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Top Industrial Market News Stories for the Third Week of March 2014, an Industrial Info News Alert

SUGAR LAND, TX -- (Marketwired) -- 03/21/14 -- Researched by Industrial Info Resources (Sugar Land, Texas) -- Here are Industrial Info's most-read stories from the past week. Browse other breaking industrial news stories at www.industrialinfo.com.

U.S. Planned Methanol Projects Increase 400% in Less than Two Years
In the last two years, several methanol producers, both established and new, have announced plans to increase capacity through new plants or expansions in the U.S. and Canada. The producers are taking advantage of the low cost of natural gas and the newly invigorated manufacturing sector. View the entire article by subscribing to Industrial Info's Premium Industry News at http://www.industrialinfo.com/news/abstract.jsp?newsitemID=241125&refer=mw.

Gulf Coast Labor Market Analysis: Increasing Project Activity Continues Tightening Labor Supply
Current forecasts from Industrial Info show labor demand in the overall Gulf Coast region peaking in 2016, with labor demand for eight skilled crafts, including electricians, welders, pipefitters, iron workers and others, approaching 91,000 skilled craftsmen. View the entire article by subscribing to Industrial Info's Premium Industry News at http://www.industrialinfo.com/news/abstract.jsp?newsitemID=241180&refer=mw.

Duke Energy to Sell 13 Power Plants Following Rate Hike Rejection
Duke Energy Corporation (NYSE:DUK) has announced it will sell its interest in 13 power plants throughout the Midwest. This includes seven facilities in Greater Cincinnati. Duke says that the sale of these plants will not affect its 1.3 million gas and electricity customers. View the entire article by subscribing to Industrial Info's Premium Industry News at http://www.industrialinfo.com/news/abstract.jsp?newsitemID=241194&refer=mw.

Utilities in Kentucky Plan Big Investments in Generation, Efficiency
To meet customers' future electricity demand, Louisville Gas and Electric Company and Kentucky Utilities Company are planning hefty investments in new generating stations and customer energy-efficiency programs. View the entire article by subscribing to Industrial Info's Premium Industry News at http://www.industrialinfo.com/news/abstract.jsp?newsitemID=241165&refer=mw.

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