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Market Outlook 2018: A Sunnier Mood with a Few Caveats

Market Outlook 2018: A Sunnier Mood with a Few Caveats

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Crude Oil, Petroleum Product Exports Reach Record Levels

Thursday, 19 October 2017  |  Chris Guy

According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration ( EIA ), crude oil exports in the first half of 2017 increased by more than 300,000 barrels per ...

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Emerson Agrees to Acquire Paradigm

3 DAYS AGO

Emerson has agreed to acquire Paradigm for a purchase price of $510 million, reflecting a multiple of 13 times expected 2017 EBITDA. Paradigm will be joined with Emerson’s existing Roxar automation software. The acquisition is expected to close within the next 60 days, subject to various regulat...

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ValvTechnologies Receives ISO 15848 Certification

4 DAYS AGO

ValvTechnologies’ EcoPack technology has received ISO 15848-1:2015 certification from Odin Heavy Industries. To earn ISO 15848 certification, ValvTechnologies underwent a stringent evaluation process that included a series of 17 helium leak tests and eight thermal cycles on a fully assembled v...

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Crude Oil, Petroleum Product Exports Reach Record Levels

2 DAYS AGO

According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration ( EIA ), crude oil exports in the first half of 2017 increased by more than 300,000 barrels per day (b/d) from the first half of 2016, reaching a record high of 0.9 million b/d. Petroleum product exports also grew over the same period with propan...

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Energy Intensity in U.S. Manufacturing Decreased

2 DAYS AGO

Energy intensity in manufacturing in the U.S. decreased from 2010 to 2014. U.S. manufacturing overall fuel intensity decreased by 4.4% from 3.016 thousand British thermal units (Btu) per dollar of output in 2010 to 2.882 thousand Btu in 2014. According to the Manufacturing Energy Consumption Survey (M...

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Fed Reports Economy Growth in September, Early October

2 DAYS AGO

Reports from all 12 Federal Reserve Districts indicated that economic activity increased in September through early October, with the pace of growth split between modest and moderate. The Richmond, Atlanta, and Dallas Districts reported major disruptions from Hurricanes Harvey and Irma in some areas a...

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Industrial Production Up 0.3% in September

3 DAYS AGO

Industrial production rose 0.3% in September. The rates of change for July and August were notably revised; the current estimate for July, a decrease of 0.1%, was 0.5% lower than previously reported, while the estimate for August, a decrease of 0.7%, was 0.2% higher than before. Manufacturing output...

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MSS Publishes Eleven Revised Standards

The Manufactures Standardization Society (MSS) is pleased to announce the following eleven revised standards:

Updated/Revised Publications

  • MSS SP-51-2012, Class 150LW Corrosion Resistant Flanges and Cast Flanged Fittings
  • MSS SP-60-2012, Connecting Flange Joints Between Tapping Sleeves and Tapping Valves
  • MSS SP-65-2012, High Pressure Chemical Industry Flanges and Threaded Stubs for Use with Lens Gaskets
  • MSS SP-97-2012, Integrally Reinforced Forged Branch Outlet Fittings - Socket Welding, Threaded, and Buttwelding Ends
  • MSS SP-109-2012, Weld-Fabricated Copper Solder-Joint Pressure Fittings
  • MSS SP-111-2012, Gray-Iron and Ductile-Iron Tapping Sleeves
  • MSS SP-113-2012, Connecting Joints Between Tapping Machines and Tapping Valves
  • MSS SP-122-2012, Plastic Industrial Ball Valves
  • MSS SP-124-2012, Fabricated Tapping Sleeves
  • MSS SP-128-2012, Ductile Iron Gate Valves
  • MSS SP-134-2012, Valves for Cryogenic Service; Including Requirements for Body/Bonnet Extensions

Note: SP-60, 109, 113, and 134 include minor title changes.

All Standard Practices are available from MSS and authorized distributors.

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