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AIChE SmartBrief

The best stories for chemical engineers

AIChE SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Institute of Chemical Engineers

DHS makes progress on site security plan approvals


  • Bloomberg Government (subscription required)

The Homeland Security Department continues to make progress on approving chemical facilities' site security plans, with new data showing it approved 143 site security plans between Feb. 1 and April 1 … Read More

ACC SmartBrief

The best stories about the chemical industry

ACC SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Chemistry Council

Texas, EPA resolve greenhouse-gas permitting issue, grant permit to Equistar


  • Houston Chronicle (tiered subscription model)

Texas and the EPA have granted a permit for Equistar Chemicals to expand its plant in Corpus Christi while limiting emissions altering plant operations. The permit comes after a three-year stalemate o… Read More

API SmartBrief

Oil and natural gas industry news

API SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Petroleum Institute

Texas watchdog: No proof of connection between fracking and quakes


  • American City Business Journals

There is no conclusive evidence that could link hydraulic fracturing with earthquakes, according to the Texas Railroad Commission, which oversees oil and natural gas exploration in the state. The stat… Read More

ACI SmartBrief

News for the cleaning products industry

ACI SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Cleaning Institute

The changing face of flushable wipes


  • HAPPI online

The flushable-wipes market is estimated at about $1.4 billion, according to a new Smithers Apex report. The report, "The Future of Flushable Wipes to 2018," identifies four upcoming trends, including … Read More

inform SmartBrief

Smart news on global fats and oils

inform SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: International News on Fats, Oils and Related Materials

Fatty acid content of blood affected by carbohydrates as well as dietary fat


  • FoodNavigator

The fatty acid content of blood reflects carbohydrate quality in addition to dietary fat, a new study shows. The study, which was published in the journal Lipids, found an association between higher c… Read More

Shale SmartBrief Powered by API

Shale oil and natural gas news

Shale SmartBrief Powered by API

Published in partnership with: American Petroleum Institute

Md. water well protections should be increased, researcher says


  • Baltimore Sun, The

The distance between domestic water wells and natural gas drilling rigs should be more than a kilometer, or 3,280 feet, to prevent water contamination by methane gas, said Avner Vengosh, a Duke Univer… Read More