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Huntsman posted higher third-quarter earnings despite an unplanned outage at its Port Neches plant. ( Brett Coomer / Chronicle )

Huntsman completes $1 billion pigments purchase

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The acquisition of assets from New Jersey-based Rockwood Holdings makes Huntsman the second-largest maker in the world of titanium dioxide and inorganic color pigments, used in paint, coatings and other products.
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.
Huntsman posted higher third-quarter earnings despite an unplanned outage at its Port Neches plant. ( Brett Coomer / Chronicle )

Huntsman plans $125 million expansion at Port Neches plant

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Huntsman Corp. plans a $125 million expansion of its Port Neches plant that will boost local production by 25 percent, employ 325 construction workers and make use of a refurbished production unit floated down the Neches River by barge from a shuttered Beaumont plant.
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.
(Photo: Mobility, Flickr)

Climate-change scientist cleared in closing of U.S. data-altering inquiry

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Michael Mann, a Pennsylvania researcher who’s been a target of climate-change skeptics, was cleared of wrongdoing by U.S. investigators in the flap surrounding e-mails hacked from a U.K. university.