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Articles Tagged with ''natural gas''

Shell to build two new LNG plants in North America

In an effort to bring liquefied natural gas (LNG) fuel one step closer for its marine and heavy-duty on-road customers, Shell plans to develop two additional liquefied natural gas (LNG) transportation corridors in North America, the company announced Tuesday.
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Africa looks for a share in global petrochemical, oil-refining markets

Ongoing reforms in Nigeria's gas sector will make the West African country a regional hub for petrochemical and fertilizer production by 2017, according to Nigerian National Petroleum Corp. (NNPC) Group Executive Director David Ige.
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New polyethylene plant to be built in West Virginia

A new polyethylene (PE) manufacturing facility, with its own "small" ethane cracker is set to open in West Virginia.
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China takes first steps into shale gas development

The vast natural resources of China are one reason why the country has become one of the fastest growing economies in the world. After focusing on utilizing coal deposits for decades, the country is now looking at ways to exploit its shale gas.
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Health company receives $1 million to study impact of Marcellus Shale drilling

The company plans to look at detailed health histories of hundreds of thousands of patients who live near gas wells and other natural gas production facilities in the area.
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US looking to secure free trade deals with EU, Asia Pacific

Negotiaions over proposed trade deals with the EU and countries in other key regions will be a perfect opportunity for American chemical producers to take advantage of the dramatic fall in production costs thanks to the abundance of shale gas.
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North Carolina to vote on lifting fracking ban

The state of North Carolina is considering moves to lift the ban on fracking operations, despite concerns raised by green organizations that drilling works might pose a threat to the environment.
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Enbridge reveals plans to convert gas pipeline to oil

Enbridge Inc., the largest transporter of Canadian crude to the United States, and its partner, Energy Transfer Partners, have revealed plans to convert part of their natural gas pipeline to carry oil to the Gulf Coast, investing up to $3.4 billion in the scheme.
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Queensland to open up shale oil industry

The government of Australia's state of Queensland intends to give the go-ahead to the development of a commercial shale oil industry, Natural Resources Minister Andrew Crips said earlier this week.
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Ohio steps up rules for safer disposal of Utica Shale drilling waste

Ohio is proposing stepping up the current regulations on handling waste with low levels of radiation from natural gas drilling in the Utica shale.
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