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EU, US health officials team up to fight antimicrobial resistance

May 19, 2014
Health officials from both sides of the Atlantic have been working together to tackle antimicrobial resistance under their joint Transatlantic Taskforce on Antimicrobial Resistance.
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LSB Industries takes gas supplier to court over alleged negligence

May 16, 2014
Oklahoma City-based LSB Industries Inc. has started legal action against French multinational gas company Air Liquide, accusing the supplier of negligence that led to an explosion at LSB's Arkansas chemical plant.
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Rigid packaging thermoformer Placon acquires injection molder

May 14, 2014
Placon, a custom and stock rigid thermoformed packaging designer and manufacturer based in North America, has completed the acquisition of privately-held, West Springfield, Massachusetts-based rigid plastic container manufacturer, Plastic Packaging Corp.
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Defunct energy company to pay record penalty for environmental damage

May 14, 2014
The now-defunct Kerr-McGee Corporation, which was taken over by Anadarko Petroleum Corporation in 2006, will have to pay a record penalty of $5.15 billion under a settlement reached with the Department of Justice.
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Oil, gas spills increase in 2013

May 14, 2014
More than 7,600 oil spills and leaks were recorded in 2013 in the top 15 states for onshore oil and gas activities.
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Japanese chemical company to open new facility in Georgia

May 14, 2014
The new plant will manufacture fiber-free potassium titanate, called Terracess, which is used in the production of brake pads.
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Government report accuses federal agency of lax oversight of oil, gas wells

May 13, 2014
According to a new report by the Government Accountability Office, the U.S. Interior Department's Bureau of Land Management has neglected its duties in overseeing oil and gas wells.
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CDC senior official calls for ban on raw milk sales

May 13, 2014
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is calling for a ban or a restriction on the sale of raw milk, as a means to reduce the number of foodborne diseases originating from raw milk consumption.
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Bayer to take over Merck's consumer care business in $14.2 billion deal

May 13, 2014
German pharmaceutical giant Bayer is acquiring the over-the-counter medicines business of U.S. rival Merck & Co., Inc.
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Energy demands drive Coriolis flowmeter market, study finds

May 13, 2014
According to a recent study from Flow Research, the increased cost of oil and heightened demand for natural gas has put a premium on custody transfer in the flowmeter markets.
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