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Weekly chemical rail traffic in North America down 1.4% YOY
During the week ended 21 February, chemical railcar traffic in North America fell year-over-year (YOY) on declines in the United States, according to data released on 25 February by the Association of American Railroads (AAR)....

ACC highlights recent conclusions on BPA: "FDA and EFSA assessments clearly state that BPA is safe"
ACC today began a communications campaign to highlight recent conclusions from the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA; Parma, Italy) and the US FDA regarding the safety of bisphenol A (BPA). The council says that it “believes that it is important to...

Ecolab appoints new board member
Ecolab says that its board of directors has appointed Tracy McKibben to the Ecolab board. McKibben is founder and president of MAC Energy Advisors, a consulting company that assists clients on alternative energy and clean technology investments, and strategic...

Some US east coast refineries restart after cold weather
Market sources say that units at multiple US east coast refineries have restarted after operational issues this week and late last week due to cold regional temperatures.   Philadelphia Energy Solutions' (PES) refinery at Philadelphia had a crude unit...

Ecolab earnings match estimates on higher sales
Ecolab today reported fourth-quarter net income up 17% year-on-year (YOY), to $335.5 million, on net sales up 3%, to $3.68 billion. Adjusted earnings totaled $1.20/share, matching analysts’ consensus estimate, as reported by Thomson Reuters (New York)...

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