation we discussed the three prime areas: grid operations, smart metering and asset & workforce management. A section on cognitive computing for utilities have …

India to supply 300 MW electricity to power-starved Nepal in 18 months

India on Friday agreed to supply 300 MW of electricity to energy-starved Nepal in the next one-and- a-half year as the two sides decided to expedite …

3 Little-Known Stocks Set to Benefit From Today's Energy Sector Dynamics

How low can they go? Every time oil prices seem to bottom out, they find a way to sink even further. With ample supplies and refiners processing as …

Investing

Why this Utility Giant's $4-billion Coal Bailout is an Ill-Fated Energy Strategy

Clean energy investments are soaring worldwide, and the United States is no exception with $56 billion going toward renewable generation in 2015, an …

Energy

Coal for Electricity Hits a 45-Year Low

The amount of electricity generated using coal in the U.S. slid to its lowest level since at least 1970 in November, according to data released this …

Fossil Fuels

Clean energy effort moves forward with New England proposals

Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Connecticut have dozens of proposals to consider as they look for enough additional electricity for tens of thousands …

Are you #Readyfor100 -- ready for 100% renewable energy?

<b>Credit: Yann Arthus-Bertrand</b><p>Santa Monica recently announced it is signing a contract to power its municipal operations with 100% clean energy—making …

Santa Monica