Rising rail transportation rates limit US manufacturers
2016 Archive

By STEPHANY ROMANOWEditorA new report on freight-rail rates prepared by Escalation Consultants finds that the premiums on rail shipments soared by 90% from 2005 to 2011, despite a drop in demand.This ..

Ukraine crisis boosts support for US gas exports
2016 Archive

By BRIAN WINGFIELD and CHRISTINE BUURMABloombergRussia’s military intervention in Ukraine is bolstering the case for easing restrictions on exports of the US boom in natural gas production, accor..

Global energy outlook becoming redefined by natural gas
2016 Archive

By Stephany RomanowEditorHOUSTON -- Natural gas is the fastest growing hydrocarbon-based energy resource; this is the consensus of the recent Rice University Baker Institute’s Geopolitics of Natu..

West Virginia chemical spill spurs study of health effects
2016 Archive

By MARK DRAJEMBloombergThe odor in drinking water lingering more than a month after a chemical spill in West Virginia is prompting officials to test homes and consider the potential long-term health e..

Americas play increasing role in global energy trade
2016 Archive

By Stephany RomanowEditorThe major takeaway from the US Energy Information Administration’s (EIA’s) new Liquid Fuels and Natural Gas in the Americas report is that the Americas, including No..

Emerson opens global innovation center in Round Rock, Texas
2016 Archive

By Billy ThinnesTechnical EditorAUSTIN, Texas -- Emerson Process Management today held the grand opening of its Emerson Innovation Center for Process Systems and Solutions in Round Rock, Texas.Dignita..

Falling gasoline prices dampen ExxonMobil’s plea for US crude exports
2016 Archive

By BRADLEY OLSON and DAN MURTAUGHBloombergExxonMobil's push to export US oil overseas is facing a new obstacle: falling gasoline prices.A flood of new oil from Texas to the Great Plains has swamped re..

US Treasury the winner with North American shale boom
2016 Archive

By DANIEL KRUGERBloombergAmerica’s shale boom is providing an unintended benefit to US government bonds.With the US economy relying less on oil and gas imports than at any time in two decades, en..

Industry associations form pact to recycle waste plastic into oil
2016 Archive

The Plastics-to-Oil Technologies Alliance of the American Chemistry Council (ACC) will focus on increasing the awareness and benefits of plastics-to-oil technologies along with strengthening the indus..

US shale boom threatened as rail explosions spark tighter oil shipping rules
2016 Archive

By MARK DRAJEM, ANGELA GREILING KEANE and LYNN DOANBloombergSafety rules will probably be tightened on crude oil shipments from North Dakota following a string of railway explosions, threatening to da..

NAES opens new US Gulf Coast facility for energy construction services
2016 Archive

SULPHUR, Louisiana -- On a cool and overcast evening in southeastern Louisiana, NAES opened a new facility for its industrial services division.  The company, which is a broad-based provider of s..

Game-changing opportunities for US chemical industry
2016 Archive

NEW YORK -- The 2013 edition of the Chem Show is now well into its second day, and the networking, deal-making and information sharing at New York City’s Javits Center is in full swing.  A p..

US trade groups express concern over renewable fuels mandate for 2014
2016 Archive

Downstream leaders for both the American Petroleum Institute (API) and American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers (AFPM) testified Thursday at the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) public hearing be..

North America set for economic expansion wave, driven by oil and gas
2016 Archive

The oil and gas (O&G) industry is a high-technology business. Much of this industry’s past success is attributed to the innovative thinking in solving problems. Speakers at the 2013 Deloitte’..

Rockwell touts latest automation developments at annual Houston fair
2016 Archive

By BILLY THINNESTechnical EditorHOUSTON -- The hub of the automation world moved to Houston this week when more than 9,700 manufacturing and industrial professionals gathered for the Automation Fair e..

POLL FINDINGS: Middle East threatened by North American petrochemical exports
2016 Archive

By Ben DuBoseOnline EditorNorth American petrochemical producers have had lofty margins in recent years, given ample ethane feedstocks derived from the regional shale boom.Those margins, in turn, are ..

EARNINGS WRAP: Global refiners slug through high oil prices, rising operating costs
2016 Archive

(Editor's note: Additional financial reporting information compiled by Bloomberg News.)By Stephany RomanowEditorThe third-quarter financials for many international integrated oil and gas companie..

Latin America is blessed with hydrocarbons but cursed in political risk
2016 Archive

By Stephany RomanowEditorLatin America remains a frontier of opportunity for the upstream, according to Wood Mackenzie’s Latin America upstream team. This region is home to significant hydrocarbo..

Daily editions of AFPM 2013 Q&A and Technology Forum official newspaper
2016 Archive

DALLAS -- Here is Day 3 of the official newspaper of the AFPM 2013 Q&A and Technology Forum. Day 2 and Day 1 editions can also be accessed. The issues were published by Hydrocarbon..

Day 2 of the AFPM 2013 Q&A and Technology Forum official newspaper
2016 Archive

To see Day 2 of the official newspaper of the AFPM 2013 Q&A and Technology Forum, please click here. Published by Hydrocarbon Processing as two daily editions, Oct. 6/7 and Oct. 8, and as an elec..

Day 1 of the AFPM 2013 Q&A and Technology Forum official newspaper
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To see Day 1 of the official newspaper of the AFPM 2013 Q&A and Technology Forum, please click here. Published by Hydrocarbon Processing as two daily editions, Oct. 6/7 and Oct. 8, and as an electroni..

Honeywell opens Houston training, service center for portable gas detectors
2016 Archive

By Roger JordanWorld OilHOUSTON -- Honeywell has opened a new Customer Experience Center (CEC) in Houston. The $3-million facility, which includes a display of Honeywell's product range, will serve as..

SLIDESHOW: Scenes from the 2013 Emerson Exchange
2016 Archive

By Billy ThinnesTechnical EditorGRAPEVINE, Texas -- The Emerson Exchange brought together over 3,000 attendees to revel in a technical program bursting at the seams. This year’s event in..

Micro Motion releases new metering products at Emerson Exchange
2016 Archive

By Billy ThinnesTechnical EditorGRAPEVINE, Texas -- Emerson Process Management hosted a breakfast for press members on Tuesday during the company’s yearly Exchange for customers, end us..

Promising outlook seen for North American construction industry
2016 Archive

By Stephany RomanowEditorHOUSTON -- Conditions have changed for the engineering and construction (E&C) industry, especially in North America. That was the consensus of attendees at the 16th ..