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Process Technician, Eric Gazda, walks in front of the Vinyl Acetate Unit at the Celanese Corp. plant in Pasadena. (Michael Paulsen/Houston Chronicle)

Texas chemical company eyes another in-state methanol unit

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Building a methanol unit at the plant in Bishop near Corpus Christi would be the latest move by the Dallas-based chemical company to capitalize on an abundance of cheap U.S. shale gas.
An aerial view of the Cameron LNG terminal in Hackberry, La. Sempra Energy is the majority owner of Cameron LNG. (Photo: Cameron LNG)

Lobbying dollars flow into DC on exporting US gas

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Labor unions, energy companies and other groups spent as much as $34 million during the first quarter lobbying for and against exports of U.S. natural gas, according to new disclosures.
(Nick De La Torre / Houston Chronicle)

LNG export critics call on Energy Dept. for time out

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With the Obama administration on Wednesday approving a fourth company’s plans to sell natural gas overseas, some lawmakers and manufacturers said it’s time for the federal government to reassess the economic risks of those export approvals.
Corn is unloaded from trucks into the grain elevator at the Mid Missouri Energy ethanol plant in Malta Bend, Missouri. (Patrick Fallon/Bloomberg)

Bill would add natural gas-based ethanol to federal biofuels mandate

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To the federal government, ethanol only counts as a conventional biofuel if it is produced from switchgrass, corn starch or other plant materials. But Texas Rep. Pete Olson wants to change that.
The LNG carrier, a tank ship designed for transporting liquefied natural gas, is towed into port. (Lex Van Lieshout, Getty Images)

Huntsman joins campaign against natural gas exports

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Widening the rift over exports of U.S. natural gas, Huntsman Corp. has joined a coalition campaigning against more foreign sales of the fossil fuel. The move follows Dow Chemical’s decision to break ties with the National Association of Manufacturers over the dispute.
A Dow Chemical plant in Freeport, Texas. (AP Photo/Pat Sullivan)

Oil industry battles back on natural gas exports

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The oil and gas industry on Thursday stepped up its fight for natural gas exports and criticized a new coalition of manufacturers that wants to restrict foreign sales of the fossil fuel.
A Dow Chemical plant in Freeport, Texas. (AP Photo/Pat Sullivan)

Manufacturers lobby against ‘unfettered’ natural gas exports

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Some of the nation’s largest chemical makers and manufacturers on Thursday united as a new coalition to lobby against a wholesale rush to export America’s new natural gas bounty, which they say threatens some $80 billion in planned investments in new U.S. plants and assembly lines.
(Photo: Drew from Zhrodague/Flickr)

Hydrocarbon-based ethanol plans fast tracked in China

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Dallas-based Celanese plans to expand the ethanol production capacity at its Nanjing facility by 200,000 tons by mid-2013. The chemical manufacturer also will expand its Clear Lake campus for R&D, adding 50 technical jobs.
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