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  • *First case to be heard outside California. *St. Louis case scheduled to last several weeks. It is being held in St. Louis, where Monsanto was headquartered before Bayer bought the company in a $63 billion deal in 2018..

  • The lawsuit marks the first multi-plaintiff trial in the litigation over whether glyphosate, Roundup's active ingredient, is carcinogenic, and is the trial outside of California. It is being held in St. Louis, where the Monsanto unit was headquartered before Bayer bought the company in a $63 billion deal in 2018.. The case in Missouri's Circuit Court for the 22nd...

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 22- The contamination of U.S. drinking water with man-made "forever chemicals" is far worse than previously estimated with some of the highest levels found in Miami, Philadelphia and New Orleans, said a report on Wednesday by an environmental watchdog group. The findings https://www.ewg.org/research/national-pfas-testing by the...

  • LONDON, Jan 21- U.S. coal-fired power plants are facing the perfect storm, with a mild winter and slumping natural gas prices adding to their long-term problems with competitiveness and pushing more towards retirement. Natural gas futures prices for deliveries to Henry Hub in Louisiana in March 2020 have fallen to just $1.92 per million British thermal units,...

  • Jan 20- A vessel carrying about 1 million barrels of crude from Guyana set sail on Monday for the United States, according to vessel tracking service TankerTrackers.com, marking the tiny South American nation's long-awaited debut as a world oil exporter. The first cargo of Liza crude departed from the floating platform Liza Destiny off Guyana, operated by U.S....

  • LONDON/ HOUSTON, Jan 17- U.S. refiners are scooping up cheap high-sulfur fuel oil for processing from Russia and the Baltic states as they take advantage of new shipping rules that have cut demand for the dirtier marine fuel, according to oil traders and shipping data. This month, 2.2 million tonnes of fuel oil, largely from Russia and the Baltic states, will arrive in...

  • HOUSTON, Jan 14- A multi-billion dollar boom in petrochemical plants proposed along the U.S. Gulf Coast could pump as much greenhouse gas into the air as 131 coal-fired power plants by 2030, according to a study released on Tuesday by University of Texas researchers. The study calculated that facilities that have been put forward for projects in Texas and...

  • Jan 11- At least 10 people died, more than 1,000 flights were canceled and hundreds of thousands were without power in five states on Saturday as a massive winter storm system dumped snow, freezing rain and hail from Texas to Michigan. Hurricane-force wind gusts, golf-ball-sized hail and 2 to 5 inches of snow fell on Friday night and early Saturday as storms pushed...

  • Jan 11- At least nine people died, more than 1,000 flights were canceled and hundreds of thousands were without power in five states on Saturday as a massive winter storm system dumped snow, freezing rain and hail from Texas to Michigan. Hurricane-force wind gusts, golf-ball-sized hail and 2 to 5 inches of snow fell on Friday night and early Saturday as storms...

  • Jan 11- At least nine people died, more than 1,000 flights were canceled and hundreds of thousands were without power in seven states on Saturday as a massive winter storm system dumped snow, freezing rain and hail from Texas to Michigan. Hurricane-force wind gusts, golf-ball-sized hail and 2 to 5 inches of snow fell on Friday night and early Saturday as storms...

  • Jan 11- At least four people died, more than 1,000 flights were canceled in Chicago, hundreds more across the Central Plains and Northeast, and thousands were without power in parts of seven states, as a massive winter storm dumped snow, freezing rain and hail from Texas to Michigan on Saturday. Hurricane-force wind gusts, golf-ball-sized hail and between 2- to-5...

  • Jan 8- Range Resources Corp said on Wednesday it expects a significant charge in the fourth quarter related to its oil and gas properties in north Louisiana, as U.S. natural gas prices trade near two-decade lows. The announcement comes nearly a month after the No. 2 U.S. oil producer Chevron Corp said it expects a writedown of $10 billion to $11 billion in the fourth...

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 7- The U.S. Senate Finance Committee overwhelmingly approved the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement on Tuesday, moving the revamped North American trade deal a step closer to a final Senate vote in the coming days or weeks. The timing of a long-delayed final U.S. congressional vote to approve the trade pact remains uncertain, as Senate Majority...

  • The committee advanced the USMCA implementing legislation by a 25-3 vote, drawing opposition from Republican senators Pat Toomey of Pennsylvania and Bill Cassidy of Louisiana and Democratic Senator Sheldon Whitehouse of Rhode Island.

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 3- The Democratic-controlled U.S. House of Representatives and 20 Democratic-led states asked the Supreme Court on Friday to declare that the landmark Obamacare healthcare law does not violate the U.S. The House and the states, including New York and California, want the Supreme Court to hear their appeals of a Dec. 18 ruling by the New Orleans-...

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 3- The Democratic-controlled U.S. House of Representatives and 20 Democratic-led states asked the Supreme Court on Friday to declare that the landmark Obamacare healthcare law does not violate the U.S. The House and the states, including New York and California, want the Supreme Court to hear their appeals of a Dec. 18 ruling by the New Orleans-...

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 3- The Democratic-controlled U.S. House of Representatives and 20 Democratic-led states asked the Supreme Court on Friday to declare that the landmark Obamacare healthcare law does not violate the U.S. The House and states including New York and California want the Supreme Court to heard their appeal of a Dec. 18 ruling by the New Orleans- based...

  • WASHINGTON, Dec 18- A U.S. appeals court ruled on Wednesday that a component of the Obamacare law is unconstitutional, but dodged a major ruling by stopping short of declaring that the rest of the landmark 2010 healthcare statute must also be struck down. The New Orleans- based 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled on a 2-1 vote that the law's individual mandate...

  • Last week, Basic Energy Services said it would sell most of its hydraulic fracturing equipment for between $30 million to $45 million, citing weaker activity and pricing that inhibited "the potential for positive free cash flow in the near- to medium-term." Consultancy Primary Vision Inc. estimates some 150 hydraulic fracturing spreads, which are used to...

  • Dec 12- Chevron Corp on Thursday gave the green light to its Anchor project in the Gulf of Mexico and said the deepwater oilfield would require an investment of about $5.7 billion. Gulf of Mexico still offers attractive investment opportunities for large greenfield developments, "said Justin Rostant, an analyst with Wood Mackenzie's Gulf of Mexico team.