Jun 20, 7:07 AM EDT Newsletter Signup BusinessTechnologyWorldNationalMedia & CultureOpinionSportsLuxury Business By Reuters 06/20/18 AT 5:57 AM China's proposed tariffs on United States petroleum imports, part of a mounting trade war between the two countries, would crimp sales to the shale industry's largest customer, adding new pressure on U.S. crude prices, energy executives and analysts said in interviews this week.China has said it would slap a 25 percent tariff on imports of U.S. crude, natural gas and coal on July 6 if Washington went ahead, as planned, with its own tariffs on Chinese goods that day.Energy would be added for the first time to a burgeoning trade dispute that has hit imports of Chinese metals and solar panels, and exports of U.S. medical equipment and soybeans.Targeting petroleum puts the Trump administration's "energy dominance" agenda in Beijing's cross-hairs as U.S. shale has grabbed share from Middle East suppliers in … [Read more...] about US Shale Producers Warn Chinese Tariffs Would Hit Energy Exports
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SAN RAMON, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 23, 2018--The Ontario Court of Appeal has upheld a lower Canadian court’s determination that an Ecuadorian judgment against Chevron Corporation, already found by U.S. courts to have been obtained through fraud and corruption, cannot be enforced against Chevron Canada Limited, an indirect subsidiary. The Court of Appeal affirmed the judgment dismissing all claims against Chevron Canada Limited holding that it is a separate entity from Chevron Corporation and its assets are protected from seizure by those seeking to enforce the corrupt Ecuadorian judgment. The court rejected the Ecuadorian plaintiffs’ arguments as contrary to fundamental principles of Canadian corporate law.The Court of Appeal stated: “What is really driving the appellants' appearance in our courts is their inability to enforce their judgment in the United States,” where it is has already been found to be the product of “a massive fraud” that … [Read more...] about Canadian Appeal Court Affirms Dismissal of Suit Against Chevron Subsidiary
SOLON, Ohio--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 11, 2018--Forbes Magazine recently announced the results of its annual survey of employees, naming Swagelok Company No. 49 on its America’s Best Employers list. Swagelok was one of 14 companies in Northeast Ohio that made the list of the top 500 midsized companies (1,000 – 5,000 employees) for 2018, and fourth overall in the engineering/manufacturing category.“We are proud to be recognized as one of the country’s top employers by Forbes,” said Arthur F. Anton, chairman and chief executive officer. “Our associates are an incredible group of people who bring their best every day to Swagelok to create a values-driven culture that celebrates innovation, quality, respect for others, and a focus on the customer.”In the last year, Swagelok celebrated its 70 th anniversary and expanded its workforce by almost 1,000 associates to support growth. The company recently announced the creation of a new global headquarters … [Read more...] about Swagelok Company Named #49 in Forbes’ Annual Employee Survey
Democracy Dies in Darkness Sections Home Subscribe Try 1 month for $1 Username Sign In Account Profile Newsletters & Alerts Gift Subscriptions Contact Us Help Desk Subscribe Account Profile Newsletters & Alerts Gift Subscriptions Contact Us Help Desk Accessibility for screenreader Energy and Environment by Juliet Eilperin and Brady Dennis by Juliet Eilperin and Brady Dennis Email the author April 12 at 11:39 AM Email the author Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik) Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt has used four separate agency email addresses since taking office, according to Senate Democrats and an EPA official, prompting concerns among agency lawyers that the EPA has not disclosed all the documents it would normally release to the public under federal records requests. Two Democrats on the Senate Environment and Public … [Read more...] about Scott Pruitt has four different EPA email addresses. Lawmakers want to know why.
Research: Since 2012 Scotland’s Innovation Centres have been driving entrepreneurship. Vision Scotland looks at four of them Scotland’s rich academic expertise has an unrivaled reputation for transforming innovations into successful commercial opportunities. This partnership between academia and entrepreneurship was one of the drivers behind the creation of the Innovation Centres (IC). The Scottish Funding Council (SFC) launched the £120 million Innovation Centre programme in 2012 in partnership with Scottish Enterprise and Highlands & Islands Enterprise.Backed by the Scottish Government, it aims to enhance innovation and entrepreneurship by supporting transformational collaboration between universities and businesses across a range of markets.The internationally-recognised programme draws on Scotland’s research expertise to solve problems identified by industry, while supporting the skills and training to develop the next generation of experts through … [Read more...] about The collaborations fuelling Scotland’s tech boom