Guar is a plant grown mainly in northern India, where its seeds are harvested and then developed into a gummy substance that long has been an ingredient in a host of foods, cosmetics, drugs, explosives, fire retardant and paper.
The future of the troubled San Onofre nuclear power plant could balance on an inescapable question: Is it worth the money to fix it? Engineers face a daunting task finding a solution for problems that knocked the seaside plant offline last winter. And even if they come up with a plan that fully addresses safety and operational issues, will it all make sense on a balance sheet? More »
Gregory Kallenberg, who made one of the first documentaries on the natural gas boom, has returned with a series of short films dedicated to the notion that the nation’s energy debate needs more facts and less rhetoric. More »
Exxon Mobil Corp. is weighing a sale of its German Esso gas station chain, people familiar with the process told Bloomberg News. The unit includes more than 1,100 gas stations in Germany and may fetch more than $1.3 billion. More »
“We will raise the money in collaboration with our partners,” said Nana Boakye Asafu-Adjaye, chief executive officer of the Ghana National Petroleum Corp., in a July 3 interview in the capital, Accra. “We have made clusters of discoveries and these need to be developed.” More »
A decision at last week’s summit to welcome the oil-rich Venezuela into Mercosur after the leaders temporarily suspended Paraguay has brought questions about the move’s timing and legality. Such decisions must be unanimous under Mercosur rules, and Paraguay’s senate has long objected to Venezuela’s membership.
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