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Senate committee approves bill to bypass Obama, clear the way for Keystone XL pipeline construction

Senate committee approves bill to bypass Obama, clear...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Jun 19, 2014

A bill that would temporarily bypass President Barack Obama and approve construction of the controversial Keystone XL pipeline passed a ...

42,000 construction jobs lost for a lie: Billionaire green activist flashes cash, democrats put off Keystone decision until 2016

42,000 construction jobs lost for a lie: Billionaire...

Posted by Tom Jackson on May 23, 2014

Funny how good people with good intentions wind up doing bad things when they enlist politicians to their cause. In February, ...

Fluid analysis master class: Understanding the relationship between lube oil, coolants and biodiesel

Fluid analysis master class: Understanding the...

Posted by Tom Jackson on Feb 04, 2014

Seeing traces of coolant or fuel dilution in a lube oil analysis doesn’t necessarily mean what it did 10 years ...

Full-size pickup sales up 25% annually thanks to home construction, energy sector

Full-size pickup sales up 25% annually thanks to home...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Jun 05, 2013

Automakers saw sales of full-size pickups soar 24.7 percent in the last year, thanks to recent increased demand from those ...

2012 Ford F-150 XLT

Next-generation engine oil a vital part of heavy-duty...

Posted by Jack Roberts on Jun 03, 2013

If recent announcements from truck manufacturers are any indication, the next generation of heavy-duty truck models and engines will be ...

Researchers working to turn CO2 in the atmosphere into fuel

Researchers working to turn CO2 in the atmosphere into...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Apr 04, 2013

Carbon dioxide is the main culprit when it comes to climate change, and researchers around the world are trying to ...

VIDEO: Central Texas Tool Company a family-run machine shop from a bygone era

VIDEO: Central Texas Tool Company a family-run machine...

Posted by Tom Jackson on Apr 03, 2013

No computers. Drawings done in the dirt. 100 year-old machines driven by overhead belts. Some might think that the Central Texas ...

Protests ensue after University of Tennessee receives approval for fracking on school land

Protests ensue after University of Tennessee receives...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Mar 20, 2013

University of Tennessee officials are moving forward with a plan to drill oil and gas wells for hydraulic fracturing—also known ...

Labor shortage expected to crush $100 billion in planned petrochemical projects

Labor shortage expected to crush $100 billion in...

Posted by Amanda Bayhi on Mar 12, 2013

A lack of energy and mining professionals may cause the cost of these skilled workers, such as engineers and geoscientists, ...

Opinion: Carbon tax bill would hurt job growth

Opinion: Carbon tax bill would hurt job growth

Posted by Tom Jackson on Feb 13, 2013

That was fast. The pundits hadn’t even stopped pontificating on President Obama’s State of the Union speech when it was announced ...

Obama stresses importance of construction, infrastructure, skilled labor in State of the Union

Obama stresses importance of construction,...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Feb 13, 2013

In his State of the Union address Tuesday night, President Barack Obama stressed the great importance of construction, housing, infrastructure, ...

Oil shale boom makes North Dakota “fastest-growing state”

Oil shale boom makes North Dakota...

Posted by Marcia Gruver Doyle on Dec 20, 2012

You can put this news solidly in construction’s “win” column. North Dakota, site of the Bakken oil shale boom, is the ...

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