Gas supplies at the southern French hub of Marseille are running dangerously short on a dearth of liquefied natural gas (LNG) deliveries, cold weather and low stocks at the onset of winter, pushing prices there to among the highest in the world.
BASF, Dow, DuPont, Honeywell and the rest of the American Chemistry Council's member companies have pledged to implement 11 industry best practices to evaluate and improve their product safety performance.
For the past decade it has been the goal of the chemicals industry to create a unified standard for the simple and clear labeling of dangerous goods - no matter what the product, where the country or the language spoken.
The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) has commended the administration for including in its FY2014 budget measures aimed at the promotion of energy-efficiency efforts in the public and private sectors.
Maersk has announced an investment into biomass research in a bis to reduce its bunker fuel consumption. According to the company, which has an annual fuel bill of $7bn, there has been no prior research into the possibility of using biomass in the shipping industry.
Energy consumption in the U.S. manufacturing sector decreased by 17 percent from 2002 to 2010, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration. It notes that manufacturing gross output decreased by only three percent over the same period.