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Manufacturers want more time on natural gas exports

A coalition of manufacturers and other industrial users of natural gas is asking the Obama administration for more time to review its latest plan for vetting proposals to sell the fossil fuel overseas.  More »

Energy jobs extend beyond oil field, Congress told

Surging oil and gas production is creating jobs that extend well beyond the oil patch to manufacturing shops and chemical plants across the country, executives and industry advocates told a congressional panel on Tuesday.  More »

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 »

Guest commentary: World Water Day puts focus on new sustainability challenge

Water is essential to all of our lives. But Snehal Desai, global business director for Dow Water & Process Solutions, explains that we don’t have to choose between clean water and energy resources.  More »

Dow Chemical plans new research compound near Houston (video)

Dow Chemical Co. is building a new campus south of Houston where 2,000 employees will focus on product innovation, the latest Texas investment by a chemical company benefiting from the shale rush.  More »

Manufacturers call for halt on natural gas export approvals

Dow Chemical and other big industrial users of natural gas are imploring the Obama administration to stop approving licenses to broadly export the fossil fuel.  More »

Tech titans beat energy companies as best places to work

The energy industry made a respectable showing on Glassdoor’s 2014 ranking of the nation’s best places to work, released this month. But none of Houston’s oil giants cracked the top 50.  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 »

U.S. LNG export potential gaining momentum

Liquefied natural gas exports from the U.S. are looking more likely after the Freeport LNG terminal got conditional approval from the Department of Energy, Goldman Sachs Group Inc. (GS) said.  More »

Fluor to build new Dow plants in Texas

Fluor Corp. will engineer and construct several new Dow Chemical Company facilities in Freeport, Texas, as part of Dow’s $4 billion expansion there.  More »

Dow Chemical profit tops estimates on plastics and corn seed

Dow Chemical Co., the largest U.S. chemical maker by sales, posted first-quarter profit that beat analysts’ estimates as corn-seed sales rose and lower prices for natural gas boosted earnings from plastics.  More »

Senate panel to scrutinize natural gas exports — again

The Senate energy committee will delve deep into issues surrounding natural gas development and transport — including the controversy surrounding potentially greater exports of the fossil fuel — during a series of roundtables in May.  More »

Dow adds more plants to $4B Gulf Coast expansion

Dow Chemical Company will build three new petrochemical facilities on the U.S. Gulf Coast, part of a $4 billion expansion plan inspired by the shale boom  More »

Gas export debate heats up over economic benefits

A report highlighting the higher economic benefits of using American natural gas to make things rather than selling it overseas has drawn heated criticism from export backers.  More »

Exxon exec blasts opponents of gas exports

A top Exxon Mobil Corp. executive on Friday blasted opponents of exporting natural gas from the United States, where booming production has led to surpluses and weak demand.  More »
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