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US chemical processing industry off to promising start in 2013

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The U.S. chemical processing industry (CPI) experienced a promising start in 2013, with about $9 billion in projects funded and approved in the first quarter.
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Natural gas drillers flock to Georgia shale fields

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The state of Georgia might soon become home to the next large-scale shale gas field, as estimates suggest that there are trillions of cubic feet of natural gas buried underground.
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China takes first steps into shale gas development

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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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US looking to secure free trade deals with EU, Asia Pacific

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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

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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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Queensland to open up shale oil industry

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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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European power stations turn to coal

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While the United States is taking advantage of its shale gas production boom, countries across the Atlantic have responded with a sharp increase in burning of coal to fuel local utilities, despite EU regulations intended to reduce fossil fuels.
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Countries around the world consider fracking after US success

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Tempted by the U.S. shale gas revolution that could soon see that country top the charts in natural gas production, countries around the world are considering introducing the same technology, in the hope of achieving similar results.
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North America will become energy market leader by 2030, BP predicts

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According to BP, the next two decades will witness strong growth in production of gas and oil from unconventional sources, which will cause a significant change in global energy markets.
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US coal production at risk of losing battle with shale gas

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Coal consumption in the United States is going to fall by an estimated 14 percent between 2011 and 2017, as more power stations will be operating using cheap shale gas.
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