Manufacturing

Iraqi Kurdistan Starts Oil Exports

An Energy Boom Lifts the Heartland NY Times: Waist-high weeds and a crumbling old Chevy mark the entrance to a rust-colored factory complex on the edge of town here, seemingly another monument to the passing of the golden age of American industry. But deep inside the 14-acre site, the thwack-thwack-thwack sound of metal on metal tells… Keep reading →

Ford Dearborn Truck Plant Builds New 2014 F-150 Trucks

The 2014 American Energy & Manufacturing Competitiveness (AEMC) Summit taking place in Washington DC next week couldn’t come at a more interesting time. News of increasing US manufacturing competiveness seems to be popping up all the time, boosted by the country’s energy production renaissance that has reduced feedstock costs for many manufacturers. This is rejuvenating… Keep reading →

Oil And Gas Industry Forms Backbone Of Brunei Economy

Gas-to-liquids plants that is. Facilities that convert natural gas into liquid transportation fuels like diesel and gasoline have become potentially attractive given current ample US natural gas supply and the fuel’s comparatively low price compared with other regional markets around the world. This attractively-priced feedstock has already spurred a spate of chemical plant expansions and… Keep reading →

ZF-North-America

Across Alabama, manufacturing facilities are participating in a program aimed at increasing competitiveness through efficient production processes, reducing waste, lowering costs, growing jobs and encouraging innovation. The program, called E3, is a joint federal initiative between the Energy Department’s State Energy Program (SEP), the Environmental Protection Agency, the Department of Labor, the Small Business Administration and the… Keep reading →

President Obama Delivers State Of The Union Address At U.S. Capitol

US energy trends featured prominently in last night’s presidential State of the Union address, though some popular topics did not make the cut. President Obama worked climate change, job creation, manufacturing competitiveness and environmental protection into his natural gas discussion. Many industry watchers following the speech on Twitter were quick to point out that wind… Keep reading →

White House Officials Tour Chevy Volt Plant

The U.S. is not the clear, go-to nation for energy manufacturing. But it’s no longer the nation that businesses automatically leave when it comes time to scale up innovations to commercial production, said Gene Sperling, Director of the National Economic Council, and it’s critical that the U.S. seize the opportunity that presents. Speaking to the… Keep reading →

Blackpool's Shale Gas Drilling Begins

You’ve probably heard that the United States is experiencing an unprecedented energy boom that is transforming our economy, enhancing our energy security, and creating a manufacturing renaissance — all thanks to hydraulic fracturing and the development of America’s massive oil and natural gas resources. But what you probably haven’t heard is that shale development has… Keep reading →

Oil Boom Shifts The Landscape Of Rural North Dakota

Expect the promised benefits of natural gas to really begin hitting the North American economy in the second half of this decade, said Chevron Vice President of Supply and Trading Greg Vesey at the North American Gas Forum in Washington, DC this week. It will take two to three years to complete construction of manufacturing… Keep reading →

Oil Boom Shifts The Landscape Of Rural North Dakota

The dramatic shift in the US natural gas sector over the past five years calls for a rethink of at least some aspects of natural gas policy. But heated debates over its economic and environmental impacts, and uncertain progress on regulatory and legislative changes, show how elusive agreement on a new policy trajectory can be.… Keep reading →

A man looks at the electronic board show

By Sri Jegarajah Benchmark oil prices are set to start the third-quarter on a positive note, reflecting expectations of better US data with ISM manufacturing and Friday’s closely-watched June jobs report amongst the highlights, though further evidence of a slowdown in China may limit gains, according to CNBC’s latest survey of oil market sentiment. Oil bulls… Keep reading →

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