22 May 2005. Around 80,000 tonnes of waste-derived fuel per year is to be used to power two kilns at the “largest” cement plant in the UK. The Hope Works cement plant in Derbyshire will take in solid recovered fuel (SRF) from Lincolnshire-based waste firm Mid UK Recycling Ltd as well as councils in the surrounding area.
At industryabout.com: Lafarge - Hope Valley Cement Plant
22 May 2015. Standing guard at his front-line post, Libyan soldier Mohammad Abu Shager can see where ISIS militants are holed up with their heavy weaponry less than a kilometer away.
THE DAILY STAR LEBANON
22 May 2015. The company Spectra Energy has started construction on a 42-inch-diameter pipeline that will pass only 105 feet from the 1970s-era Indian Point nuclear facility on the Hudson River in Buchanan, New York. The $1 billion pipeline would carry natural gas obtained via fracking from Appalachia to New England.
At industryabout.com: Indian Point Nuclear Power Plant
22 May 2015. Husky Energy Inc. has started commercial steam operations at the 10,000-b/d Rush Lake heavy oil thermal project in Saskatchewan.
OIL & GAS JOURNAL
22 May 2015. The California Public Utilities Commission approved Thursday a new gas-powered "peaker" plant in Carlsbad to replace almost a quarter of the electricity lost when San Onofre shut down.
At industryabout.com: Encina Gas Power Plant
21 May 2015. Statoil ASA said a Feb. 18 condensate leak at its Gudrun platform in the North Sea could have been much worse, even fatal, if anyone would have been present at the time.
OIL & GAS JOURNAL
21 May 2015. Cash-strapped Mongolia's deal to expand the $6.5-billion Oyu Tolgoi mine is a big step towards stabilising its economy, but as it waits for the investment boost to feed through it is leaning on once-feared China to help shore up its finances.
21 May 2015. A leak at a chemical factory in China’s northern Shanxi province killed at least eight people on Saturday, underscoring concerns about the safety of industrial projects in the country.
21 May 2015. The Brenham, Texas-based company is cutting more than a third of its workforce after a series of listeria illnesses linked to its ice cream prompted a nationwide recall of all its products.
At industryabout.com: Blue Bell - Brenham Ice Cream Plant
21 May 2015. Tembec is suspending operations at its three sawmills in Quebec due to the high cost of wood supply in the Abitibi-Témiscamingue region. The company says the wood costs make its sawmills uncompetitive given the persistent weak market prices for lumber in North America. The move affects 360 direct jobs at Tembec.
21 May 2015. Activists from the city and the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a monitoring group, said most of Palmyra fell on Wednesday shortly after the Assad regime evacuated most of its civilians and began withdrawing towards regime strongholds in the west.
21 May 2015. The protesting group plans to personally deliver to Nestle a petition signed by over 500,000 Californians, calling for an immediate end to bottling California water. Hundreds of other protestors will converge on another Nestle plant in Los Angeles. Molina said Nestle can take action if they want to.
ABC NEWS 10
At industryabout.com: Nestlé Waters - Sacramento Water Bottling Plant
21 May 2015. Essroc Canada Inc. was fined $350,000, plus the victim fine surcharge of $87,500, for dust and noise from its cement manufacturing facility near Picton. The fine was suggested jointly by the company and by the Ontario Ministry of Environment and Climate Change.
At industryabout.com: Essroc - Picton Cement Plant
21 May 2015. The Nigerian government says a 10MW capacity wind farm is almost complete and has already begun functioning on trial basis. Situated in the Northwestern state of Katsina, the project is the first wind-based energy development in the country and the largest in West Africa.
21 May 2015. Up to 105,000 gallons of crude oil may have leaked from a burst pipeline in a town near Santa Barbara on Tuesday, according to the company that owns the pipeline.
20 May 2015. Harvest Specialty Mills said it has secured C$2.6 million ($2.1 million) in Series-A funding to build a 21,000-square-foot grain cleaning, milling and packaging facility in Burlington, Ontario, Canada.
20 May 2015. The United Nations said that some 1,850 people have been killed and more than 500,000 displaced as a result of the conflict raging in Yemen since late March.
THE KASHMIR MONITOR
20 May 2015. Duke will shut down the two coal-fired units by 2020, replacing them with a larger one fueled by natural gas. That will end an era of coal at the plant, whose smokestacks have towered over southern Buncombe County since 1964.
THE NEWS & OBSERVER
At industryabout.com: Asheville Coal Power Plant
20 May 2015. OPEC’s fifth-biggest crude producer plans to process condensate, a light oil extracted along with natural gas, into exportable products at the new refining units, Ali-Reza Sadegh-Abadi, managing director of Siraf Refineries Infrastructure Co., said in an interview in Tehran. The project is to be completed in three years, he said.
20 May 2015. A ruptured pipeline in Goleta leaked an estimated 21,000 gallons of crude oil Tuesday, some of which flowed into the ocean off Santa Barbara County, authorities said.
LOS ANGELES TIMES
19 May 2015. The Iraqi army and thousands of Shiite militiamen on Tuesday prepared to fight Islamic State (IS) group insurgents who seized the Iraqi provincial capital Ramadi at the weekend in the biggest defeat for government forces in nearly a year.
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