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Sabic plans US petrochemical investment

Saudi petrochemical giant Saudi Basic Industries Corp. recently announced plans to invest in a petrochemical project in the United States next year and tap into the U.S. shale energy abundance.
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Alpha Foundation awards research funds for mining safety projects

Non-profit organization The Alpha Foundation is to award a total of $48 million to various institutions and industry bodies for research projects that address health and safety issues in U.S. mining operations.
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Colorado farmers to enter guilty plea in listeria case

Two cantaloupe farmers linked to one of the worst foodborne illness outbreaks in U.S. history will plead guilty to charges specified in the agreement they have struck with prosecutors.
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Texas to produce 4 million BPD of crude oil by 2020

Texas is currently producing more oil that any other state and more than many countries worldwide. However, analysts believe that its output has still not peaked and will rise further.
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Global market for water treatment chemicals, equipment to be worth $149.9 billion in 2018

The global market for water treatment chemicals and equipment will expand at a compound annual growth rate of 3.8% between 2013 and 2018, according to new market research.
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Study explores impact of climate change on water demand

The Water Research Foundation's latest study examines the impact of climate change on water demand and the implications for water utilities.
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Pipelines safest mode of transport for oil, study finds

Safety concerns are making it difficult to obtain government permission for new pipeline construction. However, research conducted by the Fraser Institute shows that pipelines represent the safest option, beating road, rail and barge.
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Yara, BASF plan investment in US ammonia plant

Norway's Yara, the top global producer of nitrate fertilizers, is planning a big investment in the United States in partnership with German chemicals giant BASF.
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US to snatch top spot in 2013 oil supplier ranking

The United States will replace Saudi Arabia this year as the world's leading oil producer. The forecast is based on total oil supply, which includes crude plus natural gas liquids and biofuel.
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OSHA finds 24 safety violations after explosion at West Fertilizer plant

OSHA accused the Texas plant of dangerous storage of ammonium nitrate and exposing workers to the danger of chemical burns, as well as inhalation hazards from anhydrous ammonia.
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