NOVA Announces Memo of Understanding with Range Resources for Marcellus Shale ethane

NOVA Chemicals Announces Memorandum of Understanding with Range Resources for Ethane Supply from Marcellus Shale From The Financial Post BusinessWire · May 2, 2011 | Last Updated: May 2, 2011 4:29 PM ET NOVA Chemicals Corporation (NOVA Chemicals) today announced that it signed a memorandum of understanding with a wholly-owned subsidiary of Range Resources Corporation … Read More

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Provident Energy new rail loading facility running

From  www.chok.com   CHOK Radio Provident Energy’s new liquid propane rail loading distribution facility is up and running in St. Clair Township. Construction of the 35-million dollar project wrapped up at the beginning of the month. Executive Vice President Murray Buchanan says the infrastructure gives the company a number of options down the road. The facility … Read More

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College handpicked for industrial innovation

By Mashojka Maimona, from www.theobserver.ca   The Observer The headquarters of a future RIM could very well set up shop in Sarnia. Lambton College has been handpicked as the site for one of 14 national college industrial research chairs, complete with a cash envelope of nearly $1 million over five years. The huge announcement could pave … Read More

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Small FIT solar program reopens

By Debora Van Brenk, from www.lfpress.com   The London free Press The window to small solar projects reopens in Ontario on Dec. 14. And, in contrast to the crowd of applicants trying to squeeze through the sashes at once, the province will use a more systematic way of assessing who gets first crack at contracts. “One … Read More

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Transport Canada says small rail cars safe

By Cathy Dobson, from www.theobserver.ca   The Observer Transport Canada’s endorsement of the safety of self-propelled Budd cars on VIA Rail routes, has breathed new life into Sarnia’s campaign to boost local passenger service. “We need to go back to VIA and CN now,” says George Mallay, general manager at the Sarnia-Lambton Economic Partnership. His office … Read More

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Energy storage key to upgrading local grid

At an energy storage conference in Sarnia Wednesday, Bluewater Power COO Tim Vanderheide spoke about creating a “smart microgrid” to insulate the area against power fluctuations or outages elsewhere, and to provide non-stop power to the 62 largely interdependent Chemical Valley companies that can’t afford a microsecond’s interruption. “When we’re talking about grid reliability we … Read More

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Shell project put on hold

From www.theobserver.ca   The Observer Shell Canada says it is hitting the pause button on plans for a liquified natural gas (LNG) processing unit at its Corunna refinery. The company said last March it was adding small-scale gas liquefaction units at its Sarnia Manufacturing Centre near Corunna, as well as at a facility in Louisiana, aimed … Read More

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Best July for real estate sales in 7 years

By Melanie Irwin, from Blackburn News, www.blackburnnews.com Real estate sales in Sarnia-Lambton were the best they have been in the last seven years for the month of July. Board Vice President Jane Baker says dollar volume of nearly $39.9-million was the highest since 2007. 197 properties sold compared to 180 in 2013, up 9 per … Read More

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Town of Petrolia has new logo

By Brent Boles, QMI Agency, from www.theobserver.ca   The Observer The Town of Petrolia has a new logo to go with their new slogan. Etched in shades of green is the historic clock tower that sits above Victoria Hall. “We wanted to make sure that we kept with the familiarity,” said marketing manager Laurissa Ellsworth, … Read More

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Technology partnership bolsters BioAmber

Tyler Kula, The Sarnia Observer- April 7, 2015 BioAmber has inked a deal with a British-based chemical process technology company, something officials say makes it quicker, cheaper, and less risky to build BioAmber’s next chemical production plant — one that could still end up in Sarnia. BioAmber, currently completing construction and commissioning at its first … Read More

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