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2014-03-12 16:22:21

Brent Gwaltney Joins G2X as Chief Operating Officer HOUSTON, March 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- G2X Energy, Inc. ("G2X") today announced that Brent Gwaltney has joined the Company as Chief Operating Officer. Mr. Gwaltney will oversee all aspects of the Company's current and future natural gas to methanol and gasoline plants. This oversight will include the Pampa Fuels methanol facility located in Pampa, Texas, which is currently under construction, as well as augmenting the development...

2014-01-29 04:20:24

NEW YORK, Jan. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Charles and David Koch of Kansas are the wealthiest individuals in America's oil and gas sector, with a combined net worth of US$83 billion, according to a Wealth-X Top 10 list that includes billionaires from Texas, New York and Oklahoma. Charles, Koch Industries' chairman and CEO, and David, executive vice president, are the principal owners of the Wichita-based company founded by their father Fred in 1940. Charles and David Koch each own 42%...

2013-12-23 10:39:36

A new study conducted by Drexel University environmental sociologist Robert J. Brulle, PhD, exposes the organizational underpinnings and funding behind the powerful climate change countermovement. This study marks the first peer-reviewed, comprehensive analysis ever conducted of the sources of funding that maintain the denial effort. Through an analysis of the financial structure of the organizations that constitute the core of the countermovement and their sources of monetary support,...

2012-10-03 06:22:25

WASHINGTON, Oct. 3, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Global Environmental Management Initiative (GEMI) today announced the addition of its newest member company, Koch Industries, a U.S.-based leading global corporation with companies that supply communities with energy to heat and cool buildings, fibers for carpets and garments, chemicals used in manufacturing, process and pollution control equipment, forest and consumer products, fertilizer and more. "We are pleased to welcome Koch...

2012-10-02 06:23:36

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Presidential candidate Mitt Romney may find it easy to mock President Obama about climate change, but Filmmaker Craig Rosebraugh along with executive producer Daryl Hannah reveal how the subject is nothing to joke about. The searing, award-winning documentary, "Greedy Lying Bastards" relentlessly uncovers a trail of environmental destruction, illness and death. With wildfires in the west and "brown-outs" in the east, climate change is no longer a...

2012-05-03 14:21:02

WICHITA, Kan., May 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- A news item released yesterday quotes oil and natural gas investor T. Boone Pickens saying, "The biggest deterrent to an energy plan in America is Koch Industries." His reasoning? That we support market prices for natural gas. Mr. Pickens has stated that he is standing up for the American people by lobbying Congress for the passage of the NAT GAS Act. However, as The Atlantic reported, the NAT GAS Act is a scheme to get tax breaks from the...

2012-04-23 23:03:21

Dr. Mark Rizzone has been awarded the Electrocoat Association´s prestigious George E. F. Brewer Award. Dr. Rizzone is Business Manager in Koch Membrane Systems´ Industrial & Life Sciences Group. Wilmington, Mass. (PRWEB) April 23, 2012 The Brewer Award is presented to individuals who have dedicated their career to advancing electrocoat technology. Three awards are generally given in the areas of Technology, Application and Promotion. Dr. Rizzone received the award for Market...

2011-11-17 15:28:00

SUGAR LAND, Texas, Nov. 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- CVR Energy, Inc. (NYSE: CVI) announced today that Kim Oliver has been appointed vice president, Human Resources. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20071203/CVRLOGO) Oliver had been director of human resources since December 2010 and is responsible for all human resources activities at both CVR Energy and at CVR Partners, LP, a master limited partnership for which CVR Energy serves as general partner and is a majority unit...

2011-11-09 09:00:00

Herman Cain's "Brother from Another Mother" LOS ANGELES, Nov. 9, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- News analysts agree that the ongoing sexual harassment allegations against Herman Cain do not bode well for his political campaign. Cain has been dodging questions about these allegations while bragging of his alliance with the Americans for Prosperity, referring to the group's patrons, conservative billionaires David and Charles Koch as his "brother from another mother." The documentary...

2011-10-27 12:44:00

Call the award contrary to the "history and spirit of philanthropic giving" in the U.S. WASHINGTON, Oct. 27, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Two groups active in philanthropy and government accountability today criticized a trade organization for giving billionaire Charles G. Koch of Koch Industries an award for his charitable giving, noting that most of it is tainted because it supports Koch's political and business agenda. Aaron Dorfman, executive director of the National Committee for...