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Articles Tagged with ''shale gas''

US ethylene production grows in 2013

The U.S. petrochemical industry is continuing to leverage its competitive advantage, utilizing cheap ethane feedstock it has access to and taking advantage of the growing manufacturing sector.
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US company sues Quebec over fracking ban

U.S. mining company Lone Pine Resources Inc. is taking legal action against the government of Quebec for violating free trade rules by revoking fracking operation permits.
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French court to decide if fracking ban is unconstitutional

The ban on hydraulic fracturing as a method to extract natural gas and oil in France will come under review next month in a French court. Judges will have to decide if the ban is against the constitution, as oil and gas companies have claimed.
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Mexico aims to unlock its energy potential

Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto has once again confirmed his plans for reform in the Mexican energy sector that would ensure industry growth and would attract more international investors on the market.


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Dow Chemical announces new investments on US Gulf Coast

Dow said the new investments coupled with the company's current projects in the region are expected to generate earnings of approximately $2.5 billion.
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US economy benefits from drilling boom

Increased drilling operations in states like Pennsylvania, North Dakota and Arkansas have resulted in economic growth not just in the areas close to drilling sites but across the entire country.
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Australian mining giant targets US shale gas expansion

In a bid to capitalize on growing global demand for commodities, the world's largest miner plans an expansion of its U.S. shale oil and gas operations.
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US natural gas production set to increase despite low prices

A new analysis predicts that energy production from the Eagle Ford Shale in Texas will rise by 50 percent by the end of this year, reaching an average volume of 844,000 barrels per day.
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Shale gas leading to $72 billion in US chemical-industry investments, half-million jobs

Abundant shale gas has transformed America’s chemical industry from the world’s high-cost producer five years ago to among the world’s lowest-cost producers today. Thus, the United States enjoys a decisive advantage in the cost of producing basic petrochemicals.
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Energy experts see benefits of rail over pipe in crude transportation

While key projects for major pipelines are being considered, some energy experts claim that shipping crude by rail is a more flexible option whose advantages over pipelines should not be overlooked.
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