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Frost & Sullivan: Shale Gas Will Reshape World Energy Markets

While natural gas currently holds a significant share of the energy market, newly discovered shale gas reserves around the globe are likely to promote consumption of gas as both an energy source and an affordable feedstock for a wide variety of chemicals and materials. A new study by Frost & Sullivan, titled Analysis of the Global Shale Gas Market, examines the impact of shale gas on the chemical industry and looks at the shale gas market as a whole.

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Amy W RichardsonFlowStream BlogWater & Wastewater

McIlvaine Company: International Specialization Not Nationalism for the Water Industry

The companies selling water pollution control equipment, instrumentation and services are planning growth strategies based on world markets and not on individual countries, concludes the McIlvaine Company in the report Air/Gas/Water/Fluid Treatment and Control: World Markets. According to McIlvaine, the future of the water industry is international specialization.

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FlowStream BlogManufacturingMatt Migliore

Mfg. Orders Slow Month Over Month, But Remain Positive for the Year

July U.S. manufacturing technology orders (USMTO) totaled $449.69 million, according to the Association for Manufacturing Technology (AMT). This total, as reported by companies participating in the USMTO program, was down 2.3 percent from June and down 10.5 percent when compared with the total of $502.33 million reported for July 2011. Yet still, with a year-to-date total of $3,132.23 million, 2012 is up 5.4% compared with 2011, according to AMT.

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FlowStream BlogMatt Migliore

New Research Suggests Bacteria Are Social Microorganisms

New research from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT, reveals that some unlikely subjects—bacteria—can have social structures similar to plants and animals. 

The research shows that a few individuals in groups of closely related bacteria have the ability to produce chemical compounds that kill or slow the growth of other populations of bacteria in the environment, but not harm their own.

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EnergyFlowStream BlogMatt MiglioreNatural Gas

Market Conditions Are Ripe for Natural Gas Vehicles

PIRA Energy Group, a NYC-based energy market consulting firm, released a report on medium- and longer-term natural gas prospects in the U.S. transportation fuel market. PIRA says the sheer volume of U.S. recoverable gas resources relative to expected demand suggests that benchmark Henry Hub gas prices will remain deeply discounted relative to oil prices beyond this decade.

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