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August 16, 2012
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  • Shell holds first public meeting on proposed Pa. cracker
    A public meeting to discuss Shell Chemicals' proposed ethane cracker in Beaver County, Pa., took place Wednesday. The facility is at the "selection" stage, while any groundbreaking would not be for four or more years. "This year we are spending millions of dollars on it. It's not just something we sort of play at. It's big stakes," said Dan Carlson, the company's general manager for new business development. Beaver County Times (Pa.) (8/15) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • U.S. can generate jobs from domestic energy development
    The U.S. can generate jobs and boost its domestic energy supply if it allows the development of all available sources of energy, including oil and natural gas, writes Rep. Phil Roe, R-Tenn. Unemployment remains high, which Roe says is a result of the White House's flawed energy policies and the Senate's inaction on several House-cleared energy measures. "The energy sector can help drive economic recovery -- if we let it," writes Roe. The Hill/Congress blog (8/15) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Celenese chief discusses foreign business, management style
    Celanese CEO Mark Rohr says his company's greatest challenge is the trend of innovation happening outside the U.S. and Europe amid increasingly shorter production cycles. In terms of management, Rohr said he prefers to maximize "face-to-face interaction" and discourage a culture in which employees are afraid to fail. D CEO magazine (Dallas) (9/2012) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Colo. governor unveils plan to improve oil, gas policies
    Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper has offered proposals to strengthen the state's oil and natural gas regulations. Comprehensive water sampling before drilling and limiting methane emissions are among the initiatives. "If we can demonstrate to the broader community that we can extract natural gas efficiently and effectively in a manner that is safe and transparent, we will win over large segments of the population," the governor said. The Denver Post (8/15) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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Research & Innovation 
  • Dow Chemical promotes value of STEM to children, teachers
    Dow Chemical is working to engage children to pursue careers in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics fields. The company has provided scholarships for teachers to attend workshops at The Keystone Center, which focuses on meeting environmental, energy and public health needs. HAPPI magazine (8/2012) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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Leadership & Management 
  • 5 questions to ask when forming business partnerships
    Companies should be honest about their shortcomings and strike up mutually beneficial partnerships with firms that can bridge the gaps, write George H. Labovitz and Victor Rosansky. "Partnering ... can take the supplier-customer relationship to a new and higher level and improve each partner's work processes," they promise. SmartBrief/SmartBlog on Leadership (8/14) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Study lacks sufficient evidence to demonstrate BPA causes coronary artery disease
    The Peninsula College of Medicine and Dentistry, University of Exeter, and University of Cambridge released a study that suggests a statistical association between exposure to bisphenol A and coronary artery disease. The following statement regarding the study can be attributed to Steven G. Hentges, Ph.D., of the American Chemistry Council's Polycarbonate/BPA Global Group:

    "The public should be confident that BPA is one of the most studied chemicals and has a safety track record of 50 years. The FDA and other regulatory bodies from around the world have concluded that the science supports the safety of BPA in its current uses, including its continued use in food-contact products."

    Read the full statement. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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