Tag: Celanese

Lobbying dollars flow into DC on exporting US gas

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.  More »

LNG export critics call on Energy Dept. for time out

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.  More »

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

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.  More »

Huntsman joins campaign against natural gas exports

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.  More »

Oil industry battles back on natural gas exports

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.  More »

Manufacturers lobby against ‘unfettered’ natural gas exports

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.  More »

Hydrocarbon-based ethanol plans fast tracked in China

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.  More »