Industry trade group says Louisiana’s chemical industry stands to lose 700 to 1,200 jobs by the end of 2010, continuing a 10-year trend of reduced employment.
European Union regulators on Wednesday fined seven chemical companies $86.6 million for fixing the price of calcium carbide, a chemical used to make steel.
Regulatory board voted against placing chemical used to manufacture plastic baby bottles and toys on California's list of chemicals believed to cause reproductive harm.
Despite record-breaking profits, oil and gas giant has been criticized by Congress and shareholders for not spending enough to explore alternative energy options.
Demand will rebound 1.7 percent next year as recovery in developing countries helps counter two-year drop sparked by global recession, International Energy Agency said.
Demand for crude has fallen so sharply because of the world recession that it will take another four years to recover to 2008 levels, the 12-nation oil producers' organization predicted.
World's largest chemical company looking at selling or shuttering half of newly-acquired Ciba production sites and offices in a plan that would cost 3,700 jobs.
Chemical maker will close three Louisiana plants as the company shifts away from basic chemicals and more toward the lucrative business of specialty chemicals.
World oil demand likely to grow by an average of 0.6 percent annually over the 2008-2014 period, International Energy Agency forecast Monday.
Three men who worked at a DuPont plant in Argentina sued the chemical manufacturer, claiming it failed to protect them from asbestos that left them seriously ill.
Chemical maker said two investment banks will pay a $1.7 billion settlement over its accusation they schemed to scuttle a $6.5 billion buyout of Huntsman last year.
Chemical company says a breakdown at its headquarters in western Germany sent 10 tons of an industrial chemical spewing into the River Rhine.
Country’s estimated natural gas reserves are 35 percent higher than just two years ago and have reached the highest level in 44 years.
Federal government hopes a long-delayed cleanup of dioxin contamination near a Dow Chemical Co. plant in Michigan will begin this fall.
Chemical maker will raise the list and off-list selling prices for several of its products starting July 1.
Court in India has ordered Kiri Dyes & Chemicals Ltd. to stop selling a black dye until it can determine whether the product infringes on a Huntsman patent.
International Energy Agency says slump in global oil demand in 2009 will be slightly less severe than previously expected, its first upward revision to estimates in 10 months.
Oil prices spiked briefly above $70 per barrel on Friday for first time since October after U.S. Labor Department report showed pace of layoffs eased in May.
Food and Drug Administration is reviewing its conclusion from last year that a much-debated chemical used in baby bottles and food containers is safe for infants.
Company said it formed Dow Coating Materials, a new business unit focused on the coatings market, following its $16.5 billion buyout of Rohm & Haas Co. in April.
Oil extended gains above $66 a barrel Friday to reach fresh six-month high after U.S. reported a fall in oil inventories and further signs of economic improvement.
Oil ministers kept output targets unchanged in hopes a recovering world economy will raise prices through increased demand.
Oil and gasoline prices pushed higher Wednesday on signs the longest recession since World War II may be easing and demand for energy could rebound.
As oil prices rose to six-month highs, Saudi Oil Minister suggested Wednesday that OPEC will opt to keep production steady at its upcoming meeting.