• Schlumberger Foresees Solid Growth in 2018 on Drilling, Fracking Demand

    SUGAR LAND--January 23, 2018--Researched by Industrial Info Resources (Sugar Land, Texas)--Schlumberger Limited (NYSE:SLB) (Houston, Texas) is expecting 2018 to be a banner year, with demand for hydraulic-fracturing and drilling services on the rise in North America, and growth expected in major international markets, including the North Sea. Industrial Info is tracking nearly $5 billion in active projects involving Schlumberger, more than $2.8 billion of which is scheduled to begin or finish co
  • Ouch! Federal Government Shutdown Painful for FDA and CDC

    SUGAR LAND--January 23, 2018--Reported by Annette Kreuger, Industrial Info Resources (Sugar Land, Texas)-- With the federal government in its latest budget quandary, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are feeling the ill effects. The two agencies, which operate under the Health and Human Services Department (HHS) umbrella, have told an alarming number of their respective workforces that they will be out of work until further notice
  • Ohio Asks Feds to Stop Rover Pipeline Horizontal Drilling

    SUGAR LAND--January 23, 2019--Researched by Industrial Info Resources (Sugar Land, Texas)--The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency has once again asked the U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to put a halt to Energy Transfer Partners LP's (NYSE:ETP) (Dallas, Texas) horizontal drilling under the Tuscarawas River for construction of the Rover natural gas pipeline.The request comes after the agency learned that 146,000 gallons of drilling fluid had been lost at the site, where a spill
  • European Parliament Votes for Higher 35% Renewable Energy Target

    GALWAY, IRELAND--January 23, 2017--Written by Martin Lynch, European News Editor for Industrial Info (Galway, Ireland)--The European Parliament has agreed to set renewable energy targets for 2030 at 35%, significantly higher than the 27% target agreed by the European Commission (EC) last month.Within this article: Details vote win for higher EU green energy targets, renewable fuels use and greater energy efficiency goals
  • Advertisement

  • Daily News Energy Headlines from January 22, 2018

    We have handpicked and summarized a selection of energy-related news stories that we think will interest clients of Industrial Info and IIR Energy.Companies featured:Andeavor Corporation (NYSE:ANDV), Halliburton Company (NYSE:HAL), Hydro One Networks Incorporated (TSX:H), Avista Corporation (NYSE:AVA)
  • TAUC Launches 2018 Union Craft Labor Supply Survey

    ARLINGTON, VA--For the fourth year in a row, The Association of Union Constructors (TAUC), in conjunction with the Construction Labor Research Council (CLRC), is conducting the Union Craft Labor Supply Survey, the only union-specific labor survey focusing on U.S. construction and maintenance. TAUC encourages all union contractors, building trades members and owner-clients to take the survey today.
  • Efficiency Gains Drive Increased Production in Permian, Anadarko Basins

    SUGAR LAND--January 22, 2018--Written by John Egan for Industrial Info Resources (Sugar Land, Texas)--Stronger demand and higher prices for crude oil and natural gas prices are driving increased investment in Oil & Gas Production facilities and Infrastructure, particularly in Texas and Oklahoma, home to two of the hottest unconventional plays in the U.S. The Permian Basin, located in west Texas and southeastern New Mexico, and the Anadarko Basin, in northeast Texas and western Oklahoma, are
  • Hydro One, Avista Win FERC Approval to Merge into Utility with $1.5 Billion in Active Projects

    SUGAR LAND--January 22, 2018--Researched by Industrial Info Resources (Sugar Land, Texas)--The U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) last week approved the $5.3 billion merger of Hydro One Networks Incorporated (TSX:H) (Toronto, Ontario) and Avista Corporation (NYSE:AVA) (Spokane, Washington), paving the way for what could be one of North America's largest regulated utilities. The deal is expected to close in the second half of this year, assuming other federal and state-level authori
  • Advertisement

  • South Texas LNG Project One Step Closer with Coast Guard Approval

    SUGAR LAND--January 22, 2018--Researched by Industrial Info Resources (Sugar Land, Texas)--The U.S. Coast Guard gave the Brownsville Ship Channel on the Gulf of Mexico in south Texas a positive waterway suitability assessment (WSA) for tankers carrying liquefied natural gas (LNG).The decision helps pave the way for construction of NextDecade Corporation's (NASDAQ:NEXT) (The Woodlands, Texas) proposed Rio Grande LNG liquefaction and export terminal at the Port of Brownsville.Within this article:D
  • Decline in U.S. Auto Sales Leads Manufacturers to Collaborate

    SUGAR LAND--January 22, 2018--Researched by Industrial Info Resources (Sugar Land, Texas)--The years 2015 and 2016 saw the highest sales of new autos in the U.S. since 2004, but since then, new auto sales have been on the decline, according to sales numbers compiled by Statistica. And even though auto dealers have reduced prices and have extended loans to 72 months or more, there are still more cars on the market than are being sought. New cars also are competing more these days with used cars,
  • China's Investment in Mining Drops 10% in 2017

    BEIJING--January 22, 2018--Researched by Industrial Info Resources (Sugar Land, Texas)--China's investment in mining for 2017 totaled $141.68 billion, a drop of 10% from 2016, according to China's National Bureau of Statistics; for just the first 11 months of the year, it declined 10.2%. In particular, investment from the private sector totaled $75.93 billion, a decline of 19% from 2016.Within this article: Details on the performance of China's mining industry in 2017.
  • Shell Redeveloping Penguins Field in U.K. North Sea

    GALWAY, IRELAND--January 22, 2018--Written by Martin Lynch, European News Editor for Industrial Info (Galway, Ireland)--Norwegian oil major Royal Dutch Shell plc (NYSE:RDS.A) (The Hague, Netherlands) has announced plans to go ahead with the $1.1 billion redevelopment of the Penguins oil and gas field in the U.K. North Sea.Within this article: Details redevelopment plan, projects, investment value and partners
  • Advertisement

  • Daily News Energy Headlines from January 19, 2018

    We have handpicked and summarized a selection of energy-related news stories that we think will interest clients of Industrial Info and IIR Energy.Companies featured:Schlumberger Limited (NYSE:SLB)
  • 2018 Outlook in Review: Global Economic Growth Hinges on Middle-Income Population

    SUGAR LAND--January 19, 2018--Researched by Industrial Info Resources (Sugar Land, Texas)--Growth of the middle-income bracket, particularly in Asia, will be one of the primary drivers of global economic growth this year, according to Shaheen Chohan, vice president of global analytics for Industrial Info. Chohan was one of the speakers at Industrial Info's 2018 Industrial Market Outlook, which was held January 17 in Houston, Texas.Within this article:Details from Industrial Info's 2018 Industria
  • Kinder Morgan Delays Trans Mountain, Expects Progress on Other Key Projects in 2018

    SUGAR LAND--January 19, 2018--Researched by Industrial Info Resources (Sugar Land, Texas)--Despite a solid operational performance for most of 2017, Kinder Morgan Incorporated (NYSE:KMI) (KMI) (Houston, Texas) and Kinder Morgan Canada Limited (TSX:KML) (KML) (Calgary, Alberta) took hits toward the end of the year from the short-term effects of the recently passed U.S. tax bill and an "unmitigated delay" to KML's widely anticipated Trans Mountain Pipeline Project. The two entities are involved in
  • TransCanada Receives Adequate Shipper Commitments for Keystone XL

    SUGAR LAND--January 19, 2018--Researched by Industrial Info Resources (Sugar Land, Texas)--TransCanada Corporation (NYSE:TRP) (Calgary, Alberta) reported that it has received adequate shipping commitments on its controversial Keystone XL pipeline, which will carry crude oil from Alberta's oil sands to the U.S. Gulf Coast via Cushing, Oklahoma.However, the pipeline will probably face continued legal challenges.Within this article:Details of the Keystone XL and other TransCanada projects
  • China's Natural Gas Output Up 2.9% in December 2017

    BEIJING--January 19, 2018--Researched by Industrial Info Resources (Sugar Land, Texas)--Driven by steady growth in domestic consumption, China's output of natural gas hit a record 13.61 billion cubic meters in December 2017, an increase of 2.9% from December 2016, according to China's National Bureau of Statistics on January 18, 2018. For full-year 2017, China's total output of natural gas stood at 147.42 billion cubic meters, an increase of 8.5% from 2016.Within this article: Details on China's
  • Green Light for First Floating Nuclear Power Plant

    GALWAY, IRELAND--January 19, 2018--Written by Martin Lynch, European News Editor for Industrial Info (Galway, Ireland)--After a two-year delay, the world's first floating nuclear power plant (NPP) has been green lit for operation by the Russian State Expert Examination Board (Glavgosexpertiza).Within this article: Details project progression, technical details, proposed commissioning dates
  • Daily News Energy Headlines from January 18, 2018

    We have handpicked and summarized a selection of energy-related news stories that we think will interest clients of Industrial Info and IIR Energy.Companies featured:Transocean (NYSE:RIG), Duke Energy Corporation (NYSE:DUK)
  • Duke to Spend About $200 Million to Convert Four Coal-Fired Units

    SUGAR LAND--January 18, 2018--Written by John Egan for Industrial Info Resources (Sugar Land, Texas)--Duke Energy Corporation (NYSE:DUK) (Charlotte, North Carolina) plans to spend about $200 million to convert four coal-fired units at two stations in the Tar Heel State to burn partly or entirely natural gas.Within this article: Details on Duke's plans to add more natural gas capacity to its portfolio.
  • Automotive Demand Drives Growth in U.S. Fabricated Metals Industry

    SUGAR LAND--January 18, 2018--Researched by Industrial Information Resources (Sugar Land, Texas)--Domestic production in the metal fabrication industry is on an upward trajectory, and is expected to continue its growth alongside improving automotive sales. Industrial Info is tracking $1.2 billion worth of projects in the U.S. fabricated metals industry, roughly half of which are under construction and set to be completed in 2018 or 2019.Within this article: Details on where the fabricated-metals
  • Industrial Info to Have Strong Presence at Petrochemical Update Downstream 2018 Conference

    SUGAR LAND--January 18, 2018--Researched by Industrial Info Resources (Sugar Land, Texas)--Industrial Info will be a sponsor, moderator and exhibitor at Petrochemical Update's Downstream 2018 Conference and Exhibition on May 31-June 1 in Galveston, Texas.Within this article: Details of the Petrochemical Update Downstream 2018 Conference and Exhibition
  • Tax Bill Changes and Trickle Down Economics: What We Know Now

    SUGAR LAND--January 18, 2018--Researched by Industrial Info Resources (Sugar Land, Texas)--After much jockeying and rewriting, the much-anticipated U.S. tax reform bill was signed into law on December 22. While tax cuts were of primary importance to the Trump administration in order to stimulate the economy, much of the reform was aimed at simplifying the overall American tax system.
    Within this article: Effects of the reduction in the U.S. corporate tax rate.Additional companies:American Airlin
  • Acciona Plans Construction of Power Transmission Lines in Mexico

    SUGAR LAND--January 18, 2018--Researched by Industrial Info Resources (Sugar Land, Texas)--Mexico's Commision Federal de Electricidad (CFE) (Mexico City) has picked Acciona Industrial Mexico, SA de CV (Mexico City) for the construction of a power transmission line infrastructure project in the states of Sinaloa and Sonora. The total estimated value for the investment is about $25 million.Within this article: Topolobampo III combined cycle power station
  • U.K. Confirms End of Coal Power with New CO2 Limits

    GALWAY, IRELAND--January 18, 2018--Written by Martin Lynch, European News Editor for Industrial Info (Galway, Ireland)--The U.K. government has confirmed its 2025 date for the closure of unabated coal-fired plants while also reducing its plans for new gas-fired capacity in the coming decades.Within this article: Details new emissions limits to shut coal-fired plant, forecasted lower need for gas-fired plant, rise of renewable energy
  • Burns & McDonnell Takes Part in Nearly $8 Billion in Project Kickoffs, Completions for 2018

    SUGAR LAND--January 17, 2018--Researched by Industrial Info Resources (Sugar Land, Texas)--Engineering News-Record named Burns & McDonnell Incorporated (Kansas City, Missouri) its top design firm for 2017 in the Power Generation and Transmission & Distribution (T&D) sectors. Industrial Info is tracking more than $13.5 billion in active projects involving Burns & McDonnell. The projects are almost entirely within the U.S., and include about $5.7 billion worth that are expected to
  • Plastics Industry Plays Growing Role in U.S. Automotive Growth

    SUGAR LAND--January 17, 2018--Researched by Industrial Info Resources (Sugar Land, Texas)--All politics aside, the Automotive Industry is continuing with its effort to increase fuel economy. An Obama-era mandate from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), which targets a fleet average of 54.5 miles per gallon by 2025, has not been relaxed. Auto manufactures are looking for ways to improve their vehicles to reach that target--including weight reduction, which they are pursuing with the h
  • Biomass Plants Picking Up Steam Among Renewable Developers

    SUGAR LAND--January 17, 2017--Researched by Industrial Info Resources (Sugar Land, Texas)--Biomass and gasified-biomass generating plants are increasingly popular with renewable developers. These facilities burn a variety of waste fuels, including garbage, wood, construction, demolition and agricultural waste. Developers also are looking more often at the production of torrefied wood pellets, which are sold to conventional biomass and some coal-fired power plants. Industrial Info is tracking 192
  • Cheniere Signs 15-Year LNG Sales Agreement with Trafigura

    SUGAR LAND--January 17, 2018--Researched by Industrial Info Resources (Sugar Land, Texas)--Liquefied natural gas (LNG) producer Cheniere Energy Incorporated (NYSE:LNG) (Houston, Texas) has signed a sales and purchase agreement (SPA) with Singapore-based commodities trader Trafigura Private Limited.Trafigura has agreed to purchase 1 million tonnes per year of LNG from Cheniere for 15 years.Prices will be linked to the monthly Henry Hub, plus a fee. Industrial Info is tracking more than $35 billio
  • U.K. Construction Giant Carillion Collapses

    GALWAY, IRELAND--January 17, 2018--Written by Martin Lynch, European News Editor for Industrial Info (Galway, Ireland)--One of the U.K.'s largest construction companies, Carillion (Wolverhampton, England), has gone into liquidation with combined debts of about £1.5 billion ($2 billion).Within this article: Details financial collapse of company, impacted projects, workforce
  • Largest European Battery Project Proposed for Ireland

    GALWAY, IRELAND--January 17, 2017--Written by Martin Lynch, European News Editor for Industrial Info (Galway, Ireland)--Planning permission is being sought for Europe's largest proposed battery storage power project in Kilkenny, Ireland.Within this article: Details permission request, technology, partners and related European battery storage projects.
  • Daily News Energy Headlines from January 16, 2018

    We have handpicked and summarized a selection of energy-related news stories that we think will interest clients of Industrial Info and IIR Energy.Companies featured:BP plc (NYSE:BP), Royal Dutch Shell plc (NYSE:RDS.A), Williams Companies Incorporated (NYSE:WMB), Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation (NYSE:COG), Duke Energy Corporation (NYSE:DUK), WGL Holdings Incorporated (NYSE:WGL)
  • Industrial Info Outlook Event to Highlight Projects, Labor Markets and More on Wednesday in Houston

    SUGAR LAND--January 16, 2018--Researched by Industrial Info Resources (Sugar Land, Texas)--More than 1,700 projects worth nearly $134 billion are on the books to kick off construction this year in Texas and Louisiana, according to Industrial Info's Global Market Intelligence (GMI) Integrated Platform. This project activity, and how it reflects current market trends, will be only a part of what is discussed at Industrial Info's upcoming 2018 Market Outlook and Networking Event on January 17, 2018
  • U.S. Refiners to Benefit Most From Tax Code Rewrite

    SUGAR LAND--January 16, 2018--Researched by Industrial Info Resources (Sugar Land, Texas)--While there might be a number of winners within the domestic energy sector itself, U.S. refiners appear to be the standout gainers from the most sweeping rewrite of the U.S. tax code in 30 years and are likely to launch a capital spending spree in 2018.To read the complete article, check out the most recent edition of Industrial Info's NavigatIIR online newsletter.
  • Shell Expands Role in Renewables with Stake in Tennessee Solar Company

    SUGAR LAND--January 16, 2018--Researched by Industrial Info Resources (Sugar Land, Texas)--Royal Dutch Shell plc (NYSE:RDS.A) (The Hague, Netherlands) is upping its investment in renewable energy with a stake in Silicon Ranch Corporation (Nashville, Tennessee), a developer, owner and operator of solar energy plants. Silicon Ranch says it already has 880 megawatts (MW) of photovoltaic (PV) systems that are contracted, under construction, or operating in 14 states. Industrial Info is tracking $322
  • FERC Upholds New York's Permit Denial for Constitution Natural Gas Pipeline

    SUGAR LAND--January 16, 2018--Researched by Industrial Info Resources (Sugar Land, Texas)--The U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) upheld New York state's denial of a water-quality permit for the Constitution Pipeline, a proposed 124-mile pipeline that would carry 650 million cubic feet per day of natural gas from Pennsylvania to New York.Interests in the pipeline are owned by subsidiaries of Williams Companies Incorporated (NYSE:WMB) (Tulsa, Oklahoma), Cabot Oil & Gas Corporati
  • China Tightens Rules on Replacing Steel Production Facilities

    BEIJING--January 16, 2018--Researched by Industrial Info Resources (Sugar Land, Texas)--China's Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) recently revamped its rules on production-capacity replacement in its iron and steel industry, so as to optimize production, support upgrades and eliminate overcapacity. The new rules, which replace those issued by the MIIT in 2015, provide detailed and stricter guidelines on how to replace obsolete facilities with advanced ones. China is the worl
  • Germany Shuts Down Gundremmingen B Nuclear Reactor

    GALWAY, IRELAND--January 16, 2017--Written by Martin Lynch, European News Editor for Industrial Info (Galway, Ireland)--After 33 years of service, Germany's RWE has announced the closure of the Gundremmingen B boiling water reactor in the south of the country as Germany continues its rapid exit from nuclear power.Within this article: Details shut down of reactor, plant history, impact of Germany's ongoing anti-nuclear power policy
  • Daily News Energy Headlines from January 15, 2018

    We have handpicked and summarized a selection of energy-related news stories that we think will interest clients of Industrial Info and IIR Energy.Companies featured:Royal Dutch Shell (NYSE:RDS-A), PG&E Corporation (NYSE:PCG), Husky Energy Incorporated (TSX:HSE)
  • GMI Paints Healthy Picture of 24-Month Kickoff Outlook for North America

    SUGAR LAND--January 12, 2018--Researched by Industrial Info Resources (Sugar Land, Texas)--Industrial Info's Global Market Intelligence (GMI) Integrated Platform is tracking more than $1.18 trillion in projects this month in North America that are slated to kick off construction over the next 24 months, a slight decrease (1%) from the 24-month December outlook of $1.19 trillion.Within this article: $5.3 billion joint venture ethylene project in Portland, Texas.Additional companies:Exxon Mobil Co
  • Interior Seeks to Open OCS For Drilling, Except Off Florida's Coasts

    SUGAR LAND--January 15, 2018--Written by John Egan for Industrial Info Resources (Sugar Land, Texas)--The Trump administration's plan to achieve "energy dominance" took another step forward January 4 when the Department of the Interior (DOI) (Washington, D.C.) released a draft proposed program to open virtually all of the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) for Oil & Gas development during 2019-2024. The move is a reversal of the Obama administration's decision to remove virtually all that offshor
  • With Influx of Renewables, California Votes to Close Two Remaining Nuclear Reactors

    SUGAR LAND--January 15, 2018--Researched by Industrial Info Resources (Sugar Land, Texas)--The California Public Utilities Commission recently voted to let the state's two remaining nuclear reactors, located at the Diablo Canyon power plant near Avila Beach, be permanently closed when their federal operating licenses expire in 2024 and 2025.The plant's owner and operator, PG&E Corporation (NYSE:PCG) (San Francisco, California), says the reactors' carbon-free power generation will no longer b
  • Brookfield Business Partners to Acquire Westinghouse for $4.6 Billion

    Researched by Industrial Info Resources (Sugar Land, Texas)--Canadian investment firm Brookfield Business Partners Limited Partnership (NYSE:BBU) (Hamilton, Bermuda) has entered into an agreement to purchase Westinghouse Electric Company LLC (Cranberry Township, Pennsylvania), the bankrupt nuclear services firm owned by Toshiba Corporation (TSE:6502) (Tokyo, Japan), for $4.6 billion.
  • E.ON Sells Uniper Stake To Fortum for $4.5 Billion

    GALWAY, IRELAND--January 15, 2018--Written by Martin Lynch, European News Editor for Industrial Info (Galway, Ireland)--Germany's E.ON SE (FWB:EOAN) (Düsseldorf) has agreed to sell its 47% share in its fossil-fuel spin-off company Uniper to Finnish energy major Fortum in a deal worth 3.76 billion euros ($4.5 billion).Within this article: Details financial agreement, ongoing takeover offer and opposition of Uniper to deal
  • Daily News Energy Headlines from January 12, 2018

    We have handpicked and summarized a selection of energy-related news stories that we think will interest clients of Industrial Info and IIR Energy.Companies featured:Energy Transfer Partners LP (NYSE:ETP), Tellurian Incorporated (NASDAQ:TELL)
  • EIA: U.S. Natural Gas Use for Power Generation to Continue Increasing in Coming Years

    SUGAR LAND--January 12, 2018--Researched by Industrial Info Resources (Sugar Land, Texas)--The U.S. Energy Information Administration's (EIA) latest Short-Term Energy Outlook provides forecasts for a variety of trends to be seen this year and in 2019.Among these is that utility-scale power generation from natural gas in the U.S. will rise from a 32% share in 2017 to 33% in 2018 and 34% in 2019.The movement comes in the face of predicted lower natural gas prices and the diminishment of coal as an
  • EIA: Renewable Generation to Dip in 2018, Bounce Back in 2019 on Hydropower

    SUGAR LAND--January 12, 2018--Researched by Industrial Info Resources (Sugar Land, Texas)--The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) says it expects total domestic generation from renewables to drop 3% in 2018, then to increase 7% in 2019. The initial dip is attributed largely to hydropower, which is expected to drop 12% in 2018, then jump 2% in 2019. By comparison, renewable energy from non-hydropower (largely wind and solar) is forecast to grow 3% in 2018 and 9% in 2019, according to th
  • EIA: U.S. Coal Production to Drop in 2018-19 After Gain in 2017

    SUGAR LAND--January 4, 2018--Researched by Industrial Info Resources (Sugar Land, Texas)--U.S. coal production increased 6% last year on the back of strong exports, but much of those gains will evaporate through 2019 as export demand falters and natural gas prices stay low, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration's (EIA) new outlook report.Within this article:Latest STEO report.
  • Wind Power Blows Away Old Records

    GALWAY, IRELAND--January 12, 2017--Written by Martin Lynch, European News Editor for Industrial Info (Galway, Ireland)--Wind energy continued its rapid rise throughout Europe in 2017 with generation records being broken across a number of key European countries, including Germany, Denmark and the U.K..Within this article: Details rise of wind power, new national records, leading countries, demise of coal-fired power
  • Daily News Energy Headlines from January 11, 2018

    We have handpicked and summarized a selection of energy-related news stories that we think will interest clients of Industrial Info and IIR Energy.Companies featured:SM Energy Company (NYSE:SM), BP plc (NYSE:BP), Enbridge Incorporated (NYSE:ENB)

Follow @ProductIndustry on Twitter!