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2010-09-15 11:03:00

HOUSTON, Sept. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- The Vujasinovic & Beckcom law firm has filed a lawsuit in Galveston, Texas federal court on behalf of 120 individuals who were exposed to benzene that was released from British Petroleum's Texas City refinery from April 6 through May 16, 2010. Attorneys Brian Beckcom, Vuk Vujasinovic and Kenneth Fenelon represent these individuals who work or live near the refinery in Texas City in their claims against BP Products North America, Inc. in CA...

2010-08-24 09:00:00

BEIJING, Aug. 24 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- Himfr.com, one of China's leading B2B search platforms with more than 30 B2B industry websites to its name, predicts China's pure benzene market trends. Pure benzene market trends are always fragile. A downstream and upstream increase in production or reduction can have an enormous effect on the pure benzene market. In 2010, fluctuations in pure benzene prices have the following reasons: First, with an increase in consumption of last year's...

2010-08-11 11:35:00

LONDON, Aug. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Platts -- Prices in the $3 trillion global petrochemicals business firmed in the second half of July, causing the Platts Global Petrochemical Index (PGPI), a basket of petrochemicals prices expressed in dollars per metric ton ($/mt), to close the month slightly higher at $1,042/mt. Petrochemicals are used to make plastic, rubber, nylon, other consumer products and are utilized in manufacturing, construction, pharmaceuticals, aviation, electronics and nearly...

2010-07-15 06:00:00

NINGBO, China, July 15 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- Keyuan Petrochemicals, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: KYNP), ("Keyuan" or "the Company"), a leading independent manufacturer and supplier of various petrochemical products in China, announced today that it has completed and placed in service, effective July 1, 2010, a new desulfurization process at its current refining facility for BTX aromatics. By reducing the sulfur content, the Company will be able to realize higher selling prices and...

2010-07-13 10:16:00

LONDON, July 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Platts -- Prices in the $3 trillion global petrochemicals business declined for the third consecutive month in June, causing the Platts Global Petrochemical Index (PGPI), a basket of petrochemicals prices expressed in dollars per metric ton ($/mt), to drop to $1,051/mt on June 30, the lowest level of 2010. The Platts PGPI analysis report is published early each month by Platts, a leading global energy and metals information provider. Industry sources tell...

2010-06-24 16:07:38

University of Rhode Island Pharmacy Professor Bongsup Cho knows there are cancer-causing chemicals in diesel fumes and cigarette smoke. The biomedical scientist also knows that some of the same chemicals are found in the gooey tar balls that are being produced as a result of the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, which began April 20 when a rig exploded and caught fire. But what he and other scientists have little knowledge of is the long-range impact of the spill on humans and wildlife at the...

2010-06-11 09:31:00

LONDON, June 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Platts - In May, prices fell at a faster pace in the $3 trillion global petrochemicals market with the average daily price of Platts Global Petrochemical Index (PGPI) dropping 7.5% from $1,237 per metric ton (/mt) in April to $1,144/mt. The index, a basket of the most widely-used petrochemicals prices published by Platts, a leading global energy information provider, had been falling since mid-April. The PGPI hit a six-month high of $1,262/mt on April 12,...

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2010-05-20 11:34:07

If you smoke, your breath contains 2,5-dimethylfuran. A team of Catalan researchers have proved that the presence of this chemical compound indicates that a person has smoked in the last three days. This substance does not appear in the breath of non-smokers, unless they have been in direct contact with tobacco smoke for a long time. "2,5-dimethylfuran cannot be detected in breath samples of non-smokers, meaning that the only way to know if a person has smoked in the last 72 hours is to use...

2010-04-27 20:30:00

LOS ANGELES, April 27 /PRNewswire/ -- The following is being issued on behalf of Girardi-Keese. Dangerous chemicals are plaguing the Carousel neighborhood in Carson, CA, that was built on site of what was once a Texas-headquartered Shell Oil Co. (NYSE: RDS.A) tank farm that stored more than 3.5 million gallons of crude oil. See Today's front-page LA Times story here: http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-carousel-shell-20100427,0,511813,full.story Experts say the chemicals cause...

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2010-04-13 16:52:15

La Jolla, CA -- Two chemists at The Scripps Research Institute have synthesized a new nano-scale scientific tool "” a tiny molecular switch that turns itself on or off as it detects metallic ions in its immediate surroundings. Featured on the cover of the April 19, 2010 issue of the International Edition of the journal Angewandte Chemie, this molecule may be useful as a laboratory tool for controlling tiny reactions in the test tube, and it has potential to be developed as the basis of...