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NECA September meets in Canadian winery

NECA’s Fall 2011 meeting on 15 September will be in a Canadian chateau winery, our friend Kathy H emails the Blog this morning.   With her own winning charm she writes: “As you are the doyenne of the world chemicals party, I thought I’d send along the latest from our beloved NECA. This year’s Canadian […]

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Movie: “Dirty Oil”

“Dirty Oil,” a new anti-oilsands film has come out this week in the UK. It shows that most of America‘s oil comes from Canada, “the new Saudi Arabia,” from open-cast mining of tar pits. Starring Neve Campbell, it is an expose of the pollution of the environment in Alberta, where the tar sand development has […]

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Winter Olympics showcase futuristic goggles

Competitors in Vancouver‘s Winter Olympics have been displaying state of the art goggles which show speed, timings and store data for future analysis. The lightweight plastic Transcend goggles “can save a full day’s ski or snowboard runs into PC software that plots route and performance information through every twist, turn or slalom gate,” according to […]

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NECA Fall 2009 Meeting

The Northeast Chemical Association (NECA) will host its Fall Meeting on 17 September at the Fairmont Tremblant Hotel, Mont Tremblant, Quebec, Canada.  Register for the reception and dinner at www.necainc.com or contact rcarmichael@recochem.com.

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Talking chemicals in Canada’s Rockies

Even with scenery like this sometimes you have to think petrochemicals. The CERI (Canadian Energy Research Institute) annual petrochemicals conference has been held at the Delta Lodge in Kananaskis, Alberta, for the past few years. ICIS’ Nigel Davis arrived there on Sunday ready to give a paper about new developments in the Middle East.   Nigel doesn’t […]

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Cleaning up oil from tar sands – New Scientist

There’s a good article in this week’s New Scientist on “Can Oil from Tar Sands be Cleaned Up?” The answer it seems is yes.   “Canadian tar sands contain an estimated 170 billion barrels of recoverable oil, second only to Saudi Arabia’s reserves, (and they) … dig up the tarry bitumen in gigantic open pit […]

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Video testimonial to ICIS pricing reports

I’ve just seen this enthusiastic testimonial to ICIS pricing reports from Pete Harrison of DPL Services, which Justine filmed during last week’s NPRA conference in San Antonio.   Says Justine, “I met these great Canadian ICIS pricing customers at NPRA in San Antonio – Pete kindly agreed to give us a testimonial.”    

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