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Horizon Pharma buys Irish drug maker Vidara

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Illinois-based Horizon Pharma Inc. announced last week it was taking over Irish Vidara Therapeutics International Ltd. in a reverse merger, moving its headquarters to Dublin.
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Report: Middle East oil & gas companies excel at risk management

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The report examined the comparative risk quality of oil, gas and petrochemical facilities located in the Middle East, in comparison to more than 500 similar facilities globally.
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Florida regulator takes action against chemical company for soil contamination

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Florida environmental officials have taken formal enforcement action against Utah-based Thatcher Chemical of Florida, Inc., following the company's improper disposal of chemical waste near its facility at DeLand and Palmetto, Fla.
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Europe may reconsider stance on fracking

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Recent political events in Ukraine and Russia's involvement may cause some EU member-states to reconsider their stance towards hydraulic fracturing.
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Citgo faces $197 million fine for Lake Charles oil spill

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Oklahoma-based refiner Citgo Petroleum Corp. may face a $197 million fine for the 2006 oil spill at its refinery in Lake Charles, La.
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FDA stops fish product imports by three New York companies

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The U.S. FDA has sent warning letters to three New York companies specializing in imports of fish and seafood products.
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EPA settles air pollution violations with Texas refinery

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Flint Hills Resources will pay a $350,000 fine and invest in equipment that will control air pollution by recovering and recycling waste gases.
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Texans hold 80% of state's oil production revenues

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Texas has as much as $140 billion in "petro-wealth" in producing petroleum reserves, a new analysis from Austin, Texas-based company Blackbeard Data Services reveals.
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Pfizer seeks to ban sales of generic Viagra in US

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U.S. pharmaceutical corporation Pfizer has filed a lawsuit against Indian drug maker Torrent Pharmaceuticals Ltd. in an effort to prevent sales of a generic version of Viagra.
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New York state coke plant ordered to pay $12.5 million for air pollution

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A New York state-based coke company has been ordered to pay a $12.5 million penalty for repeated violations of the Clean Air Act and the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act at its industrial facility.
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