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Month: July 2013

U.S. chemical industry investment surging ahead, 117 projects and counting

“The resurgence of the U.S. chemical industry can be explained in two words: natural gas,” Bloomberg Businessweek reports, while scores of major chemical companies, including Chevron, Dow Chemical, and...

Chemistry brightening the future of solar power

Solar photovoltaic installations are on the rise in the U.S., according to a new report from NPD Solarbuzz. The first half of 2013 saw the installation of more than...


McKinsey report calls natural gas from shale a ‘catalyst’ for growth

The development of natural gas and petroleum from shale is one of five catalysts for dramatic growth in a U.S. economy still trapped in the downdraft of the Great...


What is normal?

What is normal? That may sound like an odd question, but in fact it has considerable implications for the chemical industry and for chemical safety assessment. 2013 ICCA-LRI Workshop...

The missing link: pipeline bill will speed delivery of energy to manufacturers

Legislation approved this week by the House Energy and Power Subcommittee will help get American energy from where it is produced to manufacturers who will use it to create...