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Petronas to build $27 billion refinery complex

April 15, 2014
Malaysia's state-owned oil and gas company Petronas has announced plans to invest $27 billion in the construction of a new refining and petrochemical complex in the southern state of Johor.
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Report raises concerns over use of GRAS food additives

April 15, 2014
The Natural Resources Defense Council claims that labeling food additives as "generally recognized as safe" (GRAS) creates a loophole in regulation.
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USGS blames oil drilling for water contamination in Montana

April 15, 2014
USGS researchers said that disposal of brine water from oil operations for decades has affected the quality of both private drinking water wells and public water supply wells.
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Montana bio-based chemical startup secures investment to start production

April 15, 2014
The capital will allow Rivertop Renewables to expand its production of chemicals, like detergents and corrosion inhibitors, manufactured entirely from natural plant sugars.
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Oklahoma drillers to collect wastewater injection data daily under new proposal

April 14, 2014
The Oklahoma Corporation Commission has approved new rules that would require fracking companies to record the volume of injected wastewater and the pressure at which it is injected underground on a daily basis.
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Scientists find benefits of Tamiflu overestimated

April 14, 2014
A new study raises concerns that the effect of the vastly popular influenza treatment drug may have been overestimated.
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Chevron signs renewed agreement for shale development in Argentina

April 14, 2014
U.S. energy giant Chevron Corporation has announced plans to invest more than $1.6 billion to develop shale reserves in Argentina.
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US pork, beef exports strong in February

April 14, 2014
Latest data shows that American pork and beef exports fared well in February, even though the industry has been facing the challenge of soaring prices and tight supply.
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Food industry mergers & acquisitions remain steady in 2013

April 9, 2014
The hesitation of the food industry to engage in new merger activity was still evident in 2013 with only 311 deals, roughly the same as in 2012, according to The Food Institute’s Food Business Mergers & Acquisitions 2013.
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Industrial automation equipment market to see stronger growth in 2014

April 9, 2014
After sputtering for the last two years, the global market for industrial automation equipment is poised for stronger growth in 2014, aided by strengthening economies as well as technological innovations.
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