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2014-04-02 08:23:42

DUBLIN, April 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/qq54kk/global_and ) has announced the addition of the "Global And Chinese Methyl Tert-Butyl Ether (MTBE) Industry Report 2014" [http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/qq54kk/global_and ] report to their offering. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 ) The Global And Chinese Methyl Tert-Butyl Ether (MTBE) Industry Report 2014 is a...

2014-03-17 23:02:21

Comprehensive analysis and forecast of worldwide, regional and country MTBE markets can be found in the in-demand research study “Methyl Tertiary Butyl Ether (MTBE): 2014 World Market Outlook and Forecast up to 2018” worked out by Merchant Research & Consulting and recently published by Market Publishers Ltd. According to the report, the global MTBE production is poised to decrease by nearly 0.2% annually in the next several years. London, UK (PRWEB) March 17, 2014 During...

2013-05-11 23:00:23

New Market Research Report "Methyl Tertiary Butyl Ether (MTBE) Global Markets to 2020" Has Been Added In MarketResearchReports.Biz's Reports Database. Buy The Copy of This Report Visit - http://www.marketresearchreports.biz/analysis/131076. Albany, NY (PRWEB) May 12, 2013 GBI Researchs report, Methyl Tertiary Butyl Ether (MTBE) Global Markets to 2020 China Dominates Global MTBE Demand While Developed Regions Look to ETBE and Ethanol as Replacement Options, provides an in-depth analysis of...

2009-10-19 15:04:00

NEW YORK, Oct. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- A federal jury has unanimously held ExxonMobil liable for contaminating New York City's drinking water supply with the gasoline additive MTBE (methyl tertiary butyl ether). The jury awarded the City of New York a total of $105 million in compensatory damages after an 11-week trial. The jury found that gasoline containing MTBE was not reasonably safe for its intended use in light of foreseeable harm to the environment and that gasoline containing MTBE...

2006-03-28 18:59:38

By Chris Baltimore WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. Senate panel will hear from Bush administration officials on Wednesday about possible gasoline shortages spurred by the oil industry's decision to remove a water-polluting additive from U.S. supplies. Because of fears of lawsuits for continuing to use MTBE, or methyl tertiary butyl ether, the industry is switching over to fuel ethanol, a move that oil refiners have said could boost prices and crimp supplies despite high commercial fuel...

2005-08-19 18:05:37

NEW YORK (Reuters) - New Jersey's Acting Governor Richard Cody signed a bill on Thursday banning the gasoline additive MTBE in fuel sold in the state, with the ban taking effect January 2009. New Jersey will be the 25th state to phase out the fuel additive methyl tertiary butyl ether, or MTBE. The additive that was designed to improve air quality has leaked into water supplies in many states, resulting in legal claims from water districts demanding refiners pay cleanup costs. The...

2005-07-26 16:44:33

By Tom Doggett and Chris Baltimore WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Congressional negotiators on Tuesday were set to finalize $11.5 billion in energy tax credits and incentives, setting the stage for the U.S. Congress to vote on a broad energy bill later this week. House of Representatives and Senate negotiators worked past midnight on Monday to complete the energy bill that aims to boost traditional oil, natural gas and electricity supplies while also promoting alternative energy sources. Cost...

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2005-07-25 14:49:06

By Tom Doggett and Chris Baltimore WASHINGTON (Reuters) - To stretch America's gasoline supplies, a draft U.S. energy bill would almost double production of the motor fuel additive ethanol to 7.5 billion gallons a year by 2012. The federal ethanol requirement is expected to be approved on Monday evening, when Senate and House negotiators meet to finalize additional terms of a broad energy bill. The ethanol compromise is larger than the 5 billion gallons approved by the U.S. House, but...

2005-07-21 17:22:12

By Chris Baltimore WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Senate Democrats asked the Bush administration on Thursday to share research on whether a water-fouling fuel additive is known to cause cancer as Republicans pushed to protect the manufacturers from lawsuits. The proposed legal liability protection for makers of methyl tertiary butyl ether, or MTBE, is one of several thorny issues that House and Senate negotiators must resolve to prepare a final broad energy bill that would boost U.S. supplies....

2005-07-19 13:16:57

Tom Doggett and Chris Baltimore WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A joint Senate-House committee working out the details of a broad U.S. energy bill voted on Tuesday to expand U.S. daylight-saving time by two months to help reduce energy consumption. Negotiators from both chambers are racing against the clock to put a final energy package on President Bush's desk by a self-imposed deadline of Aug. 1. Among the conflicts to be resolved is the cost of energy production tax breaks, which totaled $8...


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