Oil, Gas & Chemicals

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

4/11/2014

  • 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

U.S. should expand recycling infrastructure for plastic films, ACC's Jackson says

4/15/2014

  • Waste-Management-World.com (U.K.)

The American Chemistry Council recommends increasing the number of U.S. drop-off locations for plastic film recycling as the practice becomes more popular. There is an "increasing number of businesses… Read More

API SmartBrief

Oil and natural gas industry news

API SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Petroleum Institute

U.S. can learn from Europe in terms of refinery safety

4/15/2014

  • Louisiana Weekly, The

The U.S. can learn from Europe when it comes to improving safety standards for oil refineries, particularly in implementing proactive policies that could prevent spills and other accidents, writes Sus… Read More

ACI SmartBrief

News for the cleaning products industry

ACI SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Cleaning Institute

Wal-Mart making progress on sustainability program via detergent, bleach initiatives

4/9/2014

  • Wall Street Journal (tiered subscription model), The

Nearly 10 years into Wal-Mart's sustainability program, the company has made progress on several benchmarks, according to this article. One initiative involved working with suppliers to move to more c… 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

Researchers develop new method for comparing differences in GM, non-GM crops

4/8/2014

  • Crop Science Society of America

Cornell University researchers have developed a method for extracting metabolites from genetically engineered tomatoes that could make it easier to compare the differences between GM and non-GM crops.… 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

4/15/2014

  • 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